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Roubo Try Square #2: Pegged and finished

01-04-2011 04:50 AM by mpmitche | 0 comments »

A couple nights ago I picked up a birch dowel and glued in the dowel pegs on the try squre. A coat of oil/varnish last night and some paste wax tonight finished up this little project.

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what i've been doing #5: joinery starts

01-04-2011 04:21 AM by Dave | 1 comment »

Today I needed to join the bench legs together. I do not own a biscuit joiner and needed a method of centering my bench legs. So I went to a big box store and bought the only dowel jig they had. It is a General dowel jig. I do no recommend this jig for it has to much play in it.I had to elongate the holes to get the legs to match up. I was not a happy camper. It still managed to work out. I have the dowels so far apart because i intend to place a bowtie in the middle, so I did not want to hav...

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Slow Down - Jointer Setup

01-04-2011 02:41 AM by HungryTermite | 14 comments »

I’m sure someone’s last words were “This will probably be ok”. I used the 25% off coupon at Harbor Freight on New Years day to pick up a 6” jointer. This thing is one serious hunk of iron. The infeed table is flat within 0.001” and the outfeed is flat within 0.0025”. I have some shim stock on its way from Amazon so I can set things up properly. I will write a review after I have it up and running. However, the point of today’s entry is...

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Timberking 1220 Sawmill #1: Candidates for my Timberking 1220

01-03-2011 11:30 PM by HalDougherty | 10 comments »

I’ve been walking around our tree line today. Looking for some likely prospects for sawlogs. Here’s what I’ve got to work with. 6 big maples that are over 100 years old and starting to die. One of them is too decayed and hollow to cut for lumber, but it might give a bunch of turning blanks. Look how gnarly this one is. The log isn’t tall, but it’s thick. About 35” in diameter. It’s the smallest of the 6 trees. Here are three more on the ot...

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Shop #1: Workshop: Clamps Storage

01-03-2011 06:45 PM by Big Ben | 7 comments »

With the start of the New Year, I figured I would really start things off on the right foot and get my shop cleaned and organized. I have an number of projects that I would like to complete but my woodworking ADD has gotten the best of me. So I figure I would start small and make some clamp racks, one of pipe clamps and one for bar clamps. Pipe Clamp RackFrom Woodworking From Woodworking Bar Clamp Rack From Woodworking From Woodworking I am a hobbyist so most of my clamps are Harbor...

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Built In Closets #11: Mirror, mirror on the wall

01-03-2011 05:55 PM by SPHinTampa | 2 comments »

Not sure that these are the fairest of them all but they did come out ok. Used left over face frame material to make the mirror frames. Started out by routing a two tiered rabbet – the inner rabbit for the 1/8” mirror (next time I will leave the mirror slightly proud so backer applies some pressure) and the outer rabbet for the 1/8” masonite backer board. Most of you probably know this, but this project really drove home the importance of feather boards in both direct...

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LumberJocks Joins Escalate Media

01-03-2011 05:40 PM by Martin Sojka | 116 comments »

We’re beginning this new year with big news. LumberJocks, as well as HomeRefurbers and GardenTenders joined Escalate Media few days ago. I know this is a really big surprise to you, it still is for me, and I want to share with you the history behind this decision… This was easily the hardest decision I had to make in my life so far and I’m still full of mixed feelings but I also believe that it is a change for the better that had to happen sooner or later. LumberJo...

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How to build Cornhole Boards- fun project, great game!

01-03-2011 05:20 PM by Sailor | 21 comments »

Ever tried cornhole? If not then you need too. It’s pretty addicting around a group a friends. Great for those tailgating days or outdoor parties. I made a little video showing how I make my cornhole boards, maybe it will inspire you to make a set for yourself and some for your friends! Enjoy…..

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Slowing to a crawl

01-03-2011 04:41 PM by nobuckle | 0 comments »

Another quarter of school has started. This means that the projects lined out for the first of the year will be worked on when possible. I was unable to get some of the CHRISTmas gifts done so I have to do those first. The highest priority of those is my wifes lazy susan. Progress has been minimal at best. I have found that making full size templates on poster board is a great help when working through the design process. I never used to do this because I thought it was a waste of time....

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #214: The Growing Business

01-03-2011 03:34 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 9 comments »

It feels really good to be working again. Even though that I have been piddling around sort of, kind of working, it seems that everyone is getting back into full swing again. These past couple of weeks were understandably slow, with several days of no orders or customer contact. Everyone was busy with family and friends and I am sure that the week prior to Christmas that few people would be buying more patterns an that what wasn’t already made would need to wait for next year. That m...

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