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Matt's Long Awaited Workshop Renovation #2: The Walls are Bare and the Insulation is Up!

03-19-2009 04:45 AM by Matt | 4 comments »

Over this past week, I took some time off from work (because the weather was going to be insanely nice, Hallelujah!) and worked around the house and shop. I didn’t spend all my time on the renovation but I did put in quite a bit of time out there. I tinkered with the CNC (aka Duchess. Don’t ask. Ok, go ahead, ask.)and got the vacuum foot attached and tested. I’ll get a video and some shots of it up real soon. As you can see from the shots, I have everything, except ...

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My First Rocker #2: leg laminations

03-19-2009 04:43 AM by Betsy | 3 comments »

Not too far along – but while I was waiting for the finish to dry on the cabinet I started to rough out the pieces. I’m working on doing the laminations. Once I get my friend’s cabinet done – i’ll be spending more time on the rocker.

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Small Cabinet #13: Don't try this at home :-)

03-19-2009 04:32 AM by Betsy | 9 comments »

Getting closer to done. Moved to do the final assembly in the living room. Most of you probably should not do that. My cats don’t mind – but your significant other of the two legged variety probably would squawk a bit. Got the drawer mounted tonight and got the foot assembly on. One miter did not come out exactly as planned – will have to fix that. I am going to refinish the door parts as they came out a bit too dark compared to everything else. So here are some shots ...

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Table Saw Workstation #2: A Little More Progress...

03-19-2009 04:18 AM by raf | 5 comments »

Made some progress the past couple of days. Started building the cabinet for the right side of the saw. I had two drawers that were intended for another project, but they were the wrong size so I’m using them here. I built the cabinet to fit the drawers and added a smaller top drawer. No drawer slides yet…Gotta go buy those still. I was amazed (not in a good way) at the prices for the full extension slides. Once I started adding them up, I had a little sticker shock. But I gues...

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Northern VA- Woodworking Show

03-19-2009 02:55 AM by clieb91 | 12 comments »

Was going to post this to a forum but did not know which one… Next weekend is the Woodworking Show at the expo center in Chantilly Virginia (or Dulles if you wish) just wondering if their are others planning to go. Due to some other weekend plans, I am only going to be able to make it on Friday but plan to get as much out of it as possible. For those that are not familiar with it. See more information at their website.. www.thewoodworkingshows.comI have gone the last two years and ither...

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A little thank you #1: Spoon carvings

03-19-2009 02:30 AM by Jimthecarver | 5 comments »

Its been about 21 days since the ole heart about gave out on me and I thought it would be good to give a small thanks to the ICU nurses that helped in the healing process.As some of you may know after open heart surgery its a booger to get around….but I been taking it easy and doing a little carving.I need to make 4 spoons, I am working on the third spoon now…...I thought adding a single heart to signify my personal thank you for helping heal my heart.I hope its not to cheesie,Tha...

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Begining the craft #2: Community

03-19-2009 02:21 AM by Ken Wright | 0 comments »

I appreciate the replys to my blog and intro. It’s a pleasure to hear from ya’ll and take in your advice, which I will certainly use. I’ll be working on my LJ page here and plan to have my workshop uploaded this weekend. I am a former active duty Marine and now follow my wife who is still on active duty in the Army. That means that my shop has to stay lean and mobile since I move it every 3 years and right now it is located in our 12 by 20 garage here at Fort Stewart. ...

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03-19-2009 01:51 AM by dustyal | 7 comments »

I was just reading the ingredient label on a box of Tylenol. I noticed it contains carnauba wax, titanium dioxide, shellac, and powdered cellulose not to mention some starch and aluminum lake blue coloring and glycol. That got me to thinking (yeah, I know my thinking is questionable) but powdered cellulose is wood fiber, i.e. saw dust. A little shellac mixed with sawdust, some wax and glycol… the titanium dioxide is the pigment for white paint and the aluminum lake is a nice shade ...

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Tilt Top Table

03-19-2009 12:57 AM by TheTwitch | 1 comment »

The first time I saw this site a man named Joel Tille was working on a Wiconsin Furniture Tilt Top Table. The article said it didn’t sell at auction. I was wondering why? And, was there a minimum bid that was not met. I am curious because I have one of these tables. I also have the six chairs, ten leaves, and a matching buffet. My aunt bought the dinning room set for my grandmother in the early ‘50’s. It is the only table I remember sitting at when we went to grand...

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Tansu-shmansu #1: Birthday or xmas gift

03-19-2009 12:32 AM by Pankratio | 9 comments »

So I’ve decided I’m building a tansu-styled cabinet (specifically the step or kaidan tansu style) for my lovely lady. I’ll be documenting the entire process on here until it’s done. Once it’s done, the nearest xmas or her birthday (march 8th) will become the ‘occasion’ for this gift. I like that deadline.

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