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Debarking maple with a drawknife

01-19-2013 01:09 AM by Woodknack | 4 comments »

One of our maples went down in the storm last night and I salvaged a few pieces. A couple years ago I took down a good size limb from this tree and it was nicely spalted. You can see some of it in my projects. Candle holder Trivet Try square Screwdriver handle Looks like this batch is only lightly spalted and mostly in the heartwood...

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5 Knives #7: I went to the woods.

03-01-2013 12:57 PM by AJM | 4 comments »

Finland is famous for woods and my mother in law has a small one 13.5 hectare and her brother has about 20 hectares. I was helping take some trees for fire wood and I noticed some brown dots in the birch. I know this does not make it the much fabled curly birch I would like to get for knife handles. But for free and saving it from the fire.Well it makes me feel happy and in 8 months time it could quite well be used for some handles.It is now split and off the floor and in the barn t...

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more craftsmans showed up today

03-30-2013 04:23 PM by Tugboater78 | 4 comments »

6 and another #4 they both in rough shape hopefully can make them into somethinglook to be made by Sargent? #6 #4 so i took the 6 apart Tote is missing the top tip, knob is grungy, both gonna get stripped/sanded. Lots of rust all over, the japping/paint is 70% shot. blade rust looks bad, but no pitting that i can tell more later..

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Craigslist V8 Workbench #3: I've made no progress, and that is ok

07-30-2013 11:54 PM by getlostinwood | 4 comments »

Since my last post I have made absolutely no progress. No photos will be posted and no great advancements boasted about. You see, I have been consumed with keeping the basics of life in order, while my wife is able to tend to her father in his passing. My father in law will never be listed among the great men of the world. He was not a man of great importance outside his family. He was a man of patience, good will and calm. He is also the man that has supported my and a few others failures. T...

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Out with the old.

03-04-2014 02:46 PM by trophyjoe | 4 comments »

My workshop is located in the commercial building where we have our engraving business. When I moved into his building in 1990, we were downsizing, so space was at a premium. I had to really work to carve out 450 square feet for woodworking. Next to that is a larger room where I made award ribbons, like for track & field. Recently, my partner/spouse and I decided it was time to eliminate that part of the business. It’s been a huge chore clearing out all that stuff: And I...

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If you're considering a new plane read this shout out to veritas!

05-21-2014 10:46 PM by cdaniels | 4 comments »

First let me say that i’m not an expert but more stated an ametuer wheelchair woodworker. I have done days and weeks of research on every type brand and shape. I have watched every video on this site for hand planes and all videos on youtube on handplanes (no I don’t have a life and my job is not very demanding). My first purchase was 2 Planes from, and by no means do I means any negativity towards rockler because I consider them a stellar company, a stanley baile...

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Better on the Bandsaw

07-09-2014 12:18 AM by Dave Rutan | 4 comments »

I’ll be the first to admit I bought cheap power tools, so any complaints are just brought on by my financial limitations. That said, I used to have unhappy experiences cutting anything on my bandsaw. It just always cut in the wrong direction. Lately though, I must have either adjusted something just right, or gotten better in my technique using the saw because it’s been working pretty well for me. I’ve been cutting out the parts for a whirligig and I must say it’...

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Plywood Cart / Dolly

06-22-2017 06:34 PM by Kelster58 | 4 comments »

Haven’t been on Lumberjocks in a while due to some family issues. I’m at the age where me and my family develop health problems more frequently. I’m also at the age where I can’t carry sheets of 3/4 inch cabinet grade plywood like I used to. I looked on line for a dolly that would help me but they were expensive and didn’t fit my needs. I have a small shop in my basement, no driveway. Plywood has to be unloaded on the street go between two houses to my b...

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Workbench Build #22: Shaping the chop

12-21-2014 11:30 PM by Mark Kornell | 4 comments »

Had about 3 hours in the shop Saturday to shape the chop. The basic shaping is done, just need to fair out a couple sections, sand and finish. Started out by drawing some curves. It may not be obvious, but there are two curves on each side. You’ll see why shortly…. I laid out the inner curve on a piece of scrap MDF, which I’ll be using as a template. Cut that out on the bandsaw Try to do this in one smooth motion. Once it was cut out, I sand the bandsaw mar...

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made Ramsey's mere minutes #1: steve ramsey discusses our letter on mere minutes (wwmm)

01-08-2015 07:31 AM by Blake Haskins | 4 comments »

Im sure most here are aware of steve ramsey’s woodworking for mere mortals. I didnt know my 12 year old son had written this letter. For that matter i didn’t even know he knew how to mail a letter. At the beginning of this wwmm video ramsey discusses the letter (link below) When we first saw it, my son was sitting at the table and said, ” i forgot to check and see if ramsey got my letter”. Try...

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