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Garage Organization By a Newbie #4: Progress, or Setback?

05-31-2010 07:06 AM by CyBorge | 8 comments »

I had one partial gallon-sized bucked of joint compound from some time last year (or was it the year before?), but it certainly wouldn’t be enough to complete the entire garage, so I went to the store to get one of those big honkin’ buckets. I prefer the pre-mixed stuff because, well, I’m an amateur, and pre-mixed means less work and less chance for screwups! I needed to get paper tape anyway, because apparently Wal-Mart only carries the fiberglass stuff. After wanderin...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #25: Rainy Days and Mondays, but I'm Not Down!

06-28-2010 01:09 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 4 comments »

It’s not quite light out yet, but I can already tell it is going to be a dreary day. It’s already raining, but not the kind of violent storms I have been hearing about in the states but rather a soft rain, even and gentle. It seems more like autumn here than summer, as it is again quite cool. But that’s OK, because autumn is my favorite time of the year. With all the rain and flooding we have been hearing about, people around here say its been too dry. My partner told me...

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Just a plain plane

07-13-2010 04:37 PM by BigTiny | 3 comments »

Hi all. Well, I took the plunge and bought some 2 by maple and some 1 by purpleheart with the intention of making a wood body bench plane. The maple is a true, full 2 inches (more or less) and the purpleheart is about 7/8. I figure on splitting the PH down to 1/4 for the sideplates and using the maple for the body. No separate sole is planned. Haven’t decided on a blade yet. Might go Lee Valley as they have a local outlet…

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Oak Pub Table #2: Milling the Lumber

07-26-2010 07:19 AM by VinnieP | 4 comments »

Got another step closer today. I cut up the two large boards and milled them to workable dimensions. Excitement is starting to replace the nervousness I had about butchering those two beautiful planks of white oak. I’m hoping to measure out the joinery Tuesday night and glue up the table top some time this week as well. Today’s lesson… I NEED a dust collector. Filled a 5 gallon bucket by the time I was done on the jointer. A couple pictures of the oak before jointi...

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08-07-2010 06:49 AM by Jordan | 34 comments »


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Organizing the Shop

09-03-2010 07:20 AM by wichle | 3 comments »

Wednesday and Thursday I finally pulled all of the grand variety of wrenches out of various hiding places. Time to give away duplicates, pack some duplicates for occasional transport and examine the antiques. It’s been 7 decades sice I started doing things in my dads shop and some of my tools were there before me. Some progress, replaced some missing combinations and sockets. Time to build a shelf this weekend, hope you’ll see it as a completed project by Monday. Hope we ge...

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09-15-2010 09:28 PM by BritBoxmaker | 14 comments »


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Builtin Fireplace and mantle

10-11-2010 12:36 AM by Bluepine38 | 1 comment »

When we bought this house it had an old cast iron fireplace on a big rock hearth backed by a rock wall witha halfwall on the right side. I got tired of the monstrosity and tore it out, without taking any pictures of it.The removal included taking out the old stove pipe through the attic and roof that leaked every time it rainedand replacing it with a new one that exited through the side of the house. I do not have and pictures of thedestruction or construction, but here is the finished prod...

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Thanks to a fellow LJ'r (Don Husslein)

10-23-2010 05:04 PM by GaryD | 4 comments »

I knew when a fellow LJ’r Tom Francis told me about this site, that is was something special. Little did I know!! I was perusing the projects recently and saw a new workbench posted by Don Husslein. The bench was beautiful, but what really caught my eye was had attached to it an old Gripmaster vise system. I was given one of these in a box, i.e. no instructions, no pictures, no nothing but the pieces. Well, lo and behold, here is one on a work bench, and had made the remark to Do...

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Exhibits/Talks/Demos #1: Works in Wood

11-04-2010 11:20 PM by GlenGuarino | 0 comments »

Glen and 33 other woodworkers/furniture makers will be in Works in Wood. The exhibition will be at the New Hope Arts Center November 20,2010 to December 19,2010. Opening Reception is Saturday, November 20, 2010 from to 6:00pm to 8:00pm. Admission is $10.00 or $5.00 for seniors, students and members of the art center. Regular gallery hours are Thursday through Sunday 12:00pm to 4:00pm and will be free and open to the public. The New Hope Arts Center is located at 2 Stockton ...

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