The Woodshop Shed

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

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Music stand

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Music standLive edge walnut music stand for one of the neighborhood kids. Had some design changes and some issues but happy with the outcome and so is she.



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Again With the Cyclone-Vac System Again

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Again With the Cyclone-Vac System AgainA buddy liked how well my shop vac-cyclone system worked so much he asked if I'd build him one. Because I was done to a few thousand projects, and had escaped favors to family members, I said I would.As you, probably, know, Dust Deputy cyclones sit atop a five gallon bucket, but his is going to get worked hard, so he bought a 20 gallon can, with a flip ring lid, which I recommended, so he could open and close it without tools.Once he had the cyclone, collector can and a vac, he brought them over for me to start playing with and, from then on, I was unsupervised (insert manic laughter here).I had one piece of black pipe I'd used for mine to move the intake port from the side to the bottom of the can, so that was a done deal. Couldn't remember what I'd done to alter it to fit the input on the cyclone, so I turned a cone, with a slight taper, to expand the pipe to fit, after heating with a heat gun. Also, used my Foredom and a quarter inch bit to grind much of the interior away, just cause (that's all I got).I had a six foot piece of Allthread I picked up for walking sticks, so donated a few feet of it to the cause (there's still enough left for a cane). That and some fancy tubing I had took care of two front posts to support the vacuum atop the collector can lid. I cut them long enough to go from through the bottom of the vac [with a washer and nut on the end] down through the tubes [that were cut to a length that left the vac level on the lid], through the collector can lid and any supporting plywood. Of course, there is room for washers and nuts.I had some monster washers and used them above and below the tubes covering the Allthread, where the tubes rested against the plastic bottom of the vac and the plastic top of the cyclone collector can.I offset the position of the cyclone on top the collector can lid. Because the altered vacuum port has to be at the outer edge of the vac can, to avoid conflict with the filter. This put the vac at or near at center of the lid, when mounted.The system really pulls down on the top of the can, when you close off the intake, so I had to reinforce it with plywood. I won't show you pictures of that, because I refused to cut a good piece to donate to the project, so made a really scary/major ugly support system, which solved the problem.Once the top was on the can [already mounted to the cyclone collector can top], I added a view port to monitor the fill level.When it was all said and done, I used a LOT of hot glue.



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Faux Mantle beam (real cedar)

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Faux Mantle beam (real cedar)This is my attempt at this design to replace out existing mantle.It measures 5 deep and 8 from wallI finished it with Enduro VAR and used clear method to hang on wall using a 2×4
You can see some of my assembly pictures of how I mitred the beam together ( used some saw dust on some small cracks so the final bean has no seams)



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Bee Gone

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Bee Gone So, I'm using a wire brush chucked in a drill to clean the rust off of some old metal brackets that I'm planning to use in my new lumber rack. I've got a bracket in one hand and …Source

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Cremation Urn for puppies

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Cremation Urn for puppiesHi:Recently I was asked to build a cremation urn for my son's elderly dog. “While you are at it, would you make it big enough for the remains of both our puppies, he said.So here it is, the finished project.Made from 3/4 hickory, with red oak for the base and under the lid. 10 x 8 x 8. Finished with a spray coat of Varathane Professional, satin.I chose to include the two formal names of the puppies on the front face, and their nick-names on each side. As well, since they are both Schnauzers, I chose to incise a portrait of a similar Schnauzer on the lid.Painting the incised areas really made them stand out.The joinery represents my first attempt at dovetail joint. I use a 'cheapo' dovetail jig, which I won't do again, as it took me many times more effort to figure the jig out than to router the final dovetails. My next dovetail project will be done the old fashion way, with a saw and chisels. Much more satisfying.



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Mullet M5 Dust Cyclone Review

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Tool: M5 Dust Cyclone Collection Shop Now Manufacturer: Mullet Tools MSRP: $229.99 When I heard that a handful of former YETI guys had created a new dust collection system I was intrigued. I've gone through several iterations of dust collection …Source

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Eagle Head

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Eagle HeadCarved this from Mahogany. I used a redish mahogany stain to highlight the head. Finished with a satin spar urethane.
I know the iris of the Eagle does not look forward like a human eye but I thought it gave it a more aggressive look. And it was done for a military family



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posted at: 12:00am on 29-Oct-2021
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All-weather Grandchild Wagon

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All-weather Grandchild WagonMy first experience with bending wood. Great for kids who feel too big for stroller, but too young to walk far. Snow make for a fun unusual experience.



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Pyramidal frustum sanding block

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Pyramidal frustum sanding blockA very, very simple project but this has proven itself to be a really handy sanding block. It's just some pine with cork facing but having the sides taper means that you can hold your sandpaper taut without much effort or fatigue. Pulling on the paper with your thumb and middle finger while pushing with the index keeps it tight and in place. It's also easy to keep shifting the paper for a fresh surface. I find the best dimensions are 4x2x about 1 high. Sides are tapered by 15 degrees.



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EZ Planing Sled - Future Improvements

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As it often happens with my ideas, the moment I start thinking about some type of innovation or another I gravitate to my sketchbook and try to evolve it on paper until I feel certain it has ripened enough and …Source

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Cube in Cube

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Cube in CubeThis project has no practical use whatever. I just made it because I have a drill press. I suppose in the olden days afore we replaced paper with computers it could have been a paperweight.
Maple, finished with boiled linseed oil.
(Can I keep the diluted linseed oil, that I used for dipping, in a jar until my next project?)



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posted at: 12:00am on 28-Oct-2021
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Small Tools Cabinet

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Simple joinery creates a compact cabinet with full-size storage. When I spied an old machinist's chest loaded with narrow drawers in my neighbor's garage, I knew my small tools were finally going to have a permanent home. My version isn't …Source

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Thunderbird Vessel

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Thunderbird VesselPretty much all of the vessels that I've made lately have been of the Southwest Native American design. I thought that I'd change things up a bit and make something representative of the Native Americans of the Pacific Northwest coastal tribes this time. To accomplish this, I incorporated a Thunderbird feature ring into this one.
The Thunderbird is a mythological character that appears in many Native American legends. From the numerous stories of the Thunderbird, it is often assumed that Thunderbird is a protector - though at times this creature can be forced to punish those of low moral integrity.
I made this piece out of Cherry, Maple and Walnut. There are 481 total pieces in this wood turning. The intricacy of the Thunderbird feature ring took a long time, as in, most of the summer! It's finished with 10 coats of polyurethane followed with abrasive paste and wax. As usual, before the finish was dry my wife claimed it as hers. I guess I should be happy that she likes my work!



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PW Turns 40: The Woodworker Quiz

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From way back in Popular Woodworking #39, here's a very tongue-in-cheek quiz to determine what your woodworking skill level is. …Source

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Japanese style bird table

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Japanese style bird table I made this bird table for my daughter after she saw the birds in my garden and said how nice it was to see all the birds feeding.
When I started this project I didn't have any plans to follow. I just looked at lots and lots of Japanese style pictures of bird tables so that I could build up a picture of how I wanted it to look. I then set about making a full size 3D template from card which I stuck together with tape. I was able to make adjustments to the size and then measure the angles and when I was happy with the size I dismantled the template and used it to cut out the various sections. I used English Oak for the curves and cedar for the roof. I used a combination of dowels and biscuit joints to hold it together and weatherproofed the undersides of the roof with silicon sealant. Finally I gave the bird table four coats of Protek's wood seal and protect to complete the project.



