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Making Wood Quilt Blocks

11-02-2008 08:12 PM by WoodMosaics | 16 comments »

First of all you have to determine what shape you will need that you can make accurately and repeatedly. This is where my jigs come in. I was to poor to buy several miter gauges so I made mine out of angle iron and bar stock. I made them set close to a certain angle, adjustable just a little. This first picture shows the back side of one of my jigs on the saw. This one is set at 45° like 4 of my jigs are; (Now on any of these pictures if you want to see something closer just click on t...

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Lego Table #2: A Tough Day in the Shop

11-02-2008 04:02 PM by Eric | 7 comments »

So yesterday I went to the lumber yard and bought all the wood I expected to need for the lego table. I was pleasantly surprised at the price. I bought 12.5 board feet of kapur (30’ of 1”x4” and 10’ of 1”x3”) for $18.25 and a 4’x8’ sheet of 1/2” plywood for $13.75. I tried to pick boards that were straight and not warped, and at least in that respect, I succeeded. Today I had some good dedicated shop time. My first task was to cut the b...

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This week in urban logging #9: One mans trash...

11-02-2008 03:57 PM by Daren Nelson | 7 comments »

Has been my treasure. I got into urban logging for a specific purpose I thought, to utilize wood that I saw going to waste. A lifelong friend of mine and I got back in touch recently after a few years of having drifted apart , work took him out of state. In our conversation he commented that I have always been a “dumpster diver” citing examples from as far back as elementary school. And once he visited my website and read what I was up to he thought it was perfectly fitting having...

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Grass Roots

11-02-2008 03:38 AM by closetguy | 4 comments »

My first three shows were on pavement. I was really looking forward to doing one on grass, but didn’t realize the advantages of pavement over grass. Once I did my first grass show, I realized that “everything I know I learned in kindergarten”, didn’t apply. Pavement is hot, grass is uneven and tree roots compound the problem. My first grass show was a two-day weekend event with a Friday setup. The weekend was sunny and very nice, but Friday sucked. I drove 35 miles to the site in a mo...

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"Hobbit Holes in MyWorld" --by RusticWoodArt #40: 50,000 Words of Wood

11-02-2008 03:29 AM by frank | 5 comments »

50,000 Words of Wood I’m wondering how many writers are on the roll-call here at LJ? The month of November is a good time to see how many words one can produce, to write a novel….about a story with wooden content or....? Can you write 50,000 words in one month....then you can sit back after the smoke clears and say; ”yes I did….write a novel.” I mean we are workers of wood right, and as such I have many words of thoughts going through my head cons...

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Tool thoughts #13: Wolvie Clone in progress

11-02-2008 03:16 AM by NedB | 5 comments »

With my shop mostly completed, I have turned towards getting my tools in order, including setting my grinder for sharpening my turning tools. I found this plan online and decided that it would be easy enough to build instead of shelling out $90 for the wolverine jig itself. I still have to mount the grinder to the platform at the proper height, as well as recut the v-block. The one there isn’t cut evenly, so I’m going to cut another piece on the tablesaw instead of the bands...

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Another day, another nickle #12: Home again, home again.

11-02-2008 01:33 AM by Thos. Angle | 20 comments »

OK, Dennis and Peter, you called it. Hunting season ended on the 21rst of October. After we sent the last hunters out we began to take down camp and pack it up to make the 30 mile pack trip out to base camp. I left camp with another packer and 12 horse loads of camp on the 23rd. A little over 8 hours later we arrived at the base camp safe and sound. The other 28 mule loads arrived the next evening and hunting camp was all in the trailers to go home by dark. I left the next morning with the ca...

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"New" Table Saw #3: Top Ready

11-01-2008 11:25 PM by Jon Parker | 7 comments »

Thanks for the information from all! I went and got some Naval Jelly from Lowes (you should have seen the look on the Customer Service lady’s face when I asked for that!) I did three different applications of Naval Jelly, making sure to rinse throughly after each one. Once that was done, I took a fine steel wool and a little bit of oil to the top making sure to work it in small circles to get into the little groves. When I felt good about it, I wiped the whole thing down with some i...

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Solar kiln #3: Almost complete!!

11-01-2008 09:43 PM by Julian | 10 comments »

I finally can see the end is near for this project. The top is now weathertight, with the exception of the 2nd layer of plastic that is to go on the bottom of the frame, and the baffle with a fan installed . The weather is starting to cool off, so I am not too worried about things going sour on me. Here are some pics of the kiln loaded with just over 200 bf of red elm..

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and then it becomes....... #2: behind closed doors

11-01-2008 09:23 PM by kolwdwrkr | 2 comments »

It’s been a while since this blog started. My mind has been full of so many projects, most of which were rash decisions to start. When I wrote the original part of this I mentioned the materials and that I would start the project the next day. Well I did cut a chunk of maple and it made it’s way from the shop to my dining room table. The table has become my carving bench, this way I can spend time with the future owner to this project who happens to be my girlfriend. The exci...

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