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A Spagnuolo-Style Cutting Board

A Spagnuolo-Style Cutting Board

Well, I finally got an end grain cutting board made in the style demonstrated by The Wood Whisperer, Marc Spagnuolo. By using different types of wood cut in various widths this style creates a very pleasing pattern when completed. I chose to use Maple and Cherry for this board. Though the contrast is more subtle […]

A Splendid Spline Jig

In addition to the Crosscut Sleds I also had to make a jig to cut the slots for the splines on the Maple And Padauk Box that I made. This is basically a cradle that holds your workpiece at a 45 degree angle to the tablesaw blade. This was pretty simple and quick to build. […]

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A Couple Of New Crosscut Sleds

When I made the Maple And Padauk Box last week I needed a 45 degree crosscut sled to cut the sides so I had to stop and make one first. I also made a 90 degree crosscut sled at the same time. Both sleds are approximately 15″ X 11″ and made of plywood and Pine […]

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A Couple Of Simple Bowls Of Ash

Here’s a couple of simple bowls made of Ash that I turned recently. This was the first time that I turned Ash so I found this to be a real treat since Ash is a local Nova Scotia tree. As an added bonus I found it to be very easy to work with, sort of […]

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A Maple And Padauk Box With Splines

Small, decorative wooden boxes have been on my ToDo list for quite some time and this week I finally got to make one! This was a fun project and I can see myself making more. It is made of Maple with Padauk for the lid and bottom. The corners are accented with Padauk splines and […]

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You know by now that I enjoy keeping track of any woodworking tips that I come across by regularly posting them in the Woodworking Tips And Tidbits section of Woodworkers Guide. Well, if you have any tips of your own Christopher Schwarz over Woodworking Magazine Weblog has just announced a contest for your best woodworking […]

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08/10/08 – Woodworking Tips And Tidbits

1. Create a ‘measuring stick’ for checking box squareness from an old telescoping antenna. Point each end to fit accurately in a corner. 2. Add a strip of fine sandpaper to your Table Saw’s miter fence for added grip. 3. Throw a couple of silica-gel packets in your biscuit storage jars to minimize the biscuits […]

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You may remember the announcement back in June about the upcoming Lumberjocks Woodworking Awards 2008 that was being held over at the Lumberjocks website. Well, the project submissions were made, the voting was done and the results were tallied! The winning projects were selected from a total of 84 submissions in the online voting held […]

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