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Boxes - Working in Small Scale

65 days ago by RogerBean | 24 comments »

As I look through the pages of projects on various woodworking sites, I see a fundamental misunderstanding as to the basics of box making. As I once shared this same misconception, perhaps these thoughts will help someone seeking to create fine boxes. This “misalignment” has to do with what might be called “working in small scale”. On my first visit to Andrew Crawford’s workshop in Shropshire, England, only minutes into our conversation, he pointed out the importance of learning the elem...

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5 Cuts to a "Perfect" Cross Cut Sled

875 days ago by wnwoodworkingschool | 50 comments »

I’ve been getting a few email requests for a video on how I calculate the error ratio and how to correct and construct a cross cut sled that’s dead on square. I’ve been demonstrating this at the Woodworking shows for the past 5, 6 years and I still get emails asking me about the error ratio calculations. So here it is. Material List for sled:Runners: 5/16” x 3/4” x 30” Base: 1/2” x 34” x 30” Front Fence: 1-1/2” x 5” x 30R...

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How to price my woodworking (and sell it) #2: How to price your woodworking to make a profit (and sell it)

419 days ago by huff | 17 comments »

How to price my woodworking?(And sell it) Part 2 Know your market! So let’s start with why you’re pricing your woodworking the way you are now. If you’re a hobbyist and you don’t sell your work or you really don’t care how much you make when you do, then there is no reason to read further. If you’re comfortable with how you price your work or you’re a professional and you already have a system for pricing in place and you like how things are going, then there is no reason to read...

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The Basement #12: Major Drum Sander Improvement!

1257 days ago by JL7 | 7 comments »

Today was a good day for progress…...I have a semi-homemade low budget drum sander setup in the basement shop but the dust collection sucked…..or more correctly, didn’t suck….. You can see the original setup in these 2 earlier posts: onetwo Out with the old – in with the new: The new version has a 4” dust port hooked up to the dust collector – I still need to do some plumbing in the ceiling to reduce the amount of flex hose, but that&#...

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3D Stars #3: Making 3-D Stars

526 days ago by Aggie69 | 4 comments »

After creating a program to calculate dimensions and cutting angles and designing and building a jig to make the cuts with, I was ready to put things into practice. My first trial was with some old (30+years) cedar fence pickets. I wanted an old “barnwood” 3-D star. I quickly decided that even though the wood was cheap (free), it varied greatly in thickness, even within one piece, and it was extremely brittle and splintered easily when cut. Needless to say, I wasn’t pl...

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XPanel #1: The First Open Source Panel Saw Jig

546 days ago by JRAP | 9 comments »

I’m an IT guy, so I’m very familiar with the concept of open source software, and I love the idea. So, here’s my contribution to the relatively new open source “hardware” movement. I’ve always been interested in woodworking to some extent, so was my father, and so was my grandfather, and up until recently it was my grandfather who had the most extensive home shop, and in his day, was probably the most avid woodworker among us (for the record, neither my...

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Inlaid Wooden Hinges #3: Glueing the inlays.

806 days ago by ruddy | 15 comments »

This is now the home stretch….not long to go.1. Left hand side base inlays. These inlays are going to be glued into the base. Make sure that they slide in easily before applying glue. Remember which face is the reference!I use drills of the correct diameter to get the centreline of the hinge pin in the correct position. The centreline should be on the mid point of the over lap which is about 8 mm. In this case I set the centreline at 4 mm.When I have glued these base inserts previously ...

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LJ- eMag #1: LumberJocks' eMag Archive

861 days ago by MsDebbieP | 1 comment »

I thought I’d provide an updated listing of our eMag here, as I can link them and the monthly announcements all together. Feedback is always appreciated   March 2012 February 2012 January 2012 December 2011 November 2011 October 2011 September 2011 August 2011 July 2011 June 2011 June 2007 - May 2011 archives

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Pricing your work explained!!!

975 days ago by ocwoodworker | 3 comments »

Ran across an article in “The Pursuit of Mastery” while out on our ‘date night’ at Barnes & Noble. I think it’s put out by Woodwork magazine. The article is by Richard Jones. I’ve never seen such a great breakdown in how to price a piece of work. A must read for all those crazy enough to “have a go at it”. In it he goes into detail on each of the major steps that we have to account for.-Timber buying-Material charges (based on inherent ...

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Taking Better Pictures #1: Cameras and Photo Editing

2309 days ago by tpastore | 22 comments »

Hello fellow woodworkers, I have enjoyed looking at all of the excellent projects displayed on LJ. They inspire designs and urge me to make that next piece even even more challenging. All these project are shown to the world via pictures. A picture is your way of expressing the time and effort you have spent on a piece. It is important to take time on the composition and setup of your picture taking to optimize the quality of your pictures. After all, you have spent countless hours wo...

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