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Delta Rockwell Super 900 Radial Arm Saw #1: 1958 or 59 Delta Rockwell Super 900

08-05-2009 10:36 AM by Mark Duncan | 1 comment »

This is another Craigslist buy my dad made for only $60. And for $60, this saw runs like a champ! its over 50 years old and runs like it just came off the line. It just looks like its been around for a while.(These are pictures before i began restoring the saw)

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Adventures in Trace Fork #7: Forces of Nature

08-24-2009 06:31 PM by Tony | 1 comment »

Saturday was a magnificent day for a hike. I spent much of the morning slowly walking about 3 miles of creek bed. For such a small creek, there are some pretty deep holes on it, and circumventing those at times was fun. We have had an unseasonably cool and very wet summer. It has made for very nice hiking weather, but I began seeing leaves changing and falling from the trees in late June. Here’s an example: I posted a photo a couple of months ago showing where Trace Fork had c...

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finishing with mineral spirits

09-27-2009 09:50 PM by kosta | 2 comments »

Yo whats up everybody I am working on a project now and I found something out today that really surprised me if you put a polyurethane down over top of a oil based finish then it is a really rough surface if you sand it but if you take a rag soaked with mineral spirits then it removed that rough coat and it seals the wood up really good.

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Ramblings Loosely Related to Art History #4: Another Depiction of Jesus as a Carpenter

10-13-2009 08:26 AM by naomi weiss | 3 comments »

This painting, from 1620, entitled ‘The Childhood of Christ’ was executed by Gerrit Van Honthurst, a Dutch painter from Utrecht. He travelled to Italy to imitate Caravaggio. In fact, loads of Dutch artists took the trip, and were known as the Dutch Caravaggisti. For an excellent intro to Caravaggio, Simon Schama’s The Power of Art is fantastic. He’s refreshingly funny, so he makes art history particularly exciting! Here’s the first part. By clicking it, you c...

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25,000 posts, and I'm having the time of my life

10-30-2009 01:00 AM by Karson | 44 comments »

I never figured that this number would ever be in my life. This site is the only one that I’ve been active on. I signed up to other sites and then promptly forgot their address and even my login ID. But, Martin has made a site that is friendly so lots of friendly people login and have stayed around. My thanks go out to all of you for your participation and for Martin for having the desire and insite into what makes a great site better. Now on to 50,000.

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Clock frame

11-16-2009 05:36 AM by epp_dog | 2 comments »

When dad gave me his shop he had some particle board that had a funky patinaed copper veneer. He thought that it would make a neat clock but never got to it. I decided to try making that clock for him. The particle board is 7/8” thick so I needed to go rather thick on the frame. Found some 2x poplar and glued up an eight sided frame. Cut it round on the bandsaw and then mounted to the lathe (I glued a 3/4” plywood back during the glue-up). When I am done, I will part the fra...

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What's up

12-16-2009 07:31 PM by superdad | 1 comment »

Haven’t been keeping up with this blog as much as I wanted to, but that’s the price of the holiday season I guess. I got really lucky on the weekend. We had the big year end damaged goods sale at my work and I managed to score all kinds of hardware for about $20. I got boxes of wood screws, brad nails, tapcons, drywall plugs, some masonry bits, misc small drill bits, 10” blades for my radial arm saw, and some sandpaper for the random orbit sander that I also picked up. A...

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Adirondack Chair & Table #4: Leg Assembly...Finally

01-11-2010 05:14 AM by jcontract | 3 comments »

It was cold in the garage this weekend. But I was determined to get the assembly of the chair off the ground. Since assembly involved glue up, I tried to keep the temperature up with a small space heater. So I brought a small digital thermometer with me. Temperature outside – 21 degrees; Starting garage temperature – 32 degrees; average temperature with the space heater – 47 degrees. Just high enough for the TiteBond III recommended temperature of 45 degrees. I’ve...

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Bedside tables #1: Concept

01-21-2010 11:42 PM by FrankThomas | 5 comments »

Hi… Beginning a new project and have the concept drawn in SketchUp. SketchUp is great by the. I enjoy the design phase of a project and have done a lot of pencil drawings with T-Square and ruler. Once I decided to spend the time to learn SketchUp I was surprised how quickly I could produce meaningful 3-d drawings. Anyways, a pair of bedside tables to match some of the design elements of our simple sleigh bed. Hence the shape of the legs. A small drawer with a bottom shelf seeme...

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Yo Joe! #2: WoodCraft Class, Houston TX

02-01-2010 07:24 PM by Dukegijoe | 5 comments »

Yesterday was a good day, by almost any woodworking standard. Regrettably I didn’t touch wood to a tool. So how can it be a good day? I got to spend it with David Marks of WoodWorks Fame. He taught a class at my local WoodCraft and my wife was kind enough to give me the day to go. This was my second class with David; I took one about a year ago on Double-Bevel Marquetry (keep meaning to get a scroll saw, but something bigger and more powerful always seems to get in the way). The class ...

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