The Woodshop Shed

adventures in woodworking and home maintenance, from my shop in an oversized backyard shed

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Longworth Chuck

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This jig helps you easily reverse your work for base turning. Properly finished bowls never reveal how the turner mounted them. However, traditional methods for reversing a bowl to turn the base involve a lot of fuss and bother. …Source

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Thickness hand plane (post)

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Thickness hand plane (post)Thickness hand plane
from old classic wood plane.The other day, when I were going though the planes, I found the one that became THE FASTEST PLANE IN THE WORLD and then this one, I simply can't remember from where I got any of them, but they were there on one of the shelves with wooden planes and both of them were full of soul, but had some issues.This one needed love, but had plenty of life in it, so it got a new purpose, from smoother to thickness plane.This post is from the blog: https://www.lumberjocks.com/mafe/blog/132472
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1. Thickness hand plane.
2. Making the sides.
3. Simple wing nut and washer.
4. It works!
5. A sole with soul.
6. Smiles.

Hope it can be to some inspiration, or even some old planes, that find a new purpose in their life.Best thoughts,MaFe



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"PURSE TABLE"

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"PURSE TABLE"DW asked if I could make her a table to sit her purse on. It would be smallish as the AZ home is tiny. So I said yes and off to the lumber store I went.Table top is 17” x 15” with the lower level 13” x 12”. It is 29.5” tall. The “Purse Table” name came during one of my shop Orientation Training evenings near the end of it one of the new shop members asked what I was working on? I answered a Purse Table.Never have done a floating top table before so started thinking and sketching.Tapered legs and M/T joint for the aprons were in the evolving drawings. Made a tapering jig for the legs, easy-peezy, had some 1/2” birch plywood long enough and some extra pine left over from making a test tapered leg. Tapered all legs on the two outside faces. Mortises on the square inside face. Had to cut the mortises prior to the tapers.Made the legs and aprons from cherry, top from walnut, cherry and a center strip of maple (had maple on hand).Lower level is walnut and cherry.First time attempting to use Tung oil finish. I like it but is a labor of love. Both levels have 5 coats on them but think I am not done yet, maybe 2 more. I used Waterlox Original Sealer/Finish.A couple of things I would change. I have 1.75” from the top of the table legs to the bottom of the table top, would cut that down at least one half inch. For some strange reason thought the supports for the floating top would hide better if black. So I stained them black. Not so good, so next year when we get back to AZ will veneer them with 1/8” cherry or other light wood.Last thing I would change is trying to sand out a table saw blade burn mark that came about on the last tapered leg and tapering sled got off a straight path near the end of the cut. Before I knew it there is a slight bow in the leg, now designated to the back side of the table.We leave for the great PNW in the next week or two so may take more pics and add in the commentary later if the finish gets completed.



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Venetian-blind Vise Spacer

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Venetian blinds purchased from a home center come in a variety of standard sizes. They are cut to the correct width by the retailer, but to adjust the height you remove a number of the slats at home. If you're …Source

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Tenon jig

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Tenon jigI made the tenon jig for the Tablesaw using plans from shopnotes magazine. I used Baltic Birch plywood and oak. I just made it to have something to do because building jigs and fixtures is an addiction. I already had the hardware so time is all I have invested. The plans call for a micro adjuster I just didn't want spend 20+ dollars for one.



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Precision and Power in a Handheld Grinder

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You can tell when you're holding a good tool in your hands. The way it feels, the way it responds, the way it does everything you ask it to. There's another dimension to a good tool, though: how the manufacturer …Source

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1933 firetruck

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1933 firetruck33 seagrave firetruck, body is bloodwood, fenders and frame are cherry stained with Sadona Red stain. I was amazed at the color match. Even maple parts such as seat base and lights turned out pretty well. Stained cherry is a lot lower cost than Bloodwood! I turned the bell on a pen mandrel. Seat is real leather. I based some parts from photos. Wheels are painted with brass tacks. Thanks for looking.



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Walnut & Alumininininium Bevel Gauge - #ToolsOfAutumn

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Walnut & Alumininininium Bevel Gauge - #ToolsOfAutumnMy skill up journey continues! I've tried hard to spend dedicated time over the past year on joinery, sharpening, dovetailing, boxmaking, and now, I'm having a lot of fun in my current phase, tool making!I made myself a bevel gauge out of Walnut and aluminium. I think it came out great.
I didn't use a thorough plan for this one, just basically looked at my cheap plastic bevel gauge and tried to copy components. I was going to reuse the steel blade from the cheap one, but decided that making something from scratch would be good practice for me as well. I'm glad I did that, I think it looks great with the thick silver blade as well. I have a “no-talk, just build”, video on my channel if you're interested: https://youtu.be/HRP3v9YfkGsOnce I put this together and put finish on it, I decided I really didn't like that the bolt head stuck out a little, so I filed and sanded it down. That did make it look much better, however I think the steel filings and dust reacted with the oil finish, and ended up staining the makers mark I had installed. I might drill that out and put a new one in, but overall, still really happy with it.edit: Should mention, the main photo is a photoshop job. I only made one bevel gauge, but wanted to show it open and closed in the one photo.



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Woodworking in America: Richie Robinson

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We're interviewing makers from all 50 states. Today we're featuring Richie Robinson, a grad student from Hawaii. How did you get started woodworking? Who were your mentors? I can't recall exactly how I got started though from an early age …Source

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Cherry inlay in bamboo pattern

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Cherry inlay in bamboo patternThis is the bottom panel for a cherry piano bench I am building. I was about to glue up the sub assembly, but thought the poplar was just too plain, and I had some thin cherry strips left over from dimensioning the blanks a couple weeks ago. I use an 1/8” down spiral bit to try and avoid fuzz, and it worked great. After hand routing everything I epoxied the pieces in and then smoothed it all down with a hand plane. Haven't sanded anything yet, the plane and scraper did a great job, but I think I will, then finish it before glueing it into the assembly.It will be installed in the lower frame so the inlay can be seen from underneath the piano bench.here's a link to a video of the process.https://youtu.be/GX80bk5cdxw



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The leftover bowl

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The leftover bowlThis was a leftover piece of Boxelder from a different bowl I made. It is 9x3 finished in General Finishes bowl finish.



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Display case

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Display caseA friend of mine asked me if I could make him a display case for his ball makers. His has a bunch of ball makers from several golf courses around the world. He is a retired local golf pro. Naturally I said yes and looked through my left overs and salvaged pallets to come up with this sliding plexiglass faced display box. Just about all the wood is salvaged pallets or simple scrap wood. Dimensions 13” X 16” and 2 1/2” deep. The left overs basically dictated the best useful size. The plexi just slides off to one side. The base is just 1/8” masonite
Happy to help out a friend who is not so able any more



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Circular-Saw Depth Gauge

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Setting the depth-of-cut on my circular saw was awkward at best before I made this handy gauge.It's just a thick block of wood with 1/4″ wide slots cut at precise, incremental depths. I made the slots on the table …Source

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Building the Maker Workstation Base

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One Workstation. Two Bases to Choose From The Maker Workstation Overview Building The Top Building The Base When designing the maker workstation, a goal was to make sure the top would work on different kinds of bases, sawhorses, …Source

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play kitchen sink cabinet

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play kitchen sink cabinetfirst of 3 pieces for the play kitchen. basic dimensions are 18”w x 24”t x 16”dmostly built using 1/2” birch plywood along with 1-by carolina white pinethe “farmhouse sink” is plywood, painted with fantastic rustoleum titanium silver metallic paint (everyone thinks it's real stainless steel lol)mini euro hinges and frameless inset doorseach handle and the towel rack are made with a 5/8 piece of dowel and spray painted copper elbow fittings :)the best part is the lighting! found a cool online store in colorado and they specialize in led lighting for dollhouses and model trains. there are 4 leds mounted inside the cabinet, and a tiny motion sensor mounted behind the sink. the power can be supplied by 2 aa batteries screwed to the cabinet back, or (depending on what the parents want) directly to an outlet with a usb cable (they can even plug the cable into a portable power bank).in case anyone's looking for tiny lights, check out https://evandesigns.com/



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Bass Guitar and Case I made for my uncle

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Bass Guitar and Case I made for my uncle My uncle helped me in college back in 2004 and I never forgot it. He has played in a band for over 30 years and he's a lefty bassist. I decided that he needed a custom bass that matched his personality and so I went down the 3 month long road of building him this bass. It was a fun learning process and some of it nerve racking. He was thrilled when he finally saw it and it's his main bass he gigs with now.I used Walnut, Curly Maple, Ambrosia Maple and Birdseye Maple on the guitar. I used Alder that I stained with Walnut coloring for the case and all stainless steel hardware.



