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Hard lessons #6: OOHHHHH! That's why people use drill presses.

12-28-2008 04:41 AM by mhawkins2 | 5 comments »

The subtitle of this entry should be, “Greg, you were right and I was wrong.” I must confess I never really saw the need for a drill press. I have a very nice Bosch cordless drill with lots of power. I can drill pocket holes all day long and I have made 32 mm holes with Forstner bits in poplar and birch without problems. I have a great jig for shelf pin holes and frankly thought my holes were perfectly straight for the task. I have even used it to cut 1/2” plugs from ...

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The Craftsman's Path #51: Modern Shaker Table - Making the Top

12-28-2008 03:01 AM by Mark Mazzo | 2 comments »

With the legs complete I moved on to milling and gluing up the stock for the table top. I also used a simple trammel jig to mark the arcs on the ends of the top and cut them on the band saw. Check out the post on my blog for the details and photos of the process. Thanks for reading!

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12-28-2008 02:16 AM by russty | 2 comments »

Just new to Bloging, I think i am to just wright so hear i go and no i cant spell Some days i am just to tired to stand in the shop and work. I work as a Cook and love my job but i do work hard

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Observations #9: The Spirit of LumberJocks

12-28-2008 01:33 AM by Russel | 8 comments »

It’s been said by others at various time and diverse places, that the folks on LumberJocks are the best to be found on the internet. Here’s my take on that. Today I had the opportunity to share a meal with Marc and Nicole Spagnuolo. It was nothing like I expected. With Marc being an internet celebrity and Nicole being a national beauty, I was at first surprised that they would be willing to meet and spend time with a silly old man. This surprise was seeded by the fact t...

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lathe stand upgrade #1: Lathe Stand upgrade

12-28-2008 01:17 AM by jeffthewoodwacker | 4 comments »

I had tried several different ways to store my turning tools and accessories and remembered an article that was in issue #137 September 2008 American Woodworker (page 52), original design idea by Ray Lanham. This is a simple stand that is built under the lathe bed between the legs. The stand incorporates a ballast box that holds sand. I altered the plans to fit my lathe. This project was built from plywood I had left over from other projects. The PVC pipe is 2 inches in diameter. I cut...

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Album Art #8

12-28-2008 01:11 AM by pat | 0 comments »

For the next piece in this woodburning series I’m thinking of doing either Something Wild the classic album by Children of Bodom, The Razors Edge by ACDC or Sonic Firestorm By Dragonforce. Once again I’ll leave it up to you guys because i’m to lazy to decide for myself. I’ll have the Metallica one out soon from Album Art 7. Sorry I haven’t been on LJs lately I’ve had other things to tend to. Glad to be back though.

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Woodworking book: Woodwork Joints

12-27-2008 10:40 PM by Praki | 5 comments »

There are quite a few internet resources for old books on woodworking. I love reading them as they have all sorts of wonderful tips. I came across one such book, quite by accident, on It is probably available in other places as well. I leafed through it (virtually of course, lol) and found a gem right away. The author makes a point about shooting boards and says t...

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Da Workshop #2: And So It Begins

12-27-2008 10:12 PM by Tomcat1066 | 17 comments »

What with Christmas, this seemed like the perfect time to put together the various Wal-Mart gift cards I had and run and pick up one of those pop-up gazebo things. It is perfect? Not really, but it’ll work just fine for my purposes. I cleaned up the porch a bit and popped it up, as can be seen here: As you can see, it’s only 10’x10’, but by virtue of it’s “open design”, I’ve got the whole back yard if necessary. Now, I just needed a w...

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Up and running

12-27-2008 04:57 PM by kiwi1969 | 2 comments »

Hi fellow lumberjocks! Thanks for the welcome. I have finally started my first blog after a long procrastination, you can find it at “”. I am planing to put all manner of things on there but what you will see here is mostly the wood related posts, hopefully with weekly updates. In this country its difficult to find the kind of information that makes life just that much easier for all of us , so this site has been a blessing. Magazines turn up here infre...

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Pew Box Project #1: Pew Box Project - Work In Progress

12-27-2008 03:35 PM by michaelray | 0 comments »

Please head on over to check out the latest entry on my personal blog to see the progress on the pew box project. I’ll post more on this site of the finished project once I reach that point. Thanks for looking and happy woodworking. MB

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