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03-29-2011 11:13 PM by NoLongerHere | 13 comments »

My wife, Lynn and I have lived here since 1990. We looked for six months before we found this little diamond in the rough. It wasn’t much to look at back then, but as a carpenter, I saw huge potential. The Cape Cod style house was built in 1957, the year I was born and had good strong bones. That’s Lynn with Sammy – our first dog. He was so smart. Look how cute Lynn is! The ½ acre double lot was in the middle of a small suburb by a lake. It was covered with...

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Chip Carving Class - Quilt Squares #13: Pattern Downloads

03-29-2011 11:05 PM by MyChipCarving | 11 comments »

I’ve created 9 – 3-3/4” patterns and 6 – 5-3/4” patterns that you can pick from to chip carve. Creating your own patterns is encouraged too. Here’s a glimpse of one page of the 3-3/4” patterns. The easiest way I could come up with for you to be able to download these quilt square patterns I’ve prepared, is to post them in the My Chip Carving Member area. If you are already a member – log in and go to the Pattern Vault and look...

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Building My Entertainment Center #2: Need fellow LJ's advice & vote on top.

03-29-2011 10:49 PM by Ken90712 | 15 comments »

So, we have started laying out the 8/4 Knotty Alder top. The plan was to have the front edge natural like in the pics. This will match the mantle in our family room. The I started thinking, being I am trying to be creative. ( which is hard at times for me.) Do you fellow LJ’s think I should use a natural edge on the back as well? Or just have a cut edge instead? The front reveal will be 1 ½” max, you well be able to see some of the back trough the family room Patio Door thru vertical...

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I am now an official Festoolian!!!

03-29-2011 10:43 PM by Crushgroovin | 10 comments »

Just picked up my first Festool machine. A Domino with all the fixins. Via CL as usual. Priced at $500 I felt guilty, not guilty enough to pay more though. I can’t wait to put it to use. Hopefully within the next week. Pics to follow!

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basic financial planning #10: Getting a jump on going pro

03-29-2011 10:19 PM by BigTiny | 2 comments »

Here’s a little tip for those of you thinking of going pro, either as a business or in retirement for extra cash. Start keeping track of the materials you use in a project and the time it takes to make them, now. Even better, break it down into sections, like planning phase, layout, cutting, jointing, assembly and finishing. This information will be priceless when it comes to estimating prices on projects for your clients. Don’t forget to include such things as waste (if y...

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Chip Carving Class - Quilt Squares #12: Lesson 7: Chip Carving Square #3

03-29-2011 08:50 PM by MyChipCarving | 10 comments »

Why this quilt pattern is called “Geese on the Move”, I sure don’t know.But what I do know is that it makes a great quilt square chip carving.I’ll show you how to carve two-sided chips in this lesson. Here you go: Next Lesson: Applying a finish

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What I wish I'd known before spending money on woodworking hand tools #2: Still more new or used... You decide.

03-29-2011 08:35 PM by Dave Pearce | 3 comments »

This is the followup on my first posting concerning new vs. used woodworking tools. Bits, Braces and Eggbeaters Fortunately, for me, it wasn’t hard to find braces, either at flea markets, or antique shops. There’s a wide variety out there as well, so it’s not uncommon to find many variations of the same item. I’ve got several Stanley, Millers Falls, and Pexto models, and all of them have their good points. Since there were so many manufacturers, if you see one...

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Georgia Woodworkers Get Together

03-29-2011 08:18 PM by HighRockWoodworking | 9 comments »

A few of us Georgia woodworkers expressed intrest a few weeks ago about having a get together to talk about our woodworking and just meet others from the area. So far I have had about 6 interested in getting together in the Atlanta area but I just wanted to open the invitation to any others out here that may be interested in meeting with the group. If anyone is interested leave me a message and I will add you to the group. Thanks,Chris

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Chip Carving Class - Quilt Squares #11: Lesson 6: Chip Carving Square #2

03-29-2011 07:16 PM by MyChipCarving | 5 comments »

I know you’re going to love carving this tulip pattern!All three-corner chips, two different sizes, makes a dazzling quilt square. Here’s the lesson: I’ll post this pattern and others later today. Next lesson: Chip Carving Square #3

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First Attempt at Hand Cutting Dovetails

03-29-2011 07:08 PM by Brian024 | 12 comments »

I have never tried hand cutting dovetails before so I thought I would take a swing at it, I wasn’t going to film it at first but I figured, if I made a mistake you guys would get to see it. I did have a good time though, next step is half blinds.

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