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Winter Blues, but Happy LumberJocks Birthday to me.

02-18-2011 12:14 AM by Kerry Drake | 5 comments »

During the nasty cold winter months its hard for me to work in the shop. Weekdays it is nearly impossible as it takes a good 1 1/2 hours to warm the shop up with the wood stove, and I’ve had some family stuff going on through the winter that has eaten up much of my weekend time. However, it was in the mid 40’s today (a heat wave I tell you), so spring is just around the corner. Hopefully I’ll have some sawdust making to write about in the near future. Happy LJ birthd...

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Catamaran Cupboard Door Remake... #7: Final straight...

02-17-2011 11:53 PM by degoose | 17 comments »

Coming down the home straight with these doors. Here is a quick shot of the set up for the slot cutting on the old router table.. Finished the rebates on the panels… back 4 mm and the front 7 mm Using the Incra Fence and the Woodpecker Unilift made it easy to switch from one height to another … Moved the blade on the TS to 45 degrees and positioned the fence for the bevel cuts on the front of the panels.. A Wixey Digital Ange Guide is very useful here.. A...

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Hand Planes - Never to early to get started

02-17-2011 09:35 PM by Dan | 9 comments »

This winter I did most all my hand plane restoring and work inside my house. I guess I should have kept them in a locked cabinet. My 1 year old became obsessed with getting his hands on them when ever he could. I had to share this picture..

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Shop song of the day #21: 2/17/11

02-17-2011 07:02 PM by Raftermonkey | 4 comments »

Drive By Truckers, g@!%*#$ Lonely Love. WARNING, SOME EXPLICIT LYRICS. The Drive By Truckers are not a “country” band. They are a “Southern Rock” band, but if you just have to label them country then they could be called “ALT” country or “Outlaw” country,haha..

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Woodwork Biz/Getting Started #4: Special Item - Business Accounting

02-17-2011 05:29 PM by billb | 14 comments »

I’m going to interrupt this series with an important, unlisted item. Accurate and up-to-date accounting is critical to the success of any business, including woodworking. This can be a problem if you’re like me and dislike the tedium of accounting for your business activities. I’ve always done my own accounting using Quickbooks and now my own taxes using TurboTax Online. While that has worked out fairly well, my lack of accounting knowledge means that I fail to take full adv...

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Jointer/Planer Combo... Tool Gloat!

02-17-2011 05:23 PM by Dan | 10 comments »

I have had my own shop set up at my house for a little over a year now. During that time I have built up what I would consider a pretty complete shop. The only real major tools I was missing was a Jointer and a Planer. I had no plans of buying either tool either because my dad who also does woodworking had a nice Jointer/Planer combo in his shop that I used. I would just make a trip to his place when I needed to use either. Well last week my dad told me I could move the Jointer/Planer to m...

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Woodwork Biz/Getting Started #3: Item Two - Getting the Word Out

02-17-2011 05:19 PM by billb | 4 comments »

Item two involves notifying everyone you know about your new business. Before starting this I would make up some business cards that clearly state the work you do. Make them clean looking and avoid anything that might confuse people about the work you do. I have made some excellent cards on my computer using simple software and biz card stock but you can also purchase them and even get some for the price of shipping from a company called Once you have the cards, start by fa...

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Workbench #6: Hello Tearout My Old Friend

02-17-2011 05:05 PM by HungryTermite | 4 comments »

I don’t know why but I have S&G stuck in my head, hence the title for this entry. I started milling the legs! After putting some epoxy on all 4 sides of each leg and then scraping most of it off with a carbide paint scraper, I started jointing the blanks for the legs. Here you can see one of the longer blanks with my two Home Depot push blocks (a.k.a. grout trowels) and my Harbor Freight infeed and Rigid outfeed set up. The Harbor Freight roller stand was only $14 but I have m...

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Corner Inlay Table #10: Think we're ready to move on

02-17-2011 05:03 PM by Rick | 0 comments »

Back-tracked, spoke to several people, got some advice from The Woodwhisperer (Thanks, Marc!), and have a test board that looks promising. Color isn’t quite right, but you’ll get the idea… What I learned so far: Gel stains are good because the do cover so evenly Gel stains cover so evenly over waxy or de-waxed shellac – Norm’s process doesn’t work here The 1/8” masking tape does well to cover the inlay during staining, but comes up eas...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #259: Waaaaahhhhhhh!!!!!!!

02-17-2011 03:14 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 9 comments »

Well, fellow Jocks and Jane’s – I suppose you get the short version today. . . . I got up as usual, wrote my blog here and was almost finished. Then horror struck – the site here went down. I thought it was my own Firefox conflicting with the site here, as that has happened before. I reinstalled Firefox and it didn’t help. I tried Explorer to see if it worked there. Nope. Then everything went down. :( I ate a banana for breakfast and made some more co...

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