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Winter 2013-2014

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  • Just...shelves

    Every now and then, I get a board or two. No real project for just a single board. I usuallyjust make a shelf , fancy or not, depending on both the wood, and what "exras" I have on had, maybe a railing sitting on some dowels, or some Shaker...
    Posted to steve newman by Steve Newman on 11-24-2010
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  • PIP of Blanket Chest

    Just some views of this little Blanket Chest. The picture of the inside of that coopered top shows qhat the wood looked like before the finish. Simple raised panels, Just a rabbet around the edges, and round-over done with a block plane. The "ears"...
    Posted to steve newman by Steve Newman on 11-13-2010
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  • Hand Tools in my shop

    A look into my hand tool world, just some of what I work with: about as basic as a hammer, chisel, and a plane Stanley block plane#110 See how many you can name here Marking gauge, an old one at that sometimes, one has to make a tool, or two A Stanley...
    Posted to steve newman by Steve Newman on 11-19-2010
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  • Ye olde Toolbox

    In that woodshop of mine, there is a small metal toolbox. Older than I am, I think it's a "Kennedy". In this toolbox, there are quite a few old tools, mostly from the 50s. Old names, some you may not have heard of. Socket sets from Walden...
    Posted to steve newman by Steve Newman on 11-19-2010
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  • More of that old pine

    I had some of that old floor board pine left over, plus some 2x6 stock from a beam. Neighbor wanted a bench for his porch. Hmm.. Happened to see an Old Norm Abram show about an English Garden Bench. His was out of teak, at wee bit pricey for me. I had...
    Posted to steve newman by Steve Newman on 11-22-2010
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  • There's fickle and then you have silly

    At any given time there are a myriad of things going on inside the TKW and I can easily say that because there's no doubt in my mind it's a very fickle place. And, I suppose a casual onlooker would find meager interest in what was going on in...
  • Woodworking Tricks

    For any successful woodworking project to take place, an action plan or project plans must be explained. When you know what you want and with the designs properly laid out, execution becomes so much simpler and it will be possible to construct some really...
    Posted to C Bird's Blog by C Bird on 03-27-2011
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  • patterns for a wooden helicopter

    i am a student of mr knowltons, and i was wondering if anybody had a pattern for a HMM-364 helicopter my brother seved in the marines as a casuvac pilot, and i would love to build a model of his helicopter. http://www.hmm-364.org/ if you look at that...
    Posted to mr. knowlton's Blog by mr. knowlton on 04-14-2011
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  • Lap Desk

    From reclaimed barn wood? I had an old plank of the stuff, and needed a project to build. Decided to just "wing it" and make a lap desk, using just the boards on hand. Plank had a nice angle crack running the length of the piece. Sawed to get...
    Posted to steve newman by Steve Newman on 06-05-2013
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  • Hand plane's tale: Crash and rebirth

    Awhile back, I had won a Diamond Edge #6c handplane. It was kind of rusty, front knob was cracked, everything was in one piece, though.. However, when the box arrived at my front door... .something didn't look quite right. The front of the part came...
    Posted to steve newman by Steve Newman on 07-27-2012
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  • Cheap Table??

    Ok, Daughter wanted a small Dinette Table for the kitchen. I had some old planks down in the Dungeon Shop. Milled up an old Oak 2x8 into four leg blanks. This is what passes as a tablesaw nowadays. I used the edge of the saw's base to set the width...
    Posted to steve newman by Steve Newman on 02-12-2013
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  • Cedar Chest

    Out of Aromatic Red Cedar. I started with several rough sawn 8/4 by 6" wide boards. milled down into something my small shop could work with. "Plan" was for a chest that LOOKED like a small chest of drawers. A top drawer would be a false...
    Posted to steve newman by Steve Newman on 06-11-2011
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  • Workbench project

    Is underway. i started with some old, nail-sick, UGLY beams from a garage that fell down, old age. enough for four legs and some other items. I also had a beam laying around outside of the shop, kind of buggy. Wound up takingan axeto plane off the buggy...
    Posted to steve newman by Steve Newman on 05-13-2012
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  • Rust hunting results

    i needed a few planes for the shop. Decided to go visit a few "thrift stores" in my area. Found a few rusty, CHEAP planes. Just needed some work to clean back up , and return to service. A Stanley Bailey #8c at one shop @ $25??? Sold !! Kind...
    Posted to steve newman by Steve Newman on 05-13-2012
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  • Blanket Chest

    From a few old Oaken barn rafters? Yep, after pulling a few pounds of nails, resawing down to about 3/4" thick, and planning down nice and smooth, I wound up with a nice stash of White Oak. Purdy, ain't they? Made a box out of some of the parts...
    Posted to steve newman by Steve Newman on 11-14-2011
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