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New "Antique" Lathe Stand #2: putting the base together

07-19-2010 02:50 AM by scottb | 7 comments »

I spent, (what started off as) a nice cool Saturday morning, cutting and fitting the mortise and tenons for the base. Since I cut the tenons by hand, I figured I’d break out the brace and bit I inherited to drill out most of the waste for the mortices…. Not for a lack of trying, but I just couldn’t get it to hold the bits… so I moved over to the shopsmith. It was still set up in drillpress mode afterall. Aligned the table height and fence, and two seconds later I ha...

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Handmade Jewellery Box #4: a baby step into marquetry

07-19-2010 12:40 AM by Flemming | 6 comments »

This has been a challenge to say the least!!!! I have the utmost respect for the people that make marquetry look easy… damn. This has been the biggest challenge on this project, and I’ve had more than one set-back along the way, but I’m pleased with the final look of things. first things first. The box, as mentioned is pretty much finished and I have chiselled out the slots for the hinges. The picture above shows 2 of the 4 hinge-slots finished. 4 hinges might be a...

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Moving forward inch by inch

07-18-2010 11:43 PM by sawblade1 | 1 comment »

This week LJ’s I have made progress not so much in bringing in work but Gaining space, air, and narrowing my marketing list. Monday started off as usual and then the strange stuff began One of my family members walked in and give me a monetary incentive to prod me into working harder on my business. Tuesday followed by me purchasing a mailing list to start my postcard marketing campaign, Wednesday was quiet Thursday I bagged a tenon jig for my tablesaw, List 80.99, My price 35.99 Fr...

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Double lacewood rocking chair #8: Ready for finish!

07-18-2010 09:22 PM by Canadian Woodworks | 7 comments »

So everything is attached, the rocker to leg joints are ready to be final shaped and sanded and the rest of the chair is ready to get sanded to 500 then burnished before the finish. The leg joints have 4’’ screws through the rocker into the leg, plugged with 1/2’’ plugs The last picture is myself with a good friend of mine. I’m in the camo shirt

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07-18-2010 08:43 PM by Stevinmarin | 40 comments »

Yep. It’s a rainstick.

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Workbench #1: Step 1 - the top

07-18-2010 06:55 PM by twobyfour16 | 9 comments »

Decided to totally re-vamp the garage into a full on woodworking shop. Have misc. crap cluttering the place up, including a bunch of “almost” worthless wood. So, in the interest of clearing some space & finally starting to build my first real workbench, I decided to start with a nice thick top. The wood – I acquired a bunch of rough lenga (a hardwood from Chile that resembles Cherry) that is a hair over 1/2” thick. It came from some 6/4 material that was re-s...

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Shop Shots #3: The Best Part of Waking Up...

07-18-2010 06:10 PM by Brian Havens | 5 comments »

... is shavings in your cup! After finishing my morning espresso, I set the cup down next to my lathe. This is what it looked like about an hour later. It reminded my of a joke that my friend and fellow LumberJock Todd Clippinger tweeted to me.

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A Butt Hinge Mortise

07-18-2010 05:22 PM by thewoodwhisperer | 8 comments »

While building my 6-panel cabinet recently (pictured left), I decided to capture the process of mortising for a butt hinge. With a router, a small straight bit, a chisel, and some careful layout, you’ll find mortising for hinges to be fun and easy. These simple tips will make the process much easier:- Create some sort of story stick for repeatability.- Use a marking gauge and knife to scribe the hinge locations for ultimate accuracy.- Use a router remove the bulk of the material at a consi...

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just browsing for ideas

07-18-2010 03:32 PM by BigTiny | 6 comments »

Greetings group Since joining here, I’ve been browsing through all the old projects and videos looking for ideas and inspiration.So far, I’ve gone through all the videos and over 800 pages of the projects. Haven’t gone past the title blurb on a lot of them, but any that caught my eye I went into and viewed or read.Some VERY nice stuff here!I never new there were so many ways to make a cutting board, and each one nicer than the last.As for the jigs, if I built just the on...

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Quick Tip- Making an oval

07-18-2010 01:53 PM by bigchopperoo | 8 comments »

Here’s an old fashion way to make an oval for your woodworking projects.On a side note, Bret mention last week that Safety Dan injuired himself. This was true. A 50lb pipe fell 12 feet and hit him in the head. He was knock unconscious. When he came to, he had temporary vision loss. He’s doing really well now. He insisted on making another video. We all made sure Safety Dan was completely checked out at two different hospitals. So let’s give him a hand. Long live Safety DAN!

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