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swallows #1: Barn swallows come to visit

07-19-2008 09:41 PM by dennis mitchell | 7 comments »

Somethings just make the hair on my arms stand up. My mind is in a creative whirlpool. I’m working on the piece I’m bringing to the Western Design Conference this year. It’s a Willow twigged, Purple Hearted, Cherry creation (desk and chair) and I’m surrounded by drawings of songbirds. I’m trying to add a field book style drawing to this desk and it just isn’t quite right. This is just adding to that sense of failure that has been following me like a cloud. ...

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Survey Closed And Winners Announced

08-10-2008 09:45 PM by Martin Sojka | 17 comments »

I would like to once again thank everyone who has taken the time to participate in our survey! Guess the number of respondents….... stunning 988 respondents total. I had to look twice ;) You’re just amazing! The results are being processed now. And here are the winners of the random draw: Dtugboat: DuraGrit 5 piece Cutting Wheel set – $71.90 Value! billh: DuraGrit 6 piece Carving Burr set – $71.90 Value! woodnut: LumberJocks T-shirt And a special thanks goes to ...

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10-05-2008 01:04 AM by mcoyfrog | 23 comments »

Hi all My wife just got diagnosed with breast cancer. As i’m sure you can guess its very scary. We have attacked the situation head on. The doctors all say that its 95% curable because its small and we caught it early. The type is DCIS hers is very small and still contained within the milk ducts (as far as they can tell). Debbi and I have both decided that she shouldn’t have to deal with the stress of every year going back for a mammogram and wondering if its going to come back...

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Repair of Rockwell Radial Arm Saw --model 12-ras

11-07-2008 04:28 AM by RedRooster | 3 comments »

Can someone help with information or experiences on repairing my old Rockwell 12 RAS? (Ser# KU2439). I purchased the saw from the state government surplus warehouse. I have not started to repair it yet. I thought someone might have already repaired one and have some advice on where to start, where to find manuals, and what to problems to look for. The saw is mechanically sound, motor is can be turned easily by hand and the bearings feel fine, but the motor does not seem to get any powe...

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The Timber Kid Podcasts #1: Episode 1 - Introduction

12-29-2008 07:17 PM by Callum Kendall | 17 comments »

Click on the picture to view the video. This is just a short video to introduce myself and the start of The Timber Kid video podcasts. Thank you for watching, I hope to have another video out shortly. Callum

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Dust Collection Unit.......Suggestions please!!

02-05-2009 11:41 PM by Al | 13 comments »

As I continue to develop my woodworking hobby, it has become obvious that I need a dust collection system. My current work area is in my basement and covers approx. 400 sq feet (small). I plan on expanding it to 1000sq ft but not right away, so we’ll stay with the 400 sq ft for now. I need suggestions regarding the brand and type of unit to purchase. Budget is probably under $600 as I have surfed and saw price ranges. Thanks as always for your advise. Al

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techniques #1: Found a way I like to cut straight-end, non-through rip and crosscuts in plywood

03-14-2009 11:18 PM by Gary Fixler | 0 comments »

This is probably a common technique, with a name, but it only occurred to me today. I gave it a shot, and it worked out really well. I’m going to use it from now on for non-through cuts, and by that, I mean rips and crosscuts that don’t go from one end to the other, but do cut through bottom and top of the ply. Basically, once I set the blade height, and fence, I run the cut up to a 2” mark I make from the leading edge. Then I back it out, flip it over, and measure the di...

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Wine Rack Expedition #5: Glass racks

03-31-2009 06:03 AM by Demowen | 2 comments »

Well folks, I think it was another productive day in the shop. The objective today was to get all of the parts created, but not necesarrily 100% ready for glue up or finish sanding. Misson accomplished- sort of. The first obstacle was to figure out how I wanted to join the wine glass holder rails. They are positioned horizontally (like a shelf) where all the rest of the rails to this point have been vertical (like a skirt table). I’ve been using a self-centering doweling jig fo...

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Murphy Bed #2: Part 2

04-18-2009 03:58 PM by Gene47 | 1 comment »

I already had the pieces for the inner frame ripped and cut to length so I thought I would get the inner frame assembled today. The first thing I did was set up a stop system so I could keep the pieces aligned from end to end. Then since I am pretty sure I will be building at least 2 maybe 3 more of these I made a story stick for the hole locations that hold the cross frame members in a “L” shape. Then it was a matter of putting one piece between the stops laying dow...

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Murphy Bed Side Cabinets #1: Getting Started

05-06-2009 03:35 PM by Gene47 | 1 comment »

After getting my Murphy bed installed it is time to turn my attention to the side cabinets. I am going to use the basic plans that came with the Murphy bed hardware kit but will be needing to make some modifications. One of the major changes will be adapting the upper part of the cabinet to use an antique leaded glass door that my SO retrieved from an old house when she lived in northern Ohio. The other challenge will be modifying the right cabinet to account for a heat/ac vent that...

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