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Book case so far

10-13-2009 12:55 AM by kosta | 6 comments »

Yo whats up everybody here is the book case so far. I still have to put the back on and I have to finish up a few things. The first part of the book case series will be out tonight. I will post the final pictures next week. This is my entry for the saw dust chronicles 60 day build challenge.

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New Method Open Segment Turning Construction

10-13-2009 12:35 AM by stefang | 21 comments »

Hi folks, here is the blog I promised which describes my new method of open segment construction. Before I begin, let me just say that this project is my first normal open segmented construction. I am not an expert or even experienced with open segment construction and turning. This is more of a woodworking journey to tell about my experience than a tutorial.. I hope you will join me and enjoy yourselves. I warn you though, it’s lengthy, so I hope you have the time to stay with. Wha...

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Design of a Static Table Saw

10-12-2009 11:46 PM by k1114n | 5 comments »

The aim of this project is to design and build a static-blade saw that replaces the rotating blade with a japanese handsaw blade which is very thin and removes little wood during the cut leaving a very thin ‘kerf’ (< 0.5mm). Japanese handsaws are well known to cut aggressively and unlike european saws they do so on the pull stroke. Also, the blades in japanese handsaws are designed to be easily removed from the handle. If this blade were fixed at a slight slope away from the in...

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10-12-2009 10:48 PM by webwood | 4 comments »

just posted website as we are ready to roll – so many great woodworkers on this site – we have been afraid to do so – but – printing is dead – let the wood slaying begin – much better than fish wrap

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Natural Edge Burl Wood Furniture #1: Box Elder Burl Coffee Table

10-12-2009 09:30 PM by OregonBurls | 7 comments »

Hi everyone, I started this project a few days ago. It is a Box Elder Burl that I hollowed out with an arbortech and plan on getting a 36” glass top for it. I am wandering how to finish the outside. Due to the pressure washing. It has made the surface a little ruff. So I am not sure if I should sand it and just show the figure or keep it natural. I still have a little bit more of hollowing it out. I also plan on sanding the inside and figure out how to make the figure pop out visuall...

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10-12-2009 07:22 PM by Dick, & Barb Cain | 17 comments »

While doing this remodeling job, every once in awhile we could smell a faint odor of Skunk. When I was cleaning up the area, & picking up scrap chunks of wood, I discovered digging in an area at the edge of the deck next to the shed entrance. I figured this must be from a Skunk. So I dug out the Skunk trap I had made years ago, when we had a Skunk incident. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ First I had to repair the trap, because the tripping mech...

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Workshop #9: A New Addition!

10-12-2009 07:07 PM by clieb91 | 5 comments »

Well I have been watching Craigslist almost daily in order to find a bandsaw. Last night I did and sent a message quick to the seller. Went to look at it this morning and bought it. At under $100 it looked to be in great shape and runs good. Older Sears/Craftsman model with tilting head. Has the fence and miter gauge as well as some nice casters and I was able to find the manual online for it. I plan to do a bit of tuning up on it in the next month or so and can hopefully put it to ...

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Router Table Construction #1: Has anyone ever used a kitchen 'sink base cabinet' as a router table?

10-12-2009 04:05 PM by mrfixitri | 23 comments »

I’m looking to build my first router table and was wondering if any of you out there have ever used a kitchen sink-base cabinet to do so. When I’ve looked at these particular cabinets, I found there was more than adequate room to hang a router. And the doors below offered some storage space. They come in various widths: 30”, 36”, 42, and 48” (the depth is fixed at around 24”). The height I would adjust as needed. I would likely [permanently] mount a router ...

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The American Craftsman WorkShop #15: Reorganizing the Shop - Complete (this round)

10-12-2009 03:25 PM by Todd A. Clippinger | 29 comments »

Grandkids And The Studio Furniture Movement The space-time continuum changes when you add the grandkids factor to the intended work progress equation, but that is OK. Rita and I had a couple of the grandsons for the weekend and they spent some time in the shop with me. I went out to the shop Saturday morning with the 2 boys in tow (ages 3 and 4) and thought that I would finish my organizational efforts in just a few hours – silly me. It took me all morning just to install the ceil...

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New Open Segment Construction Method

10-12-2009 11:25 AM by stefang | 12 comments »

As many of you know, I am a man with modest woodworking skills but with many words to describe them. A month ago I promised to post a blog on the new open segment construction for turning that I discovered. I don’t know how much interest there is in this subject, but what I really want to know before I post it is if those of you who are potentially interested would prefer one long wordy blog with a lot of photos showing the process or if you would prefer me to post it as a series. Th...

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