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Rockler 24" Straight Edge

10-17-2009 10:11 PM by Don | 5 comments »

Anyone own on of these? I was going to buy the Woodpecker 24” steel straight edge, but Rockler’s is 1/16” thicker, weighs more, costs less and I have a free shipping coupon. Total savings would be about $15.00.

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Sanding wheels and a tool maker merger

11-03-2009 03:09 PM by Don "Dances with Wood" Butler | 5 comments »

During my years in making things with wood I’ve been concerned with sanding. Almost anything we make from wood needs sanding to remove tools marks, to bring the wood to a high polish before applying finish, to make a carving smooth.I’m fortunate to have a CarveWright machine and I really like the work it does. I also have a Legacy Ornamental Mill and it does things for me I can’t do with hand tools.Oh yes, there are some highly skilled woodworkers who can make a tapered, spi...

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First Box #2: Decisions, Decisions

11-20-2009 04:58 PM by Bret | 3 comments »

Now, a few days and lots of pictures of other people’s boxes later, and I’ve settled on making the box predominately from curly maple, with mitered corners featuring double walnut keys. The top will have a frame of matching curly maple around some figured wood or veneer. I expect it to be around 12” x 7.5” x 5”, though the stock I have would allow it to be up to 6” tall less whatever board width I lose to milling. The sides will be 1/2” thick. ...

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Future Projects #1: Gaming Projects

12-04-2009 09:56 AM by MDRoehl | 2 comments »

Here are a few projects that I want to start. Any of you build any of these? If so any tips? Foosball Table Cribbage Board Poker Chip Holder Backgammon Board

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The Smartdesk #1: The Electronic executive Desk

01-14-2010 04:03 AM by TheBasiks | 4 comments »

This will be the best investment that our clients will ever make, with multitouch technology, drafting, as well as designing tools along with a custom built in computer, a Wacom 21ux cintiq, monitor recording speakers, touch opened drawers and a desk equipped with adequate enough space. The executive desk should be well designed but should also incorporate a executive, modern environment. The desk should have ample enough space for designing, pre-production audio engineering and client pres...

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Turning Pens for an Education

01-24-2010 11:44 PM by hvroberts | 2 comments »

I have seen in the past an article about a young man turning pens and selling them to help pay for his education. Can anyone help me find this article, please. I am quite sure that I read this here on LJ’s and it wasn’t too long ago. I thank you now for any and all help you can give me. “Thank You!”

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Curved doors.

02-16-2010 09:24 AM by mickeycologne | 2 comments »

I’m just about to start a new project which has some curved shaker style doors involved, does any one know of a book or some techniques that i can obtain.I’m thinking about having some cutters made for the door stiles and going down that route but i would like to study it somewhere first.Is there anyone out there who has some experience of this type of work who can help me, this would be grately appreciated. Many thanks mickey cologne.

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Project 1? #1: New Project for DD Woodworking Class

02-26-2010 01:15 AM by lincster | 3 comments »

Wednesday we used computers to research what our next woodworking project would be. This was due to it being very cold (for Florida) outside – 60 degrees. We used Lumberjocks website as well as buildeazy for ideas. Not only were the students getting familiar with using a web browser, but they were getting excited about finding a project to do. We found 17 ideas and I will narrow the field down to about 3 or 4 based upon 1) what tools we have 2) the skill sets they need to learn 3)...

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New Yankee Blanket Chest #5: Measure Twice, Hand Plane Once!

03-15-2010 05:37 AM by HungryTermite | 2 comments »

Today was a fun day with several new lessons learned. I finally got through the crunch of midterms at school and craziness at work to have a day where I could make some sawdust. The next step on the blanket chest was to clean up some of the joints a little bit and then cut the wood for the panels. Well, over the last couple months we have had a lot of rain and the garage has flooded a bit. I dug out the 1×12s that I bought to make the panels and they were all cupped and twisted to th...

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Alaska Jim's Comments of the Day #24: Two New Totes........Experimenting with MDF

03-27-2010 06:37 PM by Jim Bertelson | 12 comments »

I decided I wanted to work with MDF some more, and test out the router table mods. So I made a couple of totes. Practice for the miter arms for the sled, that I want to be truly buff. This was an experiment for me, using MDF for the totes. Finished yesterday, they look and work fine. Dados and glue, no metal in ‘em. Finished with my ubiquitous WATCO, medium walnut variety. I suspect I could have made them somewhat smaller in plywood because of the much better integrity of plywood. Bu...

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