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Gluing odd shapes

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Gluing odd shapesNothing new or earth shattering here, but I thought it might be helpful. I needed to glue the two halves of a door harp frame together. The top of the frame wasn't clampable. I thought about gluing on a couple of pieces so a clamp would work, but then remembered some old inner tubes I had from gluing a guitar. I wrapped the end in wax paper and then tied the tube on one leg and then tightly wrapped it around the top. It worked great.



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posted at: 12:00am on 27-Oct-2021
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Past Imperfect

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If anyone ever sees that, they're looking too closely. I spend a lot of time looking at antique furniture, often from below. My interest is pieces made about 100 years ago, from the Arts & Crafts period of the early …Source

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Carbide Mini-scraper

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A friend needed a small tool to clean out glue inside small places. So I made him a mini-scraper using an indexable blade from my planer, screwed to a turned handle. Each blade is about $3, plus the screw and …Source

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Front-facing Child's Bookcase

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Front-facing Child's BookcaseIt's hard to believe my son is 7 years old since I built this bookshelf for him, but if there's one project that continues to get a lot of use it's this bookshelf… I made it out of one sheet of furniture-grade plywood and that cost me about $40 back then.I've seen pictures of similar front-facing bookshelves, but I wanted to design one myself. It took a little while to figure out how things would go together, but I'm totally satisfied with the result. I even made use of the open back by adding some shelves to store unused books. The top is a nice shelf to put things like a clock, pictures, etc.If I made one again I think I'd use a sprayer to paint it. From what I remember it wasn't easy to paint with a brush, let alone with two different colors. But it really did turn out great and still gets used 7 years later.



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Super Nova Magnetic Lathe Lamp Tool Review

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Three LEDs and a 30″ flexible neck deliver durable, excellent task lighting. Tool: Super Nova Bright LED Machine Lamp Shop Now Manufacturer: Woodturners Wonders MSRP: $159.95 Good lighting can make a big difference in the quality of your woodworking, …Source

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File File

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File FileOr, the “Rasp's Nest”.The title comes from shades of the days when us CAD guys were working and the system warned of “Dew Point Critical Shutdown”, and guys started yelling, “File, File!” around the room, lol.OK, enough draftsman nerdery. I made this box to hold my Corradi rasps and Taiwanese files after having to suffer through winding them out of their plastic shipping packages, which were just getting more shredded over time. Made of basswood scraps left over from some kumiko projects, alder and poplar scraps and a 1/8” by 5” by 2' plank of wenge that I was going to make a project from for my eldest son's gf, but he broke up with her before I started. He's been married for about 9 years, so that plank had languished long enough.



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Saddle stools

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Saddle stoolsI wanted to wait until i finished my first project made on my new bench before posting it.. 175 bf of soft maple and Benchcrafted hardware and plans. After the bench was complete i had a few long thin off cuts that i didn't know what to with. Then someone asked me if i needed a new project, because they needed stools for the new apartment. The rest is history! I have to admit i always wondered what the big deal was with having a bench like this. All i can say. Is i wish i had this bench when i built this bench. Time to find another project!



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The Fleet

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The FleetInspired by others who have made toys for Christmas charitable toy drives, I decided to make some small wood toy cars. This is the first batch of probably three for this season. These are easy to make and quite inexpensive with the wheels accounting for 80% of the cost. I have been able to purchase a few dozen small boxes (6x4x3 and 7x4x4) and have made custom box labels for each type of car - these should be a very nice addition to the hamper of the local toy drive.



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Finger-joined Tote

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An elegant exercise in bent lamination and joinery. When I started taking woodworking classes, I needed a convenient way to carry my tools. After looking for just the right toolbox, I decided to design something to meet my specific …Source

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Adirondack renditions

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Adirondack renditionsHaving read a number of postings about the sometimes short life of outdoor furniture I thought I'd try my hand at “lifetime” Adirondack chairs. I need to keep better documentation of the designs I use because I don't remember the name of this versions author. Moving on, the joinery is a little complex with biscuits, mortise and tenon along with sliding dovetails. Add in glue and screws and you can see why the lifetime tag is not too much of a stretch. It even has biscuits between the back slats near the top to keep them fair with each other. The first iteration was done in pine because I've learned to make the mistakes with cheaper material 1st (usually). A little stain, a little teak oil, then wax and out the door it went. Given to the first neighbor who asked; “Who is that made for”? Keeping with the longevity ideal the production versions were constructed of 4/4 Honduran Mahogany with hand rubbed oil finishes waxed to a nice shine. I coated the bottom of all legs with penetrating epoxy to prevent “wicking” up the end grain. Throw in one of my folding tables done in the same material and you are ready to enjoy the beveridge of your choice on the porch or out in the grass.As for the loveseat, well here we go again. This is the pine version. Got to save up for the mahogany.



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Lighthouse replacement

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Lighthouse replacement A friend' parents had a lighthouse at his lakefront property. It was falling apart. He asked if I could fix it. It was too far gone. Asked if I could make another. Builders choice on design. So this is what I came up with.



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Folding outfeed table and adjustable legs for my new Sawstop

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Folding outfeed table and adjustable legs for my new SawstopHello All,
I recently pulled the trigger and got myself a Sawstop Professional saw to replace my 20 year old Jet Super Saw. I'm retiring this year and will be spending more time in the shop, so even though I'm very safety conscious, I wanted the extra layer of protection provided by the Sawstop technology. My first projects have been to customize my saw to fit my needs, particularly since I work out of my garage with a very uneven floor and need to put my saw away each night to make room for the cars.First was a new crosscut sled. Since there are so many posted here, I won't bore you with the details except for the method to make the fence completely square. I used the 3 cut technique by Tom McLaughlin, and really like the simplicity compared to the 5 cut method. And most important, it's dead on accurate. Here's a link to his video: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=2l5DFlCRGKoThe next project was an outfeed table. I wanted something very quick and easy to set up, light, but sturdy. I ran across a Youtube video by Colin Knecht and liked his overall concept, so I came up with a design to fit my saw. I made a rectangular frame the same thickness as the width of my saw's rail, leaving clearance for the door in the back. I really didn't want to start drilling holes into my new saw, so my design allowed the frame to be fastened to the rail with screws using the existing holes. Next I attached a set of heavy duty shelf brackets from Lee Valley which lock at 90 degrees, and finally attached a sheet of 3/4 black melamine with rounded corners and edge banding applied. It sets up and folds down in seconds.The Sawstop comes with legs that have a small amount of adjustment, but my floor is so uneven I couldn't even leave them installed and still roll my saw into position for use. I've been using the saw without the legs, but I'm going to install a router lift into the wing and wanted more support. So I built shorter legs with an outer frame from poplar, leaving a center opening slightly larger than the metal legs so they could easily slide inside (after I shortened them). I installed a threaded insert and star knob to tighten the leg in the up position when rolling, and then dropping the leg down to floor level instantly once the saw is in position. It works great, very quick and solid.I hope that some might find this information useful.



