The Woodshop Shed

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

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Carved Jolly Santa Ornament

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Before we start carving, here are a few basic carving principles. Stop cuts are cuts that protect areas you don't want to remove. These simply sever the fibers and define shapes, allowing you to make cuts into them without cutting Source

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Congrats Derek Cohen

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Opened up the latest FWW (Tools & Shops addition) and I see a beautiful Moxon Vice I recognize:

https://forums.woodnet.net/showthread.php?tid=7350402

Congrats!

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Wine inspired serving tray build

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Making a custom 1ft x 2ft wine inspired serving tray for a friend. Made from Black Walnut, wine corks & Alumilite deep pour resin, Finished with lacquer


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Tusked Trestle Table Design?

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I've been asked to build this table base on a picture. All of it that I can see is easy. It's the fastening to the top that has me asking questions.

I've built a trestle table (pic attached). It was easy. Two runners between each leg assembly supported the top; a trestle stretched between the vertical posts in the legs. Easy peasy, but it was all glued together hard.

This one is knock-down.

Do you attachthe two leg assemblies to the top (with your favorite wood-movement-allowing method) with nothing between the leg assembliesand then hammer in the bottom stretcher's tusks? Are there runners under the top? I don't think there are but I'm not sure.
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Dowel-cutting Cradle

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I find cutting dowels on the band saw to be a hassle. For one thing, the blade can grab the round stock and twist it out of your hand if you're not using a support cradle guided by the miter Source

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The Sketchbook of Henry Lapp

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An illuminating look at the life of a 19th century country cabinetmaker. Daydreaming in my shop, I'm imagining a warm summer day way back in 1899. Just after supper, Henry Lapp sits at a pine table outside a tavern on Source

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cabinet "pocket door" hardware?

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Any of you all have experience using something long these lines to allow cabinet doors that can open but then push back inside?

https://www.accuride.com/en-us/products/...-auto-open

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Show Me Your Slab Bench

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Hi Folks,

For once in my life, I successfully flattened a pear wood slab. Originally, the tree was blown down by Hurricane Ike. Myself and a friend harvested several of these trees. Over the years, this particular slab bent along the middle, with a fair amount of warping thrown in for good measure. I sawed down the middle with a circ saw, jointed each of the two halves, and then glued it back together. It's very flat and will be ready to go with just a bit of touch up.The results are shown in the pictures.

I'd like to make a bench, and would be grateful for advice and suggestions.

Side A or B?
With a back, or not?
What style? Can you show a picture of a similar one that you made?

Thanks,
Mark

Side A

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Side B

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Original slab

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Edge View

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What finish is on old oak church pews?

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My church has some pews that need refinishing. They are the old, 2" thick style-- I'm betting over 50 years old.

I'll do some testing to see what solvents will dissolve the finish but wondering if anyone here has any experience with such pews.


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Sea Urchin Ornament

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If you spend any time in the turning community, you've probably seen this style of ornament before. The hollow urchin shells are available online (and in various speciesthe smoother ones are thinner and more delicate). The key to a good-looking …Source

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Nov 8, Jointer Reviews - Craftex CT086 6 Inch Jointer

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The Craftex CT086 wood jointer is a reliable machine that fits nicely in a small to medium sized home workshop. I've had mine for a couple of years now...

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Nov 17, Table Saws in the News

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According to this article from CBC News (Canada), over 10 people a day lose a finger or worse in the U.S. alone, let alone the rest of the world.Find out what is/isn't being done by table saw manufacturers and the U.S. government to try and lower these numbers.

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Jul 12, Router Table Fence - Shop Made Router Fence

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This new router table fence for my table saw router table has a few features designed to control the air flow for enhanced dust collection...

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How to Price Your Woodwork. A Simple Technique.

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Lots of woodworkers will be familiar with the YouTube videos of David Picciutto. His distinctive style and straight-talking make him an interesting and endearing character to watch. There are a million ways to price your woodwork.In this video David outlines what he believes in regard to pricing, and why. You can't argue with that.

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Takumi Woodwork Show How Japanese Style Woodworking Should Be Done

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We all know Japanese joinery is just wonderful, but what happens when two British guys base their woodworking business on this style of work?

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9 Weird Woodworking Tricks That Actually Work!

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I've read a lot of woodworking tips and tricks online, so much so, that it seems like I'm not seeing any new ones.So I set out to make a useful collection of tricks that aren't the typical ones you see online.I hope you enjoy these and pick up at least one tip you haven't seen before.

