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Blog series by patron updated 06-15-2013 12:51 AM 5 parts 25088 reads 172 comments total


07-15-2012 03:59 AM by patron | 55 comments »

i been back to the shop more recentlymaking some giftsand in the process of making some accents for themthought you might like to know how to do it this is the ready parts to be used for thatand how i made them i start by selecting the woods that have some contrast to each otherand are different than the background they will be inall the same size and with double tape on both ends(make them wider and thicker than the finished partor the processes will eat up your wood) laying them on...

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Part 2: wavy wood build in small scale

10-28-2012 02:30 AM by patron | 32 comments »

from my recent project post it seems many like the ‘wavy’ design the most here is how it evolvedi started out with a piece of melamineand drew a line across itand divided it into equal partsand with a can big enough to give it a smooth curve alternating back and forth took it to the bandsaw and cut it there i made some strips with my ‘thin strip’ guide(1/8”x3/4”)on the table sawand put one maple and one imbu...

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Part 3: horizontal curve top box

11-18-2012 11:47 PM by patron | 22 comments »

for this box here for dark woodstape the edgeto see the pencil line bandsaw on one sidethen parallel that on the other(just one side for the bottom) router a rabbet on the inside edges(i used a 1/4” set back bit) top and bottomready for the sides the sides in placeand a rabbet to glue to the ends were rabbeted into the front and backand their tops beveled to matchthe sides first cut shorterand the rabbet cut downso it flows with the front and back curvefor a design...

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Part 4: framing tips for shop and house wall builds

06-06-2013 05:50 PM by patron | 30 comments »

while building my new shop wall and a spray boothit occurred to me that many here might get some helpor inspiration in the construction side of woodworking that shop expansion or bathroom addition for instance as construction has been my trade for going on 50 years now(shop and cabinet and furniture came later)here are some things you might find usefulwhen planning and building these things this is not a time/life how too bookbut what i have learned and seen doneas the quickest and b...

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Part 5: easy utility doors - this one insulated

06-15-2013 12:51 AM by patron | 33 comments »

thought some of you might like to know a simple way to make utility doorsfor closets or sheds (or whatever)like these i made for the new spray booth i am buildingfrom straight 2×4’s and some 7/16” OSB (wafferwood) as the booth is not enclosed by the ongoing shop build yeti need it to be insulated toofrom summer heat and winter coldso i put 1 1/2” of sheet insulation in between two OSB panels(whatever you might have will work tooespecially if they only have one panel)...

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