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TV Wall Mount and Entertainment Center

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TV Wall Mount and Entertainment CenterGetting a new 55” flat panel TV was exciting, until SWMBO said she would like it a whole lot better if it didn't look like a TV stuck to the wall. Grabbed my tape measure and during commercials, half-times, in between naps, and when there was nothing of interest ON the TV, I measured and sketched. When the Queen took over the remote, I headed to the woodshop.The dimensions of the TV dictated the design of the wall unit that measures 57” wide X 37” tall X 5 1/2” deep (top shelf). The entertainment center measures 63 1/2” wide X 30” tall X 17 1/2” deep. Made of red oak and stained with Zar Teak Natural. Top coat was Sherwin Williams pre-cat lacquer.I left parts of the back open to allow for routing cords and cables through the wall. After hanging on the wall, the TV wanted to tip out at the top. Had to take it down and run vertical braces from backing board up to the top. Inside of wall unit was painted black and I left about 3/8” gap around the TV to allow for air circulation.After putting cable box and sound receiver behind the right door, heat build up became an issue. I installed a cooling fan from an old computer and drilled vent holes in the back. I was able to plug the fan into the receiver so it would run when receiver was turned on.Plenty of storage and all cables are hidden and routed through the wall. The big problem I have now is trying to sneak the remote from the Queen. Well, since I'm not much interested in what she is watching….. I'm heading to the wood shop.



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Heart Shaped Red Mallee Bowl

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Heart Shaped Red Mallee BowlWhen I noticed that a particular plane through this piece of Australian red mallee burl was roughly heart shaped, I knew this had to be for my mother who loves all thing “heart”. Finished with General Finishes Bowl Finish.



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Two swap vessels

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Two swap vesselsA few days ago I was looking thru my stash of swap items form fellow LJ'ers and was struck (again) with the crotch vessel. Looking further I found the little bowl in the third picture and discovered it was from the same person, Don Schneider (porchfish) and I decided to call him and offer thanks for his inspiration.
If you look at the third picture there is a red line running vertically and a darker line running horizontally – both are resin. After looking closer and realizing that if he could put resin in a bowl then so could I and I did. You all know where that went – if you don't know, look thru my projects page.NOWIt's with a sad heart that I post pictures of these two bowls. Both vessels were at the hand of a very talented turner and teacher named Don Schneider of Havana Florida aka Porchfish. In my quest to find his number and talk to Don I was informed he passed away last July 16. His wife Mary told me that had been ill for some time and in May he was told he had but weeks to live.
I'm not only sad of his passing but more so that I didn't take the time to give credit where credit is due before it was too late.
So guy's if there's something that needs to be said, say it before the opportunity dissapearsRIP Don



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Maple vase (bowl 27)

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Maple vase (bowl 27)Turned from bigleaf maple. This one fought me quite a bit: when drilling out the center with a spade bit on my lathe, it got pulled off-center partway down; when smoothing the outside with the skew, I kept getting catches, and even when I didn't, I wasn't getting the smooth finish I should; and finally, I cut off the tenon from the bottom before finishing the inside of the vase, so now I'm going to have to slowly finish it by hand.Ah well. The next one, from the other half of the 6×6x3 blank I started with, is going much more smoothly. I guess I just needed to get this one out of my system.



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Router Plane Auxiliary Base

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I had a project on which I needed to rout out a large area about 38” deep. It was a wooden case for a Nook reader, and the eReader had to fit into the excavation. I had …Source

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Building and Using the EZ Planing Sled

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As I mentioned last week, a common way to flatten a board that is too wide for your jointer is to build a planing sled and then pass the board & sled through the planer. Via incremental milling, the …Source

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Mid-century modern firewood stand

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Mid-century modern firewood standI need to practice cutting dovetails, and we need a respectable firewood stand going into colder weather. Plus, I recently got a lathe to play with. As you can see, I still need practice with dovetails.There weren't any MCM firewood stands made from wood that I could find, so I borrowed design details from various coffee tables.Made from local Rocky Mountain Juniper, some from a local mill but the legs and arms from a large windfall. Minor note about this species: a large old tree in a valley bottom will yield riveable pieces. No finish, so it can easily become firewood someday.This is my third firewood stand. My plan is to live with it for at least one winter, and identify its flaws like I did with the previous ones. Prototyping is a good thing?



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Wooden Wishing Wells

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Wooden Wishing WellsBack in 2011 I got into building wishing wells and ended up designing several different styles and sizes. Apparently I had more time on my hands back then…The 6 ft. wishing well with a staggered octagon base has always been the most popular. Like most of the other wishing wells I've built, I made it out of pressure treated lumber. For the roof I used cedar roofing shingles from Lowes. I just cut them down to scale and fastened them to some exterior plywood. For the ridge on top I took a vinyl siding corner piece and cut the channels off of it.I purchased the bucket though, didn't build that.Most of the wishing well had an octagon base, but I think I'm going to build a similar size one with a square base when I have time…. I didn't realize there were so many folks out there that like square base wishing wells. Lots of ideas, just never enough time…



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Popular Woodworking Turns 40

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Things were happening in 1981. Ronald Reagan had just started his first term in office, the Space Shuttle took its maiden voyage, and MTV appeared on the airways for the first time. It was also the year a new woodworking …Source

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Stable / Dutch doors for the workshop - post

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Stable / Dutch doors for the workshop - postStable / Dutch doors for the workshop
and a wonderful visit from a LJ friend.Another project from the allotment house, this time it was the workshop door, that were screaming my name.The old doors were worn out, the top half rotten and really old, perhaps older than the house, lower half badly made from cheap fast grown treated wood, so both needed replacement.New doors were made from old floor boards, found in the streets of Copenhagen.Our LJ buddy Ty Kaerlighedsbamsen , came by the allotment and helped me mount the doors, thank you Ty.This post is from the blog: https://www.lumberjocks.com/mafe/blog/132926 where you can see much more.
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1. The workshop with the new door.
2. Old floor boards being planned.
3. Making parts.
4. Doors are born.
5. Friendship.
6. The workshop two years ago.

Hope it can be to some inspiration, well, or a stable door…Best thoughts,MaFe



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2021 Editor's Choice Tools

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Like most of the woodworking community, I spent more time in my shop during 2020 and 2021. Over the last two years, I used a variety of tools and gained new appreciation for a handful of them. Some of these …Source

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'Frankenbench'

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Editor's note: this article originally appeared in the February 2013 of Popular Woodworking A dream deferred - and that's just fine. I've dreamed about my Workbench for years. It will be solid maple, top to bottom. It will have …Source

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Ray Iles Large Drawknife Tool Review

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Tool: 8″ Drawknife Shop Now  Manufacturer: Ray Iles MSRP: $88.45 In October of 2017, I took a chairmaking class with Larry Barrett, a student of Jennie Alexander's who has built on the beautiful designs and methods used in …Source

