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All in One Jig Part 1 #1: Diamonds and Triangles

10-02-2009 03:28 AM by dustbunny | 42 comments »

After posting the quilted lazy susan project,, many of you said you would like to see the jig for this project. I set out immediately to upgrade the jig. There were cuts I wanted to incorporate into this jig, and my original was warping and needed repair anyway. So here it is – 24” X 33” I am pretty proud of this jig, not only because I made it, but because the cuts made from this jig are right on the money. The first ...

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Apartment Projects #1: Million Dollar Idea...

10-02-2009 03:06 AM by littlecope | 13 comments »

How many of us have one of these somewhere in their home?Yeah, I thought so, almost everyone. Am I the only one, or do other people have a hard time remembering which pull is for which? 50-50 chance and I was forever picking the wrong one!About 5-6 years ago I was visiting a friend and she had one too, with one pull marked with an ornament. I asked whether the marked one was for the light or the fan and she said she forgot! Well, I said to myself, this is ridiculous! So I gave thought to scro...

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My Hidden Treasure Find

10-02-2009 02:44 AM by makingitmine | 4 comments »

I bought an Old oldold dresser/chest for $300.We sanded and discovered after research and tons of comparisons that I have an old chest or drawers made of “wormy” chestnut! Which I believe to be unique from what i have researched. The dresser is not made with screws, nails and or any modern methods of “nailing”. It is old fashioned tongue and grove, wooden “nails” or pegs and very old skeleten key locks for each drawer. It also has a “hidden”...

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Woodworking vacation #19: Day four - dovetailing with Frank Klauz

10-02-2009 02:18 AM by Betsy | 5 comments »

I realized today that I’ve failed to mention the multitude of things that we have been discussing during the day beside dovetails and box making. Frank is a wealth of information. Actually that is really an understatement. Frank has more to teach than he possibly has time to share. I whole heartily recommend taking a class with Frank if you ever get half the chance. Some of the things we have discussed are sharpening, finishing, sanding, scraping, planing, different types of dovetail...

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Gettin' fixina tune up my Unisaw #15: It's not as bad as I thought

10-01-2009 11:00 PM by Bothus | 1 comment »

In yesterday’s video I rechecked the runout on my arbor and blade after cleaning them. I was concerned because the runout at the blade was .003”. Turns out that’s not too bad. I couldn’t stand not knowing so I did the math.This is a scaled drawing I did in AutoCAD. Point A represents the bottom edge of the arbor flange. Point B is a point .001” out from the top edge of the arbor flange. Point C represents the top edge of the blade. I extended a line from poi...

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Tools ... #1: New (Used) sander ... What a Deal !!!

10-01-2009 08:32 PM by RavinHeart | 6 comments »

I recently picked up a 16/32 drum sander. I found it on craigs list … it works great. All I had to do was put new paper on the drum … Best part of all it was $35 … Now I just have to rearrange the shop a little to find it a spot It was luck … I was out there looking at a jointer for a friend and clicked on the wrong link … I figured the guy forogt a zero at the end (still would have been an ok price) ... I went and looked at it and he siad it was $...

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Making of the Wallpaper* Chair Arch

10-01-2009 07:18 PM by jlsmith5963 | 1 comment »

chair as arch

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LJ Get together again #3: Date and locatiob have been set

10-01-2009 07:01 PM by Rustic | 5 comments »

Hey Michigan Lumberjocks The date is the 25th of October the place is Hawk Island County Park on East Cavanaugh Road Lansing. If you are coming from Grand Rapids area take I-96 to exit 104 toward Holt/cedar st, merge on to I-96 Bus, turn right at s pennsylvania ave. the turn right on cavanaugh rd. For those coming from other areas. Just type in Hawk Island County Park Lansing to google and get directions. Or if you would like pm me and I will get you the directions. Start time is 1 pm. Aft...

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Learning to design #3: Next sketchup version - thanks DaveR!!!

10-01-2009 01:36 PM by mtkate | 11 comments »

Dave’s suggestions from my very first post on this gave me great ideas – and simply trying to replicate what he did was a fantastic learning experience. You can click on the image to get the whole thing. I was able to play with sketchup on my commute to work back and forth yesterday, and woke up early this AM to fix some errors I made. The key to success was making groups which I wasn’t doing before. I was very pleased when all the pieces finally fit together. M...

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Throwing in the towel #4: Found a job today!

10-01-2009 07:40 AM by Myron Wooley | 20 comments »

My old employer threw me a bone today and hired me back. It’s a contract position for a year or so, at a lot less than what I was making when I left, but believe me, I’m grateful for the job. Now I can look at my shop as a hobby again, instead of the reason for my misery. It’s a whole different outlook. Providence.

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