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Set 'Em Up, Knock 'Em Down

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Tool: Sawhorse Supports Shop Now  Manufacturer: Rockler MSRP: $17.99 An extra work surface is always handy in the shop. We've all thrown a large piece of plywood down on a couple of sawhorses when we need a temporary bench, …Source

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Musings on a cobbled-together spring lathe

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Musings on a cobbled-together spring latheFirst, I should acknowledge that I have access to not one but two lathes in my garage. One is my 1960s ShopSmith which was given to me by a neighbor cleaning out her garage (and currently motor-less and needing substantial work). I have done most of my turning on that machine and like to use it as a lathe.But, as I said, it currently is out of service AND it was too short. I recently restored a spindle lathe (gifted to me from a friend of friend from his side yard, rusted and broken) and it works but I still need to address the gearing [spins way to fast] and it again is too short.The real problem is that I had gone to the shop of that friend of a friend and used his full sized JET because I was turning a 3 inch dowel to make a wooden screw. My ShopSmith was on the fritz and I didn't have the spindle lathe yet. I turned a dowel on his lathe at the max length. I then brought it home and made the screw.This is ultimately going to be an end vise on my new bench. But as I was designing my bench I realized it was WAY too long. I needed to trim it down, but I also needed to do so in a manner that I could identify the center. The best way to do that is to part it on a lathe… but it didn't fit on the spindle lathe.I have watched a number of builds of spring pole lathes, both with an actual pole and with bungee cords. I figured that I could cobble one together to part off the screw. I ran to Harbor Freight and picked up bungees and nylon cord. I had an off-cut of 2×6 and several off-cuts of 2×4. I made two uprights and cut a tenon approximately a third of the diameter about 2 long. I spaced out the screw on the 2×6 and made a through mortise that I could slide the uprights in with about an 8th of an inch clearance and extra space in front so I could drive a wedge from underneath to secure it.Here's where the learning comes in: I initially just used pin nails, cut of the head and used the nail itself as a drill to make a hole to put them in… they bent very quickly. So then I used a thicker nail, which worked better but ultimately failed as well. Then I nailed through the support which worked long enough for me to do what I needed with the lathe. If I were to do this again, I would use a 1/4 + screw or bolt (hopefully with coarse threading) and sharpen the end to a point. For repeated spindles of the same length this setup would work fine but it is obviously not adjustable by more than a few 8ths of an inch. I also needed a cutout for the cord to pass through so it wouldn't fray. I quickly realized I needed a rest and quickly through one together.This was a single use tool (it cost $13, but I have a bungee cord and a bunch of cord left). Left a bit to be desired, but it worked.Oh, and if it isn't obvious, it is ni my vise on my old bench. I wouldn't move the tool rest with this setup, I would move the whole lathe.



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My Most Requested Pattern....

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My Most Requested Pattern.......in my experience, anyway. Construction is a very good test of hand-to-eye coordination. Walnut and cherry. 9” x 11”.



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Crazy, Man, Crazy

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Crazy, Man, CrazyA format that relied on my recollection of basic geometric theorems. A generous 11.5” x 14.5” footprint with a neat, clean juice groove. Almost random proportions of maple, walnut, cherry, purpleheart, padauk.



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We Hardly Knew Ye....

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We Hardly Knew Ye....This board went in no time at all. 11” by 14” from the usual blend of maple, cherry, walnut, purpleheart, and padauk.



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Restored Breadboard

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Restored Breadboard The same lady who brought me the oak table, which fell out of a truck during moving and which I repaired and posted on my project pages, brought me a tea cart to repair, a different breadboard and this breadboard.The tea cart needed complete disassembly and re-gluing. Someone had done the usual “I'll just squirt a bit of wood glue in the gaps” thing, so, as expected, it failed again. Too, some of the joints were badly split and would have failed, catastrophically, in time, taking the glass top with it.The breadboard was a quick cakewalk. The tea cart required vacuuming epoxy into joints, drilling holes to get epoxy in, filling miss-drilled holes and so on. In the end, there was nothing a bit of paint couldn't camouflage.I passed on this one because of the complications of repairing the nasty crack in the end grain teak.To start, the only teak I thought I had was only 3/4” thick and about four inches wide, so I would have had to joint pieces to make larger end grain blocks to hide the repair as best I could.Once done, with the other projects, I changed my mind. I'm still not sure why. I guess that translates to, “[o]kay, I'll fix it, but I have no idea of how I'll approach the repair.”As to the “how” approach, my new Narex chisels arrived the day after the owner dropped the board off. I guess I took that to be a sign [from the wood gods]. Taking this thing to the tablesaw would have meant straight lines and no need for a chisel, except at the ends of the cuts, but the bandsaw would be another story.To try to keep the patches from being too obvious, I opted to use the bandsaw, to make the cuts as close to the cracks as reasonably possible, and to try to maintain the shift pattern of the blocks when glued up.In the end, it was a bit like assembling a thick puzzle. Each piece had to be cut to the rough size of the slot it would be filling, then sanded to fit.I could only do a couple pieces at a time. Too, I opted for epoxy for the filling properties that would overcome my limited talent at sizing and squaring.Once the pieces were sized, all contact surfaces had to be cleaned with lacquer thinner before the epoxy was applied.When everything was in place and the glue cured, I got to justify the carving set I bought a while back, for the process of shaping in the grease grove to the rest of the board.This all brings me to the last photo, for which I apologize. I've been slathering the mineral oil on to the raw wood and letting it soak in as it will.P.S. I don't even want to know how old the gunk was deep inside the cracks.



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Walnut Napkin Holder

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Walnut Napkin HolderThe lovely wife requested a napkin holder. I used a cheap Chinese version as an example, but it had screwed butt joints, which ruins the appearance underneath. In a hand tool class at Port Townsend, my favorite joint was a wedged through tenon. I made this mortise with my bench top mortiser. Not a perfect fit, as you can see, but it feels nice and solid, and makes the bottom more interesting. The accent woods are maple and mahogany. The mahogany came from scraps left in my wife's childhood home. I sanded to 400 grit and gave it a single coat of tung oil. It holds 6.5” paper napkins which stick out a bit, but are fully supported by the bottom. I will try to add a picture below. This project was one of those that seemed to flow together. I feel like doing more of these.



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Bandsawish Box

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Bandsawish BoxMade on the bandsaw out of walnut and spalted tamarind.



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1904 Seth Thomas Clock Reconstruction

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1904 Seth Thomas Clock ReconstructionThis may not qualify as a legitimate project but I'll post it for the sake of clock lovers like me. I bought this 1904 Seth Thomas School/Store clock locally for a mere $65, with the understanding that it was a 50/50 shot at rebuilding a working clock. (You can check them out on-site to a satisfactory degree if you know what to look for) As my second attempt at bringing a clock back to both cosmetic and mechanical life, the thrill is in the chase.On this one, though, a complete deconstruction was undertaken to both repair and reconstruct the case and clean/lube the movement. To keep it period accurate, I even bought some hide glue at Woodcraft to honor this respected name brand. Thankfully, there was only a small amount of damage that could not be reconditioned, and it was located on the bottom which is not normally visible. I saved all the original nails to reuse in the buildup.As a veneered clock, no sanding is advised, so I relied on Mineral Spirits to clean off the surfaces, which turned out to be in very good shape. All the 'joints' required sanding off the old hide glue to get them to fit together well. I won't give myself high marks for craftsmanship on this since you have little chance of achieving perfection at this point. The little 'drop' door was literally in pieces and other gaps moved me to pull it all apart and do a reconstruct, fixing anything else that needed attention.The movement was cleaned in ultrasonic solution, minus the machine, and brought it back into working condition. The metal face plate had been warped from rough handling and responded to manual rebending to a flat enough shape to mount well into its bezel. The glass door was in excellent shape and needed nothing.'Finish' was nothing more than Dark Walnut Restor-A-Finish, which adds little color but fills in wherever scratches and bare wood areas are exposed. It adds enough of a varnish finish to provide a completed appearance, and when rubbed down a bit looks rather original if you don't put on too many coats. A generous application of Howards citrus/beeswax polish finished it off.I managed to finish it in two weeks with intermittent attention waiting on glue to dry, etc. Listening to it tick-tock each day is a grand reward when you succeed.



