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Up and running

12-27-2008 04:57 PM by kiwi1969 | 2 comments »

Hi fellow lumberjocks! Thanks for the welcome. I have finally started my first blog after a long procrastination, you can find it at “”. I am planing to put all manner of things on there but what you will see here is mostly the wood related posts, hopefully with weekly updates. In this country its difficult to find the kind of information that makes life just that much easier for all of us , so this site has been a blessing. Magazines turn up here infre...

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Renovation - Industrial Warehouse #2: The Proud Pauper's Way

02-03-2009 04:55 AM by Scott Parsons | 1 comment »

Another day, another dollar, right? Today was a bit slow in the shop so I took advantage of the lack of co-worker presence and shop room to do some personal work. I re-milled the refurbished cedar today. It’s obvious to me that I’ll need to mill some more to complete all the doors. It’s been a toss up between shaker doors with a fibrex panel sprayed with a coloured lacquer or solid panel doors. I struggled with this decision because I don’t like building something...

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A tough winter

02-23-2009 09:03 AM by BarryW | 16 comments »

It’s been a tough winter to get anything done. Mother needs almost constant attention and I just need to be with her all the time. I can’t even use the little video camera I installed to watch her…she’ll not see me and think I’ve gone. Out of sight, out of mind. And she’ll fall at the drop of a hat.I did find out that the maple I secured about three years ago is HARD MAPLE. Man that’s some hard wood. It might make a good top for a work bench. I...

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inlaying #2: inlaying part 2

04-15-2009 05:40 PM by kosta | 0 comments » In this video I go over how to cut the recess that the inlay goes in and I rough fit it using the scroll saw as a rasp or a chisel. I will fine tune it using a rasp because it is easier to get it just right on the scroll saw.

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Who are we supposed to believe???

05-04-2009 06:44 PM by Shopsmithtom | 17 comments »

Not long ago, I wandered into Harbor Freight. (Hello, my name is Tom, and I’m a Harbor Freight-o-holic…group response, “Hi, Tom, tell the group your story…” They had Cen-Tech combination squares with the center finder & adjustable angle thingie(not a technical term) on sale for about 6 bucks, so I bought one, even though I have 2 old Starrett combo squares in the shop. I think I was drawn in by that adjustable thing because my Starretts don’t have th...

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A day that went from "Oh Crap !" to "Oh Boy !"

07-03-2009 06:04 PM by Don K. | 14 comments »

Some of you may remember from some previous post…that I have a Steel City Bench top Mortiser. I love this tool and it works GREAT. About four months ago, Woodcraft had the Steel City on sale….so I decided to buy on for my dad for fathers day…weeks went buy and no mortiser…a few more weeks and still no mortiser. Finally I received a e-mail from Woodcraft saying that Steel City had missed “Three” shipping dates and did not know “When or even IF they wou...

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My workshop makeover #2: Bench tops beginning...

07-22-2009 06:27 AM by Napaman | 11 comments »

Well…since we built the shed…it has been tough to find multiple days in a row to get shop time…between visitors and our own travels I have had a day here and a day there…but I have made lots of progress and tomorrow I hope to finish my first table top for the new miter station… Since my last entry I have: 1) moved 95% of “the “non-shop stuff” out of my garage…so now it is A SHOP…2) put up shelves in the shed for all that stuffR...

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Live Shop Cameras and Woodshop New

08-27-2009 03:03 PM by Chris Davis | 6 comments »

Woodshop News, a trade magazine called with some interest in my live video feed a couple months ago. I just checked and their digital version of their magazine and the story was posted on their website. It is a short but to the point article about the camera system and how it is used for both marketing and with customer relations. Check it out at Woodshop News . Get a peek into my shop at<div></div>

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Now the video goes; ahora si funciona el video.

09-15-2009 11:05 AM by xylosapiens | 6 comments »

The change in progress: towards a “new end”. Sorry, I donĀ“t know what the problem was, but here you have the video working. I checked it. As I told you I had to do some modifications in order to accomplish a “new” requirement of my client. The client decided to make a change: he need an access to the desk’s inside, when her products are exposed on the counter. After thinking about the possible solutions and having to keep the structural solidity, I dec...

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From plan

09-30-2009 09:09 PM by JohninSD | 6 comments »

I stumbled onto Lumberjocks while looking for inspiration to build a Tablesaw Workstation, something I’ve been meaning to do for 15 years or so. I have a Powermatic 64 Artisan saw and it has been on the original metal stand since I bought it. I added a router table to the right extension wing and put casters under it to supposedly make it easy to move around the shop (garage) but the weight of the router table made it seriously off balance and moving it often was a struggle. So I set o...

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