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Getting Started #1: Passing time until I can get to work...

02-10-2009 04:46 AM by Tim | 6 comments »

On the off chance that anyone is interested, and because I’m new to blogs and facebook format, I’ll just plunge ahead and start blogging away and begging for advice on woodworking. I’m just getting started with woodworking as a hobby. That’s bad and good. Bad because a demanding avocation like woodworking is intimidating for someone who hates to make mistakes. Good because I have wanted to do this for years and I have been assembling my tools slowly but carefully. ...

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Game Board #2: Template done

02-10-2009 04:30 AM by Rustic | 0 comments »

Well, I finally finished the template for the game board and attatched it to a piece of birch plywood 3/4 inch. Tomorrow I am going to start routing the holes. It took me 2 days to get my Porter Cable router set up for the task. Talked to my cousins wife today. She wants this one and about 3 more ready for a trip to Florida in April. I told her that I could possibly have them ready for her. She also asked if I could carve a saying onto the bottom of the board. I told her that I could wood ...

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Murphey Bed

02-10-2009 02:20 AM by prez | 9 comments »

Well, I’ve taken the plunge….I ordered the hardware for my murphey bed from Lee Valley. First task is to read and review the CD about 5 times to get a feel of what I need to do next. Something like “measure twice , cut once!” I hope my workshop is big enough for me to assemble this unit. Anyway, stay tuned…will have pictures next time…..maybe :-)

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02-09-2009 09:14 PM by Jayjaylove | 3 comments »

Hi! I was looking forward to spending more time crafting this year, but we were hit with a suffocating economy and our daughter’s medical costs. We had to relocate for various reasons, housing costs, job availability, health coverage, general survival and happiness…However, we had to give up a few things: Like the shop! And studio space! But, there are more important things in life and they all call me Mom. I did finish my bachelor’s degree in Creative Writing and my last...

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Lumber #2: Shorts, and a T

02-09-2009 06:28 PM by PurpLev | 18 comments »

I’ve got the shorts sorted out, but still don’t have a T ruler… one step at a time. So I took the table saw, shop vac, outfeed roller, and everything else that was in the way out of the garage and started organizing the stack of shorts I got. to the ordinary person passing by, I might have looked like a psycho – cleaning board by board with compressed air to clean the wood – from the wood dust on it (these all came from a manufacturing shop and were covered...

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Unisaw rebuilt project! #5: Font Rail install!

02-09-2009 05:34 PM by Beginningwoodworker | 5 comments »

I got the front rail install today I went to my local hardware store and got the bolts! I need to find some screws for the tube and back rail. So I have to make another trip to my local hardware store.

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Finishing #2: Become your own mixologist

02-09-2009 04:48 PM by TampaTom | 3 comments »

The coolest job in any restaurant belongs to the bartender. Sure, the chef gets the credit for the outstanding meal, the maître d’ for the ambiance of the place and the wait staff for the overall dining experience. But, when people want to have fun and strike up a conversation, they turn to the bartender. Think Isaac on the Love Boat. Tom Cruise in that stinkin’ movie about being a bartender. “Yes, Mr. Bond would like his martini shaken, not stirred, Mr. Sinatra wants a highball, an...

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Garage Re-Do #9: Progress -- Sweet, sweet, PROGRESS!

02-09-2009 04:15 PM by MyOldGarage | 1 comment »

The pictures don’t tell the whole tale, but they give you a glimpse. I wish we had a time lapse version of what’s happening in the garage, but I’m not taking the time to setup a web cam there. You can see the progress for yourself: And as you can see . . . it’s actually pretty close to my model. For right now we’re going back into a defensive mode and getting projects that were started (aka – the trash can holder) done and off ...

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The Non-Electric Chair #12: Breaking out the Beech - Part 2

02-09-2009 12:08 PM by lethentymill | 1 comment »

I have to “rough cut” the curved pieces of the chair now and, to come back to the jig-saw question, you can’t use a jigsaw to cut a curve in 90mm beech. Admittedly it’s not very easy with a bowsaw but it is possible. What if you halved the piece of 90mm wood, cut it with a jigsaw, and glued it back together again? – Yes, you could do that; but there isn’t a jigsaw in Mr Wake’s box, nor is there a power point in the shed. End of discussion. The other alternative, if you remain uninspired...

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shop improvements #1: Air filter

02-09-2009 11:45 AM by JMB | 5 comments »

Drove out to Geneva today to pick up an air filtration unit for the new workshop. The painters have been complaining about sawdust in their art (oops). The fellow I bought it from built it himself from scratch. Despite that, it is very well designed, probably better than most manufactured units. Twin filters (intake and outtake), fan and motor completely removable for service without pulling any wires or bolts, and it is pre-wired for low and high speeds with the flip of a switch. Only ...

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