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Juniper Coffee Table Base #2 #1: Juniper Coffee Table Base - raw material

01-11-2009 10:22 PM by Tim & Candy Hicks | 1 comment »

Here is the second coffee table base which we are going to be working on, this one will ship to Norway as well and it will have a glass top

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Evolution #3: Digging yourself out of a turner's rut

02-22-2009 04:10 PM by StevenAntonucci | 5 comments »

I’m in a rut. I’ve gotten to the point where I can usually produce a hollowform in an hour of two, which means I can make 2-3 a day if I want to, but I really don’t want to. Why? Beacause I don’t want to do “production work”? What is production work? To me, it’s work where the creativity is decided one time, and then executed many times. We need production work- spindles for staircases, utility bowls- for our every day lives, but it doesn̵...

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Sketchup Shorts #4: Virtual Materials II - Tiling it Seamlessly

03-10-2009 04:33 PM by PurpLev | 6 comments »

So a point was raised in my previous installment of this blog regarding tiling appearance of materials (once you assign your custom material to your model and scale it up you’d see the same material pattern repeat over and over again with distinct horizontal and vertical lines (the seams) that separate those repetitions. This tutorial will show you how to eliminate those seams from your materials, and make it possible to seamlessly tile your material over larger areas. I will show yo...

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Duane's Steamer Trunk #3: Duane's Steamer Trunk #3

03-28-2009 05:14 PM by thewoodwhisperer | 4 comments »

In this episode, I go over some pre-finishing tips and finish the inside of the trunk. I then go through the entire assembly and glueup process from start to finish. I then discuss the trunk’s lid, which is different from the original plan. You can download a Sketchup plan for the lid here. Once the lid is glued up, I realize that rushing through this project has resulted in a number of errors. So I fix them. I know how you guys love it when I make mistakes so you won’t be disa...

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New Workbench

04-14-2009 02:06 PM by TimH | 3 comments »

almost finished my new workbench. I’ll post a finished pick once it’s all dressed up! Thanks for looking.

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the humble house workshop #1: Very very humble beginnings

05-03-2009 06:13 PM by kiwi1969 | 5 comments »

As my life slowly, frustratingly and boringly meanders along the path of unemployment, with the occasional swift hard kick to the nuts, just to remind me there is a greater force than me in control, I often spend my idle hours pondering things, most of which is absolute rubbish. Things like ” do the French actually eat frogs, or do they just convince tourists to eat them to secretly show their utter contempt for anyone who is not French” and ” could Stanley possibly have mad...

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What I learnt in 1 Year on LJ

05-21-2009 10:55 PM by PurpLev | 31 comments »

Looking at the stats, it’s been 356 days. and a whole lot more of a woodworking since day 1. The passion is still going strong, but the shared experiences and information that has flown around has added so many new abilities and capabilities. I want to thank everyone that ever responded to any of my questions in person, or indirectly by asking questions on the forums, that I had in my mind as well, or answered those. there are many opinions between the 10K members, some share the ...

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Rockler Bench Cookies

07-20-2009 03:19 PM by hermance | 26 comments »

Has anyone heard about the new Bench Cookies being offered by Rockler? These just got reveled at AWFS last week in Las Vegas. These small hockey puck looking objects are designed to hold a workpiece steady and firm to your bench without the use and hassle of clamps. From the picture above, you can see that they are coated on both sides with a rubber-like surface. Probably something similar to that used in rubber mats designed for traction. One surface will hold firmly to your workpiece...

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Home Building 101: Basement Finishing Ideas

08-07-2009 02:49 AM by EricWrights | 1 comment »

Home Building 101: Basement Finishing IdeasHot Basement Ideas for Room Layouts Your basement can be the most diverse area in your home. What should you include? Many people include a bathroom, bedroom, game room, storage room, and a home theater if your budgeting allows. If you need a place for your book collection or a spare room for your guests, your basement may be among your best bets. What are other ideas for getting the most use of your basement? Lets answer this question while ensur...

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Arts & Crafts Night Stands #3: Some Assembly Required...

08-26-2009 09:22 AM by CaptainSkully | 4 comments »

Today, I took the rough parts and managed to achieve a few dry fits. The first one was to make sure the dadoes and tenons fit. The second one was to see how it looked with the bow cut out of the bottom piece and with the pre-finished panels installed. A couple of thoughts: be sure your table saw is waxed properly when cutting tenons like this. It helps if you don’t have to use force to push the piece through the saw. I realized I’m already using some of the stuff I learne...

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