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Grumbles from the shop #2: Support your local cabinet maker

03-28-2009 09:49 PM by dennis mitchell | 24 comments »

One more time someone told me I was too expensive so they got their cabinets at Lowes. Did they ask me for my price…No! They just assumed. The reality is every time I’ve bid against Lowes and apples were apples my bid was cheaper. I guess we can get brain washed. I’ve even seen that prejudice here at Lumberjocks. Yes most shops have gone after a high end clientele. It might even be hard to find a local cabinet maker who would do “low end” work. We even have a ten...

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Roubo #13: How I got this far...

04-14-2009 09:17 PM by Jon3 | 3 comments »

Here’s how I managed to get this far, without a major setback (and I think I can fix the dog hole alignment issue without too much pain.) My Procedure List I try to break it down into manageable steps, then order them to make sure they’re done in the right order. Would love comments AND Critiques!

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Projects Within Projects

05-22-2009 04:28 AM by littlecope | 2 comments »

Sometimes, the means to produce a part of a project are nearly as interesting as the project itself! I’m building another box (Shock!! Surprise!!), similar to the “Quiet Little Oak Box” only larger. I again needed to cut some skewed tenons.I didn’t want to do it the same way as last time. Not that it didn’t work, but I wanted more control and accuracy. Also, this time was not a change of mind, where I could use the first, straight tenons as a handy guide for sawi...

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Finished the Research and Making a WorkBench! #4: The Top...

06-09-2009 03:00 AM by RichClark | 2 comments »

Sorry I’m late.. but alot has been going on. Jumping back in Today were making the TOP… Only cut what you can glue up (trust me on this, Movement will kill you (and me I had to add 2 more sticks after I tossed several I just cut last weekend that did the Watusi on me and I decided it was cheaper to just spend another 16 bucks and get a pair of 10’ start over pieces) So, The Glue really needs to dry for at least 4 hours. On a good weekend I can really only make a pa...

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My workshop makeover #1: workshop makeover and cabinet GLOAT...

07-02-2009 04:57 PM by Napaman | 14 comments »

This week we finished our new garden shed…and the consequence from that is that I will get a chance to completely re-do my shop…it will be a work in progress…but I am really looking forward to turning out a lot more shop projects…and most of all having the room to put things in a proper order… When we got word that we were going to make the shed (see my story on my shed) I decided I would stop all wood working until i could re-organize the shop…right now...

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Shop fire

07-20-2009 10:39 PM by kosta | 3 comments »

Yo whats up everybody about 4 weeks ago I made a post about some new tools that I was getting well that all changed all of the tools from baltimore are now getting sent back up to new york. Because in DUMBO brooklyn which stands for down under manhattan bridge overpass we have a 2,000 sq shop. We have 2 shops in new york 1 in dumbo and 1 in crown heights brooklyn so in the dumbo shop on saturday this guy steve was making some radiator covers for a job on front street and this other guy marco ...

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digital readouts for router lifts

08-26-2009 06:52 PM by woodsmithshop | 1 comment »

has anyone used a DIGIMAG DIGITAL REMOTE READOUT on a router lift? how about the WIXEY digital readout for router lifts?EAGLE AMERICA has the DIGIMAG for sale for $50, and the WIXEY for $70, I was just wondering if one may be better than the other, if $20 difference was worth it either way.I think Amazon has them for the same price.thanks for any info anyone may have to offer.

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Workshop #10: Bandsaw works great!!

11-01-2009 03:11 AM by clieb91 | 4 comments »

So in my last blog I noted that I have added a bandsaw to my arsenal of tools. It was a great deal and needed a new blade and some quick cleaning up. Well I went and got a blade yesterday and cleaned up the saw and installed the new blade today. Then I just played around a bit. Here are the two projects I did in order to play around some and get familiar with the tool. I decided I would just post them here and not as an actual project, maybe I’ll have something by the end of the weekend...

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Tools and tool troubles. #2: Buying used tools at auction

12-02-2009 06:55 AM by Roz | 12 comments »

I got a call the other day from my brother-in-law the auctioneer. He ask if I was interested in a couple of sanding tables. Knowing nothing about them I said sure I’ll give you 100.00 a piece for them. So they went through the sale and I got them both. I passed one along to another LJ who lives in my area and we split the expense. They came from a large cabinet company that went out of business. The bad news is that there were several nice tools that went very cheap the week b...

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01-01-2010 10:14 AM by Cher | 13 comments »

Here’s wishing all LJ’s a healthy, wealthy & happy NEW YEAR. Love & God Bless to all

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