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Lego Table #4: Assembling the base

11-22-2015 07:42 PM by RaggedKerf | 0 comments »

Today was a pretty productive day in that I got all the lower parts of the table ready for finishing, but my final output didn’t look much different than yesterday. To start, I flipped the completed bottom frame over a piece of 1/2” plywood and traced the outline. I then broke out the circular saw and using a straight piece of poplar plank, figured out the blade offset and clamped the straight edge down. I placed this whole thing on top of a sheet of 1 1/2” thick (I think) foam insulation ...

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Lego Table #3: Framework

11-22-2015 07:38 PM by RaggedKerf | 0 comments »

First order of business today was to fix those tubafore supports in the table top. It was tedious, but easy. I clamped it to my bench, unscrewed the studs one at a time and using some clamps and a few select words, screwed them back into place to make sure they were flush with the bottom of the poplar frame boards. With that out of the way and off my mind, I turned to the bottom box (which is really nothing more than a glorified shelf and a place to attach the legs). Like it’s big brother ...

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Lego Table #2: First cuts

11-22-2015 07:34 PM by RaggedKerf | 0 comments »

After letting the lumber acclimate for a week, I’m back in the shop, ready to work on the Lego Table. During the time I waited, I worked on other projects (The New Sawhorses, and Mallet 2.0). First order of business was to get the wood cut to length for the top and bottom boxes. I pulled out the miter saw station from hibernation and started cutting. Despite not being used for over a year, she worked just fine and in no time, I had my parts ready to go. I decided to use pocket hole scre...

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Lego Table #1: Design

11-22-2015 07:29 PM by RaggedKerf | 0 comments »

The Big Project of 2015 I think I’m warmed up now. On to the big project (there’s still a few more in the works—more on those later—I’ll work on them as time permits while parts dry/cure, etc., on this one…)A little background info… So, our kids have taken over the dining room table as their personal Lego emporium. We have crates of the little plastic blocks stacked up, blocking access to the table. Come holiday time in a few weeks, the Legos will be relegated to the laundry room in exi...

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Need help with making something special out of Bradford Pear wood

11-22-2015 03:58 PM by Stacy1167 | 0 comments »

My friends son passed away 15 years ago. He was 2 years old. They planted a Bradford Pear in his memory that they lost in a snowstorm last night in Il. I told her to save all the wood and trunk and they could make something out of it! Please call me if you can lead me in the direction of helping them find a woodworker who will take this on. Thank you!! Stacy. 334-207-4278

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Cloth Nail Aprons #7: The one that got away!

11-22-2015 02:57 PM by artsyfartsy | 0 comments »

The other day, an older gentleman called me on our house phone. He seemed pretty excited that he finally got in touch with me. He told me that he was intrigued with the apron article he read in the paper. He went on to tell me that he had some aprons he wanted to give me. So, I had to go and see what he had. One of the nice things about collecting these old cloth nail aprons is hearing the stories behind them. The gentleman wasn’t that old, maybe a few years older then me, but his...

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jeweler saw

11-22-2015 06:25 AM by Skip Mathews | 3 comments »

Found this old jewelers saw at an auction.Looks pretty old.The only mark I could find was the number “18” stamped on it.After a minor clean up it seems to be in very good usable condition.

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New Shop in the Raw #2: Continuing Build of Miter Saw Station

11-22-2015 04:09 AM by builtinbkyn | 4 comments »

Whew! Finally figured out this whole blog series thing :O Yesterday and today was all about building the casework for the miter saw station. Realizing that the floor is less than even across it’s surface, not level from side to side and the casework is almost 10’ long, I decided to make the assembly in three parts. This will allow me to use leveling feet on each cabinet to compensate for the unevenness of the floor across the length of the whole assembly. I’ll first ...

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Oak Leaf theme, Dining Table

11-21-2015 11:25 PM by Dennis Zongker | 32 comments »

It’s been a long time for me to post anything here on lumberjocks. I still look everyday to see the projects, and a lot of them have been incredible works of art. Which is one of the reasons I love being a member of this web site. This table has pushed me to my limits as far as craftsmanship I am completely exhausted and worn out. I feel like a athlete right now because I’ve been icing me knees and had to get a shot of cortisone to help me get moving again. Now I’m ont...

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Sharpen Card Scrapers: A New Method

11-21-2015 09:46 PM by GarageWoodworks | 3 comments »

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