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1850 bookcase

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1850 bookcaseOur historical society owns and maintains a house….........and the claim to fame is that Abe Lincoln spent the evening in the 1860 home….....and his height was measured at 6 foot 4 inches in the doorway. Two people have extensive collections of Lincoln related books they want to donate to the house but we have no bookcases.So, being a woodworker, decided to build and donate 2 bookcases to the house. I wanted them to be period correct, but when I searched the Internet I only found an English 1850 bookcase. I concluded most Americans in 1850 owned just 1 book, the Bible, and therefore did not need a bookcase :)I decided I would use the electric version of sawing and drilling, since they had manual saws and drills. Router was ok because they had hand planes.The only thing I noticed that was different on the 1850 English cabinet was the back panel. Today, we would use plywood, but not available in 1850…......so they used “floating panel” method commonly used in kitchen cabinets to allow for expansion and contraction. I cut off some 1.25” long cut nails to about 5/8” length and put 1 at the top and bottom of each floating panel in the center….......so the panel can still expand and contract.I went with rectangular cut nails versus modern nails. They still sell them, but they are expensive. I usually use steel bent table top fasteners, but since they were not available in 1850, went with wood version. I used a lot of dowelled joints. No nails are visible looking at the outside of the cabinet (they are on the back or under the base)I have always used polyurethane, but since that was not available in 1850, went with pre-mixed Amber shellac from Ace Hardware. Had not trouble with shellac, but man it dried quick, in about 1 hour !!Main cabinet is red oak, and back panel is common pine.You can see all the details at my woodworking web site using this link.This was a fun project…........now onto building unit #2, which should go a lot faster since I know what materials and methods I will use :)



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Child School Desk and Wooden Chair

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Child School Desk and Wooden ChairLast year when the whole COVID thing started, the schools ended up making all of the kids work virtually from home. My son was just starting Kindergarten and I wanted him to have his own space. If anyone has priced children's furniture online, it's ludicrous. So I decided to build a solid wooden school desk that he could pass down to his own children some day. The desk turned out so nice that I ended up making a matching kid-size chair to go with it.I designed these entirely myself, no plans. I built them out of Ash that I purchased at a local Amish sawmill and I think the project cost $40 in wood. It's the first time I've worked with Ash and I really do like it. It's a lot like Oak only easier to machine in my opinion.The desk and chair are both assembled with pocket hole screws (I'm glad I bought that Kreg jig years ago). I used a bowl cutting bit in my router to create the recessed area for pencils, etc.Because I built the desk and chair out of Ash, they have some weight to them. Nice and solid. My wife even purchased a small 12×12 cushion on Amazon for the seat.Needless to say, this was one of my favorite projects. Eventually he'll grow too big for it, but I'm sure to get a few more years until I store it away for future generations.



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Finally a solid workbench.

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Finally a solid workbench. Finally had time to make a workbench since moving into my new house. Its modeled after the plans from woodsmith. The top is 4 layers of 3/4 mdf. The base is 2×4 and 2×6.



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Better Vision in the Shop

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Woodworking is a visual art. The capabilities of our eyes and visual system, as well as the quality of the conditions in which we use them, are essential to good woodworking. Basic knowledge of visual function in the shop …Source

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Walnut & Ambrosia Maple Dresser with signatures from Son's College days.

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Walnut & Ambrosia Maple Dresser with signatures from Son's College days.Before going off to college I made my son a “beer-pong” table out of plywood. During those years, the winners of the beer-pong match would sign their names on the table. Fast forward 5 years and this table is sitting in my garage unused.
My son needed a dresser for his apartment so I made him this one. I cut up the beer-pong table and used it for the drawers. Now ever time he opens a drawer he gets a remembrance of his college days and all those fun games with his friends. (see last picture)Shout out to fellow jocks Leec who forwarded me his plans for this dresser https://www.lumberjocks.com/projects/362601
and my LJ Buddy “Firewood” who graciously invited me over to his house and helped me resaw the walnut drawer fronts. That was a fun day.



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Green Egg Table

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Green Egg TableHere's a custom project I did for a school teacher a couple months ago. He was getting ready to buy a Green Egg XL ceramic grill and really wanted a table to set it in. He wanted something that was sturdy and was going to last for many years. I know those grills are heavy, so I designed this table accordingly. When I was done, I told him his house would fall down before this table does.The lower half of the table is built from pressure treated lumber-the legs are 4×4's notched to hold the supports. It's all assembled with bolts and screws. The top is something special. It is made from 1 1/2” thick solid lumber that I purchased from a local Amish sawmill. I let them dry for about a month to reduce any shrinkage later. Needless to say, the top is quite heavy. I made it as a separate piece that has guides to lock it in place when it sets on top.The hardest part was determining how far the opening needed to be from the bottom of the Green Egg. I did not have an actual Green Egg XL to measure, so I had to scour the internet. Of course everyone had a different answer and I could tell some of those folks failed to do it right because they ended up having to notch out the top of the table for the open hinge. Green Egg actually has a built-in table plan on their site so I figured that had to be close. My local Ace Hardware sells the Green Eggs and I was able to go over there and take a measurement to verify. I had to account for the optional leg thing he was buying too.It's a grill so it gets very hot. There needed to be a gap around the outside when installed and it needed to sit on something other than wood. I was lucky enough to find an 24×24 x 1 inch marble slab on Marketplace for $25 and it was just the ticket.He was also purchasing a mini Green Egg and wanted a cabinet on the side to store that one in. Apparently he likes to grill things…I finished the lower half with deck stain and added some rubber bumpers under the legs to keep it off his wet deck. This was quite a project, but it turned out great. My local Ace Hardware wanted me to make them and sell them from their store. Not sure I'm up for that much work…



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Cross-cut sled with hold-downs

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Cross-cut sled with hold-downsI made a small cross cut sled some ago, which was a huge improvement over the miter gauge, but increasingly I was finding it insufficient. Aside from capacity issues, the inability to hold things steady would drive me nuts. Sure, relatively thick stock could be clamped to the fence, but the amount of time I wasted trying to square up 1/2” stock that wouldn't quite stay still enough for a straight cut…This design came about from googling “cross cut sled with clamps”, which led me to this video on YouTube, which I mostly followed in the building. It has hold-downs in a T-track, a flip stop in another t-track on the fence, and measuring tapes for the flip stop. Compared to the video, I modified the back fence to make it a bit bigger and beefier while still allowing me to remove the hold-downs if I want, and added the handhold to the fence, which doubles as a nice way to hang it up.All built out of birch plywood, though part of the main fence and the base are cheap plywood from the big orange store that I later determined just has birch veneer and some other wood inside, while the rest is nicer baltic birch plywood that's all birch. Sled is 48” long, holds about 18” wide stock.Only thing I might change is to either paint the handhold in the middle, reattach it more centered, or both, as the opening is currently rather close to the blade on the left side. If I were to put my left hand all the way up to the divider and stuck my thumb out while cutting, it could get ugly. Not the most natural way to hold the thing, but better to make it idiot-proof.



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Rolling Scrap Bin

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Who says you can't put a square peg in a round hole? My scrap bin is made from round cardboard tubes made for concrete forms. These tubes are available at home centers; they're durable, come in various diameters, and are …Source

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A little early?

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A little early?This time of year the name of my shop changes to “Santa's Workshop”. This is when I have to stock the shop with the most sought after products. Even though I make many wooden toys, every year it comes down to one theme. “Beer”. When you just can't figure what to give dad, head to the “Wood Butchery” (aka sawdust factory), and see what is on the shelf this year.



