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Grizzly Here I come!!! #1: The Plan...

02-23-2009 07:34 PM by Kevin Wilson | 9 comments »

Well kids, It’s been a long time in the making but this weekend I’m off to the Grizzly Woodworking Store in Muncy, PA. I’ve been there once before, and I gotta tell you if you’ve never been, it’s a real treat! The store is huge and loaded down with tools. My father-in law (Grampa Knapp) is going, of course. He wouldn’t miss it, and I’m very glad to have something like this I can share with him. And somewhere in all that loveliness is a jointer ...

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Garage Re-Do #14: Super Sucker Success (Try saying that three times!)

02-23-2009 06:51 PM by MyOldGarage | 3 comments »

So over the weekend I stopped by the individual who sold me the dust collector. For another $20 I got 30 foot of 4” hose and some connectors. I then went from there to the Woodcraft store and purchased a cyclone separator lid and some other fittings to adapt to the 2 1/2 ports on the Shopsmith and called it a day. I know when it’s more time/money efficient to just purchase something rather than jumping through the hoops. $25 got me into protecting the impeller blades on the dus...

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Quarter Round Display Shelf #1: Design and getting started

02-23-2009 05:13 PM by sIKE | 5 comments »

Well, I got my first commission to design and build a simple display shelf out of Cherry several months back. I told the customer it was going to take a bit as I have a real job that frequently takes me out of town. Of course right after we shook on the deal, Hurricane Ike hit and the company I work for experienced a spike in business, I hi the road for next couple of months leading up to December. I didn’t have the time to finish before Christmas and IO am now finally able to free up t...

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Experiences #2: Miracles we have seen…

02-23-2009 04:42 PM by TampaTom | 3 comments »

Prediction is very difficult, especially if it’s about the future. – Niels Bohr Ahh, who can forget the heady days of late 1999? The dire predictions of mass hysteria as computer systems crashed around the world. Cults foreseeing the end of civilization and the beginning of the ‘end times.’ Economists hedging their bets on an economic collapse the world hadn’t seen since the Great Depression. Imagine everyone’s relief when January 1, 2000 rolled around and the world didn’t go into...

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Tree IDs #3: The Coast Coral Tree (Erythrina caffra)

02-23-2009 04:26 PM by Gary Fixler | 2 comments »

I thought I’d get the ball rolling on this Tree ID series with the one I’ve already mentioned in my call-for-interest post. I’ve identified this one, and a very small set of others, and will post those first, as I do not have photos yet of the trees in my area of any that I haven’t managed to track down. The internet has several names for this one, including the coast coral Tree, the coastal coral, the kaffir tree, and the kaffirboom, or kafferboom tree. These last ...

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Moving to the Farm #1: And so it Starts - The Starting Stock

02-23-2009 09:19 AM by PG_Zac | 9 comments »

This is a woodworking website, so I’ll try to limit this blog series to mostly wood related entries. Many people have expressed their desire to move to a farm. Well, we have that opportunity, and we are grabbing it with all hands. Just a little introductory background: A couple of years ago, I was going nuts because the project I was on had been on hold for several months, and got delayed for another 12 months, so I resigned. I decided (with my wife’s approval) to work out...

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A tough winter

02-23-2009 09:03 AM by BarryW | 16 comments »

It’s been a tough winter to get anything done. Mother needs almost constant attention and I just need to be with her all the time. I can’t even use the little video camera I installed to watch her…she’ll not see me and think I’ve gone. Out of sight, out of mind. And she’ll fall at the drop of a hat.I did find out that the maple I secured about three years ago is HARD MAPLE. Man that’s some hard wood. It might make a good top for a work bench. I...

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Don't let this happen to you!

02-23-2009 06:40 AM by sIKE | 13 comments »

I have been jointing/planning down a good bit of rough 5/4 cherry and….. and negleted to check my bag….what a mess, I filled up into the top bag, had to scoop a good bit into the trash can above, so I could get to the bag to dump it into the big trash can.

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001: maple lazy susan #2: unclamping, cleanup, and sanding

02-23-2009 06:10 AM by Gary Fixler | 12 comments »

The edge-band/rim glue-up dried well, but it was about an hour of work to chisel, scrape, and sand away the glue squeeze out, especially where I couldn’t get to it under the strap clamp while it was drying. I cut the rim/edging myself from the same maple to a 3/16” thick strip, though finish sanding has brought it down a bit. I’m leaving it a little rough for a more matte/utility finish, though I see areas that need some finish cleanup, and I want to ‘break the edge...

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Thanks for the warm welcome

02-23-2009 03:34 AM by ljh2 | 1 comment »

I just want to thank all the jocks that offered their welcome in response to my newly created profile. I grew up doing a little woodworking in my Dad’s basement hobby shop and then in High School, I started sculpting wood with a chainsaw. There were a couple of local carvers that served as good examples and I learned quite a bit from them. I tried my hand in a few competitions and didn’t do too bad in the amateur class. When I tried moving up to the pro class, I was out of my ...

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