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The $9 Website #2: Start at the beginning

1418 days ago by Dchip | 5 comments »

In the age of blogging, it seems that there are an overwhelming amount of ways to obtain an online presence. The free options are plentiful, though they will inevitably leave you with a less than desirable website address (e.g. endings with .blogspot, .wordpress). This led me to investigate buying (or technically renting for a choice of years) a domain name for what I was surprised to discover was a relatively modest sum of $8.99 a year for a .com (though I’m sad to say it’s now...

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Hand tool workbench #3: Finishing the End Assemblies

1406 days ago by brianl | 1 comment »

Before I put the end assemblies together I wanted to rig up the levelers. To level the bench I am using Hockey pucks with 1/2” bolts epoxied in them. I am then epoxying nuts into the legs of the assemblies. The Levelers: Testing the fit of a nut after I drilled a hole in the bottom of a leg using my drill press and a forstner bit. Once the levelers were done it was time to look into finishing up the ends. I went ahead and used a 3/8” forstner bit to drill holes...

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Michigan LJ Conference - Lansing Area

1394 days ago by SteveMI | 13 comments »

Picnic didn’t sound right since it was indoors without a grill, so my brother suggested conference. Anyway, today a group of Southern Michigan LJ (bottom of your palm for the geographically challenged) got together in DeWitt Michigan. KJuly took care of getting us a community building for free. So we had Jockmike and his wife, BillyJ and his wife, Rustic Rick and his wife, David Craig and his two sons, KJuly and his son, Russ in Michigan and myself. Some projects were displaye...

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Just for Fun... #36: Well, not exactly...

1383 days ago by littlecope | 16 comments »

No Fun here!! This is all Business!!Being the resident Handyman (and Box Maker) at the Restaurant, it was inquired of me whether I thought I could make a sort of “Suggestion” box, so the customers could offer up any comments or criticism…The Requirements are that it has to be wall-hung, that it needs to lock, and that it needs to be large enough to fit a certain sized comment card… I requested some 3/8” Walnut from the Owner (or any Exotic that caught her eye) an...

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New WoodWorking Bench #2: Material chosen

1371 days ago by ray6576 | 0 comments »

I have decided on using LVL lumber for the bench top and 2×12’s for the support structure. I had to take a couple of weeks off while I decided on a new planner since my Delta gave up on me. I have purchased a Dewalt 13 inch with 3 blades (model 735 I think), it does a great job. I have now glued up the blanks for the legs and supports and brought them down to finished dimensions. I will start layout work today. I will take some pictures of my progress and post tonight.

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Bill's Projects

1343 days ago by 49bill | 4 comments »

Retirement gift for friendGranddaughters rocking cradle.Gift Box for friend

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The Art of Wood #4: Why Wood?

1329 days ago by Rogue | 0 comments »

I like wood because you can put stuff in it. I don’t mean you can make a box and fill it with things. That’s not the kind of stuff I’m talking about. I mean the sort of stuff that makes us willing to change the worst baby diaper or ride your bike 50 miles a day out in the cold to train for a race. The stuff that makes you satisfied and at peace when you come home after a hard day’s work. Even though your body aches, your heart is well and warm. It’s more th...

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A workshop out of the floodplane #3: A new fence for the old saw

1320 days ago by withheld | 0 comments »

Based on Jamie's blog entries on upgrading a Craftsman table saw with a new delta T2 fence, I decided to do the same.The fence arrived last night I might need some better drill bits for the job and a good center punch, if I understand his blog entries, but it sounds like the thing to do is proceed very slowly and carefully. Which in my case means measure 10 times, cut once. As an aside the thing the fence is resting on is a small pegboard tool holder I started working on. Given my skill...

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Mesquite cracks

1308 days ago by darrenjttu | 10 comments »

The huge mesquite tree in my grandmothers front yard died last summer and they cut it down. One week later I got it and cut it up into boards. It has been dried properly and these were there before I got to the tree. I want to use this for my sons toybox but I would like to fill in or hide these. I have used CA before and would perfer not to use it on this. I have a ton of this wood and this is just a sample of some of the boards.

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #261: More Preparation

1289 days ago by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 4 comments »

Yesterday went by far too quickly. I don’t know how or why time seems to go by so fast, but it does. I see more and more grass through the banks of piled snow and you can just feel the air changing again. Winter is nearly over (now that wasn’t so bad, was it?) and we are definitely moving in the direction of Spring. Soon we will be getting to my least favorite part of the year – that muddy, dirty transition between winter snow and spring. This year though, I don’...

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