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Job Contracts #1: Always get it in writing.

06-04-2010 04:12 AM by falegniam | 15 comments »

Hello LJ members,This is what happened. A couple of weeks before Christmas of 2009 I started helping a “so-called friend” with a couple of jobs. This is someone I have known for about 10 years. The first couple of weeks we built wall in a basement for a home office. On another job we built a bunch of walls on a remodel. And another small partion in a sales office. All this in 114.25 hours, at a bargain rate of $20 per hour. Now mind you, I have skills like many of you on this fine...

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Woodworking Book

06-04-2010 04:09 AM by Hisingwooddesign | 1 comment »

I have been asked alot over the last month about my new book. Click Here to see whats going on.

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I had a request for drawing from project post, How do you post a Sketchup file?

06-04-2010 03:53 AM by davidtex0128 | 4 comments »

How do you post sketchup drawings to the site for projects?

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Box O' Tricks

06-04-2010 03:50 AM by ChuckV | 2 comments »

About four months ago, I took a two-day class with Steve Latta. We built a dovetailed box with some inlay and a veneered lid. The idea was to learn a number of techniques in this one project. The box sat in my home workshop nearly finished since then. I knew that there were some problems with it. In the class, I was not able to work at my usual glacial pace and still keep up well enough to get everything that I could out of the class. A few days ago, I decided to complete the box an...

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Raised Garden Fencing #3: All built, 4 Footers Stained

06-04-2010 03:26 AM by BlankMan | 6 comments »

Well all the frames are built, eight 2’ x 10’ and four 2’ x 4’. Next step is to stain them all and add the chicken wire fencing. All twelve glued up Here are the four smaller ones stained using a all weather neutral/natural stain. It sure did bring out the red tones in the Western Cedar. I do like how that looks.

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“Yes Dear I Will Be Safe” or “Sign, Sign, Everywhere A Sign”

06-04-2010 03:04 AM by OttoH | 2 comments »

My wife knows little to nothing about woodworking, that being said when she saw the small size of the latest project I am working on I got the standard “You be careful, I don’t need you to cut off a finger” speech and the infamous look. She thinks like Tim Taylor of Tool Time I will use the equipment with the most power for every project which means my 10 inch table saw to make a 1/87th scale (HO Scale) Bedroom Set where the bed is less than 1 inch long. Little does she know I do this typ...

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"Don't Stress" glue ups

06-04-2010 02:55 AM by dustbunny | 21 comments »

I got so tired of fighting with glueing up cutting boards.Is everything lining up ? Is there slipping ? One clamp at a time !!So I spotted these flooring jacks in the HF catalog...and I began to wonder.I bet that I could use these to clamp cutting boards together in hopefully one shot.I haven’t tried it yet, but I will let everyone know if there are problems.I am thinking this is going to work just fine.I may need to add regular clamps at the corners, we’ll see. I did h...

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Machine set-up #1: Double stack

06-04-2010 01:00 AM by rhett | 3 comments »

An excellent way to increase the speed and efficiency of your shaper when running rails and stiles is to stack your cutters. With the right set-up and coping jig you can quickly switch from rails to stiles and back again with no down time or resetting. It all starts with your cutters and an appropriate width spacer. Here I am using Amana’s mission style combo with a 3/4” spacer in between. More on this later. After finding the spot you want for the groove, run your ...

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In The Beginning #2: Twenty Twent Twenty Four Hours to GOOOOO

06-04-2010 12:50 AM by Crushgroovin | 2 comments »

I wanna be sedated! LOL as my wife says “ahh boys & their toys, doesn’t matter if they are 7 or 37”

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A journey into the workshop. #57: More cleanup. Squeezing it in when I can...

06-03-2010 11:02 PM by dbhost | 2 comments »

I’ve been unable to get much shop time lately, and currently my biggest project is cleanup. As my gentle readers know, I got stopped toward the end of an attic insulation project by spiraling temps. I simply do NOT want to fry my skull off in order to insulate my attic… But several rolls of R30 remained in the shop. Well that got taken care of yesterday. In all honesty, with the insulation out of the way, the smoker, and trash cans rolled out into the driveway, my shop feels do...

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