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New Ridgid R4512 Table Saw #2: Ridgid R4512 Table Saw -- The Unboxing

02-08-2011 07:37 PM by Furnitude | 1 comment »

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #259: Waaaaahhhhhhh!!!!!!!

02-17-2011 03:14 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 9 comments »

Well, fellow Jocks and Jane’s – I suppose you get the short version today. . . . I got up as usual, wrote my blog here and was almost finished. Then horror struck – the site here went down. I thought it was my own Firefox conflicting with the site here, as that has happened before. I reinstalled Firefox and it didn’t help. I tried Explorer to see if it worked there. Nope. Then everything went down. :( I ate a banana for breakfast and made some more co...

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Spalters Inc. #2: hunting for Chlorociboria sp, take two: WIN.

02-27-2011 04:54 PM by Sodabowski | 4 comments »

Hey guys, So basically I had the chance to get back to my southern village a few days ago. Having some fine time to spend while my elbow was healing from an unfortunate accident at work, the first thing I did was to run into the woods to get to the previous Ca find spot. I can’t tell you how bad that thing was haunting me. Well, I didn’t get to measure things as I wanted to (next time!), and instead I merely kicked down all the trunks from a dead stump (not sure it’s t...

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Hand Tools #1: Thanks Tommy Mac!

03-22-2011 11:01 PM by MikeGCNY | 10 comments »

My great grandfather was a furniture maker who immigrated to the US from Italy in the 1920’s. I have a piece of his that was made in the early 50’s, was painted in the 60’s and then stripped and “weathered” in the 80’s. Its in terrible shape, but it have given me an idea—the re-craft the exact piece of furniture. Something occurred to me though: the techniques that I currently use have almost nothing in common with those of my great grandfather. S...

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The Crapsman Legacy is a Farce

04-04-2011 08:01 AM by Bob Kollman | 27 comments »

Craftsman-Sears, is like Charlie Sheen, either you love them, or you hate them. But I fall into a category that Ithink many fall into: The quiet MAJORITY. We know what we want, can afford, and can live with. Each time I get a new tool, I increase my productivity and ability to overcome problems with workable solutions because I have the tooling that allows me to use alternative techniques. As a new woodworker, with only six years experience, Craftsman, has been a big part of my wood worki...

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Hand Tools #5: Playing with my new planes

04-18-2011 04:49 AM by MikeGCNY | 5 comments »

I spent a good portion of the day hand cutting mortises in the face frames for my daughter’s cabinets. I only had a chisel that I purchased at the HD and it was a disaster. Noting came out right. So to make myself happy and to get something accomplished today I reassembled my hand planes and tried them out by flattening a 5/4 piece of poplar. It was my first time doing this, and despite the fact that I did not sharpen the planes, the results were pretty good.   Here are...

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Entertainment Center #3: The Face Frame

05-02-2011 02:09 AM by Marc | 0 comments »

I’ve got my own site where I like to write about my projects so rather than duplicate them here I’ll just provide a little teaser. If you’d like to read the full post just click here. Getting back into the swing of things with this project gave me the opportunity to finally mount my new Freud Diablo blades in both my table saw and my miter saw. I needed both blades for the project this time because I was ripping down some of the maple hardwood on the table saw and then cutting the face fra...

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Little help with a Sjobergs bench

05-24-2011 04:51 PM by Shopsmithtom | 4 comments »

I just picked up what appears to be an earlier version of a Sjobergs model 1660 bench. Because I want storage & prefer it to be heavier, (it’s a nice bench, but pretty light weight) I plan on making a cabinet insert similar to the one they offer. Since no instructions came with it, I have a question for any Sjoberg owners. I know what the bench dog holes and hold down holes are, but there are 2 – 1 1/4” steel tube lined ...

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My Hand Tool Journey #9: Lawsuit Pending!

07-05-2011 09:39 PM by Kent Shepherd | 45 comments »

I went out to my shop early Monday morning. How wonderful to have a day off work to get work done on several projects I have going. I was working on an antique dining chair we have. As I was trimming a piece on a rung, my Japanese hand saw slipped—right down into my hand. If you don’t know how sharp these saws are, this is not the way to check. I didn’t think at first that I hit my hand that hard, but boy was I wrong.Lovely reds stains everywhere. I spent the rest of the ...

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Wizard Staff #1: Wizard Staff

07-20-2011 06:31 AM by MapleBear | 2 comments »

Recently I was asked if it was possible for me to make a wizard staff. After getting a few examples of what he was looking for, I figured it was doable for me and thus was commissioned by an acquaintance to make him a wizard staff. It’ll be 60 inches tall, topped with a blue crystal ball grasped by lions claws As part of the development of this commission, I had to scrap together a lathe. Likely I’ll build something more permanent on a larger scale, now that I’ve ...

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