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  1. Cedar Gate

    Finally a project that wasn't something for the shop. My wife insisted that a shed be placed to where she could not see it. Which meant on the side of our house where there was no access. So we had to put an opening in the wall and put a gate in. The gate is made form inland, western red cedar...
  2. Garden or Resort Adiorndack Chairs

    These are the finished Garden Resort Adirondack Chairs that I was wondering what finish to use on. They are constructed of 100 year old Heart Redwood that was reclaimed from old Union Pacific Railroad tunnels. The timbers were 12" x 12" x 16' long. On one of the chairs legs you can see where...
  3. Hammer Handle

    This Hammer handle was a piece of red oak saved from the firewood pile. The hammer head was given to me by Dad, he said that it was my grandfathers, as was the spokeshave. I used the spoke shave to whittle the wood down to size and shape. I coated the handle with 4 coats of Minwax Spar Urethane...
  4. Adirondack Chairs

    My bother and I just finished making four adirondack chairs. Two for him and two for me. Plans: Veritas® "Adirondack Plus" Chair & Footstool Plan, ordered from Lee Valley. Wood: Cypress, Northwest Lumber, Indianapolis, IN Screws: Self-Drilling Wood Screws, Stainless Steel, Flat Head, Square...
  5. More cedar and pine dovetailed bicycle baskets+ new branding iron.

    Similar to my other posts this time with pine and slightly different colors of cedar. These are CNC cut and assembled using titebond 3. The crate is fully joined using asymmetrical dovetails and rabbets and dados for the bottom. I debated weather to float the bottom to allow for expansion and...
  6. Wedding Card Box

    My niece asked me to make her a wedding card box for her wedding in June 2013 and this is the result The dimensions and style were based on a box I seen at Hobby Lobby, with a few additions I implemented To personalized it, I scrolled the doves and heart as well as the her new last name out...
  7. Woodworking Skill Share
    What size dowel do you folks use for turning bottle stoppers using regular tapered corks. TKS Dudley
  8. Wood & Lumber
    I have a bunch of 20' t&g 5/4 ipe boards that i would like to turn into door jambs… I've been reading about various glues, but maybe somebody here knows what the latest and greatest glue is to use for ipe which gets the best results… i was thinking gorilla wood glue? but can i do better? I was...
  9. Finishing
    I have a friend that obtained 2 pieces of yellow pine tree trunk that she wants to use as tables by her fire pit. She knows they won't last forever but wants to put some kind of sealant on the end grain so they'll last longer. Any ideas? She's open to paint, oil, spar varnish, etc. Thanks in...
  10. Blogs
    "Workin' Wood at Haiku" Workin' Wood at Haiku ....the last snow-flake falls, box of wood splays my beauty, pedals blow grace-full…. --by flp From where I'm coming from….it's all-ready written in the wood…. Thank you. GODSPEED, Frank RusticWoodArt [email protected]
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  11. Blogs
    Refinish my Shaker Table Top My Shaker Hall Table that I had placed against the wall in the kitchen became a final resting spot for some items. The ones that caused the problem was a Sheave of Wheat which had been died dark brown., a fish bowl, a wicker basket that had honey and syrup placed in...
  12. Blogs
    Spanish Cedar Gate I've been making some gates for my house. Here's a link to a project I posted a earlier. Here's the drawing. the gate is roughly 6 ft tall and 4 1/2 ft wide. So it is a rather large gate. While the back gates, made from inland red cedar, came out fine, I wanted a more...
  13. Finishing
    Hello everyone, I am having trouble finishing a Koa coffee table top. I will tell you what I did and let you know where the problems started. Sanded from grits 60 to 80 to 150 to 220 then applied penofin interior penetrating oil (wiped on, let sit 15-20, remover excess/wipe off). Then I let...
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