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Safety tip # 97: Never wear flip flops in the shop

2218 days ago by Eric Vossbrink | 15 comments »

Ok, they tell you to always wear closed toed shoes when you’re working in the shop. Here in S.D. the weather is too nice to have long jeans, leather shoes, and steel toes. So I went out in shorts, a tank top, and flip flops. I was mounting my bench grinder on a 12’ work bench I just finished. I had a ratchet on top, and an open end wrench I was using to hold the nut below. 2 maybe 3 things went wrong #1 – I dropped the wrench on my unprotected big toe. Ouch! #2 – the wrench then d...

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Woodworking with Aaron #9: Teak Stain

2218 days ago by aaronmolloy | 1 comment »

I want to know what you think about putting teak oil of my veneered drafts board. If you havent already seen this video please view it and leave your comments to view click the following link: http://lumberjocks.com/jocks/aaronmolloy/blog/3975 I NEED YOUR COMMENTS !

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"Federal Style Low Bookcase" Challege

2218 days ago by joey | 10 comments »

Inspired by this fine huntboard This bookcase has 3 sections, the 2 on the ends will handle most novel while the center section is for larger books that never seem to fit in a normal book case, there is 160 ” of shelve space in the 70” piecehttp://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff175/jledington2002/Scan_2.jpg This design I pulled from my design notebook. It is a design That worked up for a customer, but I never got to build. I think it would look good build out of walnut with a...

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Bookcase Challenge entry

2218 days ago by Greg Wurst | 15 comments »

Well, for kicks and giggles I decided to try to create a bookcase entry in Sketchup for the competition. I have no delusions of winning anything, but I thought I’d give it a try. I though of what I could do to make a traditional bookcase stand-out, and not coming-up with anything I decided to mess-around with curved surfaces in Sketchup. After some tinkering, I had a basic design that you see here: It’s more of an art piece than a bookcase I suppose, but it was t...

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Woo Hoo

2218 days ago by Fishsomo | 6 comments »

OK, some of you might recall my “Danger Will Robinson” experience this week with my Wilton Miter saw. Well, glory be to God, funny how things work out. I’ve been pricing a replacement and was kinda torn between the Dewalt and the Hitachi. Love the Dewalt but the cam lever they have to lock the table is broke in half the store demos I’ve seen so that was spooking me a bit. Anyway just this morning they put the Hitachi 12” 12FCH on Clearance ot Lowes for $136.00...

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Projects I hope to complete before NEXT winter.

2218 days ago by Will Mego | 16 comments »

The following is a list of related projects I hope to complete before the snows next come to roost on fair Illinois.(in only slightly intended order)1. Build a workbench I have one, that my grandfather built, and while it’s nice, it’s seen more than it’s share of wars. Pitted, stained, cut deeply and often, it resembles a cratered moonscape more than a work surface. It’s not square, flat, level, etc. So, I want to build a new one. I’ve been pouring over ̶...

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Why I do this

2218 days ago by bhack | 10 comments »

While making a living for my wonderful wife and two great kids, I always had this dream of doing woodworking. My trade was in telephony. I spent 33 years doing everything from planting line poles to programing switching computers. At the age of 57 I retired and moved from Palm Springs, California to New Bloomfield, Missouri. We bought a 15 acre farm with a 30’ x 30’ horse barn. I gutted the barn and started a shop. Through the benefit of an inheritance I started purchasing...

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The Router Table Saga #1: The setup

2219 days ago by Mark Shymanski | 6 comments »

I’m finally setting up a shop in the east half of our two-car garage. I’ve got some rudimentary tools and even more rudimentary skills and a whole lot of enthusiasm and a very understanding Wife, so I bought a router to add to the 20+ year old fixed base B+D router I have. (I will have to write a review of the Triton 2 1/4 horse router when I’ve put it through its paces). Working on our dining room table a chair set that a buddy of mine was making for us I asked him abo...

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My One Year on LJ's---THANK YOU ALL!!!

2219 days ago by Napaman | 14 comments »

My One Year…Thanks LJ’s!!! Well…this morning when I logged on I thought it said 364 days which would mean I had a whole day to go and ponder my past year of projects…then after a full day of work in the yard I came in to check the new projects and it suddenly said that I was on day 365…so if you are really BORED…read on…but since I haven’t written many blogs…well I got a little wordy… First I want to say thanks to all of you in the LJ’s community…one year ago I was a new wood worker and...

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Bookcase Challenge

2219 days ago by CanadianWoodChuck | 9 comments »

Hi All I just finished playing with my Sketchup drawing for the bookcase challenge. I’m really enjoying using sketchup for my conceptual drawings. I’m so glad that LJ comes up with these ideas, it gives me a great chance to play in Sketchup. If I was to build this bookcase I would love to use Oak veneer core plywood for the carcus, oak trim where required and a contrasting wood like padauk for the face frames. This huge bookcase would cover an area of approximately 5̵...

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