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Cutting Board and Coaster Set

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Cutting Board and Coaster SetHello All,
I somehow missed the obligatory making of cutting boards previously in my woodworking exploits, so I decided that now was the time. I wanted to make a gift for my daughter and her husband, and had a request from my wife (gotta pay attention to those!), so off I went. This was also a good time to show some appreciation to my awesome neighbors, so I ended up building 6 boards in all. I used the 2 designs in the photos made from walnut, hard maple, alder, and sapele. I won't elaborate on these unless asked since you all have probably seen similar boards before. I will say that between the inlays, handles, and juice grooves I learned some worthwhile skills to use in the future.I wanted something more than just a cutting board for my daughter, so I made a matching set of coasters with a holder. The holder was the most elaborate part of the build, because I wanted to use a small walnut cutoff from a previous project with nice grain that was not quite big enough for the 4 coasters. Since I didn't want to reduce the size of the coasters, I added a maple accent on each corner to give me the length I needed. I ended up liking this better than a plain beveled corner because of the nice contrast. I routed grooves in each piece of maple, as well as the ends of the walnut panels, and added a spline for strength. The openings in the holder were cut roughly on the table saw, and then cleaned up using a simple MDF router guide with a flush trim bit.Thanks for viewing!



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Blanket/Cedar chest

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Blanket/Cedar chestMy son got married in October and he and the new DIL requested a blanket/cedar chest as a wedding gift. I got the project started in December and finished in February. Wasn't rushing to get it done and was surprised it took about 85 hours to finish. Seems like a lot more work that two 40 hour weeks.The plans were found in Woodsmith magazine, Volume 25, Issue 145. It was labeled as a blanket chest and I added eastern red cedar to the walls and floors of the main compartment and the two drawers to make it a “cedar” chest.
I've built lots of different things but this was probably the one that combined more past techniques and a few new ones than any project I've done before. Spent a small fortune on good quality router bits to make the different molding profiles.
The couple wanted the finished product with a cherry stain. I picked birch ply and solid wood and stained it with ZAR cherry stain. It came out looking just like the photo of the project in Woodsmith.The back of the chest is plain so it can fit up against a wall or the foot of the bed. The bracket feet were fun and one of those new things I learned. Another thing I've never done is use a brown Sharpie pen to color the wood in the recess around the lid to create a shadow line. It worked out well and adds a very nice detail.I removed the cluttered shop background in a couple of the photos due to excess distraction from the main event. I hope you enjoy the final product.



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My Benchtop Shop

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My shop is in a single car garage bay that occupies approximately 10ft x 20ft (~3m x 6m). I designed my layout to be mover-friendly, while preventing many of the limitations that often come with working in a small space.…Source

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Instant Rosewood

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I like to use purpleheart pen blanks because they're less expensive than other exotic hardwoods. Recently, I stumbled on a cool trick. I discovered that I could cause the wood to overheat and turn dark by using the back side …Source

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Extreme Block Planes

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Tool: Nx60 Shop Now  and DX60 Shop Now  Manufacturer: Lee Valley MSRP: $209+ These low-angle block planes from Lee Valley are beautiful marriages of fine art and sound engineering. Under each shiny, streamlined exterior lies a very …Source

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Ship's wheel cup rack and challenge coin display

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Ship's wheel cup rack and challenge coin displayA friend picked up a ship's wheel at a yard sale and gifted it to me. This will be one of the items I've made to donate for a fund raising auction at my upcoming ship reunion.



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Epoxy inlay wall hanging

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Epoxy inlay wall hangingThis is an epoxy/wood inlay vertical wall hanging made for a condo in Hawaii. It's walnut, with all inlays cut by Shaper Origin. Wood (maple) and epoxy inlay combinations, including some double inlays. Added some small, traditional engravings of Polynesian spear points and shark teeth symbols to the top and bottom of the piece. A half inch cove cut all the way along the side edges for some depth, but it doesn't show much in the images. Finished with Odie's oil.



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Inlay Wall Hanging project

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Inlay Wall Hanging projectThis is an epoxy inlay project for a wall hanging piece I made. Cherry, Walnut strips and Maple stripes make up the panel.The inlay pockets were cut with a Shaper Origin, than back filled with various colors of epoxy. Sanded up to 320g to get the epoxy to show well, then I back sanded the wood as well as I could to 220g.Danish oil to add some depth. I used the cherry tinted oil on the Cherry wood and Natural color oil on the Maple and Walnut.Then shellac, then several coats of lacquer and hand buffed.



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Protect Your Chisel and Gouge Edges With Heat Shrink Tubing

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While most newly-purchased chisels are supplied together with their integral guard, any vintage tool, mortise chisels, corner chisels, and all gouges do not come with such protection. A few years ago I wrote about a technique to protect the edges …Source

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Big Bad Board

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Big Bad BoardI took very seriously the advice proffered in this forum and created a 1.25” thick cutting board instead of a 0.75” thickness common to all my earlier efforts. Walnut, cherry, maple; 10” x 13”. I'm generally happy with this one, but there's a related drama unfolding in another LJ forum: https://www.lumberjocks.com/topics/314383



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Boxelder bowl

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Boxelder bowlThis has been a long time coming. I actually cut this chunk I off the stump so it took a couple weeks to dry after I rough turned it. It is the largest bowl I've turned 12-1/2x3. It is finished with general finishes bowl finish. I think it turned out quite nice.Also on the bottom you see the brand my wife bought for me. I really like it.



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Dovetail Starter Notches

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Christopher Schwarz once demonstrated a time-honored trick for hand-cutting tenon shoulders. After laying out the joint, he chiseled directly downward onto the shoulder cutline, then made a V-groove by tapping inward from the waste side. This created a channel to …Source

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Attaching Solid Wood Tabletops With Power Tools

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Methods that allow wood to move with the seasons. About a decade ago, I made a drop-leaf table for a book of projects. When it came time to mount the top, I just drilled pilot holes and drove cut …Source

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Too Delicate a Touch

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The hands are the tools that mean the most.Source

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Oak coffee table

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Oak coffee table This is part of my end table line I sell to furniture stores. New coffee table old one didn't have a drawer so I expect this one to sell better.Nuttin special, just a nice simple coffee table.



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Mylah's Toy Box

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Mylah's Toy BoxThe second great grand daughter, Mylah, is about to have her first birthday and needed a toy box for all her stuff so I got it done in time for April 30th. It is made of pine 1×8's that were biscuit joined. All the pine continued to move even after flattening on the big jointer at school so it had to be held in line when doing the lock miters on all the corners. The feather board did a good job of it! The bottom is 5/8” plywood from the dumpster that I got last week and it has 4 casters on the bottom. On this one I bought a soft close mechanism for the lid and it works super. Using lock miters is about the best way for one person to assemble this big of a box. It fit right together and was square right awayThe letters were cut in with the duplicator before the boards were biscuit joined.It is 36' wide, 18” deep and 19” high and finished with white semi gloss enamel and then sprayed with clear semi gloss enamel for a more durable finish and a more uniform gloss.Cheers, Jim



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Blackstone Side Table

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Blackstone Side TableSPECSTimeframe: 18-20 Apr 2021Wood Used: Reclaimed Pine, new spray paint (of course), reclaimed (salvaged from somewhere) pine table topGaloot Index: 5 on a 10 point scale. Material cut by machine (table saw and RAS). Smoothed and jointed w/ hand planes of all kinds. Dowels by M-F brace, smoothed with #9 mitre plane.Cost: $0 for wood, it was all salvage material. Attached a basked for S&P that came from Menards, $8 I think.NARRATIVEHello everyone!Did a short blog series on the building of this grill station that I won't repeat in depth here. Suffice to say Blackstone griddles have a ton of accessories that need storage space. Space also at a premium when food is coming on and off the griddle. So I needed a small table to work on and hold stuff when not cooking (that I'd put in a small tub, all on the back porch).Using another shop table for construction technique inspiration, I came up with the project above. All made of loblolly pine, with the base painted per My Charming and Beautiful Wife's suggestion.The bottom shelf will get a clear coat of some kind yet, but not today as it's snowing outside (!) I did enjoy the very quick build. And as always, thanks for looking.



