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Workbench #1: Getting my shop organized and needed space to WORK

09-12-2014 03:26 PM by MadJester | 10 comments »

Rather than try to lump this in with all the other things, I decided an ongoing project format was probably best for this one. My buddy had an old workbench top from some school workshop….not sure exactly where he got it, and it’s probably not a standard depth, but it worked out great for this project. I had the contractors save as much of the spare lumber as they could from the renovations that were happening on my building last winter, so the legs are made of 2” x 6̶...

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Unboxing, installation, and test of the Leigh VRS vacuum attachment

09-12-2014 03:21 PM by Marty Backe | 1 comment »

I just purchased a Leigh VRS attachment for my Leigh dovetail jig. Decided to make an unboxing video where I show you what’s in the box and how it gets installed. I also take it for a test spin to see how well it works. In summary, I couldn’t be happier that I bought this. Just wish I had purchased it when first released. It’s a fantastic upgrade to the jig.

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A Strategy for Woodworking #25: Agreement

09-12-2014 02:21 PM by Gary Rogowski | 4 comments »

You may have noticed. Woodworkers are almost always right in their opinion of things. Hard to find one who doesn’t completely agree with his last statement. Most of them are confident in their ability to be right. Almost all of the time too. Therefore I have come up with two axioms about woodworkers that I know to be true. I am also a woodworker so this must be right. These two things are the only things that woodworkers can agree upon. Number One: Wood moves. Now that do...

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Oo-ooh, Say - Can - You - Saw?....

09-12-2014 01:38 PM by handsawgeek | 11 comments »

Our National Anthem – that patriotic, soaring, inspiring opus that musically represents our great nation – is sung to the tune of an old English gentleman’s society song. The original was called the ‘Anacreonic Song’, and was an ode to a 6th Century B.C. Greek poet named Anacreon, who was known for writing about wine, women, and…..song. The reason The National anthem is being mentioned in this block post is because tomorrow, September 13 is the anniversary of the Battle ...

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1401: Autumn is Coming . . .

09-12-2014 12:17 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 2 comments »

I need to start off today by thanking all of you for the wonderful comments and responses on my witch boot project that I posted yesterday. I was really overwhelmed by the many, many kind comments and inquiries as to when the patterns and kits will be available. I plan on spending the weekend working on writing up the patterns and figuring out the cost of the kits so that I can charge a fair price that will make everyone happy. Of course, the biggest cost will be the shipping. My boots wer...

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shop/shed? gotta make some room #4: some "upgrades"

09-12-2014 05:13 AM by Tugboater78 | 4 comments »

Some know I have been off work since memorial day due to a back injury. A lot of things got put on hold, but this building was delivered to my place a week before this happened. 4 days later I go back to work, 2 days later My back cries for mommy. 2 days later I am home again. Glad i got it, but the timing was awful since I bought it from the Amish/Mennonites on a rent to own basis. lots of clutter out back of the house shop photobombed here. little brother posing 12×20 shed ...

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Where the heck have I been all this time???

09-12-2014 04:15 AM by MadJester | 18 comments »

Most of you probably don’t know me…that’s cool….but some of you may remember me…I was just getting into posting here on Lumberjocks, then got caught up with work and let my postings slip….I really meant to get back to posting, but little pesky things like customer work got me a bit distracted. Then, in December of 2013…things changed for me in a huge way. I had an oil delivery truck take out the side of my building. It was pretty scary, as I wa...

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Dining Table Build #4: Upper and Lower Sretchers

09-11-2014 09:57 PM by Mark | 2 comments »

I built the top stretchers using 2 5/8 X 4/4 stock I shaved down to 7/8. Then I cut a 3 ¾ tenon on each end. And a quick clean up. The lower stretcher is 7” x 7/8 with a 3 ¾ tenon on each side. I took the end assemblies apart to cut the mortises in the lower splats and the upper part of the legs.After drilling a series of holes to remove the bulk of the waist I clamped a block to the work piece to ensure my chisel cuts were straight. And the same for the upper legs. I used...

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Finally 'some' of my boxes are on display

09-11-2014 05:01 PM by BritBoxmaker | 24 comments »

Not anywhere special, just at home but here we are Yes, all of us seem to submit to IKEA at some stage and this is no exception. It took me two and a half hours to put the case together. It was supposed to be a two man job and there was only me! So I’ve put ‘some’ of my favourites in there. It’s at the top of the stairs into our main floor so guests get and eyefull on arrival. Be seeing you.

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1400: These Boots are Made for Stylin' !

09-11-2014 11:40 AM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 7 comments »

I had an incredibly busy but rewarding day yesterday. I missed writing here, not because I had nothing to show, but because I had an early dentists appointment and had to be out of the house really early. I never realize the time that it takes to write here every day (between preparing the photos, posting and the actual writing) until I need to get a post done in a hurry. It just doesn't happen. So I thought that I would just skip a day and catch up today.  I am happy to say that I e...

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