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SawStop #1: The Arrival

03-31-2010 04:28 AM by Don | 15 comments »

I finally got fed up with my cheap General hybrid table saw. It’s been a good saw for the money but I was a professional wood worker long enough to know the difference between it and a good cabinet saw and I was never very happy with it. I ordered the SawStop Professional cabinet saw from my local WoodCraft store a couple days ago and it arrived today:

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006: pallet wood cutting board #3: cleaned up, ready for final shaping and finishing

03-31-2010 03:59 AM by Gary Fixler | 8 comments »

Well, it’s a lot nicer than it was where I left off yesterday. The router bridge (seen at the end of this post) is such a nice way to plane things, and I’ve thought of some ideas that might make setup a lot easier. I’ve moved up to a 5/8” or maybe 3/4” bit and it makes planing a lot faster. Too, I found that just putting masking tape along the bottom edges, curved to stick to the workbench is more than adequate as a hold down until I come up with a better solu...

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Part 2 - The Bed is Finished #2: Pics of the Completed Project

03-31-2010 01:26 AM by davidroberts | 7 comments »

Last night I started this blog. You can see Part 1 here: I started with the footboard and almost screwed it up. I thought dousing it with stripper could melt the glue. I had been told that professional refinishers will sometimes not dip old pieces in fear the piece will fall apart. So I scrubbed with denatured alcohol and scraped and sanded for days. Then I got brave, bought a gallon of STRYPEEZE paint and varnish (and shellac) r...

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New Workbench #2: Starting on the Bench Top

03-31-2010 12:16 AM by michaelray | 2 comments »

From Sawdust I’ve posted the latest progress on my new workbench project over on my personal blog. Work has started on laminating the wood for the top. Thanks for looking.

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My Hand Tool Journey #6: Santa Is Early This Year!

03-30-2010 10:39 PM by Kent Shepherd | 19 comments »

I got my mail today and could not believe what came. The label was hand written which confused me since most things to the store are from businesses. Then I saw who it was from—-David “patron” in New Mexico. Of course then I began to get excited. It didn’t matter what it was, it had to be good. I mean, who wouldn’t want to get a package from such a great Lumberjock. Obviously, I was totally shocked by such a kind gesture. I already knew David was a great guy....

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Check out my latest vid

03-30-2010 09:40 PM by davemoorefurniture | 13 comments »

I am new to lumberjocks and was recommended by a current user. Check out this video I made that shows how to use hand tools to inlay a design in stringing.

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Cribbage Table Plans

03-30-2010 08:55 PM by Al | 2 comments »

Hi to all. I’m looking for plans to build a cribbage table… a novice, I think I could do this without plans but I wouldn’t mind a saftey net. Since I can’t seem to find plans for a table (tons for the board itself) I was hoping that someone might lead me to a site with some plans. Thanks for the assist. Al

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Why did I choose the nickname Jawhorse?

03-30-2010 08:41 PM by Mark Whitsitt | 3 comments »

Well, strictly speaking, it was an accident, but I decided to keep it anyway. All of the good names are already taken, and I’m really no good at generating clever and creative nicknames. So, I was looking at a couple of pictures to upload to a Project page, and I saw my new Jawhorse in one of the pics. I wondered if that name was taken, and obviously, it wasn’t. So, not the optimal name, but fitting and one I can get used to. Here is my new Jawhorse used as a miter saw stan...

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good days ahead #1: part one of my return to woodworking

03-30-2010 03:41 PM by David "Lucky Dawg" Brown | 10 comments »

Friday we went to a Grand opening at Stillwater Building Company in Stillwater Oklahoma!Looked around at everything made a few new friends and contacts. My wife and I signed up for a drawing giveaway and I ordered some 1/8” birch plywood.Well yesterday which is monday I got the call and my wood was in and as soon as the workbuzzer blew the dust was flying in the parking lot and I was gone!!!!!!I got to Stillwater and picked my free huge thermos cup and Tshirt and tool bag I wonin the dr...

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techniques #5: Greasemonkey script: Flickr LumberJockifier

03-30-2010 11:48 AM by Gary Fixler | 5 comments »

Something that’s always important to me is efficiency. I’m a weird mix of lazy and hardworking. I’ll spend 10 hours coding up something that will save me days of work later, mostly because I get bored of having to do the same steps over and over again. I post a lot of pictures here on LumberJocks, and my method is usually to pop off a tab with Flickr in it, move that new window to a separate monitor, then in my new post back in the first window type !()!: on its own line whe...

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