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Apartment Projects #7: Almost Home...

01-17-2010 04:39 AM by littlecope | 9 comments »

Got home from work today and jumped right in, cutting the mortises that I marked yesterday.These are a snap with the Scroll Saw, after I drill a few corner holes for maneuvering the bladeThis would work already but I’m choosing to make at least a Tray for now, maybe add a lid at a later point. So I’ll need to cut a slot to hold a bottom. I did that with the Table Saw, cutting a kerf wide, 3/8” deep swath and then kicking the blade over to widen it in all the parts.I’m ...

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The Woodworking Show

01-17-2010 04:38 AM by deeman | 6 comments »

Today we went to The Woodworking Show in Columbus Ohio. I look forward to this every year. There were alot of great prices on a variety of products. I bought a Kreg bandsaw fence and a few shop supplies. I have been wanting to get one of the glue bot bottles and some of those glue spreaders. I think my son got the best deal. He bought 4 40 ” bessey parallel clamps for $129.99. I also bought a Timberwolf bandsaw blade. The only thing I missed seeing was the large power tools. The only ca...

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$50 24" Grizzly drum sander #5: The Purple Monster is getting closer!

01-17-2010 02:34 AM by drfixit | 16 comments »

Almost all the sheet metal is made and painted. Only have the top to make, then gotta get up the money to order a new conveyor belt and a few small parts from Grizzly. Meanwhile i have just a few parts to wire brush, clean and paint.

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Dovetail of the Day #1: The Beginning

01-17-2010 01:42 AM by doorslammer | 7 comments »

So the other day I got a wild hair to try hand cut dovetails. Up until now I have always machine cut ally my dovetails. Typically, my thought is, if there is a tool/machine that will let me do something more quickly and accurately, why wouldn’t I use it. However, now I’m fully convinced that with a little practice, hand cut dovetails could be easier and quicker than spending all the time required to set up, test, check the fit, tweak, and re-test a jig setup before being able t...

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Extremely Average #15: I have just two questions

01-17-2010 12:57 AM by Ecocandle | 11 comments »

“We must all suffer one of two things: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret or disappointment” -Jim Rohn I thought I would spend the day continuing to work on my Krenov saw horses, since I didn’t have any new DVDs or books on woodworking. For those that stopped by hoping to see a rant about John Lively’s company The Taunton Press, you will be disappointed to know that I am too happy today to gripe about their inefficiency. Because Monday is a holiday, I won’t get them be...

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The Mason Dixon Woodworkers are now online

01-17-2010 12:09 AM by Karson | 14 comments »

After a lot of work by some of the members, The Mason Dixon Woodworkers are now online at If you go there you will find a little of the history of our club and you will find some of the LumberJocks in the pictures. Ed Nock DustyAl Al Hendershot Jack Dalton and me Karson I keep trying to get some of the other members to join and I keep trying to get some of the LumberJocks to join our club. Maybe that will happen. But, at least we can now be found on the web...

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Bandsaw Blade broke / Found another problem

01-16-2010 11:39 PM by Karson | 19 comments »

The other day I was cutting up some pen blanks on the bandsaw and the blade broke. It was a 3/4” Timberwolf blade that I had welded up and it had been running noisy and had a wave movement toward the front as it went around. I had figured that it has a crack in the blade at the weld and was going to fail, but I had kept using it. So it broke. I took the covers off and removed the blade. It broke about 1/4” away from the weld. So I coiled it up figuring I’ll clean it up an...

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My path to professional woodworking #3: So just what should I charge for this thing I'm building?

01-16-2010 10:43 PM by hangdog | 5 comments »

The last post logically progresses to the above question. Ironically The Wood Whisperer has helped me out again with this new posting on his site: He shares his technique with the disclaimer that he his not a business consultant and you can certainly consider the same for me. Anyway, the method that he shares is similar to mine and has worked well in the few paying projects I’ve done thus far. I’m pretty handy with Sketchup as w...

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thanks for welcomes

01-16-2010 09:53 PM by strick | 3 comments »

thanks to all of you who welcomed me to the site. It looks like a great place share ideas and enthusiasm. for some of us woodworking (&/or fishing-guitar playing-kayaking-camping, etc) is cheaper and more effective than the psychiatrist we might otherwise be hiring All the Best to all the Lumberjocks.

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Handcut dovetails

01-16-2010 08:32 PM by AaronK | 4 comments »

I wont be winning any prizes, but figured I’d give dovetails a shot. you’ve got to try em at least once, right? i didnt use a pattern, just drew them on at an 80º angle, non-even spacing, and traced the tails onto the other board for the pins. if you can imagine, i’m actually impressed with my ability to saw in a straight line! now I just need to decide which side of the line i need to be cutting on! So they’re a bit loose (which is why they fit the first time),...

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