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Jigs and techniques #2: Tenon Jig Measuring Stick

05-10-2010 03:53 AM by GregD | 6 comments »

Here is another “dial indicator on a stick” idea. This one is for making measurements when using a tenoning jig. BTW, click on the images to see the uncropped originals. The commercial tenoning jig that I recently bought from Rockler looks like this: Notice that the sliding base remains above the sub base that is fixed to the miter slot runner. The cut line of the saw blade can be referenced to the edge of this fixed sub base and will not move nor be obstructed regardle...

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Bench #3: Today's progress & minor design changes

05-10-2010 03:18 AM by Dave T | 0 comments »

This project is coming along quite nicely. I am surprised how quick it’s coming together :). Today I finished the mortise I forgot to clean out, finshed fitting the mortises and did another dry first. before continueing. Everything fit pretty well. So on to shaping the top rail. Did my layout and everything and was talking to my wife about the project, well lo and behold she has a little bit of an idea. She has some candle sticks with stars on them and she thought we should contin...

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Charles Neil build along mahogany lowboy "series" #5: week

05-10-2010 02:39 AM by a1Jim | 12 comments »

Charles Neil lowboy build-along, #5 Last week, we progressed on our lowboy project and the making of our cabriole leg, where we roughed in our foot and pad on the lathe. A couple of points I’d like to make about turning the foot, is that when placed in the lathe, the blank is mounted in the lathe, off-center, so you need to check the clearance on the lathe on more than one side, due to the fact that one side of the blank is much closer to the lathe, than of the other side. Another is...

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Bathroom Vanity Mirror #1: Roughing out

05-09-2010 09:31 PM by mpmitche | 0 comments »

I had some time today where I couldn’t work on the baby craddle so I decided to get started roughing out the bathroom vanity. I’ve had a chunk of oak in the garage for years that fit the bill perfectly. It was all hand cut with my two old jackson backsaws and a cheap harbor frieght panel say that I recut the teeth on for ripping. (if anyone wants to send me a nice panel saw it would not go amiss ;)). Here is the design I came up with Here are the pieces cut and here is ...

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Blanket chest #1: Three blanket chests for my grand Daughters

05-09-2010 09:08 PM by sandhill | 7 comments »

I am building my first blanket chest and I started with the top. After putting the top together for a dry fit and everything fitting real good I numbered 1 to 1, 2 to 2 etc and glued it up clamped it. Satisfied everything was lined up I came inside to get out of the Fl. heat. After about three hours I went back and un-clamped it and noticed one miter was open I’m a bit upset with the outcome and can’t figure out what to do to fix it other than just cut it back and start over. Does...

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New kid on the block - greetings from the bottom end of Africa

05-09-2010 06:04 PM by Div | 15 comments »

Hi all. I’ve just joined Lumberjocks and hope to show some of what we get up to here in South Africa, where I live. I need to find my feet on the site first and I know a hell of a lot less about computers than I do wood! I shall learn!Thanks to Max, a1Jim, Bureaucrat and WistysWoodworkingWonders for the welcome.

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Testing Creative Commons Licensing code on LJ Blogs...

05-09-2010 05:58 PM by Mark Whitsitt | 19 comments »

Ok, so I’m not typically litigious, and I’m happy to share images of the things I work on, but lately, I’m finding that covering my @$$ legally makes more and more sense… (it hasn’t been a friendly business year…) So, I’m going to start licensing my images using the Creative Commons license, and here I’m testing HTML code generated by Here’s a image of a drawing I made last night to visualize cutting an isosceles/eq...

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Homedepot and Veterans.

05-09-2010 05:55 PM by paplou | 3 comments »

Homedepot gives a discount for veterans. i happen to find out when to check out lady seen my Verteran card when i took out my debt card. Saved me 21.00. Hope this can save you some money.

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Bench #2: Tenon's and first dry fit

05-09-2010 05:18 PM by Dave T | 0 comments »

With the rocking chairs out of the way I can now move on to items on my honey do list. Made some good progress yesterday. All the tenons on back rails and bottom aprons. When I cut all the mortises I missed one. I roughed it our, but didn’t finish cleaning it out (the one on the left in the picture so I have one more mortise and tenon to fit. With that said I did a dry fit. Thanks for reading

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Upping the game with a new card table! #3: The demilunes

05-09-2010 05:10 PM by Builder_Bob | 0 comments »

Time to make the table top. Two tops actually, each a half circle. Two demilunes (half-moons). They fold together for a nice demilune wall table and swing into a full circle when the piece is converted into a game table. Picking out the mahogany boards. Board Buddies, don’t saw anything without them. Throw them a few biscuits for good measure. Notice the oddly colored board on the far right. This board would become my nemesis. I tried the “tape over the...

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