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Progress Update

01-18-2011 07:29 PM by Joe Watson | 4 comments »

I’ve been working on this one a while, its my wifes jewelry cabinet. I made the base this last weekend it has hand cut tenons but I used the router table to cut the mortises. still has a bit of work to go. update: overall dimensions are 31 1/4 inchs tall x 10 1/2 inches wide x 6 inches deep. doors are maple while the carcase and legs are red oak.

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Lathe Projects #2: Natural Edge Ash Bowl #1

02-09-2011 03:52 PM by David Craig | 9 comments »

I like to tease Mike (jockmike2) that he was worried about losing a student when I moved to a scroll saw project. When I showed him the progress on my scroll saw box, he gave me a piece of Ash that he cut from his firewood. A good deal of bark was on the piece and he suggested I try my hand at a bowl with a natural edge. This is my progress so far on this project. This piece was a little rough on the side opposite the bark side. I ran a chainsaw disk mounted on the angle grinder over it to...

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Tool Gloat!

02-28-2011 03:59 PM by Cozmo35 | 25 comments »

Everyone that knows me knows I am a scroller at heart. In 2008 my wife bought me a Craftsman Scroll Saw for Christmas and I haven’t stopped since then. My Craftsman Scroll saw has provided me a learning experience from which I have learned the art of scrolling, met new friends and mad a couple of dollars. But most of all it has allowed me to give my friends and Family things I have made which have brought joy to them. As far as the learning experience goes,....I WILL NEVER BUY ANOTHER P...

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The Chronicles of Woodworking in a Can #15: Pictures and stuff

03-12-2011 01:16 AM by cmckerliesr | 6 comments »

Well I finally got some pictures from inside the can. Being the cheapskate that I am, found a factory refurbished digital camera to take my pictures. Rather then getting the camera I previously told you about at Big Lots. Hey! I save $10 even with shipping from So, without dragging this on forever, here are the latest photos from outside and inside the can. As you can see this is the outside, which is soon to be painted a lighter or reflective color to help reflect radi...

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Pow-wow Dancer in progress

03-24-2011 06:43 PM by mpounders | 5 comments »

Here are a few pictures of the progress made on this carving. It shows the legs roughed out and shows how I played with the positions before gluing them in place. I also decided to switch hands with the spear. Now that I have these things in place, I can start carving all the details and decorations. I am working on a design for a possible commission that is more of a priority thatn this piece right now. Thanks for looking!

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New counter top

04-06-2011 12:38 AM by Edwin | 11 comments »

M son wants a new counter top for his kitchen… The old one is made of formica & particle board and has started to swell… I don’t have a jointer or shaper but i do have a table saw … I plan to make the counter out of pine, 3/4” x 5 1/2” ...It will be 40” wide by 96”... It will be L shapped and have a cutout for the sink… So what problems do my fellow LJ”s think I will encounter… Any and all sugestions apreciated…..... ...

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Going to local shows. #32: Maleny

05-03-2011 12:05 AM by degoose | 6 comments »

What a shamozzle….. Firstly the Shop Ute need the brakes fixed… had them fixed.. then they tell me I need a new battery… OK … new battery installed… All done by Friday…in time for the show…load up the trailer and the back of the ute… First up Saturday morning… jump in the beast and click click click …. Starter Motor… The Ute is the only vehicle I have with a tow hitch… Luckily the next door neighbour was ...

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Roubo Cabinet #9: Framed Backpanel

05-25-2011 06:59 PM by Smitty_Cabinetshop | 3 comments »

I have a fully joined carcase with partitions for five drawers, but it’s only got two sides, a top and a bottom. ie: it needs a backside! Options I’ve thought about include a series of half-lap boards nailed into a rabbet at all four edges, and a floating frame and panel. Because one of these is necessarily more difficult to do than the other, you can likely guess which one I’ve chosen… I started work with material selection. For the frame I’ve used a pretty non-descript (re: crappy) piece...

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Cranky Sailor Workshop - The retirement chest #8: Putting it together

06-08-2011 01:04 AM by DynaBlue | 2 comments »

Well, I’ve spent the past while in sanding and oiling and rubbing, oh my! The oil finish on the ash colored up nicely and the top was pretty smooth. I moved to the 0000 steel wool and dark paste wax treatment today and what a difference that made! Smooth turned to glassy smooth and the box just looks wonderful. The grain in the ash picked up some of the dark wax and added a bit of detail that just went the extra mile. Yep, I’m happy with it. While I was waiting for the fin...

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Things I have been doing. #2: Not feeling well

07-07-2011 03:04 PM by CherieLee | 3 comments »

Did a bit of cutting and wood prep yesterday, but a summer cold is trying to take hold and I have had much of a headache. So its chicken soup and whatever else I can find to take this bad taste from my mouth. A day of rest ya might say. Do not know if I will get much done.

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