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aftermarket miter miter guage

09-16-2007 09:46 PM by Bob #2 | 6 comments »

Here’s my take on an econo miter guage.There’s quite a few out there and many costing a lot more than this one but this does the job for me so far.If you feel you need a new miter guage as well this may not be the rignt one for you. Bob

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Haunted Forest TWO poster printing

10-13-2007 11:03 PM by Dan'um Style | 14 comments »

This is a new technique I wanted to try. Previous projects, I have tried the drawn on technique as well as carbon paper. Thought of using a projector or finding a large format print shop, but searched the internet and found the technique of breaking part a photo into pieces call ”poster printing”. Looked at several and sellected a shareware program “Mr. Poster”. Program has it’s limitations, namely limited to it’s default size settings, ie, number rows and...

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Observations #2: Even the Bad is Good

12-04-2007 11:37 PM by Russel | 31 comments »

I cannot say enough good about LumberJocks, and apparently, I’m not alone. I periodically like to see who’s online and go wandering through their projects and blogs (is MsDebbie ever offline?). In my travels, I have read numerous entries about the value of LumberJocks. The testimonials to it’s unique ability to combine professional and amateur seem never ending. The enumeration of benefits received and friendships found goes on and on. Oddly enough, I seem to be mis...

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My Cockatoo

01-01-2008 10:36 AM by Allison | 4 comments »

**Aaaah My cockatoo, The pattern came from a stained glass pattern book I had once. No credits here however as I know longer have the book. Stain glass patterns are a different place to look for patterns and I have found quite a few interesting ones however it is more like doing segmentation with these patterns instead of intarsia. I love this one though because it is made out of curly maple (not the cheapest wood around) given to me by a neighbor of my fathers. And the brighter yellow actua...

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Woodturning #2: It's not as easy as it looks...

01-20-2008 11:17 PM by PhilipR | 10 comments »

I’ve been watching online videos for the past couple months, and I’ve watched a video on turning several times now that Jet sent me. I’ve read several books and magazines on the topic. Regardless of all that, I can’t seem to get any work that I do between centers to turn out correctly. The biggest problem I’m having is something that I had attributed to dull tools before; now I’m thinking it’s more operator error than anything else. I don’t ...

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I Really Need to Get Me a Patent for This Thing

02-10-2008 02:04 PM by Eric | 5 comments »

Today when I finally got ready to start chopping my dovetails, I felt cramped way over on the left side of the bench where my handyman vise is precariously mounted in 1/8” plywood. So I dismantled the sweet sharpening station setup I just blogged about and jimmied this little rig. It was solid, and apart from the worry that my saw would graze the clamp (it didn’t really come that close), it will do nicely until my bench is made. Once my bench is made, I’ll hopefully have...

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Teaching a 6 year old to turn #1: Introduction

03-26-2008 04:26 AM by Alin Dobra | 22 comments »

Vlad, my (almost) 6 year old son’s biggest dream since I started woodturning is to learn how to turn. I build a work table for him 1 year ago and bought him a handplane but I convinced him at the time that he is too small for woodturning. I did promise though that we will try woodturning when he turns 6. A month ago he reminded me of the deal and asked if the small Jet lathe will be his. Over the weekend I decided to give it a try with Vlad even though he is not 6 years old yet. I...

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My Teddy #2: Completion

04-27-2008 09:48 PM by Jiri Parkman | 3 comments »

The shape should be rounded Wood between legs is removed Chiseling of eyes etc. A little of sanding and staining The bord will be equiped with an inscription acording to demand of future owner. My project entry: Thannks for watching this entry.Sorry for my english. Jiri

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Woodworking vacation #6: Day three ----- planes, chisels, sharpening..... lots of shavings

05-22-2008 03:45 AM by Betsy | 1 comment »

Having trouble staying on the net. But will try to load the few pictures that will explain a little of yesterdays classes. Setting angles for chisels and plane irons—- set your protractor to angle desired. Set protractor on edge of board/flat surface Slide the chisel/plane iron, which has been loaded into the edge guide up to the protractor’s blade. This next picture shows the edge guide with the filing done on the top. You can see it’s only the middl...

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08-03-2008 12:03 PM by aaronmolloy | 1 comment »

Over the past couple of months if have been planing to build a night stand for my bedroom I spent some time looking at designs for this project and have finaly found some ideas that I will use. This year in school I will also have to make a large woodworking project that will be examined and I will be given a grade on. So I decideto make a nightstand which in turn will help me practise my mortise and tennon joints and other various joints. I plan to use only hand tools for this project except...

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