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Hand Planes #11: Blade prep, freehand

01-20-2009 04:37 AM by dsb1829 | 2 comments »

I have tried a few different methods over the last few months to flatten blades. Here is my go-to method for flattening the back of a new blade. Adhere some sandpaper to a flat surface. I prefer 3M super77 and a granite surface plate for the substrate. Use 60-80g until you have a uniform scratch pattern. I prefer Norton 3X 80g at this phase. It is a fast cutter and the paper is thick, so it is easy to install and remove from the granite. Next comes the 220g w/d. Generally I can ...

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2 Free 6" BowlSaws

09-02-2009 08:26 PM by Steuss | 2 comments »

Either they love them or they hate them, but I do have 2 unhandled 6” BowlSaws that I made with the wrong saw blade and are not as aggressive as I like. I’ll give them to the first two lumberjocks who contact me at All I ask is you let me know how they work out for you. Thanks.

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shop update

11-07-2009 04:12 PM by kosta | 2 comments »

Yo whats up everybody this last week I have been trying out some new router bits and yesterday I started working on another book case for my dads new office. Out of all the shops this is the first one that has a real office in it next to the shop. So the book case im building is 28 in tall 20 in wide and 7 in deep. The sides are short enough that I can use dados to hold the shelves but I dont have a dado stack at my house so I used a standard tablesaw blade to make the dados. It took about 20...

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Daily Update #21: December 23, 2009

12-23-2009 04:58 PM by Chris Davis | 2 comments »

What’s happing in the shop for December 23, 2009 . Working on a Ross Murphy bed my customer Grimm. This will be the bed and bookcase. The bookcase I’m using as a prototype pre-cut version. One that I can send out and the customer finishes it. It will be a good addition to my pre-cut murphy bed. For missed video and building pictures see my Current Projects link at or Watch us live:<div></div>

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Shop Safety

01-04-2010 05:57 PM by shack | 2 comments »

Happy New Year too all. I have not posted much lately,i still check the site on a regular basis. This past year I have been busy with restoring an old barn too be my new shop and trying too do enough jobs too pay the bills. The new shop is taking longer than I would like but I am able too work out of it. Just its not finished. And this brings up the reason for my blog. I am doing some things I hope too make my shop safer too work in. So I decided too share some of those things and hope ...

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Adventures in Starting a New business #1: Before the beginning

02-27-2010 03:54 PM by TwistedRedneck | 2 comments »

Well, been thinking about it and now I think it is time to take that first step. Pimping woodworking skills out that is. I have had experience owning and running my own business as a Truck Driver and my parents have experience owning and operating a multi county Ambulance service so I think I have the knowledge that is needed to start a new venture like this. I found a book at Goodwill specifically for making money with woodworking that I read and it helped supercharge my desire to follow ...

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what' this #1: Log Cabin Box

08-27-2010 07:26 AM by lizardhead | 2 comments »

I was checking out Theresa’s Projects and seen a box she had made that appeared (because of lighting) to have the sides alternating an projecting out from the main box. So I thought I would try to build a box that has some characteristics of a Log Cabin. These pictures are what I come up with. I do however see some things that I will change when I made another.

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My 1st Attempt at Greene and Greene Style Furniture #4: First glue-up

12-02-2010 05:56 AM by Don | 2 comments »

Getting all the mortise and tenons to fit good is taking a bit longer than I thought it might. I have to admit that I’m actually enjoying the hand labor though. Being able to hear music while I’m working is a nice change from the usual noise of machines. The joints are not quite as good as I’d like so I’m using Gorrilla glue which is space filling and will help make up for the sloppy joints. Anyways, here’s the first side glued up. Hopefully tommorrow I’ll ...

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Garden Bench #2: Construction2

02-22-2011 10:02 AM by michaelkaragiozis | 2 comments »

Well I am nearly finished, construction is complete. I decided to go for a rosewood stain, so it would blend with the arms. Its a bit dark, but I like it that way. Hides all of my mistakes…At the moment I am giving it several coats of polyurethane.

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ScrollSaw Information and Resources #11: ScrollSaw Business - Making Money That Is

08-08-2011 10:39 PM by jerrells | 2 comments »

So I have been Scrolling for about a year now and, I think, getting better at it all the time. First of all reading and watching all the tutorials I can find. Thanks a lot to Shelia Landry and Steve Good for their part in that. Then lots of practice – LOTS. As all of this comes to play, learning how to get the blade to go where I want it to, how to select the correct blade for the project, how to select the correct wood and then how to finish it to show off the work. It seems like an...

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