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Alaska Jim's Comments of the Day #7: Maui - Day 3 - Sharp tools: necessity, compulsion, fetish, or a LJ habit?

01-11-2010 05:47 AM by Jim Bertelson | 13 comments »

Let’s get to the nub right away, are we sharp freaks, or is it the only way to go? .....the story….. Sherie (my wife) and Shirley (Sherie’s mother) have been wronged. Suffered at the hand of inadequate cutlery. Protested and whined while preparing the repast, darting critical and expectant glances in my direction, as I…...... decadently in my cups, enjoyed the day. Since we came to Maui, they have done the cooking, although I am in the barrel tonight. You wouldn&...

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Lock progress

01-22-2010 01:09 AM by deeman | 0 comments »

Today I worked on the lock, as i posted yesterday I made new faces out of some walnut I found in the scrap bin. I guess i forgot to mention about the hickory faces. I drilled a hole in the wrong location last week. Anyway today I got the new faces made and drilled correctly. I started the shackle, made out of maple. I am thinking I may try a combination lock next. I am a little worried about making the dial. I am not very good at carving or engraving. I really want to make one though. Hopeful...

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Daily Update #39: February 13, 2010

02-13-2010 02:52 PM by Chris Davis | 1 comment »

What’s happening in the shop for February 13, 2010 . Today we’ll be doing the final assembly on Scholten’s Ross murphy bed. Also, we’ll be building the guardrails for Barrett’s loft project. For missed video and building pictures see my Current Projects link at or Watch us live:

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Shopsmiths #1: I made the leap to a shopsmith

03-04-2010 02:14 AM by shack | 12 comments »

I talked to a family friend yesterday and found out he had 2 shopsmiths that his father had bought just sitting in storage. So I said how much you want for them, since I know he doesnt do wood working. Well we talked a bit and he said $250.00, so I said deal. They need a little work but they run.They have 2 scroll saw attachments,tablesaw attachments,1sander attachement and will give me a lathe and drill press. There is some more stuff for them I couldnt get too so when I pick them up I wi...

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03-12-2010 10:12 PM by Jordan | 24 comments »


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03-23-2010 05:19 PM by vlohndorf | 0 comments »

Hello….... I have two old p.o. box doors late 1800’s with beveled glass and combination. I’m looking for a craftsman to build a cabinet for each. I’m looking for the wood and style to be indicative of the time period. I would like more of a long security drawer style. Please contact me @ 603-418-4329 Thank You Victor

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04-05-2010 10:00 PM by SilasCrutherton | 0 comments »

So for the first real project I am posting…I am making a couple of bookshelves to mount on the wall over the side tables next to our bed in the master bedroom. I have one built, and should finish the second tonight. Picture coming soon! -Silas EDIT OK, finally got a pic working! EDIT 2 OK, so photobucket won’t let me resize it. No matter how many times I do, it quickly reverts back to the original size. Still working on it… EDIT 3 Another try&#...

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Tablesaw power conundrum!

07-12-2010 06:54 PM by Brokewood | 11 comments »

Hi everyone,I’ve recently got a new tablesaw, it’s my first one.It’s a small, portable 900W tablesaw, kind of small but it fits my shop well: The thing is, I want to cut some 4cm thick (~1.57 inches) Korina wood: I’ve only used this saw a little bit and it’s already lost 2 teeth on some pine (!!) so I’m not sure how it will do against thick hardwood. I’ve read that the blades that come with the saw are usually very low grade, will changing the b...

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Woodworking In America

07-25-2010 09:07 PM by DocK16 | 1 comment »

Just wondering if any Jocks out there are planning on attending the Woodworking In America Conference in Cincinnati (actually across the river in Covington KY), Oct 1-3. It’s billed as The Ultimate Skill-Building Weekend. I have registered as there seems to a lot of interesting classes and vendors scheduled. Check out the link

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LJ Woodworking Awards - Summer 2010 #4: Results Announcement To Be Postponed By a Few Hours

08-06-2010 10:36 PM by Martin Sojka | 10 comments »

This is just a short notice that I have to announce the results on August 8th at 3 PM CDT instead of 6 AM because I will not be online on Sunday until late evening my time. Voting deadline remains on August 7th at 3 PM CDT. so keep those voting coming. Cool American Craftsman Workshop hats by Todd Clippinger are waiting for three lucky winners from all the voters. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ SPONSORS ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ...

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