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I am humbled!

01-24-2011 07:54 AM by oleCB | 13 comments »

I don’t know where to really start as this is really my first blog here on LJ! I have been looking as as much of your work as I can and still get some few things done around here. I am way out of my league or better yet, Your work is fantastic!!!!!!! I’ve considered myself a craftsman and done carpenter work for over 45 years. I started as a teen building houses with my dad. After I got out of the Navy, (carpenter there too) I joined the carpenter’s union and did most...

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carving "Thunderbolt" #4: finishing muscle groups and starting the saddle

01-24-2011 07:38 AM by mpounders | 6 comments »

He’s starting to look like a horse now, with the muscle groups indicated. I spent quite a bit of time getting the spacing better between the legs and defining the groups of muscles around the legs. A technique I like is to carve the lines and then to sand them so that you get a flowing muscle look instead of something defined by a line cut into the surface. I like to use my veiners for this and then carve or sand the edges back up to the center. Here are a few pictures. When ...

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My 1st Attempt at Greene and Greene Style Furniture #11: Almost there...

01-24-2011 06:00 AM by Don | 6 comments »

All that’s left is drawer pulls, the bottom shelfs, and a few more coats of finish. I decicded to stick with a natural finish and I’m glad I did but the tops came out way lighter than the rest of it. I will probobly put some dye on it to help it blend better. Here’s one of the tables with the first coat of finish:

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My new Roubo #9: Leg tenons done

01-24-2011 05:56 AM by JasonD | 3 comments »

I got the leg tenons cut throughout the week and got them trued up tonight. I don’t own a shoulder plane, but I have a Stanley rabbet plane that did the job. I’m going to start working on the stretchers tomorrow; short ones first, then the long ones. I can’t believe that I’m finally getting close to being able to assemble the main structure. Don’t know how much shop time I’ll get over this next week. One of my students has started scheduling regul...

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Loose Tenon Mortising Jig #2: SketchUp Model Drawn

01-24-2011 05:41 AM by Sawdustonmyshoulder | 13 comments »

Well, I finally have the SketchUp drawing started. I still have to put dimensions on the drawings and will need to write the instructions. Just wanted to whet your appetite. Here are a couple of views of the 3D drawing:

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New Yankee Blanket Chest #10: Painted and Finished

01-24-2011 05:38 AM by HungryTermite | 8 comments »

I put 4 coats of flat dove white paint on the outside and 4 coats of satin wipe-on poly on the inside, except for the cedar on the bottom which is unfinished. I think the flat paint was a bad idea. It seems to get dirty if I even look at it funny. Some day I will probably use this chest as a test run for doing some stencil work so maybe that will cover up or blend in some of the dirt. Overall view: View with the lid open: View showing the cedar lining: I also used two of these ...

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My workbench in progress

01-24-2011 09:02 AM by ScrapArt | 2 comments »

These are the old doors that will soon be my new workbench.They are made of fir and Mahogany. I will also use some Cambara that I have accumulated

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52 Weeks #3: Week 3- Well I got something built.

01-24-2011 03:37 AM by clieb91 | 3 comments »

Greeting All, Well Week 3 did not go entirely as planned. My daughter and I only got one of the 6 trucks completely finished. We did glue up the basics to all six and also got almost done with a moving van which will be going to someone hopefully get it finished this week as next week is a majorly hectic. As you can see from the pics we got the firetruck completely finished, this was a request from my nephew so he will be getting it for his birthday in a few weeks. Sophia helped with j...

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Div's Greasebox

01-24-2011 03:37 AM by Schwieb | 11 comments »

It has been quite an interesting experience for me to have discovered the Lumberjocks site. The diversity of skills and fascinating people around the world have intrigued me greatly. I’ve mentioned the subject of “heritage” wood a few times. “New” wood is one thing.. It’s already old when it’s cut when you consider the age of the tree, but it has different characteristics from aged wood that was milled long ago, The mellowness of the wood and the p...

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New year, new direction

01-24-2011 01:44 AM by sawblade1 | 2 comments »

Good evening LJ’s, I recently was looking at my blog and realized I hadn’t posted this blog in 67 days !!! I meant it as a weekly blog, but several deaths of close friends, and my aunt have kept me from posting. Quite frankly I just didn’t feel like it. As I look at my last blog of my templates that I made I realized I have accomplished a lot in just 67 days. Since I last posted I have finally Secured a lumber supplier for my western red cedar. I have a funny little s...

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