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Entering our first woodcarving competition

11-17-2010 05:19 PM by terrilynne | 12 comments »

This weekend Nov. 20 & 21, 2010 we are entering the Northern Colorado Annual Show and Competition.It is being held at the Larimer County Farigrounds in the Thomas M McKee Building- Exhibit Hall A. Show times are 11:00 am to 5pm on Sat and 10am to 4pm Sun.MichaelA and I are very excited! I’ll keep you posted and let you all know how we do.

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Gettin' fixina tune up my Unisaw #15: It's not as bad as I thought

10-01-2009 11:00 PM by Bothus | 1 comment »

In yesterday’s video I rechecked the runout on my arbor and blade after cleaning them. I was concerned because the runout at the blade was .003”. Turns out that’s not too bad. I couldn’t stand not knowing so I did the math.This is a scaled drawing I did in AutoCAD. Point A represents the bottom edge of the arbor flange. Point B is a point .001” out from the top edge of the arbor flange. Point C represents the top edge of the blade. I extended a line from poi...

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Tool Tip #1: Drum Sander Tip

07-11-2013 10:51 AM by robscastle | 3 comments »

Just recently I managed to buy a second hand drum sander.The sander is CARBA TEC badged but looks like a Jet 16 -32 Knockoff, as it certainly does not have the height of the current models. I gave it a bit of a beating when I first bought it and sanded just about everything in sight one day, mainly to familiarise my self with its capabilities of what it can and cannot do. In the process I managed to break a belt and clog some of the others with resin and wood.The grits I had removed...

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New ideas coming soon.

06-01-2013 09:10 PM by mja979 | 11 comments »

I have been developing several ideas and look forward to getting these mazes out of my head and into yours. Watch out for the next versions of my Lunatic labyrinths! I have also just picked up some new burls to work with and I am very excited. Peach, Oak, Box Elder, and Black Ash Burls are inbound.

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #1848: New Pattern and some Changes on the Horizon

07-31-2017 01:56 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 4 comments »

Another week has passed and lots of new things are happening here at Sheila Landry Designs. Unfortunately, most of the things that we are doing don't make very good blog material. It is hard to document some of the day-to-day activities without putting everyone asleep. But trust me – I think it will be worth it for everyone. . . As many of you know, while I began my business and website (nearly 20 years ago) as a means to offer mostly scroll saw patterns to woodworkers, I ...

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2 x 4 Project #1: A one entry blog

01-08-2008 08:56 PM by CutNRun | 13 comments »

Yesterday, I posted a taper jig project. The taper jig was used in my entry for the 2×4 Project. Before the taper jig was made, I had to locate a 2×4 to use. This was relatively easy. I knew a local lumber yard carried very high quality Douglas fir dimension lumber for use in finish work. I located a completely clear, tight grained 8’ board. The only downside was it cost substantially more than the typical big box store stud. Oh well, this is for FURNITURE, not being st...

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Tiller #2: Shaping

11-21-2013 07:37 PM by Porcupine | 4 comments »

The point I am about to make is obvious to most experienced woodworkers, but it was not to me for years, and my work suffered. I think the first time I saw this in print was a blog entry by Chris Schwarz, so its not my original idea. This idea is especially applicable to curves, but valid for all woodworking. When working wood, one should be mindful to move from coarser, less accurate tools and progress to very fine tools. With that in mind, I approached the shaping of the tiller in this sequ...

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The Rules of Work

11-23-2014 03:30 AM by Alan | 2 comments »

This is just a list of rules that I have either come across or thought of for myself that I need to keep in mind at all times when (trying to) do fine woodworking. This list is mostly for my own reference, and in no way to be considered exhaustive, but rather to be added to and updated as I continue to learn. If you fine folks reading it have suggestions to add, or strongly disagree with something I have on here, feel free to leave a comment! I’m here to learn. 1. Keep grain orie...

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Pricing #1: Pricing

08-14-2009 05:43 PM by Attie Jonker | 5 comments »

Dear fellow Craftsman I have noticed that there are a lot of guys that have a hard time pricing their work. Don’t worry you all, it’s part of the growing pains of any craftsman, we have all been there at one point or another. Just keep testing the market you will find your way. I have a friend that for years struggled to make ends meet, he was working his buns of to scrape buy. One day I asked him how much do you charge? $15.00 an hour her replied. That was the most insane thing I...

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woodworking tool fix with machinists tools

09-02-2013 12:16 AM by hobby1 | 6 comments »

Hello, This is a build blog for fabricating a new combination square clamp, it is that part of the square that gets bent and finally breaks after normal usage, usually the pin breaks, this is because the whole square is built rigidly with a cast aluminum body, and a stainless steel blade, beautiful small 6” squares to work with, but the clamping mechanism is cast aluminum too, and always wants to bend and break at its pin location. The first one broke, I went to town bought a new ...

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