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1970 days ago by kolwdwrkr | 6 comments »

We go through life wondering why things happen. Everything happens for a reason. But what is the reason? Take this Ladybug for example.It’s such a remarkable little fella. Seemingly harmless. However he does have a task. A mission. This mission may not be his intention, but for us he is a savior. His mission? To eat the aphids that are causing damage like this:Now that may not be his true intention. In fact his intention is most likely to simply survive. The aphids just happen to be on...

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Craftsman Bungalow Restoration #22: Custom Refrigerator Panels 2

1952 days ago by gizmodyne | 6 comments »

Fitting the doorsThe doors are held on with a piece of metal trim that protrudes from the sub door of the fridge. I decided to use a method where a 1/4” backer board is inserted into the trim and then my doors are screwed into place from the back. I soon realized it is much easier to fit my doors when the fridge doors have been removed and are laying flat. In the above picture I had already fit the freezer door. I did not take photos of this but you will see the entire process on ...

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Roubo #16: Roubo Completed!

1934 days ago by Jon3 | 2 comments »

So that I don’t have to update woodnet, lumberjocks, and other sites, I started a standalone blog, which I’ll link back to. You can find the final workbench update here

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002: a rolling base for my planer #5: staining

1914 days ago by Gary Fixler | 13 comments »

I know dark colors are a bad idea in a dusty shop, but I just couldn’t resist their siren song. Time to go crash my boat on the rocks! I looked at the colors of the planer, and with the help of our office manager at my company, decided I wanted a black cabinet with a red drawer. I labored over my choices for an hour in Home Depot, and even had them unpack stock boxes to get some Minwax ‘blank’ stain so we could mix up some reds. I chose “Spice” and “Chin...

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log cabin

1898 days ago by iowastihlmill | 3 comments »

gathering logs for 14×18 cabin with loft, I have access to all the southern iowa lumber i need, hickory, oak, walnut, osage orange, red cedar, & red elm. Will try to use all types of lumber in the cabin, shell is going to be made with 3 sided cedar logs, i have been practacing hand peeling & judging size of logs I will need, will be hard to get full 18ft logs due to tapper, think i will take two 10 footers & splice them. Going to do all my own milling with a stihl ms 660 magnum &#...

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Happy 4th of July

1874 days ago by Rustic | 4 comments »

Hey Guys and Gals Just wanted to wish everyone a happy and safe independence day. We are in beatiful Houghtn Lake, Michigan a the Bear Claw cafe in Arnie’s Craft Store. We are having a coffee and sweet roll break then on to FISHING. I took the wife to houghton lake airport and got her in a plane for the first time. She had a wonderful time. The damn plane was older than I was. It was a 1966 cessna. I will be back in the shop on Sunday and will be refreshed.

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Redwood - what to do?? #4: Hello Birdseye!!

1855 days ago by brukilla | 5 comments »

The grain on this redwood burl is amazing. This is a great motivator for the rest of the end table project.There are a couple of spots to touch up with some more light sanding, but I think I got it down to a reasonable level for the time being. I am interested in popping the grain and I have found a lot of information about Potassium dichromate being a good agent for burls of this type (safety, safety, I know and plan to adhere to the precautions). I am rethinking the design for the tab...

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Early Modern Woodworking #1: Moxon, Nicholas Owen, and the Gunpowder Plot

1837 days ago by naomi weiss | 3 comments »

Here’s another one from the archive, but here’s a better link with pictures (i try not to read anything that doesn’t have pictures!)Every once in a while, i look for tenuous links between my research on Early Modern England and traditional woodworking. Naturally, i was so stoked to see Christopher Schwarz’s work on Moxon, as well as his edition of the section on joinery. Other bloggers have written about Moxon, and Schwarz seems to have have ignited the woodworking wor...

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Testing out the blog...

1819 days ago by timmydietz | 3 comments »

Once I get something interesting to write about, I will post it here. This is just a test to see what blog entries will look like once they are posted.

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Flocking #1: To Flock, or not...

1801 days ago by dustyal | 3 comments »

To Flock or not to Flock that is the question:Whether ‘tis nobler of project to sufferThe slings and arrows of dedicated LJ’ers,Or to take arms against the sea of boxes,With the mitering of corners and maple keys;Ay, there be thy rub; perhaps ‘tis be the tung oil? Sorry for the poetic abuse. I won’t let it happen again. Mirror, Mirror in the lidWho be the fairest LJ’er of the Id?‘Tis not be that crusty DustyAl;Surely ‘tis be that crafty Karson fella,Exotic lumber and all. Woop...

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