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Building the Maker Workstation Top

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A Hybrid Construction Method that Imitates a CNC This the first of five online articles on building the Maker Workstation featured in the June 2021 issue of Popular Woodworking Magazine. This is an extended version of the print article …Source

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Easy Bolt Sawing

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Over the years, I've shortened a fair number of long bolts to some desired size rather than traipsing to the hardware store for just a few of the proper length. Unfortunately, I always encountered two problems with sawing bolts. The …Source

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Chesapeake Light Craft Wood Duck Double Kayak

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Chesapeake Light Craft Wood Duck Double KayakI built this kayak from a kit and heavily customized it. The 84” long cockpit makes it pick-up truck versatile. We use it many different ways to include:
1) Open cockpit solo
2) Open cockpit tandem
3) Closed deck solo on Lake Superior
4) Closed deck solo with dog cockpit on Lake Superior
5) Closed deck tandem on Lake Superior
6) Motorized fishing
7) Layout blind hunting for ducksFeatures include:
1) Electric bilge pump
2) Rudder
3) Hip braces
4) Layout duck hunting blind
5) Torqeedo Ultralight 1103AC Electric Motor
6) Creature Comfort seats
7) Custom spray decks
8) Dog cockpit
9) Fish finder
10) Fish cooler
11) Anchor Wizard system
12) Shallow water anchor pole
13) Anchor trolley
14) Rod holdersCheck out my blog Building the Swiss Army Knife of Small Boats...Wood Duck Double.



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Figured Walnut Flag Case

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Figured Walnut Flag CaseLast year my office lost their director to COVID. After a long wait I was approached to build a flag case for his family. The flag was flown on a test mission supporting a project he had previously managed and was a fitting tribute to all of his accomplishments and leadership along the way.The box was constructed from figured claro walnut with maple dovetails at the top for support. The top was constructed separate and attached with forged nails from Clouterie Rivierre (via Lee Valley). Profiles were made with a compass/ruler and cut with a scrollsaw. Finish was satin poly, brushed on thick enough to fill all the grain and sanded flat.



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Claro walnut lidded bowl (24)

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Claro walnut lidded bowl (24)Playing with shape on this one, I turned a few beads. Or flutes. The grain on the bottom of the lid turned out to be one sort of spectacular, and then the grain on the lid went a totally different direction, so I'm not sure they fit well together, but my sweetie likes the look of them, so there it is. Friction finish of BLO and shellac applied on the lathe. I turned away the tenon on the bottom before I completely finished the inside, so the inside doesn't look as nice as the outside.This claro walnut comes from Cook Woods so wet that I feel like I should be wearing a raincoat when I turn it, but it doesn't seem to check much as it dries out. Fun! Also, I had forgotten to smooth the inside of the lid before I turned the handle, and then didn't have a chuck to hold the handle, so I needed to order a set of 35mm jaws for my Nova chuck before I could finish the lid. Oh darn!About 4 inches diameter for the base, the lid was turned from a 6 inch square blank so I could get the overhang I wanted on he lid. The base is about 3.5 inches tall, and the lid is another 2 inches total, including the handle.



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Desk

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DeskBuilt this desk for my God Daughter. She had asked for metal legs, but I think I got the same effect using maple and painting them black. As usual, all the wood was salvaged and re purposed. It's been delivered and she's happy with it. Thanks for looking.



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If I had a hammer, well 50plus of them for Kindygym was the request

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If I had a hammer, well 50plus of them for Kindygym was the request If I had a hammer, well 50plus of them for Kindygym was the request.Yes, my beautiful wife requested 50plus little wooden toy hammers for Construction Day at KindygymEach hammer is 1 3/8 (35mm) square with a 5 (127mm) handle.
The hammer head is recycled Radiata Pine while the handles used to the dowels on a old Child's Playpen we found on a roadside cleanup.
I nearly went crazy with all the repeat work.
Two coats of gloss clear pressure pack can (shake&rattle)So there's a total of 57 for Construction Day at the Gymnastics Program of the Local Community Club Boys&Girls Club.



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Inlaid cutting board sized for a rack of ribs

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Inlaid cutting board sized for a rack of ribsJust finished up this board for my son's birthday. I was built using the process outlined by Justin on his project . He has a description of the build process at the end of the comments.The board is maple 1.25”x9”x21.75” with 1/4” inlays of cherry, walnut, and padauk. Each inlay is two layers 1/8” thick. The finish is a couple coats of Clarks Cutting Board Finish.A couple lessons learned:1. After cutting the channel with the router make 2 bandsaw cuts close to each side of the channel. The maple was somewhat brittle and tore out a bit cleaning up after a single bandsaw cut down the channel. Setting the bandsaw cut to leave less than a 1/16” on each side seemed to take care of that.2. The padauk was a bit oily. When I glued up the padauk inlay the glued gripped well between the padauk and the maple but was a complete failure between the two layers of padauk. I cleaned off the glue including a wet rag wipe down. I then dried the padauk and gave a good rub down with denatured alcohol. Clamped the glue up (with TiteBond III) over night. That left a solid result.I built this in about 11 hours over 4 days.I delivered it today as we had a barbeque at my son's. He immediately put it to work!



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Running horses

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Running horsesKathy wanted a picture of some horses.This is the picture she picked. I copied the design from a fellow marqueteer. I know the sun is actually in front of a few of the “clouds”, but just go with it.



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Gerstner Style Machinist's Chest

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Gerstner Style Machinist's ChestI wanted to purchase and restore a Gerstner style machinist's chest but used sticker shock caused me to rethink. As an alternative, I found plans and made this one. The plans were purchased online from The Woodsmith Shop. I bought the higher priced version which includes a set of drawings that runs 17 pages. Made from quartersawn white oak, the overall dimensions are 17 wide by 12-1/2 high by 8 deep. This version contains 7 drawers. The case bottom and sides are joined with box joints. The front and rear panels are made up of rails and stiles with raised panels. The lid is a frame joined by box joints with a rabbeted panel nailed on top of it.
When it came to the hardware I ran into a snag. The plans suggest MachinistChest.com as a source. Unfortunately, they are out of business. I was able to get most of the items from Rockler (hinges, latches and corner guards). The biggest problem was the drawer pulls. Five of the seven drawers are only 1-1/4 tall and all drawer fronts are only 3/8 thick. I could not find drawer pulls to match those specs. There is no space between the drawers and front panel so the pulls had to be flush. I ended up making custom wooden pulls. The exterior is finished with two coats of Sealcoat shellac and two coats of Waterlox satin finish. The drawers got three coats of aerosol shellac and three coats of Deft aerosol lacquer.
For now, this will hold small tools in my shop but I made it with my nearly 7-year-old grandson in mind. He has proven to be quite an artist. One day I will load this up with artist materials and pass it on to him.



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Small project using cutoffs

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Small project using cutoffsAfter finishing my last project, I had plenty of cutoffs, and as I've done prior, I offered to make my granddaughter some painting canvases. She wanted some, but this time she asked for more than just a rectangular frame with canvas stapled on, she asked if I could make it as prior, with the addition of a place for photograph in the center, and she will paint around it.
Off to the dollar store for a 4 X 6 frame to salvage the glass, then on to the shop. I made a sticking board some years ago, so I decided to use as many molding planes as possible, and use up the cutoffs.

The center photograph portion is removeable while painting the canvas, as is the frame.Delivered this today & she was happy with the design.Thanks for viewing.



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Lee Valley Knife Hinges

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by Matthew TeaguePage 16The first time I installed knife hinges I did so with an inexpensive pair, thinking it would be a good way to learn the process without wasting a lot of money on what is a notoriously finicky piece of hardware. Instead, I learned why quality knife hinges are worth every cent.Any play or wiggle in the hinge will show up in the swing of the door, and making adjustments after installation is difficult if not impossible. Knife hinges made of thin, stamped steel, with irregularities in the thickness of the leaves or imperfections in the action of the pivot, simply won't function as they should. You can't pay me enough to use cheap ones again.With that first set of knife hinges in mind, I was hesitant to try the new ones from Lee Valley. Once I got them in my hands, however, I was more hopeful. They have the weight and smooth action of quality hardware, and the brass versions are hard to distinguish from Brusso's (long the standard by which knife hinges are measured).Likewise, as far as installation goes, I recently installed a few pairs of Brusso hinges and wouldn't walk across the street for the difference. Like the Brusso line, the Lee Valley hinges are available in straight and offset orientations and in a wide range of sizes. You have your choice of either brass or stainless steel.And they're priced notably less than comparable hinges from Brusso, which means Lee Valley will likely become my first stop for knife hinges.If I have one complaint, it's that the Lee Valley hinges don't come with screws. It's not a huge problem with the brass hinges, but the stainless finish is akin in appearance to brushed nickel, so matching the screws is a challenge. While I love the look of the stainless versions, I wish Lee Valley provided matching screws.Web site: Lee ValleyPDF: Learn to install knife hinges:InstallKinfeHingesSource

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WorkSharp - "Wide Blade Table" with Leveling Adjustment

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WorkSharp - "Wide Blade Table" with Leveling AdjustmentWorksharp discontinued the “Wide Blade Attachment” years ago, but there are many work-arounds on the web. Stumpy Nubbs has a nice table with drawers and storage, but this one has leveling adjustments to insure the table is in a parallel plane with the disc. It also has the table on the left side which keeps the right side open for the knife sharpening attachment (which has also been discontinued but was purchased when they were available). Worksharp no longer sells the belts for the knife attachment but at least I have a spare set of those.I don't use my hand planes very often, but now that they are “scary sharp” or close to it they may come out of the drawer more often. One evening well spent putting this together.



