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3 Girls & A Woodworker #4: My very first Wood Gloat

04-14-2011 03:27 PM by John_G | 2 comments »

Not onlyl is this my very first wood gloat it’s also my very first purchse useing cgraigslist…. i know, i know, i’m sure everyone is using it…. I saw an add with a pic for left over pieces of various hardwoods, all for 20.00. Figured what the heck i’ll go for it…... well to me…this was a jackpot….. From first glance it alot of walnut, and cherry. There’s a few we don’t even know what they are. Also a few possib...

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Chip Carving Class - Quilt Squares #15: Send me your square(s)

04-14-2011 03:05 PM by MyChipCarving | 6 comments »

Just in case you missed this earlier post, below is where to send your completed square(s). I’d like to have these in hand by the end of April. If you can’t quite finish by then, let me know and I’ll save a spot for your square(s) on a quilt. Send your square(s) to meI will be assembling the square(s) you send me into a chip carved quilt(s). Each quilt will be auctioned or sold with proceeds going to the My Chip Carving Foundation. I will post a blog entry showing you ...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #309: Returning to Normalcy (slowly)

04-14-2011 12:57 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 6 comments »

I am finally feeling like I am getting a bit back to normal today. I was still so tired most of yesterday, but I did manage to accomplish a lot of things. I keep wondering if the reason it is taking me so long to get to normal is due to the scope of the trip or the length of time I was away, or is it just because I am a tad older than last time when I traveled. I haven’t been away for so long before though. And even though we had the laptop and everything we could think of with us, i...

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LJ Interviews #15: Dennisgrosen

04-14-2011 12:15 PM by MsDebbieP | 20 comments »

This interview is from the April 2011 issue of the LumberJocks’ eMag. Thanks to Dennisgrosen for taking the time to do this interview.   1. How did you first get started working with wood? it all started i think the same summer my parents build their house; I was on summer vacation at my uncle and aunt’s and he had this lovely basement with a lot of different handtools – a candystore to come down into for me. Even today, I wouldn’ be able to tell you ...

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Starting All Over Again - Setting Up Shop #2: Oak Mallet

04-14-2011 12:11 PM by LumberGuy | 1 comment »

We had cut an oak when we were clearing for our garden, it was a good size for a mallet. First, A length of the trunk was cut with the bow saw, then another partial cut was made where the top of the handle would end. The hatchet was used to start a split in the end of the oak section. The safest way to do this is to use the hatchet as a wedge, and strike the back of it with a piece of wood. You only need a crack that the edge of the dogwood wedge will fit in. The dogwood wedg...

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LJ friends and gifts. #3: Brit (Andy) meets MaFe (Mads) in Copenhagen

04-14-2011 10:03 AM by mafe | 27 comments »

Brit (Andy) meets MaFe (Mads) in Copenhagena LJ meeting in Copenhagen… Last night at the local station a little black Fiat Punto with plenty of recycle wood on the roof top came into the local station, the driver looked out the window in search of a man he had never meet. Out there in the street was a middle aged guy standing with his backpack and a smile. No doubt this was Andy, so I waved at him and in the car he went, hello, and as they say in England ‘nice to see you’...

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04-14-2011 09:47 AM by BertFlores58 | 9 comments »

It is very common for everyone to have wood scraps of different sizes and just turned out to become a boards cutting conventional to endgrain. I noticed that if there are angles involved in joining a wood with parallel grains will be stronger. The warping movement is not visible and the strength of gluing is increased. Unlike the crossboard gluing (or straight gluing…) crack will be present in some cases. Here are series of design that are so simple to make and gluing is also very s...

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FSC WOOD or not?

04-14-2011 09:37 AM by rkoorman | 17 comments »

Hello LJ’s A question or something to think about : We use up a lot of wood between us LJ’s. Is all your wood FSC ? Until last year i never really thought about it much but from now on i’ll only be using FSC-wood of else reclamed timber. All the little contributions help a lot!! What are your thought about this problem?

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The stainless-steel CT-17 helicopter block plane, video

04-14-2011 08:44 AM by bubinga | 6 comments »

Inspired by the lightweight, high-strength components found in helicopters, Bridge City Tool Works has made a work of art that planes wood. The stainless-steel CT-17 block plane from Bridge City Tool Works is perhaps the best-looking plane I’ve ever seen. And the beauty is more than skin deep because the new plane doubles as both a conventional and low-angle model. Lock up your credit cards . $860.00 —E J

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Update for the Grizzly planer

04-14-2011 08:28 AM by Scott H. | 3 comments »

OK, I purchased the Grizzly G0453 15” planer with the spiral head cutter. It works like a dream! There is some snipe on the front of the board “at times” which is to be expected. I just make sure that the board is a little longer than what I need for the finished board. The snipe isn’t that deep. Most of the time it takes only a little sanding and it disappears. It was packed very well for shipping. It was actually in a wood crate. After I unpacked it, I used one ro...

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