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The Tool Gathering Odessy #4: Come Together...Right Now...Over me!

01-14-2008 12:42 AM by Tomcat1066 | 3 comments »

Sorry, but Aerosmith’s version was on the radio earlier and it just got stuck in my head, hence the title. It’s been an interesting week with tool gathering for me. Yesterday, for example, I was trying to decide if I wanted to fork out the money for a new router plane, or plow plane. I was looking at the Veritas version of both, since I really liked all that I read about these planes. Just for fun, I searched eBay for planes, and low and behold…a #45 combination plane!...

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just typing #1: first LJ BLOG

07-03-2008 01:45 AM by NICUTO | 3 comments »

Well, this is my first blog here at and for that matter my fist blog anywhere. looking forward to a nice 4th weekend coming and i hope to do a pictoral / blog of an upcoming project. once i choose one of the potential projects that has been bouncing around in my head i will start. hopefully within a week or two when i finish a number of smaller projects for the girlfriend, Toni. right now waiting on some glue for silverware and kitchen utensil organizers. She has been a...

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Desk rebuild #2: Apron construction, etc

08-16-2009 05:51 AM by Ben | 3 comments »

Since the last blog entry I have made some good progress on building new parts for the desk. The apron and legs are nearly ready to assemble. This was my first attempt at building curves into my work. To curve the front and sides I built up layers of laminate and formed it in an mdf forms. I used poplar as the base for these curves, and cut the original mahogany down for the outside faces. Not having a drum sander to smooth each layer, I had to rely on my bandsaw to cut true, which it ge...

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Woodworking Shows changes

09-04-2009 05:26 PM by rustfever | 3 comments »

Woodworking Shows has made a number of changes in date and location of the show around North America.Please go to to confirn the show in your area. The Northern Californnia show is changing the location to Sacramento convention Center, 1400 J St, and changing the date to Nov 13,14, & 15, 2009. In the past the date was in mid April Hope to see some of you there.Ira

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My latest project almost completed, 1917 IHC truck

09-21-2009 05:37 AM by rustfever | 3 comments »

I have been collecting old auto/trucks for some 30 years. Today I have my latest restoration. A 1917 International [Harvester] Model ‘H’ truck. The truck was discovered complete, but with every board in the coachwork rotten. The wheels are wooden, and they were in salvagable condition. Today I got the truck up and running again. I had it running two years ago, making sure all of the machinery would function. Today, it ran for the first time in nearly two years. Yesterday ...

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Pine Country Cabinet #3: Glue up

02-08-2010 03:08 AM by David Murray | 3 comments »

This weekend I did some more sanding of the large panels before assembly. i dry fitted the carcass together before using any glue. Looked good so I glued panels up.Holes drilled for shelf pins for adjustable shelf.then I added the face frame to the cabinet..I also spent some time making some other parts for the base of the cabinet and some more sanding. I figure the more sanding I do before assembly will save time in the long run. Hopefully next week I’ll get to the raised panel doors.

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Finish carpentry in new house

04-14-2010 03:39 AM by mirkwood | 3 comments »

I have been involved in the lengthy process of doing the finish carpentry of a new house we had built in the vacation land of Minnesota. It was built on land we purchased many years ago and have now retired to. The most challenging part up until now has been the windows. There are twenty three in all and I am finishing them in the old craftsman , arts and crafts style of the early 20th century. So far I have completed 15 of the 23 windows and have gained a great deal of experience in the proc...

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urban lumber

01-23-2011 08:49 AM by anvil | 3 comments »

When an old walnut tree right outside The Joinery’s building on Southeast Woodstock needed to come down, the master craftsmen at the nearly 30-year-old furniture-making business got to grinning. Founder Marc Gaudin got to thinking: Why don’t we harvest that tree and make something beautiful from it? And so they did, turning the tree into a bed and two tables. A lot of debris was coming off the tree, and a portion of it was dying, says shop foreman Gary Michael about the west...

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Tool gloat: UNISAW! #8: . . . and done!

04-25-2011 04:59 AM by ic3ss | 3 comments »

I finally got the time to go to woodcraft this week and I picked up a piece of 3/4” UHMW poly to be used for a fence face. It sat until today, Easter, when I got the time to work on it. I cut it to length, cut the top corners off at a 45ยบ and cleaned up the edges with a file. I counter sunk the screw holes and tapped the steel .for the 1/4-20 stainless steel screws. I didn’t have the fence supported very well on the drill press, so a couple of the holes in the steel...

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A non-woodworking project (a 6 speed, two seat pedal car)

08-24-2011 06:50 PM by HallTree | 3 comments »

Yes, I know, it is not a woodworking project. Well… about 5% is wood (part of the top, the storage racks, and two hardwood dowels inside the front and back PVC cross members). There is a steel pipe (top of a chain link fence) inside each of the two lower outside PVC tubes.The main frame is 40 schedule 1 1/4” PVC. The top and top supports are 20 schedule 1 1/4” PVC. The steering column and steering wheel is 1” PVC.The seats are boat seats from ‘...

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