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Woodworking Bench #4: A Perfectly Flat Top

11-12-2009 06:12 AM by DocK16 | 14 comments »

Moving along with the woodworking bench. The previous blog showed the final glue up of the laminated top. even planing the sections before gluing didn’t lead to a perfectly flat top. So that leads to the 64 million dollar question, how do we get it flat. Since I don’t have 40 inch wide planer or sander I guess we’ll have to look at other options. One method is to cross plane it with a fore plane or jointer plane (a very long bench plane). As I don’t have a bench...

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My New Old Table Saw

07-12-2008 04:27 PM by EEngineer | 6 comments »

I have been woodworking for a while now. For years I used an old 8” craftsman saw. You can see a photo of it under my shop photos. I put a lot of wood through this saw and it always just worked – sometimes with a lot of effort. The fence system was always painful. I adjusted and fussed and played with it and it was never quite right. If you look closely at the picture, you can see the circular marks where I always clamped the far end of the fence with a C-clamp to keep it from...

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Wood Library - Bloodwood

05-02-2008 09:44 PM by leonmcd | 10 comments »

In my experience working with bloodwood I found the following… It is very hard (Janka 2900). Sometimes chips out with the router and is very difficult to hand sand in the nooks and cranies. I’ve recently heard that it “is HELL on scroll saw blades” too. It can be quite fragile when it gets thin. In order to make my heart cross, I had to create my own plywood by resawing my stock and gluing the two pieces back together with the grain at 90 degrees to give it th...

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Advanced photo editing made easy

06-09-2009 03:54 AM by Don Butler | 6 comments »

Editing photos has always been regarded as something best left to advanced geeks and professionals. It seems to me, though, that everybody with a camera, a computer and an Internet connection should be able to get some personal satisfaction from this “advanced” technique. It isn’t hard to do, but you will need to give it your attention, especially at first until you get some experience with it. Don’t let that bother you. You’ve learned to operate woodworking t...

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Electrolysis for Rust Removal and Plane Rehab Series #1: Stanley Block Plane

06-14-2009 06:27 AM by Sandking | 4 comments »

Well I was going to paint my medicine cabinet (see other blog) but it started raining. Instead I decided to try my hand at electrolysis (thanks to David here on Lumberjocks). I went up to the attic where I had some old planes I’ve collected that I would one day rehab. When I first started this hobby a few years ago I purchased some hand planes that were already rehabed to start with and then just picked rusted ones up as I found them. I thought I’d try my hand at taking somet...

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Ella's play kitchen set #1: Range and microwave

06-04-2009 11:36 PM by GCB | 1 comment »

After spending quite a while building out 1 1/2 bays of my 3 1/2 bay garage as a woodworking shop – this is actually a work in progress – I suppose it always will be—anyway – after spending a fair bit of time making a place to work and playing around with a few little projects I decided it was time to make something for my 3 yr old daughter, Ella.I made a somewhat crude toy range and microwave combo for her – the size is just right for her to use as she stands ...

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walnut dinning extention table #1: walnut dinning extention table

06-05-2009 06:08 PM by chaim | 1 comment »

This table took a lot of thought and really stretched my skills but now that I see the end I know I could do it again better and faster!Background: a customer came to me with the need for a huge extendable table he had some walnut lumber left over from the building of his house and wanted to know if I could take on the job!I said yes pending a design, he said “here’s the lumber and can you make it with a trestle base” After examining the size of the lumber and getting approximate ...

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Jellyfish Table #1: Sketchup Design

06-13-2009 12:42 AM by Blake | 13 comments »

A friend of mine has been telling me for a while that he had shown his parents my website and that they love my work and wanted me to make them something. Well they eventually contacted me and commissioned me to make a table for them. They bought a lamp from an artist named Brian Giambastiani, which looks like a Jellyfish. The head, which illuminates, is made of blown glass, and the tentacles are copper wire. It is about 40” tall. So my challenge was to build a table that ...

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Unknown Wood / Unknown Project #1: What am I going to be?

06-03-2009 08:23 AM by scrappy | 3 comments »

Here is a piece of wood I received from Rastus I am trying to decide what it is going to become. Does anyone have any suggestions? Pieces are about 4 inches long and 3 wide at the widest. Re-Sawed to 1/8 inch thick for inlay. Here are the pics I took of it before and after I sliced it for inlay. Is it going to be Hearts? or maybe Angel Wings? Or could it end up as a Butterfly? Here is what it looks like with a litle Mineral Spirits wiped on it. I just love this w...

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Walnut and Birch ply T.V. stand #1: Working on a T.V. stand

06-13-2009 03:16 AM by woodnut | 1 comment »

Hello guys its been awhile thought I would let you know what I’m up to. Well I’m not getting alot of commisioned stuff right now, so I have time now to do what the wife wants and that is a T.V. stand. The stand will be made with Walnut and I will use birch ply for the carcass, the stand will be a corner unit with some storage above and below the T.V. I have to say it really is more enjoyable to work on your own pieces, you can take all the liberties you want and not have to c...

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