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Octagonal side table #1: Pattern Routing Challenge

09-23-2010 08:04 AM by lanwater | 5 comments »

Few months ago I built an octagonal table (not my design) and did not assemble it because I was not satisfied with the legs. I also had problems with the finish. Problem #1: The finish The Wood used is white oak and because it’s so porous I never got a flat top. I kept builling layer of polyuratane but that did not work. I Sanded off the finish. I then put on 1 layer, leave it to dry, sand it down but not completely. Put the second and the third following the same procedur...

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I've got crabs

09-23-2010 06:36 AM by kolwdwrkr | 7 comments »

Yep, you heard it right. I’ve got crabs. Well a crab, and it’s form. I was doing a glue up with some resin glueand decided to put some of it into a form. The form is a crab, and not really a form. It’s a sand toy. You press it into wet sand like a cookie cutter, lift, and low and behold you have a crab that crumbles apart as you lift the plastic off. Yippie. I love the look of frustrated children as they throw a crumbled crab. LOLI let Heidi press it into the form. ...

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a tool question

09-23-2010 05:55 AM by BigTiny | 5 comments »

Greetings all. A local buy/sell site has an ad for a ‘Stanley wood tool, complete and in good working condition.” The accompanying pictures show what looks like a plow plane of sorts, with the Stanley name embossed on it and the number 45 on one of the pieces, Anyone know what this might be and what it is worth? I’m tempted, but know absolutely nothing about it and don’t want to over bid on it, no matter how much I love old tools.

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Cut twice and still too short!! What's yours?

09-23-2010 05:48 AM by ocwoodworker | 18 comments »

Sometimes I feel like I am sleeping with the enemy (and I’m not talking about the wife) It’s that other person in bed. the one who snores…. I am plagued with bad penmanship and feel like using a calculator is beneath me, hence I suffer from “1’s” that look like “2’s” and half of 37 isn’t 16-1/2” !! Mix those two together and it is recipe for making firewood. I tried to make cabinet doors for my wife and saw the error of my ...

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Lumber #4: Urban Logging Starts Here

09-23-2010 05:35 AM by PurpLev | 16 comments »

OK, it didn’t really start HERE, but way back about the time I signed up for lumberjocks when I got these applewood logs. I already mentioned it in a previous post, but for those that did not read it here it is again (if you’ve read it you can skip to step 3) The Applewood Logs Story2007, I was just getting into woodworking, had a circular saw, drill, and a router. my wife saw an add on craigslist giving away applewood. I went to see the guy, a nice older woodworker that was mo...

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TRAVELS WITH BUDDY #1: work in california

09-23-2010 05:12 AM by patron | 43 comments »

buddy and i got a chance to go work in california we talked about it he said he loves to travelbut would not get in the car(he was abandoned from a car) .so off we went .the first stop was to get our journey blessed.we have everything in americawe even have our own london bridgeyears ago i was driving in the arizona dessertand came over a hill in the middle of nowhereand there was this bridge with 4 bulldozers making a river basin under it !they had built a dam on the colorado river down s...

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Extremely Average #260: The Elders

09-23-2010 04:56 AM by Ecocandle | 1 comment »

Hello All, I did some woodworking, a bit of creative writing, and ended up with a blog post which is a B-. Thanks, Brian

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Work(shop) in Progress #14: Greasy Business (wasn't mine, but it is NOW)

09-23-2010 04:46 AM by PurpLev | 12 comments »

Did not post this as a project although it IS a woodworking finished project – yet not made by me. I got a little package in the mail yesterday, and inside was awaiting quietly this little gem: made and sent to me by none other than LJ blackcherry Thank you very much Wilson! This will be allocated to my tool cabinet and shall be put to use often. My main uses for this would be to wax my handplanes metal bodies and soles after use to keep it from developing surface rust (used T9...

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Torque WorkCentre #3: Torque-a-roo

09-23-2010 01:33 AM by dustbunny | 15 comments »

Carved up my kanga for the Torque work cabinet. Needs a bit of hand sanding yet.I bought this wood some time ago and for the life of me I can’t remember what kind it is.Splashed it with a bit of MS to see the grain and color.Will finish with satin poly an glue him to the side of my cabinet. I am ready to take on the shoe !! Thanks for looking,Critiques welcome as this is a first carving, and I am not sure if it looks right, Lisa

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Tapered Display Tower - beetle-kill pine #3: It's dry ... and it's fits. I call it ...

09-23-2010 01:01 AM by NBeener | 17 comments »

a dry fit ! Let’s start with today’s inspiration: a peanut butter cookie, half of which was dipped in chocolate. Uh. Yum ! The “not-so-secret” secret drawer ;-) It’s got feet ! A shelf…. The top…. Got some band saw work, ahead of me, to cut out the fake tenons and wedges. Soon, though. Very soon. Thanks for looking :-)

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