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Wood IDs #10: Found limb - Bottlebrush

04-03-2009 01:51 AM by Gary Fixler | 10 comments »

This branch, found a week ago now, was a mystery for awhile, but then I accidentally identified it while looking up something about paperbark trees, which are in some ways related. Callistemon, or Bottlebrush Trees, in the Myrtaceae family, are – like many LA trees – native to Australia. My coworker and officemate, who knows about my log and tree-collecting shenanigans told me one morning that the city had roped off a big branch that had fallen. He saw it on his drive in to work. ...

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Router Table #1: Getting this project off to a late start on Lumberjocks

04-03-2009 01:15 AM by Jamie | 6 comments »

Well, It’s been a long time since I have posted anything on here, and I figured that since I have already started a new project that isn’t complete yet, this would be the perfect time. For the past couple of years, I have been wanting to build a router table ala Norm. Well, my birthday was last friday (March 27) and my wife was asking me what I wanted. Well, long story short, I started out with a couple sheets of 3/4” oak plywood, and a sheet of MDF. This past weekend...

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The Scary Sharp Method

04-02-2009 08:35 PM by CXD | 7 comments »

I know its been beaten like a dead horse, but the scary sharp method sure is quick, easy, and cheap, especially for a beginner. I got my first set of chisels today and, or course, they need to be sharpened. No fancy chisels here. The $30 set of 4 Irwin bench chisels. I set up my sandpaper 150, 320, 400, 600, 1000, and 1500 grit. The 400 through 1500 is wet/dry. I started flattening the back of the first chisel and was pretty skeptical. By the time I got done with the 1500 it was like...

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Rss feed your projects? It's really easy.

04-02-2009 08:10 PM by Frankie Talarico Jr. | 0 comments »

I did a write-up this morning about rss feeds if anyones interested. This might be a very useful tool for you guys. Rss feeds work basically on subscribers. Once you have a following ( be 1 or be 100) they check your feed regularly. So you add new projects, say weekly, and this info gets broadcasted ,basically, to your subscribers. It’s a great avenue to get exposure on items possibly for sale. There are entire sites based off feeds, showcasing products of all sorts. If it’s of an...

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Bandings #1: Diamond bandings

04-02-2009 06:10 PM by TheCaver | 11 comments »

I posted this in the forum but some ppl don’t go in there…..If you do, sorry for the repetition….. Ok, so I gathered some ideas on how to make diamond banding (example below) Note grain directions: I made a lot of drawings and cut paper shapes to help me visualize the cut process, one of them being TT’s idea in the previous thread. This method although it produced the diamond pattern, it was well over 75% waste and grain direction was wrong compared to the com...

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04-02-2009 05:49 PM by ND2ELK | 34 comments »

Hi Fellow Lumberjocks I have been laid up now for two weeks with gout in the left foot. Never had it in my life. I would not wish this on anybody. Well maybe one or two. I have had pain in my life before but never for so long of a period. My wife kids me, that a real man would drag it behind him, NOT! Everytime I lift up my foot or straighten it out when I sit down after standing or walking it takes my breath away. Been seeing the doctor for the past two week and go back tomorrow. My wife ...

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I made it so far

04-02-2009 03:23 PM by jockmike2 | 32 comments »

Just a note of Thanks for all the prayers and well wishers (I read Karsons blog) my goodness it was great to get such support. This is really the first day I’ve felt like sitting up and typing anything. I have sneaked a peek or two with my wife’s lap top but dang I hate those things. Anyway I can’t say I’m cancer free, I won’t know that until I go back to my Dr. on Mon. the 6th. But he told my family he was confident he got it all, and the Lymph nodes looked good...

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Mitered Sticking Part2

04-02-2009 01:08 PM by bigchopperoo | 3 comments »

Yes! Yes! Yes! Say it with me! Yes! Yes! YES!!!! The time has come for you to finish that half way done Mitered Sticking job thats just been sitting there in your garage for the last 3 weeks. I know, I know, you say “Big Chopperoo” I have been waiting to finish my Mitered Sticking project for THREE WEEKS!!!! Where have you been??” ... well… my little chopperoo, let me tell you. For the last 3 weeks, while you have been halfway through completing your Mitered S...

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Wine Rack Expedition #7: The end in sight... yet...

04-02-2009 07:16 AM by Demowen | 4 comments »

Well Folks, I did what I could today. It was a long day of work and hospital visits so shop time was certainly limited to a few hours late into the night. I left a bit of a glue mess on my back assembly last night so I paid the price for it today.Now, that picture was just to show the assembly without clamps, but this one should be better…and some more….I had a few pictures of my lady checking my sanding job but they all were too blurry. She walked around it and made sure I d...

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04-02-2009 05:34 AM by Napaman | 85 comments »

Dear Fellow LJ’s… If you read no other entry today I would like to ask you to take 5 minutes and read the following plea for help for a great young man…you can learn more about his story here. I have been a part of this wonderful community for two years and I have seen some great things…projects, jokes, review, forums—-but the part that keeps me coming back is the compassion for woodworking and most importantly the compassion for the fellow members here and the communities we live...

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