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Pre finishing parts with Waterlox

12-03-2009 03:55 PM by John | 3 comments »

Hello LJ’s, I started finishing parts prior to assembly because it would be impossible to do a good job getting in between the spindles. I’m trying Waterlox medium sheen for the first time and so far so good. I have about three coats on it right now and I used an extra fine nylon pad in between coats to remove high spots and dust nibs. I seems to be slow in building a film. Any one have any experience with Waterlox? It’s a wiping varnish and I’m not sure if I have u...

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Patience is the easy way out

05-18-2010 11:11 PM by ackychris | 3 comments »

My current project is an end-table with a maple top, two wide pieces edge-glued. I’ve been working on flattening it, using a long sanding block and some 60 grit because the troublesome grain played havoc with my planes. I finally gave up on the planes after tearing one side all to hell and putting some serious divots in the other side. I picked the lesser of the two evils, and scraped all the divots out. Of course, scraping just transformed the badlands into gently rolling hills and...

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ARMOIRE- Jewelry box - using RECYCLED WOOD #1: Armoire - Jewelry box

06-02-2010 10:49 AM by BertFlores58 | 3 comments »

Currently ongoing construction is a jewelry box but big enought to be called as armoire. I have done it in 3 sectors: the foot, the lower drawers, and the top drawers. THE FOOTThe first difficulty is to decide whether I can make a short cabriole leg for the front. That was a long process due Narra that I have is medium hard. Additionally, I dont have bandsaw and I have to use jigsaw. I bought 4 inch jigsaw blade. It was not a perfect one but it was okay. The secret chamber will also...

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So you think you can go pro ? :) #5: MVP'S, VIP'S, And Logo's

12-27-2010 08:22 AM by sawblade1 | 3 comments »

Merry Christmas LJ’s, Now you’ve started your business and worked hard at it right? Still not going anywhere? customers having doubt’s ? Do you do great work? Use Good materials ? Got all your ducks in a row? What’s Wrong? Why me? Well my friend it isn’t your work or you personally it is the way you present your business (now don’t take it Personal) But just take a look around at any major fortune 500 or successful American business They have MVP’S...

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Just Words #1: Change of Pace...

03-25-2011 03:10 AM by Pacewoodworking | 3 comments »

It’s not the wedged through tenons, or the gap free miters (with contrasting splines), it’s not even the “I’m a real woodworker” half blind dovetails. All of these skills come with time, practice, practice, and more practice. The most difficult, most challenging, and most grueling aspect of woodworking for me is learning to pace myself. Throughout my “career” in woodworking it’s always been about getting things done ASAP. We often learn more about taking shortcuts then we truly do about ...

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Artisans Quarterly Review #7: Press Release by Acrylic Tank Manufacturing on "Tanked" - Artisans will be on air soon!

07-07-2011 10:02 PM by Eric M. Saperstein | 3 comments »

http://realscreen.com/2011/07/06/animal-planet-looks-to-make-a-splash-with-tanked/ – More details pending soon – the info below is from this link. – Artisans of the Valley will be featured on one of th epending episodes we’ll let everyone know which one as soon as we’re informed! ==== U.S. cable net Animal Planet has set an air date for Tanked, the aquarium family business show unveiled as part of its Upfront in April. The six-part reality series (pictu...

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Things I have been doing. #8: Catalog is done

07-22-2011 07:22 PM by CherieLee | 3 comments »

I know I have been slacking on the blog, but I have been busy with the printed version of a catalog in which I have finally completed.I still have to finish up the web site then I can rest up on that a bit. The time to hit the saw is near again. But first, we needed a new refrigerator and that is to be delivered today. The fan went out, and the fridge we have is so old (its green) that parts cannot be ordered for it anymore.I hope everyone is keeping cool one way or another. Have a great ...

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Greene and Greene inspired raised dog tray #5: Top and breadboard ends

02-19-2012 11:05 PM by Eric_S | 3 comments »

I was hoping to finish everything today except the plugs. However, I only had enough time to do the top and initial breadboard ends. It took longer than expected being my first time doing it, the grooves on the top for the end caps and making the elongated holes on the sides of the BB ends will have to wait until next weekend. To start, I grabbed the widest board I had to avoid having to edge joint the top. Here it is at 11” wide and in dire need of flattening. The sapwood near ...

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my weekend workshop #2: Miter Saw dust shroud

04-21-2012 01:57 AM by noweyrey1 | 3 comments »

Today was more of an experiment than anything but I’m satisfied with how it turned out. I was tired of sawdust going everywhere in my garage when I used my miter saw, so decided to try build a shroud out of some scraps and some vinyl sheeting so the dust collector could be more effective. I have a shop vac under the miter saw that collects the dust from the saws port which doesn’t collect much at all. Eventually I’ll build a more permanent cabinet with a downdraft table unde...

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Meet and Greet Fellow Lumber Jocks #1: Meeting with Jeremy Greiner

06-23-2012 12:19 PM by hjt | 3 comments »

There are a few Lumber Jocks here in “The Great State of Florida” and over the 2012 Memorial Day Weekend, I decided to take a trip to meet Jeremy Greiner. So I jumped on the ol’ iron horse, and rode my Harley north west from Melbourne which is located on the east coast to Apopka. Jeremy’s got a sweet setup in his double car garage from which he makes all those wonder projects he post about. Plus he does it in style by the use of a “mini split” AC unit in the workshop. The Saturday ...

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