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Tool Life audio podcast episode 16

01-01-2010 08:39 PM by kosta | 0 comments »

In this episode I talk about how to find ideas about your next project. I am currently working on some prototypes for a jewelry box I want to build . The best thing to do with prototypes is either take them apart or use them for something else. Happy New Year www.kostasworkshop.blogspot.com

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Thank You for Gracious Welcome

01-13-2010 12:00 AM by peggyraye | 6 comments »

I want to thank everyone for the ” happy to have you aboard” and warm, sincere welcome I have received since the minute I joined your club. I am new at this complex but organized site and it is taking me time to know how and where to say how much I appreciate your comments. I hope I am adding this in the right place; if not let me know. I don’t spend much time online writing but rest assured that I am reading volumes and learning much. I must post more Before I can resp...

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Outfitting a new workshop #1: Brand selection

01-23-2010 01:27 PM by Gavs | 13 comments »

Hi all, I am new to this forum. It is a relief that bliogs like this exist and I am looking forward to interacting here and learning as much as possible and obtaining some insight from people who know far more than me, thanks for having me. I have wanted to start woodworking for a long time, just never got around to it. This year I decided it was time to just do it. I would like to focus on guitar building (as a hobby) at this point, but who knows where the journey will take me…I ...

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Artisans carve a place in the modern world

02-03-2010 07:10 AM by Eric M. Saperstein | 4 comments »

Greetings! Just a quick entry featuring some recent publicity – local newspapers are a great route for woodworkers and artists to display their talents. Published in the Hopewell Express Feb 1, 2010 – article by Diccon Hyatt. Featuring my father and I hoping some of the ram carvings used in our EBRU-TV shoot. They have been pushed along and framed for display in the upcoming Philadelphia Furniture show http://www.artisansofthevalley.com/docs/Hopewell_Express_Article_02-20...

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New Shinys!! #2: HAPPY VALENTINES DAY TO ME!!!

02-15-2010 05:07 AM by Jeison | 3 comments »

SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!(That was my happy scream!) JEI GOT A NEW SHINY!!!!! Ok so Sears had the Craftsman 21833 Contractor Saw on sale for $100 off to craftsman club members, so I been scrimping and saving and working to earn enough to get it before the sale runs out on the 27th. Well today I happen to look at the site and I see they have a free delivery thing going on (I only live 5 mins away from the nearest sears but hey, if its free…) and anyways, it would quality for an...

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Office printer cupboard #5: A few more pictures from the build process

02-25-2010 06:53 AM by timrowledge | 2 comments »

I found a few more shots I took whilst building the cupboard- The first couple of successful test drawers; a previous try with some solid fir failed with splitting along the grain – big surprise. Baltic ply worked much better.Dovetails came out mostly good; you should be able to spot a couple of minor goofs here. Some careful work with tiny slivers of suitable stock hid them quite well. Mostly.Fitting the doors; the best use of old business cards you’re likely to find!

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Need to learn to say NO

03-04-2010 06:13 PM by Rustic | 27 comments »

Had a client the other day ask me to build 2 footstools out of oak. I told her the price would be $15.00 for one. She hemmed and hawed then said it was too high. I should have said “then I can’t do it” Instead I said how does 10 dollars a piece for 2 sound. She then said that was a deal. Moral of the story is price the wood before I give a price. I paid 35 dollars for a 96 1/2 inch long piece that was 10 3/4 wide. Lesson learned. Even Jockmike2 told me I was way underp...

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Tree Obsessed

03-25-2010 09:05 PM by EPJartisan | 8 comments »

Are there other woodworkers out there that are obsessed about trees? Can this really be so uncommon?? I read about them, study them.. sleep with them, use them… they are hands down my favorite life form… second to humans that is. I enjoy all plants, but trees are special. As a dominant life form, with over 102,000 active genes (us humans only have only about 30,000 or so) They can adapt, change, and breed in ways that seem very very unnatural. And they live, fight, and survive ...

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Drum making #4: Poplar Drum UH OH!!!

04-07-2010 05:58 PM by skeeter | 3 comments »

Had a redneck revelation. ” hey I don’t own a lathe so I’ll use my drum sander to turn the inside of my shell.” WRONG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It exloded. Sent pieces of the stave drum some 30 feet. Thank god I was standing on the infeed side like the warning on the front of the machine said. So here is the details of what I did. I took the top off the machine took the pressure rollers off and took one of the sanding drums off. I then got 2 shorter belts from NAPA and put them...

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The making of a woodshop #7: Starting to look like a building on the outside at least

04-22-2010 01:11 AM by JimNEB | 12 comments »

Well the shop class is about done with their part of the project (the outside). You can see that my nephew got the electrical roughed in a couple of weeks ago. Three 220 outlets a number of 110s and plenty of lights, I hope. Since its the middle of track season I haven’t gotten much else done on the inside. I’m hoping to start putting up the ceiling this weekend, I think I’m going with all OSB on the ceiling and walls, paint it white for a nice clean look. I still have to pu...

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