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Letter For Santa

09-20-2007 02:06 PM by Chris Davis | 5 comments »

Just for fun. I found this old commercial that my brother and I did back in 1986. I’m the oldest one with the southern accent and the high pitched voice. My brother was the cute one. Notice I said was. My brother builds cabinets too, but works for Falcon Jet building high end interiors for private jets. I should post some of his work. WOW, awesome stuff. I was about 12 then and still playing in the saw dust. It was another 3-4 years before I started making anything besides swords...

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Router Table #2: Dado Time!

10-17-2007 04:31 PM by Jon3 | 5 comments »

I grabbed a Dewalt Dado set off Amazon for a song a while back, thanks to the wonderful deal hound at Woodnet. So I loaded that up, got a good fit, and began to run down some Dados Then I began to glue & brad the chassis together. I set that aside so that the glue could dry, and moved on to the drawers. I broke down the ply, and laid them all out. Before I assembled, I did a big tape-up, tossed on some cheap sacrificial borg ply on the bottom, and drilled the...

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Samples Shipped for a Custom Steak Knife Set; with Antler Handles, Scrimshaw and Inlay work.

11-11-2007 08:57 PM by Mark A. DeCou | 9 comments »

For the past 14 months, I have waited patiently to see if my investment in a prestigious national woodworking show would pay off. Sure it was a lot of fun to be counted acceptable by the jury, and to attend the show, but it is hugely expensive for a small one-man operation like I run here. Not only just the cost of the booth fees, but getting things ready to take is a huge undertaking, renting a truck, fuel, hotel, food, etc. I was disappointed with the “return” on my investmen...

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New Dewalt Flush Trim Router today

01-05-2008 07:59 AM by JR | 7 comments »

Once I sneaked it past my wife into my garage, I was free! It seems it’ll be nice to have one other router that isn’t quite such a beast. I think I can do a lot more with it than I would have considered doing with my Porter.

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Planning and Building a Jig #5: SHOP BUILT VS. STORE BOUGHT

01-23-2008 10:41 PM by Peter Oxley | 9 comments »

Some common kinds of jigs are available for sale at woodworking stores and even big-box retailers. Every time I see a jig for sale I think, “I could make that.” I imagine most of us think that! If I see a jig for sale that seems like something I could make, I try to be realistic about whether it is worth the time and effort. I’m a cheapskate, and I almost always build jigs out of scrap, so the expense to build is very low. If you enjoy building jigs, then even if it takes an hour or tw...

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Poll: Which Plane Should I Get?

02-13-2008 07:29 AM by Eric | 16 comments »

Okay, so I’m in the market for a plane that will help me clean up my tenons and maybe do some other tricks too. I’ve narrowed it down to a Stanley #78 rabbet plane and one of those skinny wooden shoulder planes that are so common on eBay (in fact, I just saw one listed for $9.99 that ended with no bids). It seems that these two planes do mostly the same kind of thing, and that they would both work for tenons and rabbet joints. Right? But the Stanley #78 has the bullnose feature...

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Operation Holtzapffel #3: Lumber Acquired

03-05-2008 06:20 AM by Damian Penney | 9 comments »

Made another trip to PALS for the rest of the lumber, and seeing as my lumber rack isn’t wide enough most of it is on the floor or just propped up at the moment. Here’s all the 8/4 stock waiting to be butchered. I ran all my stock through Cutlist Plus and here’s what it came up with, not too much waste which is nice (and I’ll use whatever is left over eventually anyway) You can click the Cutlist Pic for a bigger view. Some parts are doubled up because I n...

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Bookcase for the Challange

04-14-2008 07:46 AM by GaryK | 21 comments »

Well, here is my entry for the bookcase challenge. It’s meant to be constructed using standard frame and panel construction using solid wood, exceptfor the back which would be plywood. I have never seen a bookcase on wheels before, so that dictated the smaller size. Too heavy and itwouldn’t roll very easily on carpet. The advantages to a bookcase on wheels is the ability to move itfrom room to room or around the room without having to empty it. The reason for it opening ...

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Glorious Day!!!!!!!!

05-01-2008 05:10 AM by pyromedic602 | 7 comments »

Hey everybody just giving you an update on shop progress. Got my electric turned on today. YEAH I now have lights and the ability to run my tools. I still am unpacking some of the tools and trying to determine how I want the shop layed out. Nothing seems to work where I put it. I may just have to settle for now and work in there for a while to get a better feel of how I want the work to progress so I lay it out properly. Oh Well at least I now have lights. until next time. Any comments or sug...

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Bought some new books on Amazon!

09-02-2008 01:27 AM by trice | 3 comments »

Hey guys, ordered some new books on Amazon earlier this week. I haven’t gotten them yet. Man I hate waiting for the post man!

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