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Bowed keyboard- Streichklavier #3: standing alone...

1965 days ago by JonJ | 15 comments »

Finally! No more work on the floor. Got the bottom in, and legs done. They pop out and will stow in the triangular area for transport.

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Piece if the week showcase #1: Cal Urban Lumber's "Piece of the Week" Premiere Showcase starts 4/1/09

1948 days ago by California Urban Lumber | 0 comments »

I’ve been getting some WONDERFUL submissions all weekend! Please keep them coming! If your submission isn’t featured this time, I will keep your submission pics and you may be chosen for the showcase in weeks to follow. Thanks to all who have sent pictures so far, and for those of you who haven’t yet, this is your chance for some free advertising or a place to show how proud you are of the piece who have submitted. Everything I have seen is really great! As this ...

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cleaning old hardware #1: easy way to to restore old hardware

1930 days ago by patron | 5 comments »

hey guys , i just heard a newone yesterday , from a woman ! when redoing old hinges and fixtures and such , slow cook them in a crock pot (like a brisket) for 24 hours !it ’s suposed to take old paint and finishes off , without the messy chemicals and messy clean up .simply was and dry , ( ihavent tried it yet , but it sounds reasonable ) .water / heat / clean . sounds like something we can handle ! david

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Woodworking Journal #7: New addition to Workshop

1912 days ago by DonFaulk0517 | 2 comments »

For my birthday (a few days in advance due to a sale at Home Depot) my family purchased a Ridgid Oscillating Edge Belt/Spindle Sander for me… which will be a great addition to my workshop. I fell in love with this sander at a woodworking show last Fall when I used it to build a Band Saw box. The oscillating action with the belt sander worked perfect for fine-tuning the shape of the box (a kidney shaped box). I look forward to building more boxes… and am once again indebted to my w...

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Osage Orange picture frames #1: The wood has arrived

1892 days ago by ahock | 10 comments »

This is the first project that I’m working on since I’ve joined LJ’s and thought, “Hey, I’ll journal the whole thing on here and get some input from people…”. So that’s what I’m doing. I wanted to try my hand at Osage Orange, as I’ve seen some cool things done with it before and wanted a challenge, from what I hear it’s very hard and dense. I couldn’t find any locally, so I went to Bell Forest Products website and pick...

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First Real Project Blog #1: Wood Identification

1834 days ago by HokieMojo | 4 comments »

I’m planning to blog a VERY small project here but unfortunately, I need some help before I really get started. As an incentive for your assistance, I’m going to post a bunch of pictures which you will find below. I recently purchased the material for my project from and individual on ebay. I basically bought a box of thins/cutoffs of various unidentified exotics. I need so help identifying what I’ve got (if you are up for the challenge. Below is a photo of all the ...

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The Craftsman's Path #62: Do your tools limit your designs?

1797 days ago by Mark Mazzo | 1 comment »

I was reading a post at Doug Stowe”s blog, Wisdom of the Hands where he was discussing how the use of specific tools could “self identify” your work. I commented my thoughts to Doug and also posted them and a poll at my blog. Take a look to see my take on the subject and take the poll and leave a comment while you’re there! Thanks for reading!

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Set of Haunted Forest Tiles waiting for the frame #5: cut morticing glued sanded to 80 grit

1747 days ago by Dan'um Style | 9 comments »

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Art and Craft Shows

1730 days ago by Ron Berneburg | 3 comments »

Wow what a month Oct was. My house was struck by lighting !! Lost my computer, damn the bad luck, I`m at the library at the moment. Lost alot of my electronics, the good news I only had some on / off switches go—-NO TOOLS !!! I live in north Ga, Might of saw all the flooding, yep I was smak in the middle of it. The roof of my shop caved in, The good news didn`t loose any tools, some rust. So instead of making furniture , I was rebuilding my shop. Oh wait it gets better I bought a new t...

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Handplane Restoration #24: Stanley 112

1713 days ago by WayneC | 9 comments »

This was a craigslist item that showed up yesterday evening. I quickly arranged to head over to the sellers house and pick it up. The Stanley 112 is a scraping plane used for finishing surfaces similar to a card scraper. According to Patrick Leach, “this is one of the finest tools ever to have been unleashed on the public from New Britain, Connecticut.” It has been on my shopping list for a while. This one is in pretty good shape. It has some light rust and is missing i...

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