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This is what it's all about

04-12-2010 07:39 PM by Heath | 16 comments »

When I gave the first bandaw box that I made to my wife, my little girl (she’ll be 4 in July) specifically requested a heart shaped box. That became a ”red heart shaped box.” She hasn’t stopped asking me about her “red heart shaped box” since. I finally got to make it for her yesterday and gave it to her right after her bath. I’ve had projects I was proud of before. But nothing like this. And the pride didn’t come my craftsmanship on the ...

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Random Musings #1: Just finished having a "think."

07-27-2011 01:29 PM by SSMDad | 5 comments »

While I was just reading a review of a book here I started thinking about the nostalgia and admiration so many of us have for how wood was working in the ”old days.” I’ve seen a lot of comparison and puffed chests amongst the hand tool, power tool, and hybrid tool camps (to which I fall under since I like to use both). It seems to me that the best practice (can’t get away from IT terminology) is to use whatever type of tool does the job best. Sometimes it’s a...

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Good Therapy

09-24-2011 07:39 PM by NoLongerHere | 9 comments »

The first day back from a too short vacation is always a tough one. . Vanity in production – laying on it’s back. What is wrong with this picture? So much to catch up on and no desire to start anything big. Not the first day anyway. After all, there are materials to pick up, jobs to check up on, paperwork to shuffle through and 2 golden retrievers that haven’t seen me, like… forever. With a second cup of coffee in hand I started working in the office listening ...

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Need Your help :( :)

03-31-2012 04:45 PM by sawblade1 | 8 comments »

Last night was a bittersweet time for me as I have lost my job. I have kinda neglected here in light of my injury and the politics of trying to get my hernia fixed. While this was going on our company in February lost the contract and the new contractor was picking up some of us. due to the circumstances with my former employer the new company could not accept me at the time and last night would be my last night I was told this at 10:45pm just before last break. Now I am trying to focus on my...

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Joining round stock

12-25-2012 08:15 PM by oledo | 12 comments »

I’m building a Cracker Barrel rocker however my lathe wasn’t long enough to turn the back legs in one piece. My idea was to turn two pieces and use a 3/4 dowel and glue the two together. If I had been smart enough I would have turned a tenon on one piece rather than have to drill two. When I got to the joining part I found my drill press had too much play to drill an accurate hole. Does anyone have any ideas on how I can join these two pieces short of overhauling the drill press?

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Weekend Bench #7: A bit of reflection

01-05-2009 07:11 PM by dsb1829 | 8 comments »

Okay, I am nearing completion on the bench. I am currently working on the front vise. I will save that story for the finished product. I am sitting here today having a bit of a reflective view of the project. So I am going to break it down here. Costs:$100 – about 100BF of rough 8/4 poplar (I will likely only have gone through about 40BF during this build$81 – 3 sheets of 3/4in MDF (still have over half a sheet, I could have used some of the poplar for the lower shelf ...

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Truth in Advertising

07-18-2013 06:38 PM by MrRon | 3 comments »

When a new product hits the street, some initial advertising is necessary to introduce it to the public. After a time, if sales go well, less budget needs to be spent on advertising, but if another product generates more interest, the advertising budget goes up to tru to combat the competition. This can go on and on for as long as it takes for that company to prevail. If advertising is kept up long enough, a company may no longer be able to compete without raising their price. This is a visci...

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Extremely Average #17: My Inconvenient Truth

01-19-2010 04:33 AM by Ecocandle | 2 comments »

I am completely gassed. Today I completed the last cuts I need to put the top stretchers into the legs of my saw horses. The last major hurdle was to cut the feet into something more interesting looking than a rectangle. Krenov, who designed these, has the feet with pleasing angles and a cut out on the bottom. I had delusions of grandeur and considered doing something different, but I couldn’t come up with anything I like better than the Master’s design.My desire to improve at using h...

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Life #1: Life

04-01-2011 05:22 AM by Ocelot | 5 comments »

It’s been 3 weeks since I’ve had opportunity to visit LJ. Some of you who took the time to welcome me and comment on my initial posts probably figured I was another of those folks who appear and disappear. Sorry. The first week, my 10-year-old had spring break. I took the week off and worked on flooring the attic of the shop – got it about 1/2 finished. I had thought that I could knock it out in 3 or 4 days, but I don’t have the stamina that I needed for that...

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Shopsmith #1: Change from Stationary tools to Shopsmith

07-19-2013 08:49 AM by Levier2011 | 0 comments »

Change from Stationary tools to Shopsmith Hi To all As a quick introduction Im a Wood Turner or Pen Maker Using the Lathe as my Primary Woodworking tool; Handy ManAnd a DJ,…… Im interested in buying a use in good shape Shop Smith 510520 With Band Saw and Jointer My Garage is primary used to keep the wife car insideThen is transformed into a Mechanics Shop, a wood working shopAnd a Broadcast studio where I make the youtube videos of my turning projects The Garage is well organiz...

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