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16" scroll saw update

08-27-2008 04:31 AM by mpwylie | 0 comments »

Just wanted to say thanks to all who replied about the scroll saw I was looking to buy. I got the saw for $85. I should have it up and running this weekend. I have been working on getting the shop finished. I had to pour some more concrete three weeks ago to finish off the floor and last weekend I built and put up the wall frames, and this past weekend I started putting up the osb for the walls. I should be finished this weekend and get the shop set up like I want it. It has been hard t...

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Treadle Lathe #1: In Texas, they use the word "Loco."

08-27-2008 04:19 AM by Texasgaloot | 8 comments »

You must figure by now that I’m ADD or something. I’ve got my Moby Plank project running. I’ve got my bow saw project running. And now I’m starting a new blog on building a treadle lathe. Well, it’s the “or something.” Every since I saw Roy Underhill (herewith referred to as “St. Roy,”) using his treadle lathe, I have been, well, smitten. I don’t have an electric lathe, I don’t have any lathe, and I need a lathe. I don...

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Shop Class #2: Idea Help

08-27-2008 04:00 AM by Tooldads_apprentice | 7 comments »

I am currently starting out the school year and another great year in my high school shop class, but I have one problem. I don’t know what I want to build. I posted a bench that I have in mind. I also want to build a jewelery box for my mother. Those projects are great ones, but I need some more ideas. You think you cna help me out?

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Wood slicer convert

08-27-2008 03:11 AM by iozl | 3 comments »

I was having a lot of trouble with resawing on the bs. After reading all the raves on this site about the wood slicer, I made the plunge and purchased one. Link Luckily, I happened to pick up a copy of FWW #189 in the past few weeks and followed the instructions line by line. Link Now, for a seasoned pro this might not be a big deal, but for someone like me just starting out after experiencing a LOT of frustration simply trying to resaw in a straight line this was like a revelati...

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Been Awile

08-26-2008 10:29 PM by pyromedic602 | 1 comment »

I have unfortunatly been away from luberjocks for a while. I have had some personal issues going on and have been very busy taking care of them. You may like to know that all is well now and I am getting to a point to where I can finally start getting back in my shop. I have also recently had the plesure of meeting a fellow lumberjock. Greg3G it nice to meet you and I am looking forward to your return trip next month. I will unfortunantly be away from lumberjocks again for about two weeks st...

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Not woodworking but truly amazing

08-26-2008 04:24 PM by Karson | 12 comments »

It’s amazing what engineers can come up with.

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Constructing "Old 99" #2: Continuing the journey

08-26-2008 02:41 PM by MrWoody | 3 comments »

I’ve jumped to page 5 of the plans for 2 reasons. First reason and most important, I felt like doing some lathe work. Secondly some of the next parts have to be fitted between the base and the boiler.Now I should point out that I’m not an expert on the lathe. I’ve never had any instruction, just read a couple of books, watched Norm Abram and Tim Yoder on TV.I managed to turn 3 of the 4 glue-ups without incidence. On the 4th I was tired or over confident I’m not sure, but I got a catch and de...

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Reverse Engineering Complete

08-26-2008 10:26 AM by Eric | 7 comments »

A few weeks ago I shared about my problems resawing with a handsaw. Several people suggested various jigs, and more than one told me just to go buy a circular saw. Well, I decided to try to give myself a nice long straight edge to guide the saw. Ended up getting more and more complex, until this is what I ended up with: In the end, it didn’t do that great of a job. So I put off doing this until the day before I had to pack up all my tools. I figured it was now or never, so I j...

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Woodworking visit #1: A trip to Zongkers Custom Furniture, Inc.

08-26-2008 06:37 AM by Douglas Bordner | 10 comments »

I had the opportunity to do a real shop visit today, to the woodworking lair of LJ Dennis Zongker, a fellow Omahan. Unfortunately my stepson had the camera for my grandson’s first birthday, but Dennis has posted his workshop on the site. Dennis and his brother Dan head up a team of 10 in a big shop, with some impressive machinery and a big beautiful spray room. Of particular interest was the Ornamental milling machine and a double layered vacuum press table. Of course there were a handf...

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Tool thoughts #4: Lights, Camera, Bench!

08-26-2008 06:00 AM by NedB | 2 comments »

Now that my shop is dried in, I’m making a conscious effort to make progress every day to get all of my materials moved up from the storage unit, as well as get what I do move put together and functional. Tonight after work, I started with temporary power to the shop. I’ve been living off of an extension cord with a multi plug splitter. That ‘works’ for now. Obviously, I would rather have the power done before I move in, but I need to stop paying for the storage uni...

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