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Virtual Designs in Sketchup #2: Workshop Expansion for a Friend

04-20-2011 06:05 AM by rance | 1 comment »

A friend of mine asked if I could help him with a SU drawing for his workshop expansion. He currently has a 16×24 space that he is quickly outgrowing. He has done some woodworking in the past with carving and other things but recently got the bug to step it up a notch. He is planning on having the shell built by a contractor and he and I will finish the inside. Here’s a profile view. You can see his existing shop at the rear. Note: The Tractor, fence, and garden plots were o...

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tool gloat

04-20-2011 05:40 AM by Earlb | 6 comments »

picked up a delta 6” jointer at a garage sale a couple of weeks ago for a hundred bucks.It’s a delta JT 360. It is in bad need of knives. Looks like he used them on rock. It still has packing grease in some crevices.

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basic financial planning #11: Retirement planning and timing.

04-20-2011 04:53 AM by BigTiny | 12 comments »

Here in Canada, we have the RRSP or registered retirement savings plan. I’m sure the USA has something very similar. It is basically a savings account that allows deposits to be made each year and then allows you to deduct the deposit from your taxable income. The amount you can deposit eac year is limited by a number of factors that aren’t important to today’s discussion. That topic is timing. If you are like most people who take advantage of this program, you make y...

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Sharing Woodworking Information

04-20-2011 03:39 AM by bubinga | 5 comments »

As you may or may not know, e-mails are restricted, in the size, amount of information that you can send in an e-mail.We can share pictures, and text, right here on LJ, but some other types of files such as PDF files, for plans and such, must be dealt with another way.I have recently learned that with Google’s Gmail service, the size has been increased to 20 MB, I have tested this out myself with a 18 MB PDF file, sent to myself, successfully, through Gmail.The size of e-mail is restricted by...

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Tool gloat: UNISAW! #7: Rail and fence adjustment

04-20-2011 02:43 AM by ic3ss | 0 comments »

I decided the easiest way to get the space to accommodate the guide tube was to file down the locking cam. I found a pretty slick way to do this while ensuring that I don’t file any flat spots on the cam. I stuck a small file down in between the cam and the locking shoe and used the shoe to press the file against the cam, and ran the locking handle up and down. I think I filed off about 0.10”, just enough to make the difference. Then I had to drill and tap holes to mount th...

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Shop Notes 100 Ultimate Router Table Step by Step From a Green Horn's POV #1: Shop Notes 100 Ultimate Router Table Step by Step From a Green Horn POV

04-20-2011 02:33 AM by Yupa4242 | 10 comments »

Way back on one of my last visits before my Dad passed away I told him I’d like to make this plan so I’ve decided to do just that. Who know’s how long it will take but thought I would catalog my trials from pre to post work in the blog until i finish and post to the project page. I discovered a fellow on the “Router Forum” web site that made the Shop Notes 100 Router table...

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A new dining room set for my wife! #5: The front legs continued. Not bad for a days work!

04-20-2011 02:06 AM by GaryK | 9 comments »

Well, I got all the leg blanks all cut to same length and squared up. Then using a template I made from the full sized drawing I marked up all the blanks. Then centered for a spur bit And here I am about half way through trimming them on the bandsaw. At about this point, fellow Lumberjock Chips stopped by for a visit. A great guy and we had a good visit. After they were all roughed out on the bandsaw it was time for some turning. Anyone who knows me knows that I hat...

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End Grain Cutting Board LJ Class 006 #2: Heads up on timber...

04-20-2011 12:38 AM by degoose | 8 comments »

Well, for all those who will be taking the End Grain Cutting Board 101 class….and so far have had over 50 responses… A little heads up regarding timber… I have two similar designs that I will be making… a beginner board and one for intermediate woodworkers… Both boards will require three different timbers… a light and a dark and one in between… I will be going into the various timber selection and dimensions in the first lesson but for those ...

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More Urban Logging

04-19-2011 11:19 PM by Mesquiteman | 5 comments »

On a recent trip to northern arizona, I contacted a tree service company to see what kind of cool logs they might have laying around. This trip I ended up buying some AZ Cypress, douglas fir and black jack oak. I started milling some of the oak and cypress. The first few pictures are of oak and the last pictures are of the az cypress. I milled the cypress into huge fire place mantles. They are roughly 7 feet long 12 inches wide and 5 inches thick.The oak was milled into ...

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8x12 Shed Spring 2011 #6: Lets skip ahead a bit....

04-19-2011 10:57 PM by JonH | 1 comment »

We have sheeted the roof, and put the shingles on. We used a rolled roof vent to allow the hot air to escape in the summer. We will put a metal grate with a screen in the soffits to allow the cooler air to come in to push out the hot air through the roof vent. The shingles were matched to the customer’s house, and we went to work fitting the doors into the opening. The doors are the siding that was cut out of the opening in front. We trimmed out the doors with 1×4’s and ...

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