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End Grain Cutting Board

12-17-2011 12:23 AM by indianawoodbutcher | 3 comments »

I have been making a few end grain cutting boards, but keep running into the same issue. I spend a lot of time sanding the surface. Once it is glassy smooth, I start applying the mineral oil. However, even after a good serving of oil, the first time the board gets wiped down with a wet rag, the end grain fibers swell up and the board is rough. I usually just give it another sanding and oil. That cleans it up. Does anyone have any techniques that will prevent the additional sanding and o...

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My First Shutters #1: Here I am so far ...

01-23-2012 11:18 PM by Rha7 | 3 comments »

I read an article somewhere that said “if you’re a beginner you shouldn’t try to make your own shutters, it is a very difficult work that should be left to professionals” ... as stubborn as Iam, it looked like the right project to tackle on my learning travel … So, here I am so far, It is make of Pine ($$$ cost effective), and I’m using oil+wax as a finish, by request from my wife that saw me once trying it on a piece of scrap wood to see how it looked. ...

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Sawbench & Diversions

04-18-2012 02:52 AM by Scott R. Turner | 3 comments »

I haven’t posted anything in a while, but I’ve lately found time to get back into the shop and work on a few projects. One was a Chris Schwarz-style saw bench out of SYP from the local Big Box Store. I glued up the top from a couple of dense 1×8s I had left over from some other project, penciled in a curve and roughed the sawing notch out of the end with a coping saw, which was a bit of a chore. The top has a nice heft to it. The legs were glued up from match...

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I can't play until Saturday.

07-19-2012 08:01 PM by nitrowood | 3 comments »

Well I just got a boat load on stuff I ordered from Amazon, but I can’t play with any of it until Saturday. I got among the toys were a biscuit joiner, 2 sanders disc/ belt, several clamps, a base for my band saw and a new 14 roundover bit from Freud. But work does call and I’ve got training after work on Saturday which will put me home after 2 o’clock. Hopefully I can muster up the energy to check out the lute.

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Routing #2: Micro adjustment for a router table fence

05-26-2013 04:34 PM by BritBoxmaker | 3 comments »

I’ve wanted to be able to do fine adjustment to my router fence for ages. Apparently I could spend $480 + carriage on something like this from Pat Warner. Or I could make my own. I already have a nice enough fence, which accepts hold downs and adjustable end stops. It would be good if I could adapt this for fine adjustment. Well a while back I posted a Table Saw Fence Micro Adjuster . I suppose with everything else I was doing I never got around to adapting it for ...

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Empire Console Table Gilding #4: Finishing up the console table

07-06-2013 08:30 PM by Patricelejeune | 3 comments »

So I am finally done with the console table. Here were the last days of work After water gilding, like usual burnishing, sorry about the quality of the picture Instacoll on the capitals as I could not water gilt them without flooding the original finish. It is a bit like oil gilding, but has the shine of water gilding. Green clays on the feet, light layers then darker and darker to create an effect with some wear. A little extra wear then some repair to get the right f...

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makita 2040 planer

08-24-2013 08:18 PM by charley | 3 comments »

first of all I hate to join this blog and then ask a question. but I can’t find any info anywhere else. I got this Makita 2040 planer for a couble of years now and I got new rollers right after I bought it use. Its has been cutting fine in till a few days ago it started slipping as I feed the cedar lumber through it, I’ve sharping the blades, wax the feed table and even tighten down the rollers a bit. But when it slips it makes a knocking sound that worries me.. Can’t figure...

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"LJ" Fan

10-13-2007 09:16 PM by gene | 3 comments »

To all here at LJ’s, I really appreciate the warm welcome here. I consider that I have made friends here and look forward to making more in the future.The old health hasn’t been that good for the last couple of years. Just the great reception and really nice folks here have gotten me in the mood to go back to the shop. It’s hard when one doesn’t feel well to get off the couch. For that I am thankful to everyone here at LJ’s (in the process of cleaning up the shop at this time) Sur...

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Thanks To Our Sponsors #2: June 2008

06-19-2008 07:34 PM by Martin Sojka | 3 comments »

It’s time for our periodic note of thanks to the LumberJocks advertisers (new ones are bolded): Skyscraper Dura-GRIT – offering high performance carbide wheels for your high speed drill Fine Woodworking – skill building articles, tool reviews, project plans, books IncrementalTools – combining the value of INCRA products with the personal, knowledgeable service Laguna Tools – woodworking machinery supply company SolidSurface – offers overstock, discon...

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Pergola #1: The hard stuff is done

07-19-2009 05:02 AM by Doug Wilson | 3 comments »

I should have made a few more updates to the project. I have been working on it constantly (which means over the weekend when I can fit it in) over the last 2 months. Since this is my first major project, let me give you a brief recap of the project and the lessons learned so far… there are many. I purchased all the lumber and then let it dry for a couple weeks in the garage. Lesson learned: I really have to put some wieght on PT wood as it dried. I got some crazy bowing and twist...

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