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  1. Woodworking Skill Share
    I'm sharing the techniques I use for difficult wood repairs. How to you patch wood on curves? How do you match wood filler? How do you refit joinery that broke? Welcome to my workshop and enjoy the show. Poll question after you watch the video - what did you learn most?
  2. Journal Reviving a Ryobi 40V Battery

    I have a Ryobi 40v chain saw that has seen only occasional use. When it was new, the 4ah battery that came with it seemed to give me 30 to 60 minutes of use per charge depending upon how intense the cuts were. Continual cross cuts would give me about an hour, sometimes more, while ripping...
  3. Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories
    So my 3 amp, 5” disc orbital sander quit on me today. I popped the top cover off (3 screws) and checked the switch, and connections. Found one of the two brushes had crumbled apart. The brushes are simple. You just pull the metal connectors off and then slide the brush out of the top by pulling...
  4. Blogs
    Here's a video I made to teach how to repair outdoor furniture and what glues to use. Outdoor furniture takes a lot of punishment and it's built differently than indoor furniture. I've included 10 tips as well. What are your thoughts or questions? I hope you find this helpful.
  5. French 4lb Canon Restoration

    The first resident cannon the Monmouth Battlefield State Park Museum, this reproduction French four-pounder was donated through the Friends of Monmouth in dire need of attention. Artisans Artisans replaced the rotted cannon trails and reinforced the axle. The wheels and hubs remained intact and...
  6. Panama Hat Crown Block Restored Restoration Fixed Repaired with New Sculpted Tipper Top Press Making

    This project is a restoration of a Panama Hat Crown Block and the mating Top Tipper that I made new. ------------------- Project Story: I have been making a lot of Hat Maker's Tools, especially since the economy went down and the bigger flashy furniture commissions became few and far between...
  7. chair repair

    Windsor chair repair, turned and replaced a leg,back rung, and lower stretcher with poplar
  8. Finished Workbench

    Just finished up my workbench Finally finished my workbench this weekend. Wagon Vise (Veritas Shoulder Vise Screw) on the right end, Wilton on the left, and a 7"x8"x1/2" A36 Steel Anvil Plate inset. The front working section is 12" deep 6' long. The back is 10"x6' Undercarriage is Red Cedar...
  9. Cane Repair

    The handle got broken off of this cane that belongs to a friend o mine. I drilled out the old piece that was broken (thnks to a very helpful LJ), and while turning the ball/handle, I turned a tenon to fit the drilled hole. It is a piece of Maple, and stained with Generals Candlelight wood stain...
  10. Restoration - "Rockaway" Rocking Chair

    A few weeks back, some friends told me about a treasured rocking chair that someone had tipped a bit too far back. One of the rockers split right where the rear post connects. This is, of course, the point of most when rocking backwards, so I worried it would be a difficult repair. It was...
  11. Handsaw Handle Repair

    I have a Disston D8 that was needing to get restored and put back to use. This saw took the normal work, clean the blade and sharpen, but when it came to the handle I found myself holding back on replacing the handle due to a broken horn. The D8 handles are different than others due to no slot...
  12. kitchen utensil set + coffee scoops

    soft maple on the utensil set. Done most of the shaping with arbortech ball gouge and turbo plane. Coffee scoops are walnut and purpleheart.
  13. Compound Cut Butterfly

    This was a pattern for a compound cut that I bought from Sue Mae. I used a 2×2 in block of cedar board, and sprayed glue on the pattern and fastened it to the board. Then I cut one part of the pattern out and taped it back to together, and cut the other part of the pattern out on the other...
  14. Repair Chair Leg

    This was a friends chair I had to try to repair. He said just add a leg / "stick" to get a leg back on. So I look at the broken leg and started with a block of wood. A little thicker piece of wood then the old leg to help with it not get broken again. Then I start pulling about hundred staples...
  15. Pennsylvania Spice Boxes

    Hi All, I've been away for almost a year. Think I'll get back to the shop. My latest projects are a couple of Pennsylvania Spice Boxes and a simple 4 drawer jewelry box. I don't remember the inspiration for the spice boxes. I believe one is a Steve Latta project from an issue of "Fine...
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  16. Box with EOD badge

    This is my first comissioned project, it was a direct result of the Memorial project and I also used it as a test to check my costs as the first box I made took forever to get right. I tried a few new things with this box. First I laser cut the badge for inlay, this while easier may not be...
  17. Kids' Rocking Chair - Repair.

    We've had a couple of kids' rocking chairs for many years now. Technically, they were supposed to be teddy bear rocking chairs, but somehow the kids refused to accept that. They were originally put together with small nails, which-as you can imagine-more or less utterly failed to hold them...
  18. Cutting Board with Attitude

    Since moving to Old Fort, NC we have been having a ball making candles, building furniture, making wreaths, painting, and generally having a real good time as a pair of retired folks. Over the past several months we have been showing and selling some of our stuff at a monthly "Arts Mart" held...
  19. wall shelf

    i built this wall shelf for a friend. she loved it and a few days later called and asked if she brought me a piece of mirror if icould make a frame for it out of similar wood i said ok . so she brings me a mirror she had cut 36×36 well the shelf is 34 …. lol i made the frame and took the mirror...
  20. Butterfly box

    Hi All This was a specially made small batch of five boxes, commissioned by the Designyard in Dublin, for one of their clients. They liked our Oak Furnace trinket boxes that are on display at the gallery, and wanted to incorporate a butterfly theme, so what could be more fitting for butterfly...
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