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Owning your own business (post #8) Learning as you go.

11-04-2010 04:45 PM by nate22 | 3 comments »

Good morning Lumberjocks. Owning your own business can be stressful sometimes. Specially when you learn new ways or things you should be do in owning your own business. Which in the last two or three months I have learned somethings the hard way. Which I won’t mention those things because I felt dumb enough and I already did different things so those problems won’t happen again. But at least I found out how to do some of these things within the first year of owning my busines...

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Workbench Concept #1: The journey begins - Bench Concept

03-22-2011 11:38 AM by Tedstor | 3 comments »

So my current bench is gawd awful. Poorly designed and poorly built. And yes, yours truly will take full credit for its design and construction. Its actually something a threw together, on impulse, in a single afternoon. One positive point is the top. Its 2 1/2” thick and is rock solid. The probelm is that its too heavy for the whimpy base that I salvaged from a throw-away kitchen table. Its racks and sways all over. Most notably, the bench’s footprint is 30”x60”, whic...

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Outdoor Morris Chair #4: Fine tuning wood plugs

05-01-2011 05:35 PM by LegendInMyOwnMind | 3 comments »

I’m sure someone out there really knows how to do this right, but I really struggle with wood plugs. If I use the standard countersink bit it really tears apart the wood. That’s where a forstner bit really comes in handy. I can start a cut and get really clean edges. The next step that I really have a hard time with is a collared drill bit. Seems like I never can get the collar at just the right place. It takes me some trial and error to finally get a clean pl...

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Staining Question

06-19-2011 09:57 PM by pollock | 3 comments »

I am making side doors for a jewelry cabinet framed in walnut with maple splines. How can I stain the walnut without staining the maple?Thank you,Pollock

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Vermont Woodworking School

11-30-2011 03:56 PM by empeg9000 | 3 comments »

On November 16th—20th I attending the Intro to furniture building class at the Vermont Woodworking School. It was a 4 day school about 8 hours a day. I built a Shaker Cherry Side Hall Table while there. The shop is an old restored barn. It has radiant heat, 3! Saw Stop table saws with one of them dedicated to dados. I guess it’s a pain on those to change over the blades to dados. The equipment there is crazy. I could become a member and use the shop on Tuesdays and Thursdays fo...

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05-04-2012 12:13 PM by Kevin May | 3 comments »

I have an outdoor bench with oak seat boards that need a good finish for the outdoor environment. I had finished them with 3 coats of Minwax Indoor/Outdoor Helmsman Spar Urethane. This lasted just about 1 year before it starting flaking. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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My world of turning #5: First class. :)

09-02-2012 01:07 PM by JJones98042 | 3 comments »

This weekend, I completed my first turning class at my local Woodcraft store. It was a fantastic experience and well worth the time and tuition! The class consisted of a 3-hr session Friday evening and a full day Saturday. The first evening we covered the many of the basics. I learned an enormous amount starting with background and history of turning as well as equipment, accessories, tools and sharpening, etc. We also got the chance to “chew” on a hunk-o-poplar and make it in...

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Get Glue off Whiteside Router Bit

01-13-2013 05:28 PM by rockinmichael | 3 comments »

My new 1.5 inch flush trim router bit from Whiteside Router bits was purchased with a generous amount of glue covering it (to prevent rust, and from cutting yourself). How might I get this glue off?

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Classical miror gilding #6: Finishing and patina

07-06-2013 09:30 PM by Patricelejeune | 3 comments »

Here we go for the last step Wear is applied with still wool or pumiceBrass is paler than gold so I spray it with my beige and orange shellac to tune up the color.Then I spay the all thing to seal and protect all the surfaces.You have to spray from far so It does not coat the surface but land as pebbles and keep a none varnished look which makes it look like plastic The brass turn slightly pinkish coper like with the orange shellac so I finish it up with blond and beige. ...

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The Coolidge Chronicles #24: Part 8 of 8 - 1952 Delta Multiplex 40-B 12"-14" Radial Arm Saw Rebuild

01-24-2014 07:04 AM by darthford | 3 comments »

Finally all the parts are back together, I just have to finish the wiring, build a table for it and dial in everything square. PHEW!!! A mix of polished aluminum and black enamel. I polished the aluminum end caps for the carriage rack but the casting was porous and honestly they look better painted black imo. I did polish a few aluminum pieces though, I didn’t want it to look too bling and I’m satisfied. How’s this for a before and after… I installed m...

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