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Ghost #1: I was given a sign

2140 days ago by Zuki | 4 comments »

Ghost Sign I had no idea of what to build for the most recent challenge . . . however DW came to the rescue with this . . . She found it here LINK I had a couple of pieces of 8ft long by 12” wide rough sawn pine that I though would be excellent for this project. I started by cutting off a piece for the “sign” . . . 26” to be exact. I broke out the planer and smoothed out the remainder of the board for the ghost. There were no measurements so I had to eyeball it. I bui...

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Recovery projects #9: Napkin rings - a good start

2140 days ago by Betsy | 8 comments »

I’m slowly getting back into making things. I spent some time this last week getting some lumber resawn and laminating them to make these rings. I still have to sand them down and ease the edges, but since I used a little mineral spirits to clean them up – I thought I’d show how I’m coming along. The napkin in this shot is just a paper towel as I could not find my cloth napkins. The close up shots you can see that I’ve got some sanding to do to clean th...

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2140 days ago by Woodbutchery | 5 comments »

True to my word, I write this after having looked at RJ’s workshop. If you haven’t seen it, you should. It’s purdy! It’s also easy to see how I came up with the topic. There’s a healthy mixture in lumberjocks from what I can tell; hobbiests, professionals, and professional hobbiests. The income range is nicely mixed as well (from hand-crafters to minimal power tools to seemingly gluttonous overloads ;-)), so that we all get a chance to see what someone els...

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Project Patience

2140 days ago by Woodbutchery | 8 comments »

Two weeks, and I’ve had a chance to indulge in working in the shop for hours at a time with daylight. It was a good vacation, but one of the things I noticed in the long run was my lack of patience for getting the job done and in use. It starts off with the idea, and then as I get into the design aspect and taking my time to make sure I’ve got it close to right. Somewhere in-between making the shopping list of materials and the first cut of wood the impatience bug bites. Whi...

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The Old Made New #1: From There to Here (but written there... got it?)

2141 days ago by Jurg | 4 comments »

Well, its finally (almost) done, I have moved 90% of all the woodworking tools that I inherited from my grandfather and his father from my grandmothers place to mine (writing this in her living room, hence the ‘written there’ bit). This is more out of pride and honor than bragging, but this includes a bench top drill press (Durocraft) a 14” bandsaw (Power Kraft), a bench top grinder, and two lathes, one wood and one metal, both from Montgomery Ward/Sear Roebuck. Then there&#...

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Why I like Vintage Tools #5: Grinders

2141 days ago by brianinpa | 5 comments »

Every lumberjock has at least one – some might not consider it a woodworking tool, but I think if it is used for your woodworking hobby, then it is a woodworking tool. When I started my quest for vintage tools, I knew that I would be cleaning up some rusted metal. I was in a Big Lots store and saw a 6 inch grinder for $12.00 and thought: “It can’t be that bad.” So I bought it and realized quickly that my original thought could not have been further from the truth. It took a long time to...

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Which One Would You Keep

2141 days ago by Grumpy | 30 comments »

Here are a few Christmas/birthday presents just completed.The dilema is which one would you keep for yourself (if any)please let me know what you thinkYou can pass your vote 1 to 10 or 11 if you would not keep any.The wood is all from Australian eucalypt burls. Pens are either blackwood, myrtle or camphor laurel. The bases are either blackwood or myrtle.The finish is wipe on poly on pens & bases. Number 1Myrtle Number 2Myrtle Number 3Myrtle Number 4Myrtle Number 5Myrtle ...

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Traditional Workbench #1: Design - A Sketchup model

2141 days ago by ChicoWoodnut | 9 comments »

I have been fiddling around with designing a bench. I created a Sketchup model and I am becoming pretty happy with it. I likely will not start actual work until after the new year so I’ll have a while to perfect the design. I am putting it out for review now and would like feedback from those who have built benches. I have already purchased an end vise from LN. The End vise in the model was created using the screw component from this Shoulder Vise I got from the 3DWarehouse. I to...

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Dinosaurs & Dragons #3: Aaaaaand the latest versions - In Color!

2141 days ago by Alan | 1 comment »

So I have re worked the designs on a few of them and I am almost there with them to start making them en-mass for sales and gifts. Need a bit more space around the legs and wings for painting. He is make out of red oak and I wanted him left natural. But this was my forst experience with making one of these toys with a hard wood and the belt sander scorced the poor thing. Need to work on my technique I guess as that isn’t an issue with the pine guys below. I use milk paints on...

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Round 3 of the pen trade.

2141 days ago by Karson | 13 comments »

The Box arrived today Sat. Oct 18,2008. It looks different from when I saw it last. I removed some Ca Olive, TulipWood, Brazilian Cherry and Eucuaplus. I added 6 Spalted Holly, 5 Spalted Maple and 18 Cherry Burl. The reasion that I asked Tim for the number of people in this series is because i wanted to put in one pen blank for each person that is participating in Round #3. I talked to Tim about this while Round 2 was still running. I had a cherry burl placed in my driveway and...

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