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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. All the slats are 3/4″ thick and the rails are about 1 1/4″ thick. This baby is heavy!! This…

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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 this rustic table to match customers rustic decor and mostly from oak pallets and old oak beams. Every inch…

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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 were made from cypress found at the local lumberyard. Table aprons were made using heart pine and the groove…

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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 was made using a Dovetail jig I use and a 1/2″ radius bit. I started on one end of the board and…

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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 that accepts a pin in the head of the square. The head has two faces—one at 90 degrees and…

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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 square consists of a metal blade and either a wood or metal stock. Most quality wood stocks have the…

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FOLDING RULES

Long before the tape measure arrived, the folding rule was used for layout and measuring. Typically made of boxwood with brass protecting the ends, the most common of these was the four-fold 2-foot rule that fit easily in a pocket. A more modern type of folding rule is the zigzag rule. Although I usually use…

Woodworking Tutorial – Chapter 5

   PLANS  CODES  AND  SPECIFICATIONS In Building construction, a good plan and a well defined contract are important. ” Early understandings makes for long friendships.”Every carpenter must know how to read blueprints, and understand architectual drawings and correctly interperate the information found in the written specifications.Simply put , the plans tell you how to build…

Ralph Jones Woodworking Tutorial

Here are several tutorials on various woodworking topics. Chapter 1 – Building Materials This chapter is a tutorial on how to do identify building materials and thier uses. Chapter 2 – Hand Tools This chapter is for learning hand tools and how to identify them, as well as their uses Chapter 3 – Power Tools…

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