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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #83: Do We Ever Have "Enough" Wood??

08-25-2010 12:53 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 3 comments »

I actually got up early today so I must be excited about something. I really don’t know what though. Maybe just work in general. I awoke at about 5:30 and really didn’t think at all about going back to sleep. Some mornings are just like that. There is so much going on in my head right now. Yesterday we spend the latter part of the afternoon sorting and stacking our wood supply and doing a kind of mental inventory of what we have. It is really quite impressive. Although t...

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random #40: outta time :(:

08-25-2010 11:57 AM by Gary Fixler | 21 comments »

That symbol is a frowney/smiley, because the news about my job lately is bittersweet. After the 7-month unemployed spell that started last September and lasted exactly as long as my savings held up, an old coworker got in touch with me about coming to work with him at an online games division of Disney. It was a really great opportunity to do exactly what I do, which is pretty niche, and it marked the first time the job skills requirements matched 100% with my resume. They’re usually mo...

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basket weave boxes

08-25-2010 11:56 AM by TJ65 | 35 comments »

Ok a little while ago I posted a project that was a box that was made to look like a basket weave. It is very striking to look at if you dont know how it is made and is really easy if you have a scroll saw. A few people were interested in the making of it so here goes- First thing first get yourself a pattern, there are a few books about making basket weave boxes. Or alternately you could make your own. Once you have a pattern- You need two different patterns( look closely as these are...

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Torque Workcentre at work.. #28: New Bearing Covers.

08-25-2010 10:53 AM by degoose | 12 comments »

For a while now … Torque Workcentres have been involved in making some improvements … one of these involves the re-manufacturing of the bearing covers..This will allow the bearings to run smoothly and have less hassles … keeping the dust from the bearings and the running surface.After several months and many attempts… the bearing covers have been completed…Here is a sneak preview of the covers.. which will be available to all owners of the Torque Workcentre. T...

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Secrets of the String Box Revealed #1: Intro and Invitation

08-25-2010 07:10 AM by newTim | 15 comments »

This summer’s projects have been boxes. Lots and lots of boxes. Somewhere along the way I got the idea of combining the wrapping technique with a simple inlay to see how hard it would be to align the lines all around the box. In other words, at the corners. Turns out it is not that hard to do. So I’ve been experimenting. I’ve posted the first completed boxes as a Project and will post more upon completion. The photos below give an overview of this technique and the pi...

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Dedicated 45 degree mitre sled #3: Fence and Stop Blocks

08-25-2010 06:44 AM by mnorusis | 2 comments »

Before installing the fence, I needed to rout the t-slots for the hold downs. I did this by just clamping a straight piece of hardwood to the sled to use as a fence for the router. Here’s a picture with all of the hold down t-slots done At this point I went ahead and pushed the sled onto the saw blade to have a guide for where the saw will cut. Then I used the pieces of the fence to set my table saw fence and blade height, to cut out the notches of my stop blocks. Sor...

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Extremely Average #232: I gave Tung oil a try...

08-25-2010 04:58 AM by Ecocandle | 6 comments »

Hello LJ’s, Tonight I decided to give Tung oil a try. I diluted it, as per the instructions, at 4:1, and applied it to one of my tiny boxes. I am very happy with the results. Brian

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Twin Over Twin Bunk Beds #1: Background/Sketchup Model

08-25-2010 04:57 AM by nurvreck | 4 comments »

Okay, so about a month or two ago my wife started looking online for bunk beds for out two older boys. The only problem with this is that she was willing to shell out a descent amount of money for something that seemed like a good project for me to work on. I let her do her research and find one she likes. She found one at for around $1200 not including mattresses! I kept poking at her at the fact that I’m SURE I could build one for less than that and follow the same desig...

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Revamping my Delta Contractor Saw #4: The Day of Truth

08-25-2010 04:46 AM by Mark Colan | 1 comment »

The Problem My biggest concern in buying this fence is that I know it requires two mounting holes that were already occupied by my Delta Uniguard saw guard. The other brands (like Excaliber, perhaps) don’t use those holes, plus they have dust collection built into the guard, but I don’t want to add to my costs to put in this fence. I had discussed the issue via a few emails to Mark at Incra, their tools support guy. He said he had heard of a couple of customers who were abl...

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Work(shop) in Progress #10: Reorganizing Single Car Garage I - The plan.

08-25-2010 04:37 AM by PurpLev | 20 comments »

Lately, everytime I go to the garage whether it be to get something, or work on something I tend to always come back with bruised/scratched shins. The garage is a somewhat of a mine field. It never really started as a workshop, so tools and machines just accumulated as they came with no order or planning and each one made it more and more stuffy and cramped. My wife just asked me ‘why don’t you take everything out and reorganize the place’.... hmm.. that means spending...

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