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Ruminations, Philosophy, and Workshop Antics.......... #11: Case for a digital oven thermometer

12-27-2009 10:51 PM by Jim Bertelson | 8 comments »

My digital oven thermometer, with remote, needed a case. I decided to make it from wood. Since the now infamous thermometer had been the subject of some humerous bantering between NBeener and I, Neil wanted to see the case. I had used it to cook the prime rib for Christmas dinner. It is a small project, not of much note, made from 1/4” birch ply mostly, with a 1/2” birch ply bottom, and a 1/8” acrylic cover. Construction is nails and glue. Medium Walnut WATCO danish oil i...

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Lumberjock Reading List - a compilation of formal LJ Reviews and forum comments #2: Reading List Updated - of special note, a book by LJ Tom Fidgen

12-27-2009 07:38 PM by Jim Bertelson | 8 comments »

The LJ book list is updated as of today December 27, 2009. LJ Book List. Of note, is a book by fellow LumberJock Tom Fidgen. Blake reviewed Tom Fidgen’s book, Made by Hand: Furniture Projects from the Unplugged Woodshop and posted it today, Blake's Review. Tom’s announcement of the book can be found here: Announcement. Books are placed in the list as reviews appear. You can find the link to the list here, and it is also appended to my LJ signature.

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Let The Fun Begin!

12-27-2009 07:02 PM by ND2ELK | 25 comments »

Let the Fun Begin! The new equipment I got is set up, adjusted, hooked into the dust collection system and is ready to go. I will do individual tool reviews as I use them more. All of the equipment was very well packaged and had no damage from delivery. There were no missing parts and all the hardware to assemble everything was there. I felt the assembly instructions were good and I had no problem with any of the assemblies. Very little adjustment, if any, was needed on any of the e...

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Walnut for a Drill

12-27-2009 05:47 PM by David Murray | 8 comments »

I decided to get rid of a few of my older tools that I have upgraded from. I put them on craigslist. I have never listed anything there before so I wasn’t sure of the response I’d get. I had 6 items to list, the first a 12” Delta bench top drill press that I bought back in 2001. Still being in real good condition I listed it for $75, well before I had the 5th item posted I got a phone call and 2 emails. long story short I was offered a trade for some walnut lumber. So I call...

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Adventures in Vacuum Veneering #3: Adding a Frame Press

12-27-2009 03:02 PM by SPalm | 5 comments »

I have been using a shower curtain liner for my vacuum bag. It is folded over and clamped with wood strips and spring clamps. This was really hard to get to work effectively as there were a lot of moving parts. I want to make a proper bag someday, but for now I really wanted to build a frame press. The concept is to make a frame with vinyl stretched across it and weather stripping foam on the bottom. Then I only need to set the veneer glue-up on a melamine assembly table and place this ...

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12-27-2009 01:47 PM by Adamas | 7 comments »

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Plane restoration #2: Stanley/Bailey No 6 is done!!!

12-27-2009 09:56 AM by Alonso | 6 comments »

As I said on the previous blog, I started working on the restoration for the No 6 early today. I went to HF and I picked up a brand new 6” buffer,a gallon of Evapo-rust, some polishing compound some sanding drums and some other miscellaneous items that all together help me out to accomplished this new task. On this new blog I didn’t took that many pictures as on the past one but surely there are enough for everyone to enjoy. I will like to start by saying that Evapo-rust ...

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One million and two uses for bench dog holes

12-27-2009 08:56 AM by Webb | 5 comments »

Am I the only one that puts those round titebond glue bottles in them upside down so that the glue is at the top as I’m doing a glue-up instead of running to the bottom of the bottle? Obviously I use the workbench for that purpose too not having a separate assembly table but if I did I don’t think I could imagine it not having dog holes too – those things are just too handy. Outside of the regular uses – dogs and wonder-dogs – anybody else have other oddbal...

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free book for making wooden puzzles (3x3 cubes and such)

12-27-2009 08:10 AM by moshel | 9 comments »

This is a really good book that has many many puzzles. It is also oriented toward the woodworker so there are construction hints, etc

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Shaker Door becomes....Tutorial

12-27-2009 07:01 AM by kolwdwrkr | 26 comments »

I was out making a set of doors today and I decided that the fine folks here on LJs might appreciate a tutorial. I realize there are those of you that should be schooling me on the matter, but figured there were some that would like to learn it as well. So I will do my best to give pertanent information. Thanks for reading. To start off you need to consider shop safety. Make sure the guards on your tools are opporational and you have the proper safety glasses, ear plugs, and dust mask.F...

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