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We Have Moved....

12-14-2009 09:03 PM by Boards48 | 0 comments »

Our website has our new address. The sawmill in Towaco is now by appointment only. Keep up the wood working!!

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Router Trouble

12-14-2009 07:45 PM by Sivers | 15 comments »

So I was making good progress through my holiday gifts this weekend when my router refused to start. I checked everything over and didn’t see anything obvious. It was plugged in, breaker hadn’t tripped, tried a different outlet etc….The casing wasn’t hot and no smell of burnt motor (You know that smell) I have a Freud FT1700 about a year old. I had been using it 5 minutes beforehand and it had turned off in its normal manner and then it failed to turn on. No noises ...

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Small shop dust collection recommendations...please

12-14-2009 07:21 PM by HuntleyBill | 16 comments »

I have a small shop in my basement. I am reading on LJ about the importance of air filtration/dust collection.In my shop I have a small table saw, radial arm saw, router table, surface planer, scroll saw, band saw, and various power hand tools. Right now, I am using my shop vac as my collection unit and I feel it is not addiquite as my shop is pretty dusty. I have a air filtration unit I built hanging from the ceiling and it is collectiong dust, but if it is collecting dust, that means the...

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More finishing and dirty shop picture

12-14-2009 07:20 PM by John | 3 comments »

Hello LJ’s Almost done with pre finishing parts prior to assembly. I’m excited about gluing up this chair. I have been finishing with Waterlox Original in medium sheen. I applied the first several coats full strength to build up a film. A lot of the parts wound up with fat edge. I wet sanded the finish with 800 grit paper and mineral spirits on a prepin weapon sanding block. This removed any dust nibs and cat hair from the full strength coats of finish. It also levels the th...

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Fold Down Train Layout #1: Prototype/Interim around the tree (with pix)

12-14-2009 06:52 PM by Dan Lyke | 1 comment »

Just to give the payoff early, here’s a video, no sound, skip to the last third if you want to see the fold-up action: I like model railroads. When I was a kid, my dad worked with a guy named Bill Kennedy who had the Ramapo Valley Railroad in his basement. It was HO scale, super highly detailed, snaked through several rooms, had walk-around throttles, and was featured in a magazine or two.. Years later I picked up an N scale train to run around the Christmas three, picked up a copy...

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My Bass in progress by Pete Skjold

12-14-2009 06:17 PM by OregonBurls | 11 comments »

Pete has been building my Bass guitar for the last 6 months with my madrone top. Just wanted to show if off. This is the newest pics. It still needs to be sanded down and polished but it is coming along great!

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The Chronicles of Woodworking in a Can #5: Still Trying

12-14-2009 05:51 PM by cmckerliesr | 6 comments »

Yes, I am still in the can and still trying to work things out. Storage, electrical and such. I have wanted to update the blog, but have not had a lot to say at the moment. Mainly because I wanted to have a solution to some of my issues rather than just telling you I am still working at it. But all I really have right now is that I am still working at it. So let me tell you a little about what has failed thus far in relation to trying to hang some upper cabinets or storage. I first t...

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Review of WoodRiver Shop Lights #1: Review of WoodRiver Shop Lights at

12-14-2009 05:20 PM by cmckerliesr | 0 comments »

<div class=”hreview”><div class=”item”>Originally submitted at WoodcraftBuy Both and Save! Includes the LED Dual Power Shop Light and the LED Dual Power Shop Light with Magnifying Glass.WoodRiver® Shop LightsThese are Great!By cmckerliesr from Aberdeen,NC on <abbr class=”dtreviewed” title=”20091214T1200-0800”>12/14/2009</abbr><div class=”prStars prStarsSmall”> <div>5out of 5Pros: Attractive Design, Easy To ...

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Daily Update #15: December 14, 2009

12-14-2009 02:45 PM by Chris Davis | 0 comments »

What’s happing in the shop for December 14, 2009. First thing this morning I’ll be building a box to hold some maps for the Montessori school. This is the school that I just built 41 bookcases for. This was a last minute add-on. I will then go on location to add some shelf stiffeners to the older bookcases and move them to a new location. Later in the day I’ll continue to work on a loft baseball bed with a Locker murphy bed on the bottom. For missed video and bui...

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Another Weekend Gone

12-14-2009 01:40 PM by David Murray | 3 comments »

Another weekend gone and not much to show for it. Helped a friend make a couple of benches for the table I did some detail routing on a week or so back. Still working on planeing that old salvaged lumber, I think I’ve pretty well got as much usable wood out of it as I can. Working on a small weather station now just a weekend project, applying the polystain over the next couple of days. I downloaded sketch-up from google (the free version) and installed it. It looks to be kind of a comp...

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