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Lathe Stand Build

11-27-2010 11:23 PM by Eric_S | 5 comments »

Decided to build a lathe stand for my new HF lathe after hearing how flimsy the legs were that came with it and seeing them for myself. The plans are from PlansNow, and this stand isn’t going anywhere. Each leg weighs around 40 lbs and the top around 70lbs. Adding sand to the ballast adds another 60lbs. The lathe itself weighs 180lbs. I still need to buy new bolts for the lathe to attach it to my thick top and drawer slides so I can add the d...

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Project Preview

11-27-2010 09:50 PM by Dave S | 4 comments »

My next project is ambitious! Here’s an in-progress shot of the back of a mission style desk made of red oak. The kicker? The middle of the desk tilts up to become a drafting table with ratcheting positions! Skill I’m learning this project? Doweling pieces together. (Though this will mostly be pocketholes) structure is complete. Currently working on sanding, then finishing. Definitely looking for advice on finishing red oak. This will be a heavy-use piece, so the finish need...

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Trestle Table Desks #6: Creating stretcher, finishing substructure, gluing up tops

11-27-2010 08:57 PM by Lee Barker | 3 comments »

The stretcher on a table like this is virtually lost to vision. The solution for me was a box beam which is juniper on the sides, to match the panels in the legs, and alder top and bottom. Attachment will be via countersunk bolts through the top of the shoulder into the top of the beam. The removable beauty panel, shown in the image of the single finished leg, will cover the end of the beam. It, too, will be lost to view for the most part, but I like the subtle inclusion ...

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Top Secret....Rocker for my wife

11-27-2010 07:47 PM by bues0022 | 5 comments »

I’ve been posting lots of questions for about a week now, emailing and messaging fellow Lumberjocks, and I’ve finally started my project so I thought I’d blog about it to keep track of my project. Progress may not be the quickest, but I’ll post what I run into along the way – the good, the bad, and the ugly! My wife and I are thinking about finally starting a family. I just finished graduate school, got a job, and she’ll be done with her doctorate also i...

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Wooden ladders in Fire Fighting

11-27-2010 07:29 PM by KnotWright | 7 comments »

This is a very cool story about the San Francisco Fire Department’s ladder shop! I know first hand how heavy these wooden ladders are. I also know first hand what a 1918 wooden ladder feels like SFFD Ladder Shop Video

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Daily Progress. #4: Boxes

11-27-2010 07:17 PM by GregP | 5 comments »

Been slacking on my daily progress log lately, but I’m hoping back on the saddle. Anyway I’ve been a fairly busy boy, here’s what I’ve been up to. Drawers for the shop Pieces of an entertainment center. (Lots of boxes) Little table

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Check out Waterlox's first E-newsletter!

11-27-2010 06:26 PM by Eric M. Saperstein | 1 comment »

Waterlox published their first E-newsletter this month and is celebrating their 100th Anniversary! Check it out for info on Tung Oil finishes, various projects incorporating Waterlox, company information, technical tips, and fun Waterlox facts! Eric M. SapersteinMaster CraftsmanArtisans of the

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A box of Koa - Not a Koa Box #1: Introductions

11-27-2010 06:20 PM by sras | 15 comments »

Last spring, we had the pleasure of spending some time in Hawaii. I am not usually interested in collecting souvenirs. However, there was a store there called the Koa Store which had lots of items made from Koa, but also had a selection of Koa lumber. That got my interest! The pieces ranged from straight grained all the way to premium curly. Premium Curly Koa is expensive! One of the choices they offered was a boxed set of pre selected lumber. I asked about buying individual pieces out the...

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Saw Sharpening

11-27-2010 06:05 PM by mpmitche | 6 comments »

I picked up an old Diston and Sons rip saw a few months ago but haven’t need to do any large work with it yet. I did try to test cut the saw and found it to be impossible. Last night I bit the bullet and got out the saw sharpening equipment. I started by jointing the teeth. I couldn’t believe how far out some of them were and was begining to wonder if I would ever get a flat spot on all of them. I did finally get there and then I checked the tooth line with a straight edge. ...

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Wheelchair Woodworking #5: Helping Hands a two way street

11-27-2010 04:21 PM by Jamie Speirs | 16 comments »

Thank you all for the encouragement.I’ve had some really great PM’s, with some great questions. In this title I could relate to many wonderful folk over the years. I thought though I would relate a story of one of my Jolly Rouges who is now a mere 76.In 2004 I got a phone call asking about woodturning lessons for this woman’s Dads 70th Birthday.They live in Glasgow and although that is only a slow one hour drive, I suggested that she find someone in Glasgow.Next I new she...

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