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New to the hobby, a look inside the beginners mind. #1: the first few tools in the shop

2400 days ago by Jason Wheeler | 6 comments »

I have to say setting up a wood shop is just as much work and cash, if not more, then setting up a steel shop. Luckily a few of the steel tools are useful and will come in handy to the wood shop. I have also a few tools from a set of cedar drafting drawers I built oh, 5 years back. It was a one time thing and at the time living in an apartment, dust was every where. All I really had was a Dewalt biscuit joiner and a random orbital sander, that was it. A pic of the cedar drawers, mmmm they ...

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The shop #2: making good on resolutions

2361 days ago by scottb | 11 comments »

One of the things that was delaying my (failed) 2x4 project was a promise to myself that I would get the shop clean and in working order (or at least organized) before I started any new projects. Since I work out of two toolboxes I tend to at least know where most of my tools are (up in the car), for the house/shop tools are usually much harder to find. The problem, apart from the entire basement looking much like this table: Lots of random things without a home, but even more so &#...

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Beginning down the path of wood working #1: Starting Out...

2340 days ago by Mat | 10 comments »

I’ve always looked at furniture, cabinets and misc things made of wood and said to myself…I could make that. Watching The Wood Whisperer podcasts and NYW really has inspired me to finally get into woodworking. Now that I have a bit more time and a little space to actually start trying to make things myself I find that I’m a bit lost as to where to actually start. What tools do I need? How should I plan it out? How should I make it?...etc So I’ve come up with a ...

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Basement #4: Workshop

2258 days ago by mpwylie | 7 comments »

I think I can now call the basement a workshop. I got the pegboard up today and got the tablesaw halfway put together before it got dark. I will finish it tomorrow. Here are some pics.

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Rocking Chair Summer Camp with Bill Kappel #3: Here is day 3

2207 days ago by motthunter | 5 comments »

Well, day 3 has ended and man am I tired. It was a super productive day. The legs were formed and fitted. The biggest challenge was to mate the legs to the seat. After hours of fiddling and using Bill’s method, all was fit perfectly. What a thrill to see the legs attached and fitting like a glove. After the legs were fit, Bill gave me another lesson in machine carving to form one back leg to the seat. Later we cur out both arms and carved the first to fit. Enjoy the photos ...

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Poll for 8/7/08 I know we are waiting for 8/08/08 but, that's tomorrow.

2185 days ago by Karson | 15 comments »

Some one suggest that we have a polll on if you were stranded in a desert what tool would you like to have. Now I think thats foolish. Theres no wood there so I’d want the lightest tool that I could carry. So the poll is if you were on a beach with ample supply of driftwood of various shapes floating by or stuck in the sand, What tool would you like to have. I’m assuming that you have a long extension cord available available for your use (With power flowing out the end) ...

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Welcome indeed to

2159 days ago by grimt | 13 comments »

When I first joined LumberJocks It was pretty much with the same intention I have when I join many other forums, take what you need then bug out. I have a sneaky suspicion that LJs will be different. Welcome comments from 10 people I have never met before in my life, within 6 days of joining the site! Thank you all for your warm welcome. It appears there is much to enjoy within this community and I reckon I’ll be around for quite a while before I “bug out”. As me...

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Mirrors from my Website blog #3: So What's Wrong With Being a Luddite, Anyway?

2131 days ago by Texasgaloot | 5 comments »

Warning: the following is written in my blog’s wierd, arcane style… read at your own risk. Once again the literary blog of Chris Schwartz has stimulated my own (somewhat cranked) chain of consciousness toward the philosophical side of woodworking. “The Schwartz” recently offered a very positive review of Roy Underhill’s newest book (the link is here), which wasn’t fair because I can’t go out and buy it yet, and pre-ordering it only makes me feel like I’m 8 years old and it’s t...

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Observations #9: The Spirit of LumberJocks

2043 days ago by Russel | 8 comments »

It’s been said by others at various time and diverse places, that the folks on LumberJocks are the best to be found on the internet. Here’s my take on that. Today I had the opportunity to share a meal with Marc and Nicole Spagnuolo. It was nothing like I expected. With Marc being an internet celebrity and Nicole being a national beauty, I was at first surprised that they would be willing to meet and spend time with a silly old man. This surprise was seeded by the fact t...

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Transatlantic Wood Talk #1: Introduction and episode one release date.

2027 days ago by cocoboloboy | 4 comments »

It’s the newest podcast by wood workers for wood workers, and one of the only ones that the two hosts are separated by an entire ocean (hence the name). Callum Kendall from The Timber Kid and I are hosting the show. We talk about tools, shops, and projects. We may even have special guests. So tune in for the next big thing… It’s Transatlantic Wood Talk! Episode one is being released this Friday, February 16th on itunes,, and

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