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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...

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...

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...

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,...

CHRISTMAS GIFT BASKETS #3: Chase to the cut

Back to work on the project today after our thursday shopping excursion and getting a check up at the doctor (us old folks do a lot of that). After completing all the blanks for the basket components on Wednesday, I used today to get...

WoodworkingWeb Interview: Mike40

This interview, with Mike40, is from January 2015 1. What is your “inspiration story” — where did your interest in woodworking all begin? My main inspiration to take up woodworking was a segmented walnut bowl that my older brother turned...

Making a Viking Candy Dish

You may have seen my project post here which explains the background for this design. Several readers expressed their interest in a blog to show how to make one of these, so here it is. Background Since this is not a replica of any...

WoodworkingWeb Interview: Wolf & Rabbit

Thanks to Wolf & Rabbit for doing this interview.   1. What is your “inspiration story” — where did your interest in woodworking all begin? Well, it really goes back to when I was about eight or nine. My Grandfather had retired from his...

WoodworkingWeb Interview: MontyJ

Thank-you to MontyJ for taking the time to do this interview (June, 2014) This creation is MontyJ’s “first” — yes, his FIRST woodworking creation!! Talk about “jumping right in with both feet”! You can follow his blog for this build here  ...