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A Butt Hinge Mortise

07-18-2010 05:22 PM by thewoodwhisperer | 8 comments »

While building my 6-panel cabinet recently (pictured left), I decided to capture the process of mortising for a butt hinge. With a router, a small straight bit, a chisel, and some careful layout, you’ll find mortising for hinges to be fun and easy. These simple tips will make the process much easier:- Create some sort of story stick for repeatability.- Use a marking gauge and knife to scribe the hinge locations for ultimate accuracy.- Use a router remove the bulk of the material at a consi...

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just browsing for ideas

07-18-2010 03:32 PM by BigTiny | 6 comments »

Greetings group Since joining here, I’ve been browsing through all the old projects and videos looking for ideas and inspiration.So far, I’ve gone through all the videos and over 800 pages of the projects. Haven’t gone past the title blurb on a lot of them, but any that caught my eye I went into and viewed or read.Some VERY nice stuff here!I never new there were so many ways to make a cutting board, and each one nicer than the last.As for the jigs, if I built just the on...

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Quick Tip- Making an oval

07-18-2010 01:53 PM by bigchopperoo | 8 comments »

Here’s an old fashion way to make an oval for your woodworking projects.On a side note, Bret mention last week that Safety Dan injuired himself. This was true. A 50lb pipe fell 12 feet and hit him in the head. He was knock unconscious. When he came to, he had temporary vision loss. He’s doing really well now. He insisted on making another video. We all made sure Safety Dan was completely checked out at two different hospitals. So let’s give him a hand. Long live Safety DAN!

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #45: A New Way of Thinking Can Open Many Doors

07-18-2010 01:30 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 6 comments »

It is amazing how sometimes you can envision a project before it is created and it comes out exactly as you thought it would. My leaf candle tray was like that. I saw it long before it was ever created and when I was finished it was astonishingly close to the picture I had in my mind of what it would look like. There are other times, however, when you know you want “something” but you aren’t exactly sure what that something is going to look like. It is as if you can se...

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Adventures into recycling

07-18-2010 01:29 PM by charlie48 | 8 comments »

A few weeks ago I had some trees removed that were crowding and leaning towards the house,so I thought I would take a few more from the wooded area back of the shop to justify bringing in a sawyer(,about 1,500 bd.ft.)The call come yesterday,the sawyer had a three day window and could start Monday, then it hit me, I just jumped knee deep into something I had little idea of what to do.So I’m reaching out to all my fellow LJ’s on ideas.The plan is to air dry,so short of building ...

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What a trip.

07-18-2010 12:02 PM by Eagle1 | 6 comments »

What a trip. But it was well worth it. I got the bandsaw home. My cousin and I had a heck of a time getting the 420 Lbs. of Machine out of his truck. he has a rubber mat in the bed of the truck. We got it out then we had to slide it about half way into the garage so we could stand it up so I could close the garage door. It about wore us both out. I had a blast going down to get it. My cousin also took me by his lake place to see it. He thought that he had seen it. Over all a long but great da...

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Going to local shows. #22: Adelaide, South Australia... this week...

07-18-2010 10:55 AM by degoose | 10 comments »

Hi Guys .. As I am off to Adelaide in South Aussie this week for the big Timber and Working with Wood Show…... I will not be posting anything… till my return… next Monday… Just to let you all know why I am not going to be active here on LJs I have been busy in the back yard for the last few days… getting the gardens and lawn up to date … My excuse for not posting.. although I have made quite a few new projects…Inspired by both SPalm and MaryAnne. ...

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Technique #2: Layout Tips

07-18-2010 08:38 AM by DoctorDan | 4 comments »

When laying or marking out a project, depending on the task at hand I’ve been known to use a carpenters pencil, a mechanical pencil, a blue pen, a piece of chalk, and a marking knife. As I had the camera in the shop for a few progress pics of the shaker table I took a couple of photos to show how I attempt to accurately mark out cuts. Step 1: The Marking KnifeThe marking knife is the most accurate as it leaves the thinnest line. It also has the advantage that you can place a chisel e...

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going green #2: Jay Shafer's tiny house

07-18-2010 07:49 AM by Gary Fixler | 8 comments »

Meet Tumbleweed, Jay Shafer’s 89 square foot house, which he built himself, learning how to do so as he went. Unlike me, who always needs more space, Jay loves living small and wouldn’t go back to “living big.” The house has lead to a business, the Tumbleweed Tiny House Company, and he’s able to cart his house like a trailer right to job sites, or anywhere else he wants to go. Though I couldn’t live this way, I would love for all the people who wouldn...

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Extremely Average #197: Wanting and Doing are Different Animals

07-18-2010 05:20 AM by Ecocandle | 2 comments »

Hello All, I had some success, I had some failure. In the end, I was a bit smarter. So that is a pretty good day, I would say. I had fun in the shop, but it didn’t go exactly as I had planned. Brian

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