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fancy painted bookcases #1: bottom cases

03-30-2010 06:40 AM by jeffreymbdavis | 4 comments »

I’m getting into a new project. My wife found some fancy bookcases in a local store to replace our plain old bookcases. Each one cost…$16,000. That’s right. And we need two, for a grand total of $32,000. So I’m building some fancy bookcases in my garage. I figure if I can build them for $500 in materials, I’m in the black by $31,500. Which is a lot of power tools. Pictures to follow… I have a question (will be more obvious when I post pic...

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Workshop Ramblings #7: What a year!

09-09-2010 02:09 AM by brianinpa | 4 comments »

Been gone for a while and haven’t been too busy in the “wood” shop. Too much time spent on a new old hobby of mine. Before: After: When I was diagnosed with MS I decided that I had to do the responsible thing and sell my motorcycle: boy what a mistake. This Spring I decided it was time to get back in the saddle. I had a deal that was too good to pass up fall into my lap so I bought a 1981 Goldwing that needed very little work. I have been enjoying it so much tha...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #285: Planning for the Future

03-15-2011 02:02 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 4 comments »

Hiccups are a part of life, it seems. Yesterday things went pretty well, although it seems that there are always little things to get in the way. There was a time when I felt that I was ‘over-preparing’ for this little adventure, but as I get closer to the day of departure, I am happy that I have done things the way I have and have allowed a good buffer zone for these little things that come up. I know it will sound silly to some, but part of me has felt lazy in the past month...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #454: A Good Day

09-07-2011 01:03 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 4 comments »

I had to do some errands yesterday and that took up most of my day. I also was able to meet up with a dear friend from my painting group in Bear River that I haven’t seen in about a year. It was a really good day on lots of levels. My bags arrived and I will be shipping out the second batch of skaters this morning. It will bring closure to another project and allow me the time to focus on finishing up the bird patterns today and getting them into a packet and up on the site. the ...

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The $5 Challenge Plane

08-25-2012 04:26 PM by bandit571 | 4 comments »

That I took upon myself. Got a box in the mail. Opened it up to…. WOW! Rusty and Crusty! Made of a Witch’s Brew and set some thing to soak awhile. I also got some supplies in house, charged up the cordless drill’ batteries, both of them. Tub for the soaking was from the Hospital stay last year. Didn’t have anything to “shock” it with, so, time for the wire wheels, and some sandpaper…Got the small items cleaned up a bit… ...

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Tool Picking #6: Did some picking. Now I'm grinning

09-28-2012 01:12 AM by TrBlu | 4 comments »

It has been a while since I have done any picking. One of the local estate sale dealers has me on their preview list and lets me know when sales are coming. They usually have preview hours the day before the sale starts. This week’s sale is near my house, so I stopped on my why home from work. Machinest Drill Vise AMT Squirrel Tail PlaneSargent Block Plane with brass knobs – Can someone tell me how to identify the plane number?Stanley #151 Spokeshave Starrett 50-A Tr...

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Various shenanigans #13: Round two....

11-22-2013 06:59 PM by JeremyPringle | 4 comments »

Calling all peeps!! Thank you all who voted and voiced your opinions the other day. This of course includes Joe, who I now know does not want to be referred to as my bro, homie, home-slice or any other gang related ‘brotha-from-anatha-matha’ terminology. What do you ask should we call him? Well .. just Joe I guess. As I figured, the opinion of something dark was the majority. So I went through my veneer pile and pulled out some options… so here comes round 2. I am ...

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Final Project Proposal

01-31-2014 10:08 AM by AlexTelfordHasWood | 4 comments »

For my high school wood shop class we are preparing for our final project. I have proposed to my wood shop instructor that my final build could be a gun cabinet which he has recently approved. This should be a great build and I expect it to be challenging yet useful. Lord knows I need to lock up my damn guns. Although I already have the plans made, showing the build inside and out, I was wondering if anybody with experience in this type of project could spare some knowledge for me. All sugges...

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home made tools

02-16-2014 06:27 PM by Lazy_K | 4 comments »

Hi;seems like showing off one’s Shop built or home-made tools is de rigueur here so I’ll get it over with fast!Over the years I have built many tools and jigs. some were failures, most were not.The main thing is there are a lot of tools that you could buy, but also that you could just make! like marking gauges and scratch stocks, for starters. I don’t expect making your own saw to be everyones cuppa, nor making your own hand plane, but big compasses and other marking tools, ...

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Workshop Projects #8: My Summers Woodworking 2x4 competition entry

05-24-2014 09:43 AM by Serradura | 4 comments »

Oh well, it was difficult to find a 2×4 in Portugal but… in the end we found two 2×2’s which we used to make little side / plant / coffee /ashtray tables. It’s all about making something out of a 2×4 by 8ft. (about 10×5x244) for the Summers Woodworking annual Creative 2×4 Competition. It all started with the idea of making a little high table (to put a flowerpot on) but during the process proportions didn’t seem wright.So we did what eve...

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