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Minwax Wipe On Poly: Take It To The Limit #1: Overview and Disclaimer

03-01-2012 05:56 PM by Lee Barker | 3 comments »

I am in no way connected to Minwax. As a professional woodworker, I view their retail product line as not quite professional level, but quality nonetheless. I also allow that any retail product has the potential to be an effective coating to have around. I build vertical electric basses whose bodies are, generally, cherry and alder, and are about fourteen inches wide and thirty six inches long and two inches thick. The edges have a two grooves cut with a vee-groove/flush trim bit (an ho...

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Dust Collector Series #10: Ready for sanding and painting.

03-13-2012 01:11 AM by Martyroc | 5 comments »

Hello Fellow LJ’s, I am coming into the home stretch on this monster, just sealed up everywhere I could so the unit is air tight. You will be happy to know, I did a preliminary test with an small HF DC and the chips and sawdust ended up in the bottom and not in the bag connected to the outlet of the DC. I still need to install the locks on the bottom drawer and the weatherstripping for the inside to complete the airtight seal I am looking for. The next step is to design the filter ...

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Modern Sawboard #1: Brainstorming for ideas...

03-24-2012 04:36 AM by chopnhack | 6 comments »

Well the sawboard is a pretty simple jig, but man is it invaluable! The other day I needed to rip long taper cuts on a 2×6 and it was just the tool. I have been thinking about incorporating some holding clamps to the base to make it quicker to set up and use. This is what I came up with as my first run at design. I am thinking this would be ideal for breaking down plywood. The overall length is longer than 8’ so the design is two ply to allow for overlap. One side has a piece of ...

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The Steel City Dual Drum Sander Blues...and the Cure!

04-20-2012 05:22 AM by Boxguy | 1 comment »

I had the low down, no good, dual drum blues…but I have found the cure. I have had a 27 inch Steel City dual drum sander for a couple of years and while I liked what it could do it was driving me crazy trying to keep sandpaper on it. The clips didn’t hold…I fixed that. The paper kept wrinkling and tearing. I tried different brands of paper and 4 inch paper and 6 inch paper. I wrapped the ends with tape. I tried Steel City’s tech service (not a good experience...

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The old time woodshop journals #1: A sunday afternoons pick for the shop!

05-06-2012 11:11 PM by jjw5858 | 3 comments »

Hey friends, hope all is well out there. For anyone that enjoys my type of woodwork and shop I thought that I would have a separate blog series for when I am not actually working on projects but finding cool picks, auction purchases or just adding to the environment inside my new shop space. So…..The old time woodshop journals begins so I at least can sort of look back and see the progress to my tool collections and woodshop madness…...bwaaaaah ha ha haaaaaawww…lol. I ...

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Photo uploading problems

05-21-2012 12:05 AM by BoxBuilder | 7 comments »

I have been encountering some problems when trying to upload project photos & would welcome any assistance I can get. First, photos look good in PICASA which I am using but when uploaded they are very dark. Any way to manipulate to get better looking shots? Second, in PICASA the shot (a vertical) is in good correct position but when uploaded it is laying on its side. Does that mean only horisontal shots can be used. Any help will be welcomed.

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Sculpted Maloof inspired Rocking Chairs #1: Rough shapes and construction

06-06-2012 02:30 PM by Ehren | 7 comments »

For a while now I’ve wanted to build a rocking chair. I was finally tipped into starting the construction after my dad is retired after a thousand years and I found my wife trying to rock my kid to sleep in a folding chair in the nursery and so I’ve finally set aside my other projects and buckled down. In the purest form of logic I decided since I’ve set aside the time for one, might as well build two, just don’t tell the wife or father which one I make all the mistak...

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This is james1959 haven't been writting much due to heart problems etc but still come here often .

07-07-2012 01:43 PM by Jim Reeves | 13 comments »

Hi everyone, been a long time since l have wrote here been having very rough time.I had 2 heart attacks 6 days apart in Nov/2010, chest pains every day filled with stress and worry.Then had stress test done March/.2012, to check why having so much chest pains heart doctor had to stop early not far into stress test because l was starting to go into cardiac arrest, so sent me to a another heart specilists and July/03/2012 went to kingston ontario, hospital to have a dye test to check my heart....

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WOW!! Our "Sixth year" has snuck up on us!

08-19-2012 08:47 PM by Dick, & Barb Cain | 15 comments »

Barb & I have sure enjoyed being with you lovely people! Ever since joining LJs the years have seemed to have gone by us LICKETY-SPLIT! WE LOVE YOU ALL! DICK & BARB

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A Tough One to Write

09-04-2012 01:58 AM by mnpete | 11 comments »

We just returned from Maryland a couple days ago. We laid my Dad to rest at Arlington National Cemetery on August 30th after having lost him on July 26th. He was my mentor in everything, including woodworking, so you’re reading the words of one very broken-hearted boy. This is one of my lengthier posts, but I wanted to share a sampling of Dad’s woodworking. He wasn’t active in the online community aside from browsing the occasional forum from time to time. http://se...

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