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Having a win with a broken thicknesser

06-08-2018 08:34 AM by Woodworkingbythebay | 2 comments »!! About 3 weeks ago a purchased a second hand Ryobi thicknesser (one of the green ones) model RAP1500G from a bloke who said it hadn’t done much work. Unfortunatly for him when he tried to give me a demonstration the drive belt perished and the high adjustment sounded like a broken coffee grinder. I ended up buying it for a heavily discounted price of $75. Here in Australia these planers retail for $549 so ...

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Almost Down And Out

06-08-2018 04:21 AM by WoodTom | 5 comments »

A lot has changed…. I’ve beat Cancer again. This one almost took me out. I’m up! I’m alive! and I’m back at it! I almost forgot I was still listed here. I’ve been back in the shop and have started in a new direction with my life but making sawdust is still in the plans. I had to beat another melanoma, I had to get better, I had to get stronger. I did, I did and I am! I will try to get some pics up and continue where I left off. Life is good people…. ...

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Sofa Table from tension wood #1: Sofa Table from tension wood#1

06-08-2018 03:08 AM by cathyb | 7 comments »

This is a series to show my process when dealing with tension wood. I started this topic in a forum call “Darn that curly tension wood” to introduce the topic. Now that I have a plan in process, I wanted to show you how to deal with wood, which is unwilling to play nice: I am working with curly koa and walnut. I chose walnut because it is relatively porous and will be a good choice for my laminations. When you have wood with too much tension, you can still make a great piec...

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Yard Art and Crafts

06-08-2018 12:17 AM by backyarder1 | 5 comments »

I’m always trying to meet people who are interested in arts and crafts and its really difficult. I did go to a meetup group for woodworkers for awhile, which was pretty cool. A guy had it in his garage and he had every kind of tool you would want to work with. Anyway, I recently started a facebook group for Florida residents who like to create things for their yards. Since you can garden almost year round in Florida, a lot of people who like to tinker, build things for their yards. I...

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Home Spalting #1: What is spalting?

06-07-2018 11:01 PM by Matt Bielenberg | 0 comments »

Spalting is the decay of wood by fungal attack. At this point I should say that most of what I have learned about this subject has come from: classes and instruction from Dr. Seri Robinson, her book, and Sculpting Wood contemporary tools and techniques by Mark Lindquist. That being said my thoughts, feelings and experiments are my own. If spalting is just rotten wood why can’t you just go out in to the woods and find it? Well you can. However it may be more difficult than you think f...

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Making spoke wheels #1: Equipment

06-07-2018 07:39 PM by Dutchy | 1 comment »

Before I will post some pictures of making spoke wheels, first a overview of the used equipment. I have written before over my Wabeco milling drilling stand. I hope the below overview will make some more clarity. But if it doesn’t take a look at Wabeco PDF documentation. 6 11 16

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Vintage Tools #1: Stanley and Wards Smoothing Planes

06-07-2018 07:07 PM by DJL1031 | 0 comments »

I was on a quest to acquire a couple of brass shoulder planes I had spotted a while back at an antique place (huge). And, of course, they were gone. I asked one of the dealer/ attendants about them and he remembered selling the last one. I wanted to give him an eye poke, but resisted. Instead, I found a Stanley “Bailey” No 5 smoothing plane and a Wards “Master ”, probably a No 7. I’ve begun the restoration process. The pic shows one that is nearly flattened...

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building a Platform Bed from Walnut with sheepskin headboard

06-07-2018 05:35 PM by BenhamDesign | 0 comments »

A recent commission of a platform bed. I made the frame from walnut, with some modern floating shelves, and a space-age looking reading light. I had the headboard upholstered by a friend with some sheepskin. If you are interested in how the whole thing went together You can read about it or watch the video Video RecapFor this week’s project I’m building a platform bed from walnut, with floating shelves and a sheep skin headboard. And it has lightsThe frame of the headboard is going t...

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And now for something completely different...

06-07-2018 12:01 AM by NinjaAssassin | 6 comments »

It’s been quite a while since I’ve been active on LJs. So here’s a story for you all… A billion years ago I’d started on an adventure. I had a new shed I was turning into a shop, started a Roubo-style bench build, finished a shave horse, and had a laundry list of projects I was going to start. Some of that stuff worked out but it was in a different time frame and under different circumstances than originally expected. We ended up leaving our house and re...

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Entertainment Center and accompanying bookcases #2: Debate of

06-06-2018 06:14 PM by _DC3_ | 0 comments »

I am debating having a side panel similar to this. I have both plywood and hardwood that would do I think. But I want to write out my thoughts and perhaps someone will throw rocks and help me? 1. Do I need to worry about joining the hardwood boards that make up the panel with dowels or tongue and groove, or is that overkill? 2. Is the only gain for hardwood based on the visual appeal of the hardwood available over the available plywood? If so, maybe I will just get something better? ...

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