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Baby Crib

I got the idea for making this baby crib by looking at catalogs and combining some of the things I liked from a couple of them. It is made of Oak from old generator shipping pallets….

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Oak Coffee Table

Solid Oak Coffee Table was made from an old beam. This is an example of my favorite kind of woodworking projects. A that is table is custom made furniture or one of a kind. I made…

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Reclaimed Wood Dining Table

Reclaimed wood from an old barn was used to make this farm table. A planner was used to get the heart pine boards ready to make the table top. The mortise was cut in legs that…

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Oak Headboard

I made all molding in my shop. Most of the wood came from shipping pallets. Post are 4 3/4″x4 3/4″ solid oak. Flutes were done with 3/4″ radius router bit. The dental molding on post and headboard…

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BEVEL-EDGED CHISELS

When I say “chisel,” the image that pops into most woodworkers’ minds is a beveledged chisel like any of those shown in the top photo. It’s ironic that these chisels have been marketed so long as…

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CHISEL TERMINOLOGY

Chisels can be broadly classified into two groups: those designed for use with hand pressure only, and those intended to be driven by a mallet. Chisels made for hand use only may be either firmer chisels…

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COPING AND FRET SAWS

Coping and fret saws are yet other types of frame saws where the blade is held in a tensioned frame that is adjustable. Most coping saws accept a 65/8″-long, very thin, narrow blade with fine teeth—typically…

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FRAMING SQUARES

A framing square is another one of the tools that some woodworkers feel belong only in a carpenters toolbox. That’s too bad, because a framing square is quite useful in the wood-shop. The longer legs of…

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COMBINATION SQUARES

What do you get when you combine a metal rule, try square, miter square, level, and depth gauge into one tool? A combination square. A combination square is a metal rule with a groove in it…

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TRY SQUARES

Try squares have long been a mainstay of the woodworker. We use t h e m to lay out and mark boards for joinery, and to check edges to make sure they’re truly square. A try…

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