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Extremely Average #178: Chatting With Some Pros

06-29-2010 04:58 AM by Ecocandle | 3 comments »

Hello All, Tonight’s blog post is GREAT! Lots of pictures of beautiful furniture. I went to the Des Moines Arts Festival and got to chat with some of the artists. I thought it would make a good post and it did. It is nice to mingle with people who make their living doing what we all love. Brian

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Adventures in recycling #2

07-26-2010 10:28 PM by charlie48 | 4 comments »

The sawyer has come and gone,and did a wondreful job,now my work starts.I built two drying racks to handle the 1400 BF of planks.The first rack was made from 2×6 and 2×8 stock I had,the second rack was built with 4×4 stock I picked up at one of the box store.I made two removable roofs from 2×3’s and corrugated metal.I then cut 3/4” stickers to use between the planks. I didn’t think I’d ever finish cutting stickers. stacked the wo...

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Extremely Average #254: Blog is Up

09-16-2010 04:50 AM by Ecocandle | 0 comments »

Hello All, I tried a few things, which didn’t really work today. Eh…it happens…tomorrow is another day. Brian

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #130: Thanksgiving in Canada

10-11-2010 01:45 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 5 comments »

One of the things I found hardest to get used to in moving to another country was the different holidays and celebrations. Here in Canada, today is Thanksgiving. As many of you may know, I am originally from the United States. I am used to Thanksgiving at the end of November. Football was in full swing, pretty much everyone enjoyed a four day weekend, and sometimes we even had snow on the ground. Aside from Christmas, Thanksgiving was one of our biggest celebrations. Here in Canada, it s...

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The Start of a Challenge #4: frustration setting in again...

12-12-2010 03:56 AM by rhybeka | 0 comments »

just when I thought things might be starting to look up, I run into a whole slew of troubles to solve with this entertainment center. Again I question my sanity of just pushing through to finish this thing and keep thinking I just need to get it done and learn from the mistakes and go from there… of course I have cuts I need to make on my table saw and we’re due to get a few inches of snow and under 20 degree weather starting tomorrow. Ugh. If you guys feel like giving any input o...

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Christmas Present 2010

12-25-2010 09:14 PM by Karson | 16 comments »

My wife never knows what to buy me, because if I want or need anything I go and buy it. So I guess somewhere in a discussion I mentioned a hobby electronic microscope (A kids toy) because i wanted to look at the edges of my chisels when I sharpen them. So one of the presents I got this year was this. So this is the sharpened edge of a razor blade knife that I carry. This is the micro edge of the sharpened blade with I guess a piece of apple or Christmas Cake stuck to the b...

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Shop #5: Completed Workbench

02-09-2011 04:44 AM by Big Ben | 10 comments »

I finally done getting the bench together, I beefed up the lower shelf with 2.5” with .5” rabbet for the slats to fit in, I had enough left over scrap to complete the shelf. I did however miscalculate and will not be able store the compressor on it. BUT I did get a Ridgid Band Saw which I may be able to use to store. (Band Saw step will be my next blog and project). I still need to apply BLO finish but I am having to much fun using it to stop now. From Woodworking The lower ...

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My Grandfathers Woodworking cont... #3: A Few More Pictures

02-18-2011 02:49 AM by DougH | 8 comments »

I had some trouble trying to get a good video of the lathe working but I’ll keep trying. In the mean time, here are some pictures of a sewing box he made for my grandmother. It was started in 1931 and completed in 1934. It has over 2300 pieces.

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A first (I think), a magazine gloat.

03-11-2011 06:57 AM by BigTiny | 5 comments »

Greetings and salutations my fellow LJs. Yesterday I came across a fantastic deal on a couple of hundred wood working magazines, two large boxes full to be exact. They were FREE! A guy had them listed on a local buy/sell site as his wife was bugging him to make some extra room in the house. It pays to be the first one to reply some times. I think these will keep me in reading materials for at LEAST a week. (grin)

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Wenge Q

04-05-2011 08:42 AM by Alexey Khasyanov | 2 comments »


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