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Almost time to get turning!

11-26-2008 06:31 AM by KenM | 6 comments »

I’ve been hanging around LJ’s for a while now, enjoying all of the projects that people are posting. A lot of the work is truly magnificent, and is certainly inspirational. While I’m in the process of finishing up a set of 8 dining room chairs (finally!), I’ve developed an interest in turning, especially segmented bowls and the like. However, while I have a pretty complete woodshop (ok, it’s a garage with wood working tools in it), there are a few of the bigge...

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Shopsmith #'s 4, 5, 6, and 7....I am NOT a collector...I am NOT a collector...

12-21-2008 10:13 PM by SST | 4 comments »

Sometimes when I’m relaxing in my shop, I doze off and I have this re-occurring dream. I’m on a flying saucer (not a space ship, but rather one of those aluminum dishes that you use in the winter like a sled). I take a run and leap on at the edge of a huge drop off from the peak of a monstrous snowy mountain… and down I go…plummeting and spinning out of control. The only way to try to control yourself on one of these things is to drag one foot or the other to change...

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A Crib for Nathan #2: Finally Complete

02-19-2009 02:04 PM by Patrick Jaromin | 6 comments »

It’s been difficult finding time to complete this project. When you come home after work to two toddlers, a baby and an exhausted wife, it’s extremely difficult to then suggest you’d like to head out to the shop for a couple hours! “Disappearing” into the shop on weekends can be equally problematic. Nevertheless, we worked out a plan and I finally managed to make the time to get this crib done…and none to soon with Nathan now just over 3 mos. old! I d...

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Messed up chisels: Or how I learned to stop worrying and Love the grinder

04-11-2009 09:39 PM by marcb | 4 comments »

I picked up a couple old chisels recently and last weekend got off my butt and for the first time used the power grinder to get an initial angle on them. I’m an old woodworking machine guy, but I have a newish little Craftsman grinder. I don’t have any fancy white wheels a nice stand with a cup for quenching or a super deluxe tool rest. I just plugged it in and got to work. This is the first time I ever ground an edge on a power tool of any kind. So if I can do it, anyone c...

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The Sawdust Chronicles Spring 2009 30-Day Build Challenge #2: Let the games begin!!!

05-01-2009 03:21 PM by SplinteredBoard | 5 comments »

This morning (May 1st, 2009) The Sawdust Chronicles 2009 Spring 30-Day Build Challenge (I’m trying to think of a longer name, so send me suggestions) began! With 43 actively interested contestants (23 Beginners, 15 Amateurs, and 1 Professional woodworker), 4 sponsors (Rockler, Woodcraft Magazine, Kreg Tools, General Finishes) over 250 emails, and about 150 hours already devoted to breathing life into the contest, it is now up to the contestants to determine how it all proceeds. Up...

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View Derrek LeRouax's profile

Introduction & current status

05-19-2009 08:38 PM by Derrek LeRouax | 10 comments »

Hello to all. I have spent the last couple of months finding myself falling back on this site for advice, photos, projects, and just general info. After my last “oops”, I figured it was time to “get in the game”. I am currenlty finishing an 8’ wide by 7’ tall bookcase in my soon-to-be guest bedroom in order to make way for a new baby. I’ll post photos soon, but I will warn you: they aren’t much to look at. My next woodoworking project is g...

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Never throw anything away

07-18-2009 09:23 PM by tenontim | 15 comments »

I’ve heard it at least a thousand times, and have probably said myself at least as many times, “as soon as you throw something out, you’re gonna need it.” Have you ever had one of those things laying around the shop, that is always in the way, you’ve moved it so many times it almost doesn’t look like it’s original self.Behold: The Wobble Dado Blade. I’ve had one of these so long, it’s probably a collectors item. Can’t sell it. C...

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Workbench #8: Is Lee Valley great or what?

08-05-2009 12:31 AM by Rob Drown | 5 comments »

I just sent Lee Valley an email (and they answered TODAY) requesting to purchase some parts for my twin screw vise, a replacement speed knob cause I lost it, a new handle and new brass screws cause I buggered them installing the cover. They are shipping them to me grattis. I didn’t even ask, they offered!!

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Found the brass pins

09-12-2009 06:03 PM by TomTinkerSum | 1 comment »

Fellow woodworkers, Thanks for the people that responded Friday afternoon to the brass pin and where to find them. I was doing some of the checks for various websites or items to search for. Off to the side after not quite what I was looking for, I found a website out of New Berlin, WI(Near Milwaukee). They were reasonable, trusted, and someone to talk with if I had to. Never know with internet nowdays. They have all kinds of metals, sizes, shipping options, etc… Again, THANKS for the...

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150 [Cutting] Boards by the end of September. #18: Day55 and still a few to go...!!

09-27-2009 01:30 PM by degoose | 14 comments »

Just a few more pics of this weeks contribution to the great dust storm...A squadron of butter boards..Torque workcentre sign … on the Torque workcentre..Don’t you just love the French walnut.My pride and joy.. LLW sign.

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