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Extremely Average #255: Ugh...wrote blog...lost it...ugh.

1411 days ago by Ecocandle | 6 comments »

Hello All, Often I look at the clock and realize that it is 9:00 and I need to write my blog. This was the case tonight. I already had the photos, so I wrote my blog piece, added the photos and hit save on wordpress. It then disappeared! This is the angry and bitter 2nd attempt. Brian

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New experiences #1: Steam Box

1397 days ago by albachippie | 2 comments »

In a recent forum topic I asked for help on curving a desk front. A suggestion came from Kent Shepherd to try water or steam bending. I have to say that I instantly dismissed this idea, more through fear of the unknown than anything else!Well, I tried laminating 4mm strips of oak, but just couldn’t get the finish I wanted, so, I decided to at least look into steam bending. Well, yet again, my Lumberjocks family has come through!I didn’t have to look very hard to find lots of entri...

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Jet 6" JJ6 Jointer #4: two steps forward one step back

1385 days ago by Camper | 3 comments »

it has been a while since the last update and in the meantime I was able to clean up the jointer real good and figure out what knob does what. I will post some pictures when its up and running, probably the next blog entry. More importantly I was able to find some screws!!! I ended up ordering screws for the new jet 6” jointer after looking around all over the place without much luck. Figured if anything is going to fit, these would be it. Well they arrived today and their thread and...

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sawdust chronicles challenge #7: another update

1373 days ago by BigTiny | 6 comments »

Greetings all. Well, I’ve been cutting diamond shapes for the Louis cubes and gluing them onto a piece of paper in preparation for gluing to the substrate for the table top. This is very time consuming, as when you put glue on the veneer it starts to curl up and you have to weight it down until the glue sets, so you only get a dozen or so pieces glued at a time and have to wait an hour or so for the setting process. Boring, but it should be worth it in the end. This will be my v...

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1360 days ago by trotter | 0 comments »

Not sure whether to post this under Videos or Blogs, but since I could not find an ADD NEW VIDEO button, here goes under Blogs. (Ah. . . just found I can post it into Videos). A chum has just sent me this excellent educational video about forest habitats. It may seem a bit slow to load, but by gum its comprehensive, and a very good intro for the uninitiated.

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #167: I Love Technology

1350 days ago by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 8 comments »

I felt yesterday was quite a productive day. Although I didn’t get any drawing done, I was able to update the site and get the notifications out to the customers about the update and the new sales and such. I am really liking the new software for the site. It makes everything so easy and professional looking. I am now able to add images into the bulk emails I send out and even though I stick mostly to basic formatting, it allows endless possibilities so that I can make my notificati...

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#1 Phillipine mahogany & bubinga box, how I made it.

1338 days ago by TheHarr | 3 comments »

These are my original design ideas for making my jewelry boxes. These diagrams may be a little confusing because I did not intended for them to be published. You guys are so nice, I had no choice but to share. This design was prevously used for making cigar humidors. I don’t have good pictures of them—sorry. I have lots of detailed instructions for every step to make this box. Just ask and I’ll add more to this blog. The rough cut diagram shows the sequence t...

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Glue Joints #1: Spring vs. Straight

1324 days ago by Bruce | 16 comments »

Greetings. I have been watching Norm for 25 years or so. He always jointed board edges to get a perfectly straight glue joint. Marc Spagnuolo (sp?) on The Wood Whisperer seems to do the same. I have not had any problems with my straight joints. Recently, I have been watching Tommy Macdonald due to the new show Rough Cuts. He uses something called a spring joint where, after the boards are jointed straight, he uses a hand plane to create a slight dip in both boards. When this joint is c...

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Purple heart bed for my daughter

1296 days ago by Chelios | 6 comments »

One of the best things about being a woodworker is making the furniture for your own house. You get to decide just exactly what you want and you know how it is made and you know just what corners were cut while making a piece. Hopefully not a lot, but sometimes it is necessary. I set out to make a bed for my 2 year old daughter and as I was choosing materials and thinking about the design, I wanted to make a simple but robust design. Something that looks good because it is simple is a q...

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Shop #4: Bench Legs, Stretcher Questions and Lumber Rack

1287 days ago by Big Ben | 5 comments »

I have not had much shop time but I have glued up and pegged the legs. The pegs worked well and the joint as very tight. But I do have some questions on the stretcher, currently I have the two stretchers at 2 5/8” Wide x 3” High x 48” Long. My question that size (2 5/8” x 3”) sufficient to hold the following: Drill Press

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