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Hand-cut dovetails #2: “Cutting to the line”

2077 days ago by Al Navas | 4 comments »

From my blog: This one is for Betsy, at Betsy has had trouble cutting to the line when hand-cutting dovetails. Therefore, she would like to improve the fit, by making sure to better cut to the line. I promised I would try to document how I do it. I found that using either the index finger fingernail, or the thumb fingernail, to create a “fence” for the saw, works best for me. Threrefore, I first place the fingernail exactly on the line, and then I place the saw on th...

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Woodworking in America 2008 #9: WIA: Part 2 of 3 - Forgotten Workbenches and Workholding

2077 days ago by Al Navas | 1 comment »

From my blog: In this video episode Christopher Schwarz, Editor of Popular Woodworking and Woodworking Magazine, presents, discusses, and points out pros and cons of several benches and their features: 1. The European bench: He is not happy with this form, but also is not anti-European-form. His problem with this one: People take old principles and apply them to other benches. He likes to apply the kitchen door test (typical sizes we work on) and the kitchen carcase test (pushes him to na...

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Oh the Travestry!!!

2077 days ago by woodyoda | 5 comments »

I am in the just beginning stage of making my workshop….after many years of wandering the non-woodworking world. Yes, I have come to my senses, and am coming home. I decided to start doing my projects, with wood saved from the brink of certain destruction. In the area where I live, there are many many orchards…...walnut, almond, peach, cherry, apricot etc, etc. A regular smorges’board’ of woods and root buroughs. And this is the time of pruning, for next year. ...

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Carpe Mens Mentis #2: Learning More About Sketchup

2077 days ago by ChrisCook | 5 comments »

With a lot of help from DaveR, I have started to learn a little bit about using sketchup. After finishing my fence layout in sketchup I decided to try my hand at designing a little rover robot. This was a much more challenging project than my previous one. It was a fun experience, and I plan to start getting more complex in my designs as I am slowly learning how to create my Army of digital minions! Har Har Har! This little one is a roving video bot. The two antennas on the back are for co...

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New Guy

2077 days ago by PlainsCraftsman | 15 comments »

I just stumbled across this website while looking at boxmaking. I’m making a couple of baseball display boxes for Christmas gifts. I joined immediately. I reviewed several of the projects and am truly impressed. I will add photos of some of my projects at a later date. I just wanted to say nice work!

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Too Long out of the Shop

2077 days ago by DannyBoy | 1 comment »

So, I have basically just spent the entire fall season using my shop as a storage place for my living room while my wife and I renovated. We went to the bare walls, rewired, insulated, and everything else. And finally I am done! (Actually, I still have some crown molding to put up, but I feel done.) Now, I have finally gotten back into the shop to do a few minor projects including a Christmas gift (more to come on that later). I have to say, it is nice to be back down there. Although, I...

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Recommendations for Books I Haven't Read - from Furnitude

2077 days ago by Furnitude | 2 comments »

From my blog, Furnitude, here’s a post recommending three woodworking-related books.

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Wood Magazine Display Case #3: Pins or Standards...its all clear in the end....

2077 days ago by depictureboy | 2 comments »

Ok, I have been agonizing over this for a bit now…Shelf pins or just use a standard….I dont have the equipment to ensure good accuracy(drill press or skill hehe) so I was thinking I would just break down and route a dado and put in shelf standards…not as classy, but workable…what do you all think?

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Resume,If you have hired someone before please read

2077 days ago by Joshua Howe | 22 comments »

Okay this maybe odd but, I have tried to get into a few different shops. I worked in one for a little while and I loved it but, I was working on commission and was having problems getting payed by the owner. My question is about my resume. I have always been very creative and know that I can do what ever a job would require. I also know the economy is in a hole right now. But I am going to post my resume and I would love some feed back. Please be very critical. I am an artist and have ...

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2077 days ago by BarryW | 7 comments »

121 woodworkers have donated to this website out of over 6,500 woodworkers who use it. I won’t say it.As a donor, I know that while my contribution wasn’t large…at least I contributed something. My return to viewing Lumberjocks started about a week ago when I came back to this website after a hiatus from my shop, etc…family needs and such. Again, I was inspried to do something more in my shop from what I saw here. I’m “one-man-power” and not perf...

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