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"My Dowry" #2: Demo Done Lets Do Work

591 days ago by Cdawg | 1 comment »

So as you could tell the previous deck wasnt very much or very well put together so a good Sawzall blade and the biggest hammer I could find cleaned it out nicely. Next up was laying out the “Main” deck. I’m not sure how many of you are familiar with the Texas Hill Country soil but in summary its Rock covered with more rocks. So what I thought would be a quick hour or so job too 1 weekend of back breaking work. Basically I would have to get close to where I wanted all of my...

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A New Woodworker's "School of Hard Knocks" #1: A year spent learning the obvious

575 days ago by Dave | 14 comments »

I love reading about woodworking techniques and looking at others’ projects. It always gives me big ideas. But sometimes my eyes are bigger than my stomach. As a hobbyist and a dad, the time I spend woodworking comes in short spurts and at unpredictable times. I have to be careful to make the most of it. This year’s projects drove home for me how easy it is to get over-extended. I’m in the process of turning my garage into a part-time workshop so I have lots of projec...

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THE MAKING OF A COFFEE TABLE PART 2

561 days ago by kiefer | 9 comments »

Here is the lamination’s of the form and I will show how I draw out the cut lines I start with transferring the centre line from the form to the laminated blank . I use a sheet of poster board as a square and place it along the centre line on which I have the width of the table base marked out .I then tape the poster board to the base and draw a perpendicular line toward the bottom of the base and double check the distance top and bottom and also mark the bottom edge of the base whi...

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Entertainment center planning

548 days ago by GrandpaAndrew | 2 comments »

While it’s still a bit too cold to be in the shop I decided to spend some time drawing up some plans. Recently I bought one of those fancy new LCD TVs with internet everything in it. Now I need a bigger piece of furniture to put it on. Here’s a couple of shots of the SketchUp drafts I’ve started. Big TV on top, equipment in the center, lower outside corner space for my wife’s vinyl records. Drawers upper corners for DVDs, CDs, all that old stuff. Most of the woo...

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My workbench #4: router top added

535 days ago by Hamelin309 | 0 comments »

Ok, got time and money together and added the router station part to my table. Used the Lee Valley Base plate. Had to borrow time on a drill press to add the holes, funny part, after putting the holes in perfectly. managed to drop the plate, put a chip in it. Small one, but drives me nuts… Hid it towards the rear. Also bought a Lee Valley T slot bit. Very happy with how the top turned out.. Simple and stable. The fence right now is basic. Going to add a better face later and d...

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New Stanley Handles

521 days ago by cpd011 | 4 comments »

I recently discovered he joy of using a handplane. While building my workbench I used a small tuned up $9.99 HF plane which worked very well. I then went on to borrow a very rusted Sargent No. 5 that a friend had. After cleaning and tuning that one up I was amazed at how quickly a handplane works. Much faster than sanding. So I was hooked, I hit ebay I found a Stanley no. 5 and no. 7 for $35 and $30 respectively. Both needed some love and both had broken rear totes. The no. 7 has some gri...

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Clamping inlay into the middle of a large panel

506 days ago by MrJesse34 | 21 comments »

Just curious what technique I would need to clamp down an inlay in the middle of a large panel. What I have is a 40” x 20” solid 1” thick red oak bench top. I want to inlay a compass rose into the middle of it, as well as some banding around the outer edge. The banding is easy because I can use regular clamps to hold it down. The compass rose is in the middle of the panel and I have never heard of clamps with 20” deep throats. What technique or tool would I n...

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Workshop #3: Infinite curve

492 days ago by BritBoxmaker | 8 comments »

For a while now I’ve been using A1 size (metric) heavy gauge art paper for the infinite curve in my project photo’s. It’s expensive. It gets dirty and needs replacing every few uses. It occurred to me that heavy duty lining paper, the sort used in the decorating trade would probably do just as well Its about the same width as the shorter dimension of A1 and there’s 10 metres on a roll, enough for about ten curves. A simple addition to my lighting rig allows f...

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Historic Woodworker Videos #15: Revenge of the Wood Spirit (animation)

476 days ago by Hoosierwoodcraft | 2 comments »

Am curious with all of the creativity of woodworkers, that no one since the 1940s has attempted to a comic book for chldren on wood-working. Hoping to have a grand child myself one day, I decided to make an attempt of forest folk tale and a story appropriate for children in an animation format As a first attempt at animation, it is as crude as the lumberjacks it portrays. But it offers a hint why the forest survives the outslaught of greedy woodworkers clear cutting a forest. Unfornat...

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New members are getting out of control!

427 days ago by cajunpen | 44 comments »

Is it just me, or are other getting sick of the Porn sites that is being allowed to register as mermbers. I can live with all of the non- offensive sites, such as the weight loss, or muscle building sites, that are frequently signing up. All of this is to TRY to boost their site’s rankings in the Search Engines -and it certainly doesn’t hurt LJ’s membership stats – but I really do take offense to the blatant Porn advertisements. Today there were at least 25 picture...

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