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Sketchup Resources #8: Other things are out there

07-17-2010 09:14 AM by PurpLev | 8 comments »

I was playing with Bonzai3D lately, and must say that the workflow and the built-in basic functionality of the app blows me away more and more. Before I used SketchUp I used Alias|Wavefront Maya (now owned by Autocad’s Autodesk) but Maya is designed for animation and film work and was seriously lacking when it comes to product design. Working with Bonzai feels like home with all the benefits of design elements plus so much more. The only thing I’m missing in Bonzai3d are the pl...

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Double lacewood rocking chair #6: shaping, sanding, glueing

07-17-2010 06:38 AM by Canadian Woodworks | 4 comments »

Well in this installment I apparently did a bunch of things funny how you have to do that to keep a project going. So in order of accomplishments Carved under arms Worked a bunch on the headrest Worked a bunch on the back braces Sanded, sanded, and sanded head rest Sanded and sanded ….... and sanded back braces Sanded and sanded chair in many spots but getting closer Installed back braces with head rest and drilled holds attached with screws and placed temporaril...

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Sample panels

07-17-2010 05:16 AM by GregP | 7 comments »

So here’s the project I’ve been working on today, a little dull but it had to be done. It’s a bunch of sample doors because customers are always curious about the different types of woods and it’s hard to give a good example sometimes. Originally I was going to make them different styles but for the sake of consistency and because it’s usually just the wood people are undecided on, I decided to make them all the same. So here they are, I will be staining and f...

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Extremely Average #196: It is all about precision

07-17-2010 05:14 AM by Ecocandle | 5 comments »

Hello LJ buddies, I spent most of my shop time, fussing about making some very precise cuts. My router table jig has become one of my favorite things in the shop, and it severed me well today. Finally…the blog is done…it is exceptionally mediocre tonight. Sorry. Brian

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The New Workbench Journey #2: Design Ideas

07-17-2010 04:27 AM by DrJosh | 1 comment »

As I read all the workbench design and construction information that I can get my hands on, I find myself gravitating toward the old English joiners style of work bench. Simplicity seems to be the main idea with these benches. All of my woodworking to date has been powertool woodworking, but I am trying to get into some handtool woodworking. To that end, I think that I will design an English (Nicholson) style bench with wide front and rear aprons, but not quite as wide as what is typically fo...

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New new shop addition

07-17-2010 03:59 AM by DrJosh | 7 comments »

I recently posted a question about bandsaws in one of the forums and I received tons of great information and advice. The forthcoming and helpful nature of all the guys and gals on this site never ceases to amaze me. Anyway, I stumbled upon a store here in Nashville that I was completely unaware of…General Industrial Supply. I decided to stop in after work yesterday and boy am I glad I did. I picked up a 12” JET bandsaw from their “scratch & dent” area and I only f...

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A Woodworking Hiatus

07-17-2010 03:51 AM by OttoH | 3 comments »

Well I am going to be out of the shop and going through withdrawals for a few weeks. I am hopping a plane to Gateshead England, in the morning for a three-week business trip. When I return I am off to Fort Sill Oklahoma, to see my daughter graduate from Army Boot Camp. Then it is off to the in-laws in South Dakota for a few days, finally I return to Texas on the 20th of August when I can get back into my shop after a 34-day hiatus. I shall try to log on to LumberJocks from time to time ...

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Going to local shows. #21: Wooden toys..

07-17-2010 02:35 AM by degoose | 10 comments »

While I was staying with Brenda and Alan Walker last weekend .. they live in Maaroom on the coast just outside Maryborough…You can see Fraser Island from their front gate… well I was there for the Wood Show… more on that coming up… as soon as I can edit the film I took…. anyway while I was there…. Alan brought out two wooden toys that I just had to share with you…The first is a car… with moving cams… the other is a pull along frog… ...

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Chairmaking at the Appalachian Center for Craft #6: Day 6 The final day

07-17-2010 02:32 AM by doorslammer | 5 comments »

Today was the last day of class in the morning. My priority was to get my bent lamination out of the jig and begin to fit and shape it. Due to the layout of my T nuts I wasn’t able to get as dramatic curves as I was hoping for but I think it turned out well none the less. After some final sanding I attached the back to the chair. I plan on plugging the screw holes with some walnut plugs but I think I’m going to finish both surfaces where they mate with at least one coat ...

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Shop Shots #1: Final Pass

07-17-2010 01:49 AM by Brian Havens | 5 comments »

I got the itch to do a little photography (one of my past hobbies) in the shop. The wood is spinning at about 1000 rpm.

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