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Just Words #1: Change of Pace...

03-25-2011 03:10 AM by Pacewoodworking | 3 comments »

It’s not the wedged through tenons, or the gap free miters (with contrasting splines), it’s not even the “I’m a real woodworker” half blind dovetails. All of these skills come with time, practice, practice, and more practice. The most difficult, most challenging, and most grueling aspect of woodworking for me is learning to pace myself. Throughout my “career” in woodworking it’s always been about getting things done ASAP. We often learn more about taking shortcuts then we truly do about ...

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My "Bucket List" #3: Pie Crust Table-Segment 2: Set back

03-25-2011 02:52 AM by therookie | 0 comments »

Well it has been interesting since I last posted an entry, I had the table top glued up and the outside profile cut and was starting on the inside when I started this Blog entry. well when I was hollowing out the center, I forgot the wood moves. well to my dismay, the table top cupped a good 3/8” and I was think great now wat. So I put weight on it to straighten it and nothing so I made a custom frame work to go underneath it to suck it flat so I can finish the inside and get to carving...

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Milling Lumber Basics

03-25-2011 01:17 AM by Brian024 | 3 comments »

Here is a video on how to mill up lumber, even though my methods are ones I learned here. Also this is one of the videos I’ll use for when I teach classes at my church, just burning it to a dvd.

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How can I square my square?

03-25-2011 01:03 AM by nobuckle | 8 comments »

I have a steel framing square that I am trying to square (it’s out of square about 1/16”). I know that if I use a center punch I can open or close the legs of the square. The steps I followed can be found here; http://www.woodsmithtips.com/2011/02/17/is-your-framing-square-square/?utm_source=WoodsmithTips&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=4532 In the pictures it appears as though an aluminum square is being used. This method does not seem to be working for my steel sq...

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Ready, Fire, Aim: Twisted Laminations Cane #3: Three Finished Products

03-25-2011 12:38 AM by Lee Barker | 5 comments »

Three coats of Daly’s ProFin provide the splash here. The spiral cane came out ok, but perhaps could have used a little more contrast in the species to really pop. I consider it a successful one-off right out of the chute, to mix a metaphor. The straight laminations are attractive, but I don’t see the colors of the handle coordinating well with the browns of the shaft. I’ll consider carefully those hue relationships next time and glue up a couple or three different opt...

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8x12 Shed Spring 2011 #3: Day 3, Wall framing finished up and siding begins

03-25-2011 12:31 AM by JonH | 3 comments »

Its day 3 here in the Wahoo Woodshop and we finished up the framing and began the siding. The siding we got was a primed plywood type of siding. Its 5/8” thick and is great to work with. It has an OSB backing, and is strong enough to go right on the studs without any need for plywood on the walls. The guys are doing great, we got the front, one side and the rear done today. We also cut out the opening for the door. This plywood will make up the door later. We need to gather up so...

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8x12 Shed Spring 2011 #2: Day 2 wall framing begins

03-25-2011 12:19 AM by JonH | 0 comments »

On day 2, we got into laying out the walls. We went with 2 foot centers on this shed. Last year we did a shed that was 16” on center, framed just like a house and the thing ended up being referred to as an above ground bomb shelter. It was too expensive and was overkill. We also did not utilize a double top plate on top of the walls and we did not use a full header also. I must remind myself this is a simple shed, not a house! We got most of the way with the walls today, tomorrow ...

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Preparing for an exhibition #1: - My finishing marathon

03-24-2011 10:17 PM by Div | 27 comments »

I feel like a piece of steel wool. My arms are tired, my fingers are numb. My shop is strewn with rags, bottles and tins of various potions, pieces of sandpaper, wads of steel wool, coffee mugs and the odd scraper. Pieces of furniture stand everywhere. I have been sanding and rubbing and oiling and rubbing and oiling and polishing and waxing and polishing all week. The light at the end of the tunnel is faintly becoming visible… Anyone in his right mind will build a piece of furniture...

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A gestus to our great Mafe

03-24-2011 09:40 PM by Napoleon | 15 comments »

Mafe alias “toolmaker” do a great job on LJ figuring out jigs&tools we all can use. He do it in a simple way and explain it so everyone can understand it. I know he has a big heart for planes. He got at least 70( i have counted them) and more will come. He treasure them,use them,dont use them,sharping them,tell stories about them,well i could go on but to make it short he simply loves them! So this evening i found out that some people claime the inventor of the hand p...

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What I wish I'd known before spending money on woodworking hand tools #1: New? Used? You decide.

03-24-2011 09:18 PM by Dave Pearce | 8 comments »

Have you ever gotten the feeling that if only you’d known more at the start of something, you’d have saved yourself a whole lot of time, effort, and money? Maybe it’s just the learning process, but there are a few things I wish I’d known ahead of time before I began buying hand tools for woodworking. In my attempt to document my own progress with the craft, hopefully I’ll provide a little insight into how I managed to assemble a working set of tools. Admittedl...

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