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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...

Wood Shop Furniture #1: Planer Table/Cabinet

I’ve been WW-ing almost 4- years and my first project was building infeed/outfeed ramps for my lunchbox planer. I built it on a 1/2 sheet of 3/4 ply, on the ground. It works great, however it has gotten really old having to get down on these...

Workshop Tour

It seems that workshop postings have slowed down considerably since Steve posted his. I can’t compete with his, but I’ll show (parts of) our workshop anyway. The main portion of our shop is on the lower level. I chose to utilize the space...

Hand Tools - Some New Some Old

In my boatbuilding career there was always a need to get the job done quickly and efficiently so power tools were the order of the day except for the few places where they just couldn’t do the job. Final planing on the edges of planking, shaping...

I'm Back, The Desolation Sound Trip

The trip to Desolation Sound actually took only eighteen days, due largely to good weather and some scheduling requirements but was an amazing success. Most nights were spent at peaceful anchorages and most days were spent sailing although the...

Interior door making #1: Some people say I'm nuts...

…for attempting this project. I decided to make all of my interior doors to replace the home despot special slabs that are currently here. I’ve blogged a little about this before and I kind of took a hiatus from the shop but now I’m back in...

Work Bench Build #14: Glue Up and Final Assembly

Well this is the day, the final assembly of the legs, the stretchers, and the bench top. We held a quick briefing and took note of the time. The glue was not diluted so we had about 40 minutes until things would start to get difficult. The crew...

How to enlarge your shop without increasing it's size

Like many hobby woodworkers I have always felt that my shop was too small. It certainly isn’t large at 228 sq.ft. My growing dissatisfaction made me give the problem a rethink. I finally realised that my real problem had a lot to do with the lack...

My Roubo Bench Journey #26: My Half Built Workbench in Action

I stopped working on the Roubo so I could make a shelf assy for underneath my wife’s Quilt Sewing Table. I used common Pine from the BORG and decided to build the shelf using dovetails for two reasons. One, I haven’t made anything with...

Shaker End Table #7: A Little Leg Work

First up was to cut away the necessary waste from the tenons on the two side aprons to accommodate the front rails, now onto the legs. The finished leg will only be 5/8" square at the bottom of each leg, so I marked out that square on the...