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Grr-Rip Block from Microjig now available in Australia and New Zealand

09-16-2014 07:25 AM by Warren1971 | 0 comments »

The Grr-Rip Block smart hook pushblock from Microjig is now available in Australia and New Zealand from You can get it here Micro Jig

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09-16-2014 04:09 AM by OldWrangler | 8 comments »

I don’t know where to post this but it’s just to funny not to share. Maybe some of y’all will read it before it get taken down (by some grouch with no sense of humor). The Wrong BankSubject: Vanilla PuddingOnce inside the bank shortly after midnight, their efforts at disabling the internal security system got underway immediately. Excerpted from an article which appeared in the Dublin Times about a bank robbery on March 2, 1999. The robbers, who expected to find one...

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Evolution, or just calming down?

09-16-2014 03:30 AM by MVMatt | 1 comment »

Here are a pair of end tables I am making for the bedroom. Basic shaker design with nothing unusual about the design or construction. I will post them as a project after I have some finish on them. If there is nothing particularly unique about the design or construction methods used on the project, why would I create my first ever Lumberjocks blog entry about it? The answer is that this entry is not really about the project, but about my reaction to a moment during the project that has c...

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Fuming a Small Oak Box

09-16-2014 01:22 AM by Roger Kimmel | 12 comments »

I have some small boxes with oak sides that I made, and I wanted to fume them to contrast with the basswood lids and pins. I placed a box over a saucer with some regular household ammonia. I keep a cake container over the setup to contain the fumes.The box before fuming.Here is the setup and the box after one day. Here it is after 48 hours. I’ll keep going until it reaches the desired shade.

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A Strategy for Woodworking #26: Wood & Water

09-16-2014 12:48 AM by Gary Rogowski | 4 comments »

Don’t be afraid of wood & water. Wood loves the stuff. Most of the tree is water when it’s standing. It’s why they’re so heavy when they come down. It’s all that water inside of them. Once I had a 1/2” thick maple table top, 20” square, all shaped and sanded. I decided to raise the grain and sand it off. Wet sanding I call it, although I wait for the water to dry and just sand off the fuzz raised up by it. Well I wet down this top and it cupped...

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Walnut Slab Coffee table #3: Finished Planing

09-16-2014 12:37 AM by ilyac | 2 comments »

500,000 (plus or minus a few) passes with the router and I have a nice flat slab, with just a little bit a twist, but with my current garage set up trying to fix the 1/32 (about) that i’m off will likely do more harm than good. Final thickness is just shy of 3”. There are two spots that I need to fill in (gaps in the wood), which I’ll likely do with some of the material I cut off the ends, but not sure the best way to go about it. Suggestions welcome. Need to knock off th...

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6 Weekend - The Jointer Restoration Was Finished

09-15-2014 08:52 PM by Valete | 1 comment »

Finally finished. The final result as you can see below. After the finished cabinet I worked one more weekend on the finish process. Some more coats of paint and sanding… The engine door in your place, with bolt holes that will keep it fixed. The 1hp engine in place: The old machine: ... and finally the new machine:

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Marquetry project

09-15-2014 12:18 PM by Longcase | 9 comments »

I am in the process of making a couple of jewelry boxes, inspired by Patrick and Patrice’s beautiful treasure boxes.This is a drawing of the marquetry for inside the lid. The background is dyed black veneer, with a circle cutter I cut out for the moon. Next the moon was cut out of burl maple with the circle cutter and inserted into the background. Next the package was put together , making sure that all the veneers required line up with your picture, mine had 5 layers, the...

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1403: A Lesson

09-15-2014 11:10 AM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 10 comments »

Today's blog post may be a little different than what I normally write. A couple of things occurred this weekend that made me think a little (sometimes a dangerous thing!) and I spent some time pondering things and I feel that my conclusions may be worth sharing. The first incident occurred on Saturday. I received a hateful, nasty, spiteful letter from someone who was angry at me for not leaving the free patterns up on my site for infinity. Apparently she had found some old links tha...

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Roubo-ish Workbench Build #2: Gorilla Glue, or more accurately, grrrrrrrrrrrr glue.

09-15-2014 08:45 AM by BikerDad | 2 comments »

Today, I spent some more time working on the timbers for the top. The top will be about 27” wide, laminated from 18 segments of 8/4 hard maple. Actually, its going to be more than 18, because I only was able to get 14 width pieces (@ 5” wide) from my stock, and I’m gluing the remaining four segments up from the ripping leftovers from the 14. That means one 3 piece glue up, and 3 2 piece glue ups. I got through all three of the two piece glue-ups today, the first two I d...

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