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Router Table #5: The next day, the next DOH!

10-17-2007 04:57 PM by Jon3 | 8 comments »

I prepped my hand-held PC892 for the rabbet that will support the lift. Put the right bearing on for a half inch rabbet, and cut away. There is where the DOH! comes in. When I made the jig to size the hole in the top, I put a half inch extra for the whole thing, meaning I’d have to do a quarter inch rabbet to make the PRL fit. Meaning… of course, that I ended up with a hole that was a half inch too bit in my top. DOH DOH DOH! I made some oak stripping around the PRL,...

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Save the Children Standup Surf Paddle - final

12-09-2007 05:38 AM by Bob Babcock | 11 comments »

The Save the Children paddle will add $325 to the LJ fundraiser. The buyer bid just 202.50 on eBay but he and I had talked previously and he agreed to not only meet a $300 dollor reserve which somehow got left off eBay but also to include the shipping charge that he would have paid since I’ll be delivering it personally (he’s local strangely enough). He lives north of Boston so it won’t be frequent but it we hope to hook up for a standup session together as well when I deli...

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My Adventure in Home Remodeling..the Wrong Way, Part One

01-05-2008 05:30 PM by tat2grl | 1 comment »

We became friends while working at the same place. She had a business in home remodeling and had showed me pictures of the work she had done. Even had a business card. My addiction to “Flip This House” and “Property Ladder” got me interested in this whole remodeling scene. I loved to paint; it’s zen to me. Watching the paint go on the wall, the sound it makes, the familiar smell of it reminding of Pop, the way the chemicals interacted as it dried to a slight...

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"wild cherry sideboard"

02-13-2008 04:28 PM by cowboy | 2 comments »

Several people have asked a few questions so I thought I’s tell a little about this piece.This was a spec piece that I wanted to take to a show.The cherry came from a board I selected from a pile of 1,000 bd ft of curly cherry and was obviously one of the wowie,zowie boards.It’s obviously a version of a very old design tha’s been around for years.Truthfully I don’t do that anymore as I only use my own designs and have gotten into a different type of thing,yet similiar....

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"The Language of Wood" by RusticWoodArt

03-05-2008 02:23 PM by frank | 4 comments »

The Language of Wood ....and so i step out of my walled in universe, to view the collective aspirations of the many other’s, who after working throughout the long hours of night, are also standing ready to greet the powers of coming dawn…. —-what is this sound within the confines of my head, that causes me to gather at the sound of a mornings landscape, to view the coming revelations of many hand tooled creations, along this forest of well endowed tree formations…...

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My DW735

04-14-2008 01:32 PM by flink | 7 comments »

Well, this weekend I made some progress on reorgnaizing my basement. I moved some 2×10x14 foot lumber destined to replace some damaged floor joists from workstands dividing the basement to a dead space along side the wall next to my tablesaw. Now that the lumber is moved, I had room to finally unpack my DW735. All I can say is wow. I can’t wait to run some nice maple through for the faceframes of my kitchen cabinets. I am curious, though. Why did Dewalt ever think that this t...

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The Router Table Saga #4: Progress on the sub surface infrastructure

05-01-2008 05:40 AM by Mark Shymanski | 0 comments »

Well I’ve finished cutting the rabbets and halflaps for the framework for the table top and for the upper part of the legs. I’m learning a lot about how to increase the accuracy and precision of my joints as I become more familiar with my router. The jig is working really well and I’ve got a lot more confidence in my ability to build accurate jigs. This is a shot of the final leg joint after its cut. I had to adjust my joints after deciding not to use an 10 degree ...

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Front Porch Rockers #2: Cutting Parts

05-26-2008 06:52 PM by bhack | 5 comments »

Choice of wood? Well, for me that is easy. In the area of Mid-Missouri where I live there is not a big choice of wood suppliers. The only one close just sells the species that are mostly local. And money is a big factor for me. With the cost of diesel fuel it is prohibitive to drive the 150 miles to St Louis or Kansas City where there is a better market. So at the local supplier I found a large supply of Ash at $1.20 a bf. Decision made.Today I milled the 4/4 Ash to the prescribed thic...

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Tablesaw Improvements #5: Mini Outfeed Table

06-23-2008 05:43 PM by Jon3 | 4 comments »

Just when you (and I) thought I was done with my tablesaw improvements… I noticed during some demo/construction at work, they were tossing out some perfectly fine laminated ply shelving. I also have been feeling the desire for some more outfeed room. I have a really small shop, so I couldn’t do a big huge extension table, even if I could do a big fold-down type, it just seemed like a waste, as I mostly work smaller, and I don’t do a lot of big ply breakdowns. (and when...

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The Craftsman's Path #44: Using the Band Saw and Jigsaw for Rough Stock Prep

08-06-2008 09:51 PM by Mark Mazzo | 1 comment »

Previously, I wrote about the merits of using rough stock in your woodworking. In that post I discussed the benefits offered to every woodworker through milling your own boards from rough to ready. What I did not cover is how to go about preparing rough stock for use on a project. In a new post on my blog, I focus on the first steps in the process and discuss how I typically approach them, and why. Take a look and let me know what you think. Thanks for reading!

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