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Newbie in MD

06-29-2009 08:38 PM by Craig | 12 comments »

So I’m a long time surfer of the site, and finally decided to join… I started off 17 years ago making speaker boxes for my cars…Now I’m a little older and have no need for the big speakers anymore, but have a need for garden furniture, cabinets, etc. My skill set is still probably considered to be beginner as my “shop” is my patio under my deck, which limits the tools I can use (mostly hand tools), but I am becoming more and more surprised with what I c...

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Please, post your worst.

06-29-2009 06:57 PM by Jon3 | 17 comments »

I see a trend among the newer members of LJ and also of various woodworking forums to not contribute until they think that their project is ‘good enough’. I also see references to various items as ‘real’ projects as in ‘my first real project’. I know that seeing some of the amazing artisans here and elsewhere can be somewhat daunting, especially to the very new people, but I would like to think that people still feel comfortable posting all of their proje...

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Backwoods Ramblings #2: A splendid Saturday morning

06-29-2009 03:56 PM by Tony | 2 comments »

Not much to report this week. Stunning weather. A fast-paced 4 1/2 hour hike through a slice of WV paradise. A few new trees to photograph and study. A couple of nice branches collected from fallen Beech trees. I did pause long enough to record this early morning view: THEY’RE EVERYWHERE!: There have been several reported sightings of a bear near my mom’s house, which is very near where I usually hike. I was hoping to catch a glimpse of it in the woods, but I didn...

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Sanding Blocks

06-29-2009 03:54 PM by Jon3 | 10 comments »

I’ve had a kind of crappy blue plastic borg sanding block for some time, and I’ve been lazy and switched out the paper. I don’t use it too often, but its finally given up the ghost and won’t really stay closed any more. I decided to make myself some proper ones with a nice cork backing. Here’s the original borg crappy one.. The one thing I do like about it is that it is sized such that you can quarter a regular sized sheet, and they fit the sanding bl...

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My Shop

06-29-2009 03:45 PM by Bill Akins | 6 comments »

I was recently honored to be chosen shop of the month at Highland Woodworking was also chosen to be shop of the week at the Woodwhisperer site have a very small shop but I am very proud to show my shop at these two sites.Bill

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Chi Omega Dorm Room #6: Singles Finished

06-29-2009 03:43 PM by Chris Davis | 0 comments »

I now have the singles finish up. You can see the final post at . Here is the drawing and finished product: The only thing I changed was the two doors into just one big one. The two smaller doors looked too small for the size of the opening. Now I will be working on the two styles of bunk beds. Before I left two weeks ago, I made the prototypes and cut out the parts. While I was gone. I had my crew prep and sand everything for me. Hopeful...

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the humble house workshop #8: Narra, King of the forest, destroyer of cheap plane irons!

06-29-2009 03:23 PM by kiwi1969 | 5 comments »

I wasn,t planning to write about this project, but as it,s my first experience with Philippine Narra wood and I just gotta tell you it,s amazing stuff. The colour is like fresh beef, the smell is sweet and the dust, even from a hand saw, gets into every crack and orrifice the human body posseses. Hate to think what would happen if you used a belt sander! The photos don,t do it justice, even if they were better than my cheap camera can achieve. I,m recycling a chair that I bought about 4 years...

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Woodcraft in the Philipines #7: How much?

06-29-2009 02:39 PM by kiwi1969 | 6 comments »

So you made the move to the Philippines and you want to furnish your house with some nice examples of locally made furniture, how much is it going to set you back. If your in Manila expect to pay more than you would in other urban centers like Cebu or Davao, but even so you won,t break the bank. A sala set, like the one here, usually consisting of a sofa, two chairs a coffee table and two side tables, will cost you around 55000 peso (US $1150) The somewhat awful photo shows it as you will fin...

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Copper Patina Gate II #1: Sketching Up

06-29-2009 07:42 AM by newTim | 3 comments »

So I finally joined the ranks of all you pro-Sketchuppers. I watched some of the videos a while back and didn’t get it. Tonight I watched the first five videos from the Sketchup for Woodworkers website and it all became real clear. At least enough to make a decent model. Acknowledgements and thanks go out to Rob Cameraon for all his efforts. And so it begins… I imported a photo from my first gate’s patina taken before I messed it up with wax. I think it still turned ...

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foley besaw planer moulder

06-29-2009 06:22 AM by seumas | 0 comments »

hello,am looking to purchase a working foley belsaw planer for restoration of 300 yr old home.any help?

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