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Building a Ditty Box--first project for my nephew #4: Learning some more new skills, completing the main box

07-21-2014 12:40 PM by CharlesA | 2 comments »

I haven’t been taking as many pictures the last bit, but we’ve made a lot of progress. We we neared the completion of the main box, we needed to make some bevels on the bottom trim. Rather than resort to the router, we went for the more hand finished look, making the bevels with a plane.They came out really well, and after assembly, he also beveled the corners as you’ll see below. It all turned out very nice. Next came the glue up of the bottom trim pieces and the inst...

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Current Project #4: Conference Room Table

09-02-2014 10:56 AM by Dave Rutan | 5 comments »

I may add a few photos to this as I go along because it’s going to be long. The photo above shows the edging being glued to two sides of the plywood after my initial cut to size. I’m building a nice table for the library/meeting room in our church. The library was painted and enhanced by a few dark cherry bookshelves a few years ago, so I thought I’d replace the two old folding table with something a bit nicer. After This I get to work out a chair design that is nic...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #1410: Showcase Saturday #1 - Olde Moon Lane Primitives

09-27-2014 12:14 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 4 comments »

Many of you know how much I love and respect other designers and hand made items. Be it painted, wood, glass or just about anything in between, I have always been drawn to others who love to create finished projects to sell. One of the (many) wonderful things that I find in my daily travels on the internet and on Facebook is that there certainly is no shortage of talent in our world, and no matter what taste you have or which season you are shopping for, there is a great wealth of styles and ...

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Life as an Amateur Woodworker #29: Tip of the Day!!!

10-20-2014 05:41 PM by PhilBello | 3 comments »

The weather seems to have gone from bad to worse, at least the cars have stayed dry! So the only work I have been doing is reclaiming some mahogany timbers that were left in the garden by the previous owner, to rot, and after cleaning them up, they turned out to be well seasoned usable timber, which only needed a few nail holes filling, after which I have used them both for making window sills and shelving. All of which I have left natural, and used my home made beeswax polish to bring out bo...

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Glass Table Base #1

12-05-2014 11:20 AM by Texcaster | 2 comments »

This poor old table was standing as recently as 3 weeks ago when I took the sunrise magpie photo by the BBQ. The white ants ( termites ) finally got to it and it fell over. At one time it was our kitchen table, a veranda table and at the end, a BBQ table. The glass has close to 24 years of honest wear and I’m very happy it didn’t break. The new table will be in white oak with a ” Leo Fender Foot ” I’ve been fooling around with for awhile. All slot mortised...

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Plans for the near future or how to stay focused

01-10-2007 10:32 PM by Martin Sojka | 10 comments »

As some of you may noticed in the recent days our site’s grow doesn’t have only advantages – some issues are related to it as well. We’ve experienced few site downtimes this week. Fortunately they lasted only few minutes.. and some minor problems (not full site downtime) few hours. Our hosting company ( is providing us excellent service so far but they had to upgrade their servers this week which resulted in less than hour downtime on Monday –...

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Surprised by a New Lumberjocks Shirt

02-22-2007 06:39 PM by Mark A. DeCou | 22 comments »

I was thrilled this week to get a surprise packet in the mail. Martin sent me a new lumberjocks t-shirt with “Best Craftsmanship Winner” printed on the front, and Obi’s definition of a lumberjock idea on the back. It is a great shirt. Martin said that he was using another vendor for the printing, and I really like the quality on this shirt. The material the shirt is made from is the quality I would expect to get in a souvenir shirt on a vacation trip, thick, soft, and no...

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The Railroad Tie Story !

03-28-2007 07:04 PM by Dick, & Barb Cain | 26 comments »

You may have noticed that many of my projects have been made from Black Walnut from railroad ties. Here’s a little story about them.Quite a few years ago, back in 1953, I was working as a Track laborer at an Iron Ore Mine, operated by United States Steel Corp. They did their mining by running their own railroad down in the ore pits. Everyday the tracks had to be moved in order for the trains to get close enough for the power shovels to reach, & load the rail cars. That’...

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Learning Curve #13: Tenons

04-30-2007 08:47 PM by MsDebbieP | 9 comments »

I am in the process of building a second plant stand (I thought that I would be done today but the Universe had other ideas.) One thing that I am pleased with is the aging of the pine legs. Rick brought home some 1×2 pine which worked great for the legs but they were too white for my willow. So, I used some “greying” stuff that I bought at Home Hardware. (I’ll have to go look at the name of it). It turns wood a natural- weathered look. With just one light coat and an...

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View Don's profile

Spitting the Dummy!

07-07-2007 09:14 AM by Don | 9 comments »

I had run out of 16mm (5/8”) glass tubes for my turned Rose Bud Vases. So I phoned my supplier who is only open every second Saturday of the month for walk-in business to ask him if he had any in stock. (He’s primarily in the mail-order business.) “Yep – we have ‘em”, was his reply. So I decided to drive the 60 mile round trip to his place of business and pick them up. I reasoned that this would work better than risking damage to the delicate tubes...

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