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5,000 LumberJocks - Thank You!

2200 days ago by Martin Sojka | 37 comments »

It’s time to celebrate our big milestone – 5,000 LumberJocks!You’re the best group on the Internet – THANK YOU! Go have a few beers ;) ======================================== As a special thanks to our “LumberJocks Welcoming Committee” I decided to send a LJ Shirt to each of the following five random greeters in our welcoming committee: Scott Bryan Karson Rikkor Todd A. Clippinger Grumpy

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Google Sketchup - Come Along for the Ride #5: A simple table preview

2201 days ago by Betsy | 3 comments »

I’m at work right now and don’t have SU on this computer. But last evening I decided the best way to get moving on this was to put aside trying to do anything fancy (layers, components, MT joints, etc.) and do a simple table. So I spent about three hours or so putting a table together. The table is based on episode 11 of the Woodwhisperer’s pod cast. I plan to take it one step at a time and go into detail of each step. I’m not going to do anything fancy like move, cop...

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A Thomas the Tank Engine table #2: 15 mm short!

2201 days ago by Mark Shymanski | 2 comments »

Well had a great couple of days in the shop finishing up -almost- Paul’s table. The edge moulding I was going to put around the table top machined well, it even looked good until I started mitreing the corners and cutting it to length. Side 1 went okay, side 2 ikay, side 3…problems. The end of the moulding and the last moulding are 15 mm short. I’d neglected to factor in the width of my mouldings when I measured out the lengths so I cut the third side short. I think I...

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Patio #2: Roofing

2201 days ago by benihun | 8 comments »

The cover of the roof with wood is finished. I made side rails on my own way. The view from underneath is satisfying for me.

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Conference Table for Local Church #7: Got a Really BIG Panel out in the Shop!

2201 days ago by Sawdustonmyshoulder | 8 comments »

Sunday evening and it’s time to blog about the weekend in the shop. First on the agenda was to move the big tools around to make room to make a 54” by 144” table top in a two-car garage. Went to the blue box store and picked up a couple of 2×6 x 12’s and three sheets of 5/8 particleboard. I extended my workbench to be 4 foot by 12 foot. Works great! I took all of the 1×12’s out of the dinning room and straightened and made both edges paralle...

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Step Stool #6: Hand-Chopping a Mortise (with Video)

2201 days ago by Eric | 12 comments »

After I posted about doing my first hand-cut mortise and tenon, Scott wanted to see how I chopped my mortise. He said, “The only time I tried to chop a mortice I left most of a 1/4” chisel broken off in the wood.” Well, when I read that, I kind of freaked out because I hadn’t considered that I could have broken my blade! But I decided to trust in what I was taught, and to remember that I had, indeed, done one successfully. So I decided to keep at it for my second mortise. ...

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another mans trash contest... #3: other contenders

2201 days ago by scottb | 2 comments »

While I’ve certainly been excited to try something new for this, and while I’m running out of time, I still might be able to do something great… something really mixed media. Something new, untried and untested (wouldn’t be the first time in a contest setting! – steam bent 2x4 anyone?) Then it occurred to me, I have a backlog of recycled projects already: Salvaged decking, railings, spindles and found lumber on the beach already transformed – That mi...

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another mans trash contest... #2: for the birds

2201 days ago by scottb | 8 comments »

I was struck with inspiration for the piece I found with a hole in it. What purpose the not round hole served in a piece of quartersawn pine served I can only imagine, certainly not the byproduct of modern wiring. I also decided I’d take a page out of Yorkshire Stewarts book, and let the piece dictate it’s own rules. This called for only using wood and nails found in this salvage pile… and out of a desire to not take this potentially mold and bug infested wood into the sh...

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another mans trash contest... #1: fixin to get ready

2201 days ago by scottb | 2 comments »

I’ve been very excited about this particular contest. Making things out of other things, and granting things a new life has always appealed to me. I’ve got a bunch of wooden relics and artifacts in the basement and attic awaiting inspiration. I also have a bunch of junk in the attic. – well I wouldn’t call it junk, it’s too good to throw away, but I sure wouldn’t be heartbroken if it was lost in a fire or whatever. I had a few ideas for this contest, but...

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"Hobbit Holes in MyWorld" --by RusticWoodArt #18: Reflections on Beavers and Trees

2201 days ago by frank | 18 comments »

Reflections on Beavers and Trees Out here in the woods, I am part of a whole picture where what happens with wood….also happens to all involved with wood, plus those un-in-volved with wood….hmmm, are any who are really non-existent from wood? Can a worker of wood be selfish and think that it’s all about wood and that all else will just have to take care of them-selves. Well the answer is yes and no, one can be selfish and think only of their needs when going for wood, but...

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