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WHAT'S UP? "While I'm out in my Shop". #9: Installing Oak Parquet flooring.

05-23-2009 06:47 PM by Dick, & Barb Cain | 16 comments »

One of the main reasons I put the new slatwall system in my shop, was because my Son brought me some Parquet flooring he had salvaged from his job. He couldn’t see throwing it in a dumpster, so he brought it to his “Dumpster Dad”. I couldn’t put down a fancy floor without doing something to the rest of the shop. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~I laid some out to see what it would look like. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~...

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Sold an item at the craft mall

06-16-2009 12:57 AM by Rustic | 5 comments »

Hey guys and gals Checked my booth this weekend and was suprized to find out that we had actually sold one of our games. Hopefully this is the start of something good. I am still working on a few items for the booth. Just thought that I would keep you updated. Rick

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Possible Inlay Project - Suggestions??

06-19-2009 02:21 AM by Derrek LeRouax | 3 comments »

So, I am in the process of a myriad of “home” projects (shelves in kids rooms, re-finishing painted furniture, attic shelves, etc…), and have been spending my free time trying to figure out my next project. I am big on “form follows function”, so I want any project I endevor on to serve a purpose. I also want to continue my journey in woodworking, so I want to try something I have never done before, hence INLAYS. I have seen some great projects with even bette...

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jointer revisited #1: old tool , old guy , new idea ! and safe .

07-03-2009 11:49 PM by patron | 26 comments »

for years ( 45 ) i have been using the jointer , and from day 1 , my shop master ( Lincoln Morinaga ) said that this tool was the most dangerous in the shop . in my work , i often have to joint 12’ boards or longer .with or without a helper , this is a tedious and risky task , as you have to force the board down with lots of pressure,to counteract the forces of gravity and increasing outboard sagging .my thoughts , have allways led me to using gravity in my favor , and letting my ̶...

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Hope Chest Project from "On the Stump" to "Filled & Delivered" #1: Finding the Tree Sonoma Ca

08-09-2009 08:36 AM by FordMike | 1 comment »

This project is about sole authorship of a long wanted project. My daughter (whom we are very proud of) -top-of the class, works full time and is a wonderfull person, will be moving out next year some time and one of the most useful pieces of furniture my wife and I got when were first married (thirty years ago) was a large flat topped hope chest that was used for a table, TV Stand, storage, base for a chest of drawers. I have always admired Nakashima Furniture and with my access to incredibl...

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New Table Saw & Jointer

08-28-2009 02:21 AM by FMG | 5 comments »

Well guys and gals been shopless for 6 months now (“j,yghe”v b), theres my 6 month old son joining in. We finally closed on a house and i am starting to set up shop. After alot of research, futsin and finaegglin, and reading alot of reviews from all of youz. I finally ordered the G0690 and the G0593 today. Looking forward to posting some pics and starting some projects.

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Lumberjocks New England - Unite! Sept 2009 #4: Last Call.... All Aboard!

09-15-2009 08:13 PM by PurpLev | 12 comments »

The Picnic is coming up this Saturday Sept 19th 2009, Noon at Lexington Woodworker's Guild (click on the link for directions and the Guild’s website)Please Bring with you:1. Things you’d like to share with fellow LJs2. Things you’d like to swap/trade/sell with other LJs3. Yourself! (yeah… I’m pretty sure some would forget that one)we’ll have some tours of the shop, and the exhibition gallery that is being held at the guild as well.In terms of food/snacks, w...

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Misc. #1: Hello from South Dakota

10-01-2009 04:49 AM by Northerner | 4 comments »

Hi everyone and welcome to my blog!i have been on the net since 1992, i have been a member of many forums of all types,i have designed a few websites for myself and others and i hate to admit it that this ismy first blog. i just don’t know that much about them but from what i can tell its just anelectronic diary of sorts? anyway, i’m 43 and retired on disability as a machinist. i used to be into golfing and alsocompetitive archery (SD indoor champ BHFS) but now i’m just a...

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View mike85215's profile

First time in this arena

10-16-2009 11:32 PM by mike85215 | 17 comments »

Hello to all ! This is the first time that I have tried to communicate through a blog format and am not quite sure as to how it will work out…..I have been reading and following your blogs for some time now and want to let everyone know that I am duly impressed. The information that is so freely shared and the genuine interest in each others projects is truly impressive!I am a beginner and am just getting started in this field, I have been making small pieces of furniture and nic-knacks...

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A major milestone

11-02-2009 04:07 PM by mnorusis | 10 comments »

I’m making my first box (either a jewelry box or a nice tea box for the kitchen) and got to work on the sides and bottom last night. When I got everything cut out, and dry fit it all together, it fit perfectly! For someone who has struggled with making things square and getting mitered joint to line up even reasonably, I was literally jumping for joy! Hopefully another couple of night of work and I’ll be done. -Mike

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