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Gettin' fixina tune up my Unisaw #20: Rolling Hills is just down the road a piece...

10-07-2009 04:55 AM by Bothus | 3 comments »

...just drive past Rockler and keep going. Yeah right. Pitch and resin remover. After I left Rockler I stopped at Big Lots where I bought 3 different kinds of cleaning/degreasing products. The Rockler stuff was $10-12 a bottle and the Big Lots stuff was $2 a bottle. I will do a side by side comparison if I ever get to work on my Unisaw again. Having it at home is comforting but by the time I get home from work it’s too late to do anything. I guess it will be Saturday bef...

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NEW INFORMATION California meeting

10-07-2009 04:30 AM by rustfever | 31 comments »

Latest Update.The Woodorking Show people have given us a booth at the WoodWorking Show at the Sacramento Convention Center on Nov 13, 14, & 15. They also will tell our story in their press release and other print hand-out. They have made us another offer. FREE TICKETS, but with a condition. They will give us a free ticket for each person that works in our booth. I am passing that offer to LumberJocks. I will need each reciepient to agree to spend a minimum of 1 hour in the boo...

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Starting a Woodworking Business #7: Internet seminar

10-07-2009 01:27 AM by Sam Yerardi | 9 comments »

I went to an all-day ebusiness seminar today at Rio Grande University in southern Ohio (35 dollars). It was put on by the Ohio State University business development centers and WesBanco and as a result I now have a business internet domain name and email address!!! I got the name I wanted. I am going to start working on my web page over the next month or so. My short term goal is to have my business on line by the end of the year. I don’t want to reveal the business name just yet a...

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Wood Gloat #6: A stroll through the woods.

10-07-2009 12:30 AM by degoose | 19 comments »


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The Workshop #1: Setup

10-06-2009 07:40 PM by efsavage | 6 comments »

It’s been a busy, and expensive, week. Picked up so many tools I haven’t even finished setting them all up yet, much less playing with them. The Ridgid 13” Thickness Planer R4330 was a breeze to set up. Unpacked it, attached the dust collector, and it was ready to go. I spent more time cleaning up shavings from the test run because the shopvac was clogged (before I connected it) than I did setting it up! The Ridgid 6” jointer JP0610, however, not so easy. The...

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The American Craftsman WorkShop #10: Reorganizing the Shop - Again!

10-06-2009 05:34 PM by Todd A. Clippinger | 28 comments »

First Snow! Yesterday we woke up to the first snow of the season. We ended up officially receiving 4.6” but it has mostly melted off by this morning. Rita’s garden is looking pretty sad. You may be wondering, and the answer is “yes.” That is a genuine outhouse but the pit has been filled and it is used as a small gardening tool shed. Putting new shakes on the roof is on my honey-do list. On to the shop… I started working yesterday and I got on...

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Walnut hollow form start to finish #3: Finish time

10-06-2009 04:54 PM by jeffthewoodwacker | 10 comments »

I was able to get two coats of clear gloss wipe on poly applied to the walnut hollow form yesterday. This morning I got an early start and applied the third and final coat. I will let this dry for a couple of days and then buff it out with the Beall system. I do track the time and expense that I put into each piece. For this project the wood was free and the only expense I had was in shop supplies and electricity. A total of 4 hours was spent on the entire project which included wood pre...

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First time boyer

10-06-2009 04:16 PM by thistlenscotch | 4 comments »

Well, I’ve been a woodworker for quite a long time but have recently found a challenge that’s more intense then I originally thought. Anyone out there ever make a recurve bow? I’ve made two attempts now and both have failed miserably. They were quite nice looking but function was where they failed. The first one delaminated when I tried to string it, (thought I knew what I did wrong). The second one, I actually shot three times but realized that it wanted to twist in my hand...

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Fly Fishing Rods #3: Gluing up the birch bark

10-06-2009 07:16 AM by Matt Vredenburg | 3 comments »

While waiting for some of my rod materials to come in, I started the process of preparing the birch bark. You’ll see that I have cut circular pieces of birch bark using a 1 1/2 inch hole saw with a 1/4 in hole in the middle. Before the glue up, I used some sand paper to clean up the surfaces…and then veneer the individual wafers together using Titebond III glue. Clamping then up using a 1/4 inch threaded rod (approximately 12 inches long), with a large washer, piece of wood (1...

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this might be a bit premature..

10-06-2009 05:03 AM by RBWoodworker | 11 comments »

Now this might be a bit premature..but I am very excited.. I signed up to take a seminar with Paul Schurch..who is a world renowned marquetry/veneer craftsman (google paul schurch to see his designs and website). This gentleman was referred to me by Lee Jesberger.. And I have e mailed Paul to discuss taking his class.. Now im not sure if I mentioned this before..but I have been declared legally deaf by the state of Calif.. And taking educational classes has been difficult. I can hear sounds....

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