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Pocketbook Clamp

1828 days ago by Roger Clark aka Rex | 8 comments »

I have 2 Wolfcraft corner clamps listed at $22.99 but I got them for $18.49 each and I have been satisfied with their performance. Today I ventured into HF (Shhhh some Pros might hear) and saw the same clamps for $6.95 each. The differnce seems to be no Wolfcraft Logo. See for yourself. I bought 2.

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Kitchen re-finish

1828 days ago by MaxS | 9 comments »

Ugggghhhhhh….2/3rds of the way through on this and can’t wait for it to be over. It looks good…but this isn’t fun. Re-finishing is about as fun as smacking myself in the face with a hammer.

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Barrister Book Case Tutorial #4: Allow me to introduce myself...

1828 days ago by Scarcraig01 | 2 comments »

I thought I would take a time out from the tutorial and introduce myself and provide some information on my background and experience. My interest in building things and tools started around the age of 11. My grandpa was always puttering around in the garage messing with tools etc. and I was often out there with him. Also, a guy in our neighborhood had a Shopsmith and was always working on a project. I use to hang out in his garage for hours and bug the hell out of him! One day a fr...

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Workbench #4: New found respect

1828 days ago by KellyS | 5 comments »

Since I posted last, I’ve been busy working on my bench. I power planed all my reclaimed Poplar and while my wife was out of town this week, I starting laminating my bench top. Good thing she was out of town. The weather was bad and I don’t have enough room in the shop, so I glued everything up in our living room floor….l was careful to put down paper to keep from getting glue all over the carpet. Glad to have her back though, she helped me this morning with the final glue up., plenty of clam...

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waxing the table

1828 days ago by JoshO | 7 comments »

I just got the opportunity to use the table saw for the first time after cleaning the surface rust off and waxing it. All I can say is wow!I never realized that using it could have been so blissful. I may not replace my saw this fall after all. I know the philosophy about taking care of something, and it will take care of you. But in my defense, until LJ, I never would’ve guessed that waxing the table was a maintenance task. My thanks goes out to all the LJ’ers out there that ...

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Barrister Book Case Tutorial #3: Finishing up the bases

1828 days ago by Scarcraig01 | 1 comment »

A 1/4 inch piece of plywood is glued over the slats on the base to give the bottom of the boxes a smoother look. (otherwise you would see the 3 piece slat system.) The 1/4 solid wood strip provides not only a way to hide the plywood edge, but it also functions as a door stop. If you follow the plans to get the size for the bottom piece you will come up short! This is because the thickness of the ply is not exactly 3/4. This will make the bottom approx. 1/8 short because you will be ...

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schooling #1: looking for woodworking seminars, classes

1828 days ago by Russ | 9 comments »

Hi all, i have been trying to find some sort of training for woodworking. was planning to go to asheville but the website has disappeared :(

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Custom Closets

1828 days ago by wdkits1 | 7 comments »

I got the last set of shelves installed in the first closet. The owners were very pleased with the end product so now the work begins on closet # 2 which is a little bigger than the first. I used a total of 235 bd ft in closet #1 which was right in line with what I had figured. Did take a little longer than I had figured but still did alright.

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CARPENTER ANT DAMAGE TO OUR GAZEBO SHED ROOF #1: Discovery of the Damage, Demolishing old roof, & Rebuilding

1828 days ago by Dick, & Barb Cain | 24 comments »

I opened the shed door the other day, & discovered water on the floor. I had just made a new shed door about a year ago. I thought the wind had blown water in from under the door. Then I noticed sawdust on the floor with drip marks coming from above. I looked up, & saw some funny looking white stuff coating the ceiling up in the corner above the door. The top plate of the wall studs also had piles of sawdust on it, & ants galore! Right away I knew I had some work c...

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I've been thinking......

1828 days ago by TheWoodenBox | 5 comments »

Have you ever been sitting around with nothing to do and your mind starts to drift? My daughter, she is 4, just started preschool. A couple of the kids in the class have peanut and tree nut allergies. Because of this the classroom is a peanut and tree nut free environment. I was thinking about this the another day and was wondering, if you have an allergy to any type of tree nut, can you own furniture made of (lets say) walnut? If you are allergic to walnuts there has to be something in t...

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