Coffee Break Edit: Michael Cullen’s Two Walled Bandsawn Box
Feb17

Coffee Break Edit: Michael Cullen’s Two Walled Bandsawn Box

Coffee Break Edit: Michael Cullen’s Two Walled Bandsawn Box Edited by Jeff Roos This is an excerpt from Michael’s video workshop where he shows you in exacting detail how to make three of his boxes. Michael also wrote an article on his boxes which was featured in issue #250. Song: Traveling Alone by Kristen Cothron Get woodworking tips, expert advice and special offers in your inbox × (Why?) Published at Fri, 17 Feb 2017 14:33:32 +0000...

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Small Projects – FineWoodworking
Feb14

Small Projects – FineWoodworking

Small Projects – FineWoodworking Our woodworking group (Diablo Woodworkers) will be teaching 75 elementary school students (and their teachers) to build a Garden Box. These students, 2nd through 5th grade, are already engaged in outside garden activities requiring each student to have a box to plant seeds and grow plants. The teachers see this as an opportunity to have students also experience woodworking skills. The school did not have a design, so SketchUp became an important collaboration tool. I was told that the box should be 12 x 12 – the only specifications – so there was much flexibility. The following image shows the final approved design, after sending several SketchUp views and dimensions. Also I’ve shown the prototype in Monterey Pine. SketchUp will also be used in the classroom building sessions, as it provides a step-by-step procedure for the construction at school. This should help teachers and children to orient and join the box components. Also it shows where woodworking tools are introduced, such as the hammer, awl, hand drill, and screwdriver. Step 1 – Position the Front piece flat on the floor with its top edge facing you. Insert the two Ends into the dado joints as shown. Make sure that the top of the Ends is vertical and facing you. Step 2: Place the Back piece on top of the Ends with the dadoes lined up. Make sure the top edge of the Back is facing you. Push down on that the Back so that it fits over the Ends. Step 3: Hammer the nails into the drilled shank holes Note: Make sure to hit the nail head with the hammer flat, not angled as shown below: Step 4: Turn the assembly upside down, and position the Base on the bottom of the assembly Step 5: Hammer the nails into the Base. Step 6: Place a pencil line across the Base as shown, to locate the position of the Feet. Step 7: Place the edge of the Foot on the pencil line. Step 8: With the Awl, poke through the hole to mark the location of the screw pilot hole in the Base. Step 9: Move the foot, and use the drill to make screw pilot holes in the Base. Locate the drill point in the mark made by the Awl. Step 10: Use the Screwdriver to insert the flat head wood screws. Step 11: Repeat those steps for the other Foot. Step 12: Use files and sandpaper to round over and smooth all the sharp edges. Tim @KillenWOOD Get woodworking tips, expert advice and special offers in your inbox × (Why?) (Why?) Published at...

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Small Projects – FineWoodworking

