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Dust Filter 2

01-22-2010 11:20 PM by David Murray | 5 comments »

Well it’s only Friday but I had my 2 boys home for the day so I put them to good use. Although unit only weighs 75 lbs it’s quite bulky so 2 strong young men are better at lifting than 1 middle aged man. Mounting things to the ceiling in my shop is always a challenge due to the metal sheeting and the trusses are on 48” centers(standard for pole barn construction). So if anyone is wondering why I mounted 2×4 runners on ceiling that’s why. The unit is fairly larg...

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Rescued Wood #17: Flamboyant Crotch Anyone?

02-02-2010 07:23 PM by PG_Zac | 4 comments »

No not that !! Get your mind above the belt. Here is the pile of Flamboyant (Delonix Regia) I started slabbing today.. And here are some gorgeous crotch pieces from the log to the left of the helmet in the picture above....This wood is a beautiful creamy yellow colour and is quite soft. Unfortunately the smell is not particularly pleasant – try to imagine a faint after-smell of pine vomit. I know that sounds gross, and it is, but fortunately it is not a strong odour. I wonder ...

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Table saws aren't the only thing to be careful of...

02-14-2010 05:22 PM by ryno101 | 18 comments »

I was just about to start on the first glue up of the walnut entertainment center I’m working on… well, needless to say, I didn’t end up finishing. One of the tenons was about 1/32” too long, and I was just in that “finish quick and get on to the glue-up” mindset. One inattentive cut, and I ended up with a razor-sharp 3/4” bench chisel through the back side of my thumb. I put this up as a reminder…BE CAREFUL! Whenever I am usin...

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Chip carving patterns #3: Grid pattern #1

02-25-2010 02:16 AM by lovestoys | 2 comments »

Found a cool trick to help with the dry air of winter carving. I’ve been placing a piece of dampened paper towel around the wood blank an hour or two before I carve. When I first did it, I just put it on one side, which lead to some weird warping, but when the blank re-dried it was flat again (whew). This pattern relies almost entirely on the basic triangle cuts, so it’s good for practice. I used a simple flower motif in the center, it can be left blank or used for some...

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Unique Chessboard #2: Square glue up....getting there.

03-13-2010 06:52 PM by ghazard | 1 comment »

22 blocks down. It is looking pretty good. The “X” jig seems to be working. 42 to go!

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island #1: what stain would use

03-25-2010 04:37 AM by seancarole | 2 comments »

The top and drawers and doors are oak the sides are birch plywood, I am thinking dark tung oil on top and mission oak poly on the rest…

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Yet Another Workbench #1: Planning

04-06-2010 11:45 PM by A. Michael Wilson | 7 comments »

I want to build a bench. I don’t have a decent clamping surface in my “shop”. So here are my plans as the are now. The material will be douglas fir 2×4 and the leg vise will be red oak 3/4”x8”. The screw will come from LeeValley. The sides will be drawbore mortise and tenon, and I’ll be using bed bolts for the long stretchers. The dimensions are: 24”w 33.5”h 84”lThe legs are 4.5”x3.5” The stretchers are 2×4&#...

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Seminar in ATL.

04-21-2010 06:55 PM by HighRockWoodworking | 2 comments »

I just signed up for a seminar with Marc Spagnuolo at Highland Woodworking on May 2nd. Marc started the Wood Whisper Community and podcast. I am looking forward to the seminar and meeting Marc. Anyone in the Atlanta area should stop by Highland Woodworking to sign up it should be fun.

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Free Porter Cable Sander

05-04-2010 06:33 PM by Hisingwooddesign | 2 comments »

I just wanted to give a quick update about the porter cable sander give away. So far we have had 7 comments and 17 E-mails enter the give away. I guess people are more comfortable giving there story over e-mail witch is great. We have had 24 entries total witch is great, I just wanted to remind you that you still have until May 9th to enter the drawing. All you have to do is comment or e-mail why you wood work, what do you love about working with wood. Thanks for all the entries we have been ...

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Extremely Average #150: Back to Woodworking

06-01-2010 05:25 AM by Ecocandle | 0 comments »

Hello LJ’s, I enjoyed my weekend with Mom and Dad. Getting home and back to cutting dovetails was nice though. I cut the 4 sets of pins for my next box, in the same amount of time (plus 3 minutes) as I did for 2 sets of pins just last week. The quality was also improved. I am looking forward to tomorrows session…which may start now. ;-) http://bit.ly/9VbGn3 Brian

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