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Table from 200 year old re-claimed timber #1: The rough work

04-25-2011 09:23 PM by Cory | 7 comments »

My Dad asked me to make a table for his office where he could work on some computers. His office is in a building that was built in 1880, so it’s got some really cool beams and exposed brick walls. We had torn a building down that was built at the same time and I kept some of the timbers, so I thought this would be a perfect opportunity to use some of them for this project. Here’s the beam (it’s 12’ long, 12” wide, and about 3” thick): At some poi...

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Need help building my own drum sander.

04-25-2011 08:57 PM by Alan Hart | 0 comments »

Hello fellow LJ’s I need some help building a drum sander. I can build the sander itself but I’m not sure on the feed motor and electronics. What do I need to get? I’m talking about from who and part numbers. You can say a DC gear motor but you lost me. I’m usually good at figuring things out but this has me stumped. I checked out Surplus Center but I’m not sure of the right one to get. Any help would be great. Thanks Alan

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Going to local shows. #30: New Product Launch.

04-25-2011 08:45 PM by degoose | 16 comments »

Next week, I will be at the Maleny Wood Expo…. both Saturday and Sunday… As well as the Huon Pine for sale, there will be some of the European Walnut I bought and stored last year… There will be great bargains on both… so get in early.. There will be one other item on my stand.. I will be launching a new line…new for me…. I am sure someone somewhere has done something similar…In fact I saw something very similar while on holidays in NZ a few ...

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Some upgrades for the tiny shop

04-25-2011 07:39 PM by FreddyS | 8 comments »

Hi everyone, now some small updates on the tiny shop setup: Chisel and hand planes rack: Push block for my diy jointer, also useful for the table saw and router table Sanding block made with some scrap wood, cut so I can use a 1/4 of a sheet without wasted material The router bit rack mounted on the wall next to the clamp rack If anyone is wondering why I take the extra effort for the look and finish on the racks, which are supposed to be more functional than decorative...

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Hand Tools: Thrift Stores, Hock Shops and Garage Sale acquisitions #7: Two More Task Lights

04-25-2011 05:39 PM by Lee Barker | 2 comments »

On the 4×132 edge sander, a two-tube fluroescent: These were stylish in dining areas what, 40 years ago? I went looking for one, and finally found it. It’s up out of the way most of the time, but when I need to sort through screws or bolts or brackets or hooks in the ten drawer cabinet below (originally I think for technical drawings in a classroom; I bought it from the school district at a surplus sale), I just pull it down. It’s a clever design and highly prac...

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"a Hunter's Cane" - a design for a commissioned cane

04-25-2011 05:11 PM by mpounders | 5 comments »

I have been exchanging emails for several months with a lady regarding a cane design for her father. Her father has hunted extensively and has strong connections to Minnesota and Colorado. I had some ideas for a design and we refined those ideas over several months. The lady wanted to use wood from Minnesota and Colorado for the cane and for it to have hunting themes and connections to places important to her father. This is to be a gift to her father from her and her brothers for this Fa...

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New Post on the Little Good Pieces Blog: Riving Brake - Part 2

04-25-2011 04:35 PM by TheGravedigger | 0 comments »

There’s a new post on the Little Good Pieces Blog: Riving Brake – Part 2. I cut and assemble my version of Peter Galbert’s riving brake. Check it out!

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Lathe Chuck and chisels

04-25-2011 02:25 PM by Craig Havran | 4 comments »

Alright turners. I’m pretty new to the club and am starting to gather info for my chess set that I want to make. I know I’m going to need a chuck to hold the pieces, but with the vast difference in prices and accessories that come with some, I’m at a loss. If any of you out there have suggestions, I would love to hear them while I gather information on my own. Price is important, but I need quality (i know, kinda needy). Right now, my front runner is the Nova Midi.I am also ...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #320: Pacing Yourself

04-25-2011 12:41 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 8 comments »

I got up just after six this morning, which is just about right. It is good to feel like I am getting back to normal. I think six a.m. is a fine hour to wake up. Not too early whereas you would feel sleep deprived, yet early enough to get a jump on the day. It is just about right as far as I am concerned. I feel refreshed and highly motivated after the last two days. Stepping away from things for a bit really does wonders. Even if it is a half-step and I am still working on projects,...

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First Bandsaw Box #2: Drawers

04-25-2011 07:08 AM by BarryW | 4 comments »

I’m completed the glue-up of the drawers and hope to figure out what I want for pulls and for the final finish…probably Watco Danish Oil several coats or more….and for pulls….I’m still mulling what I want to do…it’s annoying to have 10 different ideas on what to make for drawer pulls….some good…some odd…some tough…I thought first that it would be fun to carve an eye for one, a nose for another and an ear for the third….th...

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