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Over the 2 year mark

02-01-2010 09:13 PM by aaronmolloy | 3 comments »

Allot has changed since I joined lumberjocks 2 years ago I had high hopes of getting an apprentischip in carpentry/joinery and just before christmas I got it so the future’s looking good a year of investment in tools and workshop. The last few months has been a bit hecktic but I hope to be giving a weekly post starting in a week or two. So thanks to all the lumberjocks who inspired me over the past few years

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St Louis Wood Show 2010 - Saw Stop Live Demo

02-13-2010 04:34 PM by tooldad | 3 comments »

Just an FYI. At the St Louis Wood Show, there will be saw stop demos at 1:30, 3:30 and 5:30 Saturday and Sunday. Show is a little on the small end, probably economy related. On the other hand, sales staff doesn’t seem to be as pushy this year.

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Extremely Average #53: Henry Wood Detective Agency: The New Office

02-24-2010 05:46 AM by Ecocandle | 3 comments »

Henry pulled out of the drive, the book resting on the passenger seat, and the Four Knights, ‘I Get So Lonely’, playing on the radio. The steering wheel was cold, really cold, and Henry didn’t even notice. His gloves in his pocket, all warm and napping, just waiting to get in the game were quite content where they were. In his mind, he was laying out the cards which had been dealt him, looking them over, and searching for patterns. It was obvious, that at this point, his hand was weak...

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Walnut and Oak Entrance Shelf #3: Finishing

05-24-2011 05:52 AM by superstretch | 3 comments »

Spoiler alert: Its done! Got the piece all clamped up and brought it in during a chilly stretch of weather Bottom of the piece after a nice soak in med walnut Danish oil and a few coats of wipe on poly Teensy bit of a gap, but it closes up depending on temp/humidity. The oak looks kind of trashy in this pic compared to the pretty walnut :) Another shot of the bottom, but a different direction. Notice rays appear much darker.. From the top All finished, but the lens on my pho...

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Asian Woodworking #4: Tool Gifts

07-05-2011 09:28 AM by JRL | 3 comments »

There had to have been some excellence in toolmaking in China’s imperial era. We can judge by the 2000 year old museum furniture—still in perfect condition—that hand craftsmanship was once as close to perfection as it can get. Well, what you have for hand tools today are pictured below. The Mujingfang tool company produces the best hand tools domestically. I do have some Muji planes and chisels that work quite well. Still, nothing here compares to what the Japanese are turn...

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Kitchen Cabinets #2: The grand sell-out

09-15-2011 01:54 PM by AnthonyC | 3 comments »

Well, I kinda sold out. Day job stayed hectic longer and the wife just wanted the kitchen finished, so I went pre-made. :( The cost wasn’t so bad (building them myself), finish was already done (I don’t have a good spray booth yet), and it gave me time to do other work on mechanicals, flooring, etc. Ended up with a similar design, but 1/2” overlay with beaded outer edge doors, which gives the inset look from a distance. Went with, who are resell...

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quick tip. why rip a tenon, smack it with a chisel and move on

10-01-2011 05:51 PM by paoh | 3 comments »

just figured id pass on my stroke of desperate luck. i built a saw bench loosely based on christopher schwartz 5 dollar saw bench out of some leftovers of a fence project. the base is 4×4 treated posts at a 10 degree angle and 2×4 stretchers secured by half lap joints glue and nails. the top is an 8 foot 2×12 i found that was in bad shape. there was a crack through the length that i glued and crudely clamped with rope. the top is unsecured and last night i started the join...

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Santa Bottle Stoppers

10-16-2011 05:16 PM by Amcarver | 3 comments »

This year’s Christmas Gifts will consist of a bottle of wine and one of these hand carved bottle stoppers. Each one will be a little different but all will be holding a bottle of wine (some hidden behind them) and all will appear a little tipsy. I am carving as many as I can before Christmas. I’ll paint them as a group just before the big day.

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Refurbish Powermatic Table Saw #2: Strip and Remove Rust from the Table Top

10-31-2011 03:42 AM by bch | 3 comments »

First I used a citrus stripper to remove the finish dried to the table. I am very pleased with the results and the product: If I recall correctly it took two rounds of stripping: With the finish removed, on to removing rust from the table top! I used a new product for rust removal this time, as shown in the photograph. I followed the directions, rather than my own common sense, which I regret. The product worked fine, but the instructions were to apply, wait ...

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Refurbishing a Craftsman "King Seeley" tablesaw

12-31-2011 07:23 AM by biltron | 3 comments »

Hello Lumberjocks - I’m renting a house that came with an old table saw in the basement – a Craftsman – made by King Seeley Corporation. I found a good description of it here: and the manual here: Eventually I hope to buy a house and get a “real” table saw, but in the meantime, I thought I’d see wh...

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