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Chip Carving Class - Quilt Squares #5: Lesson Pacing (reply requested)

03-11-2011 01:33 PM by MyChipCarving | 25 comments »

This class is new territory for me and for LumberJocks. To help me pace the lessons properly, please reply to this posting with one of the following: REWIND – slow down, I need to look at Lesson 1 PAUSE - give me a day or two and I”ll be ready for the next lesson PLAY – I’m ready for the next lesson FAST FORWARD – crank it up! I’m ready and rarin’ to go! Marty LeenhoutsMy Chip Carving866-444-6996

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #281: Sad News

03-11-2011 12:58 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 7 comments »

I woke up this morning to news of the earthquake in Japan. I don’t even have “regular TV”, but get my news in the form of the NY Times and Chicago Tribune in my email box every day. I try not to dwell on the news, but I do like to stay informed. Many times it is overwhelming for me. Since joining here at Lumberjocks, I have met many people from all around the world. There are also many that I haven’t really interacted with, but I have sat back quietly and admire...

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Powermatic 45 Lathe #1: Bought a 1967 PM45 lathe

03-11-2011 07:32 AM by stevengaletodd | 8 comments »

I picked up a 1967 Powermatic 45 lathe that I hope to restore. It wasn’t in the best of shape, but there where no cracks in the casting, it ran and I only paid $200 for it. Included in that, there was about 6 face plates, four sets of cheap tools (one harbor freight set never used), and an extra 1/2 hp motor. I plan on taking it completely apart so I can clean and give it a fresh coat of paint. I think I will also replace the bearings while I have it apart. Here are some pictures of...

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Woodshop On A Budget #4: Craigslist takes a "turn" in a direction for new tool acquisition ideas!!!

03-11-2011 07:28 AM by Chefshep | 7 comments »

So, I’m doing my thing… looking on craigslist for the next great tool deal. I usually rummage thru the “For Sale – tools” section for ideas. Then I look thru garage sales which often will have better prices on the same types of tools. One Saturday a few weeks back… I stumble across an add in the garage sale section for a sale at a storage unit business. They’re cutting locks & selling stuff at some units. Other units, the p...

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basic financial planning #8: know the tax codes

03-11-2011 07:18 AM by BigTiny | 3 comments »

Hi everybody. Here’s an example of how you can make the tax laws work for you for a change, and therefore the importance of knowing them, (or at least knowing someone else who does). Here in Canada, we have what is called a registered retirement savings plan (RRSP). It is a tax deferred way for people to save for their retirements. For this example we will look at someone who has both an RRSP and a mortgage. First, let’s look at some background information. As you ar...

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are you looking for jig knobs

03-11-2011 07:02 AM by ptweedy | 1 comment »

I found a load of jig knobs at my local home depot today. They were in the clearance section of the outdoor power equipment dept. $1.25 per with a bolt. they are replacement knobs for the lawn mowers and snow blower handles. Go get them. phil

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A first (I think), a magazine gloat.

03-11-2011 06:57 AM by BigTiny | 5 comments »

Greetings and salutations my fellow LJs. Yesterday I came across a fantastic deal on a couple of hundred wood working magazines, two large boxes full to be exact. They were FREE! A guy had them listed on a local buy/sell site as his wife was bugging him to make some extra room in the house. It pays to be the first one to reply some times. I think these will keep me in reading materials for at LEAST a week. (grin)

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Workbench #4: Demolition!

03-11-2011 05:49 AM by yuri | 3 comments »

Well, I did some more progress… or may be regress!Finally, I got to demolition point. Yes, you are reading it right, DEMOLITION!The life circle of my previous bench comes to the end. It performed it’s mission well and now it is time to give birth to a new beast. As you can know am going to reuse my old bench top. See what I got. little bit more: that is the rest of the old bench, looks gaunt, but it was sturdy! I laminated one more layer of 3/4” plywood...

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Weekend Work A Coming!!!

03-11-2011 05:45 AM by GreenNewbie | 1 comment »

Excited about this weekend. I’m going to start working on making two of the Woodsmith Shop Peg Board storage shelf/cabinet. But, the more exciting part is hooking up my dust collector to some tools for the first time. I know my wife will be a lot happier with most of the saw dust not on everything in the garage :) Also, the other day I decided that I will be making both of my daughters a dresser. Should be a lot of fun to design and build!!!

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Kreg Precision Fence on Rikon 14" Deluxe Bandsaw

03-11-2011 05:00 AM by GregD | 6 comments »

I thought someone might like to see how I attached a Kreg Precision Fence to my Rikon 14” Deluxe Bandsaw. The Kreg fence rail bolts to the infeed edge of the table. Unfortuantely, on the Rikon the slot for changing the blade comes out to the infeed edge of the table and is blocked by the Kreg fence rail. Rather than attach the rail directly to the table, I attached it to a length of 1-1/2” x 1/8” extruded aluminum angle. The extruded aluminum is then attached to the...

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