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Weather Station #6: Finished & Critique

03-22-2009 12:26 AM by newTim | 2 comments »

So here’s the finished version. I applied two coats of GF Seal-A-Cell along with two GF top coats and a coat of wax with a lot of rubbing. First some bad news/good news. If you read my previous blog entry “I am repelled” I went through the process of fixing the magnet mistake. Well here’s another little oversight. The temperature tags on the balloons in the Galileo are metal. That’s the bad news. The good news is they are outside the range of the magnets i...

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Tool Life audio podcast episode 14

12-12-2009 11:07 PM by kosta | 2 comments »

In this episode of the tool life audio podcast I talk about some shop improvments and some problems that need to be fixed. I also do a review of Neil Lamens Furnitology 101 dvd. If you havent seen his dvd then you should get a copy.

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Need help with finishing Blanket chest

07-21-2010 11:08 PM by shopmania | 2 comments »

My brother and I have spent a good deal of time lately building a blanket chest our of quarter-sawn white oak. We have the inside lined with aromatic cedar (not fully installed yet, till after we put the finish on the rest of the project). I thought that I wanted to spray on the stain and the topcoat (was planning on polyurathane). I bought a turbine HVLP sprayer, the one from Rockler, which I wanted to get eventually anyway, b/c I keep reading/hearing that it puts a better finish on. I hav...

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #114: Looking Ahead

09-25-2010 12:31 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 2 comments »

It is just another one of those days when I can’t wait to get up. There are so many wonderful and exciting things to do that my head can’t fall back asleep! It is quiet here and still quite dark out. I opened the window just a bit more and threw a light blanket over my lap so I can feel the cool air of the morning. You can barely smell that someone in the distance has a fire going, but it mostly smells like autumn. By that I mean it smells like the woods on a cool day. The sc...

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Component Stand Creation

04-12-2011 09:14 PM by Sare | 2 comments »

So I decided to wall mount my TV. This will give me the freedom to get rid of a big TV stand, but poses the problem that I need to put all my components in something. There’s no need for long and wide, so I decided to go tall and skinny. I actually found one for sale that I thought was beautiful, but it was prohibitively expensive. Always up for a challenge, and heeding the words of my father: “I can build one for cheaper” (funny how he never did actually build anything)...

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hidden door bookcase

03-31-2012 08:54 PM by ILL10 | 2 comments »

Would like to know if anyone has plans for a secret door (full size door) that looks like a bookcase.

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CC's Book Case #2: Swapped boards for plywood and saved a bunch of $$$

06-10-2013 12:39 AM by SquintyPolock | 2 comments »

I posted this question and received a ton of great LJ responses! This web site is really awesome for getting good advice. So, Craigslist looks like a great source for lumber, but I lack a jointer and planer. Next best thing was to return all the 1×12s to HD and bought a sheet of 3/4” plywood. The total lumber cost dropped from $265 to $115, which is much more palatable. I set up a straight edge and my Skil-saw to rip the plywood into 11...

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Workbench in a Weekend (Tom Caspar)

09-05-2013 01:13 AM by Hellough | 2 comments »

So I decided to breakdown and build a workbench for my super small shop. It was a hefty decision, considering I’m working in a single stall garage from the 50’s that barely had enough room for my sedan from the beginning. But it seemed to me that a workbench was a must if I wanted to take fine woodworking seriously at all. With that being said, I also didn’t have the time, space or skills to plane tons of boards to an exact thickness and insure a quality top after it was ...

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planes, trains and vehicals? #12: the spitfire

10-17-2013 03:14 AM by jacob34 | 2 comments »

So my wife has made a couple comments that the girls at work saw my planes I have made in the past and they liked them. Leading to her thinking I should make some more. I honestly had stopped because as I have mentioned in previous bloggs they were for my dad who for some odd reason requested them. Anyway this got me thinking which if any of you are like me and build a project in your head several hundred times before even picking out the lumber, you know that is bad mo jo. Bu...

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1160: Mission Accomplished

11-09-2013 12:28 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 2 comments »

While the weekend usually signifies the beginning of some time off of work for many people, for me it means jumping in and starting new projects. Not because I spent the week lollygagging – in fact, it was pretty much the opposite – but because after accomplishing a tremendous amount of organizing and weeding out of things I feel ready more than ever to get going on some new design work. I often state here that I love my life. I want you all to know that I don’t just say...

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