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Taking your dog to the Vet

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Taking your dog to the VetOne of Pres. Joe's newest Covid mandates is if you're taking your pet to the Vet's make sure it's Masked and has the Jab.
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Woodworking With Kids: Make A Pumpkin

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My son Oliver has been fascinated by my woodworking projects for years now, but has always been resistant to the idea of building anything of his own. I decided to take advantage of his love of Halloween to come up …Source

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Zebrawood EGCB

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Zebrawood EGCBThere's a local cabinet shop very close to us, and I stop in infrequently to chat and to check out his bin of drops. He had recently built cabinets for a client of zebrawood and he had quite a few narrow drops of 3/4 thickness. He told me to take whatever I wanted, and I did. I made this end grain cutting board for a charity raffle to benefit Water For People. The finished size is 11×13x3/4. It is not nearly as thick as I had planned because the glue up shifted in the clamps without my noticing.I thought about Eddie today while I was using the belt sander I bought from his estate. RIP Eddie!



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Changing Table for First Granddaughter

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Changing Table for First GranddaughterDaughter asked me to build a changing table for her after the one she bought from Amazon broke as they tried to assemble it. Unfortunately, she asked this of me on August 1st and my first granddaughter was due Sep 29th. So, I spent two months working anywhere from 4 (after work) to 10 hours (weekends) a day on this. Sadly, my granddaughter arrived two weeks, 1 Oct, before I could deliver it but everyone is happy with it.With the exception of the obvious hinge or slide, the only screws that can be found on this thing hold the front shelves and the back scroll work bracket in place. Otherwise, there are 28 mortise and tenon joints (bought a mortiser for them) plus four sets of hand cut dovetails and half lap joinery in this project. I put a LED light strip with a dimmer behind the scroll work so the daughter doesn't have to use the overhead light at night. And I had to use unicorns for the drawer liners as no one anywhere sells fairy paper. But, they are both magical so it works (hahaha)The hamper and pad are from the Amazon piece of junk that broke



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Ebonized Round Side Table

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Ebonized Round Side TableOne of those impromptu projects. My wife comes back from the furniture store with a side table she liked, assembles it and the thing stands skewed: legs aren't plum but the top is levelled! Table goes back to the store but not before I take down all dimensions and head to the shop.The top is 17” in diameter, 1 1/2” thick and sits 22” above the floor. The shelf is 15” in diameter, 1” thick and sits 7” above the floor. The legs are 1 5/8” wide x 5/8” thick. Made from solid maple so it is surprisingly heavy for its size.The most interesting aspect of this build was to figure out how to attach the legs to the top without an apron. Made a cross with two pieces (same width and thickness as the legs) joined with a half-lap. The legs are attached to the ends of the cross with a glued and screwed rabbet joint (rabbet in the leg only). The assembly is then glued and screwed into wide grooves made with the router, straight edge and top-bearing template bit. Technically there's one groove and one dado because I oriented the slots with and across the grain of the top. This way I was able to glue one piece of the cross to the top over its entire length and only glued the middle 4” for the other. If you look carefully at the picture of the underside you can see the elongated screw holes in the outside ends of the piece that runs across the grain and the dado it sits in is longer to allow for seasonal wood movement. Using a hand plane I flattened 4 sections of the shelf's perimeter to make a good glue connection with the shallow dados in the legs. 16 gauge nails inserted into the shelf from the leg side reinforce the joint.The finish is Saman black stain with Saman flat poly (sold as floor poly) applied using a HVLP gun.



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SUSHI PLATES

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SUSHI PLATESI made those sushi plates from white and dark part of walnut. Dimensions 20×40cm and 16×30cm, 12mm thick. I curved edges on bandsaw, just to make them more atractive. On bottom side , I stapled and glued some cork plugs. Finish – food friendly wood oil.



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Studley-styled office wall cabinet

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Studley-styled office wall cabinetI recently wrapped up this on again/off again project and I'm pretty happy with the current configuration. It's set up for illustration work. Even if I had the time to do a proper homage to Studley's interior, I think changing tech would dictate periodic revisions, so I kept it modular and re-configurable. The black screen below the MacBook is a sort of drawing tablet/monitor called a Cintiq. It's mounted to a board which is supported by an Ergotron adjustable arm. There's a headphone hook and sketchbook shelf behind it. On the door is a ribbon memo board similar to those found in old writing slopes and a leather mail organizer below it. I didn't want hinges to show on the dummy drawers below that, so I made a brass 4-bar linkage with an old casement stay as a stop. I drew a phantom cup of tea and biscuits on the shelf. There's a sliding tray inside one of the drawers on the left. The construction was plywood front and back with pine sides. I had originally planned to paint it but then happened to score some mahogany veneer on a local classified site and used black ink on cherry for the black panels and mouldings. The trim on the cabinet join is ABS guitar binding. The brass corner bead has threaded holes and machine screws from the inside to hold them tight. The brass angle bar on the bottom was screwed on with slightly countersunk brass wood screws, which were then filed flush. The shelf to the right serves to catch the door in it's open position. The cabinet is mounted on a sort of French cleat frame.The 4th photo is the backside of the slats that hold the trackpad and software shortcut remote to the Cintiq mount. I used screw-down knobs so they'd be sturdy under constant pushing and prodding.Stay safe folks.



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Child's Rocker

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Child's Rocker I couldn't find a plan for this little child's rocker so I winged it just using a photo.After starring at the photo that I found on the internet for a few days I just started drawing shapes of what I thought might work on some 1/4” MDF.I wore out a large eraser as I drew lines and then erased them many times. I didn't give up and ended up with this little rocker!I wanted to give it a try to see if it was rock worthy but my butt was too big!It's 21 1/2” H X 13” W x 12” D The rockers are 20 1/2” L
Pine with Cherry arm rest. No finish yet!



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Using T-Track

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T-track is a versatile product that has many great uses around the shop. It can be attached to the fence of a chop saw, drill press or router table to provide a quick, secure place to attach feather boards, stops …Source

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Bluetooth handgun box

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Bluetooth handgun boxI had some Sapele in the shop and some extra ideas to play around with…and this is what i came up with.. The bluetooth speakers are from Rockler and the gun is a Glock. They sound better than i thought they would for a pair of extremely low end cheapo speakers…but this was primarily an experiment for the speaker reflex design. The speaker baffle is a double “U” shaped design with ports on the back side…in addition to the controls
I am Now searching for some much better quality bluetooth speaker kits for the next few box builds.
The box is 12×6x6.



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EKASAND Dust Extractor and Sander Review

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Deluxe Sanding and Dust Collection Tool: Dust Extractor Shop Now Sander Shop Now  Manufacturer: Uneeda MSRP: $1289 (dust extractor) $499 (sander) You may not be familiar with Uneeda, but the company has been manufacturing and selling all kinds of …Source

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Yarn box for Daughter

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Yarn box for DaughterDaughter ask for a yarn box for large skeins of yarn she uses in some projects. Ambrosia Maple per her choice. Box is 9” X 7” X 7”. 3/8” thick wood. Bottom is 1/8” Baltic Birch ply. Used a staggered box joint for the corners. 5 coats of wipe on poly. Cured then buffed and waxed and buffed again. Nothing original here looked on LJs postings for ideas. Did use the laser to engrave the yarn balls on the ends. The upper two holes in the end pieces is to insert the knitting needles between knit sessions. The needles then stick into the skein in the box keeping all in place.



