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Shims For Life

01-28-2011 04:38 PM by HungryTermite | 2 comments »

I tend to get excited about things and it’s in my nature to want to cover all my bases. This means I can go a little overboard sometimes. I was researching how to set up and tune my Harbor Freight jointer I got over the holidays (which I will review once I use it a little more) and came across a bunch of shim stock at Amazon. For less than $20 I got steel shim stock in .001”, .002”, .003”, .005”, .007”, and .010” thicknesses. I don’t lik...

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Walnut Slabs

02-08-2011 03:35 AM by Mesquiteman | 7 comments »

Just finished up slabbing out a walnut log I bought in California, my new favorite wood is walnut. Amazing grain and figure.

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8 drawer dresser #3: 57 biscuit slots later, carcase done

02-26-2011 11:51 PM by EthanC | 1 comment »

After several long nights and longer days because of long nights and 57 biscuit slots, the carcase is done. Now for the top, finish sanding, finish, and then glue-up. Then on to making a bunch of drawers. Thanks for looking. . .

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The Slowest Farm Shop #8: 2011 plans...

03-09-2011 05:40 PM by Will Mego | 2 comments »

Well, it’s been a painful blur of a winter, and spring is pretty much fixin’ to spring (maybe) here in northern Illinois, so it’s time to plan out all those projects I haven’t been able to do all winter: So here’s the usual list that I’d LIKE to get to…but money and time are always bigger factors than my desire. Given my druthers, I’d complete MORE than this list…but that caveat aside, here’s my list for 2011: My massive all-weather outdoor Roubo Workbench. 1...

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Redwood Table from reclaimed logs #1: Straight from the forest

03-22-2011 06:08 AM by lumberhack | 1 comment »

My client had some Redwood trees cut down about a year and a half ago and they have been laying out in the woods ever since. I have cut the logs into manageable lengths and hauled them to my workshop where I will turn them into a “fun” coffee table.

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Little round red stickers!!

04-03-2011 10:21 PM by Div | 25 comments »

Some of you might very well know what a red sticker on the price card means. I’m talking about the price card of pieces at an art exhibition….Well, I have some news to share… Today, the “Out of the wood” Exhibition opened at Strydom Gallery in George, a smallish city/large town here in the Southern Cape, South Africa. Apart from sculpture, wood turning and paintings, a total of 5 furniture makers, including myself, have 25 furniture pieces on display. With the exhibition opening at 11h0...

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My "Bucket List" #10: Segment Four Part One- I am gonna tease you with this.

06-05-2011 05:03 PM by therookie | 2 comments »

When I first started my bucket list, I had planned on making a cabinet based work bench well every good plan gets changed at least once throughout the process of planning. When I say that it gets changed boy oh boy do I mean it. The first issue that I noticed with my original design that I drew up of the bench was the overall cost of the bench. For a 6 foot bench, it would have cost me over $1500 just to get the materials to get started. So Now I go into the changes I made. 1. The wood:...

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DragonFly Harp #13: 6-19-2011 Finally Really Finished

06-19-2011 05:29 PM by Donna Menke | 6 comments »

Fixing the popped soundboard was not too difficult, though it did take some time. I knew instantly how to fix it so that the problem would never reoccur. I needed a block to connect the soundboard firmly and immovably to the sturdy base. I sure wish I’d though about this from the start of the project.I cut the trapezoidal block to shape matching the harp’s angles on the table saw and then cut it to length and removed a piece to go around the bottom of the string band.It also neede...

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Taiji Sword

07-05-2011 04:47 AM by JRL | 2 comments »

I should write a book: 101 uses for discarded wood flooring. I have a pile of the stuff and may need to see a specialist to stop hoarding it. This might be entry #1 in such a book. The Taiji practice sword. My mother-in-law is an exercise fanatic and, being Chinese, has become proficient in Taiji sword exercise routines. When she visits us, she can’t bring her sword so I made this for her. This is a great way to get familiar with the spokeshave.

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #405: Time After Time

07-19-2011 01:08 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 11 comments »

I spent the bulk of the day yesterday printing out patterns and sanding 8.5” x 11” rounded rectangles of wood. It doesn’t sound like enough to fill the day, but it certainly was. Once again I played the role of ‘captain underestimation,’ grossly underestimating the amount of time it will take me to do things. (I never have been that good at math. There is something so impersonal about numbers that they just don’t hold my interest. They are an evil ne...

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