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Auction Sale 2011

1206 days ago by canadianchips | 15 comments »

Spent the day at an estate auction. Was a good day. Black Walnut 320 bd ft. sold for $175. Cherry Sold for $.35 bd ft. White Ash sold for $.25 bd ft. Tools were cheap, the man had some nice tools, one of everything. MY PILE of maple $10 per pile. The truckload you see cost me $20. Unfortunatly I wasn’t able to buy any of the Wlanut,Cherry or ash (One can only buy so much.) He had a band saw mill with 16 ft table = $1200. The day was RAINY, chilly. I did b...

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Workbench Build #7: First attempt (ever) at hand cut dovetails....

1182 days ago by JL7 | 6 comments »

Not much of an update here – but I will start by saying…...I have contemplated many ways of building this bench without dovetailing the apron into the end caps…..but of course I WANT this essentail feature so invested part of my tax return into a proper saw, and now I am committed. I picked up the Lie-Nielsen saw and and as most of you know, it is amazing the difference it makes in cut control. Before that…....I cut the dado’s into the end caps and they fit t...

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Look Mom, No Nails! Challenge with Gorilla Glue #2: And The Winners Are...

1167 days ago by Martin Sojka | 11 comments »

Gorilla Glue has challenged you to build one of your wonderful creations using Gorilla Glue as your main fastener (no metal fasteners). And now you can take a look at 16 creative entries as a result of this challenge. It’s also time to announce the prize winners: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Grand Prize consists of $200 plus 1 of each Gorilla Glue's products and a Gorilla Glue t-shirt: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 runn...

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Workshop additions, modifications, adaptations and installations #2: Some more drawers.

1152 days ago by Lee Barker | 2 comments »

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #408: Mind over Matter

1137 days ago by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 13 comments »

Yesterday, I added a short video to my scroll sawing class lesson. I was kind of amazed that even though the video is only just over five minutes, it took me over half the day to do. I say ‘kind of’ because one wouldn’t think that something that short should take so long to accomplish. Especially when you see the quality. Not that it is really ‘bad’ mind you. I think it gets the point across Ok, but it isn’t really something that I would call ‘fa...

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Yet Another Workshop Blog #2: Fear, Loathing and Failure

1123 days ago by Manitario | 5 comments »

It’s difficult working on a shop when it is 400 miles away. I’m only working in the city where my new house is for 7 days a month, so time has been short in trying to get the wiring, insulating and finishing done between shift work. Had all the electrical roughed in and 2/3 of the insulating and vapour barrier up…and then the electrician stopped by. The plan was to get a separate 100 amp service put into the garage due to some difficulty getting a line from the house to t...

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Short Updates #2: Internet Woodworker Short Update No. 3 Stanley No. 45

1111 days ago by Shawn Sealer | 1 comment »

In this episode:Welcoming the Stanley No.45 to my shop.

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ScrollSaw Information and Resources #14: First Craft Show - It Was Fun

1064 days ago by jerrells | 5 comments »

As any or you know who have looked at my postings for the past month or so I attended my first craft show last Saturday. This was a local event at a mission location of my Church. Seemed to be a safe place to start and it helped a cause the I well support. Overall I think I did fairly well. On of the first rules of craft shows is to recover the amount of your booth space. I did that in the first hour. Secondly is to sell some product and I well did that. Thirdly is to gauge the quality of ...

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Rocking Chair Build #5: Starting to shape the seat

1049 days ago by Topapilot | 3 comments »

I threw caution to the wind and took my new Kutzall to my seat. Most of this is by eye, which is a leap of faith for me, but I think it might turn out ok in the end. I strongly suggest doing all of this work outside! I moved in later when the sun was on me and now my shop is covered in dust. I felt I had one “good” side, and one less good, so I made a template of the good side and transferred the shape to the other side. And I saved the template… Much san...

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Refurbish Powermatic Table Saw #5: Finishing Up: Repairing the Fence and A New Push Stick

1034 days ago by bch | 6 comments »

The fence, having been stored outside in a shed for two years, had dried out and the two side boards had shrunk enough that both boards had fallen off while transporting it home. The bumper rail was also separating from the ends and would not stay down with just a press-fit as intended. I chose to glue the ends of the bumper down with CA glue, only at the ends where it was separating: After the glue dried I enlisted my assistant to dismantle the lever for cleaning, rust removal, ...

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