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Trio - Plum Gorgeous Natural Edge Bowls

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Trio - Plum Gorgeous Natural Edge BowlsA few weekends ago I spent a pleasant morning with a new friend cutting down his diseased Ornamental Plum. He was sad to see it go as it was an old friend, but felt it best for a woodworker to make something of it, rather than burn it. And as I cut into it, was glad I'd taken the project on, because this wood is really pretty.I spent several more hours that weekend processing the largest part of the trunk into blanks and coating the end grain with Latex paint. And then just for fun I made the first cute little bowl you see in the last three pix. It's turned really thin and so it's moving pretty good as the wood dries out and contracts.This past weekend I processed some more of it and turned two more bowls. They are all moving delightfully as the moisture leaves and the wood contracts. The previously round bottoms are now oval shaped, and the wings are dipping down on one side, and waving up on the other.And this wood is… well… Plum gorgeous!About 5-7 inches wide, and 1.5 to 2 inches tall. Finished with two coats of wipe on Polyurethane.



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Walnut slab bench

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Walnut slab benchJust a bench to sit on while tying shoes.



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pool for my boys and their friends

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pool for my boys and their friends My two boys requested a pool Amazon was sold outMaterials were as field expedient as it could be just went through my garageTurned out no one in the neighborhood had much for a swimming pool surprisingly every kid enjoyed it and i learnedwhat ph levels are and how many codes it was breaking. Fire marshal's dad is my neighbor and pretty sure the solereason it was not shut down was his grand kids enjoying the clean cool down. While i had no intention of bringing allthe neighbors out to meet as kids played at our house it was a welcomed sense of community that hadn't existedprior.



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Walnut plane handle

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Walnut plane handleThe old #6 had a ratty looking handle on it and since I love whittling I thought I'd give this a try.



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EZ Planing Sled: A Preview

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Truing and milling twisted or cupped boards whose width is broader than your jointer is always a challenge. And this becomes a true headache if you need to do this fast and efficiently. If you own the common duo of …Source

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1930's Model A Roadster

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1930's Model A RoadsterFirst attempt air something this complex and am relatively pleased and proud of my effort.
Even managed to learn how to ebonise wood thanks to another LJ I'll definetly saddle up again having learnt so much especially in the wheel department.THANKS LJ's for the assistance…...Cheers Kerry



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Router Slab Flattening Jig

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Router Slab Flattening JigMy new flattening jig came about when I bought this ball bearing CNC like set up a guy was selling down the street for 20-25 bucks. I knew immediately this would work well for slab flattening.
I used a old 36'' wide standard door and cut it down to 60''. The router holding plate is 3/8'' plywood and screwed to the 4 sliding blocks. I cut a 2 1/2'' hole for the router bit.

I got to use some of my old bandsaw bearings for the sideways movement.They are held in place with a 3/8'' bolt and washer and I made 4 wood knobs and used a wood threader to tighten the bolts.


I screwed the bar guides to the bearing set up and slid them on the 7/8'' bar. This bar has no flex and with the unique bearings in the 4 blocks and the bandsaw bearings it slides around like butter. Up, down, sideways, even a circular motion can be achieved. The best part is only a hand sanding is needed after planing. Maybe because of the smoothness?
I already did 5 slabs and have a few more to go. This jig is for a couple projects coming up.
My old flattening jig which was all wood with wood sliding on wood worked fine but this one makes it look like a antique now and works much smoother.
My total cost for this was 20-25 dolllars. Everything else was scraps or things I had on hand.
Thanks for looking. I'll be glad to answer any questions.



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What's The Best Sharpening System?

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In our latest video, we're comparing water stones, oil stones, and diamond stones. Get a basic overview, then learn the pros and cons of each sharpening method. Click here for more articles about sharpening.…Source

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No-Mistake Protractor

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Tool: 5-in-1 Combination Protractor Shop Now  Manufacturer: Starrett MSRP: $142 If walls were all exactly 90 degrees, installing cabinets and trim would be a lot easier. When it comes to installing trimwork-especially crown molding-it sure would be nice to …Source

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Pine Cupboard

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Pine CupboardThis was made to fill a space and improve the appearance. The door facing was made as a separate assembly and installed to suit after the cabinet was installed.



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USMC themed Retirement chair (throne)

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USMC themed Retirement chair (throne) I had the honor of building this chair for my Uncle who served in the early 60's just before Viet Nam.
Along with my father, my uncle was instrumental in my own choice to serve in the Marine Corps so this project had special meaning.This was my first chair and as I usually like to say, I'm not smart enough to be intimidated by complex problems like angled joinery!
The chair is constructed of walnut with a curly maple back.Commissioned by his grandchildren, their signatures are laser engraved along with the badge for the USAF Security forces with whom his grandson is now serving.
The joinery used is all mortise and tenon all cut at a 3 degree angle to accommodate traditional seat dimensions and angles
The Ribbons he earned are embedded in epoxy and sanded to 7000 grit for clarity.
His shooting badges are laser engraved as well.
I worked with a local upholsterer who Came up with the concept for the seating surface to loosely emulate the USMC dress blues trousers and I think he did a tremendous job.
I hope my uncle will be comfortable and proud as he spends his days in his own shop seated in his new throne.!



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Keepsake box first all hand tool project

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Keepsake box first all hand tool projectI made a box out of some scraps that have been laying in my neighbors shed for about 25 years he said. I asked him if I could have it to make him a box for wallet keys phone etc… its obviously spalted maple and some mystery wood from a pallet sent from Asia he thought a long time ago. It looks like walnut but its a soft wood and very open poured. Its really nice to work with using hand tools but hard to finish being so open. If anyone know what it is let me know. I was thinking some kind of cedar but it doesn't smell like cedar and easier to work. The joinery is the rob cosman method of dovetails and his saw which is awesome to use. Thanks



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Apple Bowl Time

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Apple Bowl TimeBack in May one of the guys from the business next door brought over 2 apple logs and asked me if I could make him a couple bowls. Well once I got started with the chain saw I process all of both logs and roughed out 10 bowls an put them in buckets of their own chips to dry out. I took them out last week and they were warped but still good to finish turn. The the next day only one of them had a fatal crack down the center and it went to the burn barrel…..9 out of 10 ain't bad. It was the other big bowl that I had hoped to turn with a natural edge for him.There are different shapes and sizes…whatever comes to mind when they are in the chuck.. The big one was real punky and took a lot of epoxy and shellac to harden it up to sand without a bunch of holes in it.All the bowls have been finished first with BLO and then several coats of shellac and then several coats of satin poly.Cheers, Jim



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Bottle Cap Jig Knobs

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Bottle Cap Jig Knobs I'm always trying to use up scraps and stuff that would otherwise end up in the trash. My latest devices are jig knobs made with plastic bottle caps, which have a grippy surface on their edges.…Source

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LVL Workbench

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Tradition meets technology when we marry an 18th-century workbench design with modern laminated veneer lumber. Editor's note: This article originally appeared in the November 2009 issue of Popular Woodworking. A follow-up post from 2014 should address any questions on how …Source

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old cars Trabant601

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old cars Trabant601Trabik



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Bentwood Rings

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Bentwood RingsI've been making bentwood rings for a few months now and really love it.



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3 walnut canes

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3 walnut canesThe first cane Is my personal cane. The handle is walnut. I used a ebony stain on it. The other two were commistions done for freinds.



