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Fiberglass reinforced plastic

1694 days ago by PASs | 6 comments »

O.K. I know I’m going to catch some flack on this on the LJ side. But I’m new to LJs and believe that if you limit your materials you limit your capabilities.I started playing with FRP sheeting a few years ago. You know, the stuff with the bubbly looking surface that you see in restrooms in the finer truck stops sometimes.This stuff is GREAT for some work. It’s almost indestructible, cuts well, and will just plain outlive most wood in really bad environments. I redid a laund...

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Daily Update #19: December 19, 2009

1677 days ago by Chris Davis | 0 comments »

What’s happening in the shop for December 19, 2009 . We will apply the finish on Young’s Bullock Murphy bed and finish building Wang’s Contempo murphy bed. For missed video and building pictures see my Current Projects link at or Watch us live: <div></div>

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Woodworker's Dictionary #10: Hide Glue

1664 days ago by CaptainSkully | 2 comments »

The inability to find the adhesive during the assembly process because your shop is so messy.

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Pen Wizard wizard #1: I can see that this will be fun

1642 days ago by Sawdust2 | 2 comments »

When I posted my project on the new work station for my Pen Wizard I jokingly said that I would be an expert by Sunday.Well, it’s Saturday and I’m half way there! I tend to do things over and over and finally the light comes on. I’ve probably used a dozen orphan pen blanks and a half dozen pieces of dowel trying to figure this thing out. (One advantage is that I have cleaned about half the wood off the tube so it doesn’t take so long to get it clear of wood.) Wel...

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Planning the Makeover #1: SketchUp Plans - Workbench #1

1631 days ago by Jeison | 6 comments »

Edit: Thanks to everyone (esp DaveR) for their suggestions/help/nitpicking :D I completely redid the project and got rid of the wierd dimensions and such, and I’m much happier with it now. I didn’t bother with cutouts or shims for the vise this time since until I get one, thats kind of pointless, and overall tried to keep it simple. Here is the Sketchup File I had fun working on the Sheet Goods rack, I decided to get going on some of the other projects I have planned for t...

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I Hate Moving! But I Love New Shop Setup!

1609 days ago by SNSpencer | 3 comments »

I am moving into a new house and I hate the process. The worst parts are lack of internet access and of course, my enter shop is in boxes. I miss putting wood to blade already. But I am excited to set up the new shop. I brought all my garage cabinets from the old place. The best part is that I am going from a 1 car garage with lousy electrical to a two car, extra deep garage with outlets all over the place. There is even a 220 outlet. I may just have to rewire my table saw.

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Going Pro as a Woodworker - Part 5 - Getting the Tools you Need

1580 days ago by Charles Brock | 6 comments »

I am a professional woodworker, instructor and publisher. My instructional bundle titled “Build A Maloof Inspired Rocker with Charles Brock” has helped fine woodworkers all over the world to make their rocker a reality.My newest project is Build A Maloof Inspired Low Back Dining Chair with Charles Brock. Part five is my opinion about acquiring the tools of the trade. I hope you enjoy! While teaching a recent woodworking class, I was asked a question in front of the group that ...

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Trying out the router table and bit from Charles Neil

1540 days ago by sandhill | 4 comments »

I scored some tiger maple, cherry and white oak yesterday and just had to try out the new router table with my new router bit I (Thanks Charles for the bit and Jim for the lead) The tiger was a piece I deemed not worth risking damage but as it turned out it came out great. I ran it over the jointer and it took about 4 passes to get the profile to the desired point.

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A bit of a scrape

1527 days ago by Div | 5 comments »

Yesterday I had a client walk in the shop with some clear Pine boards and the request to joint it up into an L-shaped kitchen countertop, 24” wide. Work is work and I told him to come and collect tomorrow. In between other work, I planed the boards and noticed they were somewhat resinous but didn’t give it much thought. This morning I took the tops out of the clamps for a few passes through the drum sander. When I noticed sticky dust on the exit side, I knew I had a problem.When I opened the ...

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new lamp stand

1513 days ago by BOOGE | 1 comment »

I bought 2 pieces of black walnut(endiandra palmerstonii) air dried for 20 years and cut off a piece enough to turn a beautiful lampstand approx 20” high. I will post when I am finished.Will keep the rest for a special job I’ll dream up. The 2 pieces were 5”x 2 1/2” x 5’ each

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