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making the wobble chess board

03-15-2015 05:57 PM by Jim Sellers | 7 comments »

For anyone interested in how the board was formed. the pictures of the jig tells most of the story.I sanded the tops one by one with an abrasive wheel. If I had to do it again I wouldn’t do any sanding til I had the whole board glued up. Even though I had the tops pretty smooth, after it was glued up, I still had to sand again to make sure the seams and corners were all flushed up. I made a couple of sanding discs out of a plywood disc and different grit paper which actually worked much...

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Teardrop Travel Trailer #1: Buying an RV is not for this Lumber Jock, I will build one!

10-03-2011 01:39 AM by Wes Grimes | 8 comments »

How about a retro teardrop travel trailer big enough for a queen size bed, AC, TV and exterior kitchen galley?Don’t ask me how much time and money I have spent on this. It is a sore subject in the house ;)Or when it will be finished already…

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Tips for Building a Freestyle End Grain Cutting Board

11-12-2013 05:04 PM by JL7 | 23 comments »

Lately I’ve been building some end grain boards that don’t follow the “traditional” convention of the repeating pattern from one end to the other. Examples: I call them Freestyle boards. I put together a video that shows some cutting and gluing tips: I really don’t have a lot of detail photos of some of the more complex blocks but I will share what I have so far: These are some of the shapes: The diamond shapes were inspire...

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The Building of the Bulge....

08-11-2013 08:53 PM by JL7 | 28 comments »

Awhile back I built on of the “bulge” cutting boards that was inspired by Scott’s post: Here was my original post: I’ve been planning for awhile to build another and wanted to try a little different technique. And there is a silent auction coming up next week for my Sister’s battle with cancer, so this will be part of that. Here is the current board (on the left) along with the original: What I learned building the second one, is that the...

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Wing Boxes- A mini Tutorial

10-07-2012 05:44 PM by Andy | 18 comments »

I dont have time to write a lengthy tutorial but I do have a few photos and will write a word or two to help you get started. This style of box was first made by me using plans from the October 1997 American Woodworker and authored by Dave Freedman. I made a rectangle box about 12” long x 5 1/2” wide x 2 1/2” tall.I used miters for all the corners instead of butt joints as he shows. Nothing wrong with butt joints, they are what I used in the “Palm boxes ” t...

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Wood Lathe Router Guide #1: Wood Lathe Router Guide

09-12-2012 03:36 AM by Jim Jakosh | 17 comments »

I’ll take you through the steps I used to build my router guide for my wood lathe. It is essentially a box with adjustable sides and top which has a slot to guide the router bushing. It is made from 5/8” plywood, clear Lexan, Steel and aluminum.I started with a 11.5×11.5 bottom and cut rabbets on both sides on the table saw and made a cut out for the tail stock. The sides were glued in place held square by a couple scrap blocks. They had T nuts installed for the adjustment ...

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Easy. Elegant Wooden Box Hinge #1: I could kick myself

06-23-2011 07:26 AM by shipwright | 61 comments »

A few months ago I spent many many hours trying to perfectly align a set of “box joint hinges” for my project ” A Little Cabinetree” After I finally got them working I installed them on the edges of the MDF sides and doors and then veneered over the whole works. The only good part was that there were enough left over prototype parts that I could make a hinge for my next project from the cast-offs Then this week I was making a tea box for a friend and when...

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Mike & Mads cutting gauge (blog) #1: Making the cutting gauge I (Tutorial)

03-12-2011 03:50 PM by mafe | 16 comments »

Mike & Mads cutting gauge (blog)A gift to a wonderful friend. Before I start the blog I want to share with you why this blog ever came to life and the gauges were made. The truth is I did not need another gauge, I have several, and I just recently finished a panel gauge also. Here on LJ I have meet many wonderful persons, and some I consider personal friends even I never had the joy of meeting them life. Each person for his or her qualities, and for a consistent dialog. One of...

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Mike & Mads cutting gauge (blog) #2: Making the cutting gauge II (Tutorial)

03-12-2011 08:39 PM by mafe | 18 comments »

Mike & Mads cutting gauge (blog)A gift to a wonderful friend. This is the second part, so for you who step in here, please go back to the beginning: http://lumberjocks.com/mafe/blog/21939 So off we go – part to!Are you ready Mike? Here is the updated sketch book drawing, so you remember where we were, and where we are going (it’s not always possible for me to do just that). Figuring out where the rod for the knurled bolt shall be.I choose a little up front, since...

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Lisa's Jewelry Cabinet - Part 2

04-30-2012 03:01 AM by William | 16 comments »

When we left off in Part 1, I had drawers gluing up.To hang the drawers in the cabinet, I used the sliding dovetail jig on the Stumpy Nubs dovetail machine and cut slots. However, I didn’t use a dovetail bit. I used a straight bit. The clamping feature on the machine just gave me a convenient way to cut them safely.Then I cut and glued some strips inside the cabinet for those slots to ride on.This took careful measurement. I wanted to leave a sixteenth of an inch clearance between each ...

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