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Spring Clamp for Miters

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Spring clamps are easily converted to miter clamps by adding swivel jaws. Remove the vinyl tips, and then hacksaw a 1/2″ long slot down the center of the metal jaws. Use needle-nose vise-grips to fold down the two halves of …Source

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Notched Batten for Planing

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A notched batten is one of the best jigs you can make to help in hand planning. This simple thin hardwood strip has a hoof-shaped notch at its end and is used to prevent boards from shifting during planing. The …Source

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Nordic Birdhouse Ornament

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The holidays are busy for most everyone, but there's always enough time to knock out a project like this on your scroll saw. I sped up the process even more by buying 1/8” veneer instead of cutting …Source

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Cherry

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Scientific Name: Prunus serotina Other common names: Black cherry, cabinet cherry Growing regions: The Eastern half of the United States, plus Arizona and New Mexico; and Mexico and Canada Tree Characteristics: Moderate size, reaching 70 feet in height, with a …Source

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Test to Find a Durable Finish

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A few sample boards can save you from future finishing headaches. Finish manufacturers targeting the furniture industry and large professional finish shops provide a lot of information about their products. Unfortunately, the manufacturers who target amateur woodworkers and small …Source

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Easy Way to Biscuit-join Edgebanding

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by James QuinlivanPage 12I edge-band plywood shelves with solid wood, attaching the edge-banding with #20 biscuits. It's no problem at all to hold the plywood shelf solidly while cutting the slot; that's what bench dogs and an end vise do so well. But the edgebanding itself can be a little squirmy, either bending or rotating when held between dogs or slipping if held by the ends in a vise.I finally realized I could use the Veritas Wonder Pup (#05G10.03 at leevalley.com) to capture the edgebanding between the Wonder Pup and a dog while another dog kept the edgebanding from rotating. With the biscuit cutter registering off the benchtop, this setup is nice and secure.Video: Watch videos of some of our tricks at work at popularwoodworking.com/tricks.Source

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Build a Hand-Crafted Bookcase [Video]

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From the Popular Woodworking premium video archives, Christopher Schwarz shows you how to build a simple pine bookcase using only hand tools. Watch: Preparing Rough Stock Download: Boarded Bookshelf PDF…Source

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Preparing Rough Stock [Video]

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Chris Schwarz demonstrates how to prep rough stock in this classic Popular Woodworking video. …Source

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Rigid Brushless SubCompact Drill/Impact Kit Review

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Tool: R97801 18V SubCompact Drill/Impact Kit Shop Now   Manufacturer: Rigid MSRP: $199 (includes two 2.0Ah batteries, charger, carrying case) The tool Rigid's lineup reinvention continues with the R97801 18V SubCompact Drill/Impact Kit. The kit includes their new 18v 1/2″ …Source

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Specialty Chisels for Your Shop

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The amount of woodworkers that I meet that don't have a good set of chisels nearly floors me. With the work I do, I couldn't survive without my sharp set of bench chisels. Between fine-tuning joints, paring waste, and cleaning …Source

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Introducing PopWood+

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The history of Popular Woodworking has been a long one. Starting nearly 45 years ago as Pacific Woodworker, Popular Woodworking has since been a trusted source for woodworking information. The pages of Popular Woodworking Magazine have been filled with projects, …Source

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Stock Sizing Board

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Planing stock to fit standard dados is much easier than trying to find the right chipper and shim combination to fit the dado to your stock. I cut five grooves in a scrap of plywood, using only the blades and …Source

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Traveling Pencil Sharpener

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A sharp pencil is a must for accurate work, but having a pencil sharpener permanently mounted in one place isn't always ideal. The further away I am from my pencil sharpener, the less likely I am to use it, until …Source

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Clamps for Delicate Work

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Most of the clamps in our woodworking arsenal are designed to produce tons of pressure per square inch. While we use them to hold pieces over the workbench, close joints, or keep glued parts from moving while the glue dries, …Source

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Mouse House

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An ideal project for learning how to make a bent lamination. A Mouse needs a nice home too, doesn't it? At least, that's what a friend had in mind when she asked me to design a little house to …Source

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Your First Toolkit

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No matter what your style of woodworking, you need a basic set of hand tools. Here's where to begin. When I came to America, I had a lovely wife, two suitcases and 50 bucks. Oh man, where do I …Source

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Building a Wooden Canteen for your Uniform Kit Part 2

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Building Your Canteen Read part 1 here Materials 12″ thick lumber - 48″ long 14″ thick plywood - 10″ x 20″ 1 each, 2″ wide cotton/linen carrying strap 1 each, 2″ strap buckle (optional f/ carrying strap) 2 each, 3 …Source

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Quick-press Veneering

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Occasionally, I like to veneer my own cabinet doors. Like many small-shop woodworkers, I do the job by covering the veneered face with a platen, then applying clamping pressure onto the work via hardwood cauls that extend across the platen. …Source

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5 Must-Have Clamps For Your Shop

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A well-equipped shop will have a variety of clamps for different situations. Here's our favorites. I think that you've probably heard the saying that a woodworker can never have too many clamps. Heck, you may have even used that as …Source

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