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Life in miniature #1: When,What,Why?

03-16-2014 12:52 AM by Hacksaw | 1 comment »

Ok I know what you’re thinking. How is it that a fully grown, happily married, father of four, full time cabinet and furniture maker begins making furniture for dolls? Really it’s simple I have a five year old daughter… but that’s simplifying it too much and doesn’t explain why I didn’t just build one piece and leave it at that. This adventure began in September of 2013 when my daughter turned five, she got a knock off American Girl™ doll. SHe was hap...

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My take on the Dutch Chest #1: Initial Casework

04-19-2014 05:41 AM by guitchess | 2 comments »

While perusing old episodes of The Woodwright’s Shop, I was inspired. This tool chest design seemed to me to be as useful today as it was in days past. As this episode and this chest have been talked about at great length, I will not go into details. Schwarz had his chest full of pristine hand tools, all in perfect condition, sitting neatly in their well thought out locations. Mine will probably never look like that. Mostly because I am not a hand tool purist. After, 25 years ...

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Dust Collection #1: Getting Started

05-12-2014 01:57 AM by J Azuma | 0 comments »

I started this project a year or two ago when I read about the benefits of a two-stage system. I purchased a Woodstock lid type separator for a five gallon bucket and when I filled it up too fast I cut a hole in the bottom of the five gallon bucket and put it on top of a Rubbermaid bin. Big mistake. However I was using the shop vac all over the house, most of the time by itself so I never really tested the efficiency of the system until the other day. While it was collecting most of the bi...

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Rodel chair build. #8: Corner brackets and dowels.

06-03-2014 05:02 PM by Mark | 2 comments »

On to the corner brackets. I realize all the corners were supposed to be 4.5° off 90 but thought it prudent to measure and check the angle before I cut up a whole bunch of stock (measure twice cut once). Drill some holes. And it should look like this. Although it wasn’t on the drawing, I kinda liked the idea of doweling the mortise and tenon joints. After I had asked several of the LJ’s for their opinion I decided to add dowels to pin the M/T’s together. As Walnut was the ob...

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LUBERJOSKS...........special BABY edition and AtomicRetro tool review

07-20-2014 08:43 PM by S4S | 18 comments »

Above is an old sand blaster cabinet , with the right clean up and paint and some LED’s I can evision an AtomicReto Robot Head / Changing Table for the Baby’s room!!! thought I had found the perfect atomic retro table saw, just look at the 50plus years of patina on this beautiful saw,and a with a nice recent blade also . The guy told me that it was a Wizard model table saw. Wizards are pretty popular these days,not this discontinued saw, but the Harry Potter type of course. A...

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Musing of an Old Geezer #2: Snark, and then some . . .

08-10-2014 09:27 PM by GnarlyErik | 7 comments »

Years ago I was doing some work on a boat at a marina. The marina’s owner was a gnarly old Norwegian (full disclosure – I am a first generation son of a Norwegian) who always had a traditional old school cold Norwegian lunch each day, just as my own father did. This usually consisted of a few bites of cheese and bread and perhaps some leftover meat, and fish, especially the smoked kind, or something in the herring line like sardines. For some reason this guy – who was als...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #1393: And Then There Were Five

09-01-2014 11:47 AM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 4 comments »

I spent the day yesterday finishing up the remaining three poses of reindeer for my reindeer and sleigh vignette. Now all I need to do is assemble the two additional deer pattern packets and also the sleigh packet and I will be good to go. I had estimated that the sanding and assembly of the three deer would take half the day, and I planned to take the other half to kind of coast and do some things around the house, or some of my personal creating, but as usual I grossly underestimated myself...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #1409: Scrollgirl

09-26-2014 10:56 AM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 4 comments »

These past several weeks have been increasingly busy. Part of me feels a bit bad because I have been missing my blog from time to time, but for the most part, I am thrilled that I am so busy. After all – this is what I have worked for all of these years. I would be a fool if I complained. As we enter the last weekend of September, I once again sit in wonder as to how quickly time seems to pass. Wasn't it just the other day that we were welcoming the first day of summer? It all ...

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Wood fill experiments. #1: I'll keep trying

11-11-2014 03:48 AM by MarkTheFiddler | 13 comments »

Howdy, I’m trying to fill knotholes and such with different methods. I’ve seen the beautiful turquoise and metallic fills that just take my breath away. I believe I might be able to do those with the right materials. I will say that some of the work to make my own copper shavings is out of the cards. Turquoise fill is far more likely. Any metallic dust will be purchased. Still I choose to experiment instead of going with the tried and true methods. Here is my first. ...

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Workbench Build #12: The Other End Cap

12-04-2014 04:46 AM by Mark Kornell | 2 comments »

The process for truing up the tongue and mortising the end cap for the non-vise end was the same as for the vise end, so I’ll avoid repeating myself. Once I had the end cap fit, I needed to cut the condor tails. I carefully laid out the front board and got a back shoulder cut precisely. Important, because the tails on the front board have to fit into sockets on both ends. And those sockets are at fixed locations. Once I got that right, I proceeded to cut the tails on the band saw, cl...

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