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Christmas Time! What's on everybody's lists?

12-04-2010 12:43 AM by swampjack80 | 15 comments »

I asked for a new Woodriver block plane for Christmas from the wife. I haven’t a good hand plane and read some decent reviews on this little guy and figured it might be a good place to start. I tried to be considerate and not ask for a Lie-Neilson so I found it humorous when the wife’s response to the WoodRiver was “89 dollars for that thing!?”. SO just to prove to her that I’m not way out of line here, I figured I would ask what was at the top of everybody’...

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The new girl - Dana enters our shop! #5: Dana takes on the role of Jewelry Organization Consultant

12-03-2010 11:43 PM by Eric M. Saperstein | 6 comments »

Our new jewelry organization consultant (JOC), Dana Oxenberg, sunlights as a bio-engineer while applying her creative talents towards solving a prominent female dilemma. Anyone who owns more than one necklace has discovered that somehow when the two items are placed together in a dark drawer they intertwine into a metallic orgy that ends with an insurmountably complex knot. The intricacy of the entanglement exponentially increases with each additional chain eventually reaching the state o...

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Concrete Countertop Series #5: The Big Pour

12-03-2010 11:18 PM by Siegel_KenEvil | 2 comments »

The concrete is poured and it was nothing like I was expecting. I had my daughters fill the back-splash forms but I was short on concrete so I had to use the material from the back-splashes to complete the sink. I kind of panicked and I didn’t spend as much time as I wanted packing the undercuts. Not too worried. If there are voids, I’ll fill them when I pour the back splashes. I have learned a lot but most of it’s, “what not to do”. I’ll know bette...

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outside deck table #1: new life for an old bird

12-03-2010 10:05 PM by patron | 49 comments »

this is a door i made 20 years ago it is redwood and pine 42”x80”x1 3/4 it is mortised and tenon joinerywith a 3/4” ply panel in a dado leaving 1/2” on either side for an inlayit was made from 5/4 stockand re-sawed and inlay-ed to both sides all the holes will be filledand sanded then a full coat of thinned epoxyfollowed by spar varnishit will be loose inset in the top of the baseso it can be flipped from time to time(easier than wiping it after a meal) LOL !...

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Top Secret....Rocker for my Wife #5: Sizing and Planning

12-03-2010 07:21 PM by bues0022 | 10 comments »

I’m sure it’s just taking me longer since this is my first chair and I’m making design changes before I even start, but I think I spent nearly 3 hours last night reading and re-reading the first chapter of the book planning out my cut list and organizing what kinds of lumber I need. I’m picking it out tomorrow morning, and I want to be prepared. Of course, all of my preparation will likely go out the window when I get there and have to pick out my wood based on what...

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New Post on the Little Good Pieces Blog - “Turning Saw - Roughing Out the Frame"

12-03-2010 05:36 PM by TheGravedigger | 0 comments »

There’s a new post available on the Little Good Pieces blog: “Turning Saw – Roughing Out the Frame”. This is part one of three on constructing a Gramercy-style turning saw. Check it out!

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I Made a Batch of Rosettes Today

12-03-2010 04:18 PM by helluvawreck | 21 comments »

Every now and then I have to make a small batch of rosettes in the machine shop. I normally don’t do this on this Bridgeport because I don’t want the dust to get on the mill. However, I did today because I had to do a little work on the small mill. We have a couple of other machines to do these in bigger quantities but this is just as good a way as any to do them in quantities of 50 -100 pcs. The other reason that I prefer to do this on the smaller mill is because the highe...

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Uncharted Territory... My First Inlay & How I Did It

12-03-2010 03:47 PM by Maveric777 | 39 comments »

Well, I been hanging around here at Lumber Jocks for going on a year now. I have learned so much from so many, and can honestly say I owe a lot of what I know today to the sharing of knowledge here. So after attempting my latest “Exploration” into the wild world of woodworking I figured this would be a good a time as any for me to pass along a little blog on how I did my “Dreaded Inlays” ..... Long story short, I was hit up by a coworker asking me if I could build h...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #183: Accepting Disappointments and Learning From Them

12-03-2010 02:45 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 9 comments »

I actually was able to accomplish all I set out to do yesterday. I didn’t finish working until just after 10pm but I was very happy to get that far with things. I took photos for all six of the new projects that are going to go up on the site today, and I also wrote the instructions for all six pattern packets. I sent them off to my friend to proof read them and besides one small line work error that didn’t convert correctly on one of the ornaments, it appears that I am ready to...

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Ghosts of Christmas Future #4: the ornaments

12-03-2010 06:40 AM by scottb | 4 comments »

ok, so 87 days ago I worked out (and blogged) the plan, and workflow to knock off a series of 100 similar turned ornaments. Similar in size and shape, but with a world of variety in the woods used. Rather than attempt another 30 projects in 30 days, 100 of the same seemed similarly challenging, but reasonable enough. I’d only really need to turn 3 a day for a month, plus a couple more on the weekends and I’d be all set. As I’ve previously mentioned, it’s the photogr...

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