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14'x26' deck

07-13-2009 11:47 PM by JMG | 5 comments »

Finally finished! It has been a long 3.5 days on this one. Glad to be done

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Pen Turning Seminar

07-13-2009 11:04 PM by hermance | 1 comment »

If you’re a pen turner (or are interested in pen turning), the Rockler store in Williamsport, PA will be holding a pen turning seminar on August 22nd @ 1PM. We’ll be having a live demonstration and information session at the seminar which focuses on pen turning as an art and hobby to many woodworkers. We’re also allowing woodworkers to come in and showcase their pen turning projects (no commercial or sales activities please). This event is intended to be a networking oppo...

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American Craftsman and the DIY Studfinder

07-13-2009 10:20 PM by Todd A. Clippinger | 63 comments »

Throwin’ My Hat in the Ring… Hey everybody, I just entered the DIY Network Studfinder contest. I hope that everyone will check out my video, give me a vote and post a comment. I will need all that I can get! I have seen some of the personalities that submitted and I was motivated to throw my hat in the ring on this one. It can’t hurt! Just think – I could be saying “Share the Love~Share the Knowledge” on the DIY Network! The video is bare-bon...

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Multi-Functional Tablesaw Cabinet #2: The Work Continues

07-13-2009 10:09 PM by Derby | 3 comments »

Progress continues on my Multi-functional Tablesaw Cabinet. Router bit storage will be in six (6) drawers, two ¼” shank and four ½” shank. There is one 3” deep drawer for storing wrenches and such and a chase for routing the wires. Drawer pulls are simply 1” drywall screws until I get the fancier drawer fronts completed. Taking a cue from the plans I got from Norm, I added dust collector capabilities from the router chamber. I still need to add a knob/pull to the oak and ...

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Redwood - what to do?? #2: Deciding on a table base - is there an unwritten rule??

07-13-2009 07:49 PM by brukilla | 6 comments »

In trying to look for inspiration in redwood table design, 99.99% of the pics had some kind of redwood trunk or burl as the base. I can’t afford to buy a base like that. Is it completely unheard of to have a table base with actual legs with a redwood top. Personally, I am thinking a dark wood, as to not detract any attention from the redwood top. Plus, the black spots in the top would, in essence, make the dark base an afterthought. I still want to attempt some curves in the table le...

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progress2

07-13-2009 06:39 PM by Partridge | 2 comments »

labor of love taken this mooring at 6:00. I have to put boxes together and sides and lid get a final coat. to day pens kits and blanks come and i will get started on the pens. I will have to put last co on boxes to night before i call it for the day. oh PS. if you have small parts and you are using your dust collector to titty up. be aware of the location of said parts. dust collectors are hungry machines.

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Progress

07-13-2009 06:38 PM by Partridge | 1 comment »

Countdown is on.8 clamp, Including strap blue tape my friend. It take a little time to put on but result is little to no glue to scrap look no glue !! part 1

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Kitchen Island Project #7: Kickback up close and personal

07-13-2009 06:01 PM by Jim | 10 comments »

I’ve been woodworking for over 20 years and have never experienced kickback on the tablesaw. I’ve heard about it, seen video clips about it … but never experienced it … this was about to change. I was completing the drawers for the kitchen island and had dry fit everything together. The drawers looked good so I went ahead and glued the joints. I was in the process of clamping when I noticed one of the drawers had a slight 1/16” gap in the joint. The panel for ...

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Scarf Log Table July #1: Scarf Joint Log Table

07-13-2009 04:43 PM by danzaland | 4 comments »

I was able to grab a log off the side of the road that was about 3 feet long and 13 inches across. I wanted to make something out of it. I had seen a scarf joint bench made by a person who had taken the Timberframing course at The College of the Rockies a session or two before me. I wanted to try it. So here is the log. I first started by peeling all the bark off and then set about getting end lines on the log. I knew I wanted the table to taper from the middle out to both sides, so I drew...

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Inlay Tools #5: Thicknessing Gauge

07-13-2009 04:30 PM by Jon3 | 3 comments »

Once again, I went for some more of that curly spalted maple offcut. I spent some time seeing if I could figure out how to make my own tooling from a spare card scraper, my my first attemps to cut down hardened stock were a pretty big failure. I picked up the L-N cutters, since they’re only $15 and appropriately sized already, and went to town. This is by far the simplest tool in the batch. Really, its just a block of wood with 2 cuts, 2 rabbets, and 4 screws. I didn’t thin...

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