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Twin-Sized Bed With Pull-Out Desk, Closet, and Dresser #8: Completing it: The Bed Box, and Guides for the Desk, and Assembly(!)

02-12-2010 06:24 AM by gbarteck | 1 comment »

A surprise…My customer (14-year-old son) informs me…after the dresser and closet were completed that he would like an “extra long” twin mattress, rather than a standard. A little research shows that a standard twin is 75 inches long, and an extra long twin is 80 inches. The nice thing about the modular design of this bed is that it can accomodate the longer bed box. But if I would have known before the dresser was built, I could have made it 5 inches wider (larger...

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Upholstered Queen Bed Construction Process #4: Ready to go to the Upholsterer

02-12-2010 06:16 AM by Tango | 3 comments »

Finally, after more than a week with no chance to get things done, I managed to finish the construction of the frame and now is ready to go to the upholsterer. My son helped a lot. Otherwise I would not able to move around my tiny shop. The pictures are from the bed, unassembled. The upholsterer requested the frame to be totally “clean”, no hardware, no legs, no slats… I put the parts in place to show how will look when finish. Next week I will go check the advance of ...

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Woodworkers Fighting Cancer

02-12-2010 05:54 AM by thewoodwhisperer | 6 comments »

Download Low Res .mp4Download HD .mp4Download HD .wmv In March, the Guild will be embarking on our very first “Guild Build”: a simple Shaker end-table. I am dedicating the entire event to Guild-member Duane Moore. You remember Duane right? He’s the guy from the Steamer Trunk Series. Duane received some difficult news recently concerning his battle with cancer, and I am doing everything I can to help out. For every Guild member who builds this table, and sends me a pic...

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Consumer Product Improvement Act (2008)

02-12-2010 05:32 AM by richgreer | 13 comments »

As some of you may know, the Consumer Product Improvement Act of 2008 went into affect this month. It basically says that I am going to sell or even give away a product that is intended for children under 12 I have to demonstrate (with expense testing by an approved lab) that my product is safe. The burden of proof is on me to demonstrate that it is safe. It is not on the government to prove that it is unsafe. This feels like I am being presumed guilty until I can prove that I am inno...

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Twin-Sized Bed With Pull-Out Desk, Closet, and Dresser #7: Mini-Closet Part 2: shelves, doors, access ladder

02-12-2010 05:29 AM by gbarteck | 1 comment »

Before making the doors, I bought a rail-and-stile router bit set. I didn’t it when I build the first bed unit because the doors for that first project were simple painted panels. After cutting a some test pieces to get a handle on how to adjust the router, cutting out the pieces for the doors was a piece of cake. However, let me say that these are the scariest router bits I’ve ever used. There’s just something about a rapidly spinning hunk of steel that says, “you...

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Extremely Average #41: True Dat

02-12-2010 03:50 AM by Ecocandle | 7 comments »

Progress is accepting what was once the goal, as common place, seeing the new goal as within reach. -Aki Haruki, world renowned sharpening monk. I am not afraid to reference a blog post from my first week! Nor am I afraid to strive for greater accuracy in my cuts. After sanding the 2×4s to within 2.54 centimeters of their life, I made my marks and cut four friendly nineteen inch pieces. Though I am much better at using my Japanese hand saw, I am no ‘Aki Haruki’, mostly beca...

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The trouble with Yew

02-12-2010 03:10 AM by JuniorJoiner | 11 comments »

I’m not sure how many Lumberjocks are familiar with Pacific Yew(taxus breufolia i think)I first heard of it a few years ago. here on the west coast of Canada it grows. hidden away and rare beyond measure, few if any typical wood suppliers carry it. And what is available is often small and gnarly. Being on the local wood kick. I decided it was a wood for me. Hard and a Rare orange colour, I did not think it could have any drawbacks. Then I tried to find some. Yew, as a wood is as ...

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A bad day in the shop

02-12-2010 02:03 AM by Rasta | 13 comments »

I thought today was going to be a great day, I had a babysitter, a project to do for my wife’s workplace, and the shop temp. was about 70, perfect day right? Well I went out about 8 a.m., about 8:30 I broke my first bandsw blade ever resawing. i went to the woodsmith shop and bought a new blade, jet bearing guides, and new tires, still determined to make the best of things I got the bandsaw up and going, finished resawing and dementioning my lumber and it was off to dovetails, everythin...

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Lamp table

02-12-2010 12:19 AM by ~Julie~ | 13 comments »

This blog is about the making of a lamp table. (Not a table lamp, which is a completely different thing.) A lamp table is a small table that you can put a lamp on. I use pine because I like it and it’s nice to work with and you can either stain or paint it. I like the knots. If you are going to paint, you can use poplar which is very smooth and doesn’t have knots. I have to run the wood through a jointer and planer and table saw to get it to the size I need. You may be ...

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LJ Router Table mounted router recommendtions

02-11-2010 11:06 PM by tennjock59 | 6 comments »

Hello again, fellow LJs. Planning to get a router table for the shop and am fishing for table/router recommendations. I know the only way to go on the router is 3-1/4 HP. That much power should handle about anything. Please share your inputs, as the recommendations I get from you guys are what I rely on to help make my purchase decisions. Thanks,tennjock59

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