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Owning your own business (post #8) Learning as you go.

11-04-2010 04:45 PM by nate22 | 3 comments »

Good morning Lumberjocks. Owning your own business can be stressful sometimes. Specially when you learn new ways or things you should be do in owning your own business. Which in the last two or three months I have learned somethings the hard way. Which I won’t mention those things because I felt dumb enough and I already did different things so those problems won’t happen again. But at least I found out how to do some of these things within the first year of owning my busines...

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Corner Inlay Table #2: Dry fit

11-26-2010 06:05 PM by Rick | 0 comments »

The first dry fit showed some work needed on the tenons. I first cut them a shade long, even though I thought I’d left some room for glue. SO – that means I didn’t get the mortises as deep as I’d planned. But it was just the smallest of adjustments there. I also found that the top of the legs and apron weren’t flush, so again a couple adjustments. But with that work done, and another dry fit to see how it’s starting to come together, it might end ...

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Workshop Development #10: The new saw decision has been made. The winner is...

12-10-2010 08:56 PM by dbhost | 4 comments »

Okay so I did a lot of calling around on RAS’ in my price range, and to be blunt, they were TRASHED. Or too danged small for my needs. There was one old DeWalt 12” out there, that had the capacity, and everything was there, but it was so badly rusted it would take me a year and a ton of money to fix what was left to rot… So before it expired, my coupon and I went to Harbor Freight, where they had a stack of the #98194 12” Sliding Compound Miter Saw with Laser. Mind ...

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Merry Christmas

12-24-2010 03:22 PM by Rustic | 18 comments »

Merry Christmas to my second family. Hope you all get lots of tools fr Christmas. Be safe out there. Rick and Nancy Kruse

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For our friends with older hands"scraper plane"

02-08-2011 07:21 AM by Dandog | 4 comments »

I remember some time back some one was saying they had trouble holding scrapers and there was some good feed back.Here is some more help check this out. I am building one similar. ”:…Scraper_Plane/ ?and thanks for all the great info I have got from u peeps

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My Craftsman 113.298443 restoration

02-27-2011 04:00 AM by David | 2 comments »

I traded my MIG welder for this Craftsman 113.298443 TS. I really wanted a higher-grade TS, but did not get any offers to trade for anything better than this. I was struggling with the decision, but when I saw all the accessories that he included, I jumped at it. It has some slight rust on the top, but is in good shape overall. Here’s the list of goodies:Craftsman sliding miter tableCraftsman sanding discCraftsman Fence GuideTapering jigRip-StrateDust collection chute2 feather bo...

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Rush Seated Bench #5: Finished Stool

03-10-2011 03:02 AM by woodworksbyjohn | 0 comments »

Here you have the finished project. Like everything most of us do, we look back at it and know there are skills we’ve learned and new things we’ve accomplished. Over-all I’m very pleased with this stool. It’s purpose is to provide a place in the entry to put on or take off your shoes. We have an antique buffet that is made of mahogany as well and this piece harmonizes quite well with it. I like the combination of the polished wood with the textural quality of ...

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Workbench Concept #1: The journey begins - Bench Concept

03-22-2011 11:38 AM by Tedstor | 3 comments »

So my current bench is gawd awful. Poorly designed and poorly built. And yes, yours truly will take full credit for its design and construction. Its actually something a threw together, on impulse, in a single afternoon. One positive point is the top. Its 2 1/2” thick and is rock solid. The probelm is that its too heavy for the whimpy base that I salvaged from a throw-away kitchen table. Its racks and sways all over. Most notably, the bench’s footprint is 30”x60”, whic...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #312: Ready for Cutting

04-17-2011 01:41 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 5 comments »

Just when I thought I was in the clear from this cold, it seems to have reared its ugly head again. Yesterday. around mid afternoon, I began to get pain in my head. It felt like it was in my sinuses, but I barely felt stuffy. By 9pm, I needed to take some medicine for it because it was really getting to me and not subsiding. I awoke in the middle of the night, again stuffed to the point where I couldn’t breath and had to take another dose. This morning my nose is clear, but I still...

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Outdoor Morris Chair #4: Fine tuning wood plugs

05-01-2011 05:35 PM by LegendInMyOwnMind | 3 comments »

I’m sure someone out there really knows how to do this right, but I really struggle with wood plugs. If I use the standard countersink bit it really tears apart the wood. That’s where a forstner bit really comes in handy. I can start a cut and get really clean edges. The next step that I really have a hard time with is a collared drill bit. Seems like I never can get the collar at just the right place. It takes me some trial and error to finally get a clean pl...

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