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The wife wants to help

11-04-2016 07:25 AM by Eloyd | 7 comments »

Well, today my wife asked me to do a wood project for her. It was a simple project, something for the horse arena. I figured that it would take me about 3-4 hours to complete. But then she said that she wanted to help. Well, I know that she would like to learn to do some woodworking on her own. But to be honest, her “helping,” added 2-3 hours to the project. At one point I explained to her how I was going to make a table saw cut to get pieces I needed from a piece of plywood. She ...

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Trestle Table #37: Completed Planing Table Top

11-10-2016 06:17 AM by HappyHowie | 0 comments »

I resharpened my bench planes and then resumed planing the cherry table top. having sharp blades helped me achieve a great surface for this top. I competed the work today by taking a damp towel and wiping both surfaces; especially where I had two dents or rough spots in the wood. Tomorrow I will replane the raised grain or use a card scraper or even a sanding black to knock down the raised grain.

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The old time woodshop journals #12: Fourth of July shavings with the 71 and 48 Stanleys!

07-04-2012 09:10 PM by jjw5858 | 12 comments »

Wire wheel, wd-40, sandpaper and my hands filled with dirt, grease and hard work…...I truely get a chance to see and feel the contours of these wonderful crafted pieces…...I can’t help but to ask myself more than once…what happened to such well made and designed tools? The curves…the artwork, iron and wood highlighted sometimes with brass…...the time and quality these instruments were made with….I can only hope to give back half of the hardwork in ...

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New Jointer/Planer

07-19-2012 06:09 PM by lab7654 | 13 comments »

Earlier this week I pulled the trigger on my first jointer and planer: the JET JJP-10BTOS 10” jointer/planer combo. I’ve been debating the purchase for a while; reading reviews, waiting for sales, etc. I was originally going to get the 8” model, since it was the only one in my budget, but CPO was running a sale on this one for $400. That’s only $30 more than the 8” one, and this one comes with a stand. Good deal, check it out if you’re planning on buying on...

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Reclaimed Workbench

11-18-2016 02:56 PM by ShaunMeighan | 0 comments »

View on YouTube Hi folks! So this past weekend I turned a bunch of free industrial pallets into a new workbench! I still have to add a vice and some shelving down below, but the main bench is finished!

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Workshop Development #51: Thoughts turning to getting non shop out of my shop!

08-02-2012 06:13 PM by dbhost | 4 comments »

Progress on the in shop builds is going well, taking a little bit of a breather for now to let my back catch up. A huge storage problem for me is non shop stuff that is sucking up huge amounts of space in the shop. Now I have storage problems that there are solutions for, but that requires a bit of construction. For now I have been jettisoning any non shop, and some shop related stuff that is either no good, or exceedingly redundant such as…. #1. The 4 different spray bottles of A...

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Tools #2: Wood rabbet plane

11-21-2016 01:42 AM by Dan Wolfgang | 2 comments »

About nine months ago my dad gave me one of my great-grandfather’s planes, a wooden rabbet plane. When he gave it to me I sharpened the blade as best I could and gave it a try, but set it aside because I didn’t have a specific use for it. Over the last few nights I worked at cleaning it up a bit. The most notable problem was that it was very, very dirty, covered in coal dust. Just touching it to pick it up would cover my hands in black. I scrubbed it down with a few grades ...

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5 Years

08-17-2012 05:07 PM by clieb91 | 4 comments »

Well as of yesterday I have been a member of LumberJocks for 5 years. I want to thank everyone that has been an inspiration and help to me. While my time has been a little less this year in the shop I do enjoy that time as much as possible. My wife and I are heading for our 2nd year of craft fairs and going to plan to do at least 2. I am hoping to post more on that soon but have to say I am a bit behind on projects. My daughter continues to love to work in the shop with me and I hope to conti...

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thanks #2: thanks giving

11-24-2016 06:18 PM by pottz | 3 comments »

just wanted to take a moment before the feasting begins and say thank you to all the good people on this site that have inspired and given me many kind words this year,i wish you all happy thanksgiving-peace to all.

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Shake-a-box kit: Handplane.

09-02-2012 01:24 AM by bandit571 | 2 comments »

Noticed that a few parts have been piling up in the shop, a base here, a frog there, a few handles piled up on the bench. I had an idea to take some of these parts, and build a “user” plane out of them. Lets see, have some frogs… But not the right style. both were Union frogs. I did have some handles to use.. I could paint the black one again… Had a few front knobs, as well Well two anyway. I could use the one with the chipped up base. needed s...

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