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Workshop Build #17: Cleats - Getting things on the wall

05-15-2010 08:06 PM by ~Julie~ | 7 comments »

Time to get supplies, especially clamps arranged and off the floor. I got my ideas from a few woodworking magazines that I have. Here’s the wall where the racks will go, in my front assembly room: I am using the French Cleat system and will have two rows of cleats on three walls of the shop. They are attached with screws every 16”, where the studs are under the OSB. My cleats are painted white, the same colour as the shop walls, that way they don’t stand out: ...

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I know I have a table saw somewhere in here

05-15-2010 07:48 PM by OttoH | 3 comments »

I walked in to my shop this morning took a long look around and said to myself “I know I have a table saw somewhere in here.” I knew right then and there that it was time to start a week long shop cleaning project or to turn in my resignation on LumberJocks, because I know that none of the other LumberJocks on the site ever experienced that before. So since I have never posted pictures of my shop on this site and I really should I grabbed my camera and snapped a few to put in to a befor...

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Drum Sander #3: Zen and the art of Bandsaw Drum part making.

05-15-2010 05:38 PM by BritBoxmaker | 11 comments »

Looking back I really don’t know what I was worried about. I fettled the bandsaw, with a 1/4” blade installed, and set up the jig fairly easily.Set up some relaxing music on my MP3 player, Beethoven – Pastoral symphony, and set about making MDF donuts (yes I can also speak American).What with the music, the steady progress and the way each little corner would tap, tap, tap against the donut just before it was about to fall off I settled into what I can only assume is a Zen s...

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updated pictures of my red palm mission style bookcase

05-15-2010 05:35 PM by eric122 | 4 comments »

hello everybody i added a few more pics of my mission style red palm book case take a look

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Workshop construction #1: divergence from workshop

05-15-2010 05:08 PM by asmitty | 5 comments »

so I realize the picture I’m about to show has nothing to do with my workshop, but it explains why my workshop is more of a mess than it was 4 months ago… I posted last time that my wife was pregnant and due at the end of May. Well, as some of my fellow lumberjocks probably already realize….when your wife is pregnant and nearing the end of the pregnancy they go through what some call “nesting”. This character trait was not absent from my wife this time aroun...

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Year One and Going Forward...

05-15-2010 04:11 PM by CreekWoodworker | 8 comments »

Hard to believe it’s been a year since I joined LJs and taken up the hobby of woodworking. I spent most of the year learning new techniques, rearranging my workshop, and purchasing new tools. My wife laughs at me every time I rearrange the shop, but I think I am settling down on a layout. At least my changes are getting fewer and further between. My original plan was to take up one corner of my basement… a year later …I now have taken over about 75% of my basement. A...

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Chicken Coop #2: reciprocating saw fatigue

05-15-2010 03:56 PM by fiddlebanshee | 4 comments »

The shed to be remodeled into a chicken coop was delivered Monday night. It is the yellow one in the front. The guy who delivered it had a neat little trick by lowering it on pvc pipe so that he could move it around and turn it 90 degrees. Very simple, yet very effective. It ended up being exactly where I needed it. On Thursday I took the day off to work on the modifications, since our weekends are pretty much taken with packing for the move at this point in time. I got myself a M...

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Beginning Woodworker Just Starting Out #4: Cheap Tools

05-15-2010 03:26 PM by Jimi_C | 4 comments »

I commented on Dustin's blog entry yesterday that, as a beginner, I like cheap tools because they give me the ability to learn without making a huge investment – because, as we all know, there’s always one more tool that you need… Last week, I finally got around to properly tuning up the Grizzly smoothing plane I had bought a while back, and to sharpen the blade on the wet grinder as well (I really should ask Grizzly for an endorsement… :D). The pics below show the...

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Going to local shows. #13: If I get lost at a Show.

05-15-2010 01:25 PM by degoose | 15 comments »

When I go to a wood show to demonstrate the Torque Workcentre, I usually wear heavy duty workwear and boots.. This is partly a safety issue and also, as a professional, I like to look like I actually know what I am doing.. As a part of this new found professionalism, I now have “Lazy Larry Woodworks” embroidered on the shirt just above the left pocket..Mainly ….this is so I can be returned to my stand if I get lost.. I have meant to do this ever since I bought the ...

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New Venture #1: "Do what you love, the Money will Follow."

05-15-2010 05:54 AM by NedB | 5 comments »

That is the title of a book I read awhile back. Basically it teaches that one should enjoy the work which is done. If you truly enjoy it, then the work isn’t as hard. My DW and I have decided to start making and selling cutting boards at craft shows. We’re dividing up the labor, I’m handling the crafting, she’ll handle the booth work. My plan is that this will be one aspect of working for ourselves to bring in more money , ther other being my photo studio work. Now ...

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