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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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Fishing Reel Toilet Paper Holder

03-24-2011 07:55 PM by deeman | 1 comment »

I thought I would post this on the blog because of all the requests. I got the plans from Weekend Woodcrafts Jan./Feb. Vol. 9 No.1 Issue 43

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Pow-wow Dancer in progress

03-24-2011 06:43 PM by mpounders | 5 comments »

´╗┐Here are a few pictures of the progress made on this carving. It shows the legs roughed out and shows how I played with the positions before gluing them in place. I also decided to switch hands with the spear. Now that I have these things in place, I can start carving all the details and decorations. I am working on a design for a possible commission that is more of a priority thatn this piece right now. Thanks for looking!

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Shop projects #1: Super sled

03-24-2011 06:29 PM by Skip Brewer | 2 comments »

So, after a little kickback scare cross-cutting some 1/2” plywood, I decided to upgrade my cross-cutting sled. The one I have been using sits on only one side of the blade and has just a small fence and no hold downs. This can allow the work to rotate away from the fence and toward the blade (causing the aforementioned scare). After doing some research here and other places on the Net, I found the Super Sled design from the Eagle Lake Woodworking site. I am going to attempt to build...

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Segmented Woodturning: "to boldly go...."

03-24-2011 05:55 PM by poopiekat | 9 comments »

I have been studying segmented turning for a while. I have lots of small pieces of exotic lumber, a really good lathe, and seeking some out-of-the-ordinary projects less frequently seen. It was some You-Tube videos, a 90 yr old turner in North Carolina, who really made me conclude that this was something I could be doing! And so it began, two blocks of 10/4 maple, with a purpleheart filler. Next, some laminated beech, cherry and maple, and a pedestal made of salvaged yew from a neighbors t...

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Redwood Table from reclaimed logs #4: I have a vision

03-24-2011 05:50 PM by lumberhack | 3 comments »

Call it a shortcoming or a character flaw, but I have never been real good at transfering my projects onto paper. Par for the course with me is to jot down some basic measurements and a primitive scribble as to what I want to build. I have tried computer programs, but who am I kidding, I dont text, tweet, and you won’t find me on facebook. To do woodwork this way, I have at times had to reconfigure whole projects to accomodate a lack of a clear wriiten plan and the measurements that go ...

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3 Girls & A Woodworker #3: Project Budgets - Is it about your wallet or your location

03-24-2011 05:11 PM by John_G | 17 comments »

I’ve been a LJ now for awhile, and even before i joined i was constantly on the site looking at projects. There were always things that i admired about every project, beginner or advanced. – quality of work, even the beginner has areas of great skill – the creativity of the projects, especialy art boxes, simply mazing – the different species of wood being used As i get into woodworking more and more and want to experiment with different species i began noticing th...

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