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tragedies #2: National Lampoon's Economic Downturn Vacation

10-01-2009 05:02 AM by Gary Fixler | 20 comments »

I work in video games, and it’s seemed this year to be pretty immune to the recession. Kids always want their video games, and when you can’t do much else, like building that addition, or moving to a new place, picking up a game or two to play away the misery is a comforting alternative. Or so we thought. Looks like it’s finally trickled up, or down, or sideways, and as such, we had The Meeting today. While not officially laid off, I’m on ‘forced vacation&#...

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Misc. #1: Hello from South Dakota

10-01-2009 04:49 AM by Northerner | 4 comments »

Hi everyone and welcome to my blog!i have been on the net since 1992, i have been a member of many forums of all types,i have designed a few websites for myself and others and i hate to admit it that this ismy first blog. i just don’t know that much about them but from what i can tell its just anelectronic diary of sorts? anyway, i’m 43 and retired on disability as a machinist. i used to be into golfing and alsocompetitive archery (SD indoor champ BHFS) but now i’m just a...

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Is this good? and strong enough for veneering work?

10-01-2009 03:43 AM by RBWoodworker | 2 comments »

I am about to purchase this but am trying to find out if this particular pump is good for veneering work and forms? I have seen pumps that deliver 6+ CFM and think that’s good..anyone familuar with this stuff, can you please advise asap..I’m suppose to look at it tomorrow..I want the best I can afford and for it to last and work well.. http://www.drillspot.com/products/35791/Gast_0523-101Q-G582DX_Vacuum_Pump

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TILE WAITING FOR A FRAME #4: walnut oak frame alcohol dye and oil stained

10-01-2009 03:24 AM by Dan'um Style | 14 comments »

really jazzed up oil stain. dry in about an hour ...couple hours later …...

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Woodworking vacation #18: Day three - dovetails with Frank Klauz

10-01-2009 02:53 AM by Betsy | 5 comments »

It only keeps getting better and better. Today was a very interesting day – not just for the woodworking but for the conversation and friendly interaction. Kelly always has a “reception” on Wednesday evening – just sit around a talk with one another with some wine or beer and some great finger food to share. Tonight was extra special as we had a well known woodworker drop in for some chat. Don Weber dropped by and it was fascinating listening to him talk about his work...

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A journey into the workshop. #13: Got the tool stacking system in place.

10-01-2009 02:01 AM by dbhost | 5 comments »

Simply put, I took sheathing grade ply, cut it into 18×24” panels, drilled holes and counterbores for mounting hardware for my bench top tools, and mounted that all up on Rubbermaid adjustable closet shelf hardware… The panels are sized so that I can simply clamp them down to my workbench and get to work, which is awfully handy since that is where the dust collector is plumbed near… Now to dismount the old mounting boards from the tool stands, and get ready to t...

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Gettin' fixina tune up my Unisaw #14: Checking blade runout

09-30-2009 10:43 PM by Bothus | 3 comments »

Hi All, Since I will have to work late tonight and tomorrow night, I went over on my lunch hour and double checked the runout after cleaning the arbor. Then I checked it with a blade mounted too! Oh, the exciting news is that I ordered a helmet cam from amazon.idiots (I’m only kidding, I love them now). Rechecking the arbor runout after cleaning. Checking the blade runout. Enjoy! ;;J

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From plansnow.com plan

09-30-2009 09:09 PM by JohninSD | 6 comments »

I stumbled onto Lumberjocks while looking for inspiration to build a Tablesaw Workstation, something I’ve been meaning to do for 15 years or so. I have a Powermatic 64 Artisan saw and it has been on the original metal stand since I bought it. I added a router table to the right extension wing and put casters under it to supposedly make it easy to move around the shop (garage) but the weight of the router table made it seriously off balance and moving it often was a struggle. So I set o...

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The Michigan Lumberjock Picnic and Sawyer Adventure is a Go

09-30-2009 08:27 PM by jockmike2 | 8 comments »

We have the pavilion at Hawk Island County Park just off US127 in Lansing. We will eat, show each other what we brought to show if anything, gab, then head out to Ravenwood Farm. I spoke to the owner Kelvin today and he is more than happy to accomadate as many as comes out. The park is reserved for us, I would ask that we pass the hat since it was $50.00 ransom. Rick and I will arrange food and drink if anyone has a preference please let us know. You may want to bundle up as it will probably ...

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Milling #1: It begins....

09-30-2009 02:16 PM by Broda | 3 comments »

I think I mentioned in my last blog that I love hearing/reading/seeing about wood gloats and also logs to lumber blogs. I haven’t done much in the way of blogs but, better late than never. A few weeks ago, me and dad went wood cutting. I usually come along to look out for fallen trees to take home and stick on the lathe. Lucky I went this particular time.there was a tall skinny, and by that I mean about 20m tall by about 250mm diameter, unidentified tree laying over a track. someone ...

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