Practical Wood Working

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Wednesday January 03 2018

Open Wood Shop This Week:

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I started cobbling this together a few weeks ago when I needed a way to make thin strips of wood. A planer will only go so far before the wood starts shattering. And then there is the cost factor.

Many wood workers have noted that a surface planer can be bought new for about $350. But a similar size sander STARTS at about $1000 - $1200. Eventually I expect I'll need something that will do more than what my jig - which uses my existing belt sander will do. But I'll cross that bridge when I come to it.



BOAT BUILDING

For the time being I am going to send you off to PaddleAndOar.com >>, which I use to chronicle my boat building adventures. As I develop this site I'll be putting up some material dealing with some of the wood working techniques practiced in boat building.

Click on the images below to go directly to one of the boats that I've built.

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Perfect or Better

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The Phoenix

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Ragtime

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Sturgeon Nose Canoe

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Upper Yukon River Canoe

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Greenland Kayak

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Recovery Kayak

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Folding Kayaks
/ YouTube Video

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Orion
/ YouTube Video

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Slender

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Models


THE OPEN WOOD SHOP

It only takes (about) a minute to watch one of these videos from around the shop and yard.

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Box Joint Jig

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V-link Belt

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Table Saw

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Wooden Wrench


YARD & GARDEN

It's not all about mowing the lawn. There's plenty of wood working projects too! And hopefully other non woodworking projects that will be of interest to the dear reader.

bee-kee-ping

April Bees
April Bees

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Honey Press

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Centrifuge Extraction

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Solar Wax Melter

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Cedar Bee Boxes

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Window/Roof Retrofit

geo-dome green-house

dome greenhouse
Greenhouse

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GH Floor

racking
Wire Racking

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Dome Door Retrofit

mis-cel-la-ne-ous

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Garden Borders


INVENTION

Exercises in head scratching

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The Arm

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The Arm 2

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Filter Cleaner

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Camera Rail

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Strip Sander


THE BOOKSHELF

It's hard to imagine being a wood worker without the aid of wood working books. From all over the world, from different cultures, spanning back hundreds of years, books are a message from the past to us today.

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Richard Roberts


BOXES >>

Utilitarian, whimsical, expensive wood or shop scraps, boxes are just fun to make. Here is a (growing) collection of boxes I've made over the years.

box gal-ler-y >>

A holding place for some of the box images I've made over the years.

pro-ject pa-ges

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Drill Caddy

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Drafting Case

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Wagon Rescue


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