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Carob Lumber What to do?

05-25-2011 12:54 PM by Rasim Ramadan | 6 comments »

Any Idea what is the best use of this fresh timber (turning as an example) or maybe better idea.the tree name is Carob and it is 45 years use to grow here in Mediterranean countries Thanks for your help

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Fulton 18" Lathe Chisle Handle

06-07-2011 03:47 PM by WoodArtbyJR | 2 comments »

This is on special at Peachtree Woodworking right now for 50% off ($42.59, reg $84.99). have one of these and or has anyone used them? I’m thinking of buying the Ci1 & Ci0, in the un-handled version, (based on reviews here at LJ) and thought these handles might be a step UP? I guess the real question is, a handle is a handle, right? OR, once you buy a handle (or 2) then you can purchase future chisles in the un-handled version an...

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Handy tip for protecting knife tip...gouges and chisels too

07-07-2011 07:29 AM by darkhollow | 5 comments »

the best thing I have found for storing small knives, gouges and chisels in is synthetic wine corks. They do not wear out nearly as fast as regular corks, are non-corosive and not very absorbent, and hold tightly any tool stabbed into them, protecting knife and finger tips. They are also becoming more and more common, and being non-biodegradable or -recyclable, are just adding to land-fills. I’m trying to find other uses for these as well.

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From tree to lasting memory #6: Show me the lumber

07-21-2011 03:21 PM by gpastor | 7 comments »

Well, I have to say this makes it worth it…

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CraftEd Survey Revisited

08-05-2011 10:25 PM by darkhollow | 0 comments »

If anyone tried to take the survey that I posted the link for the yesterday, my appologies. I wasn’t aware of a problem with the link. It has now been fixed and should work for you now. I am very much looking forward to your responses. thank you, rodney

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #434: If the Bird Gets Up Early Enough, Does It Catch Two (or even Three) Worms?

08-17-2011 11:57 AM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 5 comments »

I woke up early today and was debating whether or not to try to get back to sleep. It would have been easy to do so, but there were too many things on my mind and after a couple of minutes of trying to feel sleepy again, I just gave up and got my day started. I really don’t mind though, as I could use the extra couple of hours to get a handle on things for the day. I still have emails to catch up on from the weekend. The combination of slacking off and going to a couple of dinners ...

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TV Stand #6: Finally gluing up the top

09-02-2011 03:19 AM by Angela | 1 comment »

I last left off where my boards for the top where seriously warped. I also was waiting for my new jointer. I received my new Powermatic Jointer and I love it. I wish I knew how to use it better but it will come in time. Jointing ProblemOne question I wondered about it when I tried to flatten a board. I jointed just one side of the board until it was flat. The only problem was to get the board flat the jointer removed so much wood that I wasn’t able to use the board because it became to...

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Workshop Improvements #3: Lathe Sharpening/Storage Center

09-17-2011 08:45 PM by ChrisCrafts | 3 comments »

I have a desire for more storage and organization around my lathe. My current solution is to use every possible vertical surface for all my lathe related accessories. As you might imagine this is, well, not the best system. Mainly because it clutters up my shop and I spend my time trying to figure out what I did with this or that item. I have looked at some of the commercially available items and they are just too costly. So here is the design I think I am going to go with. I made a few di...

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Shop Cleanup, Catch-Up, and Redo #3: Slow Progress but the Air Compressor line work is done (mostly)

10-03-2011 02:24 AM by sIKE | 4 comments »

Been busy and my Air Compress is very problematic at best I was hoping by putting it up in the loft that I could just leave it be and when the money came around I would replace it. However it had other plans and spent a good part of one day getting it mostly working. After that set back I got back to work on get the lines for the Air Compress. For those who don’t know I have a loft in my shop and I have moved my air compressor up there. I originally ran PVC for the airlines but I wasn’t happy...

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Shopvac Sandwich Separator #2: Bits in the Middle..

10-18-2011 05:02 AM by jeth | 0 comments »

Ok, so I got the top section sorted in Pt.1 now on with the separator chamber itself… -I knew I wanted a rectangular side inlet and had worked out the size and aspect ratio so I proceeded to cut the inlet hole (Forstner bit and chisel) and drop slot (Router) into the outer/lower bucket. The idea here is to make the airstream entering the chamber hug the outside wall to help induce the vortex action which separates material from the air. This effect is increased by making the area close...

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