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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #969: New Video Posted on Painting and Finishing Techniques of the "America!" Word Art

02-25-2013 11:46 AM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 5 comments »

While the weekend had its ups and downs, I suppose that overall it was productive. On Saturday I had a bit of quiet time and finally got the opportunity to make the video on painting and finishing the “America!” word art. The process I used to do so is simple, but needs to be done in multiple steps and I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to show a variety of painting and finishing techniques in one video. I had only made a couple of videos with the new camera, and...

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Garage shop upgrades #3: Hangars, shelves, and boxes!

03-11-2013 08:22 PM by channeleaton | 2 comments »

I finally got an entire weekend at home to work on my garage. It was a strange feeling. Saturday I was able to put up the french cleats on the opposite wall. Here’s a pic of the finished product: After completing the first wall and getting halfway done with the second wall I was sick of changing bits in my drill and keeping up with the one I wasn’t using along with the screws. Just then, I had a stroke of genius (these moments come few and far between). I attached small piec...

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Cleaning up / finishing off inlay

03-25-2013 07:11 PM by MrJesse34 | 0 comments »

just to follow up on what technique I used to clamp the inlay down – I put the wood across the middle of the inlay and clamped it down on the edges. This is what it looked like: I took the clamps off this morning and everything looked good – inlay was above the surface of the wood so i can sand / scrape it down. Here is a picture of the matching doors: The inlay was nice and snug with not too much air space around the outsides. Any suggestions on how to close up any slight openi...

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Work Bench #2: I have been busy building a new work bench

04-11-2013 01:14 AM by sandhill | 9 comments »

In between jobs I have been building a new work bench milled from 8/4 and 12/4 maple hard and soft. The top is 4” thick. 24” wide, 6’6” long the legs are 4”X5” and the bench is 33” high which is at the point where my wrist makes a crease. The wagon vice is from Lake Erie Tools as will be the leg vice. I am building it by hand with no power tools at all, Whew! I still need to mount the leg vice after all the stretchers are cut, 16 mortise & ten...

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An idea for dust collector modifications #2: Fine dusts filter via water.

05-29-2013 10:36 PM by Craftsman on the lake | 4 comments »

The picture below is of the after stage thein I mentioned in the first part of this blog along with an addition. If I have a bucket of water in the shop, along with my walls eventually getting coated with dust from it seeping out of my poor filter bag on my dust collector the water get filled with dust and it sinks to the bottom. after a few days of heavy wood cutting a 1/4” layer of dust is at the bottom. Yes I know, I need to do something about this. Part of it is my mediocre dust ...

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3 Girls & A Woodworker #14: Picnic Table Dilemma

07-09-2013 05:30 PM by John_G | 5 comments »

So the Mrs has asked me to build a picnic table now. I did some searching online and founf this one and she agreed that it’s perfect. http://www.woodcraft.com/PRODUCT/2083086/34000/FUNINTHESUN-PICNIC-TABLE-WOODWORKING-PLAN.ASPX?refcode=10INGOPB&gclid=CJCtlaXxorgCFciY4AodFw8A4g So like most young woodworkers when it comes to choosing the wood to use it goes right olong with how much money to spend. The plans call for approx 100lin ft of 1-1/2” x 8” material. So i...

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Rushing through the home repairs. #10: Getting back after it, and starting to see results.

08-12-2013 03:34 PM by dbhost | 9 comments »

From my last blog entry, folks know I have been kind of out circulation for a bit due to health issues, and I am finally getting back into the swing of things. I had a pretty decent weekend home remodeling wise… #1. Got the shop vac / thien rig set up in the dining room, and used my dust free sander to smooth out most of the texture from one of the walls that needed a LOT of patching due to furniture bumps, and hurricane shaking induced cracks etc… All of the retaping, patching...

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Make A Marking Gauge From Scrap Wood!

08-26-2013 08:53 PM by Woodworker_Collins | 2 comments »

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVfN0adaEfcToday, I made a great scrap wood project, that will come in very handy around the shop :) Please Subscribe!

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Dovetail Tales #2: The Left-handed Moxon or A Study in Bad Design Decisions

09-13-2013 10:24 PM by GeBeWubya | 4 comments »

I saw a description of a double screw Moxon vise made from a pair of handscrew clamps in a recent issue of Popular Woodworking and thought it would be a useful addition to my shop. I had some seldom used handscrew clamps and a 4’ Oak 3/4” x 5 1/2”, so off I went. My first bad decision came when I considered how to remove one of the handscrews from the clamps. The clamps are designed so that the handles on the screws stop the opening of the clamp before the screw...

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Card Box Giveaway through Fine Woodworking

11-16-2013 03:11 PM by Dennis Zongker | 13 comments »

Yes, It is true I’m giving away my Card Box and a copy of my book through Fine Woodworking. This will be hard for me to part with this box. But we decided a while back to have this part of the promotion for my book Wooden Boxes. I would feel better knowing that one of my Lumberjock Buddy’s could own this box from my collection. The editors from Fine woodworking will have a computer pick a random person that has entered the Giveaway. Well, good luck Lumberjocks, I hope the...

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