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You can win $1.5 million! A bit on woodworking safety.

03-22-2010 12:49 AM by Stevinmarin | 37 comments »

I’ve been meaning to talk about shop safety for a while. The recent news that a jury awarded a guy $1.5 million prompted me to do so. I feel that safety is not the ultimate goal in woodworking. Creating something out of wood is first. I recommend reading Mike Rowe's article about Safety First.

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Happy Happy Joy Joy

03-22-2010 12:30 AM by Jeison | 9 comments »

I am in a really really really REALLY good mood :D Been working for one of my friends the last year (nothing spectacular, doing stuff on the computer from home, he works for a web publishing company) and he just told me he got approval to move me up from what is essentially freelancing (paid-per-entry kinda setup) to salary starting in the next pay period (April 1st, and I already told him if this is an elaborate practical joke I WILL murder him with fire) :D Twice the money, plus (after ...

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Extremely Average #79: Book Review

03-21-2010 11:31 PM by Ecocandle | 2 comments »

Hello All, It took me 3 days to finish the book I promised to finish in two, but that was mostly because I kept rereading the good parts. And there were a lot of good parts. Today I am posting my blog piece a bit early, because my parents and I are going to the first round of the NCAA women’s tournament in Ames tonight. I am very excited and confident that the #4 seeded Cyclones will do well. I will not be rolling out of Hilton until very late and likely won’t arrive ba...

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Birger Sandzen Landscape project #3: finished product ... framed Birger Sandzen Hydrostone

03-21-2010 10:37 PM by Dan'um Style | 14 comments »

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Greenhouse #11: Surviving the winter

03-21-2010 09:57 PM by Zuki | 7 comments »

Here are a few pics of the greenhouse after the winter. Everything held together quite well. We have VERY windy winters so I used tie-down straps on each corner anchored to rebar to keep it from blowing away. The straps will be coming off soon.

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2010 time of Change

03-21-2010 08:15 PM by EPJartisan | 1 comment »

2010 has so far been an amazing year for my studio. Not only have I been in my most prolific stage since College, I have also been expanding to become a real business and educational resource. For my Christmas (birthday and anniversary) present from my Partner was a 16” Jet Bandsaw. I was elated since my other one died about 3 years ago.. hampering many projects in process. To celebrate the newest addition to my studio, I revamped my whole workshop… updated to be able to tutor ...

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Charles Neil build along mahogany lowboy "series" #2: ,The kit

03-21-2010 08:02 PM by a1Jim | 21 comments »

Hey, Friends and Neighbors! I know I promised the opening of the packages Charles sent a couple days ago. Sorry for the delay.I opened all three of those big, heavy packages that Charles Neil was so nice and generous to send . In a way, it’s a kit with all the patterns and with each piece of wood labeled for its’ specific use. All of the wood had 1/4” ply wrapped around it to protect it from damage in shipping. It’s ...

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Garden Chair #7: The Seat - Part 2 (Finished)

03-21-2010 06:38 PM by Zuki | 3 comments »

I scooped out the chair seat today. The first three pics you can see the scooping that was on the original chair . . . it got deeper as it went back and shallower towards the rear. I chucked up my ¼ spiral upcut bit in my plunge router and set it to 1/16 and made an “outline” of what needed to be cut. That black mat under the seat is some leftover non-slip matting used for tool chests. I then switched the spiral for a ½ straight sit bit. After following the outline I drop...

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Unisaw Torsion Box Fence Table #4: Endgrain is hard to sand.

03-21-2010 05:18 PM by Ger21 | 3 comments »

After thoroughly sealing the bottom and sides of the torsion box with a quart of polyurethane, it was time to surface the top flat. When I placed my 4 ft level on the bottom, it appeared to be flat to within < 1/64”. But for some reason, it appeared the top top had a slightly larger crown along it’s length, maybe 1/32” or so. So I lowered the bit to the surface, and started cutting just enough to not miss any spots. At first I was getting what appeared to be a very rough ...

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Adding a double strike plate to the new shop door.

03-21-2010 02:52 PM by 559dustdesigns | 2 comments »

I have lived in my house almost 9 years, the previous owner built the house and the shop. I have always wanted to change the man door on my shop that leads to my house. The old owner put a hollow door and a dead bolt as the only lock system. He also clad the outside of the door in scraps of sheet metal. I recently bought a prehung 6 panel steel entry door to replace the cheaper ugly old one. Being that my friend and I often install stereo equipment in customers cars at my shop I needed a more...

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