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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #1111: Finding that Balance

08-24-2013 11:38 AM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 2 comments »

It is so quiet out this morning that I needed to check if we even had the windows open. They were of course, and if I listen carefully I can hear the quiet flutter of the birds in the near by tree. It appears that everyone slept in this Saturday morning. And what a morning it is! Still and calm and only a few white wispy clouds high in a bright blue sky. The temperature is perfect – I imagine it is about 70 degrees right now – and the humidity is low and at a comfortable lev...

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09-09-2013 06:59 PM by stefang | 25 comments »

Glue up timeI was able to get my bench base into its new home today and did the final gluing which was just the stretchers on the back at the bottom which are mortise and tenon joints and the top rails which are bridle joints. After I glued in the stretchers on the back, I was going to glue in the top rails at the same time. I put the back rail in place and to my amazement the bridle joints didn’t line up (imagine me with a stupid expression on my face, ok, I know that isn’t so...

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SHOP ALONG #5: moving on and up

09-27-2013 11:40 PM by patron | 48 comments »

since my last post about the shop wallsi managed to get an end wall up + then got a call we all don’t want to hearmy daughter saida had passed away here she is as a young girl and in high school and what she became known for in portland oregon where she livedone of the first real goth peopleshe loved to find old victorian clothesand dress the part in her everyday lifewith hats and full make-uplike a silent movie queen she is the only girl i hadi will miss talking ...

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Whole House Remodel #1: Transferring Blog from HomeRefurbers

10-22-2013 11:03 PM by Craftsman on the lake | 9 comments »

I started a whole house remodel several months ago. I figured that homerefurbers, LJ’s sister blog site would be the appropriate place to do a blog. Unfortunately the site’s been taken hostage by mass spamming and no one can seem to keep up with cleaning it out. My start to this is Here at homerefurbers. It’s the beginning of 6 posts there. I’ve decided to continue the blog here. Here is the latest post, After the living room, bedroom, and bathroom. I’ve start...

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Books on Shaker - My small collection #1: A few simple Shaker titles.

12-02-2013 12:58 AM by JustJoe | 2 comments »

There are hundreds of books written about the Shakers and their furniture. I found 7 in my library with just a quick look. I’m sure I’ve got a few more but my shelves are a bit disorganized. Rather than do seven reviews I thought I’d just throw out my opinion on them in one blog series. I’ve provided links, when possible to these books on ABE is a group of independent booksellers united together on the web – like Amazon without the evil, but you can...

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Steve Ramsey's chess board #3: Slippery slope of handplanes

12-20-2013 05:11 AM by Jake | 5 comments »

So I did what was reccomended, the big differences in width I just used my handplanes to plane it down. I remember someone on the handplane forum saying that handplanes are a slippery slope… Well i feel like it it’s more of a botomless abyss, the fall from not using one to shopping for new ones has been a swift one… :) Anyhow, planed about 1/4 off of the chesss board top. The planing was fine, took me like 2-3 hours with sharpening and testing – this was my first...

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Workshop Development #74: Where I am trying to go with this whole thing...

01-07-2014 05:59 PM by dbhost | 0 comments »

With the walls nearly completed, it is time to reassess where I am with the projects, what is working and what is failing… Along with simply cleaning the shop up, I need to do the following to simply get it set back up to where it was prior to the power / insulation / new sheetrock once the walls are done of course… #1. Install the French Cleats for, and reinstall the tool cabinets. #2. Leg brace, and reinstall the dust collector stand, dust collector, Thien separator, a...

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Heavily modified Paul Sellers workbench #5: Ch Changes, turn and face the VISE

01-24-2014 03:22 AM by KTMM (Krunkthemadman) | 11 comments »

Soooo, it’s been a while. There’s been a lot going on and I haven’t found a lot of time for woodworking. I’ve worked on a few small things here and there, but nothing major. I’ve recently gotten back into woodcarving and have been enjoying dreaming up projects and learning new techniques. I got out to the shop one day a couple months back and decided I wanted to shorten my bench and put the vise closer to the end. At first I tried to do it with a skill saw...

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SCMS stand w/ folding wings #13: Flip stop fabricated and project done.

02-09-2014 05:20 AM by Mainiac Matt | 5 comments »

I found a stub of UHMW PE plastic and threw it on my little bench top mill to fabricate a sliding hinge block for a flip stop. Nothing fancy, I designed it on the fly…. I call UHMW the poor mans Teflon, as it slides like Teflon and machines pretty well, but is a fraction of the cost. I’ve had a little cut off of Mahogany kicking around that was about the right size for the stop. It tightens up with no play and yet slides smoothly with modest effort. Calling it...

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Upholstering 2 Chairs For My Living Room #17: Outside Arms

02-24-2014 10:04 PM by MarkTheFiddler | 5 comments »

Howdy, We are now into the trimming stage of your upholstery. I’m going to show you how to cover the outside arms. In My case – these are the easiest arms to do. I’ll pay the price for this easy part several times over with additional trim work. In Your Case – there may be more work to do. When I do the outside back, I’ll have some information that will apply to your outside arms. Let’s take a look: I added a long horizontal line to show you that ...

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