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Auction Finds....Did not use a gun or bandana

06-04-2012 02:24 AM by rustfever | 7 comments »

Two weeks ago, I attended an auction in California. An ‘Old Tyme’ cabinet shop was out of business and liquidating. First I purchased some tools: Clamps. Total price $185 or about .1.70 each 45 very heavy duty Wetzler bar clams 15 misc. lighter ‘home owner’ style clamps 53 C clamps from 5” to 12”Then, three large tools Ritter horizontal 8” belt sander [with 4 new belts, 130”] @ $200 ...

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21st Century Workbenches Project #5: the first top is done Yea I am Happy

06-19-2012 10:38 AM by thedude50 | 15 comments »

Well guys and Gals the first top is now done and it is on to the second one . The Glue Ups were done the way Bob Lang says to do them. Normally I do things my Own way but this time I thought what Bob said made sense. I was happy to be in the shop and doing the work that I love. I was worried that after the glue dried the boards were not all the same i had different thickness boards all over so some thought went into how to Plane it so I would get a flat top and on both sides it had to be ...

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Be Very Careful !!

07-04-2012 06:13 PM by Cousinwill | 9 comments »

Hello everyone!! I have been turning for several years. I have turned 250 to 300 bowls without a serious injury. Every once in a while I cut myself, bruise something and its usually my fault. This past Saturday I goofed up big time…......I was turning a mesquite bowl that was out of balance. I realize these are more challeging and slightly more dangerous to turn. I had finished shaping the outside of the bowl and was working on the inside. As I was turning it my tool slipped and my left...

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Repainting has begun...

07-19-2012 03:16 PM by jbswearingen | 3 comments »

...and even if I were to leave it primer red, it would still look better than when I got it! In the end, though (don’t remember if I posted it yet or not), it’ll be fire engine red with black accents. Different from the original, but not too garish. These pics were taken with my phone; I’ll get much better pix with my camera in daylight when it’s all done.

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Entry Way Table #2: Blind Secret Mitred Dovetail part 2

08-02-2012 04:56 PM by AKSteve | 2 comments »

Well I think I did it! it’s not perfect. there is about 1/32 gap which is fine I can work with that and burnish it smooth. I love Wood working. it’s so rewarding and frustrating at the same time! LOL

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Nakashima Inspired Coffee Table #7: Final Assembly and Done

10-06-2012 10:46 AM by PittsburghTim | 1 comment »

So, I planned on final assembly of the top to the legs last weekend. I wanted to use the figure 8 style connectors to allow for seasonal wood movement. I drove to the local Rockler store to find that they changed suppliers. These parts are now stamped steel and both stamped countersinks are from the same side of the connector, rendering them useless as far as I could tell. The store manager couldn’t understand this either. I went home disappointed that I would have to order these c...

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Some Mills are the "Fountain of Youth"

10-23-2012 04:23 PM by WoodGoddess | 2 comments »

What does discarded wood from bridges, factories, burned buildings or old homes all have in common? The potential to revive its hidden beauty and distinctive design from its original bygone era. The green environment movement has struck a chord with mills that produce reclaimed beams, wood ceilings, stairs, flooring, wood doors and mantels. Businesses such as Whole Log Lumber in Western, North Carolin, have found a renewed enterprise in deconstruction rather than demolition. For the Whol...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #887: What Was I Thinking?

11-26-2012 12:38 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 11 comments »

Any of you who know me know that I tend to be an optimist at times. You also know that I sometimes underestimate the time it takes me to do something. Well it seems that yesterday my optimism collided with my underestimation and I made the mistake of saying that my sled ornaments would be completed today. Oh, they are cut and sanded. Everything came out really nice I thought and worked like it should. As a matter of fact, I found a great deal of pleasure in cutting these ornaments out. Wh...

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The Benedict Arnold

12-12-2012 09:24 PM by magicmark | 1 comment »

This is, what I like to call, “The Benedict Arnold”. I made it totally out of scrap oak, scrap birch ply, and some left over plastic netting from a brooder project. I give it it’s name because of it’s job. It’s a wooden firewood holder. It keeps my firewood dry and makes it look like furniture. I dig it. What do you guys think?

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Roubo-ish Workbench #3: Paul Sellers poor man's router plane

12-30-2012 10:54 PM by John | 4 comments »

working on the legs, 8 4×4s lined up chopping dados with my old POS craftsman chisels. router plane idea from Paul Sellers… worked like a champ!

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