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Support you local woodworking shops, or lose them

03-22-2014 02:17 PM by Steve Diogo | 13 comments »

The Woodcraft store in Libertyville, IL, closed its doors for good on March 19. Over the previous two weeks, I had received emails from the store announcing huge discounts… 30% off everything, then 50, then 75. While no closing was announced, it was pretty obvious what was coming. Part of me wanted to make the hour drive and load up my car with half-price lumber and grab whatever tools were left. Part of me felt awful at the thought of picking the bones of a store I didn’t supp...

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1287: A Creative Mix

04-08-2014 12:27 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 4 comments »

It’s funny how I have gotten into the habit of writing here every day. As I am approaching my fourth anniversary of starting my blog, I think of all the time and energy that I put into posting each morning here and it boggles my mind. If someone were to approach me four years ago and tell me that this was my ‘assignment’, I don’t think that I could have pulled it off. But looking back, I realize just how important posting here has been to me on so many levels. Thro...

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My Book Ends

04-28-2014 04:54 AM by cpine | 2 comments »

I missed out on the book end party a couple weeks ago. I have had this project on my list for a while now so in light of the recent book end day I made these. Incorporates and unusual item and some dovetail joinery. Thanks for watching! Video link: Thank You Chris

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Craftsman Table Saw 113.298240 Completed

05-20-2014 05:43 PM by jlabos | 5 comments »

I was able to finish the table saw yesterday. The blade is moving up and down well. The tilting gets a little sticky still some times but I figure that will work its self out. The Blaster Teflon dry lube worked well. The Accu-Link belt from Harbor Freight runs smoothly. I recommend anyone near a Harbor Freight picking one up with a coupon, or ordering one online.I waxed the top with Johnson Wax along with the fence and rails so everything slides smoothly. I was able to align the fence with th...

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Coffee Table Build #2: Panel Building

06-12-2014 10:47 PM by RoadHogg | 2 comments »

After glueing up the table top, I began making the frames for the sides. I cut four panels, and eight rails and stiles. I took the time to use my hollow chisel mortiser to mortise all the stiles and I made tenons on the rails with my tenoning jig. This went quite well and everything fit nicely. I decided to practise a haunched tenon on the rails although this part will never be seen, what better time to try something new! Two of the panels will be set into two of the frames but the oth...

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A Strategy for Woodworking #6: Design Opportunities

07-07-2014 01:48 PM by Gary Rogowski | 3 comments »

A Mastery student of mine came through town to visit. Over 10 years ago he studied with me and he’s building still. Not as much as he’d like but it’s a tough game this woodworking world. Not everyone understands how much time it takes and how much skill. Nor do most people appreciate how long it takes to develop that skill. This isn’t a new hobby for folks that they get good at in a couple of weekends. It takes work. It takes dedication, commitment, practice. I have always found it interes...

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Muskoka Arts & Crafts show - Bracebridge July 18,19,20

07-29-2014 02:30 AM by Canadian Woodworks | 5 comments » This past weekend was the Muskoka Arts & Craft Show in Bracebridge, Ontario. I was honoured to receive the award BEST IN SHOW! I’d like to thank every one involved.

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Furniture #6: Oh no how may mistakes can a person make

08-19-2014 09:13 AM by robscastle | 9 comments »

My Sam Maloof inspired stool has yet another error. I am very disapointed that after making a prototype stool of which I had on the ground with me I find yet another really dumb error. I have cut the front profile in reverse! I was going to go inside for a beer to celebrate my days work when after a reply I realised the front profile was reversed! How could one do this and after already making a prototype and having it with me at the time. I think I must be going senile or ...

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Widdershins Joinery Blog #3: About My Shop

09-09-2014 11:01 PM by WiddershinsJoinery | 1 comment »

I’ve mentioned it, and will probably continued to do so, in my blog posts a great deal about my shop. Details and highlights, project photos and renovation plans. Here, though, will sit an occasionally updated list of details surrounding the shop itself. The building and some photos to act as a springboard into my winter wonderland. Nestled behind our outport home, just 50 feet from the saltwater shore, is the workshop building. The images to the right are the views, left and right...

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Great Aussie Inventions for Woodworkers - Video

01-28-2007 12:25 PM by Don | 11 comments »

Australians pride themselves as a fairly innovative lot. I think this came about because before the benefits of globalization and lower prices for imported goods, Australians had to make what they couldn’t afford. As a consequence of this, there are many unique products that have been designed here for woodworkers. This video covers one of them. The WASP Sander is meant to be fitted to a drill press or lathe. Mine is mounted to my drill press. This video takes a little while to l...

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