LumberJocks Woodworking Blogs

  • Advertise with us
View William's profile

A Special Unicorn Project #3: Starting To Look Like Something

09-30-2010 03:24 AM by William | 3 comments »

After much cutting, the body pieces are cut. Some of the larger pieces I just ripped out on the band saw. The more detailed pieces, like the head and tail, are done on the scroll saw.In the photo above, I wanted to show the the general positioning of the one and a quarter dowel rod that runs through the inner body pieces. Remember that this is based roughly on the carousel horse plans. Whether building the carousel horse or something like this that I’m doing, it is very important to be ...

Read this entry »

View Ecocandle's profile

Extremely Average #282: A Better Dovetail

10-24-2010 05:00 AM by Ecocandle | 1 comment »

Hello All, If you recall, two night’s ago, I cut a rather sad and pathetic dovetail. Tonight I improved! I am stoked. Do woodworkers get stoked? Or is it just survers and fires? I don’t know, but I digress. Brian

Read this entry »

View degoose's profile

Going to local shows. #27: Did not go to Melbourne... and I was missed...

11-05-2010 10:05 AM by degoose | 14 comments »

I received an E-mail from Patt Gregory this afternoon…Hey Larry,Missed your bright, cheerful  presence at the Melbourne Show. That was nice of you to send your ‘sidekick/friend’ by to say hello.It was a good show, but absolutely freezing because of a cold snap. My teeth were chattering.Have attached some pix. The red head, Victoria, is my best friend and she lives in melb. she helped me sell books.Hope its all going well for you.All the BestPattWoodwork for Women I though...

Read this entry »

View sras's profile

A box of Koa - Not a Koa Box #2: The first project - Board #2

11-28-2010 12:19 AM by sras | 3 comments »

I decided that my first koa project would be a thank you gift for the couple who invited us to spend the week in Hawaii with them. She had bought a necklace and was looking at koa display boxes – it seemed to be a natural to offer up a display box. Board #2 (see previous post) was chosen. I spent quite a bit of time working out the design details:1. The necklace had to hang such that it spanned the width and length of the box. This required a trial fit with the necklace to get sure i...

Read this entry »

View mpmitche's profile

Baby Tender #8: More or less done

12-12-2010 04:16 AM by mpmitche | 3 comments »

I haven’t posted on this in a while but I have pretty much finished the work. My son got it for his 1st birthday last weekend and his grandmother is making the bedding to go inside which will finish it up. Here are a few pics.

Read this entry »

View Ecocandle's profile

Extremely Average #311: Merry Christmas All

12-25-2010 09:21 PM by Ecocandle | 5 comments »

Hello All, I hope everyone is enjoying the day. It was a pretty good year. I discovered two new loves, woodworking and writing. The encouragement from everyone at Lumberjocks has made all the difference. Teh last few weeks have been chaotic, and I have done a terrible job of posting here. For that I am sorry. I haven’t had any time for woodworking, as I have been working every day, but I have still been doing some writing, each night before I hit the sack. I think the last ch...

Read this entry »

View ocwoodworker's profile

Help with a good secondary wood

01-30-2011 03:56 AM by ocwoodworker | 3 comments »

Hey Lumberjock friends!! I’m building a walnut lowboy entertainment center and wanted to use a secondary wood for the drawer bottoms. I know the usual suspect would be poplar but I’m looking for something with good grain structure but cheap. (Are the two even possible?) I tried Charles Neil blotch control for Baltic birch plywood but alas it still takes a stain/dye poorly. Any success stories out there?

Read this entry »

View christopheralan's profile

Finding Balance

02-09-2011 04:56 AM by christopheralan | 7 comments »

Anyone who knows me knows that I love my wife, my family and my job. I feel very blessed in this life. By day, I work for the Marine Corps. I am no longer active duty; I served for eight years and change, and now enjoy working with the Marines as a civilian. I build things for the rifle range at Camp Lejeune, everything from targets and tables to benches and boxes. By night, depending on the day of the week, I do everything else. Mondays are “watch the kids and writing” night. Tuesday...

Read this entry »

View JerryBerry's profile

Oh man Oh man. New Room Downstairs

02-28-2011 04:19 AM by JerryBerry | 3 comments »

Well, fellow LJ’s, this is what happens when you learn that your step-son will be moving in in 2 weeks. ALL of your projects go by the wayside, and all of a sudden, you’re building a bedroom on the other side of the wall of your workshop and office. Not only that, but everything that was stored there, is now on your workbench. And of course, I have to put a floor in. I don’t want him walking on Concrete in his bedroom, now do I? Let’s make him nice and comfo...

Read this entry »

View ptweedy's profile

are you looking for jig knobs

03-11-2011 07:02 AM by ptweedy | 1 comment »

I found a load of jig knobs at my local home depot today. They were in the clearance section of the outdoor power equipment dept. $1.25 per with a bolt. they are replacement knobs for the lawn mowers and snow blower handles. Go get them. phil

Read this entry »

« prev 1 ... 3446 3447 3448 3449 3450 3451 3452 ... 4988 next »
49871 entries

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics