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Template Routing

Hey Everybody,

I’ve been quite for awhile now with school and everything but I’m hoping to jump back into everything now. Here’s a video i shot on template routing for the aprons of the Tea Table i made. This is a really good example because of how wavy the legs are and how crazy the bubinga is. Hopefully you guys like it!

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Laying out the Bubinga Slab

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Here’s a quick video that I shot on laying out the pieces that i will be cutting out of my Big Bubinga Slab. If you get one thing out of this video i hope that it is cut your board to fit your pieces and not your pieces to fit your board. It’s very important and can make a world of difference in any project. Enjoy!!

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BIG BUBINGA SLAB

well i just got my big bubinga slab and shot a little video of it. Hope you guys like it!

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sharpening

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In this episode i give an overview of sharpening as well as the sharpening methods that work best for me… i also talk a little bit about technique and how finding the sharpening system that works for you is the best thing that you can do. also i mentioned sharpeningsupplies.com which is a great great website for getting all things related to sharpening. I highly recommend that you give them a try. Its a great one stop shop for anything that you need. So i hope you guys enjoy this episode, and i hope to see you again next week.

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Applying Hardware to Curved Drawer Fronts

Hey Everyone,

In this episode i talk about applying hardware to curved drawer fronts using my bow front desk as an example. It is a very good skill to have that is not difficult but knowing the basics will allow you to apply hardware to any front whether it is curved or not. I want to thank Horton Brasses for the hardware and advice on what hardware to use! Ive used a few of their hardware pieces before and it is really great quality stuff! If you plan on ordering hardware for curved surfaces from them then make sure to specify that the front is curved and they will include a double nut as well as a larger hole in the post for the bail. Hope you guys enjoy the episode!

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Bent Laminations

Alright,

there have been a few setbacks to getting the milling lumber video up and i have to refilm half of it so i figured that i will release the bent laminations video. bent laminations are intimidating but in this video i go over all the infomation nesecary to allow you to try it yourself. Also my cousin Pat shows off his new quitar that hes been working on with a little help from me. Hope you guys enjoy it and remember to post any comments, questions, critiqeus, or suggestions.

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Lumber

Hey Everyone,

In this episode i talk a bit about lumber. There is so much to know so for now i pretty much stick to the basics. The idea of this episode is to give you an understanding of your lumber at the lumberyard as well as understanding grain structure and how to use your lumber. All in All just to give you a better understanding of your wood! This video is a little more on the intermediate side but i remember that when i was just starting out woodworking a video very similar to this helped me out alot so i relayed that same information as long as added all the information i think you should know to start off with. Like i mentioned in the video i will also do later blogs more on matching grain and the like and will point it out on projects in the future. So i hope that you guys like it, and stay tuned for milling lumber which i will put out mid next week!

P.S. I just realized that i forgot to include how to measure board feet. ehhhhh. Can’t believe i forgot that as its one of the biggest things you need to know when shopping for wood. It is simple measurement though. multiply the length by the width by the thickness (all in inches). Then divide by 144 and that is the amount of board feet that is contained in the board.

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