The Woodshop Shed

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

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Backyard Swing

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Backyard SwingSo, my brother in law had an old swing on an A frame type structure. He asked if I could build a new swing so he can surprise his wife. This is what I came up with. Hope she likes the difference.

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Small bookcase

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Small bookcaseThis was at an Airbnb where I stayed a couple of years ago, & I took a pic and a couple of measurements.
The wood is madrone, milled in northern California many years ago- difficult to dry, but great to work after that.
the 5/8” sides and shelves are joined with #10 biscuits. The trefoil design is very easy & fun- three tangent holes with a forstner bit & rout with a small cove. 22”, 32”, 10”, shelves angle 12.Does this happen to you?


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Slick

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SlickNeeded a slick for upcoming timber framing project. As I've been playing around with blacksmithing for a couple of years thought I'd try to make it. Got a piece of O1 tool steel and fired up the forge. Is all forged from 1 piece of steel. Handle is turned white oak (handled the wood with steel dust on my hands so it turned a little black, oops). Blade is 10” by 1 1/2”, Handle is 18”. Works pretty well.

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How to Use a Router Dovetail Jig

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Not everyone's ready to tackle hand-cut dovetails. Here's how to get the most from your router and jig. Dovetails are prime joints. Long history, great appearance and cachet. Used in boxes, drawers and carcases. But for many woodworkers, cutting …Source

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