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More China wood stories

2069 days ago by Sawdust2 | 5 comments »

Yahoo news is reporting today (1/1/09) that two Chinese forestry reps had a pyramid scheme that bilked thousands of investors out of more than $160M. They sold trees in Mongolia!Mongolia is a barren area that has no forests.They promised a 400% return on the investment. Do you suppose that the reason Chinese plywood has so many voids is that it is made from trees from Mongolia?;>) Lee

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Free woodworking book (mission style furniture)

2069 days ago by moshel | 9 comments »

I couldn’t find any reference for this on the site, so if I am re-posting the obvious, please forgive me. Project Gutenburg has 3 very detailed books on building mission furniture. they contain detailed plans (although not as detailed as some modern books) and they have LOTS of plans in them. The construction ideas are also very enlightening and worth browsing through (for example this swing) to make a long story short: Mission FurnitureHOW TO MAKE ITby H.H. WINDSOR PART IPA...

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happy new year one and all

2069 days ago by Gary | 2 comments »

Hope everyone made it home safe from the celebrations, and we all have a great new year and great new projects.

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New Workbench #1: The search for the perfect Bench

2069 days ago by SanJoe | 5 comments »

Its time to replace my old workbench. I’ve been using a bench I built years ago from a Norm Abrams design. I had just purchased my old 1906 Home after watching too many series of This Old House and thought, ” I could do that”. I watched Norm work on a number of old houses and knew at the time, the only way I could afford a large home that was exactly like I wanted would be to buy an old house in need of work and then renovate it to exactly what I would like to see. This ...

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Small Cabinet #3: Coming along with my cabinet.

2069 days ago by Betsy | 2 comments »

I’m still being very careful about the size of my projects. I still need to get past the fear of hurting myself from lifting or moving something more than a gallon of milk. I’m getting there though. So now I’m back to working on my friend’s cabinet for her Wii console. Right now I’ve got the carcass made and will be starting to work on the face frame tomorrow. I have decided that I like finishing as I go. Sure makes getting those inside corners looking a lo...

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Ponderings #27: Reflections on 2008

2069 days ago by Tomcat1066 | 8 comments »

So, we find ourselves with only a few hours left in 2008 (here in the US. Elsewhere, it may be 2009 already!) Personally, I’d like to take a moment and think of what 2008 has been for me. To start with, it was the first full year without my Grandmother. I miss her terribly. I don’t have a big family, so every loss hurts that much more. I had hoped to build her a piece of furniture. Unfortunately, that wasn’t meant to be. Still, since her father was a woodworker him...

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Speaking of Wendell Castle...

2069 days ago by Furnitude | 0 comments »

A quick follow-on post about Wendell Castle on Furnitude.

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Congratulations to T-Chisel!

2069 days ago by David | 8 comments »

Happy New Year to all my Lumberjock Buddies! I just reviewed the latest issue of Fine Woodworking online and saw one of our newest Lumberjocks has published an article. Congratulations to T-Chisel for getting his article on his Classic Step Stool published! You can also see a companion article where Tommy discusses his finishing process for this project. The Classic Step Stool was a Rough Cutter Forum project, one of three to date, that were built as a cooperative project via a ground-b...

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Sneak Peak

2069 days ago by trifern | 20 comments »

This is a preview of a hollow form using some spectacular blistered maple. I still need to apply the finish, cut it off the lathe and finish the bottom. I have had some requests for a tutorial blog on how to do a hollow form. I will try and do that with my next piece. I had every intention of doing a step-by-step photo tutorial with this project. However, once I started, I sort of forgot to document a lot of the steps. .

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Knife Making & Repair #2: Groovin' n gluin'

2069 days ago by johngoes | 1 comment »

Today I concentrated on the knife handle repair. On the bandsaw I split the canarywood blank in half and saw a really nice bookmatched colored stripe figure inside. So I decided to flip my blank to have bookmatched handles. I planed the sides smooth using the new benchtop small parts jig I built yesterday. Then I carefully traced the odd-shaped skinny tang on the inside face. I began to sweat bullets as I sat there and quailed at the thought of chopping that odd shape out of the handle whi...

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