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Pyrography vase #1: Starting the glue up

09-22-2017 10:16 AM by Julian | 2 comments »

I am starting another pyrography turning project. This is a segmented vase that will have a pattern and small pictures burned as part of the design. We will see how it goes.

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1950s Craftsman Tablesaw Restoration #2: What do you think about the color?

09-22-2017 08:48 AM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 0 comments »

I was planning on sandblasting the table saw parts. It would be quick and easier I believe. However, I was not able to get that done, so I went with traditional ways…..a bit of elbow grease. Check out the video and let me know what you think about the color I have chose for the saw. Don't forget to hit that subscribe button...NEW VIDEO EVERY FRIDAY!

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Making a table, on a balcony. #3: Gluing the top, with some makeshift clamps

09-22-2017 05:25 AM by shaunmza | 0 comments »

One of the ways I justified making a table to my wife was that I could make it cheaper! Or is that how I convinced myself… meh, whatever. Now I can count, knowing full well that I would have to buy tools JUST to be able to cut the wood, it’s obvious that if I took all the money spent on tools, that it is going to be a verrry expensive table! So let’s ignore money spent on tools! Problem solved Or so you would think, thing is I am quite tight fisted and hate spending...

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Furniture #28: Shoe Rack Cabinet The work begins

09-22-2017 12:19 AM by robscastle | 4 comments »

The Red Ironbark The 30Kg plus piece of Red Ironbark was first in line for working, mainly because of its sheer weight alone, I set the Table saw up and then wrestled the post onto the table. I estimated that I could get a series of pieces about 25mm each from the post I was surprised just how flat the timber is and layed them all out for the thicknesser, as I believed the jointer could not improve on much. Sure enough I got five pieces from it. I had to make two cuts f...

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Making pistol crossbow

09-21-2017 01:57 PM by Viking Carpenter | 1 comment »

Made this pistol crossbow out of mahagony.View on YouTube

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Making a table, on a balcony. #2: End of day 1, planks cut to length.

09-21-2017 12:48 PM by shaunmza | 1 comment »

I ended up having to go back and buy another length of the the planks and the wood for the legs. No workbench, so we make do with what we have! 2 stools support the wood as I measure, mark and get ready to saw. Rough idea of how it will look, I bought the cheapest of the cheap planks, and will be using a hand plane to knock down the edges a bit until they match up. Another photo, because I can! This was in day 1, my back was shouting at me like crazy! With no bench, mu...

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Making a table, on a balcony. #1: Getting started, the plan and the wood.

09-21-2017 12:42 PM by shaunmza | 2 comments »

I enjoy making stuff. I think it is the creative process of having something in your mind, then taking action and bit by bit, seeing it come to life. As a teenager I shied away from wood, as it was to me a very unforgiving medium, if you don’t cut very straight it’s there for you to see, every time you look at it.Steel on the other hand, was more forgiving, as I could weld up holes. I used a bead of welding to cover up my inability to cut in and straight more than once! ...

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Furniture #27: Shoe Rack cabinet Concept

09-21-2017 03:37 AM by robscastle | 6 comments »

I am going to make a shoe rack cabinet based on the project David Dean posted in Oct 2012It will only have one tilt out section as I need to have room for work boots and other formal high heel boots of which all need hiding away. So whats prompted this? Here is the situation at our front entrance as we speak. Although we have a cupboard its outlived its usefullness, and there are shoes and boots scattered about. This is the timber I am going to use. Some swamp Gum and, ...

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Ridgid toolboxes... and fixing the sadness #18: Ready for decades of service

09-21-2017 12:01 AM by Tony Ennis | 0 comments »

Not a lot to mention, just bringing some closure to the project. Over the course of a few weeks, I painted the box. I thinned the paint down and got a much nicer result on the remaining coats. After that I reattached the hardware completing the project. I did not enjoy painting with oil based paint. It was a mess and dried slowly. But I can wholeheartedly give a shout-out to nitrile gloves. Kept me from being green. Anyway, pics. The bottom of the box has a skew rabbet plane,...

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A project in Maple #2: Hey, glue ups!

09-20-2017 09:28 PM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

Today, was much better. Even remembered to turn the shop light and the fan on! Goal was to get at least the front assembly glued up, and a start on the back assembly.. Last two mortises were chopped…did a few fittings with the rest of the parts. There was another panel glued up….took it out of the clamps, and used the two completed raised panels to mark out for size…..blank was an inch shorter than I wanted…..decided a wider center stile would work….set...

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