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A Small Woodworking Shop Expansion #1: Introduction 1

01-18-2011 05:05 PM by RonInOhio | 2 comments »

Update: Started expansion finally on what is essentially now, just a 10X8 tool shed. If all goes as planned, I will almost triple my sq. footage and the tool shed will become my shop.ManI like the sound of those words. Having seen many great shop builds and shop tours, mine by comparison is not much of an undertaking.I will be building an approxmately 50 sq. ft. extension and then tying this all in to an existing 7×8 plasticshed that I will reinforce and insulate. So the tool shed ...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #229: Preparation is the Key

01-18-2011 02:35 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 15 comments »

No one is more aware of how quickly time passes than I am. It seems as if it was only a couple of weeks ago that we were at the car show on a wonderful road trip in the ninety degree weather. Yesterday though, we had snow throughout the day, with huge, fluffy flakes falling on the six inches that had already arrived during the night. Although winter is in full swing, I know that spring is just around the corner and before long the snow will be gone and warmer weather will be here. So w...

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LJ Gateways #2: Gateways to Projects

01-18-2011 02:21 PM by MsDebbieP | 15 comments »

The following are gateways to project/blog/forum postings re: the identified topic(more coming soon)     LumberJocks’ Projects/Skills Gateways Bandsaw Boxes Benches Birdhouses Bookshelves Bowls Candle Holders Canes Clocks Coffee Tables Cradles Decks Doors Entertainment Centres Frames Guitars Hinges Jigs Kids' Projects Pen-Making Planes Sanding/Sand Paper Scrollsaws Toys All LumberJocks’ GATEWAYS Safety Tips ...

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Kamagong (Ebony) jewelry box

01-18-2011 12:11 PM by Bill Davis | 12 comments »

Doing some resawing. The basic box. About a week ago my dentist, Bam, said he had a piece of old Kamagong for me. Well that made the pain in the dentist chair more tolerable (actually it was only a routine cleaning). It was a pretty scrungy looking board about 30” x 18” with nail holes (including a couple of nails) and a fair share of splits. I could see some nice grain buried in there though it would have to be brought out where it was more obvious. Also someone had ‘...

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Roubo-Moxon Bench Build #10: Little By Little...

01-18-2011 10:07 AM by Eric | 4 comments »

...the cow takes the cake. Not sure what that means, but it’s a saying in our household. It’s a strange household. I am making progress on the bench, but as before, I get hung up mentally when I come to big steps in the process. But first, a glimpse into how I do my glueups. After applying glue to both faces to be glued up, I place the new piece on the very top of the stack and clamp it with my 48”-ers, long side down. What appears to be a misalignment of that top board i...

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custom designed and built router cabinet

01-18-2011 08:51 AM by Dave | 1 comment »

In process.

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Block Planes -

01-18-2011 08:48 AM by canadianchips | 22 comments »

I made a major move 3 years ago. I packed everything up quite well, when I got here some went into storage,some into my work trailer and some went ? I knew I had some block planes somewhere. Last night I found them. They were stored in two seperate places. I don’t even remember the one box. OH OH. I can honestly say…I have NOT used all of these yet. One by one I will sharpen them and make some cuts.After the block planes I do have a few rabbet planes, that photo will come ...

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Entertainment Center #1: Built in Entertainment Center

01-18-2011 07:08 AM by Luke | 6 comments »

I took it upon myself to get back into woodworking by building an entertainment center in a TV nook that was in our house. Previously I had done some bookshelves from New Yankee Workshop and they came out nice, but this by far has been the biggest project. There are somethings that I like about it, but somethings were a learning process. I started the face frame by doing half-lap joints, with Thru-dowel pins holding it together. They came out nice, even though with paint you’d ne...

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Wow! My 1st birthday

01-18-2011 06:52 AM by TJ65 | 35 comments »

Wow!It has truly been one big adventure here on LJ’s. It was only because of Mike (Stefang) insistence that I joined LJ’s. And boy am I pleased that I did and he was so persistent. Initially I was mainly interested in making a box for my scrollwork to be displayed betterMy first attempt at finger joints I had done the basics back in high school but I thought all that was long gone from the old grey matter. Apparently woodworking is like riding a bike – you might be a bit rusty but yo...

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My new Roubo #8: Starting on the joinery

01-18-2011 06:09 AM by JasonD | 5 comments »

Because I train and teach Gracie Jiu-Jitsu between 4 – 6 nights a week, I don’t get as much time in the shop as I’d like some times. We had a 3-day weekend this past weekend, but I wasn’t able to get any time in the shop on Saturday. Our head instructor came down from Hattiesburg for a seminar and that is an all-day affair with us all going out to eat afterwards and spending the evening hanging out around a fire in the back yard. I did get to put a good bit of time ...

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