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Warming up by making some trivets

7 days ago by siavosh | 3 comments »

After a few weeks of no woodworking, I figured I’d warm up my woodworking muscles by making a few trivets. Simple, fun, useful, and not to mention, quiet, exercises perfect for a couple free hours on a weeknight. This is a great trick Jay van Arsdale taught us: using tape instead of clamps to saw the lattice beams. Unlike clamps, it’s much easier and quicker to flip and maneuver the beams as you do your saw and chisel work. Saw the lines. Chop to take out the ...

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New Tools! #1: Some Recent (and Some Not-So-Recent) Tool Acquisitions

7 days ago by DylanC | 1 comment »

Since my last blog entry (something like 2 years ago) I’ve added a few new pieces of iron to the inventory. The first of which was a mid-1960s DeWalt radial arm saw. I’m still in the process of cleaning this one up and rewiring it. Also need to modify my phase converter setup to run this one…it’s a 2 hp 3-phase model. A bit more recent were three tools found at an estate sale earlier this summer. A $10 Stanley Bailey No. 4 in near new condition. A...

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Wooden Spoon Material Experiment

7 days ago by bobkberg | 5 comments »

My wife loves her wooden spoons, but after many years, they warp and crack and eventually fall apart. So I started wondering what the best material to make a wooden spoon out of might be. I bought 10 small samples of hardwoods and cut them all to roughly the size that could serve as the bowl of a wooden spoon. So I have 10 pieces of wood roughly 5” long, 2 1/2” wide and 7/16” thick. I started with those and put them into a large stock pot with 4 gallons of water a...

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Tool Box #2: case work

7 days ago by bandit571 | 3 comments »

Ok, spent a bit of time getting the case put together. Things just seem to roost on my benchtop. Setting the panels upside down on an almost flat benchtop. Clamp an end panel to the front/back panel. The longer panels have a series of counter-bored screw holes, about seven per corner. Clamp a corner together, add a few screws, move the clamp a bit to uncover the one or two that are hiding under them. Work my way around, by adding the other end panel, rotate the three piece set aro...

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New woodworking job

7 days ago by Michaelgurrado | 9 comments »

I recently just lost my day job for a woodworking company that made high end custom frames. I was working there for a while and business had begun to slow down and because I was the low man on the totem pole my hours were reduced and then ultimately they cut me loose. This was extremely upsetting and disappointing for me. I liked the company and I liked the work I did, my coworkers were not all that bad either. That being said I started looking for a new job doing anything, but I knew I wa...

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I am but a lowly wood butcher

7 days ago by Farrout | 1 comment »

I got an email from a friend of mine the other day saying he had seen some of my projects on my web site.He didn’t know I did woodworking, I’ve only known him for about a year through another hobby.He said he did woodworking too and wondered if I could help him get some chisels and plane blades sharpened.He said he built harpsichords, which he also played, and was building a piano modeled after one that Mozart played in 1780. He sent some pictures.What an understatement, “I...

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My NEW Chip Carving book is ready!

7 days ago by MyChipCarving | 5 comments »

Hello LJ’ers,One week ago today I was picking up 2000 copies of my new book, Chip Carving Essentials, A Step-by-Step Guide to Successful Chip Carving. The finished product was boxed and ready to go! The pressman who ran my book was my first sale. He knew right away that his uncle would really enjoy this book. I loaded them into my truck and trailer and got home in time to unload and load up again and head to Carv-Fest for three days of classes. If you'd like to check it out, CLICK HERE!...

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Men's Valet Box

7 days ago by Blackie_ | 9 comments »

I’ve had a few ask how I make my hybrid open top men’s valet box, mitered joints mixed with bandsaw box. This is a design that I came up with one day while out in the shop and just let it take shape and made some changes along the way, under each picture I have given detail on what’s taking place and the procedure. Laminated boards to create a working block, square up the block sides using any means necessary, you want the block as square as possible. I like to use kno...

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Looking for new and exciting projects?

7 days ago by stefang | 10 comments »

Here is a project that looks like fun. Maybe a great Christmas gift.

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7 days ago by Delta356 | 1 comment »

Hi all. Hope everyone is enjoying there woodworking. Have not posted for a long time. Running a woodworking business takes 99% of your time. Anyways I thought I would share with you some sad news. Delta Power Equipment has moved there once American made UNISAW to taiwan. Just got off the phone speaking with a Delta tech rep and he informed me that they ended up moving the saw manufacturing to taiwan. My understanding of what he told me is people were not buying the saw because of the price. T...

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