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Jointer/Planer Combo... Tool Gloat!

02-17-2011 05:23 PM by Dan | 10 comments »

I have had my own shop set up at my house for a little over a year now. During that time I have built up what I would consider a pretty complete shop. The only real major tools I was missing was a Jointer and a Planer. I had no plans of buying either tool either because my dad who also does woodworking had a nice Jointer/Planer combo in his shop that I used. I would just make a trip to his place when I needed to use either. Well last week my dad told me I could move the Jointer/Planer to m...

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Woodwork Biz/Getting Started #3: Item Two - Getting the Word Out

02-17-2011 05:19 PM by billb | 4 comments »

Item two involves notifying everyone you know about your new business. Before starting this I would make up some business cards that clearly state the work you do. Make them clean looking and avoid anything that might confuse people about the work you do. I have made some excellent cards on my computer using simple software and biz card stock but you can also purchase them and even get some for the price of shipping from a company called Once you have the cards, start by fa...

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Workbench #6: Hello Tearout My Old Friend

02-17-2011 05:05 PM by HungryTermite | 4 comments »

I don’t know why but I have S&G stuck in my head, hence the title for this entry. I started milling the legs! After putting some epoxy on all 4 sides of each leg and then scraping most of it off with a carbide paint scraper, I started jointing the blanks for the legs. Here you can see one of the longer blanks with my two Home Depot push blocks (a.k.a. grout trowels) and my Harbor Freight infeed and Rigid outfeed set up. The Harbor Freight roller stand was only $14 but I have m...

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Corner Inlay Table #10: Think we're ready to move on

02-17-2011 05:03 PM by Rick | 0 comments »

Back-tracked, spoke to several people, got some advice from The Woodwhisperer (Thanks, Marc!), and have a test board that looks promising. Color isn’t quite right, but you’ll get the idea… What I learned so far: Gel stains are good because the do cover so evenly Gel stains cover so evenly over waxy or de-waxed shellac – Norm’s process doesn’t work here The 1/8” masking tape does well to cover the inlay during staining, but comes up eas...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #259: Waaaaahhhhhhh!!!!!!!

02-17-2011 03:14 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 9 comments »

Well, fellow Jocks and Jane’s – I suppose you get the short version today. . . . I got up as usual, wrote my blog here and was almost finished. Then horror struck – the site here went down. I thought it was my own Firefox conflicting with the site here, as that has happened before. I reinstalled Firefox and it didn’t help. I tried Explorer to see if it worked there. Nope. Then everything went down. :( I ate a banana for breakfast and made some more co...

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02-17-2011 12:40 PM by stefang | 3 comments »

Just a short EMERGENCY BLOG concerning the dowels in the buckets. I haven’t noticed it before, but I found a picture of the dowels used in the traditional buckets. The dowel was shaped like a woman, that is a slim waist in the middle and pointed on both ends. The reason for this is that when the bucket swells from water a great deal of pressure will be applied to the dowels and they can break in the middle. There’s no explanation in the book, but I think the most vulnerable ...

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The new girl - Dana enters our shop! #6: Not all nail guns, power tools, and knee pads ... so what comes next?

02-17-2011 10:02 AM by Eric M. Saperstein | 14 comments »

So you’ve seen the jewelry boxes, the whittling in bed, and the hardwood floors. During this time we passed through her 180 day checkpoint which was good timing since she does not like Valentines Day. I waited until 183 days had passed and delivered her gift … pointing out it was NOT a V-day gift it was a 183 day commemorative event. Oh – the gift, since that question will come up. She likes peppermint patties, so I found a candy wholesaler and drop shipped her a 25lb cas...

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Shipyard Memories #15: Rolling Hulls Over and Pouring Lead Keels

02-17-2011 06:11 AM by shipwright | 10 comments »

Once the hull is planked, it is skinned with 6 oz. fiberglass cloth set in epoxy and faired using several tinted coats of a high build epoxy primer and quite a lot of sandpaper. The last coat is grey and only sanded enough to knock off the dust nibs. Here the skin is on but the spray-on fairing primer has not yet been applied. The white patches are epoxy filler applied between the wood and the ‘glass with a batten screed to fill the more pronounced low spots. In this photo the...

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Mason Dixon Toy Making 2011

02-17-2011 05:28 AM by Karson | 14 comments »

I was chatting in a message to A1Jim and telling about the work that I did today and I got to thinking about something that has come up in making our toys. The newspaper article this year brought a new person who wanted to volunteer on helping make toys. But, he has a full time job and is not retired so he wanted to do it at his home in nights and weekends. So it was agreed that he would help up make our Lincoln Log Cabin toy. This requires about 5,000 ft of 3/4 square stock. We are mak...

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Military Shadow Box Part2 #1: Military Shadow Box Table Part 2

02-17-2011 05:17 AM by woody1492 | 0 comments »

This is my second attempt at a military shadow box table. This time i’m making it out of solid walnut we had sitting in a storage building at work. The best thing is the width was over 10” and lengths of the boards were about 10’.I’m happy with the way things are coming together with this one and I am more happy with the results with this one than the last project. Hope you all like it so far. Still some sanding, fine tuning and finishing left to do. Until next ti...

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