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7 Ways to Store Clamps

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You can't have too many clamps, a wise cabinetmaker once said. That is certainly true, but in a small shop, you can easily run out of room to store them. On clamp is so different from another that no single …Source

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Douglas Fir Rootball Bowl

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Douglas Fir Rootball BowlWe had to wait until the lighting was right to take photos that came anywhere near close to doing this bowl justice. Otherwise, this would have been posted a lot earlier today.This is a douglas fir tree root ball bowl. The tree was leaning precariously, so I decided it had to come down. What I didn't anticipate, however, was how deep the roots were. Heck, I thought I could just dig around the root ball and the tree would fall over if I dug deep enough. I guess I could have cut the tree off at ground level, but then I wouldn't have gotten the opportunity to see what the soul of this tree was all about.I gotta say, this bowl was a super challenge. It's 25 inches long by 20 inches wide by 8 3/4 inches high. It also weighs about 30 lbs. It's by far and away the biggest bowl I've attempted.The differences in colors in the photos is due to different lighting during the photo shoot. As usual, pics just don't do the pieces justice, but they're as good as they're going to get.Thanks for looking.TZH



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Crazy Eights

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Crazy EightsWoods: Yellowheart, Western Red Cedar, Eucalyptus and Wenge.Frame: Maple.Finish: Boiled Linseed Oil.



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Kyra's Guillotine

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Kyra's GuillotineMy grand daughter approached me for some help building a model guillotine for her world history class, and I agreed to assist her. She found the plans she liked from the web (https://www.instructables.com/Mini-Guillotine/) and I found enough material in my scrap bin to make it (red oak, maple, ply, and 1/8 hardboard)To better understand the instructions and check the dimensions, I modeled the plans with Sketch Up. We ripped up some oak and half lapped the pieces of the frame and table components, dadoed the uprights for the blade to ride in and pulleys in the headworks. A couple of YiaYia's sewing machine bobbins found their way into the headworks for the pulley system.All the connecting pieces were glued and pinned with finishing brads. Being it's nearly Halloween, I suggested splattering some of the pieces with red paint, which got her to making some plans for little sisters Barbie doll. I think Kyra and YiaYia are out looking for a small basket - I didn't ask why.I know this was not much of a fine crafted build, but I couldn't pass up the opportunity to share my shop with my grand daughter and our adventures with all you' all.



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My Woodsprite

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My WoodspriteI have always wanted to try carving a Woodsprite, and since I have a maple tree with a large knot hole, I decided to give it a resident. I studied YouTube and found lots of information…..some of it actually useful. The carving was done with a Dremel tool on a piece of western red cedar. It is about 14 inches tall and has no finish…...I just want him to weather like an old man. He was made to fit the opening and is a friction fit. I think the collar of the knot is growing and wedging him in even tighter. He has weathered a year….even Minnesota winter….and looks good.



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Celebrating Dovetails - Small Chest of Drawers

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Celebrating Dovetails - Small Chest of DrawersLocked down project!
I enjoy using hand cut dovetails, and this project was a treat. The slope of the dovetail is everywhere, but I'll point them out. The drawer pulls are sized to emulate the slope and also take your eye to the power switch. The individual drawer pull sides and holder have the same slope. The infill side panels are also share the same angle. The dovetails in the drawers and the cabinet are all cut using the same slope.
The slope of the dovetail is a “custom” slope, which is identical to the slope of the sides of the Spindle Sander these drawers have been designed to hold.
The timber is recycled myrtle, wenge, and poplar. Finished in Kunos Oil Sealer.



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Barn door, between rooms

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Barn door, between roomsSliding door isn't easy to level but we got it done! Dry brushed some color to break up the white door.



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Post & Rung Standing Desk

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Two classic joints build a beautiful utility piece PROJECT #2103 Skill Level: Advanced Time: 1 week Cost: $200 As we've settled into our fully working from home routine, one thing has become clear: sitting all day, without …Source

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Reconditioned small dresser

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Reconditioned small dresser1800's dresser needed some repair,lid on top drawers was broke and some of the over lay missing (birdseye)
case made with butternut wood.



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Barn lumber bench

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Barn lumber benchRough sawn barn lumber with the rough saw mill marks still their, only machinery marks is the tennons on the end supports. Two coats of clear coat over top



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Little Staked Table

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Little Staked TableI blogged about the building of this little staked table so if you want details of the construction, that's probably the best place to go.Briefly, the table consists of turned ash legs, staked into two pine battens, which are attached to the bottom of the pine top. Finish was three coats of shellac, followed by two coats of enamel.Photos are:

  1. The table in its final home, on our portale, leading to our front door.
  2. The table with the first coat of shellac on it.
  3. The battens and legs, assembled.
  4. The table top before any shaping.
  5. The turned table legs.
  6. The initial sketched plan.
Thanks for looking!


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Kauri root object

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Kauri root objectHad a play around with a bit of kauri root, didn't want to get any thinner. Wax finish.



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Drawknives & Spokeshaves

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These once-standard tools still have a place in the modern shop. Here's what you need to know about the use, care and keeping of drawknives and spokeshaves.Source

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Wash Stand

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Wash StandMy wife found a picture of a wash stand she really liked and asked me to build one for her. Here's the finished product—a beautiful custom-made solid white pine wash stand with poplar towel bars, 29-1/2 inches at the widest point by 21 inches deep by 35-1/2 inches at the highest point. The cabinet part is 19-1/2 inches wide by 20 inches deep by 30 inches high. Two doors and one drawer hand dovetailed.



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Live edge Walnut Table with turned legs

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Live edge Walnut Table with turned legsThis table is 36x60 with live edges. The outer boards are bookmatched and we're milled on my mill and dried in my kiln. I bought the legs from Amazon and attached to the aprons with hanger bolts. The top is finished with oil based poly. The legs and aprons will be painted white by the customer.



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Couch Side Tables - Extra Fancy

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Couch Side Tables - Extra FancyGreetings LJs, I needed 2 side tables, one for the couch and one for the recliner. I seen this design on-line and took inspiration from there. I added a railing to one of the tables to see if it made any difference keeping items from falling off when the fur babies are running around. Both versions seem to work just fine.Made out of red oak and finished with armor seal. Thanks for looking.



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5 Common Spraying Problems

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A well-tuned spray gun doesn't guarantee a perfect finish. Here are five of the most common spraying problems and how to fix them. Source

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Harley sign

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Harley sign Sign for a friend. Marquetry used curly maple and dyed popular. One for myself.



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Red cedar swing

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Red cedar swingAlso from rough cut cedar. Thanks to free plans from April Wilkerson, it was an easy build. But I did have to mill each piece down, router, sand, and finish till it came out like I wanted it too!



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Eastern Red cedar dining table

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Eastern Red cedar dining table Finished my first dining table with matching benches. Started with rough cut cedar and I must say, I'm proud of the outcome! First time doing mortise and tenon breadboard ends, kind of a pain. But satisfying when completed!Sorry for the sideways picture. Don't know how to fix it



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8 foot barn door red cedar

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8 foot barn door red cedarBuilt this out of rough cut cedar to match my table. Mortise and tenon all the way around. She's a monster!



