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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #298: Better Early than Late

03-29-2011 03:20 AM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 11 comments »

Thank you all so much for the well wishes. It certainly has been an adventure! I am writing this on Monday night because we are off early tomorrow and have 13 hours of driving to get to Chicago. Right now I am in Milford, PA staying at Keith’s auntie’s house (she is a lovely woman named Sheila!) Today I finally got to see New York City. Google directions screwed up and took us through the city and we got to go through the Bronx and on the George Washington Bridge. I had ...

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Cypress Entry Bench #1: Many a mortise, Many a tenon

03-29-2011 03:14 AM by chrisstef | 5 comments »

My latest project is going to be an entry bench with boot rack and two fold up seats with storage underneath modeled after the one seen here The lumber will be cypress, the joinery will be mortise and tenon. After careful examination and sketching out the plan i got to work planing and rough cutting the lumber last weekend. With the lumber planed, jointed, and cut to rough length i got...

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new ideas #4: Really, I am almost ready

03-29-2011 12:50 AM by JoeyG | 4 comments »

I have finished the tile floor in the bathroom, tomorrow I will install the toilet and cabinets and replace all the trim in the bedroom and bathroom. I still have a couple of doors to hang but since we haven’t purchased them yet, they will have to wait. What does that mean? It means I get to start making saw dust instead of sheetrock dust. I stopped by the woodworking store in my area today after we took returned some unused tile to the big orange box. I picked up 2 shorts. One o...

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8x12 Shed Spring 2011 #5: Day 5, We sheet the roof!

03-28-2011 10:31 PM by JonH | 1 comment »

We are trucking right along with the shed project. We sheeted the roof today. It wasn’t that tough, we just had to make sure we allowed the 1/2” OSB sheeting to overhang the proper amount on the front and rear. We are building a 6” soffit for a good appearance and it helps keep the rain away from the floor. We were able to make our materials work very efficiently since we stuck to 2’ on center with our rafters. We left about 1-1/2” of space down from the pea...

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8x12 Shed Spring 2011 #4: Laying out the rafters

03-28-2011 10:20 PM by JonH | 3 comments »

Lets just once again thank Mr. Albert J. Swanson for his wonderful invention of the Speed Square. I do not remember my Dad ever having these, he always used the traditional framing square. I have both in my woodshop, and both are great. The little book that comes with the Swanson speed square is awesome. Here is some info about the speed square. I have to give it some love, it makes laying out rafters so easy! Once we laid out and stood up ...

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Bedroom Wall Unit #11: Home Stretch...I can see the finish line

03-28-2011 07:26 PM by depictureboy | 2 comments »

I am finally on the homestretch..things are coming together nicely now and my wife is VERY happy with me.. :) thats what really counts. Now I only have to do: Faceframes for the bridgeDrawers for inside the cabinetsDrawers for the bottom of the cabinets with drawer frontsTop Decorative molding… yay!

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The Outdoor Workbench?

03-28-2011 05:34 PM by nobuckle | 15 comments »

What’s the outdoor workbench? Well, not stating the obvious, it would be an all weather workbench. I don’t have room in my shop for a full length workbench, so I thought about making one from Trex brand decking materials. In theory it should work. If I am correct, Trex decking materials can be machined just like wood, although I would not run it through my planer. When I say all weather please understand that the bench would be placed on a covered porch out of the rain and sn...

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Building My Entertainment Center #1: Building My Entertainment Center for new TV

03-28-2011 05:21 PM by Ken90712 | 14 comments »

I haven’t done many Blogs on Lumberjocks. A cpl of buddy’s on here suggested I write one on the progress of an Entertainment Center I’m building. We need a new for the new 64 inch plasma TV were buying. The design is a mixture of plans from a Wood Smith book and some ideas found on here. For example the Floating Glass Shelf comes from fellow LJ Storemore, had to change the plans to ensure my Electronics would fit along with looking p...

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Occasional Table for Fundraiser #1: The design

03-28-2011 03:04 PM by ahock | 1 comment »

Hey Guys and Gals, It’s been a long time since I’ve been able to do more than a 15 second perusal of all the awesome stuff you guys keep adding here and even longer since I’ve had the time to add some myself. But hopefully this will change that! A friend of mine is preparing to go to the Czech Republic to work with the Church and needs to raise some funds to be able to do so. We’re doing an auction of all kinds of things and I was asked to build a small piece o...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #297: End of a Great Show

03-28-2011 12:20 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 5 comments »

Wow! The show was incredible! I promise to catch up better in a bit when I download all of my pictures. By the fourth lecture I felt really comfortable and “in my element”. People were SO nice and I was happy to hear such positive feedback about the lectures. Today we are leaving Saratoga Springs and heading for New Jersey and visiting the magazine. I will take some pictures and hopefully be able to catch up more when I get to Chicago and on a regular computer. I just wan...

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