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  1. Dinosaur Puzzle / Diorama

    This is another Christmas present for a grandson. The plans are from Wood Magazine. I changed the plan and added a box underneath the puzzle base to store the pieces - empty the pieces out, replace the lid, turn it over and put the pieces together on the top. A great way to ship and store it. I...
  2. Barra Signs

    Here are a couple of signs I made for Gracie Barra. If you are unfamilier with what that is, it is a school for Brazillian Jiu Jitsu. The signs are made in maple. The Black sign was routed out using a template. The red sign was hand carved. The Taz is also hand carved and is attached...
  3. Toys for the Christmas Bureau

    Here a few simple tool boxes my friend Don and I made for the local Christmas Bureau. Mostly from what we had around the shop. Even the paint was what was available. Took us a few hours on Wednesday night to cut all the parts. Painted the sides separately from the main structure to get good...
  4. Dust Collector (this thing is great)

    Hey LJ's, I just had to share this with you guys. I've been in need of a dust collector for a while but just don't have the money or space for one of those big units. I've been using a 3 hp shop vac but it's getting to much dust in the filter. So I searched around and found one online similar to...
    jig
  5. Free standing baby gate/barrier

    After recently having a baby boy I had completed most of the baby proofing stuff people normally do but I had a couple other challenges there were not simple solutions to. One of them was the fact that I have an aquarium and some cat food bowls that needed to be kept separate from the baby...
  6. Oak Sofa Table

    So what do you do with some extra pieces of wood in the shop? You make a sofa table. This one is out of Red Oak and finished off with a dark walnut oil and 3 coats of clear shellac. The top also has a coat of quick dry Poly and a couple of coats of wax applied to it. It was a fun project and...
  7. Swedish Birch Serving Spoon

    Hello my friends! My next spoon related blog will include some very vital lessons learned regarding grain and form. For me, no matter how much I think I have learned the well is never dry of additional information. This is a longer Birch server that I finished over the weekend. I left the...
  8. Nothing Says Christmas Like A Siege Weapon

    My sons have been asking for a trebuchet for a long time. When I saw this project by William, I decided that it was the one. I like the idea that it is a dedicated TENNIS BALL trebuchet. That means that we should not be flinging eggs, tomatoes, chickens, the cat… We will see. The trebuchet...
  9. On lathe buffer

    I wish I had thought of it. This is in the Oct 2012 Wood magazine, a tip from Tony Finlay from South Penrith, NSW, Australia. Thanks, Tony.!! Great idea using paint rollers as buffing pads. He used a dowel between centers, I turned a taper to be held in a chuck and cone live center. Everything...
  10. Mallet

    I finally got my lathe set back up after rearranging the shop so I made my first attempt at a mallet to get a "wood chip fix", I had no real dimension to go by so i just winged it. it weight is a little over a 1 LB. I think I want to make another that weights a little less as well. the wood is...
  11. Excalibur Murphy Bed | Custom

    This a Murphy bed that was completed on 10-31-2007. It is our Excalibur style, which has become one of the more favorite style. It was built form Alder wood, which has also become very popular. The flute molding on the sides are what make this a very attractive Murphy bed. This fluted...
  12. Hanging pot rack

    I made this from 5/4 red oak. It is a plan from WWMM. I like the way it turned out.
  13. Exhibit A for why I'll NEVER...

    Try to stain hard maple again! I got a commission piece from a former colleague who wanted a table made to look like one I had done before. After seeing her house, getting the measurements, and talking options, we had a plan. But then the type of wood changed. To maple. With a stain. Not a...
  14. Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories
    Hi all I have a quick question regarding Bosch Random Orbit Sander (ROS) and the Mirka sandpaper discs. I read a while back, and I cannot find the review now, that someone had a problem between a Bosch ROS and Mirka discs. The problem that they were having was hook was not lasting on the Bosch...
  15. Finishing
    Hi guys, I've always avoided French polishing, as I tried it once a while ago, with zero success. Now I have a project where it could come in handy, so I've decided to bite the bullet and figure out how it's done. Hopefully you guys can help. These are the steps I've taken so far: 1. Sanded the...
  16. Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories
    What a weekend… the weekend before last I turned a a little 4×4x2 bowl out of some unknown wood. It was my first and it was VERY successful. surprised even me. So I go out and I buy 25 6×6x3 exotic and domestic bowl blanks and one round 7" figured maple bowl blank. every piece of this was...
  17. Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories
    For a while ive been trying new projects and ideias and in a few of them its required to drill steel. However when I try to drill nothing hapens and after a while the tip is ruined, has this hapened to anyone?? I ve been using carbon steel, and bought from a hardware shop, I doubt it has been...
  18. Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories
    I've been considering joining the forum for a while, and when I ran into some issues using my band saw I figured I'd seek out some expert advice from the community. About a year back I purchased an old Craftsman 12" band saw (model number 113.243311) from a guy locally. It was his dad's, who...
  19. Finishing
    http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i272/tegracer877/IMG_20171009_182610599_zpsabtvnjep.jpg[/IMG[/URL]] http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i272/tegracer877/IMG_20171009_182556937_zpsbr2nkdqy.jpg[/IMG[/URL]] Im pretty new to finishing and Ive never seen this before, this is the second coat, even...
  20. Woodworking Skill Share
    So quick background…. I have a reliant midi beginner lathe, a midi 14" t. h. witherby turning set and some mini hss detail tools. I post a couple of times when I began and got some really good advice. As well I turned A LOT and got some good advice there as well. the thing is I still wanted to...
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