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Woodsmith Tips — Tips, Techniques, and Videos from Woodsmith and ShopNotes

Woodsmith Tips — Tips, Techniques, and Videos from Woodsmith and ShopNotes

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Adding a Hidden Compartment - Woodworking Project Adding a Hidden Compartment The current issue of Woodsmith (No. 127) features a drawer with a hidden compartment that's built into the back of the drawer. But there's more than one way to do this. In fact, adding a hidden compartment is a lot easier than you might think. A while back when I was working on some pigeon hole dividers for a desk, I added a simple hidden compartment behind one of the drawers, see photo. This hidden compartment (really just a "stubby" drawer) fits the opening exactly, so you can't see any gaps around the edges.

Woodworking Projects, Plans, Techniques Note: I started writing this blog entry more than a year ago. I shelved it and have revisited it several times since. Each time, I thought: I don’t need this kind of grief. For whatever reason (four beers, perhaps?), I offer this as an observation based on teaching students, both amateur and professional. Darwin's Beagle library "books; those most valuable of all valuable things" Darwin to Catherine Darwin 1833 The voyage of the Beagle (1831-1836) was one of the most important scientific expeditions in history. On board was the young naturalist Charles Darwin. His investigations would change science and the world forever.

The Modern Thread Box This is the 1"-6TPI thread box set and the tools you will need to properly adjust it. In a recent article about the Beall wood threading system I mentioned that I had previously been working with a modern thread box set to cut male and female threads in wood. I think this system merit’s a closer look as it is a very good way to cut threads in wood inexpensively. The opening picture shows the 1” AMT thread box set that I use to make threads for the “Mini Moxon” twin screw vises that I make.

11 Free Miter Saw Stand Plans + 9 Pictorial Idea Guides, 2 Videos, 6 Paid Plans and MORE! What good is a miter saw if you don’t have a stand? As one forum poster said: “I’m tired of putting my chop saw on the floor!” Let this free miter saw plan collection inspire your next project, whether you’re building a mobile miter saw stand for your shop or a miter saw station with 16′ of bench. Woodworking with Rob Millard As I said in an earlier entry, I was somewhat shocked that despite careful joinery the cases were quite flimsy. I guess I shouldn’t have been so shocked, because the sides are comparatively thin, as are the drawer blades, meaning the tenons are short and have no shoulders to speak of to resist racking. With that in mind, before any fitting of the drawers or doors could begin, the backs had to be made and installed.

Data Visualization, Design and Information Munging // Martin Krzywinski / Genome Sciences Center ▲ 2013 day ▲ 2014 day ▲ 2015 day ▲ 2014 approx day The Milkman's Workbench in Use The Milkman’s Workbench – a portable bench I built for the June 2013 issue of Popular Woodworking Magazine – is about 653 percent better than my first workbench. Thanks to the clever engineering in the portable bench, it can handle most handwork tasks when clamped to a dining room table or kitchen countertop. My first workbench – a heavy door on sawhorses – could do only a fraction of these task. To demonstrate its capabilities, I attached the portable bench to my dining room table. Repaint your kitchen cabinets without stripping or sanding, with... Disclosure: Rust-Oleum paid for my transportation, lodging and food to attend this special event in New Orleans, where I could test this new product and hear directly from their company experts. There was no promise of news coverage. Opinions are my own. Repainting your kitchen cabinets has historically been one of the most thankless home renovation projects.

Dovetails on the Bandsaw, Scrollsaw and Router Table Dovetails on the bandsaw 4 Oct 2010 Summary: This is my method for cutting regular and symmetric dovetails using the bandsaw, scroll saw and router table. The bandsaw is used to cut kerfs for the pins and tail for a perfect fit. The scroll saw is used to quickly remove most of the waste and router table is used to remove the remaining waste and fine-tune the depth of pins and tails. There is a tiny amount of manual cleanup on the tails - probably not enough to call them hand-cut, though. You could, of course, remove the waste manually with a mallet and chisel instead of using the scroll saw...or use a coping saw or bandsaw. Using the router table to trim the final depth of pins and tails is both quick and accurate, but it also imposes a minimum spacing between adjacent pins and tails of 1/2" (the width of the bit).

Cool and Stylish Fireplace Designs Collection of beautiful modern fireplaces and unusual fireplace designs that will heat your house in style. Mobile Fireplace Travelmate portable fireplace makes it possible to set up stylish source of heat wherever you want it. [link] Cabinet Fireplace GATE fireplaces by Conmoto come with a wood storage cabinet right next to the fireplace. My First Project Hello everyone. I have finally taken the plunge and made something after weeks of reading and research here and on other websites. I stumbled across David Savage's website with lots of useful information on what tools to start with. Then I saw an interesting portable workbench on the American Practical Woodworking website. Getting screws to hold in end grain Because wood is relatively weak perpendicular to its grain, screws don't hold that well when screwed into the end grain. This firstly because the thread has a harder time cutting into the grain fro the side, and also because what it does grab shears out more easily, as the shear is cross-grain. Wood screws do, however, hold extremely well in cross grain. So the trick to making screws really hold in the end of a piece of wood is to give them a bit of cross-grained wood to bite into.

'Design. Click. Build' Blog Sort By: From Dovetails to Mortise & Tenon Killenwood, member | April 13th, 2014 This model was made by a friend, David Heim. I will be using his model to create a multi-page shop drawing for my students.

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