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Building a Shed #3: Building Day 1

08-15-2011 09:02 PM by ChadR | 7 comments »

I started the first building day by assembling the two floor pieces and one of the window walls. Got the window all framed in and I am ready for the next building day.

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Woodworkers Fighting Cancer Build Sept. 26th

09-15-2011 02:52 AM by thewoodwhisperer | 4 comments »

Plans for the Fall Charity Build are now underway. The project I selected is a small rocking horse from a WOOD Magazine plan. WOOD has been kind enough to offer the plan for free for a limited period of time. After the build, they go back into their store. I chose this project because it is fairly simple to build and lends itself well to charitable donation. So here’s how this is going to work. For each person that builds a rocking horse (and sends me a picture), I’ll be donati...

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Nightstand for CPAP Machine #2: Improved material usage

10-15-2011 11:53 PM by LegendInMyOwnMind | 0 comments »

I did some changes to try and get most of the pieces for two nightstands from one sheet of Oak plywood. I have a subcompact car so I had the guy at Lowes Depot cut the wood into four pieces (2 ft x 4 ft each) with the grain running the 4 ft direction. Here’s a link to the Sketchup file . To get the material to mostly fit, I eliminated the two lower shelves. Here’s a link to the picture .

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Woodworking as Therapy #10: Cleaned up the shop a bit and found unfinished projects to do.

11-30-2011 05:11 AM by Betsy | 4 comments »

I just wonder how many unfinished projects we all have laying around in our shops. I know I get started on one, either get bored with it, get stuck not knowing how to do the next step, or get frustrated because I can’t get the project to look like that darn magazine picture. :-) While cleaning I realized that I had not finished a set of child size Adirondack chairs for friend of mine. That’s what I’ve been doing tonight. I’ve managed to get both seats done and one ...

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Scroll Saw Blower just didn't get it done so......I (Jerry Rigged It!)

12-31-2011 12:24 AM by Bye Bye | 1 comment »

Here is a Jerry rig of my Scroll Saw Blower adapter from my shop vac. Hey why don’t you post and share some of your special “Jerry Rigging” here.

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Barnwood Countertops #11: Arm-R-Seal

02-04-2012 09:42 PM by spunwood | 1 comment »

Well, I love how this finish went on. I rubbed it on heavy with a rag. Then with the same rag rubbed it gently in the direction of the grain. After each coat, I sanded with 600 grit. Each side 3 got coats. I still had a few light lines and a few drips on it.

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Overthinking woodworking

02-17-2012 04:04 PM by BerBer5985 | 19 comments »

I’ve had the great opportunity to watch Paul Seller’s series of DVD’s along with read a lot of Christopher Schwartz’s material and being a newcomer, I’ve come to the conclusion that when most of start out, we tend to over think everything. We have had it drilled into our heads in everything we’ve done up until this point that we must MEASURE everything we do. If I’ve learned anything so far, and I’m glad I’m learning it now, is that MEAS...

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This Old Saw #1: Refurbishing My Fathers Carpenters Saw

03-11-2012 11:03 PM by SuburbanDon | 1 comment »

This saw belonged to my father and possibly his father who was a full-time carpenter. It dates back to at least WW2. My father worked with his father for a while after the war, before going to college. The handle seems to be hand made or else it’s just really beat up. Probably just beat up. I want to refinish the blade (it’s still sharp enough for my purposes) and also the handle. I’ve sanded it down to this point (still wet from wiping off the sanding dust). ...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #648: A Tough One

03-22-2012 10:43 AM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 7 comments »

Things didn’t quite go as I would have liked them to yesterday. There were several things on different fronts that brought news that was not what I would call ‘good.’ Some of it could have been helped, and some of it could not. That is just part of life I suppose and I need to deal with things as they come. It was a tough day for the ‘pink cloud’ and it rather took a beating. I only mention this because I try to be honest when I write and not only focus on...

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Rushing through the home repairs. #7: Fixing drywall problems and repainting that *&#$ cathedral ceiling...

04-03-2012 06:41 PM by dbhost | 1 comment »

After hurricane Ike blew through, I was left with some cracks in my sheet rock. The inspectors / engineers I had look at it told me the issue was because of the wind load / vibration during the storm. Sadly my insurance didn’t cover that damage, so I need to get my butt up a ladder to re-tape and mud where the storm split my ceiling, and then repaint. No big deal right? It would appear that my 6’ step ladder won’t be sufficient, but that’s okay I can borrow a taller...

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