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Curved bullnose #1: Oak hardwood flooring

07-19-2009 09:27 PM by stwottawa | 1 comment »

I want to lay hardwood in a hallway, which has an open wall by the stair case. I am at a loss on how to curve the bull nosing around the outside curved wall. I’ve seen pictures of this where it’s been professionally done, the grain looks great, but I’ve no idea even where to start. Any suggestions (detailed if you would) would be appreciated.

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One year

09-28-2009 10:20 PM by mtnwild | 14 comments »

Just wanted to express my gratitude to Martin and all the Lumberjocks, for a cool year of fun and inspiration. I’ve really enjoyed meeting, as it were, and seeing so many unique and gifted people,( from around the world, a real bonus), and their ideas. Creators! Appreciators of life and beauty. Seeing what is and the possibilities. After 33 years of slamming gears and raising a family I’m finally doing many of the things I could only dream about. I’d like to thank everyon...

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Crotch Mahogany

10-30-2009 08:54 PM by mnorusis | 0 comments »

I absolutely love looking at all of the different types of wood used in the different projects here at lumberjocks. When I saw a few made with Crotch Mahogany, I knew I had to find a project to use it for. So today I rummaged around in the wood stack at a local-ish hardwood store and came up with this piece that’s about 33” x 44” and 1.25” thick. I can’t wait to use it, there will be plenty leftover for another project as well. I’m curious what othe...

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Finished the Research and Making a WorkBench! #8: Fit the legs and make the streachers

11-17-2009 03:07 AM by RichClark | 3 comments »

When I was being proactive on this I had just finished the top, chopped the leg mortises and cut the deadman riser groove. This is a pictorial of fitting the rails… The rails are all cut from the same stock and the only special piece is the front Rail.. you cut the others all to 3” and the Front rail is Proud by 1/2 an inch. you set up your Saw to 45 and Rip the Front outside rail putting a Point ^ on it. This is where the deadman will ride. I like to clamp stuff and then ...

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Daily Update #8: December 01, 2009

12-01-2009 04:23 PM by Chris Davis | 0 comments »

It is December and Christmas is aproaching fast and Sant’s work shop is getting busy. Working on two Contempo murphy beds. Finish one and starting another. I’ll also be finishing RSC’s connector desk and working on the 41 bookcases for a locat school. For more building pictures see my Current Projects link at or See what we are doing live:<div></div> Chat with me. Got a question? I have a monitor at my workstation.

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Getting Started

12-31-2009 05:50 PM by Biscuit | 5 comments »

I came across a Stickley morris chair in a furniture store about a year ago and figured I could buy all of the tools and supplies to build one for a fraction of the price so here I am. I started scouring Craigslist and have accumulated most of the shop essentials without spending a fortune (table saw, band saw, drill press, router, dedicated mortiser, planer, compound miter saw, and dust collector). I am just about to the point where I am ready start on a furniture project and am really exci...

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Ripped pants

01-11-2010 05:38 PM by David Craig | 10 comments »

Ahhh, the holiday season is over and work can continue at a more normal pace (whatever that is) and I can’t help but reflect on a dilemma I run into every holiday and gift giving event day…the subject of clothes. I get a request every now and again for a list of items I need for birthdays and holidays. Of course the answer is always “tools” and the requester will receive catalogs and links to online resources with the items I have on my “to buy” list clearl...

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Twin-Sized Bed With Pull-Out Desk, Closet, and Dresser #1: What went on before...

01-22-2010 06:57 AM by gbarteck | 8 comments »

My family is just too big… Either that or my house is too small. We have four children at home. Two are college age, and two are in their early teens. Thye two youngest ones share a bedroom…nothing uncommon about that. However, they definitely do not want to use bunk beds. As you might imagine, this can lead to floor space issues. This is especially true when you consider that they really can’t share a single dresser, and they both have school work that needs doin...

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Extremely Average #31: Henry Wood Detective Agency: A Good Review

02-02-2010 03:28 AM by Ecocandle | 13 comments »

A rotund man sits at a typewriter, his sausage fingers dance over the old Underwood, and he puts down his thoughts, his gospel if you will. He is revered or feared by all, there isn’t any middle ground. He is the restaurant critic for the Brooklyn Daily News. If he likes a new restaurant then it will rocket up the charts quicker than a Wall Street broker chasing his secretary. If he unsheathes his poison pen then the restaurant owners will be spending their days in the serving line of...

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Entertainment Center #5: Day 6

02-14-2010 05:42 AM by kolwdwrkr | 8 comments »

Well I was anxious to start the day priming today. I went out to see where I left off and to my surprise EVERYTHING needed sanding. I thought I did a lot of that and was almost done with it. If I had to guess I was thinking I was done with it because I confused it with a job at work or something. To top it off I must have put the crap face in on a few of the pieces. It looked better at the time, but upon closer review the fibers are raised and torn. To remind you all I’m not usual...

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