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My workshop #2: Now the interior

05-26-2009 03:18 AM by jrecord | 5 comments »

The electrician starts tomorrow. He has to replace my 130 amp house breaker box with a 200 amp box and run an underground conduit to the workshop.Then he roughs in the 120 and 220 circuits and the T8 florescent lighting.Not cheap, but I will have all the electrical up to code. I just heard that Sam Maloof has passed away. His work is inspiring to any woodworker, no matter what style you are interested in. He will be missed.

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Oak Logs for Free on Craigs List

05-26-2009 03:16 AM by tmblweed0429 | 8 comments »

Today I picked up a whole pickup bed full of oak tree trunks someone was giving away. The lengths were between 25 to 50 inches long, and diameters ranging from 6 1/2 inches to 15 inches. Using an online calculator for computing volume of a cylinder I was able to determine I had a total of 135 board feet. So…once I run this through my Alaskan Mk III portable saw mill and my band saw I calculate that at $7.00 per board foot for oak I have a little over $900 worth of oak lumber. If my c...

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Dining Room Sideboard Project! #1: I am at it agian!

05-26-2009 02:43 AM by Beginningwoodworker | 9 comments »

I cant stop building :) I am doing a sideboard for my mom!

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Knitting box #6: Twin through tenons

05-25-2009 11:57 PM by Luke | 4 comments »

I started by marking out all the cut lines with a marking gauge. I have one of those simple wood pass through another wood with a thumb screw and a little pin, ones… so….I chiseled out the sections in the maple down to the lines after cutting the shoulders with the dovetail saw. I then transfered the tenons to the backside of the zebrawood with the marking gauge again. Then chiseled around the marks and worked on taking out the material with the chisels. A mortiser would be really...

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002: a rolling base for my planer #6: polyurethane, drawer handle, and bolting on the planer

05-25-2009 11:45 PM by Gary Fixler | 8 comments »

I didn’t like how the “Ebony 2718” Minwax stain looked in the last entry in this series, so I grabbed a can of flat black paint from a recently completed project for my friends’ wedding, and after a 24-hour drying period, painted right over the stain. I went out to the shop several times yesterday to sand @ 220-grit, and apply another layer of Minwax’s water-based polyurethane. Water-based simply because I had it, and I also don’t love finishing ...

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Drill Bushings

05-25-2009 11:15 PM by Maynard | 1 comment »

Anybody press drill bushings into plywood or wood to make drilling jigs and fixtures?

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Knitting box #5: cutting the drawer tails

05-25-2009 11:10 PM by Luke | 2 comments »

I’ve just finished cutting the tails out with the hand saw. Here I am working on chiseling the tails to the lines that I marked out with a marking guage. I had some troubles getting them to fit with no gaps and realized that I hadn’t chiseled enough of an angle out so that the edges fit snugly. After doing that they fit great. I have the faces of both drawers matched so that it hopefully looks like they come from the same board. I marked inside the joint with numbers so that I kne...

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"Art Box" Tutorial #13: Finishing

05-25-2009 10:23 PM by Andy | 178 comments »

The tutorial is under construction.

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Episode 2 tool life audio podcast

05-25-2009 10:16 PM by kosta | 0 comments »

<div> Click To Play </div> Yo whats up everybody this is episode 2 of the tool life audio podcast. I talk about setting up a new shop. Intro T.I whats up whats happin

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Happy Anniversary. #1: Got a new tool!!! Of course.

05-25-2009 09:11 PM by Sawdustonmyshoulder | 6 comments »

Sunday was my wife’s and my 29th anniversary. She got earrings and necklace and I received a Dremel 400 with a bunch of accessories. Lots of happiness around the Sawdustonmyshoulder house. This morning in the shop, I sharpened 5 – 1/2 inch 4 tooth bandsaw blades with my new Dremel tool. Worked like a charm. $175 worth of bandsaw blades saved from the trash. Take a look at this blog site about how to do this. I saw it several months ago but I didn’t have a Dremel. This ...

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