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A Good, Affordable Sanding block

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One of the most mundane – but important- tools in our toolbox is a sanding block. We, and I include here my students in grades four to twelve, are using our sanding blocks during the last stages of completing our …Source

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WW2 Corsair F4U4

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WW2 Corsair F4U4Another part of my WW2 series. Up next Landing craft and Sherman maybe.



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The Maker Workstation

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A modern workbench system Project #2109 Skill Level: Beginner Time: 1 Week Cost: $400 Most workbenches come with a little history. This history is personal. My very first woodworking project was Tom Casper's clever and simple, “Workbench …Source

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Wedge Edge Vise

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I frequently need to clamp wood on edge to saw tenons or work the edge of a plank, but I don't have a traditional woodworking bench. While studying at the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding, I worked at a traditional …Source

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Unity Cross

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Unity CrossI saw this on Facebook and had to make one. Now I have made 3 to fulfil some requests. It is a bit more complicated than it looks with all the half lap joints, but I would consider this a wonderful skill builder if you want to, well… build your skill at half lap joints. It is also nice because you can make it by ripping down a 2×4 so with lumber prices the way they are it is a nice little inexpensive project.Side note, I stay on the FB group because I occasionally get a nice idea from it… buy they way people treat each other makes me really appreciate the LJ community.Best to all and stay well.



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Like a Swiss Army Knife

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Like a Swiss Army KnifeA new shop cabinet using Rockler's double hinges.



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Bandsaw Log Milling Table

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Bandsaw Log Milling TableIt's been 5 years since my last post. Some new career demands made continuing my woodworking hobby not practical…until I retired 1.5 years ago. I retired where my last career move took me, northern Illinois. My wife and I have a place out in the country on several acres that are heavily wooded. I'm surrounded by ash, walnut, black cherry, maple and hickory. It's taken me a year but I've created a new basement wood shop from all my old equipment that was in storage. This includes my Laguna 14/12 bandsaw. I've created a log milling setup for this bandsaw. Now I'm milling my own lumber. This is a really exciting new dimension to my hobby. This was a bit of an extemporaneous design. Several design changes as I began using the setup. Anyway, works like a charm now. I was inspired by several YouTube videos showing various approaches. The key elements of this thing, IMHO, are: the embedded roller balls on the top, the miter slot the length of the table for obvious reasons, the wheel/track setup on the front edge (pic above) to add stability to the moving sled AND prevent the sled from tipping when cutting a thick (8/4 plus) board that hangs over the inside edge of the table, the reinforced leg assemblies with extended length feet for table stability.
I'm a complete novice at this right now. My stash of logs I've accumulated over the last 4 years is 60% ash logs, around 12-20 inches in diameter. The rest is hickory, cherry and a little walnut. I've got a large box elder that blew over 2 years ago, about 30 diameter at chest height. I'll be cutting that trunk up later this year. My bandsaw can handle up to a 12 inch wide resaw. I splurged and bought the Laguna Resaw King blade. It ain't cheap!
All the ash logs I have came from felled trees that had been dead since 2009. Most ash trees succumbed to the Emerald Ash Bore beetle infestation at that time. So these logs are SOMEWHAT seasoned. However, as one of the pics shows, the freshly sliced up boards show 27% moisture. I have noticed that for 4/4 or 5/4 boards the moisture content has dropped to less than 10% in a manner of a few weeks. I'll have to research drying strategies for this new part of my hobby…..
The Sketchup model for this log milling table can be found here.



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New Facebook Page for Slab Table Builders

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New Facebook Page for Slab Table BuildersHi GuysLooking for new members for a new page I created, please sign on and add your photos!ThanksBobhttps://www.facebook.com/groups/3652323494836345



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My parents' urns

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My parents' urnsWhen Mom died unexpectedly at the age of 98 a few years ago, Dad asked me to make her urn. I sized it to fit the plastic case which the crematorium used.
Never having had a great deal of success with long ripped miters, I decided to use contrasting corner posts. I laminated a photo of Mom wearing her wedding gown for their 75th anniversary invitations the previous year to insert into a groove I cut into the front pillars.
The sides are made of maple, corner posts are from walnut, and the top is bass (or maybe poplar, I don't remember). The sentiment was printed using a laser printer and polycrylic.When Dad passed away late last year less than a month from his 103rd birthday, the family asked me to make his urn. I used the same design I had used for Mom's but used some sugar maple for the sides which Dad had cut for firewood a few years earlier. He thought it was too pretty to burn so he resawed it with his chainsaw and gave me a few pieces. I laminated two photosone from a couple years ago and one when he was much youngerjust 89. We ultimately used the much younger one.
I ended up resizing Dad's urn since it didn't fit into the waterproof container in which it was placed for burial. I was able to cut down the sides and bottom, but had to remake the top so the sentiment could be centered correctly.
It was a privilege and honor to be able to make my parents' urns. They were blessed with long lives which is an affirmation of the promise made in Scripture: Honor your father and motherwhich is the first commandment with a promiseso that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth. Ephesians 6:2-3 NIVL/W



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Shop-made Pinch Rods

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One of the most accurate approaches for checking a case or other assembly for square is to compare the inside diagonal measurements for equidistance. The easiest way to do this is using pinch rods - a pair of sticks clamped …Source

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Ford Hot Rod C Cab T-Bucket Van

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Ford Hot Rod C Cab T-Bucket VanFord Hot Rod C Cab T-Bucket VanAfter the fun of making a detailed Ford Hot Rod C Cab T-Bucket for myself I knew I needed to make a similar version for other children to play with.https://www.lumberjocks.com/projects/418923So I started again with the basic Van T-Bucket body though without the rear opening door and a less complicated drivers cabin, bench seat, button steering wheel and bead gear shifter.The engine took me nearly 4 hours on the original toy so this one was simplified, just radiator, blower and zombie pipes with a strip down the centre of the engine block.The wheels are shop bought as are the furniture button lights on the front and rear bumper bars..
i made the headlights and secured with a 1/4” bamboo skewer.The finish is my home made wipe-on-poly.The chassis is Spotted Gum, the engine is Merbau,the roof is American Oak, the drivers seat is Cyprus Pine, but I haven't a clue on the sides.This one has gone to the local shop.
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Simple Shaker Shelves

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Clear finish updates the look of this classic design. This modified Shaker design, downsized from a set of creamery shelves, is adapted from a Shaker Workshops catalog. To ensure our 34“-stock would not bow under the weight …Source

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Geometric Design

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Geometric DesignA beautiful Spring day here in NC, might as well be creative.Woods: Padauk, Maple and Mahogany.Backer board: Enameled hardboard.Finish: Gloss lacquer.Frame: Pine with Tung Oil finish.



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Clear Up Scuffed Blade Guards

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After years of use, I could hardly see through my table saw's guard. While at a car show, I heard that polish for renewing aluminum wheels also worked to clear up old headlight lensesso I tried it on my saw's …Source

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Tips For Using Shellac

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Make friends with this beautiful, versatile finish Recently I was asked to judge a woodworking show. One of the best pieces was a wonderfully constructed grandfather clock. Unfortunately, a quick brushing of polyurethane ruined the clock's appearance. The clock's creator …Source

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Practicing weave

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Practicing weave I have to do a better job at making the wood grain consistent. But this was another old attempt that I'm finishing up 9 years later



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Another Bowl of Grapes

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Another Bowl of GrapesA nice little piece of walnut and some scraps of Koa I brought back from Kaua'i led me down the path to anorther bowl with grapes. I also used the Koa to create a contrasting rim with some interest. The Koa has wonderful highlights and plays well with the walnut. The bowl is about 5.5 inches in diameter and 2 inches tall, with a foot covered in soft tan leather. The vines are oak and the grapes are koa plugs, cut from thin stock and inserted in three layers.



