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Aurora Night Stand #3: Shelf and top

01-02-2009 08:15 AM by Topapilot | 4 comments »

Here’s an update on the progress I’ve made on my nightstand. I completed the draw with the proud finger joints. After some e-mail back and forth with Darrell I’m holding off on the handle and will mount that after finishing. I completed the bottom shelf. I think this design is pretty interesting because from a distance the shelf seems to be attached to the lower rails of the table. However, the shelf floats on a support mounted to the bottom of the end rails with a ...

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Kevin got 4 bowls from a bowl blank!

01-02-2009 07:39 AM by Steuss | 5 comments »

Kevin Jones of Florida sent me this picture of 4 nested bowls he made from one blank with my BowlSaw. He made them from Osage Orange. I’ve never been able to get more than 3 bowls from an 8” bowl blank—so I have to salute him. I challenge any of you out there to equal Kevin’s record. I’ll send you a BowlSaw free of charge if you will evaluate it for me and tell your woodturning friends.

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How did the Madoff Swindle get started?

01-02-2009 07:31 AM by Karson | 11 comments »

Here’s how the Madoff swindle got started.

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The Timber Kid Podcasts #2: Episode 2 - Building my workshop

01-02-2009 05:52 AM by Callum Kendall | 10 comments »

You may have seen me building my new workshop blog during the summer so in this video I have created a slide show, showing you the building of my workshop from start to finish. It is 20’x12’ with 13’ cathedral ceilings, in a future episode, I will do a tour inside my workshop, to show you around. I would like to thank all of my friends who helped me build it! Callum

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lathe stand upgrade #3: vacuum chuck

01-02-2009 04:11 AM by jeffthewoodwacker | 7 comments »

I have always wanted to have a dedicated vacuum chuck for my lathe but didn’t want to pay the high cost. After doing a lot of research and talking to turners that had built their own system I decided build my own vacuum chuck. The two systems most used are the vacuum pump system and the vacuum generator system which uses an air compressor. I built my system with a vacuum pump. New vacuum pumps are $444.95 and rebuilt pumps are $150.00 and up. I picked up a 3/4 hp pump on Craigslist...

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Another Lumberjock Celebrity.

01-02-2009 01:15 AM by jm82435 | 7 comments »

I don’t know that many of you have a subscription to Custom Woodworking Business it is a free trade publication. Well I was surprised to open the contents page and see a table I immediately recognized. Dennis Zongkers is in print again. He won the Residential Furniture, Freestanding 2009 Design Portfolio Award for his Griffin end tables (we saw here first.) http://iswonline....

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Various Projects #9: Mom's Bookcase Part 6: Great. I Can't Cut a Stinking Dado Right

01-02-2009 12:09 AM by Tomcat1066 | 15 comments »

It’s true. Apparently, I am unable to cut a sufficient dado to join the shelves of Mom’s bookcase. This isn’t good at all. But first, let me run down my day for you. 11:00 AM: I finally get out to the shop. It’s a little chilly this morning, so I wait for it to warm up a bit before heading out there. I plug in the new router (Porter Cable 690 for those keeping score at home) after putting in a 3/4” bit, set up a straight edge and cut a dado to test. Sur...

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Corner Computer Desk

01-01-2009 10:31 PM by rxpc | 2 comments »

I’m currently working on the Corner Computer Desk from the Woodsmith Magazine No.109. I just completed the corner desk section. Now working on one of the extensions. If things go well, I may add another extension on. I gotta tell you though, this project was a lot more work than I originally anticipated. Looking over the plans for this desk, I knew it would be hard work, but some mistakes were made and instead of giving up on it, I had no choice but to modify the desk. However, lookin...

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Crafts Shows R Us #10: 2008 Summary

01-01-2009 10:18 PM by closetguy | 14 comments »

Well, it was a good decision to turn down the last minute invite into the Atlanta Sugarloaf show. I visited the show and it didn’t look like there were more than 100 crafters and a lot of empty spaces. I got a hold of the final show numbers and it was dismal. Sugarloaf Shows tend to average 15 – 20,000 attendees and total sales of over one million per show. In fact, some of their shows hit over two million in total sales. The Atlanta show had 4500 attendees and only $267,000 in sal...

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Traditional Workbench #2: Updated Sketchup Model

01-01-2009 09:15 PM by ChicoWoodnut | 6 comments »

I haven’t had much shop time in December due to work related travel/projects and Holiday related travel/activities but I did manage to take the laptop with me and do some off time work on this model. I decided to add a case of drawers for tool storage and I added all the joinery details. Here is the SU model. I am interested in the SU community’s input and critique. Since I am almost positive that DaveR is going to say it is “Heavy” I am waiting for him to ex...

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