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Scenic Woodturning Courses

08-11-2014 10:41 AM by stefang | 9 comments »

Every year my local tool dealer puts on an 11 day cruise here in Norway which caters to woodturners. The cruise includes free turning courses held by internationally known American, English, Norwegian and other woodturners. A lot of tools including bandsaws, sanders, turning tools, etc. are taken with. The cruise starts in Stavanger and sails to HonningvĂ„g/Norkapp (land of the midnight sun). It’s probably pretty expensive, but surely a lot of fun for those who can afford it. A great way...

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Maloof Low Back Chairs #3: Scraping and Sanding

09-01-2014 11:17 PM by Dave G | 4 comments »

After what you saw last time I got busy with the cabinet scrapers. I used three, primarily. The most useful was a very flexible straight one to get into the chair seat and flex around the leg curves. I had to use a french curve scraper on some of the seat curves. And a medium flex straight scraper was pretty handy too. I sharpened them all at the beginning and resharpened the flexible one once. I spent 9 hours scraping. Then I started sanding: 180, 240, 320, 400, 600 grits. ...

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Tool Tip #16: Pull saw at work

10-20-2014 11:12 AM by robscastle | 4 comments »

I have a small pull saw and its a great asset in the wood tool kit.Today I was making a Walnut Key Holder and in the production of it I needed to cut a small piece from the key to square off the key stop. As it was right in the radius of the key slot I decided to see if my pull saw would do the job. This is a close up of the final result. I was very happy with the result, and with a little sanding later it will look OK. So there you have it a pull saw at work and the results...

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Building a Goat Barn #15: Cordwood Walls at last!

11-11-2014 05:19 PM by David Bareford | 6 comments »

My wife and I have been interested in building with cordwood for almost 5 years now. Initially, we planned to use the technique to build our Washington home ourselves but we found great home that was already built that saved us the work. Cordwood masonry is a centuries-old technique that uses short, debarked logs (like you might use for firewood) set in mortar to form structural walls or else fill in a timber frame structure. It’s a great way to use woods that otherwise would not be ...

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Ok i am really out of my league. (That is, in attempting to write this blog. )

01-09-2007 04:49 AM by Dusty | 7 comments »

I really have did it this time. I have no clue what I am doing. I have often found this to be the case when I’m building or designing things. I am humble and shy about all this but figured I would at least give it a try. One of things I found while I was teaching my self woodworking and stained glass skills- was I didn’t have anyone to bounce of ideas or ask questions. This made for some very long and frustrating experiences over the years. It is my hope that I can make some new f...

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Another Day

02-21-2007 02:36 PM by MsDebbieP | 8 comments »

Another day, another perspective. enough said.

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Rockler Professional

03-28-2007 04:39 AM by Karson | 5 comments »

I just realized as I was starting to look for some bed hardware on that some of you might not be aware of Rockler having a Professional division. There is a seperate catalog and a different web site. Maybe Martin can setup a link to the Pro site and still get his fees. Rockler siteRockler Professional On the bed hardware that I was looking at there is a $4.50 price reduction on a $13.99 item. I don’t remember how I became aware of the prosite, nor do I remember h...

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Presentation to the Delaware Woodworking Guild.

04-29-2007 11:05 PM by Karson | 7 comments »

Ethan made a comment awhile back that if you get a chance you should join a Woodworking Guild. I went looking and I never found one one in my area. Surprise. I received a phone call 2 days ago asking if I would make a presentation at the Delaware Woodworking Guild, on the Cradle / Glider that I made to win the First LumberJock contest, and was presented in the February Issue of Woodcraft magazine. I told them yes. So if you are close to Northern Delaware on the third Wed of May, May ...

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Thorsen Side Table Contest #4: The 11th hour is at hand!

05-31-2007 08:02 PM by JonH | 1 comment »

Ok, Here’s the deal. Its 12:35pm. My daughter has a doctors appt at 3:45. I have procrastinated my challenge project to the point that I had to abandon my idealistic goal of glueless wedge tenons. I do reserve the right to rechallenge myself at a later date on that joint. I will get it done!The legs are clamped up and nearly dry Here's the top. Pocket holes have replaced wedge tenons...Yes, I'm in a hurry. The sides are small, but mighty!

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"My old Friend"

08-08-2007 12:49 PM by frank | 3 comments »

My Old Friend ....time suspends as i watch this moment, while other’s carry on with an already brisk made tea, just as i still fetch my twigs for the making of a fire, and i knowing that soon the world out there will start to clatter…. —-been days now upon this high trail, where the few that continue on with me, are oft given to fits of incessant chatter, and so i walk over behind this tree to gather my silence…. —-food runs low and water is lower, the ...

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