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Wedding Clock #6: DISASTER STRIKES!

05-24-2011 12:19 AM by kenn | 6 comments »

I was making great progress on the clock. The wedding is 17 weeks away. My wife commented that she thought it would be done in time today. I headed done to my shop. I’ve been working on the front frame and thought I might be gluing it up today. Here’s a look at the lower rail, nice tight joint. I needed to put the profile on the bottom of that rail. As you may remember from my last post, I am using a huge fortsner bit to establish the curve and then bandsawing out the waste...

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Making the garage a shop #10: More storage for the shop.

07-05-2011 04:42 AM by Shawn K. | 2 comments »

My last entry showed the south wall being finished, and french cleats hung up. I had to chose a direction. Either build a tool cabinet, or take advantage of some other wasted space. So I decided to fill in the gap underneath my Sjoberg’s hobby bench. It’s been a love hate relationship with that bench. It’s light, it walks all over the place when I’m planing, and it never felt very beefy. I loved it because my wife bought it for me, knowing I didn’t have t...

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Plans to start more woodworking

08-03-2011 03:09 PM by Randy | 2 comments »

The few projects that I have made since purchasing the Woodcraft store in Tucson have been for my son, Lucio, who is three years old. Between running the store and spending time with him and my wife, I don’t have much time for woodworking. I hope to incorporate more woodworking into my days real soon.

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Free Cherrywood

10-01-2011 06:01 AM by Trev_Batstone | 3 comments »

While searching the ’Free’ section of Craigslist this afternoon, I found some free cherrywood firewood logs right in my neighborhood, so I immediately jumped in the car and went over and picked up a few logs. I got them stored under one of my work tables in the shop. When they are dry in a year or so, I figure I can probably get 10 or 12 burl clocks out of them. It always pays to check out the ‘free’ section of Craigslist.

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The Tool Gathering Odessy #16: Crossed into the dark side

10-16-2011 12:01 AM by Tomcat1066 | 8 comments »

I’m terrified of table saws. Not many woodworkers will admit it, but I am. I know that, if used properly, they’re no more dangerous than any other tool…but I have ADHD and am far more likely to slip up than most folks. Of course, that didn’t stop me from buying one. Let me start at the beginning of my tale. You see, while I’m working out my notice, one of my co-workers is working out hers as well. Her husband is a truck driver. For the last couple of y...

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Entryway Bench #2: More Assembly, Old-Growth Pine Milling

11-15-2011 05:54 AM by superstretch | 3 comments »

FrameI finally got some more work done on the entryway bench.. I anchored the seat frame to the walls and then constructed the legs cut and screwed in underneath. I originally wanted to make the entire thing out of beams and barn boards that I had outside.. but simplicity triumphed and I resorted to 2×4s. In the long run, I think they’ll stand up better and would hold to the walls without the screws pulling through. — Seat/StorageAs you can see from the pictures...

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12-16-2011 08:43 PM by Lifesaver2000 | 2 comments »

One day in the library, I found a book called “All I Really Need to Know I Learned from Watching Star Trek.” I didn’t actually read the whole book, but did come across a section that talked about the mission statement. You know, the whole “to seek out new life and new civilizations; to boldly go where no man has gone before” thing. The author made the point that when starting an endeavor, it is a good idea to be able to put into a few words just what you want ...

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Walnut Coffee Table #4: Base Section Complete (with pics)

01-11-2012 12:52 AM by Lifesaver2000 | 2 comments »

My schedule didn’t work out as planned last week, but this past weekend things moved along nicely. I have completed construction of the base of the table. There is still a lot of sanding to do but for now I am ready to move on to the next step. You can see the pine lumber on the inside which will support the full-extension drawer slides. This was a case where lack of planning actually caused more work than should have been necessary, but as I was drawing up the plans I...

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Barnwood Countertops #12: To wax or not to wax, that is the question.

02-04-2012 09:54 PM by spunwood | 5 comments »

I think that a Johnson’s wax cover might give this countertop some extra protection and also hide some of the imperfections in the arm-r-seal finish. What are your thoughts. I have some pictures here of it and also a picture of one of the drips…the last picture. Love to hear your advice. May wax it in two weeks.

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2nd Year Carpentry @ NSCC

02-17-2012 05:32 PM by Fraser Gandy | 1 comment »

Second Year Carpentry was pretty great. We are in the last 2 months of schooling then we have 5 weeks of work placement, then we graduate! First things we got working on, the first day! Was framing up sheds. What we did with these taught skills like framing, roofing (last year we just used trusses, this year we actually framed the roof) vinyl siding, asphalt shingling, wood siding, sidewall shingling (shakes) and gable, hip and intersecting roofing. The sheds we build are sold for 1000$ or...

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