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01-11-2010 07:49 PM by Moron | 9 comments »

When I built my shop, like so many others, I simply ran out of money to do everything I wanted like windows. I wound up making 3 windows, all very small and framed in the hole but now I broke the nbank and bought one window…....4 to go. I love the view > now my outlaws cant sneak up an me, I can see who’s coming >

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Ripped pants

01-11-2010 05:38 PM by David Craig | 10 comments »

Ahhh, the holiday season is over and work can continue at a more normal pace (whatever that is) and I can’t help but reflect on a dilemma I run into every holiday and gift giving event day…the subject of clothes. I get a request every now and again for a list of items I need for birthdays and holidays. Of course the answer is always “tools” and the requester will receive catalogs and links to online resources with the items I have on my “to buy” list clearl...

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Shaker Oval Boxes #1: A whole new angle on woodworking

01-11-2010 05:32 PM by Andy Brownell | 12 comments »

I recently came back from a woodworking class with Dale Barnard in Paoli, IN this weekend where he taught me how to make a set of five Shaker oval nesting boxes in cherry. Dale’s workshop is set up to build just about anything, and he offers some pretty awesome classes for beginner through advanced woodworkers. Initially, I was surprised at how relatively simple the construction a set of one of these seemed to be. I guess that is pretty standard for anything from the Shakers. Howeve...

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Daily Update #27: January 11, 2010

01-11-2010 04:38 PM by Chris Davis | 0 comments »

What’s happening in the shop for January 11, 2010 . Today I’ll be in the shop by myself. I’ll be working on a couple murphy beds for Cordes that will go together. I will then build some casegoods to match a football bed. For missed video and building pictures see my Current Projects link at or Watch us live: <div></div>

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Don't you love surprises????

01-11-2010 09:35 AM by degoose | 26 comments »

I got home from work this afternoon with a lot of things to do… I had been down to the Mechanics to see if the old black ute had arrived from the panel beaters..Not yet.. tomorrow… Its a 1962 Ford Falcon… full bare metal respray… all the mechanical and rubbers and suspension and brakes and interior have been replaced or reconditioned.. and new badges….will post pics if you want when I get it back…. picked up some XXXX Gold coolaid and checked My emails̷...

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Wood Art #3: What to do with old drawers...

01-11-2010 08:03 AM by Gary Fixler | 8 comments »

This is a few years old now, but I just found it last night, and thought it was clever and attractive in an eclectic way. The two-woman team of wis design shop flea markets for old, abandoned, and out-of-style drawers, then build custom melamine chests to fit them in a project they call Decades. More of their modern funiture here, with a project similar to Decades being Collect, but with newly created drawers.

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Double Dovetail Box #2: Cutting the first set of dovetails

01-11-2010 07:26 AM by Don | 2 comments »

I’m not planning on going into all the gory details about how to cut the dovetails, that would be a lengthy blog by itself and it’s highly dependant on your choice of jigs or hand tools. I use a Porter Cable Omnijig but I’m sure any jig capable of making a half blind dovetail will suffice. If there’s enough requests then I may do another blog on that or could go into more detail on this one. Step 1: Clean up the glue from the boards that you glued the corner pieces ...

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The American Craftsman WorkShop #20: A Little OCD Goes A Long Way

01-11-2010 07:22 AM by Todd A. Clippinger | 24 comments »

I Think I’m Sick… I can’t seem to stop organizing the shop. I thought that I was done organizing and I started to move on with my project but did not get very far. I got sidetracked with getting my taxes together. This led to the realization that I could dispose of 5 years worth of files and paperwork. This led to me emptying out several file storage containers and almost burning up my shredder. I got a bug and started cleaning up the storage room. This allowed m...

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A Steve in Marin CD light switch cover

01-11-2010 07:07 AM by revieck | 6 comments »

Turning a “Steve in Marin”CD light switch cover on my Jet lathe. Thanks for the idea Steve!

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Horned Owl Carving #1: Working the blank, getting a feel for the tools

01-11-2010 07:05 AM by David Craig | 5 comments »

Interesting story on how I ended up at lumberjocks. I told it once but I will give it a brief retelling at it is somewhat relevant to the current project I am working on. I won a dremel a couple months ago through facebook. One of the fellow “fans” of the Dremel facebook community is a talented carver named Jordan Straker. Jordan and I exchanged a few messages and he encouraged me to join this community (God bless you Jordan for doing so!). I am a big fan of Jordan and I let hi...

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