Small Projects – FineWoodworking Small Projects – FineWoodworkingCarving ClassSchool Garden BoxRouter Jig for Perfect Hinge Mortises http://www.finewoodworking.com/category/small-projects/feed Expert advice on woodworking and furniture making, with thousands of how-to videos, step-by-step articles, project plans, photo galleries, tool reviews, blogs, and more http://www.finewoodworking.com/2017/02/08/carving-class http://www.finewoodworking.com/?p=228963 <img src=”http://s3.amazonaws.com/finewoodworking.s3.tauntoncloud.com/app/uploads/2017/02/06062418/011260086.jpg” alt=”Article Image”/><p>David Fisher carves bowls from green wood in a snug, unplugged shop in Pennsylvania. He takes as much pleasure in the process as he does in the finished pieces. The hand tools Fisher wields to make his carved bowls are instrumental in creating the clean lines and flowing forms that are a signature of his work.</p><div class=”article__cta fww-newsletter” readability=”31.5″> <div class=”article__cta__form” readability=”33″> <p class=”article__cta__heading”>Get woodworking tips, expert advice and special offers in your inbox</p> <span class=”js-close article__cta__close”>×</span></div> </div> <a class=”button__pdf-download” data-ga-event=”PDF Download” href=”http://www.finewoodworking.com/membership/pdf/228963/011260086.pdf” target=”_blank”>View PDF</a> <p><strong><a href=”https://blockads.fivefilters.org”></a></strong> <a href=”https://blockads.fivefilters.org/acceptable.html”>(Why?)</a></p> Wed, 08 Feb 2017 19:32:59 +0000 David Fisher article Carving Class – FineWoodworking David Fisher carves bowls from green wood in a snug, unplugged shop in Pennsylvania. He takes as much pleasure in the process as he does in the finished pieces. The hand … http://www.finewoodworking.com/2017/02/08/carving-class http://s3.amazonaws.com/finewoodworking.s3.tauntoncloud.com/app/uploads/2017/02/06062418/011260086.jpg summary_large_image David Fisher carves bowls from green wood in a snug, unplugged shop in Pennsylvania. He takes as much pleasure in the process as he does in the finished pieces. The hand […] Carving Class – FineWoodworking http://s3.amazonaws.com/finewoodworking.s3.tauntoncloud.com/app/uploads/2017/02/06062418/011260086.jpg en-US text/html http://www.finewoodworking.com/2017/02/08/carving-class Carving Small Projects http://www.finewoodworking.com/2016/09/29/construction-steps-elementary-school http://www.finewoodworking.com/?p=224633 <img src=”http://s3.amazonaws.com/finewoodworking.s3.tauntoncloud.com/app/uploads/2016/09/29083303/Step-3-e1475169162379-700×630.png” alt=”Article Image”/><p>Our woodworking group (Diablo Woodworkers) will be teaching 75 elementary school students (and their teachers) to build a Garden Box. These students, 2nd through 5th grade, are already engaged in outside garden activities requiring each student to have a box to plant seeds and grow plants. The teachers see this as an opportunity to have students also experience woodworking skills.</p><p>The school did not have a design, so SketchUp became an important collaboration tool. I was told that the box should be 12 x 12 – the only specifications – so there was much flexibility. The following image shows the final approved design, after sending several SketchUp views and dimensions. Also I’ve shown the prototype in Monterey Pine.</p> <p><img class=”alignnone size-medium wp-image-224685″ src=”https://s3.amazonaws.com/finewoodworking.s3.tauntoncloud.com/app/uploads/2016/09/29080245/Assembly-700×537.png” alt=”Assembly” width=”700″ height=”537″ srcset=”http://s3.amazonaws.com/finewoodworking.s3.tauntoncloud.com/app/uploads/2016/09/29080245/Assembly-700×537.png 700w, http://s3.amazonaws.com/finewoodworking.s3.tauntoncloud.com/app/uploads/2016/09/29080245/Assembly-768×589.png 768w, http://s3.amazonaws.com/finewoodworking.s3.tauntoncloud.com/app/uploads/2016/09/29080245/Assembly.png 1019w” sizes=”(max-width: 700px) 100vw, 700px”/></p> <p><img class=”alignnone size-medium wp-image-224686″ src=”https://s3.amazonaws.com/finewoodworking.s3.tauntoncloud.com/app/uploads/2016/09/29080252/IMG_5807-700×525.jpg” alt=”IMG_5807″ width=”700″ height=”525″ srcset=”http://s3.amazonaws.com/finewoodworking.s3.tauntoncloud.com/app/uploads/2016/09/29080252/IMG_5807-700×525.jpg 700w, http://s3.amazonaws.com/finewoodworking.s3.tauntoncloud.com/app/uploads/2016/09/29080252/IMG_5807-768×576.jpg 768w, http://s3.amazonaws.com/finewoodworking.s3.tauntoncloud.com/app/uploads/2016/09/29080252/IMG_5807-1200×900.jpg 1200w” sizes=”(max-width: 700px) 100vw, 700px”/></p> <p>SketchUp will also be used in the classroom building sessions, as it provides a step-by-step procedure for the construction at school. This should help teachers and children to orient and join the box components. Also it shows where woodworking tools are introduced, such as the hammer, awl, hand drill, and screwdriver.</p> <p>Step 1 – Position the Front piece flat on the floor with its top edge facing you. Insert the two Ends into the...

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Carving Class
Feb08

Carving Class

Carving Class David Fisher carves bowls from green wood in a snug, unplugged shop in Pennsylvania. He takes as much pleasure in the process as he does in the finished pieces. The hand tools Fisher wields to make his carved bowls are instrumental in creating the clean lines and flowing forms that are a signature of his work. Get woodworking tips, expert advice and special offers in your inbox × View PDF (Why?) Published at Wed, 08 Feb 2017 19:32:59 +0000...

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The Coolest Cutting Board Ever?
Jan15

The Coolest Cutting Board Ever?

The Coolest Cutting Board Ever? Scott Lewis Lets face it: if you’re an accomplished woodworker, a cutting board isn’t exactly the most exciting of projects to produce. That is unless you’re Canadian craftsman Scott Lewis. Lewis—who also moonlights as a video producer—constructs a large cutting board adorned with beautiful intersecting curves of contrasting woods in this self-produced video. By combining a router, bearing guided bits, and a bandsaw, Lewis is able to pull off a head-scratching design with relative ease. If you’re in search of a bit of woodworking inspiration, look no further. You’ve found it right here. More from Scott Lewis For even more inspiring woodworking video, be sure to check out Lewis’ piece on Incredible Bendable Wood. (source for the 3/4 in. fluting bit used to make the finger grips) Get woodworking tips, expert advice and special offers in your inbox × (Why?) Published at Tue, 26 Mar 2013 19:05:50 +0000...

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Router Jig for Perfect Hinge Mortises
Jan15

Router Jig for Perfect Hinge Mortises

Router Jig for Perfect Hinge Mortises Ed Pirnik and Jeff Roos If you’ve ever built a box with a hinged lid, or a cabinet with a hinged door, you know how difficult it can be to get the hinge mortises aligned perfectly. Any misalignment in any of the mortises can cause the hinges to bind or leave unsightly gaps when doors or lids are closed. In order to rout perfect hinge mortises in boxes, Fine Woodworking senior editor Matt Kenney developed a simple router jig that works in conjunction with a bearing-guided pattern bit. The jig is built of MDF and can be built in under an hour. Best of all, with a few modifications to the basic design, you can also tackle hinge mortises in cabinet doors. In this short video, Kenney shows you how to make the jig, and how to use it to cut perfect hinge mortises, every time. Get woodworking tips, expert advice and special offers in your inbox × (Why?) Published at Wed, 29 Jul 2015 04:00:00 +0000...

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