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Deep Thoughts - Reader Beware #10: Sometimes, it's just ugly.

169 days ago by Sandra | 40 comments »

First, the caveat: I’ve been spending a lot of time thinking about woodworking, trying to make sense of what it is that has always drawn me to it. I’m notorious for over-thinking, overanalyzing and basically spending too much energy navel-gazing. This blog is intended to get some of it out of my head. I’ll be glib, sarcastic and flippant in my other posts. Who knows how this one will turn out. It may be a train wreck, so reader beware! If navel-gazing doesn’t hold any appeal or distraction...

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Finished box

152 days ago by Chris11 | 0 comments »

Before I start my final project I finished my box that I’ve been working on for a little while. It’s finished with two coats of rub on poly. A lid with holes so dial rods can keep it secured. The inside and the bottom has black felt In it.

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First impressions of tuning and using a kanna

118 days ago by siavosh | 5 comments »

So my first kanna just arrived all the way from Japan. A Koyama brand (intro level plane) I got from toolsfromjapan. After reading and watching all the articles and videos I could find, I’ve been tweeking it and practicing all week. Conclusion after the first week: there’s a lot to learn. Unlike my LN Jack plane, I feel the learning curve is much higher in setting one up, but it’s by no means out of reach. So far, the curls are slowly reaching the level of my western styl...

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i might make a better catapult

97 days ago by Zeiler | 3 comments »

now that I have a solid design with detailed measurements and improved manufacturing processes I can make a new better catapult with less imperfections.

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Removing table leg without damage to the wood/table

74 days ago by DonB | 0 comments »

I posted earlier, asking a question about what worked to loosen old glue and remove a table leg without damage to the leg. Indirectly I found my own answer. Fornby’s paint remover. If you have any slit or space behind the old leg, Fornby’s will eventually loosen the joint and free the leg without damage to the leg itself. You have to pester the leg until it gives up, but it works. Now I just have to duplicate the leg clean out the old joint make the new tendon slightly bigger...

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Shop's Log #11: Pipes 4 and 5

52 days ago by terryR | 25 comments »

Hello everyone…still trying to get caught up with shop activities… I’ve managed to become quite addicted to Pipe Craft, and still blame it on the recent Pipe Swap. The exactness required for the airflow, and the contrast of non-conforming exterior shapes just pulls me in. To make a good pipe, it seems you need good calipers, and artistic imagination. A metal turning lathe would be nice, but only a drill press and hand tools are required. Your mileage may vary. LOL. ...

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Deep Thoughts - Reader Beware #14: Body and soul

28 days ago by Sandra | 11 comments »

I’m notorious for over-thinking, overanalyzing and basically spending too much energy navel-gazing. This blog is intended to get some of it out of my head. I’ll be glib, sarcastic and flippant in my other posts. Who knows how this one will turn out. It may be a train wreck, so reader beware! If navel-gazing doesn’t hold any appeal or distraction for you, move on. If you’re allergic to estrogen, move away quickly. My own personal rules are to not to spend more than 30 minutes on any one pos...

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Designing the Thien Baffle in Sketchup

5 days ago by Sk1pp3r | 0 comments »

I am just posting my journey for my upgrades to the Harbor Freight Dust collector I got. I have been using it stock except for the wynn filter cartridge and have been happy with it so far, however I have been getting some leaks and will smell the wood dust coming from the collector after cutting items. So I figured if I am going to seal the leaks, I better just build a whole new cart and add a Thien Separator. The first post here is detailing the Thien Separator. I went over to his we...

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Lets update the Workshop pages for all LumberJocks

2746 days ago by Karson | 26 comments »

It looks to me that the only way you get a little arrow on the map, is if you make a workshop profile. It used the address or town that you put on your profile. It would help find LumberJocks that might live close to you. We only have 25 arrows on the map for all of the USA and Canada, and I know we have more LumberJocks than that.

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Bah... Time for something fun!

2707 days ago by Ethan Sincox | 5 comments »

This past week was one of the longest and hardest I’ve had for a while. It seemed like every day was Monday and every day I was up until late into the evening, working on anything but woodworking. Then Thursday night rolled around. I left work at 4:00 on the dot and headed back home with a smile. The reason? I was going to a Hand Plane Tune-Up class at Woodcraft in two hours! I got home and went out to the garage to get the #5 I’d picked up probably more than a year ago....

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