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The Re-designed Mortise Pal #1: Evolution to Excellence

12-05-2010 11:14 AM by newTim | 2 comments »

If you didn’t have to improve a great product would you bother? Would your improvements be incremental or would you really go for it? This is a blog not just about the simplicity and functionality of this jig, but also the progression of the inventor’s ideas and how they are incorporated into the latest model. For those not familiar with this tool, it is a router jig that facilitates perfectly sized and matched mortises for fixed or loose tenon joinery. It was won many awar...

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Gary Rogowski Short Interview/ Documentary

12-05-2010 09:14 AM by ars | 1 comment »

Gary Rogowski - Northwest Woodworking from William Schultz on Vimeo. I didn’t make this video, just wanted to share it. Does anyone know of any good woodworking documentaries?

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please donate to lumberjocks

12-05-2010 07:49 AM by grizzman | 8 comments »

with the commitment from lumberjocks to help our good friend and fellow lumber jock Duane Moore, they are donating two weeks of revenue to Duane and so i ask, i implore, to please give what you can..there are many available choices…with over 20,000 members here…if we each gave 20 dollars…this would be the blessing he and his family need . so on behalf of lumber jocks i ask for your help, here is the link so you can make a donation.

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So you think you can go pro ? :) #3: TIME !!!!!

12-05-2010 07:19 AM by sawblade1 | 13 comments »

Good Evening LJ’sOne of the biggest challenges facing small businesses in my eyes is not money but time. Time? but why well after starting my business I learned the most valuable asset is time And also one of the most mismanaged ones also. My father put in plain English Time will buy you money, but money will not buy you time. Time comes and it goes never returns or goes back, is never recovered or recycled, once it is gone you can’t change it or bring it back, but you can contr...

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Ain't Life Grand? #1: A big change for us (and more to come)

12-05-2010 07:07 AM by rsmith71 | 15 comments »

The last two months have been absolutely insane around our home. We have had some additions to our family marked with tragedy and lots of laughs and love.My wife is an elementary teacher in a small rural district. Two months ago, we received a phone call from her principal and friend that the mother of one of my wife’s students was in the local emergency room. She had no close family and her two children (ages 5 & 11) were with her. My wife turned to me in tears asking what do we do...

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Extremely Average #305: So little time...

12-05-2010 06:45 AM by Ecocandle | 2 comments »

Hello All, I really miss spending hours upon hours in my shop, but alas, I am super busy these days. I do find a little bit of time to continue building the latest Henry Wood story. As many of you have pointed out, there are lots and lots of spelling errors. I always appreciate the help. I would also like to apologize for each chapter’s lack of polish. I have little time, and find myself rushed to get the post up by 10:00. Tonight I failed in that regard, by almost 40 minutes. ...

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Building my dream workshop from the ground up! #1: Digging the foundation!

12-05-2010 04:41 AM by Crystalini | 5 comments »

So let it begin! I’ve been given the ‘Go’ from the local county building office to get started on my Dream Shop! It’s a stand alone, double pitch roofed, 500 sq. ft, nothing but ‘Man Cave’, Woodworking Shop!! My hope is to chronicle the entire process of building and outfitting this building. This last week we had the foundation trenches doug out and we are getting the concrete slab framing process started… The building will have a concrete s...

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Built-In Bed #8: Unexpected Visitors

12-05-2010 04:29 AM by Scott R. Turner | 0 comments »

(The Story So Far: Our Hero is constructing a built-in bed for his daughter, with inadequate tools and woodworking experience, and so far has made only a small number of terrible errors, which fortunately he can blame on others.) Thanksgiving break saw the family traveling out to Arizona for a family gathering. Much fun and merriment was had by all, and we took advantage of the break to crack the windows in the garage and let the paint dry thoroughly and finish outgassing. When we retur...

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new garage cabinets

12-05-2010 03:34 AM by csifishguy | 10 comments »

Well this set is done and I like they way they came out for my shop

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Pen Blank Drilling Jig for Lathe

12-05-2010 03:07 AM by Eric_S | 5 comments »

The title says pen blank drilling jig, but this jig can easily be tweaked for much larger pieces and act as a horizontal boring jig. A little bit of background. I have a lathe, a drill chuck, but no chuck to hold a pen blank(or any spindle size) in the headstock for drilling. I’m being pretty cheap this month so I could save money for gifts for family, so I didn’t want to buy a chuck at this time. And even though I’ve been wanting one for a long while now, I also didn&...

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