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  1. My 2008 One Board Furniture Build-Off Entry Part 1

    With under twenty some days until the deadline, i decided to begin documenting my contest entry! As of today, i am currently 80% complete with my entry. For those knot in the no: Article Describing the Contest && The Official Rules There are a lot of 'Firsts' in my story and it begins with...
  2. Mike's Musicans Stools (4)

    Mikes Music Stools a good friend asked if i could make him a set of bar stools, and once i showed him my shop stool, he wanted four! these took nearly as long to complete as my first two! this time around i have a considerable amount of finely tuned tools at my disposal, and the results...
  3. Elizabeth Pantry (Pie Cupboard)

    this is one of the longest projects i have ever worked on! it was torn apart a few times, more than half the lumber replaced, items added and removed. and finally stained to match the pub table in the same room. really called a pie cupboard, we plan to use it as a pantry in our kitchen. its...
  4. My 2008 One Board Furniture Build-Off Entry Part 2

    Well the cat is out of the bag! I am building a "Pub Table" from my hard maple stick! It is a type of 'occasional table' but mostly its a high-top table we plan to use in our kitchen! In this part i cut the table top and create the breadboard ends, i have never created a breadboard end before...
  5. My 2008 One Board Furniture Build-Off Entry Part 3

    The second new joinery technique i am using is biscuits, and because of the rules of this contest i am making my own from the very same hard maple board! In fact i cut strips off the stretcher boards specifically for creating my biscuits! I devised a simple and effective way to create biscuits...
  6. My 2008 One Board Furniture Build-Off Entry Part 4

    In this installment i finish flattening the top of my table by completing the breadboard ends and use yet another new joinery technique, dowels! But in staying true to the contest rules, i have to make my own dowels from the very same board! After gluing the middle section of the table top the...
  7. My 2008 One Board Furniture Build-Off Entry Part 5

    The legs of my table were sitting patiently on my workbench for a long time waiting for final dimensioning. I wanted them to look simple and be strong, and in the end i made them using blind mortises and couldn't be happier. The tenons were cut on my table saw, nibbled away and then hand filed...
  8. tool - low cost cyclone dust collector

    well if you wondered where i have been the past few months, this is the main reason! i have been working on my low cost cyclone shop dust collection system, and i am very happy to tell all of you that it works, and works WELL! a few months back i decided i wanted to make a dust collector, and...
  9. scrap wood - jointer's mallets

    having access to lots of scrap wood is a definite advantage for the frugal woodworker! with a little time, lots of elbow grease, and some sweat i was able to make these two beautiful jointer's mallets. i hand planed all the pieces, and cut them to size with my table saw. the heads are made of...
  10. cull pack projects - lumber rack #2

    this rack was needed for my growing sticker & recycled pallet collection! so i did it again and made it entirely from cull pack lumber! if you can't tell i have been harvesting lots of pallets, and have no good storage for this sized stick. i decided to make a double unit cantilever rack and it...
  11. My 2008 One Board Furniture Build-Off Entry Part 6

    i had hoped to make this an exciting post but the sad fact is that i am not a finalist in this years contest. i was up against some stiff competition, a few other real fine tables, some great chairs, and lots of other stuff including a working grandfather clock (which isn't quite furniture). I...
  12. Finishing
    About a week ago my family went to my Sister in Law's house to celebrate mine and my daughter's birthdays. I carried my chip carving tools and sat arround the swimming pool carving a plaque. This plaque is one that I carved on my river trip to the Cartecay River. However, the one that I carved...
  13. Blogs
    Updated Lumber Rack Projects !! I have moved.. and moved a considerable amount of WOOD! I have updated my lumber rack projects with new photos of the current racks. My new shop is the entire basement, and to say its bigger than my last basement shop is an understatement. I have four times the...
  14. Finishing
    I would like some advice on how to achieve a old timey antique finish on oak boards. Don't want it dark, but rather a lighter color that looks 100 plus years old. Any ideas, comments or suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks, Hoss
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