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  1. Cherry bowl and letter opener

    I like working with cherry. Here's a couple of things I've done lately. The indexing on the lathe came in real handy to make the blade on the opener. Once locked in place, I used a rasp to shape it, then a lot of sanding. It even works.
  2. sawhorse stand

    from shopnotes very handy
    jig
  3. Puppet Theater Improvement

    One of the teachers at our church's preschool asked if I could do something with a small puppet theater which was barely on this side of being an LBP (see bottom). I accepted the challenge. [Below] The first issue was the rod for the curtain. It simply rested on two dowels and was easily...
  4. Hope Chest one and only ever

    This was a Hope Chest project from #1 Removing the tree from a homesite in Sonoma, #2 Slabing the tree with an Alaskan Mill #2 Kiln drying the rough slabs #4 Resawing the rough slabs into 1 1/2" boards,#5 framing the individual panels with Fiddleback Walnut and cutting the dovetails...
  5. Spalted Pecan Bowl

    This is my first shot at turning something with an enclosed rim. I like this form a lot better, although it seems a good deal more difficult to turn. More practice I suppose. The blank was gorgeous. Half of it was heavily spalted, half still pecan's natural creamy orange. I'm still trying...
  6. My first go at a cutting board

    These are my first cutting boards which, unintentionally but conveniently, turned out to be a two-fer! These are made with Poplar, Oak, and Pine, but only because I didn't do my research very well. Haha. I suppose a few decorative pieces aren't so bad.
  7. Burlesque

    This was inspired by the 'Family' track 'Burlesque' and a memory of a fan dance I saw once in an old film. I made this box last August (2012), but I didn't like the result. I think the Pear section at the top is about 10 mm too high. So I put it away at the back of the box cabinet and forgot...
  8. Driftwood Horse bust

    Hello Lj's Summer flew by hope you all got to make a bunch of saw dust. Here is another piece my lady and finished up, it turned out to be a pretty strong piece. I have a few more newbies to share pretty soon. Thanks Jeffro www.facebook.com/jeffrouitto www.jeffrouitto.com @jeffro_art for...
  9. Lumberjocks: Useful even in the bathroom

    So I have caught a bit of that "don't buy a new one, I can fix it bug." Stephanie decided to paint the bathroom. She took off all the hanging fixtures, including the toilet paper roll hanger and repainted them too. Unfortunately, she left them outside on a rock, and when I drove home in the...
  10. Snowflake Blanket Chest

    This snowflake theme has been created by a patina on a copper panel. Alder and walnut are the woods. The chest has some very nice geometry going on… 6 rotations and 6 symmetries in the figure superimposed on a circle on the front that produces 6 arcs. Complementary, diametrically opposed...
  11. Handy easy make tool to straighten 2x4's

    I am not the originator, but I plan to put everything I do here to show a progression. Takes a couple of minutes to make from scrap 2×4's. No measuring needed…obviously. I would assume you could make a modified version of this for any size board that is smaller. I would think a 4×4 will be too...
  12. Awl and Marking Knife Swap

    I made this boxed set for the LJ marking knife and awl swap. The wood is spalted maple that I stabilized and turned. The ferrules are copper tubing. The steel for the awl started out in life as a spade bit and the blade of the marking knife is from a piece of O1 tool steel I had laying...
  13. Another Valet Box

    Another of my favourite design. This one is made from rippled sucamore and bloodwood, with a blackwood handle. Joints are hald blind dovetails made using the Incra jig. Dimensions are 9" x 6" x 3 1/4". Lining is a brown suedette fabric glued to the box bottom before assembly.
  14. Custom Threshold Transition Ramp

    I made this variable-pitch transition ramp from douglas fir framing lumber and 1/2" baltic birch plywood. The floor sags in both directions from 7/8" at it's highest point, down to 2 1/8" at its lowest point. I made a series of triangles of different sizes to match the shape of the floor. See...
  15. Woodworking Skill Share
    I have a set of Carb-Tech (China) Forstner bits I bought many years ago. They have worked OK (punched holes in wood) for what I have needed except that the grind is such that they clog almost immediately, especially the smaller ones. I'll stop and clean out the 1/4" bit two or three times...
  16. Finishing
    In finishing up my table from a reclaimed bowling alley lane, I cracked the edge in one seam. Basically I stupidly screwed in a screw in that seam, so it's now cracked but there is a screw in it so it's not something I can just squeeze back together. I put wood putty on the underside of it in...
  17. Finishing
    Alright, here's the situation. I've built countless cornholes but have always used poly to finish. I decided to try lacquer in a ram Hplv gun with a regulator on it. Now my environment isn't super controlled right now, but on the first two coats I got bad orange peel. I thinned the lacquer to...
  18. Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories
    My compressor motor lost its key, and the pulley that was attached chewed up the shaft and keyway pretty good. The keyway is beyond filing and/or grinding. Other than that there is nothing wrong with the motor. Runs, is quiet, has maybe 10 hours on it max. The motor new is over $400.00 BUT...
  19. Woodworking Skill Share
    Hi all, I have cut out a set of rear chair legs/backs. (the tall parts on the right are what I'm referring to) I used a template and a top bearing template bit in my router table to trim to them to size and get them all symmetrical. It turned out fairly well, except there are a few areas that I...
  20. Finishing
    I am working on my first true cabinet project. Everything was going well till I went to install the drawers and the drawers (birch plywood) are 1/16" too wide for the cabinet opening after the drawer slides are installed. Question is, how best do I solve this? My thought is to modify the face...
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