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Ridgid TS3650 Router Table Extension #2: Good Progress, Almost Done

09-20-2015 08:32 PM by jonah | 1 comment »

I had a bit of time at the end of this week to finish up most of the router table extension I’m building for my Ridgid TS3650. I got the lip routed out for the lift to sit on, though that ended up being relatively annoying to get precise. I used the edge guide on my plunge router, but I tend to have a hard time holding the thing completely steady and flat when I use the edge guide. There are a few spots where I went past the line because I tipped the router by accident. I’m honest...

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Re-purposing Wood or What To Do When You Simply HAVE To Cut Something

09-23-2015 01:56 AM by Mark Wilson | 11 comments »

About a year ago, at least, I cut a Black Walnut board in two, turned one side 90 degrees and glued them together, so I’d have a nice thick piece to work with. I drilled a bunch of holes in it, cut it into a triangle, profiled the edges, and stuck it back in the box from whence it came, because I didn’t feel like making the pegs. (Short aside: After I finished this thing, I was walking in the house carrying it, talking to my Really Big Thithter in Montana on the phone. She asked w...

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Just saying hello to all

08-09-2007 09:04 AM by Jeff | 5 comments »

Well I am new to Lumberjosks and am a novic woodworker just working around the house. I have done a few projects that I have sold to people, but I don’t think that I am good enough yet to be comfortable selling my stuff to just anyone. I just wanted say thank you for welcoming me to your group and I hope to learn a few things to improve my woodworking abilities. And just maybe I can share a few things with all of you in return. Thanks Jeff B.

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Marquetry School #2: School's Out, a Learning Experience (good)

09-26-2015 08:26 PM by shipwright | 28 comments »

Well, it’s over. my first course in French marquetry, level one, ended yesterday and the consensus is that we all learned a lot. The students learned about French marquetry and I learned about teaching French marquetry. Thank you Len, Kendra, and Phil. I could not have asked for better, more enthusiastic first students.The topics covered were the making of grease paper and assembly of packets, cutting on the chevalets, assembly of motifs, filling with mastic and finally pressing to a...

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09-17-2007 08:32 PM by Paul | 3 comments »

A customer has been providing regular “projects” that I’ve been accepting as “learning experiences.” This showed up in my driveway when I was taking a shower last Saturday. I think I’m going to have to get more expensive! It will be a while before I get to it. But I thought I would take and post pictures while I had the camera out. Anybody have a picture of what it might have looked like before sitting out in the weather for the last ??? years? I thi...

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Hints and Tips #13: Spalted Log Breakdown

09-30-2015 07:34 PM by Dave Rutan | 9 comments »

This is a 2 foot section of a 12 foot long branch which I dragged off our bank this week. I speculated that if it wasn’t too rotten that it would have some spalted wood in it. After cutting it in half on my band saw, I discovered I was right. [Below] I screwed the half log onto a board with an edge overhanging the board. More imortantly one edge of the board was clear of the log as well. This is so that the board will be flat to the table saw and the edge of the board will r...

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The Secret Birthday Present #4: Son's Skateboard

10-15-2007 11:42 AM by MsDebbieP | 6 comments »

After all the challenges I met to add the logo to my son’s skateboard, I have to say that I’m quite pleased with the result. The decal is a “window decal” purchased at Staples. I sprayed a coat of clear-coat on top of the printed decal to prevent the ink from bleeding. I attached the decal to the skateboard by placing it on a wet layer of waterbased wipe-on poly and then coated it all with several more layers of poly. I love how the wood shows through the “...

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Barnsley Reproduction Build #23: Assembling the Stretcher

10-05-2015 02:54 AM by stevo_wis | 4 comments »

It has been a couple of months since I have posted but I have been slowly coming along with the Barnsley Table. The stretcher had a lot of carving and bevels, but they are finished. It had some interesting joinery issues as well. The stretcher has almost the identical joinery that the upper frame has. I made one change here to simplify construction and that was to not have an acute point on the tenon. The pencil is pointing to the squared off tenon. Doing that made the mortise much ...

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Trinket/Shadow Box (Iraq Display) #2: The Hinges

11-09-2007 05:22 AM by Sgt_Lobo | 5 comments »

Well, yesterday I decided to mortise my box to accept the hinges. I don’t have a jig for this, but since they are very small hinges I decided to free hand them with the router and a straight bit. I practiced a couple of times on a piece of scrap and got the depth perfect, then I made my cuts on the box and they turned out great! Next I decided to connect the lid and the box with the hinges and here is where the problems started… My original plan was to connect the lid to the...

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Worlds largest tree destroyed.

12-06-2007 02:35 AM by Karson | 16 comments »

I received this email from a friend and this is what he said. These pictures were taken during our trip to Oregon in Aug., 1991. This tree is/was the worlds largest Stika Spruce. The “was” being, the tree was destroyed during the storm last week in the NW. The winds were said to be in excess of 100 mph. Ironically, as the sign says, the largest Fir tree about 3 mi. away was destroyed during a severe storm in Nov. 1962. I hope you can read the sign, however, the circumferenc...

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