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A year gone By (what a interesting one)

02-12-2011 06:38 AM by sawblade1 | 9 comments »

Well My fellow LJ’s I have been officially here a year today. Please forgive me if I get sentimental or drift from time to time :) During my year here I really seen some ups and downs and even been a little sideways, looking back I watched my buddy list grow, my favorites get larger, and posted 506 times !!!! This year has been rough on me with my job situation getting worse day to day, being told and sold down the river by banks, and the SBA as a non compete business ( he’s gonn...

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Amazing American Soldier, please help if you can

02-12-2011 05:08 AM by KnotWright | 1 comment »

Yesterday I had the great privilege to meet Troy Yocum, and Iraq Veteran who is walking across America for his charity which helps grant wishes for other Veterans and hopefully get a national Day for Deployed Soldiers. Even if you can’t donate, you can help out with this just by sharing his amazing story, so please take time to check out his website and do whatever you can in whatever way you can. He’s just one man, taking one step at a time to achieve a GREAT Goal. DRUMH...

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Jayne's Rowboat Rocker #6: Finally out of the clamps

02-12-2011 04:20 AM by captkerk | 4 comments »

I’ll end any suspense right now and say that I didn’t make my Christmas deadline for this project and at the rate I’ve been going, I’ll be lucky to make her birthday in June! At any rate, I finally have the boat out of the clamps that were holding the top rails on until I could glue in some dowels. I cut the dowels flush and then turned my attention to the bow cap. I cut it out and template routed it and worked on the joints with the rails a bit today. ...

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Two quick magic gags

02-12-2011 04:20 AM by Stevinmarin | 17 comments »

Couple of really neat, super easy tricks you can make in minutes, with hardly any wood.

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02-12-2011 04:10 AM by MuzzleMike | 3 comments »

This year I have decided to get back into wood working . I have not done wood working since I was 14 and I am 40 now . My first project is a clock . The last project I made when I was 14 was a clock so I decided to pick up where I stopped and this will be like my last one with some changes like I am not going to put a drawer in it . The first pic is the one I did in high school and the second is the one I am doing now . I do not get to work on it much do to I am disabled but I love to make s...

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Restoring a Walker Turner BN730 Band Saw #3: electrolysis

02-12-2011 03:53 AM by Camper | 5 comments »

To clean up the table, I set up an electrolysis tank. Probably overkill but I wanted to see what the hype was all about first hand. There are a few threads here about this as well. The set up is not hard, many alternative ways to do it and I think they will work equally well as long as you are not rushing through it. The critical thing is to make sure you hook up the anode and cathode correctly and not ruin your part :). I did have it hooked up incorrectly for about 5 minutes, so make sure yo...

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My Small Shop Tips, Tricks and Jigs #2: Workshop/Time-Efficiency: Where is it?

02-12-2011 03:50 AM by Ryan Bruzan | 6 comments »

This is a really quick primer: NOT. Time efficiency is an important part of anything we do. Your success WILL BE determined by the time you have to spend looking for sh—, I mean, stuff. This is true not only for your own progress, but even more importantly when working with another person, or team or crew or group or whatever. Everything must have a place. Where is your time spent? Let me share some of my success in the workshop with you. When I have a place for everything it is easi...

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Music and Sawdust

02-12-2011 03:46 AM by christopheralan | 1 comment »

11 February 2011Music and Sawdust The other day on the way home I heard a new song on the radio. It was by a band called Stone Sour called “Hesitate.” I read the lyrics the next day and it is kind of a depressing song when you get into it. But there is something about the song that forces you to feel something. The tone, the tempo, the arrangement, and the way the singer delivers the lyrics, forces something inside your head, your gut, and your heart. It was one of those songs that ma...

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Question Re: Finishing, Glue Up, and Changes in Humidity

02-12-2011 03:18 AM by Biscuit | 6 comments »

I’m in the process of building two morris chairs with matching ottomans. All mortise and tenon construction. I have one of the ottomans completed and dry-fit together (my first piece of furniture). I was planning on getting all of the pieces to this stage and then doing the finishing and glue up all at once. Unfortunately I don’t think I’ll have all of the pieces to this stage until this summer or fall. Does this present a problem since the humidity in my basement s...

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refurbishing old tools #3: Try and fore finished, one fore more

02-12-2011 03:17 AM by Dave | 6 comments »

I got off a little early today and caught some shop time. I had a nice couple of chunks of ceder and wanted to try my try out. Its a Dwights and French & co. try plane. I couldn’t help myself.Now I cleared all that away and continued to hone on my fore plane iron. Its a Alex Mathieson & Sons Glasgow Scotland fore plane.I have been working on the iron with a honing jig. I have about 4 hours with it on a diamond stone. I would polish the back with my worksharp 3000. Then I finishe...

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