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Cutting board build blog.

04-12-2010 04:10 PM by Sinister | 35 comments »

I recently uploaded pictures of a cutting board ( and several fellow LJs asked me to show how it was put together. Subsequently, Patron quickly deduced the process and wrote a nice blog showing the step by step process for how to achieve the pattern. I encourage anyone who is interested to take a look because he has some nice pictures outlining the process. I thought I would add a short amendment to his blog de...

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From board to bowl #1: 12" Scroll Saw Bowl Blank

01-21-2011 03:21 AM by SASmith | 20 comments »

This blog will show how I make a 12” bowl blank from 1 BF of lumber. Cut a 12”x12”x3/4” square and draw an X from corner to corner to find the middle. Using a compass draw a circle in the middle of the board the size you want the bottom of the bowl to be. In this case around 4”. Draw concentric circles spaced the thickness of the board (in this case 3/4”) Drill 1/8” holes at 45 degrees on the 4 inner circles to insert a scroll saw blad...

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Tips and Techiques #2: The Somewhat Invisible Hinge Tutorial

03-05-2015 03:49 AM by Jerry | 33 comments »

Okay, I was asked to post a how to for the, I guess I’ll start calling it “vanishing” hinge, since it’s not completely invisible. Anyway I struggled with posting this tutorial, because in this instance things went badly, but I think it’s just as important to publish the mistakes as the successes, because that way whoever reads this can see where the pitfalls are. So in the spirit of full disclosure, here goes. Okay, this tutorial is for 1/2” wood and dow...

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Quick and Dirty Easel

10-13-2012 08:05 PM by greg48 | 1 comment »

Actually, I’m finished with this little project, but I didn’t want to post it as such since it only took about 2 hours to complete and I am not going to “finish” it. Well anyway, I’m in charge of putting together a little charitable solicitation event that we do every year (25th this year!) and going through the supplies I came up with one poster easel short. Well, I figured that I can fix that! So I ripped up some 1 1/2” strips of leftover 1/2” ply...

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3d tumbling board #1: 3d tumbling board

02-08-2013 12:20 AM by Tag84 | 7 comments »

Hi guys This is a commision i’m working on from a client (unknown online person), and was wondering how much could you ask for these boards? Or for what amount did other LJ’s sell these labour intensive type of boards?This is my first one, thanks to DeGoose’s tutorial. It took 4 feet boards of walnut,maple and cherry.Size when finished will be 17.7’’ length x 12.6’’ wide x 3.9’’ highed.

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Jigs #1: Dancing the Cribbage Board Jig!

10-06-2012 11:05 PM by EWJSMITH | 5 comments »

Hi all, I was recently inspired to build some cribbage boards after seeing some really nice samples on this site as well as elsewhere on the web (and after taking up the game again and losing regularly to my wife :-). We currently use a crib board that I must have built almost 20 years ago using a scrap piece of pine door jamb, a felt tip sharpie pen for numbering and a drill press. But now that I have more experience at building ‘stuff’, I’d like to make some nice boards from some nice wo...

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Building a Thos. Moser Design New Gloucester Rocking Chair #3: Modeling a Seat Blank from Pine

10-29-2012 01:46 AM by DustyMark | 7 comments »

Necessity of a Model The seat blank is a critical piece of this rocking chair. All of the spindles and the legs attach directly to the seat. I made six bow-back chairs back in the mid-nineties and didn’t model the first seat blank. Unfortunately, I didn’t nail the design on the first attempt and chair number one is not as comfortable as the other five. I decided to take the time to model a seat blank for this rocking chair. Gluing Up the BlankI selected construction-grade 2×...

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