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Picnic Table #4: Lamination

I did a quick dry run with a couple of laminates on the form. I heard crackling. It seemed to me the wood was too dry and the existing stress in the wood was fighting against me. Need some energy, time for Ice cream before the glue up....

Making Unique, Light Catching Laminated Wood, Plastic and Copper Ornamental Turnings

[INTRODUCTION] This instructable describes how to combine two or three mediums (wood and plastic, or wood, plastic and copper) to make beautiful, eye catching ornaments that will stand out even along some of the finest...

Picnic Table #1: Intro

While going through my favorite pictures I remember this table: http://lumberjocks.com/projects/51352 I thought now is the time to try and build it. The post has some details, I will need to figure the rest. That’s what I love to do. ...

Work Bench Build #8: Bench Top Glue Up

Well I’m at it, the one part of this build that I wasn’t 100% confident in. I started the glue up with two sides and the 8 straightest boards to give me a couple of straight bases, or at least close. Then I joined the two halves with pieces thus...

Picnic Table #3: Preparing the Laminates

Cutting the laminate was the most adventurous part of the project so far. As I stated earlier, I used the 4×6 to cut the laminate from. Dimensions: The leg has a base of 3″×3″, And since there will be creeping up and down during the glue up,...

Coffe Table #4: Rib Cage Glue Up

In the previous installment of this blog, I left off with the ribs cut and pattern routed. It is time to glue them up. I decided that the first 5 ribs on each side will be glued and clamped and the rest glued and pin nailed as opposed to...

Work Bench Build #6: Taking Stock and planning

I have just finished drilling the pilot dog holes into the top boards that I have vises for. This will allow me to have a nice straight batch of dog holes started once the top is glued up by using the drill press when the top is still just a...

Work Bench Build #15: Update

Here’s another ten items finished, only about a dozen to go. Roubo Work Bench “to do,” list and, assembly order. ^ ^ equals completed work. ^ ^ ^ ^ Clean and dust workshop. ^ ^ ^ ^ Research styles and types...

Work Bench Build #1: Decisions and Preparations

For over 15 years now I have been working out of my garage as a workshop without a carpenters vise or a dedicated carpentry space. The shop has produced some amazing projects, including almost every piece of furniture in my house....

Marquetry Jewellery Box #4: Sand Shading and Organization

With my colors mostly decided I went about cutting the pieces and dividing them into two groups. One group contained all the “universal” pieces. Those are the pieces that occur in all nine panels. The were assembled in one tray while the pieces...