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An Appearance on Martha Stewart

01-21-2011 04:36 PM by Ed Pirnik | 11 comments »

Hi folks, Just an FYI. Asa Christiana and I headed down to NYC on Wednesday for an appearance on the Martha Stewart show. I was asked to bring a project as an FW staffer (brought one of my humidors) but my segment was cut, as they were running six minutes over in the rehearsal. That said, Asa had a bit of back-and-forth with Martha and it was a show devoted entirely to woodworking. If you’re home on a snow day and have the Hallmark channel, it’ll be on today at ten. It also str...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #232: Cutting on New Trays Completed

01-21-2011 03:28 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 5 comments »

I spent most of the day yesterday cutting out the two new candle trays. I can honestly say that it was quite a pleasure to do so. Many times people say that they wouldn’t want to do woodworking for a living because it will take the fun out of it. I can see their point, but for myself, it is an extra bonus to be able to get paid for doing something that you absolutely love to do. I suppose that is why I am here. :) There are so many different aspects to the business of woodworking t...

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Observations from the official Weatherdeck

01-21-2011 03:15 PM by jbschutz | 5 comments »

Well, the radio says it’s -15 right now, but my weather station on he deck says -23.6. I think I will hunker down, have another cup of coffee and do the Sudoku puzzle. I won’t get much done in the shop today.

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carving "Thunderbolt" #3: Feets Finished!

01-21-2011 07:04 AM by mpounders | 11 comments »

I have spent several days working on the feet and legs and finally have the body ready for glue-up. As mentioned in the previous installment, the body is made of two separate pieces to make it easier to carve certain portions and to orient the grain for strength. It is definitely easier to carve and shape the interior portions of the legs and the legs are one of the more difficult elements to carve. They are somewhat delicate because of the thin-ness and you have to support them carefully...

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Rabbet Plane

01-21-2011 04:17 AM by canadianchips | 12 comments »

As promised. I did my photo shoot. These were also in several different places ! For those that count 110. Even I wasn’t aware that I had this many. OH WELL. DONE ! Stanley 78’s (new type with blade adjustment )Old type stanley 78, 78 look alike, Sargent,Craftsman 78, Millers falls 85, WS A78 made in england (blue) ;A Union 43; #48 tongue and groove stanleys,1 #49 tongue and groove stanley, #190, #191, #192; #39 -7/8; # 39 -1/2;#39 3/8; #39 1/4; A #80 stanley reb...

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Simply Simple

01-21-2011 04:09 AM by DaveLeHardt | 3 comments »

I haven’t done anything I’d consider complex yet, but each project has been challenging. And I have a ken for the simple yet functional side of things, which probably explains why I gravitate to Shaker, or Shaker-inspired projects. So when I saw this blog post from Woodworker’s Journal in my inbox, I had to check it out. This quote pretty much sums it up for me: ”... less complex projects can be just as gratifying if you put your heart into them. Simple things do...

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Facets, the Next Logical Step #8: Hinge Assembly and a Little Detail.

01-21-2011 03:58 AM by shipwright | 8 comments »

It’s been a while but the project is moving along. I don’t want to spill the near finished photos just yet because the project post should be along soon but here’s an update on some recent fun in the shop. Last entry I had just glued up the halves of the dodecahedron but was having a tad of a challenge getting all the faces to line up before gluing the hinge in place. Well, to make a very long story very short, I finally accomplished that and got to the next scary bitR...

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From board to bowl #1: 12" Scroll Saw Bowl Blank

01-21-2011 03:21 AM by SASmith | 20 comments »

This blog will show how I make a 12” bowl blank from 1 BF of lumber. Cut a 12”x12”x3/4” square and draw an X from corner to corner to find the middle. Using a compass draw a circle in the middle of the board the size you want the bottom of the bowl to be. In this case around 4”. Draw concentric circles spaced the thickness of the board (in this case 3/4”) Drill 1/8” holes at 45 degrees on the 4 inner circles to insert a scroll saw blad...

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Utility Cart Mods #1: Part 1 - Leveling and adjusting the height

01-21-2011 02:30 AM by ChunkyC | 2 comments »

I built this utility cart a while back. I had big plans for it but I set my planer on it and it’s become a dedicated planer stand. The reason for this, it had a couple of design misses that prevented it from being any more useful than a planer stand. First: The top shelf height. The magic number for my shop is 35-1/8”, the height of my table saw. It was too low to use as any sort of support. Second: The casters were uneven. Granted it set’s on a concrete floor s...

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Winter in MN

01-21-2011 01:23 AM by jbschutz | 10 comments »

Well, you have to be pretty determined or a little nutsy to work in an unheated garage workshop today. We started this morning at -5 F, and it got up to about 12 above. Tonight, we venture into really cold temps…..-20 with a good stiff wind. I was out in the shop for a little while a couple of times today and stayed until my hands were getting stiff. Then back to the coffeepot.

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