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Double plane box #3: Double plane box #3:

09-29-2014 10:12 PM by Michael Anthony Zelonis | 1 comment »

Grooves for planes cut, dividers and inserts dry fit with planes….... Glued and clamped…. Insetting hinges.

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French Cleat VS Peg Board

10-23-2014 07:55 PM by bdatkinson | 9 comments »

I am about to redo part of my work shop. I currently have a pegboard system for hanging my tools. Ive seen alot of things showing that some people like using French Cleat systems. Has anyone used that type of system and recommend French Cleats? Anybody like one of the other?

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Misc. Shop Stuff #48: Markwell DP2 Diamond Point Stapler

11-15-2014 09:08 PM by Smitty_Cabinetshop | 6 comments »

Not a big thing, but definitely one of those “used one a long time ago, now I want one” things that so many of us can identify with. I worked at the local lumber yard when I was in high school, and spent many hours repairing windows, storm glass, picture frames, etc. in the back room. When my wife wanted an old window re-glassed for pictures, it reminded me how much I hate using these things: ebay is a wonderful thing for finding the most obscure things… It appears...

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The clock story.

12-08-2014 01:34 AM by AKDave | 1 comment »

A few years ago I saw plans for a clock that I rally liked and have wanted to build ever since. So, about a month ago, I decided that it was finally time to do it. Needing Christmas presents for my four adult kids and their families, I decided to make 5, one for each kid and one for myself. So, even though I was already into two projects, (two more commissioned caskets) and I don’t really like to do different projects concurrently, I started on them. Being big on symbolism and wanted t...

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now we got snow coming?

01-16-2007 01:30 AM by pat sherman | 0 comments »

Well ,plans for the ark are put on the shelf. now the weather says snow. so i guess the sled is going to get some use after all. now for a hill. got a small one in my driveway. but all ihave on my land is trees. trees and more trees. anyone want some maple or hickory or cherry? or red oak? or aspen. a wood workers paradise. all you have to do is cut and dry. lol. now i saved my little bear i was carving. cut the head back redid it and made a smaller bear. am goign to woodburn the hai...

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Another facelift time!

03-01-2007 10:01 AM by Martin Sojka | 15 comments »

It’s another design update time! I’ve decided to celebrate our 1st birthday with the facelift of the project, blog, topic and workshop pages. As you can see life is never boring here on LumberJocks ;) Here is the screenshot of the updated project page (one of the Mark’s projects serves as a nice example): As you can see I’ve added handy statusbar/toolbar right under the project title. It summarizes all of the project “meta” info like the author, p...

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LJ Site #1: LJ Picnic - ONTARIO, Canada

07-11-2007 11:37 AM by MsDebbieP | 19 comments »

The LJ Picnic is fast approaching (Sunday, July 15th) and I’m getting excited! Rick and I are looking forward to our little event. So far I’ve been told by a few people (including John, Extreme Birdhouses) that they will be stopping by. I noticed that we have a few Jocks in Ontario now, some within driving distance of me and so this is an invitation to join me. The picnic will be taking place in a small town about half way between London and Toronto. If you get the itch...

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Joining the Computer Age: Learning Sketchup

08-13-2007 06:00 PM by Mark A. DeCou | 21 comments »

I first heard of SketchUp during the Thorsen Table Challenge. Someone had done some cool drawings of a table, and posted them. I commented on the cool software at the time. Karson brought a copy of the program with him this past weekend during his trip to Kansas. I started playing with it some this morning, and WOW. I had no idea that something so free, could be so easy. What’s the catch? I haven’t been able to draw up anything yet, other than playing with the concepts,...

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Festool Reviews #1: Festool Router Purchasing Advice

09-20-2007 04:30 PM by Tim Colwell | 7 comments »

Festool rates their routers by wattage not horsepower. The OF 1010 is placed in the 1 ¼ horse sector, the OF 1400 is placed in the 2 ¼ horse sector, and the OF 2000 is placed in the 3 ¼ horse sector. Of all the Festool routers, the OF 1400 is by far the most versatile router Festool offers. 1400 watts converts to 1.86 hp. You may be asking yourself, ”Why should I buy the Festool router over the Yellow, or Grey tool?” To make a long story short, never be deceived by the hp rating other manufac...

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Router Table #5: The next day, the next DOH!

10-17-2007 04:57 PM by Jon3 | 8 comments »

I prepped my hand-held PC892 for the rabbet that will support the lift. Put the right bearing on for a half inch rabbet, and cut away. There is where the DOH! comes in. When I made the jig to size the hole in the top, I put a half inch extra for the whole thing, meaning I’d have to do a quarter inch rabbet to make the PRL fit. Meaning… of course, that I ended up with a hole that was a half inch too bit in my top. DOH DOH DOH! I made some oak stripping around the PRL,...

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