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Shop Remodel #40: Putting On The Ritz

02-01-2016 01:57 AM by bearkatwood | 4 comments »

So It is a good thing this will be the last week of my remodel.I currently have orders for; A music stand, 6 dining room chairs, a bench and chair for the library, 31 snake canes, mountain top cane heads, walnut sofa legs for an upholsterer in Portland and I need to finish up the candle stick holders, not to mention anything I want to build for a gallery. WOW! So today I put the door trim on; I need to do some paint touch-ups on the door frame, I got a little wild with my bac...

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Starting a new project

12-01-2009 05:39 AM by Martina | 5 comments »

Hey guys, so I have been away for awhile, but I am all settled into my new place, cut off 14 inches of hair, sold a car, bought a motorcycle, got promoted on my job and ready to start woodworking again in my new garage. I am about to start on a “settee” I called it a couch, but I was corrected… LOL not much on fancy names… Any tips to look out for? This is going to be something that is used regularly…. so delicate is not good – any support bracing ideas?...

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Oak Storage Bench #2: Stock Preparation

02-02-2016 09:44 PM by ThomasLightle | 2 comments »

I prefer getting my wood in the rough for two reasons: The first reason is the cost. Rough lumber is incredibly cheaper than 4-side finished wood. The other reason is flexibility. I am able to “find” the best part of the board in the rough lumber whereas, if your wood is pre-finished, you are stuck with what you get.So here is my workflow: LayoutRough lengthRough WidthJoint 1 face and 1 edgeFinal width + 1/16” Joint to final widthPlane to final thicknessFinal lengthLet me...

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Questions #1: Want to get into lathe work

12-17-2009 02:31 AM by Jim | 6 comments »

Well, with all my hard work and time put into restoring my great grandfather’s lathe, I finally got it all refurbished. Then it broke. The pulley wheel being aluminum had already taken a beating over the years while in storage and it finally split with the tension of the belt and motor. Long story short, I don’t want to let it become a money sink when it’s a pretty simple lathe. That being said. I still want to do pens and bowls, etc. I’ve done a little resear...

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Strum stick

02-05-2016 03:15 PM by Musicmaker68 | 2 comments »

Would anyone have detailed plans to construct a Strum stick. Want to make one for my grandchild. Hope you can help.

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A journey into the workshop. #35: Found the floor. Need to rest, and try again tomorrow....

12-31-2009 05:26 AM by dbhost | 5 comments »

Well, I found the floor, at least the parts not covered with fencing material (still). Tomorrow is another wet and dreary day, so back in the shop I go with the heat on, and get back to cleaning, discarding junk, and organizing… I grabbed my measurements for the space the lathe cabinet / ballast cabinet needs to be in, and am taking that into Sketchup during slow time over the next few days. The cabinet is going to end up made out of 3/4” and 1/2” Birch ply, because th...

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A journey into the workshop. #92: Slow weekend. Fixed an old electric bass guitar.

02-08-2016 03:42 PM by dbhost | 2 comments »

I had very little shop time this weekend. Mostly due to family events, and the Super Bowl, but I did get some time in there… I cleared off the workbench, and laid down some old raggedy towels that I have dedicated just for shop use, and drug my old 2002 Ibanez SR480 electric bass out to the shop. The bottom strap button screw hole has been flaky since it came from Ibanez new. I finally had enough of it and was going to fix it… I sourced up a small piece of mahogany from a fr...

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Horned Owl Carving #1: Working the blank, getting a feel for the tools

01-11-2010 07:05 AM by David Craig | 5 comments »

Interesting story on how I ended up at lumberjocks. I told it once but I will give it a brief retelling at it is somewhat relevant to the current project I am working on. I won a dremel a couple months ago through facebook. One of the fellow “fans” of the Dremel facebook community is a talented carver named Jordan Straker. Jordan and I exchanged a few messages and he encouraged me to join this community (God bless you Jordan for doing so!). I am a big fan of Jordan and I let hi...

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Edit; LJ Gallery page

02-11-2016 07:16 PM by Rick M | 13 comments »

I’ve never seen this before… Just substitute your user name for mine to see your gallery.

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Garage Workshop Conversion #1: The Basic Plan

01-22-2010 02:46 AM by Mark Briley | 7 comments »

I was bit by the woodworking bug about 9 months ago and now I’m too the point where I need to convert my attached 2 car garage into a dedicated home woodworking shop. My garage is roughly 25.5’ x 22.5’, and it’s currently used used for storing some of our household stuff which takes up about 30% of the space, and the rest I’ve been using for woodworking. I’m working on cleaning everything out and starting from a clean slate, and I’m breaking up th...

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