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Chicago Lumberjocks Meetup/Woodworking Show December 2009 #5: Today is the day. This weekend is the weekend.

12-11-2009 04:31 PM by kshipp | 1 comment »

The show starts today and goes through the weekend. I hope to see a lot of LumberJocks there! Check here for all the information about the show.

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Daily Update #14: December 11, 2009

12-11-2009 02:52 PM by Chris Davis | 0 comments »

What’s happening in the shop for December 11, 20009 . I’ll be working on a loft bed with a slide. Trying to get it out for tomorrow. For missed video and building pictures see my Current Projects link at wwbeds.com or poggyskids.com. Watch us live:<div></div>

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Restoration of the Game - Antique Chess Set Restorations

12-11-2009 07:34 AM by Eric M. Saperstein | 0 comments »

Museum Quality antique and collectible chess set restoration by Artisans of the Valley including an 1849 Stauton Series Jaques of London Tournament Set. http://www.artisansofthevalley.com/blog/index.php/2009/12/restoration-of-the-game-antique-chess-set-restorations/

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Big wood find #3: Starting to get some of the haul home.

12-11-2009 05:30 AM by rtb | 11 comments »

I picked up Mike and his brother Chad and met with the son(executor) who opened the barn for us. The trailer backed in to the area where the wood was directly overhead.Starting at the far right where most of the cherry was Mike handed the wood, one board at a time to his brother to be stacked on the trailer. I made like a big shot, I supervised. Since the cherry came down first it was stacked to one side of the trailer.With some careful loading and several strong straps we managed to load abo...

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My Hand Tool Journey #5: A Practical Application

12-11-2009 12:23 AM by Kent Shepherd | 12 comments »

I have been working on a bed for my first grandaughter for quite some time. Since I am finally close to finishing, I will begin a blog on that soon. In the meantime, I will share some more of my handtool journey. Up until now, I know I haven’t shown a lot of practical information—I mean really, who’s actually going to make their mouldings with a wooden hand plane. I showed all that because I found it fasinating to learn how things were done before we got spoiled with power t...

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Birth of a Guitar #1: Birth of a Guitar Pt. 1

12-10-2009 11:25 PM by thewoodwhisperer | 20 comments »

This is a Wood Whisperer first: a series featuring an aspiring luthier, Rick Urschel. Rick takes us through the process of building a classic guitar from a kit available at LMII.com. This is Rick’s first attempt at a guitar, and as such, I am not presenting this as a “how-to”. Instead, this is just one man’s experience as he works his butt off making a beautiful guitar for his wife. I think you are really going to enjoy it. A special thanks to Rick for allowing me to “Whisperize” his content!

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Parquet Blocks Veneer - Any Ideas?

12-10-2009 10:41 PM by PG_Zac | 4 comments »

Further to my post on Parquet Floor Blocks, I knew I had to test my veneer cutting skills before (possibly) wasting this beauty..So last night I cleaned my Wood Slicer bandsaw blade with oven cleaner, and tonight I setup the bandsaw, adjusted for the blade drift as best I could (I have never before been completely successful), and ran a few floor blocks through the saw. Firstly, I was shocked that my drift settings were spot on (woo-hoo) and the block sliced like a dream.Secondly, I cut my...

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Jet 1642 Wood Lathe

12-10-2009 10:25 PM by derek81 | 2 comments »

So, after many weeks and months of going back and forth on the type of lathe I was going to buy, I decided on a jet 1642 wood lathe. This lathe had all the features for me, I have been turning for about two months on an old Kraft tool wood lathe. It sucked. Had an old belt speed control, vibrated a lot, and impossible to find parts for. So I had some money stored away for a raining day and bought this machine. I will update everyone on what I find because I know that it would have been helpfu...

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Lumber Supply Resource In the Midwest

12-10-2009 07:59 PM by Andy Brownell | 7 comments »

I recently came across a supply of lumber from a business here in Cincinnati, OH, Midwest Woodworking. It is owned by a second generation businessman, Frank David. The warehouse he has is probably well over 40,000 sq feet. Spread out across 2 floors are some of the longest complete boules of lumber I’ve ever seen in Sapele, Mahogany and Makore. He lets customers dig through some of the most amazing piles of lumber and pick your favorite boards. One board, or 1,000’s of bd/ft, ...

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How do you make a wooden ball??? #1: How do I calculate the correct angle.

12-10-2009 05:55 PM by 1978 | 7 comments »

Got a question, hope you guys can help. I want to make a soccer type ball out of wood. I want it hollow in the middle. I want to piece it together out of 1/2” wood. Each piece of the ball will be flat, but when it is put together it will make a ball. My question is, if I use hexagons and six-side-agons (what ever that shape is) like on a soccer ball, what is the angle I need to cut the pieces at?

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