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inspiration

02-17-2009 03:33 PM by wireless28806 | 8 comments »

Hello everybody… I want to thank everybody for the great welcome when I signed on a couple of days ago.. Thank You. Anyway, what i am writing about is my experience in wood. I have always been a self starter, and done best on my own. I have gone to wood working school for about a year, and after learning hat I needed went on my own. I have a new wife now, and a two car garage workshop, with some nice starting tools. I need to know if there is free education on the internet, mayb...

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Profiles #1: Woodworking Spotlight - Doug Stowe

02-17-2009 01:56 PM by TampaTom | 5 comments »

Originally posted March 26, 2008 All woodworking is a matter of scale. Some woodworkers build in huge dimensions – ­ entire libraries of bookshelves, complete room paneling systems and kitchens full of cabinets. Others work on the small side ­ – boxes, clocks and other small items such as toys. While working large has its challenges, the small scale stuff can be even more intimidating. After all, it’s highly unlikely that someone will pick up a bookshelf and turn it in their...

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Hand Tools Cabinet #3: All aboard the Planes

02-17-2009 06:48 AM by PurpLev | 9 comments »

I saw this FWW Complete Illustrator Guide to Woodworking, and while I found most of the book to be mediocre (although a nice reference book when you’re starting woodworking) I did pick up a couple of cool ideas from it… then again, it might have been from a different book…lol so I finally mounted my (until now just laying there) hand planes in the cabinet. The shelves are shaped to the profile of each handplane for full support, the shelf has a small ‘step’ (1...

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Lathe Questions

02-17-2009 05:41 AM by JuniorJoiner | 7 comments »

I hate to ask such an open ended question, But here it is. I have never turned before, but it is about time i started. i want to add turned parts to my furniture soon, so i had better get practicing. No one like to spend money twice, so i want top quality and versatility.I asked my local master, and he suggested(told me to get) a oneway lathe.My thoughts have me leaning towards the sherline machinist lathe for it’s size as i start, and hopefully it will still be useful as i become mo...

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Sketchup Resources #1: The Original Incra Jig

02-17-2009 03:51 AM by PurpLev | 6 comments »

while working and designing my router table I noticed that there are no Incra Models on Sketchup 3D Warehouse at all. I do not have any of the LS positioner systems, and would have liked to have a 3D model version to incorporate into my design and see how it would work with different sizes table tops… I do however have the Original Incra Jig, and figured I could model it out, and put it on 3D Warehouse for anyone that might be interested in it, and could use it in their designs. so w...

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Kentucky Ice Storm #1: 18 days, no power, no heat, no water, no problem, yeah right!

02-17-2009 03:06 AM by jim1953 | 8 comments »

Ice storm hit on January 26, was 4 days before we could get down our road, all poles were snapped as well as the trees. Went 18 days with no power, we ate good though! The freezer was full of meat and thank goodness for gas grills! All of Western KY was without power, there were 2 hour waits at gas stations, which were few, no power to run the pumps, places ran out of gas, kerosene and propane. We did have a 60 lb propane tank for my wall heater in garage, I fashioned a stand and brought it i...

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Working to Stuff - Cedar-Stuff

02-17-2009 01:04 AM by dougdeg | 5 comments »

Hey everyone we are working on updating our log furniture website. Come to http://www.cedar-stuff.com tell us what you think.We enjoy working with the natural log items, we try not to alter the shape of the natural tree. we have used everything from tree roots to the top uper most twigs,I would like to start a blog on my work as we produce it.Say from how we gather and find the logs we use to how we clean and build with them. Right up to the finish. We do have a store front we sell out of als...

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The Craftsman's Path #56: Sculpted Rocking Chair - Stock Prep, Layout and Rear Legs

02-16-2009 11:48 PM by Mark Mazzo | 2 comments »

I’m finally making the time to do a sculpted rocking chair in the Sam Maloof style. This is something that I’ve wanted to do for a long time. I just had to clear the way of other projects in porder to get to this one! You can follow along as I build this piece. The first post is on my blog now. Thanks for reading!

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An artists perspective #2: Sharpening Straight chisels

02-16-2009 11:42 PM by kolwdwrkr | 5 comments »

To start this off I want to say that I am in no way an expert sharpener. The method I am going to describe is the way I do it with the equipment that I have. There are many methods of work, as well as different tools and jigs to make the process easier. The method I am going to share is using a sharpening wheel and water stones. Tools needed:Wet grinder (this tool is not necessary for sharpening. If you do not have the machine skip that step of the process)800 grit water stone1200 grit wa...

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Interesting Guitar Design

02-16-2009 11:33 PM by Dr_Unix | 8 comments »

I came across an interesting guitar design on Yanko Design and was wondering what woodworkers and guitar players think. Does anyone see any problems with the design? Would it play, sound the same as a normally shaped electric guitar?

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