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Entertainment Center #3: The Face Frame

05-02-2011 02:09 AM by Marc | 0 comments »

I’ve got my own site where I like to write about my projects so rather than duplicate them here I’ll just provide a little teaser. If you’d like to read the full post just click here. Getting back into the swing of things with this project gave me the opportunity to finally mount my new Freud Diablo blades in both my table saw and my miter saw. I needed both blades for the project this time because I was ripping down some of the maple hardwood on the table saw and then cutting the face fra...

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Little help with a Sjobergs bench

05-24-2011 04:51 PM by Shopsmithtom | 4 comments »

I just picked up what appears to be an earlier version of a Sjobergs model 1660 http://www.rlarson.com/Product/sjoberg/index.html bench. Because I want storage & prefer it to be heavier, (it’s a nice bench, but pretty light weight) I plan on making a cabinet insert similar to the one they offer. Since no instructions came with it, I have a question for any Sjoberg owners. I know what the bench dog holes and hold down holes are, but there are 2 – 1 1/4” steel tube lined ...

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My Hand Tool Journey #9: Lawsuit Pending!

07-05-2011 09:39 PM by Kent Shepherd | 45 comments »

I went out to my shop early Monday morning. How wonderful to have a day off work to get work done on several projects I have going. I was working on an antique dining chair we have. As I was trimming a piece on a rung, my Japanese hand saw slipped—right down into my hand. If you don’t know how sharp these saws are, this is not the way to check. I didn’t think at first that I hit my hand that hard, but boy was I wrong.Lovely reds stains everywhere. I spent the rest of the ...

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Wizard Staff #1: Wizard Staff

07-20-2011 06:31 AM by MapleBear | 2 comments »

Recently I was asked if it was possible for me to make a wizard staff. After getting a few examples of what he was looking for, I figured it was doable for me and thus was commissioned by an acquaintance to make him a wizard staff. It’ll be 60 inches tall, topped with a blue crystal ball grasped by lions claws As part of the development of this commission, I had to scrap together a lathe. Likely I’ll build something more permanent on a larger scale, now that I’ve ...

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1000 days of LumberJock SawDust!

08-04-2011 03:54 PM by robbinscabin | 11 comments »

There are days when I cannot believe that I am a Woodworker! I never imagined that I…A wife of 17 years, a Mother of 3, a full time Caregiver to my daughter with Epilepsy would’ve found a hobby that I enjoy so very much…a hobby that has now become a small (tiny) new business! Woodworking has opened a whole new world to me. A world where I can confidently say…”I CAN DO THAT!” But then invariably, some unexpected challenge occurs mid-project and I sayR...

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Shop #1: Finally some free time.

08-16-2011 05:53 AM by steviep | 1 comment »

So this is what it feels like to get old. I have been touring with bands that you haven’t heard of for too many years now. It used to be so fun but this year, well, it was just hot. Anyway, the point is I finally got back home and have the honey do list (mostly) caught up. So I am back to finishing the shop. It feels like I haven’t got to work on the mancave for years but in reality, it has been a couple of months. I have just finished putting up the trim and wainscoting. ...

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Bowling Alley table #3: PROGRESS ... well, sort of.

08-31-2011 04:55 PM by jsol | 10 comments »

from all the research i’ve done before starting this project, i’ve come to realize that the bowling lane sections that i received are actually quite exceptional, mostly because they are the pin setting ends. i’ve googled ‘bowling alley table’ and most of what i’ve found are tables made from the section of lane with the directional arrow inlays. and while i think these tables are still sweet looking, i’m very happy to have encountered such a unique and...

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We are nothing without friends

09-15-2011 09:44 PM by getlostinwood | 3 comments »

As a sales rep I come into contact with alot of people on a daily basis. Sometimes this is good but other times not so much, then there’s the best of times. Well last month was the annual Dallas Truck show. This is an occasion when vendors from around the country sell their products to the trucking industry. One of the best is Overseas Hardwood. They are an incredible company, first for dealing with the trucking industry in the professional manner that they do. Second for the quality of...

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A glitch in my shop cleanup

10-02-2011 02:44 AM by Rustic | 14 comments »

Hey all, In the process of redoing my dust collection setup for my shop clean up, I ran into a small glitch. I bought a cyclone top for a 5 gallon bucket, the problem is that my hose and the posts on the cyclone are the exact same size. They are both 2-1/4 inch inner dia. So now I need to find a coupler for it. Ugh I hate these little glitches.

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Random Musings #5: Now I can FINALLY carry wood! Yippeeeeee!

10-17-2011 01:48 AM by SSMDad | 4 comments »

The days of my Honda Accord are gone. While I loved it and was a great drive and good on gas mileage, I’ve traded it in for this beauty! It’s a V6 Tacoma (not 4×4 because we don’t really need it here in the DC area that much and gets better gas mileage being a lighter truck). Very happy with it. We took a long drive today and it felt terrific and now I can finally be able to carry wood in its entirety instead of having to saw it down where I buy it. I can also...

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