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Modern Gateleg Table
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If you've ever been dragged to Ikea by your spouse (few woodworkers go willingly - except to eat meatballs), you've probably seen a table similar to this gateleg one. It's been a staple of the contemporary furniture company's line-up for many years. One Saturday five years ago, my family dragged me there to buy lamps and rugs. While they shopped, I fiddled with the table mechanism and wondered: Where did this clever idea come from? Read More...
Tricks of the Trade - Sander Circle Jig
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I find myself needing a lot of small circles for use on wooden toys. When I cut those disks out with a circle-cutting jig on the band saw, the edge is a little too rough, so I've made a fixture for the disk sander that makes quick work of sanding the wheels perfectly round and smooth. Read More...
Chris Schwarz Blog
Dugout Chair Step 3: Draw a Chair
2017_08_24 dugout
After removing the big chunk of wood that was to become the front of the chair, the next steps on the dugout chair are the tricky parts that require more thinking than straining. I needed to chainsaw the bottom of the stump level to get the thing so it had the stance of a chair. Read More...
Bob Flexner on Finishing Blog
Spontaneous Combustion & Oil Finishes
2017_08_24 rag
Drying oils, especially linseed oil (raw or boiled), are the only finishing materials that spontaneously combust. Solvents don't spontaneously combust, paint strippers (including paint or finish residue) don't spontaneously combust, and no type of varnish spontaneously combusts. It's not totally clear whether 100% tung oil can spontaneously combust, so treat it like it does. Read More...
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