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Free Madrone Slab Contest!

10-30-2010 09:04 PM by OregonBurls | 13 comments »

I had to move this from project to Blog. So those who have seen it well here it is again! Any One Can Join! I am giving one of these two slabs away! I am having so much fun with my slabber that I want to share the wealth. So I am going to make it a contest if it works out and hopefully get some advertisment. These would build great desks I believe! Here are he rules: #1 – you have to pay for shipping to your place. I will crate it at no charge. #2 – you h...

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Picture frame easel made with, wait, what? Hand tools!

10-30-2010 08:15 PM by Stevinmarin | 17 comments »

The power went out last weekend. What to do, what to do. Well, atone for my past hand tool indiscretions, of course.

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Assembly Cart concept, design, and build #2: The Design and Intial Build

10-30-2010 08:15 PM by RandyMarine | 2 comments »

Greetings All, Well, as I said in the first part…I grabbed out my original sketches and they looked nothing like what I had in my mind now, but knew I wanted to incorporate some of my original ideas into the final design. So, I grabbed my DRY ERASE MARKER…and made a cardinal mistake. I rough sketched my final design (going completely crazy on details) on my large whiteboard. I Would have been fine, until my g/f erased the whiteboards a week later, not knowing I hadn’t c...

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My First Big Resaw Experience With My New Bandsaw

10-30-2010 07:27 PM by stefang | 19 comments »

On Thursday I showed you the little, but expensive pile of wood I bought for my Christmas projects. ““ Yesterday I cut the pieces to the widths I need and jointed/planed them to accurate thickness. Today I jointed one edge of each board and then resawed each piece in half. Each board is close to 1 meter (or roughly 40”) long. I’ve only tried some trial resaws when I got the new bandsaw after I set it up. I haven’t been in the shop much since then, so I w...

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Woodworking Business #2: Speculation or Contract Jobs

10-30-2010 06:09 PM by billb | 6 comments »

Except when building things for myself or the family, I’ve never cared for building things without being certain that I would get paid for them. Whenever you build projects in hopes of finding buyers for them that is speculation. There are woodworkers who do exactly that successfully and it seems that many of those interested in starting woodworking businesses have a similar plan. As I read many blogs it has become clear that this is a common method of running woodworking businesses. I ...

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Dining Room Set Refurbish #1: What style am I?

10-30-2010 04:59 PM by mtkate | 9 comments »

To make a long story short, a dining room set that has been in our family since the early 70’s has come under my care. It’s all white oak and we know it’s at least 100 years old (but probably not more). Believed to have been made in New Brunswick. If the set was made around 1900 or so, what would you call the style …. Victorian Revival? One of the chairs is below. The upholstering is real leather. The original finish was the darkest mahogany color you see left ...

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Win a Baseball bed

10-30-2010 04:48 PM by Chris Davis | 4 comments »

I am giving away one of my baseball beds to the person that can guess the winning team, last game, and score of the World Series. It’s not as hard as you think, we already have two games down. An example of a guess would be Texas, 4 to 3, game 7. Don’t post here. I can only track the guesses on Facebook. The bed will be a twin size Baseball bad with the score of the last game on the headboard. It will include the headboard, foot board, side rails, slats, and shipping (the ...

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Hand tool workbench #4: Stretchers

10-30-2010 03:00 PM by brianl | 3 comments »

Now that the end assemblies are finished, it’s time to see about getting the stretchers rigged up. They use a home-made bed bolt system that consists of a bolt that goes through the leg and into the stretcher where you make a mortise to receive a nut. In retrospect I should have just ordered bed bolts from Highland Woodworking. For more info on bed bolt joints, see this Fine Woodworking article. Here you can see the mortises and the nuts that went into them. I used a forstner bit...

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10-30-2010 02:08 PM by BlindWoodturner | 2 comments »

Today I am starting to make a birdhouse ornament. Victorian in shape.

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #149: Skating Through Saturday on the Paintbrush of Life

10-30-2010 02:01 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 3 comments »

After my proclamation the other day of my dedication to working on my holiday gifts in the evening, I still had to pack it in by 11pm and slept until what I consider ‘late’ – 7:30am. I was a bit disappointed in myself but I was tired and in the past few years I have found that I need to go with what my body is telling me and give in or I will perpetuate the cycle. My health has been excellent in these past two years though so even though I sometimes feel that I don’t...

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