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Throwing in the towel #1: Bagging it...

07-20-2009 11:16 PM by Myron Wooley | 18 comments »

We’ve had enough. After trying to survive on hit-or-miss work for the past year, we are done. Dead broke, retirement gone. I’m going to get a job in my old field and make furniture in my spare time.At least I still have my health and a really cool shop!

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08-07-2009 05:19 PM by Ancientwood | 5 comments »

Ancientwood, Ltd. has been selected to supply a 7 foot Ancient Kauri table for ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition! This event is taking place in South Range, Wisconsin, August 3-10. Ancientwood is very excited to have this inspiring opportunity and are pleased to be able to contribute to this deserving family.

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Kitchen Furniture #1: Kitchen Table

08-26-2009 08:32 PM by Ackdaddy | 5 comments »

My wife and I bought a foreclosure about a year ago and are about 75% done with the plans that we set forth in the beginning. The kitchen is completely redone, along with the living room and our expectant baby’s nursery. The bathrooms are in process along with our bedroom. I’ve sort of taken a break from the home improvement aspect and gotten into a lot more woodworking. I find my hands to be a lot more steady than ever, and my accuracy much improved. So now I am making a k...

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Flute tutorial (part 7)

09-14-2009 06:26 PM by Den | 0 comments »

Use the small files to bring your TSH and SAC into shape, at this point it does not need to be perfect.continue to work on the sac and tsh, remembering not to go over the line, they must remain 3/8” by 7/32(9.525mm by 5.55625 mm) (0.9525 cm by 0.555625)this picture show a ruff look at what you will try to accomplish as you file, these pictures by no means are done.

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Woodworking vacation #17: Day two - dovetails with Frank Klauz

09-30-2009 01:34 AM by Betsy | 8 comments »

Wow – another productive day. Most of us actually have the box together and close to ready to cut the lids off! I apologize first that I left my camera and notes at the school. Too tired to go back for them so I’ll try to do the best I can from memory. I think I left off on having just finished the pins and getting ready to mark and cut the tails. My first issue with my pins is that they are really steep – way to steep – but workable. The problem with steep pi...

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A journey into the workshop. #22: Not much shop time this week. But a little bit of progress...

10-15-2009 04:27 PM by dbhost | 3 comments »

My big plans for my week got tossed to the curb between dealing with an unexpected cardiac surgery on my BIL, and work running rather late, I just haven’t had much time in the shop. What evening I did have open to myself (tuesday) was hot and humid, (85 degrees 100% humidity, ICK!) so I did not WANT to be out there… I did get 3 reasonable things done since Sunday though… #1. Removed all the junk from on top of the table saw, and workbench and put it away. Considering t...

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A journey into the workshop. #25: Tuning my Groz #4. You'd be amazed how sweaty you can get...

11-01-2009 03:55 AM by dbhost | 10 comments »

Like most new planes, heck, what am I saying, like most planes, period, new or new to you, my Groz #4 was in need of a tuning. First things first check the sole for flatness… Heel to toe dead flat. This is a good sign, Side to side it is concave, at 120 grit I get scratches all the way accross, but moving up the grits the ones in the very center don’t even hardly come out. Time to work this plane on the sharpening board. Now I am pretty sure this isn’t the RIGHT way to do...

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Wood Whisperer Out Feed Table #3: Lets Put This Thing Together!

12-02-2009 06:59 AM by Brad_Nailor | 3 comments »

So, now it’s time to put some parts together. I started with the leg assembly’s first. I decided to use 3-#20 biscuits, glue and screws. I thought about pocket screws, but I think for the legs the biscuits, glue and screws will be the strongest. I referenced all my slot cuts from the fence..this is important..either use the fence or the base, but don’t use both or you may have some alignment problems, depending on how your biscuit joiner is set up… Pretty straig...

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Loft Bed (OP College Style) #3: Finished with an Hour to Spare...

01-01-2010 11:03 AM by VeganThug | 0 comments »

i finished the project by the end of the year as promised. i was supposed to blog along the way, but there was no time. i only had time to eat, sleep, work and woodwork. i might go write about some of the lessons learned, but at this point, i’m not too concerned. it’s done. it’s nowhere near what it could have been, but there are only so many hours in a day. here’s a teaser. maybe in a few weeks, or a month or two, i’ll post some better picks.

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Extremely Average #21: She Took My Breath Away

01-23-2010 04:12 AM by Ecocandle | 33 comments »

Since I began blogging, I have taken to carrying around a small notebook, pencil, sharpener and eraser. I am more of a pen person, but using a pencil feels right to me. I was at the bar in the Dublin Underground, drinking an RC, no straw, my usual drink. This is my favorite place in Iowa City. It is a friendly place. I was really focused on writing down some thoughts about possible future blog posts. I didn’t notice the woman taking off her coat and sitting down one seat over on m...

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