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Wood Grading Chart?

09-01-2014 12:07 PM by thechipcarver | 4 comments »

Does anyone have or know where to get a wood grading chart. (I guess that is what it’s called) I was looking at a catalog for wood and I need some clarifacation. For example on this picture. What is C select, D Sel&Btr, C&Btr Rough? And in this picture: Sel&Brt, No. 1 Com, No.2 Com? Is there a chart out there that can “translate” this for me?

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How to How to make a cabinet with face frames and doors on the front and back in eCabinets.

09-26-2014 11:12 AM by ScottM1 | 0 comments »

Have you ever needed to make a cabinet with a face frame on the back and front of a cabinet but do not like the fact that it needs to be saved as an assembly? This video will show you how this can be done.Check it out!http://youtu.be/kZB09IscN3Y

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Old Machinery #2: Old Machine Restoration

10-19-2014 09:01 PM by MrRon | 0 comments »

If you watch the various automotive restoration programs on TV, you will realize there are literally hundreds of such restoration shops in the country. This has been due to the interest in old and classic cars. There is a growing market for restored cars. That being said, there is an interest in old vintage machinery; not as big as for vintage cars, but there is a presence. There are individuals who restore old machines, but not to any large extent. They usually do it as a hobby. Wouldn’...

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Concept Ideas using SketchUp #3: Cross Puzzle or X Puzzle

12-04-2014 11:28 AM by George_SA | 0 comments »

I have a few of these in my favorites and it is on my to do list. These SketchUp plans are my blueprints which can be downloaded here. The Dimensions are in Scene 2 The detail for the hole position is in scene 3. “Paul with his “X Puzzle - 3 times a charm gave me the insight for this method. Use a kerfmaker (see my quick 5min kerfmaker) to cut out the centres of solid blocks. Put the two together and drill the holes right thru from the end. This ensures a perfect alignment f...

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I have a new Lumberjocks T-shirt! 1-7-2007

01-07-2007 03:06 AM by Mark A. DeCou | 5 comments »

Martin was so kind to send a late Christmas present, a new Lumberjocks t-shirt. I love it, the logo is cool, and it is something that others will ask me about when I wear it. Perfect. I posted a couple of photos below with my new T-shirt on. Thanks Martin, and thanks to the lumberjocks who make this comaraderie a pleasure,Mark One shot for the Guys: And one shot for the Ladies (I was trying to flex, but I guess soda pop, junk food, and woodworking aren’t much of a workout pl...

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Avoidance

02-20-2007 03:54 PM by MsDebbieP | 9 comments »

This morning I find that I’m avoiding the trip down to the wood shop. What lies behind this procrastination, I ask myself. Could it be that I am on the verge of tackling a new level of skill but do not yet know what that might be? Or perhaps it is that the little projects that I have started are not meeting my expectations and a little self-doubt has slipped into my being? The motivation behind inaction might also lie in still waiting for the image of that summer contest project, so...

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Table Challenge #2: My Legs Are Bothering Me

03-26-2007 06:44 PM by MsDebbieP | 36 comments »

... the “table” has sat on my workbench for over a week now, untouched. “Why”, you ask? Well, it’s my legs. That’s it. One little thing. Well, four, actually—four little things.. Well, the “little” isn’t accurate either. If it /they were “little” I wouldn’t be stuck. It’s the tallness factor that has put a roadblock in my way. I don’t have any appropriate wood that is over 12” in length. That wo...

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Kwila, Wenge and what?

04-29-2007 04:45 AM by scottb | 10 comments »

I picked up a bag-o-blanks from Woodcraft, 32 assorted exotic and domestic species. I was about to get a sample box, or a few small pieces and cut my own blanks, but decided that this would give me the best variety bang for the buck, and help me begin to understand wood identification. A picture is good for some, but to actually see, hold and compare is much better. I set these out so I could figure out which I’d be making cigar pens out of, and which would become Euro-style ones ...

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Twas the night before the knife...

05-31-2007 02:19 AM by Greg3G | 16 comments »

Well here I am, the night before the knife. Surgery on my shoulder is scheduled for very early tomorrow morning. Emotions are running through me in every direction, eager to have it done, scared of the outcome, terrified of the inablility to work either at the day job or in the shop. First let me explain what is going on. I spent a number of years in the Army and during that time, I had dislocated my shoulders a number of times. That said, they didn’t have the technology at the time to tel...

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Outdoor "Coffee" Table #7: Tapers and Tenons

08-07-2007 08:26 AM by Dorje | 19 comments »

This is a one-handed post tonight; I had a bit of an accident, but I’ll get to that… We’ll keep with the chronology. I was able to get back to work on the table after about ten days away from it. My goals were to taper and mortise the legs and to cut the tenons for all top members. Here’s what I was able to accomplish… Tapers cut on the table saw…very slow going and quite a bit of burning: At the bench – I used the #4 set lightly to get the darkest of the burn marks out, fol...

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