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01-09-2010 11:58 PM by bigpops0259 | 11 comments »

Hi Guys and Gals, It’s COLD as H__ here in North East Ohio. Bored out of my mind!!!! (What little there is)LOL. Was Wondering if here was a Club of Lumberjocks Around here. Or if anyone wanted to get together(Local) and shoot the Breeze.Maybe Start a LJ Club. I have plenty of room. Since closing my Construction Company I have a 3000 sq. ft. Building, I want to make in to New Shop There’s a 1200 sq. ft Finished area Up stairs we could use for get together. Let me know your Thoug...

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The Chronicles of Woodworking in a Can #7: Finally Hung 2 Upper Cabinets

01-09-2010 11:57 PM by cmckerliesr | 2 comments »

Hey All!First. It is cold as hell out there! Yes, it is 30 degrees out side and this is when I decide to enlist my youngest son Michael to help me finally help me hang two small upper cabinets for storage. Since we were able to do most of the work from inside the can, it was not too bad for a while. What I did.I decided to to use 2X4s as french cleats, cutting them approximately in half. OK, I committed a sin, I did not do much measuring I just kind of eyeballed it as to cutting the 2X4s i...

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Kharma, and my thrift store state of mind......

01-09-2010 09:55 PM by Hooligan__j | 6 comments »

A few weeks ago, I was driving by a local thrift store, when I saw this: I wanted to take a closer look, and so quickly (and extremely legally) I turned around and headed back to the store. I love thrift stores, as they appeal to my innate desire to be a (as my wife so lovingly refers to me) spendthrift penny pinching lout. But anyway, I digress. I drove up to the store, and took a look at the cabinet, and my initial thought (the one that made me very safely, and legally turn around) ...

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to biscuit or not to biscuit

01-09-2010 09:08 PM by richgreer | 18 comments »

Several members of my local woodworking club believe that biscuits add no additional strength when gluing up most boards. They (and I) believe that they are helpful if you are gluing up boards that are oily and do not normally glue up well. They (and I) also believe that in certain situations the biscuits can aid in alignment. I will also add that I like to use them when gluing into end grain. However, when making a table top by glueing up oak, walnut, cherry, etc. boards side to sid...

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Alaska Jim's Comments of the Day #6: Maui - Day 2

01-09-2010 08:21 PM by Jim Bertelson | 17 comments »

Finally got to the pictures this morning, vacation and play is getting in the way of LJ,s…....(-: So this morning, got up and sorted and processed the photos, and as I was drinking coffee on the lanai, working on the computer, the sun was just starting to rise over Haleakala: Later, took a picture of myself with the camera sitting on the railing: Here is the condo from outside. If the ground floor is floor 1, we are on floor 2 to the right: Looking out and down t...

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Day Bed #1: Grandaughter's Bed

01-09-2010 07:07 PM by Kent Shepherd | 7 comments »

Last week I posted this project. At that time I promised a blog—Here it is’m never quite sure how far to take something like this. There are so many skill levels here on LJs. Your input is always welcome. If I leave out a step that’s important to you, tell me. Some of what I show might be very elementary for you. If so, just ignore it. I’m used to it. My family does that all the time. Hopefully, I’ll share something that may...

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Bought my router combo kit

01-09-2010 07:00 PM by David Craig | 3 comments »

Interesting how you can spend a hundred hours leafing through magazine and online articles and reviews, agonizing over a decision and then when you finally made up your mind and feel fully prepared, you find yourself almost back to square one when you stand in the tool aisle :) I decided on a router combo set, the Ridgid R2930 with a 2 1/4 HP 12 amp motor with 1/2 and 1/4 collet assemblies. I read a review in Wood Magazine stacking up the competition and out of 12 routers, it was one of fo...

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My new adventure

01-09-2010 04:59 PM by mysticcarver | 6 comments »

I want to thank you all for such a warm welcome to LJ’s !!!! I have been enjoying my time here a great deal. There are so many wonderful projects on here already !!! Last month I went to do my first ever show/sales event.I set up a tent at a renaissance festival to sell my work.It failed miserably!!! But that is OK because I talked to other vendors there and they told me that this particular show was just the wrong choice for my work.It was a more low-end show that they bring their low-...

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01-09-2010 04:44 PM by LeChuck | 5 comments »

As I’m setting up and building my workshop, and seeing all those really nice workbenches built by woodworkers here, I’m thinking that I’d really love to build my own, but how to build a piece that will last me a long time while keeping the cost down on a limited budget. Hardware will cost money. I’ll have to buy a couple decent quality vises, so I’ll need to keep the cost of wood down. For the base, I’m thinking that I could go for construction grade ...

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Building a Door

01-09-2010 04:14 PM by richgreer | 8 comments »

All of the woodwork in our house is cherry except for the front door, which is oak. I assume the builder used an oak front door because the outside portion is exposed to the elements and cherry would not hold up well. I have an idea for building a new door. I would like to laminate oak and cherry so I have oak on the outside and cherry on the inside. This would be a panel door and I would make laminations for both the frame pieces and the panels. I would finish the outside with a s...

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