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Safety, safety, safety

07-14-2008 11:44 PM by douglbe | 1 comment »

I just finished reviewing a posted project by skeezics and he showed us his lost finger tip. Kudos for reminding us of the hazards in our workshops. I have been fortunate that I have not had a serious accident, but I have had my share of close calls from carelessness, shortcuts, and for just not knowing any better. We all need to be reminded of the dangers every time we step into our shops, we form bad habits, we think it can’t happen to us, and sometimes we just plain and simply don...

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Get Tough Challenge with Gorilla Glue #2: Last Call

08-31-2008 03:36 PM by Martin Sojka | 1 comment »

Don’t forget that tomorrow – September 1st – is Gorilla Glue Challenge deadline. We already have 11 creative entries and there is a great chance to win one of the following prizes: 1 Grand Prize will consist of $200 plus 1 of each Gorilla Glue’s products and a Gorilla Glue t-shirt. There will be 5 runner-up prizes; winners will receive 1 of each Gorilla Glue’s products and a Gorilla Glue t-shirt. As well as 10 third place prizes of a Gorilla t-shirt Click h...

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Divided Light doors #2: First pair almost done

10-31-2008 01:24 AM by Les Hastings | 5 comments »

Finally getting the first pair pretty much done, just need to to do a little more sanding. I put the muttin bars all together and made them so I could set them in the back of the door after the door frame was already glued up. This first picture is of the last glue up putting them inside the door frame. The rest of the pictures are of the doors already hinged and hanging in the cabinet. There’s a wide gap between them right now. One door will have a style attached to it when its...

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Ponderings #25: Another Year Older

12-25-2008 12:35 AM by Tomcat1066 | 7 comments »

Almost a year ago, I came to LumberJocks for the first time. In that time, I’ve learned a bunch and met a lot of cool people. I’ve developed a great deal, despite my few projects. Since it’s Christmas Eve, I thought I’d take a moment and reflect on some things I’ve come to understand. 1. There’s More Than One Way To Skin A Cat I’ve heard this saying all my life, but no where is it truer than in woodworking. Think of something like a dado. ...

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Twisted Coffee Table Base #2: Leveling & Cleaning Juniper Coffee Table Base

01-11-2009 10:16 PM by Tim & Candy Hicks | 1 comment »

Here my husband is leveling the bottom so we can start getting it down to the right height. My daughter Scooter helping clean the bark out of the crevices

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Complete Woodshop on Craigslist in Kentucky

02-02-2009 03:25 AM by Scott Bryan | 6 comments »

Here is a posting that appeared on Craigslist. This sounds like a complete shop with lumber for $3200. This looks like a nice deal to me for anyone interested in purchasing some Grizzley tools.

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001: maple lazy susan #1: everything up to, but not including the finishing work

02-22-2009 04:07 PM by Gary Fixler | 6 comments »

This is a very simple one. I was hired by our office manager to slap together a lazy susan in maple, to match the cabinets at work in the kitchen. It’s going to hold coffee cans, filters, spoons, and other coffee-time trappings. It can’t get much simpler. I biscuit joined 5 17” lengths of jointed 1×4 maple from the same 8’ plank, making a roughly 17” square, cut out a 16”+ circle, sanded it up and routed the edge to clean it up to a more perfect 16&...

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Tools #1: Proper plane preparation prevents problems, pal

03-10-2009 03:21 PM by TampaTom | 5 comments »

One of my most favorite movies of all times is Raiders of the Lost Ark. Who could ever forget Indiana Jones trekking around the world to find the lost Ark of the Covenant, battling bad guys left and right while taking a beating that would kill just about any mortal person? In many ways, I see myself as a little bit of that adventurer/archaeologist when I start hunting down old hand tools. (OK, it’s my childhood fantasy to run around exotic marketplaces with a bull whip and a brown crusher ...

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Wood IDs #8: Found Eucalyptus tree in LA - part 3 of 3

03-28-2009 01:01 PM by Gary Fixler | 10 comments »

In part 1 I found a Eucalyptus tree in a nearby neighborhood. In part 2 I cut it up and had a better look under the bark, finding great boring bug patterns. In part 3, I finally took a 3” diameter piece of the green wood and had a go at it on my Sherline 4400 CNC mini lathe, set up as a manual wood lathe. I’m quite ‘green’ myself at this turning business, and don’t yet have many techniques, experience, and tools necessary, but it came out alright, was a lot of...

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The Bathroom Remodel. Makin' Dust.

04-14-2009 06:05 AM by Sean | 4 comments »

It all started….with a brother in law.Well, thats not fair. It all started when I replaced the toilet. We bought a nice new toilet and pulled the old one out. Put the new one in, installed some nice new hardware annnnnnd….it leans. wth? leaning…hmmm. just a little…but enough to notice it. The last one didnt seem to lean….why does this one? Of course, the floor is completely out of level, but still…the last one didnt lean. ?? And so now it’s l...

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