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My Small Business: Spud Wood Works #5: First Band Saw, New Horizons

03-11-2013 01:58 PM by Ethan Harris | 3 comments »

Hello Readers, Well Yesterday I finished setup of my first band saw. I started at the low end because that is what my business could afford and I am also learning the ropes. I read lots of reviews for the Ryobi Band saw from Home Depot and after some consideration and education on Band Saw tuning, I went out and bought one… That was Saturday. Turns out the one I picked was busted so after returning and swapping for store credit, traveling to a different store 20 miles away, inspectin...

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Non-stabilized spalted wood pen blanks - question on stabilizing liquid

03-25-2013 07:30 AM by grandpageorge | 1 comment »

I received a group of 6 non-stabilized spalted wood pen blanks. Tried to turn one, and had a large chunk come out almost immediately. I was able to finish it, but mostly with sandpaper for shaping. I saw a stabilizing liquid on line. Has anyone used something like that to stabilize wood, and does it work?

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A Small Woodworking Shop Expansion #17: Ready to Sheath the Lean-to. A Few Scores. And a Surprise Inspection !!

05-29-2013 01:22 AM by RonInOhio | 11 comments »

I was going to wait till I had the lean-to sheathed before making another post, but decided to go aheadand bring things up-to-date. Its been raining the last several days on and off. Now its coming down steadily so its holding up things a bit. As mentioned in my last post, I detoured the expansion to build a lumber storage lean-toon the back of the shed. Since the last blog entry, I have finished framing the lean-to . I started cutting the roof sheathing. It will be done in three pieces...

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Just some planes restored #21: Yes, the Pre-lateral may need some extra love.

07-09-2013 12:14 AM by Don W | 27 comments »

Its been a while since I’ve written a restoration blog, so I figured I’d document this possible save. I’ve started finding a few pre-laterals and kind of like them. My “collector” status has risen to a new level so I don’t mind working on something that will be for history’s sake only. I found this #5 in an antique shop. It wasn’t marked and I had a few other items so I asked the owner what he wanted. The conversation went something like thi...

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Figuring out how to post and interact with you guys

07-26-2013 09:12 AM by Louis15 | 4 comments »

I have been building houses, boats and furniture for about 35 years but this is my first attempt at communicating with others. It will take me awhile to figure out the picture thing and other pad related issues but here goes. Thanks for the welcoming greetings.As you can guess, my passion now is Louis furniture. I plan a Louis 15 bombe chest or desk as soon as I figure out how to get plans to build a router powered milling machine.

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Life sized tasks

08-11-2013 11:15 PM by JustaLilJoinery | 2 comments »

Well I haven’t gotten any scale work done BUT I do have my bookshelf 3/4 done. It was a gaping hole in my wall from where I moved a closet short (don’t worry I had 3 in a row..Yes, 3 closets 3’ deep and from 3 – 6’ long each! In a row! No deval on the house there) in order to make room for a bigger kitchen on the other side and turned the remainder into the concept of a built in shelf…That was a few years ago…It sat with the materials laid up on the ...

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09-13-2013 01:13 AM by Jim Earl | 6 comments »

In the past I have received many of compliments from a lot of my friends here on LUMBERJOCKS. Every time I receive a compliment it raises my spirit and shows me that people still care about one another. At first I thought I was doing really good with ALL YOUR COMPLIMENTS AND THE WAY MY FAMILY carried on. well I thought that maybe I had something going. THANK YOU!!!!!!!. From that I kept burning, and burning, and burning, lolol until I had to many burnings. I would do them just to have s...

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Turkey strutting his Stuff

09-30-2013 11:11 PM by Jim Earl | 5 comments »

A while ago I ask you to come up with new ideas for me to use my talent. One of you said to try nature, tree’s animals, then someone said Turkeys, OK I spent two days looking for the right picture. Then three days to come the stage I am now, I will try and go through each stage. and show how I come up t it. Stage one, looking for the right picture; Stage two was putting the pattern onto wood; and the third stage is doing the burning itself. I found a process which is, o...

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Exploits collecting "free" wood #4: slow load

10-27-2013 01:23 AM by Monte Pittman | 15 comments »

First I want to show that I stood the trees back up properly I was under the delusion that I could hold 10-12 logs. After killing my winch and seeing the trailer squat with these I decided to take half at a time. Good color though. Running late. But getting them home. Thanks for looking

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Kiln Drying

11-16-2013 02:16 AM by Barngirl | 8 comments »

I was just wondering what everyone’s thoughts were on kiln drying… My boyfriend and I were having a discussion about kiln drying wood and he thinks that you DO NOT have to kiln dry reclaimed wood. I KNOW you do have to! lol Any thoughts or helpful articles?Thanks in advance!Enjoy your weekend!

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