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Steve Latta: Woodworking at the College Level – 360w360 E.248

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 4:10am
 Woodworking at the College Level – 360w360 E.248

In this episode of 360 with 360WoodWorking we hear from a woodworking professor at Thaddeus Stevens College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. You may better know him as Steve Latta, woodworker, Fine Woodworking contributing editor and the guy who, in my opinion, brought inlay back to the forefront of woodworking. Steve is in his 20th year teaching this craft to those in college – and he’s doing a damn fine job if you look at the results.

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Fly Rail

Sun, 09/03/2017 - 6:48am
Fly Rail

Last week I wrote about how you could use a simple jig setup to begin the steps to make a knuckle joint for a Pembroke table – same jig used to make box joints and moldings. After you have your knuckle joint constructed, what do you do your the “fly” rail to make it work? The rail should swing out to support your table leaf. And while not at work, it conceals the the fixed apron set behind it.

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It’s All About Backboards – 360w360 E.247

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 4:44am
It’s All About Backboards – 360w360 E.247

In this episode of 360 with 360WoodWorking as the Labor Day Weekend holiday approaches and we plan time with our families, I decided to revisit an “Around the Shop” podcast that discussed backboards. It’s solid woodworking information with an eye toward historically accurate work.

Join 360 Woodworking every Thursday for a lively discussion on everything from tools to techniques to wood selection (and more). Glen talks with various guests about all things woodworking and some things that are slightly off topic.

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Dentil Molding, Box & Knuckle Joints

Sun, 08/27/2017 - 5:52am
Dentil Molding, Box & Knuckle Joints

What do dentil molding and box and knuckle joints have in common? If you look at the opening photo, you’ll get a hint. What do you see?

I’ll tell you what I see. I see a woodworking jig that is super easy to make in the shop, and is extremely accurate when properly constructed. And better yet, this jig is multi-purpose in so far as it is used to produce each of the items mentioned in the post’s title.

Continue reading Dentil Molding, Box & Knuckle Joints at 360 WoodWorking.

Bradley McCalister Talks Wood & Tools Used When Turning – 360w360 E.246

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 3:38am
Bradley McCalister Talks Wood & Tools Used When Turning – 360w360 E.246

In this episode of 360 with 360WoodWorking, Bradley McCalister is back to talk about his favorite woods to work with on the lathe, and we discuss various tools used when turning, including scroll chucks, traditional turning tools and turning tools that have interchangeable cutters.

Join 360 Woodworking every Thursday for a lively discussion on everything from tools to techniques to wood selection (and more). Glen talks with various guests about all things woodworking and some things that are slightly off topic.

Continue reading Bradley McCalister Talks Wood & Tools Used When Turning – 360w360 E.246 at 360 WoodWorking.

Tip For Lathe Work & Elsewhere

Sun, 08/20/2017 - 6:50am
Tip For Lathe Work & Elsewhere

If you’ve been reading my blog recently, you are sure to have noticed that I’ve been working at my lathe – it’s a Minimax T-124 Copy lathe – quite a bit. My inherited version of this lathe does not have an indexing head. I don’t know if other versions of this lathe have an indexing ability or not. While no index abilities generally are not a problem, there are times when it’s a huge disadvantage.

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Bradley McCalister’s Views on Woodturning – 360w360 E.245

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 4:10am
Bradley McCalister’s Views on Woodturning – 360w360 E.245

In this episode of 360 with 360WoodWorking, Bradley McCalister shares his views on woodturning, including a bit of his history and the path he traveled to become a woodturner, his opinion on why working on a lathe has grown in the past decade and what trends are showing up in the craft at this time. Then we turn the discussion to how to get started woodturning – his answer may not be what you expected.

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More Useful & Inexpensive Shop-made Tools

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 9:36am
More Useful & Inexpensive Shop-made Tools

A few weeks back I began a rather involved project that has legs that have stop-flutes. After posting about my shop-made scratch stocks, I hoped to do a majority of the work using a router with a fluting router bit only to clean and straighten up the flute portion with the scratch stock. The bead area had to be fully scratch-produced.

As you can imagine working with a router bit and a couple of scratch stocks, the surface of my stop-flutes needed to tweaked to be smooth.

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Big Savings for Pembroke Table Hands-on Class

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 7:11am
Big Savings for Pembroke Table Hands-on Class

If you have a week free beginning September
18th – yes I know it’s barely a month away – 360Woodworking has the perfect woodworking vacation for you. There is one bench open for a hands-on class building a Pembroke table, a furniture form that spanned over a century and was interpreted differently by the tastes and styles of the various designers of the age.

In the class as you build your table, you’ll learn multiple methods to taper legs, how to work with stack-lamination techniques for the curved parts, basic veneer work, how to lay out and cut the oval top complete with drop-leaf joinery and inlay and how to make knuckle joints for the fly rail – come ready to work to build this iconic piece of period furniture.

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Woodworking Courses Without A Computer

Sun, 08/13/2017 - 5:07am
Woodworking Courses Without A Computer

Taking online courses in any subject, including woodworking courses, is the future of learning. It’s convenient. Bring the course directly to you. (There’s a free example posted below.) But in woodworking, being tied to your computer when you need to be in the shop practicing your new found skills is problematic. This week 360Woodworking.com took steps to alleviate that problem. The newest offerings are downloadable courses presented as a PDF with embedded video that plays whenever opened in Adobe Reader.

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Woodturning Patterns by David Heim – 360w360 E.244

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 4:20am
Woodturning Patterns by David Heim – 360w360 E.244

In this episode of 360 with 360WoodWorking, we talk with David Heim about his new book Woodturning Patterns (Spring House Press). David wrote and illustrated his book – illustrations are 3-D drawings from SketchUp, a program in which David excels. In the book, David has gathered together more than 80 drawings that are full size renditions, except for a handful that are half scale. Patterns found in Woodturning Patterns include kitchenware, play things, knobs and finials, items for shop and garden tools, lamps and candlesticks and bowls, vases and platters.

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Woodworking At Your Pace

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 8:01am
Woodworking At Your Pace

There is a group of people who enjoy going to hands-on woodworking classes. They enjoy the travel, the camaraderie of other folks who woodwork and time away from work and home. They enjoy the competition to see who leads the class and who does the best work.

There is another group of people who dislike participating in hands-on classes. They don’t like the competition or the stress of being judged by others in the class.

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