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Interactive Design

09-15-2007 10:31 PM by Chris Davis | 3 comments »

For the most part the design process is left to me on the furniture I build. The customer just gives me a general idea and I go with it. There is the occasion that the customer would like or needs to have their hand in the designing process. Case in point, I have a Murphy wall bed customer that ordered my Euro Murphy bed. They wanted to change it up a little by adding a few extra rectangle blocks. She had an idea of what she wanted and thought it look good on paper. After tempora...

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Shop Tools #9: Today's Finds - Oct 12 2007

10-13-2007 05:22 AM by WayneC | 11 comments »

Today I visited a few antique stores in a couple of small towns near Sacramento. I thought I would share what I found. In addition to a few tools I found some woodworking books including a copy of Graham Blackburn’s “Illustrated Encyclopedia of Woodworking Handtools Instruments and Devices”. Without further adieu here are the tools…. A craftsman backsaw, two bronze spokeshaves, and a buck brothers chisel. I belive these are bronze and may be home ma...

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Position at - Advertising Manager

11-06-2007 06:43 PM by Martin Sojka | 3 comments »

As Debbie mentioned in the eMag, we are now looking for an Advertising Manager to contact companies regarding advertising on the site, in our eMag, and for our special events held throughout the year. The Ad Manager will receive a percentage of the advertising fees received. Experience in Advertising is definitely an asset but not necessarily a requirement. If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, send me a message please.

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From chess board to table

12-04-2007 10:46 AM by oscorner | 10 comments »

Hello everyone! A while back a great LumberJock wouldn’t take no for an answer and generously mailed me some veneer. After much reading, blogs on the LumberJock’s and his guidance I made this chess board with the lovely veneers. The question was… what will I do with it? After much consideration I decided to make a table upon which to attach it to. Unlike most of you, my plan was in my head. Kind of learn as you go type of venture. I started of wanting to try and...

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Woodworking Books to add to your collection #2: Woodwork Joints - Charles H. Hayward

01-01-2008 04:52 AM by daiku1 | 1 comment »

I found this book by accident, and I would urge you to do the same. If you are a joinery junkie like me, this is a must have. I love the hand drawn illustrations in the book. You will learn about alot of techniques that will never show up in your average woodworking magazine article. Very much oriented toward handtool users.I have the hard cover from 1972, published by Drake, ISBN 87749-042-2. Great examples of jigs for improved hand work. Also, where else can you find pictures of peo...

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Woodturning #3: Green Wood & New Toys

02-09-2008 11:34 PM by PhilipR | 5 comments »

For the past couple months I’ve been trying to get my hands on some green wood to practice with. Aside from being cheaper it’s so much nicer to turn and there’s very little dust involved. I called several tree services around town and finally found someone who was willing to let me come by and go through his wood pile. Unfortunately, work got in my way three weeks ago, and the flu got in his way the week after that. Work was hectic again this week so I was expecting to go another seven da...

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Stool #1: Top (Video)

03-01-2008 04:33 AM by Woodshopfreak | 10 comments »

This is the start of one project that I acctually got from a stool I saw at school. I said to myself, that would be a great stool for my shop, so I bought the wood (pine for price reasons) and started the next day. I am hopefully going to finish the project this weekend, and I will post the second show about it soon, hopefully. Thanks for all the support.

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Danger Will Robinson

03-25-2008 08:14 PM by Fishsomo | 11 comments »

Hello Jocks! My warning might be better late than never. In an effort to save a few bucks I bought a Wilton 10” sliding compound Miter saw last summer. Well the other night it went bonkers! As I prepared to make a cut I started the saw and the motor just started screaming, sparks started flying. smoke filled the basement, and the saw would not shut off until I unplugged it. The brake is now fried, it’s “loose” and trips the circut breaker now when I run it. I’...

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I Rise to the Challenge ... sort of

04-11-2008 03:48 PM by Hibernicvs | 4 comments »

Okay, here’s my best shot. I tried to use “sketch up,” but I figured that, combined with tax time (I’m a CPA) the frustration was too much. I hand-drew my idea from a sketch I made during singing practice a few weeks ago, while listening to the Basses and Baritones (or, if you want an inside joke, the Third and Fourth Tenors) screw up their parts while the director tore out what little hair he has left. Of course, I did this while watching some weird Sherlock Holmes...

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Hand Tools doings #21: Plane refurbishing job

04-26-2008 08:25 PM by Betsy | 10 comments »

I’ve had this e-bay plane for quite some time now. I’ve had it apart and left it on my fireplace hearth for months just looking at it, not really knowing what to do with it. Got a wild hair this morning and picked it up and started to work on it. It’s no where near perfection as, honestly, I really don’t know what I’m doing, but it works. This is the plane as I got it. I had already taken off the tote and front knob and put a new finish on those. But a...

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