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"Mama, don't shoot at your house any more."

03-21-2009 12:30 AM by JPBatts | 3 comments »

Mesquite wood seems to be catching on with a lot of us. As a native Texan I have trouble considering mesquite anything but a weed and great for smoking BBQ. But I did order a nice slab from Texas and I am making it part of a series of tables to be used in an executive suite to hold various awards and momentos. I lived in Texas for much of my life and when I think about mesquite my mind goes back to dove and quail hunting on Mama Jesse’s place. It is in the middle of the state wher...

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Shop News and Updates #1: Big News Everybody!

12-21-2015 02:08 PM by Mike | 3 comments »

Hi Everyone! So I have some major shop news. This isn’t the purchase of something new or something I built, just something a little bit bigger! - Mike View on YouTube

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mesquite shelf #1: Turquois Inlay

07-31-2009 05:41 AM by Dooley | 3 comments »

I while ago I purchased some ebony from BlueStingRayBoots, and since he’s as cool as he is, I got a nice piece of mesquite thrown in. I pondered for quite some time as to what I was going to harvest from this great piece of wood. Well, I couldn’t bear to cut it! Instead I filled all the checks and worm holes with crushed turquoise and polished the entire slab into a nice shelf top. I’m looking to find a branch that would “Y” off into a great shelf support. I w...

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Ruminations on a new block plane... OR you don't always get what you pay for...

10-25-2009 07:13 AM by Gatsby1923 | 3 comments »

Ninety percent of all my hand tools I inherited from my father but he never owned a fully adjustable block plane. He personally did not see the need for all those adjustments in a block plane. He spent all his woodworking years with two very basic Millers Falls models. I on the other hand am not a fan of the tap the heal of the plane for this, front of the plane for that, and nudge sideways etc. So I decided to go forth and buy one along the lines of a Stanley 60-1/2 My first stop was my l...

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Jewllery chest #1: The plan so far

12-12-2009 02:19 AM by paulcoyne | 3 comments »

well only 2 weeks till christmas and i have a plan i want to make my girlfriend a jewellery chest to hold all the expensive and lavish jewellery i have been buying her ;)i have the gifts i want to get her all decided but as an extra touch i want to make her something special as she is always so supportive and loves looking at the stuff i make. well this time i want to design and make something for her, i have a rough idea of what i want to acheive. a maple box with propably 4 drawers wraped b...

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Current Project #28: Next Step?

03-05-2016 12:10 AM by Dave Rutan | 3 comments »

Forgive the photo from my phone (though it IS right side up!) I’m on the fence as to what to do with this project and am seeking suggestions. The letters are not glued on yet. 1) I’m thinking of either gluing the letters on as shown and finishing the piece with spray lacquer. I hesitate because I think the woods used will pretty much all look the same. 2) My other thought is to paint everything black, sand the faces of the frame and the letters and then glue the lette...

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What we are up to in New Zealand

05-25-2010 10:41 AM by andyboy | 3 comments »

Hi all fellow LJs. We invite you to check out our students work on Facebook. {UCOL Furniture Design School} Some pics you will have seen but keep tuned as we will put up a few in house videos and some of our students work.We have been making full size dining tables 1600×1000. 130mm square legs built “stickly” style. They are mitred box sections. The next project is a bench seat and then we will make a similar version of Rex Alexander’s Arts and crafts style dining chai...

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Table Saw Cabinet Project #4: Lifting Mechanism Concept Complete

09-24-2010 09:15 PM by Siegel_KenEvil | 3 comments »

I’m pretty happy with this. A few details are missing. As shown, the handle that lowers the casters can also be used to pull the cabinet around. I need to add a lock so I can also push on the handle without the casters retracting. The middle casters are rigid and the outer ones are swivel. The weight of the cabinet will mostly be on the pipe which will somewhat act as a spring for uneven floors.

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Picking out a lathe

04-25-2016 03:12 PM by SarahDIY | 3 comments »

I took a class recently on for beginning turners, and I’ve become quite intrigued by the process and the possibilities. I now have a chance to buy a used Rikon 70-100 mini lathe for $250 including a chuck and some tools. Seems like a decent deal. Does anyone have experience with this one and can steer me towards or away from it? Or would I be better off getting something different. Not a lot of money to put into it right now… Thank you!

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #1730: #1730 A Box Filled With "Possibilities"

05-04-2016 01:04 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 3 comments »

What is better than a beautifully crafted, furniture quality box?Why a beautifully crafted, furniture quality box filled with supplies, of course! Yesterday, I showed you the lovely box that I snagged on the Derwent site last weekend. For the price (about $140 CDN or $115 USD SHIPPED from England) I was thrilled with the quality and workmanship that Derwent used to build it. But let's face it – the reason that I ordered it in the first place was to use it for storing my odds an...

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