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My Favorite Way to Browse the Site

03-29-2007 08:23 PM by Martin Sojka | 1 comment »

I’ve posted this as a comment to my Personalize Your Pulse View blog entry but I think it’s quite important information and comments can get lost quickly sometimes. The thing is that I’ve updated the short Pulse in the footer to reflect your filter settings on the Pulse page. And now I have my favorite way to browse the site! When you want to quickly go through all the new recent posts in a controlled way follow this plan. Set the active setting to “In last 24 hours...

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"Gathering Wood Cognition" --by RusticWoodArt

05-02-2007 02:03 PM by frank | 7 comments »

Gathering Wood Cognition ....so I came to waundering forth into the breaking of a new dawn, where sunlights of dew laden drops made glad the heart felt of earthen warmth, till in my journey i breathed the golden ether of flowers starting to weather, and in this passing of time i was thank-full to start the day…. ....and as the day came close to ending dusk, i shed my tools of schedule to go and play where childhood enables, since in this walk of streams gone free of snow melt dribble...

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Craftsman - Stickley Projects #4: Finishing Advise

06-01-2007 09:48 PM by Paul | 2 comments »

I should be able to post pictures of the twin in the next couple of days and then start the drawers (I cut a bunch of rough parts for the drawers yesterday), but I’m starting to think ahead to finishing. I’m concerned about the solid red oak taking the stain differently than the red oak ply. Any advise? 1. I plan on testing it out with a scrap of each first.2. Experience or advise on fillers for porous oak? I haven’t tried fillers before.3. When I stopped by the Rock...

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WWND- What would Niki do? #2: Mitered foot jig for small boxes

07-08-2007 08:25 AM by Douglas Bordner | 4 comments »

This is the jig that really should have been the first of the series. I have to lay out the story a bit. Let’s just say that I am 3-D challenged. I started off to make a batch of mitered feet for jewelry boxes. I used the table saw and jointer to make a long strip of wood with a 45° chamfer on one edge, about 36” long x 3” wide x .5” thick. I laid out the edge opposite the chamfer with an approximate 30° taper, each foot section about three inches long. Having cut each...

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LJ Woodworking Awards - Summer 2007 #5: Winners Announced

08-10-2007 06:40 AM by Martin Sojka | 15 comments »

Our successful Summer 2007 LumberJocks Woodworking Awards are over so allow me to officially announce the winners. The winning projects were selected from 45 total submissions in an online voting held from Aug 1 to Aug 7. 121 votes by 61 voters were cast during this period. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ GARDEN PROJECT 1st Place – Lyptus and Cedar gates by Bob Babcock (163 points) 2nd Place – Garden Pergola and Glider by ChetKloss (118 points) ...

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jointer problems

09-18-2007 02:44 AM by lance | 9 comments »

Hi Guys, It’s 9-17-07 and I’m running a 5” by 24” piece of wood through my jointer. Instead of it cutting at an even thickness. It is coming out on a slope. About ½ inch in it is .66 thick and I stopped immediately. At about 1” in it is .73, at 12 inches it is .83 and at the other end it is .92 inches thick. At the beginning I’m putting most of the pressure on with my left hand. As soon as the paddle in my left hand is past the blades and there is room for the...

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Sherwood Forest #2: Wherein Pappy Meets the Sherriff of Nottingham

10-16-2007 01:02 AM by A.W. "Pappy" Ford | 9 comments »

Readers of my previous post in this series will remember that ol’ Pappy has undergone a transformation of late: my newfound obsession with woodworking has come with unexpected side effects, namely the urge to recover every ounce of usable wood from a premature end. It’s taken over a goodly share of me mental facilities (which didn’t necessarily have a lot of room to spare to start with.) Marching under this new banner of Responsible Resource Use I arrived at work the oth...

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www.LetsSayThanks.com

11-10-2007 01:23 AM by Splinters | 12 comments »

Friends and Lumberjocks Family, I hope no one is offended by this post, but being a Vet myself and remembering what it was like to be far away from home… This seems like a very good thing, no matter how you feel about the war. You can write your own message, or use one of theirs. Very easy. Lots of choices. Xerox is sponsoring “Thank You” Cards to our troups abroad. The cards were designed by school children around the US. Go to “www.LetsSayThanks....

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Sawing flesh-not good

12-06-2007 08:36 PM by steved | 16 comments »

So,I made the big mistake of cutting my fingers on my table saw. Won’t go into details, except to say that I made most mistakes you can make in doing so (tired, dark area, saw blade up, etc.). I’ve been an avid woodworker for about a year now, with the idea of making custom furniture. With that being said, I’m taking this “opportunity” to organize my shop appropriately, and to a large degree with safety in mind. I’ve roughed out my space with SketchUp, ...

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looking for pine

01-03-2008 06:14 PM by anes | 5 comments »

I am getting ready to build a wookbench. Does anyone know where in Illinois I can purchase yellow pine? Thanks, Anes

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