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Weave board

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Weave boardI made this board in 2012 but finally finished sanding it today. Here it is all oiled up



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Making an Adventure Chest with Shaper Origin and Workstation

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Sponsored by Shaper Tools. Cutting dovetails with Shaper Origin and Workstation is a very precise and adaptable process you can use on all kinds of casework, drawers, boxes and more. See how we built an Adventure Chest in the …Source

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Czeck Edge Carbide Birdcage Awl

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Tool: Carbide Birdcage Awl Shop Now  Manufacturer: Czeck Edge MSRP: $74 The first thing you notice when you grasp a Czeck Edge Hand Tool birdcage awl is how well it fits in the hand. The cocobolo handle is …Source

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River Dining table for a Craftsman Home

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River Dining table for a Craftsman HomeOak Table with a barrel vault base. River Table with Blue and Teal to match the owners color palette. Solid Oak with custom laminated arches.



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Making laundry fun???

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Making laundry fun???Made this laundry rack to help the Mrs. be able to hang laundry. When she's finished it folds back up against the wall out of the way.



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School desks

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School desksWhen this past year started I made new school desks for the kids. It has definitely been a trying time as I'm sure it has for everyone. Just used plywood and some poplar. Take care.



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Dining set

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Dining setI posted the table in January, finally finished some chairs and a bench. The bench has a floating top like the table. The chairs are cherry, curly maple and walnut with upholstered black leather seats. I made a few prototypes to figure out the angles and find out what was comfortable, then used the final prototype to make templates. The back legs and spindles were shaped with the templates and pattern router bits. The aprons and leg joints are mortise and tenon. The chairs are finished with three coats of Arm R Seal. I wanted six chairs so I cut parts for seven in case I messed up something. Everything worked out and I ended up with seven chairs. The upholstery was the hardest part, I'll get someone else to do that next time.



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Ford "C" Cab Flatbed Trucks

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Ford "C" Cab Flatbed Trucks Ford “C” Cab Flatbed Trucks I'm thrilled to say that I've had to make another couple of my trucks for the local shop.These are the ones that Dutchy did a plan for adding it to his website as a free download.https://dutchypatterns.com/links/https://www.lumberjocks.com/projects/417603While the plans are first class, but I'm just a toymaker and have as per usual personalized the build as I went.Couldn't have made the trucks without Handy's assistance, he keeps me focused.Just so pleased the shop sold the trucks and some lucky child has a good strong hand made wooden toy truck to play with, that's my real reward.



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Tablesaw Cross Cut Sled

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Tablesaw Cross Cut SledI decided to build a cross cut sled for my table saw. After watching numerous YouTube videos of crosscut sleds, I decided to build mine based on James King's ultimate crosscut sled. It is a beast, 36 wide and 27 deep with aluminum miter bar sliders. It utilizes removable zero clearance insert plates, 4 in total, 1/8, 1/4, 1/2 and 3/4 for dado sets. A set of Powertec T tracks and fence cap, a couple of Rockler hold downs and top it off with a KatzMoses stop block and I'm in business. I squared the fence using the 5 cut method with the final results shown in the last photo. It works great so far. Used it to square off and do the crosscuts for another end grain cutting board that I'm making.



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Pill Box

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Pill Box A couple boxes for daily pills and keep the cats safe. Walnut box with various wood veneers for marquetry lids. There seems to be a direct correlation between age and number of pills to take!



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Table Saw/Router Table Cart Modification

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Table Saw/Router Table Cart Modification Over the course of last year I have focused in on upgrading the table saw/router table cart. It all started whit the fence system. After shopping around an looking at the few options for fence upgrades I chose to go with the Vega U50 Table Saw Fence System, witch has a 50 inch rip capacity. This has made a big difference in ease of use and repeatability of this old Craftsman 113 saw. (Ironic that the fence cost 3 times as much as the saw lol) I would certainly recommend it to anyone looking a fence upgrade and the do make a 36” version if space is a concerned. Also one nice feature of the fence is the metal plates on it to attach the extension wing. That made the process straight forward and relatively simple, Just a top with some bracing for support.With that completed I turned my attention to the router table wing. Since I had to remove the original I decided that this was as good a time as any to splurge on a router lift. While the router plate I was using worked it left a lot to be desired and was had quite a bit of vibration in it when using large diameter router bits. So, I chose the JessEm Rout-R-Lift II witch is the least expensive lift I could find and as far as I can tell the main difference between it and other models is the top is made from 3/8” hard board instead of aluminum. Since I have been using it for about a year now I have been very pleased with it and would certainly recommend it to anyone else who like me can't justify paying for more expensive models. I then added the aluminum 3/4” miter bar channel witch has been a great modification for using jigs and such. I am still using the original fences I made for the router so I don't have to worry about tying up the Vega fence every time, but the Vega fence dose reach the router and works great with it. To turn the router on and off I added a generic paddle switch and wired an old 15' shop vac electrical cord to it, so it can be plugged in no matter where it is parked in the shop.With everything back in working order I turned my attention to an outfeed support wing. The Vega fence made this rather easy as I could attach a 2” X 4” board to the under side of the square metal tube and then affix a framed plywood top to the 2” X 4” and add some plywood supports down to the cart base one either end. Then I routed the relief dados for the miter slots of the table saw.The last four thigs I did were adding a pice of 3/4” PVC pipe to the left side to hold the miter gauge, added a shop vac hose fitting to the back of the saw cabinet fore easy hookup dust collection, closed off the back of the saw with 1/4” plywood and card board to help the dust fall to the vacuum hose (I got this idea form rockusaf here on LJ https://www.lumberjocks.com/projects/414473), and added some wooden holders for the router table tools and throat plates. I did add a magnet to hold the wrench in its slot and it works great.As for the original base cabinet I am still very pleased with how I originally made it. The shelf over the drawers is a great place to store jigs and push stick's. The cheap 5” amazon casters still make moving it easy and it locks in place very well. The dust bin door was worked out very good but some hinges would make its use more convent (maybe another future little upgrade).While I would like to have a big cabinet table saw and dictated router table, this option (even with the expensive upgrades) is still a lot more affordable and work very well in my weekend work shop. Price break down Saw $100, Fence $350, Router Lift $162, Casters $26, Paddle Switch $10 and I think the router was on sale for $80 when I purchased it 4 years ago. Everything else was left over form other project (plywood, drawer hardware, ect.) And the good thing about doing thins this way is didn't have to buy it all at one time, spacing it out over a few years.Thanks for stopping by and let me know if you have any questions or upgrade suggestions you would recommend,
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Split Bench Hook

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  A bench hook is an indispensable workholding device for crosscutting. The traditional bench hook is made of a base, a stop or rest and a cleat. It is usually used against the apron or front edge of a workbench, …Source

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Yorkshire Terrier (Yorkie)

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Yorkshire Terrier (Yorkie)Latest Yorkshire Terrier (Yorkie) that I sent off to a customer this week. 3.5 inches (87mm) tall. Carved from basswood.Claude



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Super Glued

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SUPER GLUED After making a small repair with super glue, I put the tube in my pocket and forgot about it. Later, when I saw the tube's cap sitting on my workbench, I instinctively reached into my pocket and discovered …Source

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Rosewood curly maple box

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Rosewood curly maple boxBox in rosewood and curly maple. Banding is ebony
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Recipe Box

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Recipe BoxMy oldest granddaughter just eloped and the women in our families are throwing a celebration shower. I had not made her a recipe box yet, but the ladies want to give her their favorite recipes and I was called on to supply the box.Everything but the lid is made from the chestnut tree she climbed as a child that had to be taken down a few years ago. The lid is made from a veneer that I made from a nicely figured piece of maple firewood that my brother in law gave me.I cut the sides so that the grain matches at all four corners. The splines are walnut that I got from my father's stash when he passed away. The bottom is a piece of myrtle wood (I think) also from my father's stash. So the box is a true family affair.I'm particularly proud of the top as it was trimmings from a board that was used as a top for a larger box that I made a few years ago. It was pretty, but too thin to use for anything at the time. I had set it underneath another board to try and keep it flat. I had forgotten it but found it when looking for something special for the lid to this recipe box. I bought a little 10/20 drum sander last year and was able to sand this piece down to less than an 1/8th of an inch, then glued it to a piece of 1/4 inch plywood with a slightly less attractive piece of the same maple on the bottom. I really like the way it turned out.I struggled with the finish, just like always. It's lacquer sprayed with the cheap Harbor Freight gun. I love the way the gun sprays compared to a rattle can, but I always sand through. I'll bet I spayed nearly a quart of lacquer before I quit sanding through. I used 400, 1000, 1500, 2000 and 2500 grit before polishing it with some Nu Finish Scratch Doctor. I'll wax it in a week or so.It may not be the fanciest box I've made but all in all, I think this is best fitting, finished box I've made to date. It's my best work for one of my favorite granddaughters.Thanks for looking at it.



