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Adobe brick making #1: Trial mixes

02-04-2009 12:41 PM by daltxguy | 13 comments »

Several years ago now, my partner and I took a 1 week course on building with adobe bricks/cob. We are lucky here in New Zealand that some hard working people developed approved building standards for adobe brick construction. Our instructor, Richard Walker was one of the people responsible for this standard. Our forest property sits on some ideal clay soil and we are interested in sourcing our new construction entirely from materials found on or near the site, so adobe should figure somew...

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How to Figure a Rafter

06-13-2011 11:51 PM by ClayO | 9 comments »

I did this video to show how to figure and layout a roof rafter. Check it out and let me know what you think. http://youtu.be/7QuJYtq8MsU

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New house building project #4: Glass doors for the 6 medicine cabinets

09-07-2008 07:06 AM by PaBull | 9 comments »

Today I was busy making the glass doors for the medicine cabinets for all the bathrooms in the house. I thought I might as well share the fun with you guys. First thing I had to do after I cut the styles and rails, was make a jig to do the coping on the router table. My router table is build in with the table saw, very basic. Here some pictures of that jig. The pictures are not the best, I took them with my PDA, sorry. The jig rides against the edge of the table. Now here...

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Extra Large Storage Cabinets

01-14-2018 03:32 PM by woodify | 8 comments »

I recently build two large storage cabinets with doors for my garage.View on YouTube

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Making curved moldings on the Woodmaster 718

07-21-2012 02:00 AM by GaryL | 7 comments »

I’ve have been working on a clients home that has entailed several different projects/phases. One of the things being done is upgrading most if not all of the trim through out this 7300 sq. ft. home. Next is doing the front entry and hall. There are two archways, one arched bi-fold (both sides), and an arched front door. Seven arches total with three different radius’s. First I made some paper templates from the openings and then transfered this to the material, in this case pa...

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Melamine Part 2: Apply Edge Banding

01-30-2013 04:52 AM by Todd A. Clippinger | 6 comments »

I just finished up the video for applying edge banding to melamine. This video follows Part 1 on how to get clean cuts in melamine, which can be quite a challenge without the right blade and techniques. Once the melamine is cut, often it will need to have edge banding applied. So I cover this topic in Part 2. I could have made a 2 minute video that shows me applying a piece with an iron and trimming the excess, but that can leave a person with a lot of questions. In these videos, you no...

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Adobe brick making #2: Some adobe brick abodes

02-18-2009 01:01 PM by daltxguy | 5 comments »

As part of my adobe brick making series, I thought I might show some examples of what an adobe brick building might look like. I guess most people might imagine that an adobe brick building must necessarily look like came out of the southwest US but not so. Mudbrick has been used for centuries and there are far more mudbrick homes than you probably imagine. Many of them look like any other building that you are used to seeing. I’ve chosen to limit my pictures to homes built here i...

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How to recover a chair seat

05-17-2017 10:20 PM by woodify | 4 comments »

After folding 24 corners it seems much easier to make the corners look good.View on YouTube

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An Upholstery Primer #2: Prep the furniture

10-29-2012 03:39 AM by MarkTheFiddler | 4 comments »

I’m sorry for having so little information in this post from the onset. As I need to do certain things that I consider pred – I’ll add them to this blog. Some with video – some with photos. In the meantime – I’ll start with 2 preps.

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Bending flashing without a brake

03-13-2012 10:57 PM by Craftsman on the Lake | 4 comments »

This is a simple video that will show how I bend flashing for a small job. A brake is nice but if you don’t bend stuff much then having one is a luxury that isn’t needed much.

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