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Pen Turners' Swap - Round 3 #7: Pens for Kenn...

2096 days ago by itsme_timd | 23 comments »

Here we go again! The map: Out of the hands for Shannon it’s just a short hop to Kenn in PA with the pen box this time. I can’t wait to see what Kenn does with our treasure chest. If he hurries he can still get some Christmas gifts out of it!!!

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ambrosia maple turnings #1: spalted ambrosia maple bowl

2071 days ago by jeffthewoodwacker | 3 comments »

I got some pieces of spalted ambrosia maple and decided to turn a bowl and vase from the largest pieces. This piece of log was just a little over 12 inches in diameter and I cut it 8 inches long. The piece was mounted between centers to start the rough turning. I have a spur drive that fits my nova chuck which saves a lot of time. A recess is created in the rough turned piece and will be held internally by the nova chuck jaws. With the piece secured in the Nova Jaw I s...

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Frugal Woodworking #2: Homemade coat rack

2033 days ago by daveysprocket | 0 comments »

Another money-saving (I hope) project that I did recently was a coat rack made from a couple of old wooden skis my grandfather left to me. He had two pairs from his youth that were still in pretty good shape. I still can’t believe people used these things. Again, my wife and I were looking through catalogs (Pottery Barn or something similar) and saw that they had old wooden skis made into coat racks and hung on a wall. We got to think…Hey, we have skis!!! But look what they...

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Arrow of light #6: DONE

1996 days ago by i82much | 0 comments »

I finally got these done. I am not an expert at doing inlay, so if anyone has any tips or comments about my process I would be greatfull for them.When cutting the plugs. they are sligtly undersize (I’m guessing .020- .030) I tried to “shim” the bushing with some heat shrink tube, but this needed to be repalced every cut or so.Any one have any ideas on how to increase the size of the bushing, or should I reduce the size of the guide?I have 2 sets of the inlay guide, so I coul...

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Buying a bandsaw

1980 days ago by goggy | 6 comments »

I’ve been wanting a bandsaw for some time now. After viewing a LJ’rs workshop recently I noticed the Rikon. After reading reviews and adhereing to a $500 budget, I narrowed it down to the Grizzly G0555 or the Rikon 10-320. I’m pretty much sold on the Rikon. Does anyone out there own or has tried this saw?

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inlaying #3: Inlaying part 3

1961 days ago by kosta | 2 comments »

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pcoUoFPm1Dg In this video I fine tune the inlay and using a chisel and a rasp. I also go over about the sawdust chronicles builders contest.

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Island #3: Islands are set

1924 days ago by cabinetmaster | 8 comments »

The islands were stained, glazed and lacquered. Then we loaded them both into the truck for delivery. It rained all the way to the job site but quit long enough for us to get them unloaded. It took about 8 guys to get them into the house and set in place. After setting in place I attached 4 corbels, (4 still in shop getting outlets put in them) and installed the 2 spice racks. Karson, you can now see how huge this main kitchen is. The whole room is about 30’ X 30&#...

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Backwoods Ramblings #3: Twice the Fun

1883 days ago by Tony | 0 comments »

Since this was a three day weekend for me, I got to go hiking twice: 4 1/2 hours in Putnam County Park on Friday and almost 4 this morning in Trace Fork Canyon. Nestled between the twin cities of Charleston and South Charleston, Trace Fork Canyon is an urban oasis of hundreds of acres. Even when you’re enjoying the solitude deep in the bottom of the canyon, the roads winding along the canyon rim are only 1/2 mile or so away – if you could climb the steep terrain, that is. It’...

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Wood Gloat #3: This one is for you Karson

1865 days ago by degoose | 17 comments »

Karson my good friend.You asked me if here in the land downunder we had any branches.Let me tell a little story.. Once upon a time a few years ago a fellow I know came upon an accident.. a semi trailer [18 wheeler in your parlance] had run off the road and hit a tree.. the tree was a Moreton Bay Fig….[ficus macrophylla]The truck was a write-off but the only damage sustained by the tree was that one of the branches had broken off.My friend,,,being a resourceful bloke…turned up wi...

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Early Modern Woodworking #2: A DIY Shoutout to My Pepys (Yeah, it's Pronounced 'Peeps')

1846 days ago by naomi weiss | 4 comments »

Once again, thanks to Cardinal Wolsey’s Today in History and Phil Gyford’s excellent online version of Samuel Pepys’s diary, the worlds of woodworking and early modern England come together. Hold on to your buckled hats! The grumpy guy you see here is Samuel Pepys, (1633-1703) the famous diarist. He was known for writing about the Great Fire in London, and for writing about his sexpcapades (ewe) in code so his wife could never bust him. If you’re curious (and i donR...

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