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Shoji-Style Sliding Doors

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These beautiful Shoji-style sliding doors will make any large living space more versatile, or close off a closet in style.Source

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Table / chessboard

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Table / chessboardFinish this project up during the lockdown the beginning of covid



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Meat Cleaver charcuterie board (Halloween theme)

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Meat Cleaver charcuterie board (Halloween theme)I was working on a kitchen counter with a large piece of black walnut live edge, and ended up with a short cut-off piece. I kept looking at it, but could not decide what to do with it, and came up with this idea. One of my grown kids is crazy about Halloween and they have this huge party every year, so I thought I would make them a serving board that has a Halloween theme. I saw that piece o live edge walnut in a whole new light… I ended up using the live edge part to look like the sharpened edge of a meat cleaver (well a sort of cartoonish, exaggerated meat cleaver). I got the shape from an image (thanks Google), and copied the proportions off that. I used the table router to put a double bevel on the “sharp edge”. Used some dowels in the handle, and then torched the handle before applying a food safe finish of bees wax and mineral oil.The one thing I was disappointed with, was the way the brown came out in the walnut when I put the finish on. I would have rather kept the more metalic grey color the wood had when I was working it. I would love to hear if there is a better way I could have finished it (with a food safe finish that is), I would love to hear your opinions!Thanks for looking!



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A Great Aftermarket Blade for Your Trustworthy Plane

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I use hand planes quite a lot and give each one a special role to play. My ensemble of metal planes includes long and short, wide and narrow, expensive, but also dirt cheap eBay bought and later restored by me. …Source

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Wobbly Walrus push toy

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Wobbly Walrus push toyI took David Wakefield's base design for this wood toy, and then modified it so the mouth would open even further.The base is red oak. The wheels and tusks are maple.The wheels are offset on the axle to give the walrus its wobbly walking method.A cam drives a dowel that opens and closes the mouth and tusks.I made a Youtube video of the model in action and you can use this link to watch it.See my woodworking web site for more details.Thanks



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The chair maker's vise

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The chair maker's viseHello everyone,
I build this chair maker's vise with a slight modification, I used steel rails instead of wood for better stability and durability, this is a small project but was really fun to make.Here is a link for more details on my YouTube channel:https://youtu.be/xs0xt_wvx2s



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1920's Display Cabinet

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1920's Display CabinetLast year a good friend who knows I do woodworking asked if I could repair a cabinet his grandfather had made in the 1920's. Sight unseen I accepted the project. I received it in a large plastic bag with a number of broken pieces loose in the bottom. This was not a repair but a rebuild. It sat in my shop for a few weeks while I considered the ramifications of re-making this heirloom cabinet. We all know that the imperfections are part of the character of our projects. After a time I realized that in the condition it was in it could never be displayed and would eventually be discarded. With that to fortify me I finished it's disassembly, sanded what was salvageable and patterned new parts from what could not. Originally assembled with steel brads, this time all joints would be poly glued together. Construction was spread out over a week so parts could be stained and finished prior to the next stage of assembly. It was a clamp intensive project as you can imagine. I squared up and tightened all the joints and remade only a handful of pieces. Even sanded and saved the drawer pulls. Applied a dark stain as original for a satin finish. My trepidation was completely unfounded as the owner was overjoyed with the returned cabinet and I was rewarded with a 400 year old piece of mesquite that he had salvaged years ago on a hike in the desert. I turned him a wood carvers mallet from it but that is another post.



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Wood spirits in a stick.

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Wood spirits in a stick.The first is carved in Aspen. The second is Easatern ceadar. Third is Coffeewood and the fourth is Sassafras. Walking sticks are what got me into carving many years ago and remained my favorite thing to carve.



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Puzzle box

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Puzzle boxFound pics on my phone of a puzzle box from a few years ago. Used walnut, mahogany, and poplar.



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The Jupiter and her pullman cars.

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The Jupiter and her pullman cars.One of our fellow LumberJocks (MtnWild) has given me over the years some large oak beams reclaimed from heavy equipment pallets. This train was created from the the resawn lumber from one of those beams. Not my design, I found it in an old toy making book a few years ago. A new car is created every year and now this train is 8” long. And Tucker T is one of my best friends.



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Combo Toaster Tongs and Oven Rack Puller

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Combo Toaster Tongs and Oven Rack PullerI thought I'd make 5 more combo tools for the show on Saturday as the first one sold right away. I added a rare earth magnet to these and made them a little longer. The top one is Chestnut, then Jarrah, then Mahogany and the last two are Koa. They are 5/8” x 1 1/4” x 11 3/4” long and finished with Danish oik and buffed and waxed.Cheers, Jim



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"Parasitic" tripod floor lamp

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"Parasitic" tripod floor lampI was mesmerized by the Park house in the 2019 movie Parasite, and one bit of furnishing that particularly caught my eye was a tripod lamp in the living room scenes. I really liked the moody, atmospheric light that it gave off. With some research, I found that the lamp was built by the Korean artist/carpenter Bahk Jong Sun, and I found enough images of one online to allow me to design something close.Here's the lamp in a still from the movie:
And here is my SketchUp model with a spoiler tribute to the movie:
While the original was wood and brass, my version is all wood, a combination of cherry, Alaska yellow cedar, and Gaboon ebony. Took me about a month and a half to complete.The light box has 4 louvers that can be swiveled independently to shape the light. The turret allows the light box to be rotated. I don't know what type of light source was used in the original, but I used a series of LED strips with a dimmable transformer, all hidden behind a milky acrylic panel diffuser.This was an interesting project because there was very little joinery and very few requirements for precision. This was both freeing and maddening. None of the legs match and none of the louvers match. But the nice thing was that it doesn't matter. They're close enough.For a deep dive, I've captured the full build in some blog posts.I'm still working out just where the lamp will go, presumably it will be somewhere in the living room.



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Dining room buffet

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Dining room buffetBuilt this out of quarter sawn oak shaker style. I enjoy building projects for family. I was at a wedding and saw family I hadn't seen for some time and one of my cousins was saying how they had bought 3 or 4 buffets but were disappointed because they were not built properly. Had to build them one so people know IKEA is not the only choice.



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Spalted Bowl #14

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Spalted Bowl #14This one had a knot when I was roughing it out.
I gave it a good dose of CA before a bagged it.
Turned out pretty good.8” x 4”
Friction Polish



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Fast-and-Easy Drawer Boxes

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A unique router table, with two machines, does the trick. Making drawers can chew up a lot of time-unless you've got an efficient system. I've worked in several cabinetmaking shops where drawers are made fast. I've adopted their methods for …Source

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Charcuterie boards or Dipping Station

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Charcuterie boards or Dipping StationI made some cutting boards a few (or more) years back from crate pine scraps. These where made from those scraps. It has been awhile since my last post. I am looking forward to more soon.



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Unimog Trucks

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Unimog TrucksToys&JOYS PATTERN. THIS WAS FUN. Over 200 parts that have to be made in your shop for each truck. Only 16 factory made , 5 different size dowels, less than 3 feet in all. 90 saw cuts to make the thread on each tire. the thruck was designed and built by MERCADE BENZ. not legal to drive in the USA. lots and lots of time. thanks for looking.
Chuck



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A pair of canes

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A pair of canesThe first cane is Mahogany handle with a teak shaft. It was made for a fellow Marine Corp vet. The second is a Birdseye Maple handle with a Padauk shaft and done for a lady.



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