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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #1306: Some Woodworking Designs for Newer Scrollers

05-01-2014 11:31 AM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 3 comments »

It always feels so good when I finish accomplishing my deadlines.  Whether self-imposed or work that I have to get done for others, I try to treat them with equal importance and prioritize them accordingly. Lately it seems that I have been spinning many different plates.  I know some of you who know me don't see that as being very unusual – and it reality it is not – but sometimes it just kind of gets to me when there isn't a break for a while.  I think...

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My travails with General Finishes Enduro Conversion Varnish

03-18-2015 12:18 AM by CTBlankenship | 3 comments »

Endure Conversion Varnish First, let me say this is great stuff … dries fast and hard. There are a few gotchas however. My first experience was a disaster. I mixed the topcoat and catalyst in the proper ratio, in the cup, and excitedly began to spray. To my dismay, the varnish came out of the spray gun in a gooey glumpy mess. It took some work to find out all of the particulars required to make using this product a success. First, the bottle of catalyst says “See part...

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Dust Collection #6: Revisions

04-24-2015 04:15 PM by Notw | 3 comments »

So after about a month of using my new dust collection system I found a couple of areas that had opportunities for improvement. I added the Dust-Rite 5-micron dust collection filter bag from (#20431) shorting after completing the ducting, taking a peek inside the bag’s window shows that it is collecting a lot of dust. Makes me think my decision to not port outside of the shop was a good decision. The other issue I ran into was there was a lot of reduction in air flow du...

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French Cleat System

05-16-2015 01:56 PM by Ken Dowswell | 3 comments »

French Cleat At my workbench I have always had a peg board which is somewhat difficult to hang some items. Again researching the internet I came across the French Cleat System. Using the 45 degree basics and customizing the hanger for each tool, it has by far better options for tool placement. I’m still early in it but have been able to assemble a cleat for items as they become apparent. The next items are small boxes for screws and such made from 1/4” material (ply or ha...

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Woodworking on a Half-Shoestring #44: Franken-Rack gives life to Harbor Freight trailer

06-04-2015 09:52 PM by Paul Bucalo | 3 comments »

Last year, my first LumberJocks project was the Franken-Rack, a huge wooden rack that mounted on the rook of my 2001 Chevy Blazer. The concept was sound. The construction sturdy and useful. Unfortunately, it was too heavy for the roof’s infrastructure to support, so off it went, late last year, to go through this past winter under heavy canvas cover. On April25th I made an excellent buy on a Harbor Freight (HF) 4’x8’ Folding Utility Trailer. Over the past month I have been w...

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Cherry Burls for sale #1: Barn-dried cherry burls

06-12-2015 10:28 PM by PaulN | 3 comments »

I’ve been cutting wood for years and saving the cherry burls in my barn. I have about 18 of them ranging between 8 inches to 36 inches, mostly 10 to 15 years trying. I can send pictures for serious buyers. I also have 16+ cherry boards 6 to 10 feet long, 3/4 thick planed in 6 to 12” widths that have been drying in woodstove heated basement for many decades. Time to get rid of it. I live in NW Massachusetts. Please email me if you want further information. PaulNkingd...

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Rustic Vanity #2: More Vanity

02-06-2007 12:41 AM by dennis mitchell | 3 comments »

Started my work day carving a bit of maple. This will sit right in the top center of the cabinet. The branch motif just keeps showing up. I just like its simplicity.Added a magazine rack and a shelf to the toilet side of the vanity and two shelves to the tub side. This might look cluttery on the cabinet but it should help keep the bathroom from looking cluttery. One of the nice things about custom woodworking is we can really build it for how people live. I my house we never put the paper on ...

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Book shelf #1: My entry for Popular Woodworking Bookcase contest

04-20-2008 05:07 AM by Nathanp | 3 comments »

Hello all, Found my way here from Popular Woodworking editor’s blog. Nice place you got here. This is my entry for the Popular Woodworking bookcase contest. It is also my first Sketchup project. The shelf is the foundation of several variations I’d like to do (formal\classical, Asian). I’m still learning Sketchup, so I don’t know if I’ll be able to get pictures of those up before the deadline. A couple of pictures: And here's a link to the ...

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Arrow of light #2: Murphy's Law hit hard today

03-02-2009 06:38 AM by i82much | 3 comments »

When routing out the pockets, I use a 1/4” bit with a bigger guide to get the bulk of the work done Well I was in a rush and used the wrong guide, Now what do I do?Spend $15 and get new wood, or spend hours cutting custom “plugs”? I use heat shrink tubing on the inlay bushing to “tighten” up the inlay.Then when I used the inlay guidethe bushing wouldn’t stay on.(I got a new one ordered)Then the double stick tape wouldn’t stick. Everything wen...

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Santa is early and has been good to me!

12-24-2009 10:38 PM by drfixit | 3 comments »

Had to share a few things… you never know what you will come across in a pawn shop. I found a Fein MultiMaster Top kit… NEVER taken out of the package… $179 and they threw in a set of Groz hand planes for $10 that has very little use on them. and finally I recieved an Osbourne miter gauge for Christmas from my gf. Hope eveyone has just as a merry Christmas as I am having. Now if only it was a bit colder than the 75 degrees it is here today! MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!

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