Category Archive: Posts by Project

Sep 15 2012

Table Saw Cart: The Carcass

Since I can buy a whole stick of 8′ of “quality” grade 1×4 pine for less than I can buy 1 board foot of any other material, I decided to make the carcass of the table saw stand using pine and 1/4″ plywood. Yes, pine is a softer wood, but I’m not …

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Sep 12 2012

Planning A New Table Saw Cart

I’ve recently discovered the joys of having all of a tool’s accessories within reach of the tool. In between projects, I’ve been slowly reorganizing my shop so I don’t have to walk across the shop three times to perform a simple task. My latest focus has been my table saw, it currently sits atop a quickly …

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Sep 10 2012

Checkerboard And Checkers

It happens to all of us, you start a project, something more important comes around, and you forget about the first project for a while. I started gluing up a checkerboard in March, then something came up and I ended up leaving the finished glue-up sitting flat on my bench for about a week. When I …

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Jul 27 2012

Wooden Wallet

About a month ago Stuart over at ToolGuyd posted the Slim Timber Wood Wallet. Since the wallet sold for $45 and it looked like a simple thing to create, he wondered what the best way of making a DIY version would be. I thought about it for a while …

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Jul 26 2012

Wooden Engine Garage (Sodor Steamworks)

My son has amassed quite a few engines in the few short years he’s had his wooden train table. The problem is that there just isn’t enough track to play with all of them, so they end up all over the table and floor. He has a garage that is attached to a round house, …

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Jul 10 2012

Heart Shaped Necklace Holder

Sick of my daughter asking me to unsnarl her tangle of necklaces, I decided to build her a necklace tree. After some thought, I figured the tree would be a bad idea because it would be just one more thing to clutter up the horizontal space in her room. So I changed …

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Jun 18 2012

Turning Some More Glue-Ups

I decided it was either time to either throw away part of my growing pile of scrap wood or make something with it. Since I have a hard time parting with toothpicks, my only option was to make something. I’ve had good luck contrasting purple heartwood with maple, so laminating a turning …

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Jun 12 2012

If At First You Do Suceed, Fail, Fail Again

I thought making bracelets was easy, I guess I just got lucky the first time. I made my first bracelet out of Peruvian walnut. I started from a 1/2″ thick square blank, cut out the hole in the middle with a 2-1/2″ hole saw, and cut off the corners to make …

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Jun 07 2012

Wooden Bookmark With Pressed Clover

Either my daughter and I are very lucky, or we discovered a patch of mutated clover. While waiting for the school bus, we’ve found about 10 four-leaf clovers and 2 five-leaf clovers in a 2 foot square patch. I’ve pressed every one of them and the question has been: “what should …

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May 01 2012

Making My Own Riving Knife

In February Tom Hintz of NewWoodworker.com posted an article with a video about kickback that got the woodworking community talking. In the video he pushed a board through his table saw without a riving knife and twisted it at the end of the cut. The board and push block …

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