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Musings #1: Is this thing on?

02-10-2011 09:31 AM by stoneroom | 5 comments »

Its been a week or so since I signed up for LJ. For most of that week I haven’t given LJ a lot of thought, as I’ve been busy in non-wood projects. So I guess with all good beginnings, this one should start out with a little foundation work. In the experience category I have very little. As a child I was only ever exposed to woodworking on the rare occasion through shop class or BSA arts and crafts. As an adult I moved around a lot and have never, until recently, had a fixed...

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Making an ancient bucket with stefang and mafe #2: planes and staves

02-10-2011 01:06 AM by Clung | 5 comments »

The plane irons from Lee Valley arrived yesterday so I was able to continue work on the ancient bucket project. I was really happy with the plane irons once I was able to look at them. Dressing them with fine sandpaper on top of the jointer bench revealed them to be perfectly flat, and the shower of sparks generated from the shaping process indicated them to be fairly high carbon steel. Because I had already made the width of the plane body before ordering the blades I needed to grind a li...

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Class Time

02-10-2011 12:02 AM by christopheralan | 9 comments »

Remember your first watch? Not the nice one you wear now, or the one you had in college or high school, but your very first one? My wife and I bought our daughter her first watch about two years ago. She was eight at the time, and we were trying to teach her how to read the hands. It took some convincing on our part that, “yes, you do need to learn how to tell time with an analog clock.” “What does analog mean…?” she says. “I like the one with the numbers on it…”After a few days, she got...

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Grandfather Clock

02-09-2011 11:07 PM by Daniel Barnes | 10 comments »

First I want to start by saying that I have not been on here in over a year. Well I have been pretty busy. My wife became pregnant with TWINS. The pregnancy went great and we were blessed with 2 very healthy boys. Henry Edward and Gavin Thomas were born 21 Dec 2010. They just turned a year old. Also in Aug. I started attending a Cabinet Making/ woodworking class for the next two years. It is at a technical school about 30 min away. I decided to take this class to sharpen my skills as ...

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Shop song of the day #20: 2/9/11

02-09-2011 10:57 PM by Raftermonkey | 7 comments »

Seasick Steve, Never Go West. This guy is awesome. Thank you Jamie Speirs for turning me on to this dude, now I will tune in and drop out,haha. Man, I’ve got to have a “Cigar Box” guitar now.ha.

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Is Detla REALLY an American company? Or just like all the others?

02-09-2011 08:50 PM by DraftsmanRick | 6 comments »

Below is a copy of an email i just got a few moments ago conerning Delta unisaws. I just wanted to post this and say in regards:I use to like Delta, and probably most of us who have watched Norm. I bought my tablesaw from delta, and later on i bought a 14” floor model bandsaw. The bandsaws quality is very cheap. A mere few moments of inspection wil not tax the mind to figure out its made in Tiawan. So, my instant thought when i got this email was: It figures! And: I wonder whats happeni...

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Jedi Wood Find.....Update :(

02-09-2011 08:23 PM by MOJOE | 2 comments »

Well, I happened across a nice piece of crotch locust about 8 months ago while driving home from picking up my kids from daycare. It has been sitting in my garage drying ever since. I put it on the JET bandsaw today and was going to slab it up for a later project. Long story short, the thing was loaded with wire fence. At first glance, I though it was just a couple nails, so I cut around them….wrong….still hit them. I think rotated the log and cut again…..hit another pi...

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perfect crosscuts #1: simple squaring technique

02-09-2011 07:56 PM by woodklutz | 0 comments »

I use a rafter square or marking square with my crosscut sled. The rear fence must be straight of course.I take one side of the piece that I will be using and abut it to the rafter guide at 90 degrees, this will raise an edge away from the rear fence. I clamp it down allowing the minimum over the kerf line of the sled and cut. Make a mark for reference, this is now true edge, now do the same procedure for one more side you now have 1 horizontal and 1 vertical side, mark it. You now have two r...

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New Ridgid R4512 Table Saw #3: Ridgid R4512 Table Saw - Attaching the Top to the Stand

02-09-2011 07:56 PM by Furnitude | 0 comments »

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02-09-2011 07:50 PM by stefang | 12 comments »

Another short update to show the outside rounding. I managed to get half of the stave’s rounded on the outside today. Some pics below to show you the result. The first picture below shows the ‘Lag’ or dados cut. ““ Here are some rounded in the photo below. I used the concave shaped template to first mark the curve on both ends and the to check my progress as I planed them. I used a spokeshave for this work as I felt it gave me better control. A regular h...

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