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1,000+++ on LJ's

12-30-2009 10:39 PM by Napaman | 18 comments »

Wow…time flies when you are having fun…just got back from a quick trip to grandma’s and bam my e-mail is stuffed with projects from my good friends here at LJ’s… So…trying to catch up I realized—-1,007 days on LJ’s…pretty crazy…I remember when I joined…heard about it in PW…came on as a “new” wood worker…and have never left…although the last couple of months I have been less active… I ca...

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Making a frame for a pair of ca.1900 J.B. OWENS scarab tiles #2: curly quartersawn white oak veneer made on table saw

01-11-2010 01:31 AM by Dan'um Style | 4 comments »

not much of a story on making the veneer. I set my fence at .1875 and cut four thick veneers from a 1 inch thick board using a thin kerf blade, raising the blade a 1/2 inch or so at a time until it was at maximum height. After doing the side cuts, I lowered the blade and cut thru the center of the board, raising the blade a little at a time. When all three cuts are done I ripped the veneer off the 6 inch wide board as shown. A better startingnumber, would have been .156 ,but for what I’...

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Another day, another nickle #21: Back to the future

02-23-2010 07:06 PM by Thos. Angle | 26 comments »

Well, we are again, home in Jordan Valley. As they say the job at the Padlock didn’t work out. An understatement to say the least. It is good to be back in the house with all the memories and wood and leather. I’m on my way to the shop to see if I can make heads or tails of the mess. Since all the machinery is gone, I suppose I’m now a galoot for sure. I still have all my hand tools and hand power so I just need a work bench. On the brighter side, on Monday, a week ago, I...

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Shop Project Efforts

03-03-2010 07:22 PM by Blair Helgason | 7 comments »

Hey Everyone, I hit a snag with my outfeed table last night and figured I’d write about it. A couple weeks ago I made a hinged outfeed table for my table saw. It worked out great and I have been using it with great success until now. What I realized last night was that I didn’t take into account the tilt of the motor when the angle of the blade is changed. Pretty stupid mistake but I really just needed and outfeed table and didn’t want to spend a lot of time on it. This s...

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A Day With My Dad

03-12-2010 06:14 PM by Bill Akins | 9 comments »

Last Wednesday my Dad drove the 5 hour round trip and spent the day with me in my shop. He is the one that convinced me to using some old scraps to make myself a little workbench 3-4 years ago which led to my hobby of wood working. He saw a guy at a craft show a few years ago turning bowls. I helped him get set up for it and now we both turn bowls. He watched me make several bowl blanks on my bandsaw and then I turned a cherry bowl. We then worked together on a dogwood bowl for a freind of hi...

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"Hobbit Holes in MyWorld" --by RusticWoodArt #69: My Zone of Wood Art

03-23-2010 08:35 AM by frank | 8 comments »

My Zone of Wood Art ….art is the interpretation of what is before you, and therefore needs no-out-side influence to make it more then it is in this moment. The problem that many have with art is that it is all-ways regulated to some other plane of our existence, out-side the time-work of where we are now. Because the many see art as so ‘other’, these many lost souls to the world of art, will in-deed all-ways be seeking for art as if it is some-thing that is found in the so ...

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Teak vs. Ipe

04-05-2010 06:02 PM by newtool | 4 comments »

Hello, I have a ski boat with a teak platform. The platform is old and getting a little weak so I was going to reinforce the platform from underneath using teak. A friend of mine suggested using ipe rather than teak. Does anyone know if Ipe is a good replacement for Teak in regards to marine use? The bottom of the platform does get wet during boating operation.

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Oh what a lucky day...

04-20-2010 05:04 AM by alexbarlage | 9 comments »

So I was looking around CL for stuff that I don’t have the need or room for and came accross a listing for (2) armloads of wood for $1 a piece. Was suppose to include some pine, dowels, and other misc. small pieces, birdhouse stuff. I went out and check out the wood piles they had for sale, a bunch of random stuff, that I’ll go back tomorrow and sort through some more. She told me take a look inside the garage also, as this was all her fathers stuff and they were trying to sort...

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Building my dream shop #3: Wildlife

05-03-2010 07:00 PM by rep | 4 comments »

Got the second coat of floor paint down and installed some cedar fence. Thought I would include a few pics of the local wildlife while waiting for paint to dry. My buddy hunts the property and has a game camera installed. Deer enjoying the corn Night shot of racoon Big squirrel power lifting Coyote on the prowl (I don’t think he is after the corn) Another predator – always watch where I put my hands ! Finished installing all the cedar fence, now I gotta get t...

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My workshop is where I like to be most of the time.

05-16-2010 06:32 AM by ashahidan | 5 comments »

I wish I would win a big lottery price and a detached building as my workshop. I dream of owning a piece of land near the sea where I can have a simple house and a workshop nearby where I can make furniture and build boats. It is just a dream. I have a garage at the back of my house. My house had another garage at the porch but that is where my son kept his car. This house is his so he has the preference. Adjacent to the porch is a little garden which belongs to my wife. That is her worksh...

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