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E mailing with Charles Neil

05-18-2010 05:59 AM by RBWoodworker | 8 comments »

Hi Folks.. I just wanted to share something that happened to me the other day.. I was at the shop working on a sideboard that I wanted to have fluted legs.. well.. not ever having made fluted legs..I kinda had an idea how it was done and ordered a fluting bit.. turned 6 legs on my lathe.. made a sophisticated top mounted jig to hold my router and bit.. checked my indexing head to see how many notches I needed to turn.. and went at it.. sound ok right?? WRONG!.. I totally messed up one ...

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Tommy Mac

06-01-2010 03:19 PM by Bothus | 4 comments »

Cool stuff. Congrats Tommy. I can’t wait. Bothus

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Starting up a workshop the second time around. #1: Background and gathering the resources.

06-15-2010 07:37 AM by David Kirtley | 3 comments »

Once upon a time, I had a pretty well outfitted workshop. Plenty of tools and workspace. After having most of my tools stolen in a break-in, I put woodworking on hold. Thankfully, they mostly took the tools that I was least interested in and attached to. I boxed up what I could salvage and now, 12 or so years later, I live somewhere else and have started getting geared up to make some stuff. The nice thing about starting over is that you don’t have to make the same mistakes again. T...

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Tule Peak Lumber

07-14-2010 06:52 AM by CSlabon | 2 comments »

So Myself and Jimthecarver took a trip to the mill today to check out Socalwood’s(Rob) operation with hopes of getting some nice lumber and to meet a fellow LJ. And I’m not sure I can put into words how impressed I was, but I would like to say a few things about my experience today. First and foremost, Rob is truely a class act. From the time we got there, I felt comfortable and welcome. He walked us around the yard and showed us A LOT of lumber. Huge Selection! We toured his wor...

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Extremely Average #206: Henry Wood Ch 23

07-27-2010 04:05 AM by Ecocandle | 2 comments »

Hello LJs, It has been a long time coming, and for that I am sorry. I have penned another chapter of the Henry Wood Mystery. Enjoy. Brian

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #66: The Same Thing Can Be Very Different

08-08-2010 02:43 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 6 comments »

It’s funny how you can take the same thing and make it look so completely different. I guess that I why I like painting so much. Even though I do appreciate the beauty of the natural colors of wood, there are times when it just isn’t possible or practical to use natural and exotic wood. My friend Cari and I used to have a lumber yard nearby when we lived in Oak Lawn, a suburb of Chicago. This was back when I had just started to scroll saw, as Cari and her father are the ones ...

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Photos of recent projects

09-16-2010 04:02 PM by Redford1947 | 6 comments »

Hi, Redman 1947 here on a follow up to my posts of 9/15 of a technique I use to refinish furniture. Several requested some photos so here they are. Please post back if I can provide more details and appreciate the interest Cherry cabinets as they were delivered to my driveway: The completed product. I am in the process of doing the dining room table so all pieces will be of the same stain. Here are a couple of pictures of the buffet under the cabinets that was stripped...

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Prometheus Transformed #1: How it began

09-30-2010 08:55 AM by thewoodartist | 2 comments »

I tend to make strange things. Often my inspiration comes from allowing my mind to wander freely, going whereever it seems to want to go. Part of this process is to allow, or even encourage, free association with dis-similar things. So it was when Prometheus Transformed began. In the beginning I was having an on-line conversation with a woman who grew up when the Transformer toys were getting started. She’s a fanatic about them. Anyway, as we talked I began to consider what I wo...

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A few gift ideas....

10-12-2010 04:38 AM by DrJosh | 2 comments »

Well, it has been a lomg time since I posted anything on LJs, primarily because my faculty duties this semester have been keeping me busier than I would like…and that means I haven’t had any shop time since I completed my workbench. In any event, the semester had started to come to a more manageable flow, and I’m hoping to get back in the shop to start my Christmas gift building. I’ve built a fair number of boxes as gifts and I plan to build even more this year. Becaus...

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Arcade Cabinet #1: Outer frame

10-24-2010 04:59 PM by kevincwebb | 1 comment »

Completed the outer skeleton for our arcade cabinet. It’s mostly particle board, making it surprisingly light and easy to wheel around. We’ve also templated and cut the control panel. Now we just need to find a ~20” 4:3 LCD monitor so that we can build a shelf and mount with a plexiglass front… Modelled after:

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