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need help

2046 days ago by jim1953 | 4 comments »

Hi,Has anyone ever made a jig for raised panel doors using a table saw? I am re-modeling the kitchen cabinets and want to make raised panel doors.Any ideas?

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Interviews #1: Woodworking Soundbite

2046 days ago by rookster | 2 comments »

I recently had the chance to interview an established woodworker about his life in woodworking. Tim McCready stopped by my other woodworking blog, A Woodworking Odyssey, to comment on using pinch dogs, and somehow that grew into something much more than a comment. I think the interview turned out really well, and Tim allowed the use of some pictures to illustrate some of the comments. He does beautiful work. In the interview, Tim talks about: how he entered the trade how he became his...

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Box Elder Bowl

2046 days ago by jeffthewoodwacker | 1 comment »

I found a beautiful piece of box elder that had quite a bit of red and black viens running through it. The first step in my bowl process was to chain saw the log and create a blank. I chose to save the bark inclusion on the side and let that be the focal point of the bowl. Next I attached a face plate ring to what would be the top of the bowl and then attached the bowl with the face plate ring to my Super Nova chuck. The next step in the process is to get the blank roughed out and f...

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Fixing a Sagging Router Table Top

2046 days ago by Karson | 12 comments »

The router table that I use is attached to my table saw. It sits on an angle iron support attached to my Incra TSII fence system (Upgraded to LS). To the right of the table surface. The top surface is two layers of mdf glued and screwed together, with Formica on top, bottom and 4 sides. The surface is 40” X 36. But since it is very heavy and especially with the 3HP router hanging in the middle with a Version 1 of the Jessem Router Lift, it sages. The table always sagged, s...

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swallows #3: Swallows at the Western design Conference 2008

2046 days ago by dennis mitchell | 14 comments »

The Teton Range is the backdrop for the 2008 Western Design Conference in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.I can see why the fur trappers gathered here for rondevu. What a great place for a gathering of craftsmen and artist. One of whom happens to be sporting a fancy Lumberjock tee shirt.Setting up I’m amazed at the quality of work I’m seeing. (and a bit intimidated) This is a world class collection of craftsmen. That night I get to go to an artist reception at the National Museum of Wildlif...

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Tree Huggers, Friend of Fo?

2046 days ago by TreeBones | 7 comments »

I was driving down the road with mill in tow when a car sped past me with several arms shooting the finger at me while yelling obscenities. They were referring to me as a #*%king tree killer and destroying the forest. If I could have talked to them they would have found I am not only concerned about saving trees but that rather than being part of the problem (yelling and screaming with no positive impact) I take action to be part of the solution. This is not the first time I have been yell...

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A Bit of Rambling about a Beautiful Sunny Day, and Being Bummed Out about A Stolen Knife

2046 days ago by Mark A. DeCou | 12 comments »

I awoke this morning to a dreary, cold, very foggy day. I don’t mind fog, my morning commute to work is only about 40 feet behind the house, and a little fog doesn’t slow me down much walking out there. Actually, it is mornings like this that I’m reminded how much I have to be thankful for. Back in the days when I had to commute by car 87 miles to Wichita, a foggy morning like this one was a real burden, even treacherous. I always write on the calendar when we have ...

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Around the shop #2: Over the hump?

2046 days ago by dsb1829 | 1 comment »

I wish I could remove that big question mark. I was very excited to be buying a home this summer. After moving across country and having my garage in a storage unit for over a year it was long overdue to get some shop time. The house we purchased is nearly double the size of our previous house. So some new furniture is in order. Neither the Mrs. or myself has any respect for the imported particle board furniture that is budget friendly. No problem, wood itself isn’t too expensive ...

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The great table saw guard debate (or are you sure you'd like to risk going to hospital?)

2046 days ago by oldskoolmodder | 12 comments »

So, even experienced and long time(of which I am) woodworkers sometimes question if they are doing the right thing by taking “safety” equipment off of their tools, for a god reason. Almost anyone I know has taken the table saw guard off at some point, or maybe never even put it on, when they got a new saw. I’m certainly NO exception at all. Does it make me smart? Does it make me stupid? Well, that’s something that much like everything else, is something that only the i...

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Holtzapffel workbench project #4: question about the mortise and tenon joinery

2046 days ago by martin007 | 3 comments »

Hi I am getting ready to make the joinery for the legs and stretchers. I wonder if I should build the joint tight or leave some space for wood movement. The stretchers (tenon) are 5 inch in width by one inch tick. In the book, they call for a tight joint. I wonder what will happen when that 5 inch wide tenon expend in width. the legs are pretty beefy 3 by 5 inch thanks

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