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Get a grip on that bowl

993 days ago by hairy | 6 comments »

Sometimes I feel that a bowl needs a little help. Maybe a spout, a handle or just a little something extra. One way that I like to do it is by leaving extra material when I turn it, then removing most of it. Addition by subtraction. That big fat lip on this bowl is now this leaf shaped handle. I think of what I want the handle to look like, then I think about how it looks in profile, the side view.When I have it how I want, I cut off what must go. I used a bandsaw, but it could ...

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Shop Update Series #1: Welcome to my shop - Mini Tour and Talk Of Whats To Come

978 days ago by JordsWoodShop | 5 comments »

Here it is, The first of my shop tour series. In this video I look at the current setup of my workshop and go into details about my machines, I talk about what I like, don’t like and everything in-between.I then go onto talk about what the shop will eventually turn into once I have finished my workshop build. Video Available at my Website http://jordswoodshop.com/2011/11/announcement-shop-tour-video-underway/ Or at youtube directly http://youtu.be/WhmYlT2kXMA Or alternativel...

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Built in E-center, Yala #3: It is finished!

963 days ago by topcat | 3 comments »

I haven’t done one of these in a while. The build was a bit excruciating. Took 6 days, about 10-12 hrs. per day. Started on the Thurs. before Thanksgiving. That was an easy day. I just ran around getting all of the materials together and did some initial layout work and rough cut the plywood sides. These were full height and were too awkward to move around, so I used a straight edge and my new PC 8902 router to get the edges of the plywood ready for the face frames. Once the first side ...

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Lumber Scores! #1: Milling Walnut, Silver Maple, and some mystery logs!

934 days ago by SalvageCraft | 7 comments »

Hey all, Thanks for checking out my first blog post!I’ve been collecting logs for the past year or so with the intention of milling and drying them, but only recently got around to it. Most of it is from jobs I’ve done for people cleaning up fallen or storm damaged trees. A bunch of it is from neighbors on my street, too. I know most of the species I have in my log pile, but there are a few mysterious chunks I picked off the curb which could be just about anything. If anyon...

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High End Homes ? or are they ?

909 days ago by canadianchips | 27 comments »

I always enjoy open houses. Whenever I can I like to tour the newest homes, seeing what is being used and how it is done. One house was being built close by, I accidently toured it too soon. I know I never want people to see some of my work before I am finished, I never like to criticize another persons work either. BUT….......... this one was a joke. The finish work (or so called) had more putty, caulking and WHATever. Mitered corners (maybe hard to tell with all that plaster overtop) ...

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WHAT'S UP? "While I'm out in my Shop". #17: I'M PROUD TO ANNOUNCE MY 80th BIRTHDAY TODAY!

885 days ago by Dick, & Barb Cain | 56 comments »

This is my Birthday Gift. I’m presently in the process of building a bench for it. I’ll be posting it when it’s completed I had to get this new lathe, because I have some larger wood from a Black Walnut I had to have taken down in our yard. I’d like to make some larger things with the wood. I couldn’t let it go to the chipper! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Addendum: I dwelled on wether to buy a new lath...

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Minwax Wipe On Poly: Take It To The Limit #3: Subtleties of Self Talk

873 days ago by Lee Barker | 0 comments »

“I finished the project, now I just have to put some (your favorite finish material here) on it.” That is a way of telling yourself that the most important stuff is done, now we just trot around third and cross home plate. Finishing can take longer than building and be more important. Not that it will fill bad miters. Contrarily, a bad finish will cancel good miters. Good miters deserve equally good finish. I realize not everyone has the luxury of a separate room, but ...

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Shopsmith

862 days ago by BoxBuilder | 0 comments »

I am going to have to rearrange my shop to accommodate my recent shoulder surgeries. Part of that will be to sell my Shopsmith along with some accessories. The motor was sent back to Shopsmith about 5 years ago for overhaul & since has had about 30 hours of usage.Unit is is good condition. Not as active as I was when I bought it. I am located in Collegeville, PA 19426. If anyone in that general area is interested in details they are welcome to contact me. Thanks.

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Oil/Gas Can Guitar Build Pt. 3 (last one)

838 days ago by Brett | 4 comments »

Here is the last video on building a guitar from an old gas can. I am excited to give this guitar as a gift to my brother-in-law this weekend. Hopefully he will be a excited about it as I am. I posted the finished project earlier and you can check it out here if you didn’t catch it. http://lumberjocks.com/projects/64168 I hope that you enjoy the video. I also want to give some thanks to my son, Elliott, for writing the music for the video and to one of my other sons (4 t...

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Dovetails #3: Birthday experience

824 days ago by stroml | 5 comments »

Just thought I’d post a quick update. My birthday is coming up (tomorrow), and my friend Susan heard about my new interest in woodworking. Given that she knows pretty much everyone, she took me to one of her friend’s houses for lunch who had apprenticed as a woodworker in the past and had a shop in his garage. Lunch was great, and I got a lesson to boot! I received some great tips on how to hand cut dovetails, and I also used some nice tools for the first time. Sharp chisels an...

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