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Question: MDF and Thickness Planers?

07-24-2012 06:26 PM by DeLayne Peck | 10 comments »

Running MDF through a thickness planner? My woodworking instincts tell me it is a very bad idea. Something about the adhesives and ruining planner blades comes to mind. Yet, I keep encounting times when need odd demensioned MDF for a jig. What is the wisedom of my brothers?

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Intarsia #6: Hummingbird Day 6

08-22-2012 02:58 PM by TripleB | 1 comment »

I was able to get some of the Lilly done today. Wood’s I finally decided on are White Poplar, Red Cedar and Bubinga for the stem. I’m not sure how much time I will have to work on it today, but I should be able to get a little more done. I have another order I need to work on and get that out today, so the Hummer might take a bit of a back seat today. This is a short update, there just isn’t much more to say that the picture already does. BobTripleBScroll Saw Forum

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Ensure the project comes out the way you really visualize it. Even show family for visual ideas!

09-06-2012 05:18 PM by Kopac | 7 comments »

Are you tired of your projects not coming out the way you planned? We simply use your sketches and ideas to design a 3-D image with many different views. This insures that either you or your contractor completes the project the way that you imagined it. We have many different payment plans you can choose from. All plans include a PDF sent to your email and several copies sent right to your door! Draw it up, send us your ideas and we make your dream product into a visual for anyone. Show yo...

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Stanley Bailey No.3 Restore

10-12-2012 12:55 AM by Justin | 10 comments »

I have been quite busy lately getting into plane and antique tool collecting. But the real joy of mine is getting a plane that is in rough shape, and restoring it into well working order. I will be writing a more detailed blog this time on restoring this Stanley No. 3, and explaining my methods of cleaning up plane parts, removing paint, painting etc. These are only my methods that have worked for me, they are defiantly not the best methods but different things work best for different people....

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setting up the new shop #19: The Shed is now 99 % done it is water tight

10-29-2012 06:30 AM by thedude50 | 3 comments »

Well guys a long time coming due to finances and then trouble finding a good roofer that was willing to climb on the roof of the shed to put the comp roof on. But at last I found Pedro he is a roofer who is doing the comp roofs in the development going in down the block. We quickly settled on a price and he re estimated the materials and said the other guy was trying to do it cheep and that he would not space the shingles that far apart . So in less than 2 hours the two brothers had the roof ...

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Over-engineer lately?

12-01-2012 04:22 AM by JSB | 5 comments »

A lot of my recent projects are items I have never tackled yet. Some custom and others simple and traditional. My current customer is wanting two 10’ picnic tables. A picnic table is something that instantly comes to mind when I think of a DIY woodworker but yet I have never built one. All the plans I found were for 6 or 8 foot tables so I designed my own. I have a tendancy to over engineer projects on the first go around. I have a “fear” of something giving way or breaking ...

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LJ Book Draws #2: Lettering & Sign Carving Workbook by Betty Padden

12-19-2012 09:47 AM by MsDebbieP | 3 comments »

This book review is from the December 2012 issue of our LumberJocks’ eMag Fox Chapel Publishing is donating another book for a free draw! (See below for details)Lettering & Sign Carving Workbook by Betty Padden “Signs, signs, everywhere are signs” (lyrics from a song by Les Emmerson and performed by the Five Man Electrical Band) …. And with this “how to” book you can add a few signs to the scenery! The book begins with photo/text tutorials on how to...

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Around the Shop #2: Mortise Chisel Rack

01-17-2013 06:23 PM by Mosquito | 5 comments »

This was a short and quick project using some scraps I had to make a rack for my mortise chisels. I was cleaning up the shop, and got to these, which were just sitting on the floor. I saw them and thought I should make a rack for them. It was pretty simple, mostly poplar, with some oak dowel. I don’t have pictures of the “stock prep” stage, but I started by cutting the two bottom pieces to the same size, as well as the two vertical pieces. Then I marked marked them ...

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Do's Don'ts Running a Small Cabinet/Furniture shop #2: Employees

02-27-2013 04:14 PM by William Olsen | 5 comments »

This is a tough one. Where do I start…... Employees are definitely one of the most important parts of your Business, Growing it as well Staying in it….In the Business of fine Woodworking it can be real hard to find good help, real hard.. I took me a while be for I found some good ones, I should say great ones, they might read this…. When Looking, try and find some one that loves woodworking. They take more pride in it and they won’t let the little things slip by. Fami...

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Lakeview in Lakeland

03-28-2013 03:42 PM by Dave Owen | 5 comments »

This story began about four years ago when I responded to a WOOD Magazine solicitation for shop photographs. After taking and submitting a few general shots, I was contacted by Managing Editor, Marlen Kemmet, who requested I submit additional photos of everything I could think of taking – overall shots, special construction, jigs, drawers, etc. In response, I sent in about 72 additional photos. That resulted in a couple of additional contacts, but little further came of it at that time, a...

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