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help, I need some Carbon Paper

03-01-2007 12:01 AM by Jim Earl | 16 comments »

I just spent the last four hours looking for a store that handled carbon paper. I guess I went to 12 different stores from craft stores to shopping centers to wal-mart, everywhere that I could think ofand no luck. Does anyone out there have access to any place that I could get any. Please let me know for my supply is running out. only small pieces left. please let me know if anyone could help me. Thank you ...

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'This Old Crack House' #25: helecopters....TV crews and....

04-01-2007 02:05 PM by Dusty | 15 comments »

After the murder of her fiancée, the traffic from the drug dealing that had occurred across the street seemed to stop. Her mother, who frequently took care of her kids, had moved into the basement of the house. Another woman and her two children also moved in. From time-to-time, the mother would be sitting out front watching the younger children and would respond if you initiated the conversation. There was no doubt that she was a special-needs adult. She seemed to be mildly retarde...

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Thorsen Table #7: Final Assembly

06-04-2007 07:01 PM by cheller | 10 comments »

With the drawer problem solved it was time to attach the drawer runners to the side aprons, a stop to the back (to keep the drawer from recessing too far into the table), and get the table glued up. A shallow dado on the drawer rides along maple runners attached to the aprons. You can see the dado in this shot of the drawer box. With the assembly dry fit and turned upside down on the bench I placed the runners into the dadoes and lower the drawer between the aprons. To raise the drawe...

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Inspired or Insane

07-11-2007 05:01 AM by che | 9 comments »

After mulling around a bit thinking about the music box I want to build and cursing the lack of tools in my shop (specifically the Rikon 10-325 I not so secretly lust after) I was remembered a post I read and was inspired, or stricken by a very severe dementia. I’m not sure. I plan on building a music box with a frame and panel top. The frame will likely be curly maple and the panel will be a black walnut crotch. The crotch I have i...

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Letter For Santa

09-20-2007 02:06 PM by Chris Davis | 5 comments »

Just for fun. I found this old commercial that my brother and I did back in 1986. I’m the oldest one with the southern accent and the high pitched voice. My brother was the cute one. Notice I said was. My brother builds cabinets too, but works for Falcon Jet building high end interiors for private jets. I should post some of his work. WOW, awesome stuff. I was about 12 then and still playing in the saw dust. It was another 3-4 years before I started making anything besides swords...

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Router Table #2: Dado Time!

10-17-2007 04:31 PM by Jon3 | 5 comments »

I grabbed a Dewalt Dado set off Amazon for a song a while back, thanks to the wonderful deal hound at Woodnet. So I loaded that up, got a good fit, and began to run down some Dados Then I began to glue & brad the chassis together. I set that aside so that the glue could dry, and moved on to the drawers. I broke down the ply, and laid them all out. Before I assembled, I did a big tape-up, tossed on some cheap sacrificial borg ply on the bottom, and drilled the...

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Samples Shipped for a Custom Steak Knife Set; with Antler Handles, Scrimshaw and Inlay work.

11-11-2007 08:57 PM by Mark A. DeCou | 9 comments »

For the past 14 months, I have waited patiently to see if my investment in a prestigious national woodworking show would pay off. Sure it was a lot of fun to be counted acceptable by the jury, and to attend the show, but it is hugely expensive for a small one-man operation like I run here. Not only just the cost of the booth fees, but getting things ready to take is a huge undertaking, renting a truck, fuel, hotel, food, etc. I was disappointed with the “return” on my investmen...

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New Dewalt Flush Trim Router today

01-05-2008 07:59 AM by JR | 7 comments »

Once I sneaked it past my wife into my garage, I was free! It seems it’ll be nice to have one other router that isn’t quite such a beast. I think I can do a lot more with it than I would have considered doing with my Porter.

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Planning and Building a Jig #5: SHOP BUILT VS. STORE BOUGHT

01-23-2008 10:41 PM by Peter Oxley | 9 comments »

Some common kinds of jigs are available for sale at woodworking stores and even big-box retailers. Every time I see a jig for sale I think, “I could make that.” I imagine most of us think that! If I see a jig for sale that seems like something I could make, I try to be realistic about whether it is worth the time and effort. I’m a cheapskate, and I almost always build jigs out of scrap, so the expense to build is very low. If you enjoy building jigs, then even if it takes an hour or tw...

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Poll: Which Plane Should I Get?

02-13-2008 07:29 AM by Eric | 16 comments »

Okay, so I’m in the market for a plane that will help me clean up my tenons and maybe do some other tricks too. I’ve narrowed it down to a Stanley #78 rabbet plane and one of those skinny wooden shoulder planes that are so common on eBay (in fact, I just saw one listed for $9.99 that ended with no bids). It seems that these two planes do mostly the same kind of thing, and that they would both work for tenons and rabbet joints. Right? But the Stanley #78 has the bullnose feature...

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