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A definitive source on how to use handtools

01-16-2009 06:30 PM by marcb | 2 comments »

A while back while scrounging around in Chicago used book stores I found a couple of OLD books on woodworking. I had always wanted to really see how people learned how to use hand tools back when that was the only option so I picked them up. They where not in great condition, so I was a little scared to actually read them. They ended up on the bookshelf in a protective shield and sat there looking cool. I finally came up with the idea of scanning them and getting a professional printi...

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Pythagorias would be proud of this Display Shelf #1: Design Phase - Sketchup

01-16-2009 05:11 PM by depictureboy | 3 comments »

Well while I am waiting for the glass for my wifes display case, I am working on designing my daughters shelf for her room. She has a ton of webkinz, and she also has some glass dolls that were my wife’s. The dog is able to get on her bed and pull down the webkinz(bad very bad..eheh) so I am tasked with designing a shelf system that will help even out the density of the toys. Right now they are all piled on top of each other and fall down all the time(also making them an easy target for...

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An Inexpensive Workbench #1: base complete & hand planing the top

01-16-2009 08:11 AM by Rob | 16 comments »

I’ve been working on a new bench and thought I’d share the progress in case anyone is interested. I read Scott Landis’ Workbench book and a few excerpts from the Swartz’s book and I’ve come up with this. I’ve totally cheaped-out so far, and so far no regrets. Everything accept the vise faces is going to be constuction lumber; 2×6’s and 2×4’s (where I come from these are made from Spruce). $60 is the total bill for the base and top ...

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milling rought lumber

01-16-2009 04:25 AM by teenagewoodworker | 21 comments »

Hey Everyone, in this video i go over milling rough lumber. just to show you that you don’t need a big jointer and all that stuff to get acceptable results. that with a benchtop planer you can get acceptable results too. this is just how i do it and there are plenty of ways out there but this is how it works and has worked for me so i am showing it to you. so here it is! so i hope that everyone liked it. next time i will be doing surface prep on this poplar. i do my surfac...

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New shop under construction #7: Things are coming together

01-16-2009 03:34 AM by Loogie | 11 comments »

I’ve been working on/in the shop all fall and things are taking shape. My next major project is to build Bob's Bench to replace my existing bench. I’ll then move my old bench under the window in the back corner. After that I’m going to build a low assembly table. Third on the list is some rolling storage carts under the stairs to maximize that space. For now, I’m pretty happy with the way things are coming together. One lesson learned is that it helps to have...

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Who was the First LJ member

01-16-2009 02:52 AM by jim1953 | 19 comments »

Who is the first lumberjock I Dont know do youI do know that Martin is #1 but who is #2Thanks

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Complete Shop Remodel #1: Down to business

01-16-2009 12:00 AM by jackd942 | 4 comments »

After considering a complete shop remodel for a couple of years now (seriously for the last year), I have decided to bite the bullet and go for it. One of the first things I did was to make a trip to Grizzly in Springfield, MO (about 4 hours from my house) and purchase a few new tools. I purchased a 2hp dust collector a 3hp cabinet saw, 17” extreme series bandsaw and a very large 15” planer on an enclosed base. I also bought some other shop items, but these were the big ticket ite...

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01-15-2009 11:54 PM by Emeralds | 2 comments »

Here’s another project I took on in hopes of challenging myself to step-up my game by trying things I had not yet tried. This piece involved a lot of very small mortise and tenon joints, a type of joinery with which I had little experience, having never cut a true “hidden” mortise and having employed only thru tenons which I produced exclusively with the aid of my trusty power tools. This design however called for twenty six “mini” MT joints ( ¼”-x- ¾” tenons) that needed to be cut by hand. N...

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Projects #1: future projects

01-15-2009 11:47 PM by Jacob Deis | 1 comment »

Here are a couple of projects I’ve been working on.The first link is a shaker inspired side table I’m going to make for my g/f.The second is a cabinet for my table table saw and router with a fence made from extruded aluminum.

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Rockin' Ride #5: Finishing and final assembly

01-15-2009 06:27 AM by kshipp | 2 comments »

Refers to project posted here. The dry fit passed inspection from my quality inspector so it was time to move on to finishing. I disassembled it to three major components and put on Minwax Dark Walnut Stain. Of course I did this on my finishing/pool table. You can see the unstained head sitting on the table also. I installed the handle in the head with glue and two finish nails through the edge to hold it steady. I am using Waterlox Original Medium as a sealer and it’...

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