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Shipyard Memories #7: The Smaug Blog: Wood Boatbuilding 101, Interior and Stepping the Mast

1345 days ago by shipwright | 11 comments »

The interior of the boat was completed before launching, unfortunately without any progress photos so I’ll just show some finished shots here. Interior woods are Red cedar deckhead, teak cabin sole and salon table, yellow cedar beams, knees and sparring (ceiling) on the hull and largely Honduras mahogany trim. The bulkheads are 3/4” marine fir plywood. In the salon and galley areas they are sheeted with 1/8” ash and in the forward cabin the bulkheads are veneered with red o...

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #194: Project Progress and Thinking Back

1319 days ago by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 4 comments »

So much for a winter wonderland. Yesterday it rained and rained and RAINED! Needless to say, all the snow is long gone and what is left is a wet and muddy mess. Last night it was quite windy, but it seems that the wind has died down quite a bit and it is much calmer today. But looking in the forecast (which I don’t really hang my hat on) it is supposed to be above freezing at least for the next several days. So it will be quite messy. YUCK! I know there are many people who don...

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1251 days ago by alexis221woodworks | 5 comments »

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Need Good Advice For Finish Purpleheart

1241 days ago by Greg The Cajun Box Sculptor | 8 comments »

I need some good advice from fellow Lumberjocks regarding what type of finish to use on purpleheart. I have experimented with different finished and it seems that after a good sanding, purpleheart turns a ugly shade of brown. Not the look I am hoping to get..I have purpleheart that had been sitting on my woodpile for months and the color turned more of a purple than what i see after sanding.I snotice many projects with a bright purple finish ans was wondering how those of you with experience ...

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I Get to Spend Money!

1217 days ago by RandyMorter | 7 comments »

Here’s my first LJ blog… I got my new (to me) Craftsman 221240 table saw last weekend. It was kind of a surprise to get it – a friend of mine wanted to get rid of it, at a very reasonable price, due to a divorce. I just couldn’t pass it up so 2 weekends ago I went to look at it, last weekend it was delivered. I hadn’t been planning to buy any more gear, so since last weekend I haven’t had any expectations of more gear. Nor did I expect to buy much of ...

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Firewood remorse

1205 days ago by TopamaxSurvivor | 28 comments »

I have been fire wooding pallets this winter. Some of it I hate to burn even though it is twisted, cupped and literally worthless. I always have my eye peeled for nice stuff. A few days ago I had a couple fairly nice piece of 2×4 48” long oak. I scanned it over and decided with nails driven into the top 1/3 it wasn’t worth messing with. When I bought it in to burn, I noticed I should have looked closer. It was very nice quarter sawn white oak worthy of being a table leg...

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small bowl

1190 days ago by prompt | 2 comments »

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Building Falling Waters Lamps #3: Let'r Rip!

1178 days ago by HerbC | 0 comments »

So, I built the resaw fence yesterday. I got off work a bit early this afternoon and decided to resaw the lumber for the shades. The lumber is a full inch thick and eleven inches wide. My initial plan was to rip as deep as I could on the tablesaw and then use a handsaw to finish the rip. So I started by cutting the lumber to reasonable lengths and then making the first cuts: Well, after ripping as deeply as possible I attacked the remaining portion of the cut with my trusty pull...

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Wood Types and Properties #3: Know your wood #3-Oak

1166 days ago by Paul Sellers | 10 comments »

Oak leaves have a unique and distinctive leaf shape Oak trees grow on each of the five continents and cultures at every level have relied on the wood and acorn, the tannic acid and the bark throughout the millennia. Great ships with oak bows and rudders crisscrossed the globe.  Massive barns and manorial homes came from the stems and crooks of full-grown oaks in every county. It would be impossible to catalogue the provision we have from the ancestry of the common oak.  Oak works...

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