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  1. Not so successful bench

    I just thought I would post this project in response to a blog about inviting criticisms of our piece ( What did you say about my project??? ) and my suggestion that perhaps we ought to post some of less than ideal projects so we can discuss things that didn't work , mistakes and their recovery...
  2. Tiny Walnut and Steel Side Table

    My wife needed a small side table, just big enough to hold an iPad or Kindle and a glass of milk. It had to be narrow, because it's in the family room's main flow of traffic. She had a very clear idea of what she wanted: something very minimal with a pretty wood top, metal legs, and an open...
  3. Colored Pencil Ring

    I turned a ring from a box of colored pencils. 12 pencils glued into a blank an then turned on the lathe. Thanks for looking!
  4. First box--a definite trial

    This was my second foray into woodworking after attempting a basic tray a little less than a year prior, and what started my new obsession. With limited access to tools, being that I was just starting, this is orange box store poplar and some walnut dowels in the corners, and I can't forget the...
  5. Fix it or trash it?

    I learned a lesson this week. It takes no longer to work with good wood than it does to work with flawed wood. I had a piece of what I thought was nice walnut. After assembly and during sanding I realized it was brittle. There are several spots where the wood chipped out while being sanded...
  6. Fire wood??? maybe not

    This 11" triangle started out as a 14" by 16" award frame (1 of 20)I made for the volenteers at a theater. I don't remember what went wrrong in the first place, it end up in my burn box. Just one of those projects that is never going to work right. I cut down and reglued it twice. Then some how...
  7. The Square Box #summerofboxes

    So, things don't always go to plan. This box was supposed to be beautiful sheets of plywood, nice and smooth, with vibrant hardwood edges all the way around, and finally with a nice tight, but not too tight, slip fit lid. Instead, I now have a mostly square shaped box of orange ply with sanded...
  8. Small Chest of Drawers

    This is a small chest of drawers of 3/4"pine, with 3/8"cedar and 3/4" pine drawers. The drawers are through dovetailed front and back, and have cedar beveled-block handles. The top and base of this piece are rebate joined and nailed through the top (three per side). Supports for the top and...
  9. Vase turned with glass insert

    This was a mistake that worked out ok. I cut circles of cherry of difference sizes then drill 2 inch holes so I could insert the glass tube after finishing. I greased up the glass so the glue would not stick to the glas then glued up the rings over the glass tube. After the glue dried the...
  10. Triple bunk beds

    11" x 20" x 25" high, mapel with 1/8" luaun plywood, and Rust-Oleum spray white gloss enamel finish. 20" doll bunk beds, 3 high, I'v never seen a triple bunk before but I guess with dolls you can do anything -lol- I built these for the father of the girls that I built the doll closet / case for...
  11. Canes

    Canes hold a special place in my heart. I was on one for some time when the sins of my youth and the abuses of later years caught up to me. I've long since stopped the abuses, fixed some damage and got myself into much better shape so I no longer require one. However, I still like seeing a...
  12. My first box 2x4 box.

    Here it is. This was a scrap piece of 2×4 lumber found in the back of the shed, left over from something…... After ripping it to 1/4 inch in several directions on my table saw, I ended up with three pieces to glue together for the top and three for the bottom, as well as four pieces for the...
  13. A study of self-induced missteps. Set of drawers with an open shelf.

    Way back in 2014…. Somewhere after lopping off the tip of my left thumb and just about the time I tore the conjoined tendon of my hamstring off the base of the pelvic bone and quite a bit before I had two parathyroid glands pulled from my throat, a good friend and client asked about building a...
  14. Shoe rack

    This is my first really worthwhile project. For years I've been struggling with motivation, not because I don't want to make things, but because I have the perfectionist's curse and don't have the skills to live up to my expectations. However, I decided that I needed a shoe rack and that it...
  15. The 43,568th Roubo Workbench here on Lumberjocks

    If I received a dollar for every mistake I made with this workbench, I would have enough money to pay Christopher Schwartz, Norm Abrams, David Marks and Roy Underhill to make a work bench for me to choose from :) Of course, no one really pays you for your mistakes, so read on ….. The workbench...
  16. 1st Project - Hand Tools Jewellery Box

    Hia, I've caught the woodworking bug and wanted to try out a few concepts I have read about. I just completed a jewellery box for my 3 year old daughter. Apart from my cordless drill to help me round the feet, I used only (cheap) hand tools…by necessity. The box is 12mm maple. I cut the...
  17. Coyotewood Saucer

    This is a Coyotewood saucer that started out as a 11in bowl. Then I had a catch and it was a 10" plate. Oh, hell another catch now it's a saucer. Thats what I get for trying to get the edge to thin. But if you don't try you will never learn. You can't be scared of it. If you mess up you try...
  18. Site Help and Suggestions
    If you can post pictures directly from you own computer, hard drive, when you do a REVIEW why can't you post the same way in a blog instead of going thru "PhotoBucket" which is a royal PITA?
  19. Woodworking Skill Share
    Router lift dropped and ruined a stile that was matched to the other three stiles in a project. Made a new stile from another board. .015 too thin after milling. Grrr. Made a new stile, but fed wrong end briefly when doing the joinery: Going to punt and not make the stile again. Patched...
  20. Blogs
    Today I actually cut some wood... I've been a "collector" of power tools for some time now…usually every year with my bonus I would go out and get a tool…first came my Delta Contractors Saw. With a saw like that, I told my wife, I can build you great things… The next year it was my Delta 14"...
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