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New Router & deck completed

01-19-2009 08:56 PM by Jarod | 3 comments »

So I picked up the Freud router from HD that was posted here on LJ a few weeks ago for $99. Haven’t had much time to use it yet though. I spent this weekend building a 10×20 deck in my backyard. Real simple, 2×6s for the frame & 2×6x20’s for the surface. I’ll take pics later. Right now i’m sore as hell. The next task is to clean out my garage & build some storage & a table for my new router. I haven’t picked up any router bits ye...

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Red Oak Saddle Stand #1: My first attempt at an oak saddle stand

01-19-2009 08:34 PM by Merk | 3 comments »

Yesterday I bought my first saddle (for my Cowboy Action Shooting activities) and need a place to put it. So I went out and purchased some 1×3x6 Red Oak from Lowes, for the cross members. I had some 1×12x4 Red Oak already at the house so with those pieces I built a back, a front and cut all my cross member pieces (10 to be exact). Used a counterset on all the screw entry points and used 1×5/8 drywall screws (they bite very well). Today i am working on the stand – I wa...

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Let me see your Mag Switch Jigs

01-19-2009 06:23 PM by spaids | 5 comments »

The uses for these things seems endless. I WILL be picking some up within the next few weeks. Who wants to share their innovative mag Switch jigs with us? PS has anyone figured out a way to cut the perfect hole for these? I know a forstner bit seems like the way to go but the Mag switch has that one flat side which is an underutilized feature. I could cut the hole for this thing with a flat side the jigs from it would be that much more stable.

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David Marks Tour #2: David Marks Gallery Tour

01-19-2009 06:17 PM by thewoodwhisperer | 23 comments »

David Marks finishes up his tour with a review of his wood boiling apparatus (used for drying out turnings), and his art gallery. The gallery contains many beautiful pieces by David as well as other amazing woodworkers. David caps off the tour by showing us his skills on the drums! And believe it or not, we have a few outtakes! Also, David recently released his Scrapers DVD. It contains everything you need to know to properly sharpen card scrapers, cabinet scrapers, and gooseneck scr...

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Benchtop Tool Chest #1: Roughing it out

01-19-2009 06:04 PM by SPalm | 4 comments »

This is kind of random. I really want a small set of drawers on top of my bench for all the little stuff that accumulates. I want to make it attachable to the top and hang over the back by about a foot. This would allow me to remove it when needed and not take up too much space. Maybe it could attach using the dog holes, or maybe by some clamping fixture. Any ideas on this? I had built my bench with Douglas Fir 4×4s from Home Depot. I kept the cutoffs and decided to use them for...

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Why I live in Montana... #2: Living In Montana Slideshow

01-19-2009 07:08 AM by Todd A. Clippinger | 47 comments »

Montana I have been playing around with my MacBook slideshow program today. There are a couple of ways to create slideshows and I figured out the simple method first. I will move forward to using the more complicated program later. This is all leading up to me using the many still shots I have of my projects and using voice-over narration to share the construction details. For now I have assembled a slideshow of the beautiful area that I live. If images from the movie “A River ...

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Decided to wait on the lathe :)

01-19-2009 04:32 AM by twig | 5 comments »

I’ve thought about this a lot and I decided that I am not quite ready to work with a lathe yet. I’ve only been at this wood working thing half a year now, and I always want to run before I learn to crawl, lol, so I decided to hold off and get more comfortable with the wood and the tools I have and I will get a lathe and nice tools for it when I am more experienced and have more confidence. I ended up getting a band saw and a belt/disc sander that will help me a lot in my growi...

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Sewing Center #2

01-19-2009 04:18 AM by robbi | 3 comments »

Well, I bought all the wood for this project a couple weeks ago and I always have a hard time cutting large pieces straight because my table saw didn’t have a very long fence. I bought a large one about two years ago, was kind of intimidated to try putting it on, but I finally did. I had to put a new arbor on my table saw too, the pulley that holds the belt kept working it’s way off, so when I ordered that part, since I couldn’t use the saw, it was a good time to put the n...

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Walnut Hall Table #2: Processing Raw Walnut

01-19-2009 04:17 AM by johngoes | 2 comments »

Several months ago a coworker clued me in to a craigslist walnut entry. We went and checked it out and I decided to buy two of the 5 boards. With jigsaw and bandsaw I converted two large raw walnut boards to pieces sized for the various components of the Walnut Hallway Table I’ll build. I left everything in the original 8/4 thickness and stickered them for a couple weeks until they settle into their new sizes. Raw Walnut Boards I set up saw horses and rollers to support the boards...

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01-19-2009 03:41 AM by shack | 3 comments »

I guess you could say I have been lurking lately. Some of you may remember I started selling boats part time over a year ago. My income from woodworking was not quite what I needed to survive so I started suplementing it. 3yrs of living off just what I made doing woodworking was getting tight. The good news is selling boats part time has been good too me. It allowed me too still do woodworking and gave me the money to rebuild the bottom half of an old 2 story barn behind my house. Well its al...

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