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Houndstooth Dovetails

2091 days ago by Woodhacker | 27 comments »

Houndstooth dovetails use varying sizes of tails (or varying sizes of pins…depending on your perspective). I’ve wanted to try them for quite a while now. This blog shows most of the process I’m currently going through. To get the effect it seems to me you need more tails/pins per corner than one would normally think about. In this case like a few of my other recent boxes posted, I’m using Caribbean rosewood and curly maple. Most often, (when you see them at all) these are done by alte...

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Schummie Fund Raiser - Help A Fellow Woodworker Realize His Dream

2195 days ago by Martin Sojka | 6 comments »

A few weeks ago Al Navas shared a very nice idea with me. He was touched by a case of one of our fellow LumberJocks – Henrie Schumacher – and he decided to help Schumie to realize his dream to do some woodworking once again… Henrie’s background:Schummie (Henrie) lives in The Netherlands. He is married, has a wonderful wife, and three wonderful children, two boys and one girl. He was a policeman, until tragic events on the job forever changed his life. Henrie is physically...

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Hand Cut Double Dovetail Experiment

2242 days ago by Woodhacker | 74 comments »

After admiring the double and double-double dovetail joints that are capable with the Incra and other jigs, I started thinking, “Why not try this by hand?” So this box is my first experiment with handcut double dovetails. It took me some time to figure out the joinery process, but once I realized a few things about this type of joint, it seemed do-able. It was quite challenging but also a ton of fun. It also does take some degree of patience and precision…which I’m still working on. In...

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What do you do for a living?

2630 days ago by Zuki | 674 comments »

What do you folks do for a living? I know that some actually woodwork for a living . . . but what do the rest of you do to pay for the new tools in the shed? I’ll start . . . Labour Relations Consultant for a large organization. I have actually been working in Human Resources for about 10 years now. I would like to eventually have some of my woodworking projects bring in a few extra $$$ . . . but I have to get good first :).

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Starting and Running a Business #1: Introduction & Part 1 - The Dirty Lies of Starting a Business

2301 days ago by Ad Marketing Guy - Bill | 26 comments »

Welcome Note & Intro to this Blog Series Everything you can imagine is real, Pablo Picasso Part I -The Dirty Lies of Starting a Business! Welcome Everyone to the Ad Marketing Guy’s business Blog for Lumber Jocks & Friends - I am hoping, there will be 12 entries and unfortunately, none of them will have anything to do with woodworking! WAIT – Don’t leave yet –STOP that back page button! DROP your dovetails and take a few minutes and read, You may find something worth ...

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Advertising Policy - What's Crossing The Line?

2305 days ago by Martin Sojka | 64 comments »

My head is still spinning after adding the new site posting rules. Everything seems to be clear, there is only one rule that is already generating lots of controversy and questions (I got few only by PMs). Current version of the rule says: “Don’t advertise your business or the business you are affiliated with. If you have a product or service that you would like to advertise contact our advertising department. Note that labeling projects as “for sale” as well as add...

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A small table that took a whole lot of work

2326 days ago by John Fry | 40 comments »

This is my first blog entry ever. :-) So I hope I do it right. This is a photo essay of the construction of a couple of “Drum Tables”. A drum table made of Indonesian rosewood and wenge. A second table of Asian ebony and wenge was made at the same time. They have a 21” diameter at the top, and stand 23” tall. The main cylinder has an 18” outside diameter. The curved side panels are all bent laminations, and veneered with the final wood choice. The curve...

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Photography #1: A Photography Studio In The Shop

2425 days ago by Todd A. Clippinger | 24 comments »

The final act… Buffing the final coat of finish is the moment of birth for a project. After that it is carefully wrapped and delivered to start its’ life with family, friend, or client. One part of the woodworking process that most of us don’t figure in is the photography. I can tell you from experience that this a very important part of furniture making. It is not an option if you are planning on doing woodworking and furniture as a business, be it full or part time....

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Get Published - Bookcase Challenge #4: Questions & Answers

2333 days ago by Martin Sojka | 8 comments »

Here are the frequently asked questions answered by Glen Huey, Senior Editor of Popular Woodworking. Can we enter an original design that we’ve recently executed and already built?Yes, as long you’re willing to build the unit again or work with us as we build it to your winning plan. How detailed does initial design need to be? A set of plans, or just a rough sketch?This is, to a large extent, up to the you. We must to be able to determine from the drawings that the design is able...

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Bookcase Challenge entry

2338 days ago by Greg Wurst | 15 comments »

Well, for kicks and giggles I decided to try to create a bookcase entry in Sketchup for the competition. I have no delusions of winning anything, but I thought I’d give it a try. I though of what I could do to make a traditional bookcase stand-out, and not coming-up with anything I decided to mess-around with curved surfaces in Sketchup. After some tinkering, I had a basic design that you see here: It’s more of an art piece than a bookcase I suppose, but it was t...

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