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  • Reclaimed wood

    by Steve Newman     Wednesday, September 28, 2011
    Black Cherry, resawn from a floor joist. Quartersawn White Oak, from a barn rafter. Glued up the Cherry into a panel, cut handles in the QSWO , and miter the corners. Wood came from an old garage that was torn down, my cost was just the gas to hual the...
  • New Piece: Extension table in walnut and maple

    by Mark Love     Saturday, January 8, 2011
    Designing this extension dining table was a perfect example of how I like to work with clients. This lovely family of four wanted a dining table that would be small enough for every day use, yet one that could extend to seat up to twenty guests. They...
  • Tool chest for the Dungeon Shop

    by Steve Newman     Sunday, April 6, 2014
    Not really a blog, this time. Will IF someone wants to read it. Needed a chest to store most of my handtools. Had four planks of Black Walnut, and a few of Pine. Using a set of already done Sycamore boards that were raised panel by a handplane as a guide...
  • Brass Ice Cream Scoops with Black Walnut Handles

    by Cougar96     Friday, November 6, 2009
    This was a fun and easy project to do on the lathe. I got the idea from American Woodworker Magazine. I used some Black Walnut logs I harvested and dried out in my basement. I used Pure Tung Oil for the finish and I bought the scoops from
  • Sofa table, from an old water bed frame?

    by Steve Newman     Friday, December 3, 2010
    Yep. I had three pieces from an old water bed frame out in the garage. Since i rent the place, I have no idea how old this bed was. It wasthere in the garage when I moved in 7 years ago. Daughter wanted a Sofa Table built, but didn't have any cash...
  • a simple Table

    by Steve Newman     Saturday, December 4, 2010
    Another table style i like to make, this one a Shaker Style table. About 24"x 24" top, a small, simple drawer, and some hand tapered legs. The drawer does not even use dovetails (too small) so just some rabbets are used. Aprons are joined to...
  • A "Windsor Style" Quilt rack.

    by Steve Newman     Saturday, December 11, 2010
    I had some scrap wood around the shop, a couple 2xs from a pallet, some pine and Poplar slats, and a "need' to make a quilt rack. I turned two end posts from one of the pallet's 'runners', and bandsawed a few other parts. Four 'feet"...
  • Twin Kitchen Hutches #72

    by bricofleur     Sunday, April 4, 2010
    To make the rabbets on which the glasses of the upper doors will rest on, I’ll be using this rabbeting bit. The bearing will follow the lower shoulder of the groove while the cutters will cut the upper shoulder to form the rabbets. Standard bits...
  • Plank Table

    by Steve Newman     Monday, December 26, 2011
    The "Other Half" wanted a small Prep table for the kitchen. I had a plank of Oak out in the shop about 13-1/2' wide. I clean the old boy up, trimmed off the beveled edges to get things down to fit my 12-1/2" planer. I had a few other...
  • New Computer Desk

    by Steve Newman     Sunday, May 13, 2012
    Old one was getting a bit beat up, one grandBRAT needed a desk for HIS computer. Decided to make a new bottomhalf, and just re-use the small hutch from the old one. It seems that I have a supply of Beech, and Oak, from that old garage that fell down....
  • Shaker Blanket Chest in Cherry

    by Mark Love     Tuesday, November 17, 2009
    Shaker Blanket Chest in Cherry I just delivered this. The simplest designs give me the chance to feature the wood prominently. This cherry looks pretty sweet. Enjoy :) - Mark Love
  • creating a sign...

    by Richard     Saturday, November 28, 2009
    well folks I need sum help here my wife would like for me to make a sign for her sister an brother-inlaw's farm, for xmas... i want to use hard wood not pine she would like it to be 3' x 3' an weather proof to withstand anything; she wants...
  • stripe humidor

    by Stephen Higginbotham     Tuesday, May 4, 2010
    zebrawood and rosewood lined with Spanish cedar. zebrawoods interlocking grain pattern prove to be quite difficult to plane, but this was a small project that gave an opportunity to work with exotic boards without breaking the bank. Enjoy.
  • Miter Saw Acute Angle Jig

    by bricofleur     Friday, May 14, 2010
    I’ve been thinking about making this jig for years. Since nice weather has arrived I have to make a picket fence. All slats will end to a sharp point, meaning I have to cut them at an acute angle. I used to do that on the tablesaw but each time...
  • Table with a floating top?

    by Steve Newman     Saturday, December 4, 2010
    At least it looka like it is floating. Just some pine for this little table. The front apron has a drawer front that matches the grain of the apron. Simple to do. I just cut out the drawer front from the apron, and fill in the saw kerfs with some "beading"...
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