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The Craftsman's Path #48: Three Pillars of Design - Part 3 Proportion

2085 days ago by Mark Mazzo | 0 comments »

Continuing the series with Graham Blackburn’s third pillar of design: Proportion. This new post on my blog discusses some great design paradigms for use when developing a new furniture design. Take a look and let me know what you think. Thanks for reading!

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What I learned today

2085 days ago by KnickKnack | 2 comments »

What I learned today (or more accurately, what I observed today – only time will tell if I’ve actually learned anything) 1. As they say in financial circles – “past performance is no guarantee of future performance”. In my case this translates into “where the garage roof leaked yesterday is no indication of where it will leak today”. Some of my wood got wet – not serious, but annoying – I was looking forward to a happy day of sanding (yeah, right), but the rain put ...

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2085 days ago by MSgtStetson | 6 comments »

Hey, does anyone know of a software program for woodworking that isn’t to expensive or compicated that would be good for the beginner????? Thanks all…..

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LumberJocks Rocks!

2085 days ago by robbinscabin | 6 comments »

I found this site accidentally…Boy, I love accidents like this! This site is so awesome for a newbie woodworker. The welcome I’ve received here has been tremendous! I’ve spent way to much time browsing through projects. I have found many great creations that have inspired me to try new projects of my own. I have learned so much just by hanging out here. I have browsed through a bunch of the videos and am now ready to try inlay and dovetails. All of which scared the be...

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Shop Organization #2: Wall Slat Organizers

2085 days ago by SteveKorz | 18 comments »

OK. Let me start by saying that my shop is a disaster. More like a DIE-saster. You walk in and it’s much like a bad natual disaster, or war zone- and it’s actually gotten dangerous. I’ve lived out of those bucket buddies for years, and quite frankly, I just have never quite been able to get organized. I like to do things with a certain amount of frugality… recycling everything I can and not buying new stuff. If I have it, and can use it, and it works, I’m...

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Tool box for the tool box #3: Tool Tray

2085 days ago by bayspt | 0 comments »

So after the previous attempt I decided to lay off a day and make the tool tray. I wanted to throw in a few pics of my new tools too. Got these two for free. (if you don”t count the many nights spent away from my family to get enough Holiday Inn points for $800 at Lowe’s) This was my first attempt at box joints, and my dado set for the TS cost all of $40. Flat bottomed they are not, but I was ok with them all the same. Took a lot of setup with the jig, but it worked beautiful ...

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Google Sketchup - Come Along for the Ride #33: Cutting board second try

2085 days ago by Betsy | 6 comments »

OK – now with the able help of DaveR and Scott – I’ve managed to get some wood textures into my materials folder and have redone my cutting board. What do you think of this layout. I’m not sure I like it – alternating cherry on top, then walnut with a maple strip between. But I honestly don’t have much of any eye for things – combinations (clothes shopping involves see what the manequins (?) are wearing and picking that! – true confession). ...

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Building a Yacht Tender

2086 days ago by BigBob | 11 comments »

I’m really enjoying this site, and I thought you all might like to see something a little different and what it takes to build a small yacht tender. Boat building is totally different from cabinetmaking, as nothing is square, everything is on different plane, and it takes some practise to learn to make compound curves that are pleasing to the eye. We call it a ” fair” curve.This is a 10 ft yacht tender that I built for a friends sailboat. I also made them a ships wheel and ...

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2086 days ago by Cindi | 1 comment »

Tim, the website is great! I’ve given it out to friends and family and they were very impressed. You’ll be hearing from me in the future…

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Restoring a Vintage Jointer

2086 days ago by BigBob | 18 comments »

One of the machines on my wish list for my work shop was a jointer. I had a planer and wanted a big jointer to be able to save money on rough boards and to be able to mill to any size I needed fro my projects. The 8” jointers I was interested in were all thousands of dollars, way beyond my means. I started to research older cast iron machines and went searching for one I could restore.I bought a 1950, Northfield 8 inch jointer on the “bay” for $800. The machine was just past...

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