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My personal evolution

05-28-2012 12:19 AM by RussellAP | 9 comments »

When I came up with the idea to make and sell Adirondack chairs and set about doing so, I had never done anything like it. In fact the very idea of making chairs of any kind was one I thought way over my head. My first chair was made from plans found in Popular Mechanics. I remember taking my boards and transferring the measurements meticulously to each board. Then cutting them out and marking them as templates for future chairs. First two chairs. By the time I finished my first chair I...

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Various shenanigans #9: I thought this was supposed to be fun!

11-06-2013 10:02 PM by JeremyPringle | 8 comments »

Life has been too busy… and the woodworking I have been doing has not been very fun at all.. more like a second full time job. I spent that last 2-3 months getting ready for a show this past weekend. It went … ok. Then when I got home and unpacked, I got a message from a corporate contact who… (I was talking to a month ago but I could not produce exactly what he wanted) and now they are in a bind and don’t have any other options than to settle for what ever I can ...

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My lathe journeys. #29: .. First thing I turned with the new lathe.

05-16-2015 09:53 PM by JoeinGa | 11 comments »

New lathe, all set up and ready to go and I realize I dont have any blanks glued up to turn bowls … CRAP ! Looking around the shop to see what I can try out I spy a branch of walnut someone gave me last year. It’s been in his shop for a coupe years and is good to go. I still have some of that 5/8” aluminum bar stock that I used to make carbide tools with, so why not make another and this can be a handle? So I cut off about 11” and put it between the centers. ...It was...

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From Rust to (Saw) Dust: A Journey #1: Introduction

02-24-2015 11:17 PM by gleasoncraftworks | 3 comments »

Hello all! This is my first post to LumberJocks, and I’m looking forward to sharing my journey into the world of woodworking with you all, as well as learning everything I can from the old (sorry, EXPERIENCED!) hands out there. I’m an Information Technology consultant by profession, but I’ve also been a rough carpenter/handyman for a few years now on the side. I’ve done a few finer things in that time—I’m particularly proud of a set of built-ins ...

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04-07-2008 05:13 PM by JamesRyan | 11 comments »

A Novice’s Odyssey: Hello AllThank you much for the warm welcome you sent. As a way of introduction I though I would give you my Top Ten. 10 – My name is James Ryan and I have been “working with wood” (not quite a woodworker yet!) for less than a year. 9 – My wife thinks I am insane and believes I will cut my fingers off – I am truly hoping she is wrong. 8 – I have the sum total of 3 tools of which 2 share the same battery – Sad I know. 7 – To date I have completed 1 project (m...

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Terrible designs!

11-06-2014 02:12 AM by wooded | 6 comments »

Is it just me, or are Titebond glue nozzles the stupidest thing ever invented? And no, this didn’t seem all that important until while holding a ridiulous number of pieces together with one hand and trying to open the bottle with the other, and then realizing that it was patially plugged, then going crazy…........and throwing the bottle across the shop, and making a really nasty remark, that I realized that many of the HONEYBEAR” nozzle type lids fit on the TB bottles...

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a day at the woodworking auction

04-22-2007 04:04 AM by dennis mitchell | 10 comments »

About 10 or 11, I got my first “real” job. My grandfather had an auction house. All types of strange and wonderful objects passed through there. Lots of strange and wonderful people found their way their too. I was always on the end of a sofa or moving a box. I did a mans work…well kinda. I have pretty much stayed away from auctions most my life simply because I don’t need more junk. Today I made an exception. A local cabinet maker was “downsizing”. I was h...

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09-25-2009 05:25 AM by kolwdwrkr | 8 comments »

Alright Topamax you’ve gone and done it!! Your “facetious” comment has given me the drive and motivation to improve on this “style” of box. I realized you were just kidding of course but the challenge was still there. I could feel it. LOL. So here we go, embarking on a journey that may or may not be successfull. Will it be padauk or wenge banding? Will it have a diamond like the last one or will it have some other pattern? Nobody knows for sure, but one thing...

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letting go #1: signing off

05-03-2012 02:22 AM by Jim Earl | 6 comments »

James L. Earl To all my friends and family here on facebook. due to some unforseen problems i will be turning off my intrnet on the 6th of May. If you wish to get ahoad of my please call my home phone, or write to me. Thank you for all your friendship and kind words, you all have sent to me, if you wish my number please push on chat when you see me on here and I will send it to you or send a comment to me then I will get back to you. Note to all; I will not be ending any ...

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Radio Table #6: Drawer Front

11-26-2012 01:03 AM by William | 12 comments »

I had several way I could go with the drawer front. I could have simply made a different shaped version of the shelf tops. However, I wanted something different, but in the same style. I had thought of several ideas. Let me back up a second. As I said in the last blog installment, I have been hurting today. After posting this morning, I went back to bed. I dozed off for a while. Then I woke up and started to thinking about that drawer front again. The more I thought about it, the more I just ...

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