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turnings #2: turnings - some failures as prelude to some successes

1823 days ago by Gary Fixler | 4 comments »

Earlier this week I ended up with some scrap baltic birch ply, and cut it into squares with the band saw. I sanded the faces a bit and glued them all together overnight with Titebond III and a Bessey K-Body clamp: A little turning later: And I was starting to get a wine glass shape: That’s probably where I should have stopped. I knew that going thin-stem with the plywood in this orientation was asking for trouble, but I just kept going anyway, mad with power: ...

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Big move to the country

1823 days ago by daltxguy | 25 comments »

I know people move every day but I don’t suppose it is everyday that people move out of the city and back to the country. Well, maybe there are plenty of people who do that as well but for me it’s not even ‘back to the country’, rather to the country for the first time, ever. It’s the culmination of many years of dreaming and scheming. Some 30 years ago I heard myself say that I wanted to buy and live on 200 acres of forest. I can’t remember where I go...

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New Shop #4: Insulation and drywall

1823 days ago by Devin | 12 comments »

Well, it’s been a while since I added to this blog and lots has been done. I spent a day and a few evenings insulating the ceilings and walls. I used Roxul’s Safe ‘n Sound, double layer on the ceiling and double layer on any 6” walls. Even though it’s not fiberglass, it’s still disgusting. I wore a good dust mask, eye protection, gloves and a disposable full painters suit. My ceiling joists in half the room were 12” on center so I had to cut th...

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The Workbench Quest #2: Heavy Lifting

1823 days ago by GhostOfSidHartman | 2 comments »

OK, so in order to break down the MDF sheets, I need a long straight edge. First order of business therefore is to make one of those shop-built straightedges using the factory edge of the MDF as a reference to get a straight edge on some 3/4” BB ply, glue and screw that to a base of 1/4” tempered hardboard, and then trim that to finish size with the spiral up-cutting bit in the router. Hmmmm, might as well make a second one about 4 1/2 feet long to use for cross-cutting, right??...

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Garden Bench will miss the deadline

1823 days ago by dustbunny | 8 comments »

Well I think it’s safe to say at this point, with four days left to enter, there is no way I will ever make the deadline.I had good intentions, but this has been a busy month, and I was at the mercy of others for the use of a band saw. Time slipped away. I will keep working on it until it is finished then sell it. This is an original design and wanted to try to incorporate some new skills (which is also time consuming).First I wanted to have caned backrest and seat frames that could...

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found wood #10: Full, fallen Jacaranda mimosifolia tree - wish me luck!

1823 days ago by Gary Fixler | 12 comments »

I take different routes on my daily commutes to see if any limbs or trees have come down. Today, taking a road I never take, I hit the jackpot – a full, large, old Jacaranda tree with fungus rot through its base fell over on its own this morning, on a windless, quake-free day, narrowly missing a pedestrian. I knocked on the door and a nice lady answered, holding back her dog. We talked for a half hour, but she had an endless stream of concerns, all of which I tried to answer: ...

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Website contest

1823 days ago by kosta | 5 comments »

Now the voting for the top 10 will start on Tuesday the 11th and go to Tuesday the 18th. Then Thursday August 20th the results will be out. Now to vote for the top 5 which will be from Tuesday August 11th thru Tuesday august 18th .I will post a poll at my website www.kostasworkshop.blogspot.com and you can answer it there that way there is no confusion about the results. Now you can only vote once but you can come back and change your vote if you want. Now to vote for the top 5 will be again...

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LJ Woodworking Awards - Summer 2009 #2: Only 4 Days Left To Enter

1823 days ago by Martin Sojka | 2 comments »

Just a friendly reminder that the entry deadline is July 31, 2009 at 3 PM CDT so there are just 4 days left to submit your entry. We already have 46 benches entered and I’m sure there are still many of you finishing your entries. Also make sure to check the GardenTenders Summer Awards because one of the categories is The Retreat and your project might fit there too. Here’s that category description: ”One of the greatest benefits of a personal garden area is that...

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What saw to choose??? Delta Vs Ridgis Vs Craftsman #1: Delta model 36-655C 10" hybrid table saw w tennoing jig OR Ridgid R4511 Granit top

1823 days ago by BeachedBones | 21 comments »

Well, the local Home Depot FINALLY has the Ridgid R4511 Granite top in stock! Woot! Now it comes down to a choice I’m stuck on. They also carry the Delta Hybrid 36-655C w tennoning jig. These saws are marked at the same regular price 899$ Both of these saws are really appealing to me, in fact I was getting myself ready to buy the Delta, since I could not get the Ridgid anywhere locally. Now I can… arrrgh, tuff choices now. I was also considering the Craftsman Hybrid for a littl...

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Routers #1: Porter Cable Routers

1823 days ago by RouterManiac | 16 comments »

Porter Cable Routers have always had a home in my workshop. Over the years they have changed and its interesting to see in what ways. I have noticed several things about how the routers are viewed. Rumor has it that Porter Cable has been bought out and that has several mixed emotions to it. I also have noticed several comments about the way that they are built and the quality of the parts used. I am really interested in some comments and thoughts from seasoned woodworkers. I read an int...

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