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"Rumblings of a Livid Imagination" --by RusticWoodArt #2: "Gifted Imaginations"

03-28-2007 01:52 PM by frank | 3 comments »

”Gifted Imaginations” ....imagination is the fruit of seeing beyond the point of where other’s stop and wait, the place we all come to when reality calls out and warns us, that to proceed on in the face of what we have been told, will most assuredly lead us to fall off the face of the earth…. —-”i say to you and have you not heard that the world is flat”, to go on this way is only a fools drunken walk, and what of the other’s that will fol...

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Tool thoughts #6: Organizing continues

08-29-2008 02:31 AM by NedB | 3 comments »

Picture your shop… now picture it packed into a storage unit for 2 years… As I’ve mentioned, I’m finally to the point where I can move stuff in, but that means I have to clear out the construction debris which I’ve been making of late. I spent an hour or so this morning after a Dr’s appt. I had the morning off from work as well, so I went out and tidied up. Not something I had done yet, I was just letting the sawdust and cutoffs pile up… until no...

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"Hobbit Holes in MyWorld" --by RusticWoodArt #46: Tell Tale FootPrints....

01-10-2009 06:05 PM by frank | 3 comments »

Tell Tale FootPrints…. ....frosted silver hoariness,aged from within the confines of time,and so my oaken leaf settled down,imaged herein i left an image of my likeness,time continues on with presence of mind,upon a slab of golden shellacked rock maple....—by flp ——————————————————————————————&...

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Sunday Afternoon

11-16-2009 02:54 PM by David Murray | 3 comments »

I spent part of my Sunday in the Sawdust Shed, as I often do. Yesterday’s time was spent working on some salvaged lumber that I picked up from an old tobacco barn a couple of years back. I originally got the lumber to make a manger for our Christmas display in the front yard. I had enough left over to make a table top and hopefully a small bookcase for my son to take off to college with him. Next weekend will most likely be spent doing quarterly tool maintenance. Adjusting, lubricating ...

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Spalted Turnings #1: Spalted Pecan Bowl

02-24-2010 08:45 AM by Bearpie | 3 comments »

I went to a firewood supplier and asked the owner if he had any burls, knots or branched pieces. He said to look around. I found a few likely pieces of Live Oak and Pecan. The one piece of Live Oak that I turned was infested with termites but the wood came out beautifully figured. I have it soaking in a bucket of mineral oil to be sure any remaining termites are “kaput”. I will post this one later when it is finished. The piece of spalted Pecan was also beautifully figured and is ...

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Jelly Cupboard #1: Days 1,2,3,4,5

03-12-2010 11:37 PM by rcflyer23 | 3 comments »

I started a build on a Jelly Cupboard for the house the other night. So far I have been able to get the Carcass built and dry fitted most of the components. I used biscuits to join the sides together. From Windows Live Writer From Windows Live Writer I milled all the parts something I might not do next time around since I ended up re cutting a couple of parts. From Windows Live Writer I setup all the mortises and routed them out. This was my first time doing this and did pretty ...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #104: Today I Get To Scroll Saw

09-15-2010 01:22 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 3 comments »

It has been a quiet week so far, but it has also been productive. It seems as if things go through cycles like that. I am not really used to quiet so it is rather odd to be able to work at such a good pace without many interruptions. Yesterday I finished my drawings and I got to the point of cutting the new sets of stars. I found a nice and light piece of maple to cut them from and the patterns are attached and I even drilled everything out. I often wish that they had blowers attached...

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Owning your own business (Post # 14) Staying busy and moving along steadily.

03-22-2011 04:09 PM by nate22 | 3 comments »

Good morning lumber jocks. I try to do a post once a week well any of you that follow mine can see that hasn’t happen for two months now. But thats what happens when I am so busy I can’t even remember what day it is. But staying busy is a good thing specially with how the economy is. And staying busy is a good thing but it also can be bad if you go about it the wrong way. If you feel like your getting over whelmed and seem to be in a hurry to get things done take a step back...

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Treadle Lathe Build #4: The flywheel

10-31-2011 05:23 AM by brianl | 3 comments »

The flywheel is based around a 2×12 of Douglas Fir I picked up at the big orange store. Not exactly high quality wood, but it gave me the mass I was looking for. I then added a layer of 3/4” pine boards to increase the mass a bit more. I cut the flywheel by mounting it in a vise and using the bow saw I made to cut the rough shape. Doing it this way seemed to be a lot faster than cutting rounding by cutting corners. Once the rough shape was cut, I then trued up the wheel wi...

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Shop Built Hand Tools #6: Guess and check method taking some time

11-15-2011 06:17 PM by USCJeff | 3 comments »

I posted a shoulder plane I built several days ago and should have held off until giving it a solid trial run. It had issues in more than one spot. The mouth was too open for my tastes. There was also a good bit of chatter because the wedge ended too far up the blade. The wedge also was short on the top side and after tapping it barely protruded. I made a bunch of changes to try to salvage and got close. The sides ended up too skinny after all the extra sanding created by mistakes. The...

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