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Lumber Jocks - 'The Begining'

03-09-2011 05:24 PM by AlexHarris | 7 comments »

For those who do not know me I am the ‘TeenWoodworker’, I have been posting videos on youtube for the last year and I urge you to check me out. My name is Alex Harris and I am a teenage woodworker, I started woodwork four years ago but It was only within the last year that I have taken it seriously. Although I don’t have a project in this post I hope to write a new one for each video that I do on youtube and maybe some updates about myself. I may produce a website for ...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #303: A Little Hiccup

04-03-2011 10:11 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 6 comments »

Well, things were going a bit too smoothly. Today I went with Phil to the store and we took my car. When we returned we parked it on the other side of the driveway and I noticed a puddle of oil under the rear axel. Thank goodness everything is open Sunday in Chicagoland. We took it into Firestone where he usually takes his cars and trusts the owners and it turns out that the differential seal on the rear axel is shot. So I am waiting for it to be repaired before we leave tomorrow. I c...

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Back in the shop---finally

05-12-2011 05:23 PM by wdkits1 | 9 comments »

Hi everyoneI know it’s been a while since you last heard from me—(heart attack on the 7th of March) but I’m here to report that all is going well. As most of you know, I am a self employed woodworker so not being able to do what I love to do has really been a bummer. I had a bad reaction to one of the meds which prevented me from doing even the simplest things in the shop without feeling like passing out.( not cool working with power tools) It wasn’t until I started ca...

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Going to local shows. #34: Featured stand at Brisbane.

05-23-2011 10:48 PM by degoose | 8 comments »

Each show I attend, I make a point of featuring one stand… this year at the Timber and Working with Wood Show the stand that caught my eye ..My good friend Brian’s company, Sitco, had a great display of Solomon Island Queen Ebony including some great carvings from the Islands… Not a great set up but the timber and the carvings really stood out.. I managed to pick up some small sticks of the Ebony for use as accents in a lazy larry or two, and also as stripes in a c...

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Stickley inspired Entertainment Center #10: First finish coat - Spar Urethane

06-05-2011 04:42 PM by LegendInMyOwnMind | 1 comment »

I decided to go with spar urethane (Helmsman satin by Minwax) as the protective finish. I read some reviews and thought I’d give it a try. I like the way it applies better than the regular polyurethane I used on the x-box 360 entertainment unit. Hard to explain why it feels different but it just seems to go on easier. Maybe it’s thinner? It also seems to raise the grain a bit less so maybe I will need less sanding. Somebody said it isn’t better at water resistance, but i...

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slab stool

07-05-2011 04:32 AM by JRL | 1 comment »

Apologies for not knowing what this red and incredibly dense wood is. Hard to work with but extremely durable. This was my first project involving angled mortising. Our guests fall in love with this little thing, created for my parents-in-law who prep vegetables at floor level. This is almost too heavy for a one hand carry, but they have thanked me for it.

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Shop Journal #4: Display Cabinet Design Review

07-19-2011 08:11 AM by Brian Havens | 6 comments »

Critiquing my latest project, a Display Cabinet, and also find out what prompted my making the latest Straightedge video: “Making Cove Moulding on the Table Saw.”

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Building a Shed #3: Building Day 1

08-15-2011 09:02 PM by ChadR | 7 comments »

I started the first building day by assembling the two floor pieces and one of the window walls. Got the window all framed in and I am ready for the next building day.

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Woodworkers Fighting Cancer Build Sept. 26th

09-15-2011 02:52 AM by thewoodwhisperer | 4 comments »

Plans for the Fall Charity Build are now underway. The project I selected is a small rocking horse from a WOOD Magazine plan. WOOD has been kind enough to offer the plan for free for a limited period of time. After the build, they go back into their store. I chose this project because it is fairly simple to build and lends itself well to charitable donation. So here’s how this is going to work. For each person that builds a rocking horse (and sends me a picture), I’ll be donati...

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Nightstand for CPAP Machine #2: Improved material usage

10-15-2011 11:53 PM by LegendInMyOwnMind | 0 comments »

I did some changes to try and get most of the pieces for two nightstands from one sheet of Oak plywood. I have a subcompact car so I had the guy at Lowes Depot cut the wood into four pieces (2 ft x 4 ft each) with the grain running the 4 ft direction. Here’s a link to the Sketchup file . To get the material to mostly fit, I eliminated the two lower shelves. Here’s a link to the picture .

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