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WoodWriting Haiku Thursday's --by RusticWoodArt #32: Conceptual Wood Experiences

08-08-2008 12:49 AM by frank | 4 comments »

Conceptual Wood Experiences ....laugh thou tongues of fire,dancing scarlet mossy green,percepts of color….—by flp ———————————————————————————————————————————————————R...

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Hard lessons #2: Carbide Is Sharp

09-03-2008 03:16 AM by mhawkins2 | 1 comment »

As a relativey new wood worker I must continue to remind myself that carbide tipped things are very very sharp. Complacency is a bad idea. I must now also remember where I put the bandages.

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Lego Table #2: A Tough Day in the Shop

11-02-2008 04:02 PM by Eric | 7 comments »

So yesterday I went to the lumber yard and bought all the wood I expected to need for the lego table. I was pleasantly surprised at the price. I bought 12.5 board feet of kapur (30’ of 1”x4” and 10’ of 1”x3”) for $18.25 and a 4’x8’ sheet of 1/2” plywood for $13.75. I tried to pick boards that were straight and not warped, and at least in that respect, I succeeded. Today I had some good dedicated shop time. My first task was to cut the b...

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lathe stand upgrade #1: Lathe Stand upgrade

12-28-2008 01:17 AM by jeffthewoodwacker | 4 comments »

I had tried several different ways to store my turning tools and accessories and remembered an article that was in issue #137 September 2008 American Woodworker (page 52), original design idea by Ray Lanham. This is a simple stand that is built under the lathe bed between the legs. The stand incorporates a ballast box that holds sand. I altered the plans to fit my lathe. This project was built from plywood I had left over from other projects. The PVC pipe is 2 inches in diameter. I cut...

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Spline size

01-13-2009 06:00 AM by jim1953 | 2 comments »

Iam looking for better way to size my Spline Shims Ive ben cutting them on the bansaw then I sand them to size must be a better way

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My Workshop and office project

03-29-2009 06:59 AM by majeagle1 | 11 comments »

Well, this is my first “blog” so I will give it a go. I was just going to post some pictures of my workshop as it is now, but then I ran into the pictures of entire process so I thought it might be interesting. The workshop is 20×30 with a 10×20 office space inside as well. The ground had to be prepared and then foundation and then I had “Tuff Shed” bring in my “workshop kit”. ( I provided them with full scale drawings and plans that I did on Auto cad ) They had the building up ...

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Mortise & Tenon question............need some advise

04-16-2009 03:34 AM by Al | 6 comments »

As I embarked on my new addiction of woodworking, I spent the winter months orginizing my small workshop and built some jigs for future use. From plans, I built a pretty cool tenonning jig from PlansNow and put it to the test this past weekend with good results. However, when reviewing the plans, the mortise dimensions are a bit longer than the tenons. Is that a technical reason to help with the fit or am I doing somthing wrong? Since the tenons are already cut, I sure would like to use...

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Making an effective quick release feather board

05-04-2009 09:12 PM by Frankie Talarico Jr. | 3 comments »

I built this feather board last friday, and took pictures along the way. It’s a lever action feather board and how to build one. It works out great if you make repeatetive cuts in large quantities.This is a project you can do in about three hours. Quick release feather board brought to you by Getneds

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House of Tools

06-19-2009 01:52 AM by Eyefordeals | 4 comments »

Hey Everyone I went to a House of Tools store today in Calgary (2828, 32nd Avenue NE). Yes they are in receivership and their liquidation sale started today. WOW!!! Great deals!!!! All cordless and power tools are 25% off. They have a great selection but I would hurry in as they won’t be around for long. They have 9 stores open. Three in Calgary, two in Edmonton, one in Red Deer, one in Regina, one in Lethbridge, and one in Saskatoon. Check it out!!!!!

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Jellyfish Table #4: Making The Oval

07-03-2009 09:05 PM by Blake | 18 comments »

THE OVAL The apron for this table is going to be a bent-laminated oval: I found a great tutorial on how to draw a simple oval on a website called In the Woodshop with Howard Ruttan. Here are some of the simple drawings on his page: And here is mine: MAKING THE FORM So I cut it out with the jigsaw: Then I used the first oval as a router template to cut its clone: (I broke my favorite spiral router bit in the process) The two MDF form ha...

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