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New Tools from the Woodworking Show

03-26-2008 03:20 AM by Greg3G | 18 comments »

Yeah, I know, I’m two weeks late in getting this done, but hey, Life sometimes gets busy. (of course that’s not the real reason, I’ve just been a bit lazy.) I made myself a promise that I would get a new table saw this year. My craftsman contractors saw was at the limit of what I wanted it to do. It would do fine on regular ¾” stock but started to give me fits when I went to cut thicker stock. So Long Story short, (I know, too late) I offered to sell the saw to my brother, and with o...

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Custom Desk #1: Curved Dovetailed Drawers

04-12-2008 02:57 PM by Lee A. Jesberger | 17 comments »

Willie asked yesterday if I could explain how I make dovetails on curved drawers. I may have just made it more confusing than it needs to be. I was able to find a few photos of making a drawer for a desk I built. I hope this helps. Lee

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New Deck #5: Treated wood.

04-27-2008 06:28 PM by Karson | 8 comments »

Someone asked the question if I was going to treat the wood that I used on the posts. That was something that I forgot, and i was planning to write about when I made the posts and enches. When I was at the big orange home supply center I saw some new treated wood. It’s by Thompson’s, its called Thompsonized wood he wood was not the normal green treated wood. It’s more of a natural color wood treatment. This post is treated wood. The price is about the same...

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Bandsaw Adventure #1: 1st attempt at the new bandsaw

05-22-2008 03:16 AM by Hrolfr | 4 comments »

So I am pretty new at this woodworking thing and am just now acquiring tools. I have already picked up a table saw, drill press, mortiser and various other small power and hand tools.. .. Took a band saw class a couple weeks ago and decided I needed a band saw (see my project band saw reindeer for the story). I went to sears and bought the craftsman pro 14 in rikkon clone saw…. Well, after unpacking and setting up the saw…. The blade will not tension and will not track properly…. Oh it se...

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Thanks To Our Sponsors #2: June 2008

06-19-2008 07:34 PM by Martin Sojka | 3 comments »

It’s time for our periodic note of thanks to the LumberJocks advertisers (new ones are bolded): Skyscraper Dura-GRIT – offering high performance carbide wheels for your high speed drill Fine Woodworking – skill building articles, tool reviews, project plans, books IncrementalTools – combining the value of INCRA products with the personal, knowledgeable service Laguna Tools – woodworking machinery supply company SolidSurface – offers overstock, discon...

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Hand cut Dove tails for the begginer.

08-03-2008 09:33 AM by Davesfunwoodworking | 5 comments »

As I was looking at all the projects, I was thinking of what I could do next. So this is what I came up with. Hand cut dove tails for the begginer. Lets get started. The first thing we need is wood, a good dove tail saw and a really good chisel.Lets get started. The first thing we need to do is mark and lay out the tails on the end of the first board. As I do this I try to keep the angle the same so I used a 7* angle. For this you can use any angle that you like. Just don’t over do ...

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Tool thoughts #5: First turning on my lathe

08-28-2008 05:03 AM by NedB | 6 comments »

I glued a sacrificial block onto a chunk of Mahagony I found in my storage unit the day before yesterday. Last night I broke out the turning tools after cobbling together a temporary lathe stand… I actually used my miter stand: One thing I found, was that I want to lower the lathe a couple more inches, II will need to get shorter bolts, which will help, I wound up putting the 2×8 I bolted the lathe to on top of two 2×4’s, which really raised things up higher than ...

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What's that Skippy? Timmy fell down the well again? #1: Wherein skippy gets laid

09-25-2008 07:24 AM by timrowledge | 6 comments »

Today’s project has been to create a variety of scenes for the component parts of my SketchUp design for a printer cupboard for my office. I haven’t done a lot of SU recently so I’m way out of practice and I never really had done much with scenes anyway. I think I see a need for some automation here; some scripts that can take a selection of components and a) produce a scene with them laid out sensibly in a ‘list’b) do all the hiding required to hide everything e...

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butcher block countertop #1: finishing butcher block countertops

11-27-2008 02:12 AM by metfan | 8 comments »

I just installed and finished my beech butcher block countertops with WATCO Buthcher block oil. I need to know was this correct for countertops? Is there a polyurethane that is food safe? If the oil I used is not correct can I refinnish it know that I am done?Thank You,

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Furniture I Love: Jason Henderson Edition -- from Furnitude

12-23-2008 01:50 AM by Furnitude | 4 comments »

Check out the new post on my blog.

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