A Teasure Box for Clara

So I thought I'd take a short break from posting...and just nine months later I'm back!Funny how life is sometimes...Anyway, here's something that was created during that time - a treasure box for my daughter's birthday. I used poplar; I can't remember why, but it was...
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Review of Two WoodRiver Vises: Pattern Makers’ and Gunstock

Long ago, I drooled on the Tucker vise page of the Lee Valley catalog. Seemed really nice; seemed really expensive.  So I punted and got a typical quick-release vise.  Works great, for flat stuff.Recently, I took a class from Michael Fortune and had him over to my...
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I was on the CNC with Dave Show!

Thanks to Dave Gatton for inviting me to be the guest on his "CNC with Dave Show" on Saturday, July 16th.  If you are interested in CNC machines, then you might want to tune into this show every Saturday night at 9pm on YouTube.  I talked about the Electric Guitar...
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Punch, brothers! Punch with care!

Here's a small project from the shop before it went into hibernation. It's pretty self-explanatory, so I'll let the pictures do the talking... Complete, and... ...oiled - it will darken in time and match better. For me, there is something very satisfying in making old...
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Edge-to-edge joints, part 6

Clamping capacity Can small shop clamping methods generate enough pressure to make a good edge-to-edge joint? The short answer is yes. Let’s look at the details. The US Forest Products Laboratory in their very useful Wood Handbook, chapter 10, page 16 (2010 edition),...
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WooDesigner Contest – Enter Now To Win Great Prizes

CONTEST RUNS FROM JULY 12, 2016 – JULY 19, 2016 Who doesn’t like free stuff? I know I do. In fact, Here at Woodesigner we have been contacting various companies and communicating with them online about giving away their products here on my site! One company that I...
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DIY Round Table

DIY Round Table

I am LOVING my new kitchen nook area! I had a larger table, that I built for this spot when we first moved in, that had six chairs and the chandelier was in the middle of the ceiling. This cramped up the space so much (sometimes you don’t know exactly how you will use...

DIY Floating Shelves with Pulleys

Hey guys!  Ash and I had the best time crashing our sister’s house a few weeks ago!  We took a 5 hour road trip with tools, wood and kids in tow to her house in Houston.  We spent less than 24 hours and completed 6 big projects for her.  We called it a “Shanty House...

All of it, together

I was listening to a Pandora station in the shop today and it got me to thinking. Pandora is a wonderful music app that characterizes each song or track of recorded music using “hundreds of musical details . . . melody, harmony, instrumentation, rhythm, vocals, lyrics...

DIY Round Table

I am LOVING my new kitchen nook area! I had a larger table, that I built for this spot when we first moved in, that had six chairs and the chandelier was in the middle of the ceiling. This cramped up the space so much (sometimes you don’t know exactly how you will use...

Twine Picture Frame and Coat Rack Combo

I combined two woodworking projects into one with this Twine Picture Frame & Coat Rack combo.  I made it out of scrap wood that was left over from my previous Sliding Barn Door and Easy Wall Shelves projects.  Check out the video below.[embedded content] I made this...

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