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Interviews #1: The Intuitive Artisan: an Interview with Brandon Morrison of Whyr'Hymer Furniture

2112 days ago by danriffle | 2 comments »

The following is an e-mail interview with Brandon Morrison. Brandon is the owner of Whyr’Hymer Furniture in Hollywood, California. This started as friendly banter via e-mail and I thought picking Brandon’s brain might be interesting to other aspiring professionals. So here’s some wisdom from a modern artisan who’s been making it for 4 years. What do you think differentiates a hobbyist from a professional woodworker? Preparation, pressure, stress, responsibility, and most importa...

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Cutting Boards #1: Resources on the internet

2112 days ago by drknoxy | 0 comments »

A blog post on an intricate end grain board Wood Whisperer Video on end grain boards Wood Whisperer recommended wood resource Wood Whisperer Cutting board PDF

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Resources on the internet

2112 days ago by drknoxy | 1 comment »

Wood Magazine - TipsDifferent guides to download and print off

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Perfection at all cost?

2112 days ago by spaids | 16 comments »

As a new woodworker I often question the cost of a new tool. Some things are very expensive and I don’t understand why. I realize that there is more labor involved in the precision manufacturing of a high end hand plane but is there really a 1000% more labor? The more I learn about tools and whats available I am becoming more often shocked by what people are willing to pay. Is that cut really worth that ridiculous price for the tool. What has finally pushed me over the edge is th...

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Shop Computer

2112 days ago by Chris Davis | 8 comments »

I wanted to share with my fellow LJ’s about my new shop computer. My computer has been located in the showroom about 50 yards away from my shop which isn’t much but go back and forth a few times and a lot of time is wasted. I also broadcast my shop live on the internet for my customers. With the computer up front, I never knew when the feed was down. So I moved it. I have a window that seperates my back showroom from my shop. I call it the monkey viewing area. I feel like...

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2112 days ago by jockmike2 | 1 comment »

I just read an article on WoodWorkers, sorry Martin, there was a story in there about a vet who had a woodworking brother in Iraq that was making much needed articles for the GIs over there. Lacking the basics, hammers, nails, saws, tapes, and other basic woodworking needs the brother here in the states started sending his brother things he needed, but naturally it wasn’t enough. The GI was making things like a small wooden cross for them to hang their 80lbs of gear on includi...

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Wife Does a Good Turn

2112 days ago by Kerux | 6 comments »

Well no, she didn’t turning anything on the lathe. Our dryer unexpectedly broke down (Motor) and it needs to be replaced. I told her to take my pens to work and she can take whatever she sells and put it towards a new dryer. She sold only one (1) pen for $35.00. She also took a bunch of bowls and my latest vase and sold $300 worth. To bad she only gets the pen money, I didn’t say anything about the bowl money. heh heh We are still short for the dryer, so she is going to...

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Small Cabinet #2: Back to it on the cabinet.

2112 days ago by Betsy | 1 comment »

Yep – I’ve been busy. I can’t do one project at a time. I am really one of those folks that have to have lots of different things going at one time. This is a project that got started a very long time ago. The prototype (see previous entry on this blog) is not very good. So I’ve decided to reacquaint myself with Google Sketchup by redesigning the cabinet and getting better proportions. The outside dimensions are set because the cabinet has to fit between two doors. ...

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Google Sketchup - Come Along for the Ride #34: From SU to reality

2112 days ago by Betsy | 3 comments »

I still have some work to do on the board – but thought I’d share what it looks like in relation to the SU project. Here’s the SU model And here is the reality. I still need to round over the edges and put on a good finish. Right now I just used a little mineral spirits to clean it up a bit. I’m getting closer to actually being able to post a project in the projects section of the site! thanks for looking.

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Making of a dog #2: Slow process - but getting there

2112 days ago by Betsy | 2 comments »

I’m making some progress on the dog scooter. It’s starting to look like a scooter at least. I still have to fit the box joints which join the front legs to lazy susan portion of the legs. I think I’ll be able to get it mostly put together this weekend. I’ll spend some time rounding the edges and giving it a smooth paint coat. Hopefully, I’ll get it finished up before Thanksgiving as I’m going to take it to a friend at work to paint the face for me. I...

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