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Record Cabinet Take 3

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Record Cabinet Take 3Just wrapped this up. This was the latest in a string of record cabinets that I've made, and this is the one that's turned out the best, it was also the most complex because of the dividers, and the challenges of working with walnut vs. Sapele.I got about 2k for the cab, and I have to be honest, for the work, it wasn't worth it. I milled down the lumber from rough cut, planed it to 5/8ths thickness, glued, flattened, cut dados, round over, put together. I gotta ask, for those of you who know, what type of time should be spent on something like this? I think my challenge is that I don't have a drum sander, so flattening the panels so everything is smooth is done with my Rotex and with old Stanley hand planes, since the panels are too wide for my planer.As to why I had to flatten the panels, I think I need to do a better job selecting my rough cut lumber, but some of it warped a little after milling, and even after resting for over a week, they never really fully flattened out.Either way, the client was really happy and sent me that picture of the cabinet all dressed up after delivery.Anyway, look forward to the feedback!



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Retracting Headboard

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Retracting HeadboardOur house is super tiny, so we're constantly looking for places to use a little more space. We like a little room/cabinet at the headboard, and have armoires on either side of the bed, so we figured that a headboard that rose up out of that space would give use room for another shelf, and still allow the cats a hiding place.Here's a video of it rising and retracting. I used a Jarvis standing desk lift, trimmed the feet a little bit to make it fit.The top and door panels were from a piece of olive that someone who'd had a tree cut down gave me back in 2016:
I surfaced it with a router sled:
Hung the shelf from the desk lift assembly using some steel straps:
And built the door panels up as one piece to make it easier to track grain continuity:



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Framed Madonna

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Framed MadonnaA 16-year-old student back painted the Madonna. Pretty impressive when you realize how that has to be done. The teacher wanted it framed and, through my daughter, found out that I was a woodworker. Long story short, I agreed to build the frame based on the design that they asked for: “We hope you can make it look like a stained-glass window. When I first saw it, the Plexiglas was rectangular, so I told them, “Of course, I can.” Then they added a couple of interesting complexities. They wanted me to follow the arch and build the frame to fit the new form. Then they asked that I an LED back-light, with a dimmable remote control that can change the LED shade from sunlight, to cool light or warm light. Well it took some planning, but I eventually got it done. Taught me about LED light strips, flexible molding and a few other things.



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Magnetic-mount LED Work Light from Lee Valley

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Tool: Magnetic-Mount LED Work Light Shop Now  Manufacturer: Lee Valley MSRP: $36.50 I have a perfectly good light for my workbench, on an attachment that slips into the dog holes. And, it has a magnifier, which is becoming …Source

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Repairing a Slippery Vise Mechanism

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Two years ago I wrote about the ordeal of finding spare parts for the popular (but now discontinued) US-made Jorgensen rapid action vises. Unfortunately, after many years of smooth operation, the vise's steel acme screw will eventually erode the threaded …Source

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Generic owl

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Generic owlA generic owl, loosely based on the colouring of a barn owl.
Carved from Meranti and painted with Jo Sonjas, coated with satin (would of preferred matt) water based varnish to stop any yellowing of the paint.Decided to try and do a more carved look with the feathers being noticeably carved. I thought that it would lessen the painting time, which it did.
It wasn't hard but took a lot of thinking that I didn't have at the time.
This project took far longer than anticipated as I had a major flare up and was out of action for a number if weeks. Thankfully it's off to its new home being well received.Generic owl
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Better Shop-made Dowels

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I have to admit that I'm not very fond of dowel joinery. I've repaired too many old dowel joints over the years to trust them. Part of the problem is that a dowel hole in face grain offers only about …Source

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Wooden Block Sets for my Kids Preschool

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Wooden Block Sets for my Kids Preschool I made these basic 5 Piece wood blocks sets (4 rectangles and 1 square) out of A leftover board of tiger maple. They fit perfectly in a sandwich bag, and I am working on a printout to put in it.My wife thinks it would be tacky to say they can contact me to get custum wood toys, and direct them to my online shop. I was planning on putting in a set of those cheap crayons, and mainly use the (pitch book) to have a few little patterns, and other color the building blocks with your kids kinda things.I make everything out of hardwoods that are sustainable, I was thinking to highlight that. I make a lot of toys and would like to break into selling them.



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Authentic Sloyd Tool Cabinet

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This reproduction is a fun build and a great gift for a budding woodworker. Project #1922 Skill Level: Intermediate Time: 3 days Cost: $200 Hand and heart lead to life. was an early motto of the North …Source

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Hot Rod

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Hot RodA 1934 Ford chop-top coupe, sort of. This project went well until it didn't. For one, I learned that my 1/4” forstner bit makes a bigger hole than my 1/4” drill bit (both employed on a drill press). The forstner bit did something I've ever seen before – it pushed a segment of grain out of place (see photo of the front end). Didn't pay attention and used a segment of 2×4 that has a runny sap deposit in it. May have to apply aerosol shellac and just keep this one as a demo. Mostly pine of course, with walnut wheels and oak axles.



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Farmhouse Dining Table

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Farmhouse Dining TableA dining table is the center of so many happy memories. It's the spot where the family gathers for holiday meals, birthday cake, and after-dinner chats. You could either buy a table or make your own. Building your dining table may seem like a big project, but it is pretty straightforward. You can build one for yourself and even a few more for a profit. See the step-by-step plan on how to build a DIY Farmhouse Dining Table.Check out my website for more info and pictures at.co TheDIYPlan



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Display Stand

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Display StandI normally carve, usually my own designs, or unusual (interesting) “other” designs (modified) that inspire me. However, my Pastor requested that I come up with a way of creating a Christmas tree “display” for Poinsettias that could could be used for a Christmas sermon. He left it up to me, but he would have been satisfied with a bunch of card board boxes, on which to display an array of Poinsettias. However I couldn't abide the the “minimalist” idea he would have accepted. The pictures are from the results of his challenge and my unwillingness to do the minimum.The display is used twice each year for Christmas and Easter. (I post this now be cause Easter is over, and you now have a year to recreate (if inspired) the structure.) As an aside, .. our Pastor is violently allergic to Easter Lillies, so I can't provide a picture for this event other than “mixed” flowers for this Celebration.The design, resulted from modifications of a design that I created to display my carvings (and from a ceramics class that I participated in shortly after I “retired”.) It had to fit under the Cross in our Sanctuary (with the “flowers” not obscuring the central purpose of our being there,) and had to take the form of a Christmas tree. It also had to hide (as much as possible) the supporting structure.The result was (I agree) a bit over engineered! To assure the structure would not damage the wall behind the display, would provide adequate “stepping” that would assure proper offset between each step to allow for the “flowers” to both be displayed without damage and still retain a balance that allowed between one and ten (fully loaded) potted flowers to be displayed was a real challenge.What I ended up with was a structure that could stand alone with about 50 pounds of load at the top without damage (tipping couldn't happen), and could hold 200(?) pounds on each of the bottom two shelves without damage, as long as the loads were centered.The details of the design I'll provide to anyone interested.



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Easter baskets

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Easter basketsI made a few baskets that I just happened to finish last week
I made a couple of scroll saw baskets. Larger one is poplar with cherry slats, unfinished about 17”x11”. The smaller is maple with cherry slats finished with slightly amber shellac ~ 7.5”x11.5”x6”tall. Made 2 more maple baskets but gave them away before I took pictures :-) curly maple ~ 8”x12.5”x5.5” tall and a slightly smaller 7.5”x11.5” x 4” tall. Same Steve Goode pattern, just different thickness wood and percent size of the pattern



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Glue Cleanup in Tight Spots

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Glue Cleanup in Tight Spots Glue squeeze-out can be difficult to clean up in tight spaces such as beads and grooves because you can't wipe the area very effectively with a damp rag nor insert a chisel to slice away …Source

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The Times, They are a-Changin'

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Even in wood finishing. One of my favorite songs back in the 1960s was Bob Dylan's, The Times, They are A-Changin'. This theme applies today to what's happening in wood finishing. It's natural for us to believe that the way …Source

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Pickup truck ramp for moving equipment or piano

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Pickup truck ramp for moving equipment or pianoI made this ramp to load a piano into the truck. It is made from 2×10 SYP eight feet long with two aluminum brackets rated for 700 pounds each. I added two five foot sections underneath to add more rigidity, plus the two side rails. It worked fine with a 500 pound piano plus four people pushing and pulling.The ramp also worked well to span steps going into the house, so we didn't have to lift the piano off the ground.



