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  1. Makore Hogscraper Candlestick

    This is a candlestick I turned from makore. Makore is sometimes called African Cherry. Is is ok to turn but it is kind of soft like butternut. I learned a lesson while turning it. I am hypersensitive to the dust from it and darn near choked to death. It took a good 15 minutes to get my breath...
  2. Star Wars X-Wing fighter Bunkbed

    My little son had his 4 birthday and we want to renovate his room. We asked him what for a bed he want, he answered " Such a stacked bed, were i can slee up, with stairs and i will a lot of STAR WARS in my room!!!" Now it was to me to build such a bed for him. I know he loves the X-Wing...
  3. 45 degree miter sled

    I used a very simple design with this jig. There was very little time involved and it cuts 45s perfectly. It took a little thought trying to figure out how to get the fence dead on. I came up with a simple solution. I got the fence as close as possible with a combination square, then i...
  4. Woodworking Skill Share
    Got this hot tip email today about tusk tennons. I am wondering why the gap behind the wedge? I am sure LJ wil have an answer within the hour ;-)) Thanks, you guys are awesome ;-))
  5. Joinery
    Hi Lumberjocks! Total beginner here. I spent several hours today on an annoying issue which likely would've been a cakewalk for most of you, so seeking some assistance! I'm using crown to hide some wiring in a basement theater room. It's my first time doing crown and I did a passable job on...
  6. Joinery
    Hi folks, It's another end-grain cutting board post. I searched online for other such posts and found those helpful. I will add a picture once I can get access to the cutting board… I started with 8/4 hard maple 6.25" wide and 25" long. I ripped into 2 strips of 1-7/8" and 2 strips of 1"...
  7. Designing Woodworking Projects
    Hello, If a wooden seat frame is to be upholstered with leather, what should the gap be around this seat frame and the chair rails? I found different numbers in different sources, and was wondering what gap would work for upholstery leather which is about 1/16" thick. In Fine Woodworking No...
  8. Woodworking Skill Share
    Hi, folks. I'm building a wood laminate bow that also has v-splices. I recently sized the wooden components with hide and sinew glue. Before I sized the pieces, they all fit together perfectly, with no light shining through the joints when I held them to a light source. After sizing however, I...
  9. Blogs
    Scary Sharp Method so just like every other woodworker at one point (what's up with the other every other woodworkers is beyond me…) I was researching and learning about ways to sharpen my chisels, planes, and other blade tools in the shop. Since I am the weekend warrior at this point, and I...
  10. Blogs
    Finding nails in re-used wood [Legebla ankaŭ en Esperanto] When I first started collecting free wood from along the street, it occurred to me to protect my power tools by making sure as possible that all the nails were out of the boards. If memory serves, Norm Abram placed this idea in my...
  11. Woodworking Skill Share
    Here is a microwave shelf I made: And here are the miters a few months later in winter: I used dried wood (barnwood). I may remember the pieces for the miters being a hair too small or big, but working in the glue and clamping. Is it the wrong size wood miters, no biscuits, any...
  12. Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories
    So I googled around, and couldn't find the reason - thought maybe someone here might know: traditional workbenches have a tail vise, where the front jaw closes flush with the bench hole strip - but the end jaw is 2"-3" away from the table (breadboard) - why is that? whats the reason for that...
  13. Woodworking Skill Share
    I recently was able to bust out my new Leigh Dovetail Super 12 jig. I also added the router support because my Hitachi M12V weighs 11 pounds. I figured it was a worthwhile investment to save drawer parts. I set it up to do the one-pass, half-blind dovetails. It was pretty successful, and...
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