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Kitchen Re-do

02-21-2009 10:54 PM by fredc | 5 comments »

Like most of us in the northern clime who don’t have a heated work shop I’ve really been chomping at the bit to get started on my projects. The big project I have set for myself is to build and install new kitchen cabinets. A very ambitious and somewhat daunting prospect for someone of my limited experience, but exciting too. I’ve spent most of the winter researching cabinet building on the internet, which is what led me to LumberJocks, lucky find. Now tho, I think that ...

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my workbench in the making #1: the lumber

02-21-2009 09:57 PM by christhetalentedone | 9 comments »

sorry for not having any pictures of the actual process, i didn’t get my digital camera until i had already planed down most of the workbench is being made out of a dark oak. it is going to have 4×4 legs, and is at least going to be at least 3 1/2 inches thick. that is the wood for the top. those are the 4×4s for the legs. that is going the stretcher (or whatever you call it) for in between the legs. here is a picture of the nice oak ...

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What tool to get? #1: Hand tool Advice

02-21-2009 08:38 PM by MJWaldner | 9 comments »

I’m looking for some advice. I need to get a good hand saw for cutting dovetails, tenon and whatever else I find it useful for. I just need a high quality saw that I will be happy with for years to come. Also to the same standards. I’m in need of a good all around hand plain. I will take any suggestions.Thanks,

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Lego Table #8: Finished!

02-21-2009 07:10 PM by Eric | 7 comments »

I swear, my shop time is so infrequent it takes me forever to complete a project. But I had a decent block of time today and was able to do quite a bit! First was to smooth the whole thing down – planing and sanding. Then I had to create a little “slot” in the top of one of the short aprons. This will allow for easy cleanup of legos; you don’t have to worry about clearing the lip, you just sweep them off into the tub through this slot. The technique I used is almost...

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Curved Panels - adding another dimension to woodworking. #1: Curved Panels #1 - Introduction and some uses for curved panels.

02-21-2009 06:06 PM by John8059 | 7 comments »

With all the gorgeous and clever projects presented on LJs, it is hard to find something to contribute that isn’t redundant (or just plain embarrassing after seeing some of your projects). I haven’t seen much in the way of curved panels so I am going to offer my experiences on the subject here. I must admit that so far Les Hastings is “King of the Curves” and you should check out his work, but he actually carves his curves out of solid wood. I will be discussing curved panels made from thi...

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Another day, another nickle #13: It's Been an Interesting Journey

02-21-2009 04:24 PM by Thos. Angle | 40 comments »

We’ve been away for a couple weeks. One to go to Wyoming and interview for a couple jobs and one because the danged computer took a dump. That was expensive and I’m still re-loading programs trying to get to my taxes. The real news is; we are selling out here in Jordan Valley and moving to Wyoming. Owyhee Design is no more. It died for want of interest from the buying public. On Sunday, two fellows will be by to look at my machinery with the intent of buying it. If they don&#...

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Bench build #1: Yet another LJ build, New-fangled workbench

02-21-2009 04:01 PM by Craftsman on the lake | 4 comments »

I decided after looking around that I needed a new workbench. Mine was old and inadequate, dating back to 1976. A lot of nice benches have been built here. Some actually beautiful as well as functional. But, my attention keeps coming back to Fine Woodworking’s New-Fangled workbench. It just seems to be a design that is smart. Armed with just a few pages of write-up about it, that includes an exploded view and a couple of video demo’s of it I decided to make one. I am just about fi...

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Tree IDs #1: Dendrology

02-21-2009 02:38 PM by Gary Fixler | 17 comments »

Hi folks! I’m new here, as of tonight, but it already occurs to me that this might be the place for an idea I’ve been toying with. I’ve done minor carpentry-like woodworking since high school (31 now), but in the last 2 years, I’ve finally been able to rent a house with a detached 1-car garage in LA. Thus began my meteoric rise to choking myself out of said garage with tools and lumber acquisitions :) Late last year, it occurred to me to wonder what the trees the wo...

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Really excited to be here!

02-21-2009 01:48 PM by Gary Fixler | 7 comments »

I’m going to have to get used to LJ not meaning “LiveJournal,” as it has for me these last 5 years. Interestingly, it’s the evaporation of all my friends’ comments on my other LJ that has me so excited to find this place. I think they’re past their limit on hearing about woodworking every minute they’re around me, or reading my journal. They’re all computer nerds :) How have I not found this place before?! Actually, I have. I’ve stumble...

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Calling all New Jersey, PA and NY Lumberjocks

02-21-2009 12:43 PM by acanthuscarver | 5 comments »

It’s just about time to take the show on the road again. Next weekend (Feb. 27, 28 and Mar 1) I’ll be exhibiting and demonstrating at The Woodworking Shows Somerset, NJ. It should be a great time! Last year’s show was pretty heavily attended and I expect from the crowds I’ve seen at the other shows this year will be even better. So, come on out and I’ll show you how to cut some dovetails. If you attend the show, please stop by the booth and identify yourself. I&#...

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