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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 finest...

WoodworkingWeb Interview: A1Jim

This interview, with A1Jim, is from July, 2015 1. What is your “inspiration story” — where did your interest in woodworking all begin? I guess my first encounter with woodworking was as a 10 year old kid and was when my brother in-law (a...

WoodworkingWeb Theme: Wooden BOXES

Anyone who knows me, knows that I am an “outside the box” kind of person! I like to take an idea and stretch it, play with it, distort it, expand on it, and, well, think outside of it. But that doesn’t mean that I don’t like boxes. As a matter...

Cost of tools

You know as a seasoned woodworker, for three decades, I just can’t believe how the cost of woodworking tools have gone up. I have a list of hand tools I really would like for the shop ig. clamps, turning tools, new lathe chuck, drill bits Etc.....

WoodworkingWeb Interview: BarbS

Thanks to BarbS for taking the time to do this interview. My ‘Inspiration Story’ was one of necessity. When my children were small, if I wanted bookshelves or night stands in their rooms, I had to knock something together with hammer and...

MAKING A WOODEN GEARED CLOCK #9: Gluing up and Trial Assembly - Day 9

Day 9 work The different parts were glued up, namely; the 3 piece main frame the 5 piece winding wheel (5 wheels glued together to form a pulley like part) various wheel spacers onto the wheel arbors 3 pinion gears onto the wheels...

A STORAGE SHED FOR MY BBQ GAS GRILL #4: Assembling the structure

In the shop Today I first nailed woodstrips from the top to bottom on the front and back legs. These are thin strips used to cover the cut ends of the panel boards and act as a platform for nailing on the corner trim later. Next the strips...

A STORAGE SHED FOR MY BBQ GAS GRILL #2: Sizing the shed

You might be wondering why I am going to all the bother with such a heavy construction. Well, the weather gets pretty hairy here in the Fall and Winter, wet and wild! We are very close to the coast and we our house also sits on the highest point...

Marquetry Jewellery Box #15: Top Sand Shading and Assembly

Warning: Lots of photos! Here’s my setup for sand shading one piece at a time. The marquetry has been preliminarily assembled on sticky shelf paper, a sheet of thin acrylic covers most of it, and the sand is hot. I remove one piece,...

Marquetry Jewellery Box #14: The promised pretty pictures

Last entry I had just started cutting the top marquetry. This is the most complex piece I have attempted and yes that was also the case when I cut the ends. This cutting and assembly took between 55 and 60 hours but it is done at last. I now...