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Laundry Room Floor Cabinet #1: Episode One

12-31-2011 03:58 AM by Eric | 3 comments »

For about a year now, I’ve been interested in trying my hand at building a cabinet. This summer (2011) while moving things around in the laundry room we discovered the particleboard floor cabinet in this room was beginning to crumble. My answer… Make another from particle board!!! Sorry LJs. Its my first cabinet. I’m not going to shed the bucks for a sheet of 3/4” 11-ply baltic birch on my first attempt. However, I did want to work with prefinished sheet goo...

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Trials and Tribulations #5: First Tablesaw Accident (Not Serious, No Blood)

01-23-2012 11:08 PM by DamnYankee | 16 comments »

I was cutting a piece of 1/4” ply down to final size (size befor cutting ~24”x36” had to cut it about in half) for the armoir project I posted earlier. Being fully aware of the potential danger of cutting thin stock when the fence is further away from the blade than the edege of the tabel top wings, I checked (with the saw blade all the way down) to see if it was goint to be an issue. After test pushing the piece through (remember no blade up or spinning) it pushed throug...

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Buffalo forge No. 61. Drill press restoration. #3: Fin

02-05-2012 01:18 AM by Wayne | 10 comments »

I finally have it mounted, and have tested it. Im gonna atempt posting a couple videos of it in action.By the way… Im an idiot. The lever in the video engages the bit into the wood not disengages. It is slower…but it is designed to be sort of an automatic feed…yep…i know…... I blame it on the excitement. here And here

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First try at mortise and tenon joints

02-18-2012 12:43 AM by Ben | 5 comments »

So, yesterday I was making a frame for an antique carved panel and decided to try mortise and tenon for the joints. Just square ones, not mitered or anything. I never tried them before, but of course I didn’t even consider that. Never know how if ya don’t try it anyway right? So I dove right in and cut the tenons on the table saw. Easy peasy, that went great and took almost no time at all. THEN I set about cutting the mortises. Pretty much as soon as I got the tenons finished an...

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Modern times and the art of Whittling

02-28-2012 11:12 PM by jjw5858 | 6 comments »

This past Sunday was particulary nice out, high of 60, sunshine, and I thought it would be nice to get back in touch with the very basics of working wood…..whittling! I had purchsed a Woodcraft Grab Box of Basswood a little over one year back and knew I had a happy helping of material to work with so I grabbed my new Sloyd carving knife (Please also see my newest review on this knife in the reviews section posting later this evening) and set about my task. As I regained my southpa...

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Lumber Scores! #3: Log to Lumber - Milling small Ash logs

03-12-2012 12:20 AM by SalvageCraft | 14 comments »

Last year I got a pile of Ash logs from the city when they were taking down beetle infested trees in my neighborhood.I’ve been using bits of it here and there for small projects and barbecues.I’m doing a small table for my lady and have taken photos of my process for milling firewood sized chunks into thin slats for a rustic tabletop. Here be the log:I use the jointer to square two sides. All I need is two flat and square reference surfaces to register against the fence and ta...

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Childrens Hospital #1: Maybe you can help me

03-22-2012 05:03 PM by Matthew agate | 1 comment »

I am going to try and raise some money for the only childrens hospital in my province. Please click this link to read the article my dad did up for me.

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Banjo #2: Clamps Removed

04-18-2012 02:48 AM by Brett | 0 comments »

Here are some images of the neck with the clamps removed. The fingerboard is glued on with some titebond II. One thing that I didn’t do that was on the example on the website that I am following is a spar in the neck. The 2024 aluminum that I found was $50 for a 3’ piece. Too much for me. So I left that piece out and we will see what becomes of it. If there is a noticable problem for me, I can always make another neck or just make a 2nd version of the banjo with the necessa...

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Kubb box. Student progress.

05-04-2012 08:18 AM by andyboy | 9 comments »

These are our future LJs contributors I hope. A few have joined in recent times and have some great ideas to share.

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Window seat #3: Finished the window seat.

05-19-2012 12:19 AM by Alan52 | 4 comments »

Finished the window last week. Mac. my wife made the seat cushions. We are weighting on the pillow to arrive to finish it completely. One of the objectives, was to match the floor witch is 16 years old. and a little faded. I chose Shellack clear for the finale coat for its slight yellow tint over the Coastal stain. Over all we are very happy with the project. Most of the construction was with the Kreg pocket tool and glue. It has quickly become a favorite reading spot.

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