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Rough turning bowls

12-22-2015 10:20 AM by blue77 | 4 comments »

Over the past summer and fall I have amassed a fare quantity of green wood. Now just about all I do is rough out bowls. I am still a novice at all this but so far it has been going well.I start by measuring the lumber to see what kind of a bowl (or box) I can make. Then I draw the shape with a compass and mark the middle of the bowl. Now at this stage most people would usually go to the band saw and cut out the bowl blank. Well my 9” band saw will only cut to a depth of 3 ¾” so that’s o...

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Merry Christmas to All of My Lumberjock Buddies!

12-25-2015 12:12 AM by cajunpen | 15 comments »

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Maleny Wood Fest. #2: The Wood

05-02-2009 09:04 AM by degoose | 13 comments »

Here be some pics of the timber.,.and a portable Lucas Mill fror slabbing. . . and this slab is $2500.00. . . . .My good friend George with his western Queensland timbers. I bought some ‘hairy oak’ from him.[ pics to follow in another post]..

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Toy costruction #11: Excavator day 6

12-29-2015 12:51 AM by htl | 5 comments »

It’s track day!!! part two Showed this last time but just wanted you to be able to see the difference in the jig. Drill the one finger then flip it and drill the other. [9/64 drill bit] Then started the other end using a 1/64 larger bit I’ll show pictures why later.I drilled a little passed center then flipped it over and drilled the other side.I added a board under the jig so the tread wouldn’t slip down under load I first drilled all the small fingered ones as ...

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vintage life #5: I will be posting my 5th blog so now I can thank people!

12-31-2015 10:55 PM by truethinker13 | 1 comment »

I thank all of you who sent me advise!. Thanks Sawdust! I want to say1. I use flying dutchman blades2. I ping my blades for tension3. I lightly clamp (small light rubber bands) around the blade to see how they point.4. I try to use a slow feed rate.I forgot the term but the notched lining that is glued in to provide a gluing surface to attach the plates to the sides.I was asked about my scroll saw-It’s a skill (yes I know). The first thing I did when I got itt,was cut a 3/4” piec...

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Downstairs Built-ins Extravaganza! #12: Where I'm at!

06-08-2009 07:38 AM by BethMartin | 14 comments »

Got some stuff done today, so now I need to get some pics up! This is the back of the top part of my shelving unit, before I put the back on. And this is with the back on. I painted it first, then attached it. It’s just cheapy pine tongue and groove. It’s really hard to photograph the color but I think this pic is close. I’ve left the wall side stile off until I can fit it once it’s up there. I finally relented and bought a pocket screw jig and will attach it wit...

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My Roubo Workbench. #5: Part 6 Sliding Deadman

01-03-2016 11:14 AM by joedillon | 3 comments »

When milling up the material for the bench at my firms workshop i created a right angled triangular rail for the deadman to slide across, a couple of opposing 45 rips followed by a 0 rip was enough to create the slide. This was cut to the shoulder length of the front slider, glued and clamped into position.The underside of the top received a 12×20mm groove between the two front mortices created by a router and parallel fence.I cut a birds mouth at the bottom and a tongue at the t...

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Blanket Chest #17: Torsion Lid-Stay Hinges are On: This Project is Completed

01-05-2016 11:26 PM by HappyHowie | 4 comments »

ROCKLER LID-STAY TORSION HINGE INSTALLATION Although installing the hinges was a simple process, I wanted to be sure that it went on without any mistakes. I wanted the lid to be centered on the case with just the right overlay. Of course, the right amount of overlay with the hinges I was using was set in motion weeks ago. That is when I cut the lid panel to its final dimensions. It was that long ago that these steps today where easily processed. The steps I took to install the hinge...

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Toy costruction #14: Fiddling with the small stuff excavator

01-07-2016 11:50 PM by htl | 9 comments »

I could have had this thing done a week ago if I had stayed with the plans. lolI keep adding ideas and making it more complicated than it already is. But that’s part of the fun of it.This is a brain puzzle that needs to be solved. All of the big stuff is done but I can’t bring myself to glue it up so yesterday I doweled all the bases and engine compartment so it will be able to come apart for one last sanding at the end.Played with the cabin furniture.Our operator is in his ...

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Quarter Round Display Shelf #6: Many Firsts

07-01-2009 05:56 AM by sIKE | 7 comments »

I have been working on this project time permitting. Had end of school year stuff with the kids, a surprise visit from some relatives, and of course been busy traveling for work, so it has been interment to say the best :( So, I got this puppy glued up a couple of weekends ago. After fighting with a shelf that I messed up on and had to remake a new one. Talk about frustation, nothing went right with it and it took me a couple of weeks just to build one new shelf.Now this project has had many...

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