Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'skill'

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Hi I would like to introduce myself

03-18-2021 11:55 AM by MarvelWoods | 7 comments »

Hi I would like to introduce myself. I am excited to join this forum. Besides my “about me” section of my profile I would like to see how of help to anyone who may be interested in the exotic woods that I have. As well as any questions that may arise about wood preparation. I own a top of the line vacuum wood kiln that was developed by Den Socling from PCS Vacuum Kilns. This has given much information about what it takes to dry wood in a heavily controlled environment and so forth. Don’t h...

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Dimensioning Lumber

02-01-2021 06:41 PM by 18wheelznwood | 13 comments »

One of my goals in improving my woodworking skills was to be able to purchase inexpensive rough lumber and mill it down to my desired needs. So, I bought a Dewalt 735 thickness planer and a Delta 6” Benchtop jointer to help do this. After many YouTube videos on this particular subject I felt it was time to try my hand at it. My nearby Rockler store had a nice selection of rough maple boards on sale so I picked out a nice looking one and boy was it rough. Not a square edge or corner to be foun...

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Old Projects #15: Bathroom Medicine Chest

01-26-2021 11:57 PM by Madmark2 | 1 comment »

One of life’s little peeves is fumbling in the dark for an aspirin or other item at night in the bathroom. This medicine chest is split into his & hers sections, each with an automatic LED lamp and clear shelves to keep you from brushing with Brylcreme! His & Hers lighted medicine chest. 1/2” × 3-1/2” S4S oak was used from the local (over priced) big box store. Each door was made with a captive metal insert. I chose this pattern & color, but many variations are a...

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Woodsmith CNC Thoughts #1: Lithophane Exploration

01-04-2021 09:01 PM by Mike_190930 | 5 comments »

Well, since this project is technically not wood, I am posting it here under a blog entry. Lithophane is a technique that dates to pre-photographic days. An image was carved into a translucent piece of material, for example china ceramic, or soapstone, or onyx. Today you might choose corian. Thicker parts of the carving correspond to darker areas of the image, and thinner areas to lighter parts of the image. When back lit, the image appears as a black and white (aka grey scale) image. ...

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Learn from the Failure of Others - a Powerful Learning Tool

12-12-2020 05:23 PM by WoodshopTherapy | 0 comments »

For regular viewers, you understand how I share woodworking tips and trick in our videos. This is a video dedicated to learning from failed furniture repairs. We all learn from making mistakes, but what if you could skip that step? See four different furniture repairs that failed and why as a faster way of learning. Let me know what you think! Link to Video—>

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Resaving a Oak on a Rikon Model 10-324TG

11-25-2020 09:56 PM by nutmegger13 | 6 comments »

Looking for some advise….I have a 2 inch thick black oak slab. It is 22 inches wide. It is 40 inches long. I am making a table top, 3/4 inch thick. It has to be 30 inches wide. I was planning on resawing the board on my Rikon 14 inch bandsaw into 2 one inch thick boards and planing them down to 3/4 inch. My dilemma, is do I cut the 22 inch wide board in half yielding 2 pieces 10 inches wide for resawing? Or should I cut the board into 3, 7 inch boards for resawing? I don&...

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Japanese woodworking in Taiwan #3: Dovetail/阿里榫/蟻掛ari #joinery #carpentry

11-21-2020 05:17 AM by HANN | 6 comments »

Taiwanese woodworking is like half blood from Japanese and Chinese, so it comes to be a little different. Hope you enjoy it.Part 3 Dovetail/阿里榫/蟻掛ari

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Japanese woodworking in Taiwan #2: Stepped goose neck splice/鎌継 #joinery #carpentry

11-14-2020 05:12 AM by HANN | 4 comments »

This is Japanese Joint in Taiwan. I want to show you how it really work in the work place in my video. Hope you like it.Part 2 Stepped goose neck splice/鎌継

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Square your miter gauge - the best method!

10-15-2020 01:25 PM by jamsomito | 1 comment »

I was struggling to get my miter gauge square. Tried to the miter slot, to the blade, but I could never get it quote right no matter how much attention I gave to the process. Then I came across this method demonstrated by Garage Woodworks: I didn’t even use a dial indicator – don’t even own one. I just clamped something with a point perpendicular to my fence. The idea is simple – hold a square on your miter gauge and move it...

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Opinion: Budget resaw - Get a 1 HP 14 inch saw

10-13-2020 12:12 AM by Richard | 1 comment »

If you want to resaw, spend $400 and get a 1 HP saw. Resist the temptation to “save” $115 by “trying” a 1/3 HP saw. (Prices in effect Oct 2020) Resawing is the cutting of boards into even thinner boards, or at the limits into cuts thin enough to use for veneers. If you’re looking to start resawing, you’re going to need a band saw, and if your budget is tight, you don’t have a lot of options. I’ve tried two inexpensive floorstanding saws: a 10 inch Wen saw (3962; $28...

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