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Making Wood from Wood ;)

12-01-2009 03:38 PM by David Craig | 2 comments »

Been busy with my day job lately but was able to spend a few hours downstairs. I am finally starting to deal with my wood hoard and getting pieces together for small gifts for a couple family members. Mostly weekend style projects that probably will include an ornament or two and a couple of boxes. I am a notorious hoarder of wood and I have wood scraps, pieces of furniture, and even a few rough pieces of wood that I saved from a maple tree I cut down a couple years ago. At the time of cut...

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Hand Tool Journey #12: 100+ year old Disston Backsaw ...RESTORED

12-17-2009 09:54 AM by Blake | 10 comments »

After some help from fellow Lumberjocks and a little research (here), I determined that this beautiful old backsaw is about a hundred years old (give or take). ”Before” photos: After: I carefully took apart old saw and put the blade through the electrolysis process. Then I stripped the handle (which was covered in layers of paint and dripped varnish)... and applied Shellac. I also polished the brass. This is the result: On a side note… Her...

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Identifying Pam's rocker

12-31-2009 03:36 PM by Don Butler | 3 comments »

A family friend has asked me to resurrect her old platform rocker. It is in fair shape except for the seat which is falling out through the bottom because of the failure of the webbing. But we wonder what sort of rocker it it, whether it was a mass produced piece and if it is very old. So I committed to some research. I have looked at hundreds of platform rockers and haven’t seen one just like it. I was wondering if some Lumberjock with greater knowledge might know about it. I ...

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Daily Update #27: January 11, 2010

01-11-2010 04:38 PM by Chris Davis | 0 comments »

What’s happening in the shop for January 11, 2010 . Today I’ll be in the shop by myself. I’ll be working on a couple murphy beds for Cordes that will go together. I will then build some casegoods to match a football bed. For missed video and building pictures see my Current Projects link at or Watch us live: <div></div>

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Redo Blanket Box Lid

01-22-2010 06:30 AM by MikeInPenetanguishene | 6 comments »

About two years ago, when I first started woodworking, I attempted a blanket box that came together with the help of a friend (thanks Dan). Unfortunately, we ended up moving and I didn’t have shop to finish the project in – and after a while it slipped into another time-zone. The construction was complete, but it’s still ‘raw’ wood with no stain/varnish/protection of any kind. The problem is that in that two year period, the chest has been in and out of gara...

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How I got in woodworking #1: Let me introduce myself

02-02-2010 12:14 AM by yuri | 7 comments »

Hello, there. I was lurking here and other forums for some time and decided give myself a little bit of publicity.Well, like many of you I become addicted to woodworking. It is actually started many years ago when I was a kid and was sleeping in wood shawings while my dad was making furniture. Making furniture was not his main job, but made it on side. During my schools years did many small projects and different shelving and casing in my grandmother’s house. Once I got out of the schoo...

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I Just Found an Old Friend of Ours

02-14-2010 04:56 AM by jockmike2 | 15 comments »

I just bought the February issue of Western Horseman and guess who’s picture was on page 51? Our old saddle Pal Thos. Angle. Riding shotgun over, not only a herd of cattle, but a herd of greenhorns according to the story. I think having to take care of cows and greenhorns has gotten to Thos. as he told me he is retiring to JV with Carleen. He said he’s tired of the heap of horse “nure” being spread on that big ranch and riding herd over the greenhorns and fake cowboys....

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Woodworking Show This Weekend in Detroit Area

02-24-2010 01:10 PM by jockmike2 | 6 comments »

Just a reminder to all the Michiganders that there is a Woodworking Show this weekend in Taylor down by Detroit. Should be fun we’re going with Rustic Rick and his wife and meeting up with SteveMI. The html address is “” Hope to see a lot of Lumberjocks there. Maybe we can figure out a Lumberjock Picnic for an earlier month so we don’t freeze the balls off the old brass monkey. (An old Nautical Term).

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One find leads to another

03-24-2010 07:56 AM by digitalwood | 1 comment »

Dustbunnie’s accident had me searching randomly on Google for riving knifes. In the process, I ran across this article on Finewoodworking ( Man hurts himself on a table saw and sues the manufacturer because they didn’t license the SawStop technology. What was more interesting was the hundreds of comments on the story. I don’t know which bothered me more, the ones about tort reform, or the ones that said ...

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Drum making #3: Poplar Snare Drum

04-06-2010 06:23 AM by skeeter | 1 comment »

Took the shell to work. Reason? Don’t own a lathe. So i turned it on a big metal engine lathe. I had to clamp it very loose because the 3 jaw chuck was distorting the shape. If I ever make these things for real, I will make a jig to hold the shape.

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