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A Second Experience in Building a Burial Casket (aka Thorsen Table Challenge Entry)

05-31-2007 01:30 AM by Mark A. DeCou | 12 comments »

—————————————— UPDATE 3-28-2012: MISSION CASKET BOOK & PLANS AVAILABLE:After Posting my Casket Stories and Photos on Lumberjocks, I have been overwhelmed by the response from readers. There is quite a long thread of folks wanting to build their own casket, or wanting to build one for a close friend or family member. There are many reasons a person would build their own casket, including saving money...

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Phil Is Still Here

07-05-2007 04:42 PM by Phil Brown | 9 comments »

Hi folks. I haven’t been active on LJ for some time but I do try to view the site from time to time. I don’t get near the computer for days at a time it seems. Been so busy with Jim’s casket and trucking at night, and the million other things that come along. We had to put our Old’s Cutlass to rest and buy a van, our neighbor’s passenger van which she gave me dirt cheap. All it needed for safety inspection was one rear brake drum and a rear wiper blade. The va...

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Ms Debbie P's 2007 Shop Tour and Inspection #5: Tuesdays with Mot

08-07-2007 07:25 AM by Douglas Bordner | 10 comments »

This week it’s a return to Mot’s shop. Sure we visited Mot in the early days, before things got more organized. But that was a social call, and this is, after all the more serious matter of an inspection. MsDebbieP likes the ambient dust filtration, the tight organization and the lighting. I was excited by the Cat5 cabling and shopcam. For a small shop, there are all the necessary tools and some very high-tech toys. Mot has been experimenting with a lathe instruction ser...

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1" A-1 Maple Ply

09-15-2007 08:14 PM by FlWoodRat | 3 comments »

For anyone interested in 1” A-1 both faces Maple ply, check out this link. I purchased six sheets from Dan this morning. He even threw in some small pieces of the same stock and about a half sheet of cherry. He was easy to work with and provided exactly what he advertised. Have a great day. By the way, if we aren’t supposed to post things like this let me know. Sometimes it hard for us hobbyists to find good materials.

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10-13-2007 12:18 AM by mrtrim | 5 comments »

ok im kind of a hillbilly i guess so could someone tell me about this sketchup program ?

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Shop Rehab #2: Floor Plans

11-06-2007 03:02 PM by shaun | 12 comments »

It’s not perfectly to scale but it’s close enough to work from. I haven’t figured out what’s going where in the shop yet but this is about what I’ll have to work with. We want to add a bar to the Family Room/Rec area, there needs to be room for the exercise stuff and I need to fit a small office area in here somewhere. So the shop floor keeps getting smaller with each rendition. It’s becoming apparent that my original vision of the shop was a bit ambitious....

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Woodworking Books to add to your collection #1: Cabinetmakers Notebook - James Krenov

01-01-2008 04:43 AM by daiku1 | 6 comments »

This book was a revelation for me and started me down the path to higher quality work. It is such an easy read with so many Ah yes moments. When I am in a funk sometimes, I still pick it up to re-energize myself. Not a technique book, but a Zen experience. I even gave a copy of this book to my father to read, and he isn’t even a woodworker! I have been lucky enough to sit down with JK up in Fort Bragg over a beer at his place, and spend some time in his little shop. I understan...

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My Workbench #1: Lumber for the Top

01-20-2008 05:14 PM by Eric | 5 comments »

One of the hardest things about building anything here is finding nice wood. It seems that if you want anything better than standard construction lumber, you’re up the creek. That’s bizarre in a country that does so much logging and has so much nice exotic wood (I guess it’s mostly exported). At least for a bench, standard construction lumber is just fine. Since I’ll be using 2×6s for my legs, I needed something that would match it in thickness (I’ll be tenoning the legs up into the be...

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I want this driver

02-09-2008 10:42 PM by Karson | 23 comments »

Has anyone bought this driver . I want one. And another one.

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Poplar Kitchen #1: During the build

03-01-2008 04:14 AM by Les Hastings | 5 comments »

We built this project the first part of 2007. The house was built in the late 1800’s and is on the National Historical Registry. Its was kitchen, pantry, butlery and small office combined. The case’s were out of UV Maple with poplar frames and doors. All the drawers are dovetailed hard maple finished clear with Blum under mount slides. The crown was in three pieces, the reeded lower portion had X’s that were routed in with a jig. Pieces were then glued in and then carved...

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