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:: Both Sides of the Spectrum :: #3: Podcast Idea::

03-26-2007 07:28 PM by BenZ | 13 comments »

How many out there are interested in what happens to the tree prior to the wood turning up at your local hardwood retailer??? Such as: - techniques/videos for cutting down a tree (watching a 300 year old white oak tree that stands about 100 ft with a 6 ft diameter trunk fall is a pretty amazing experience) - Selecting a piece of lumber out of a freshly dropped tree (think Nakashima) - Milling the wood and definition of the cuts (quartersawn, halfsawn, etc.) - Drying the lumber ...

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Cabinet Progress #8: The fir was flying.

04-29-2007 06:10 AM by gizmodyne | 24 comments »

Building BoxesWe started to get stressed about completing both cabinets in the next two weeks in time for the first annual wood competition at our school. So we made the decision to complete one cabinet. Today we started to build the drawers. Our drawers will be dovetailed in the front and dadoed in the back. They will receive another nicer drawer front. Step One. Cutting out the knots. Step Two. Resawing.We were able to get two 1/2” thick pieces out of each board. Step Thre...

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Back on Track...

05-31-2007 04:12 AM by RobH | 2 comments »

Well, I took last Friday off in order to make it a four day weekend, and I was able to get some things done. I did get the top done for the sharpening cabinet. Now I am ready to mount the grinders to the inserts. As I was positioning my main gridner on the insert I realized that I would not be able to mount a Wolverine jig to the table in the current configuration. The grinder sits too far back and is not high enough. I can fix it to move forward, but if I adjust the height any at all th...

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Arts and Crafts Style Pool Table - Video Series #2: The verticals slats - cool way to hide sheet goods!

07-06-2007 01:35 AM by John Nixon | 1 comment »

This 10 minute video focuses on the cross members and vertical slats that make up the legs for the Arts and Crafts pool table. The cross members are constructed using various lamination techniques, and the vertical slats are constructed with the help of the edge band bit on the router table. This video covers: Laminating basics Pattern Routing to make duplicate parts. Setup and use of the edge band bit set. The thick cross members and vertical slats compliment the columns created in ...

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Favorite Old Tool(s) #8: Grandfathers' Tools Pt. 2

09-16-2007 12:48 AM by Paul | 3 comments »

All maternal grandfather’s, except the rosewood square which belonged to paternal grandfather A suggestion – if you inherit old tools and also enjoy picking up old tools at flea markets, etc. – either keep your family tools strictly separated or mark them with a sticker or make and keep an inventory list. You think you will remember which ones are “family,” but as you age . . . I’m very happy I wrote out an inventory list when these came into my possess...

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"After-Effects of Snow...." --by RusticWoodArt

12-04-2007 01:40 PM by frank | 6 comments »

After-Effects of Snow…. ....what can I add that these picture do not show-tell-speak forth them-selves….? I knew this one was coming so I had already closed the place up here on the outside, in regards to waiting on an icy breath of winters best. One must understand that it’s not the snow I have a problem dealing with, but the time spent on cleaning up after all the flakes of snow have had their party. So after having spent the day yesterday staying ahead of the storm,...

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01-01-2008 06:55 AM by oakdust | 7 comments »

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!!!!!!!!!A whole new year to turn wood into something special. From Tree to Treasure

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Woodworking/Pottery Studio #1: Shop Update: 02/29/08

03-01-2008 04:46 AM by Stacey | 2 comments »

Hi everyone,I’m posting an update to my shop progress. I now have moved all my equipment and tools in (they aren’t setup yet though) and have almost completed all the interior electrical work. I still have to run a trench from the main house to the shop and run a power line which I hope to do this weekend. I have about half the siding up and will hopefully get to work on the rest next week. A 9’x10’ corner of the shop will be used for my wife’s pottery studio...

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Learning the hard way

04-11-2008 05:46 PM by dalec | 16 comments »

I had an accident with my dado blade yesterday. I set up the dado to cut a test. As it turned out, I did not tighten down the retaining nut tight enough, so when I ran my short test cut, I heard this unusal sound and thought I had the blade too high and lowered it and made another cut. Once I was done with the test dado cut, I noticed the dado cut had several ridges in the bottom. I then looked at the dado blade and saw that the chippers had shifted and on closer inspection, the chippers h...

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Son of Biscuit!

04-27-2008 01:05 AM by pashley | 8 comments »

I was planing down some 8” wide 4/4 oak stock, and since I only have a 6” jointer, figured I could run it thru the planer, and it would eventually come out flat. I got down to about 3/4” and of course, it wasn’t. DOH! Not wanting to thin the boards down even more, I thought biscuits would make everything pretty darn flat – at least enough to let me sand it flat. It seems as though it will. I have the whole 33” square piece in clamps right now..seem...

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