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Hancock Shaker Village Daybed

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Recreated from a photograph and measurements, this design feels both modern and timeless. One of the things I have come to admire as a furniture designer-maker is the timelessness of works created long before us. I am continually impressed by …Source

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Napkin holder

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Napkin holderMade a napkin holder to replace a metal one. Made from curly maple and purpleheart. Used finger joints for the corner joinery.



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Make equipment dollies or piano dollies using workbench casters

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Make equipment dollies or piano dollies using workbench castersThese dollies are made like piano dollies which you can rent to move pianos. I had a piano to move but also wanted to move my equipment around the shop. You can lift up one end of the cargo to slip the dolly underneath, then do the other end, then wrap a strap around the bottom and press the lever to raise the cargo up about 3/4”. For the piano, I used a 2×4 on the angle irons to raise the piano to over 2 inches to make it easier to get past door sills and similar obstacles. You could also move your workbench or other heavy equipment with these dollies.In photo 3 the wheels are up.
In photo 4 the wheels are down.
To move irregular sized equipment like the band saw, I used wood as wedges to keep the dollies vertical.



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Forstner Bit in a Hand Brace? Sure!

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Trying to bore with a Forstner bit using a hand brace is a nearly impossible task. I've come up with a solution that works fast and effortlessly. Drill a pilot hole to whatever depth you desire, then place the …Source

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Class Box

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Class BoxThis is a simple box but actually was VERY fun to make. I joined a local woodworkers guild (x-mas present from my wife!). Full open shop, amazing to have so many resources, and people who know so much there to use anytime I want. Well in joining they also offer classes. So I took the “Rough to Ready” class. Started with a piece of Hackberry, about 6”x3”x4'. This was the first time I got use a bandsaw, a jointer, and dado blade set (as well as 1st time useing saw stop tapsaws). 6 hrs went from that piece of wood to the box pictured.Simple small box, 45's (this is one of the only times I've gotten 45's to line up perferct, LOL). No finish on it yet. The knots give a great look I think. Since I know nothing about Hackberry I have no clue on finish. Thoughts?Once again thanks for looking!



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Celtic Cross

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Celtic CrossThis project is 8 1/2”high x 5”wide x 5/8”thick. Cut from a nice piece of Cherry and sits on a Maple base. Finished with a shop made varnish blend. Maybe a little late for Easter but there's always next year.



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Charcuterie Board - Leaf Design II

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Charcuterie Board - Leaf Design IIThis is a new version of the leaf charcuterie board. The first version was a little too small, so I made this one a couple inches wider. I also aligned the grain better, and exchanged the osage wood for sapele which I think will age better. It will not fade in color, and incredibly beautiful. I used the same finish of mineral oil and bees wax.



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Router table build

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Router table buildHere is the router table I built for my shop it's all done except I'm waiting on some clear 2 1/2” dust collection hose. When that comes in I can complete the dust collection to the fence. Thanks for looking



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Assembly Table

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Assembly TableJust finished, almost, a new assembly table. Put it on locking wheels and height to double as an outfeed table for the Delta. Still have to screw down the top in the morning. It's designed to add shelves and/or drawers for storage under.It's just 24 framing with 3/4 smooth plywood top, nothing fancy. I think I should put some kind of sealer on the topshellac, water based poly, or ???



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Maine Coast Workshop: Pressing On

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A global pandemic derailed William Brown's 2020 plans for his new woodworking school, but he's not giving up. When I last spoke with William Brown, it was January 2020 and he was getting ready to launch a brand new …Source

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Tile Display Board

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Tile Display BoardMy wife had recently made 4 ceramic clay tiles with a southwestern motif and wanted me to make her a board to mount them on. She just wanted a flat board to glue the tiles to.Had some 6/4 walnut left over from the end table that is shown on my latest blog. This presented an opportunity to use the new milling machine. Used a spiral router bit but from the top side of the work piece. The thickness walnut was perfect to inlay the tile into.This piece also had a great grain pattern plus had one side that was left as a live edge.We both participated in the finishing process. Used two coats of Deft Brush on lacquer (wiped on and wiped off) plus about 4 coats of spray Deft Satin lacquer.Dave, Vancouver, WA & Oro Valley, AZ



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Rolling Dust Collector

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Rolling Dust Collector I've recently moved into a much smaller shop, requiring me to downsize everything to fit the new space. My previous dust collection system was based on the same Jet 1100 system, but it was mounted to the shop wall and piped to each machine and workstation. The new location is a shared garage, where I have had to put everything on wheels to allow it to be moved around. A 4” flex hose makes the connection from dust collector to machine.This stand is principally 2x stock, on four flip up wheel assemblies. The original Jet blower now has a second stage using an Oneida Super Dust Deputy cyclone and final dust removal with a Wynn Environmental .5 micron filter assembly. A 20 gal Oneida can collects the large particles and a standard 5 gal pail handles any fine dust dropping out of the filter assembly. Both are easily emptied through the side of the stand. I eliminated the Jet Vortex drum in order to save space, and so far, it doesn't seem to have any negative effect.The whole configuration is easily moved between my different machines or out of the garage to work in the driveway. First attempt was to repeat attaching the collector to one wall of the shop, but that didn't work in the new shop, as the noise transmission into the rest of the house was way to bad, so the free wheeling stand came into play.I use this collector on a number of machines including a 13 in planer, a 16-32 drum sander, and a good size lathe – and it handles everything without a problem. More info is on my Instagram site @oceanside_woodcraft. This was reasonably easy to build using standard construction materials, some heavy steel angle braces, a half sheet of 3/4 plywood, and a whole bunch of screws!



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3M Pro Grade Precision Keeps Improving

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Tool: Pro Grade Precision Sanding Sheets Shop Now  Manufacturer: 3M MSRP: $4.79/pack Everyone knows using the right tool for the job is the way to go, and that rule definitely applies to sandpaper. 3M has been one of …Source

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Contemporary barn door

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Contemporary barn door This is actually quite a large door approximately 5'x7'. I wish I knew about Titebond 2 Extended glue when I built this. It would have made it a lot easier during glue up.



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Kitchen ceiling cloud

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Kitchen ceiling cloud I built and installed this ceiling accent cloud for a client who I had reworked many of the kitchen cabinets. The cherry panels help highlight the cherry butcher block counter top. It is a large piece centered over the island.



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Tail Vise Clamp

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After years of wishing my old workbench had a tail vise, I realized I could make one of my new Jorgensen Cabinet Master bar clamps do the job. All I had to do was reverse the sliding lower jaw (it's …Source

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Shaker Coffee Table USMC Shadow Box

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Shaker Coffee Table USMC Shadow BoxSelf explanatory right? All padauk materials. Even the backing is 1/4”x8” pieces floating in place. It's got dominos, pocket screws and glue. Top is held on by figure 8 fasteners and the glass is laid in place. All my stuff from the 10- years of hoarding gear and uniform stuff. Waiting still on one button. I took pics anyway. Rah!



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Plans vs Proportions

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Adapt a furniture plan with your eye. I think of plans as sort of a roadmap. They were a big part of my early work as a machinist and later as a woodworker. We had an unwritten rule in the …Source

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Solid ash and cherry step stool

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Solid ash and cherry step stoolBasic step stool. This was my first shot at through mortise and tenons.



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Spiral Stair Case

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Spiral Stair CaseThanks to another post I saw on LumberJocks I made a stab at building this. It turned out awesome. At this point it is a little over 6 years old. Still just as strong as ever.



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Bandsawn Dovetails

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Hand-cut appearance with half the fuss. If you've labored over hand-cut through dovetails, you'll be amazed how much faster they can be cut on the bandsaw. You get all the benefits, including strong joints, classic appearance, the ability to use …Source

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Celtic inspired basswood carvings

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Celtic inspired basswood carvingsI started drawing and carving celtic knotwork onto basswood with a set of palm carvers and a carving knife. Lots of fun!



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Benchtop Dust Collection

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Tool: Benchtop DC Personal Dust Collector Shop Now  Manufacturer: Oneida MSRP: $599 Dust really is the bane of the power tool woodworker. It's also hazardous, especially if you spend much of your time woodworking. Dust collection on stationary …Source

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Shop Made Try Square / Tri Square

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Shop Made Try Square / Tri SquareThis is a shop made square I made recently. I went into the scrap bin to build this one so no cost involved. Walnut & Curly Maple were used for this project. Give this one a try. It was an easy build & you could save yourself some money building rather than buying.



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