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A Flag Display Box #6: Turning a Page...

02-26-2010 04:28 AM by littlecope | 13 comments »

The Bad News is I’ve done virtually no work on this project of late…but the Good News is I’ll be getting the Lexan to continue this project sometime this weekend!! The work should proceed pretty quickly after that…In the meanwhile, I thought I’d share a little of what has kept me so busy.It seems the latest “Maladie du jour” the shrinks have “discovered” is called Hoarding. As usual, they’re late to the party, our Grandparents could ...

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Guest of Honor gift for Officer Candidate School birthday ball

11-22-2009 08:15 AM by M1ni0n | 13 comments »

OK, I am going to try my hand at keeping a blog going for the current big project I am doing with the help of my Marines. We are building a box that will hold a small tray with a flag case. The flag case will house a flag flown ot Officer Candidates School headquarters in Virginia. I currently have the Google Sketchup drawing and plans done. We have already began milling our lumber and building our jigs required to construct this project. I will post what I have so far. Hopefully I am b...

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Making Lathe Tools #3: Drilling Holes

11-06-2011 06:27 PM by Big Ben | 2 comments »

Yesterday I will to Home Depot and pick up some steel rods to make the chisels. 3/8”, ½” and 5/8”. When I got home I was looking at the 5/8” rod and decided to try just clamping the rod my bench and drilling a hole. I figured the worse that could happen would be that I need to cut off the damage piece and still have enough.Clamping rod to the bench top, loaded a 7/32” bit into my corded drill. The results were so so. It was painfully slow and I was not getting the depth I wanted. Then it was ...

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02-11-2011 09:06 AM by James | 9 comments »

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Bamboo #2

10-28-2010 01:12 AM by WoodArtbyJR | 5 comments »

Well, here are the steps that I accomplished to get to this point. I did run the cut strips thru the drum sander to clean them up a little and to take any imperfections out so the glue would hold better, at least that was the plan. I hope to take the clamps off tomorrow and maybe run it thru the drum sander to see if my design will hold true. Misc. bamboo pieces I have to work with Cut blanks to be cut into strips Cut strips Strips turned on edge Bundled edge pieces Hopefu...

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Updating the shop #2: Bench Completed

03-15-2011 12:02 AM by mrg | 5 comments »

So this past weekend I was able to complete the workbench with the help of my wife. I found that drilling holes perfectly straight with a hand drill is not as easy as one may think. I had to re-drill the holes in the legs slightly larger to make up for my inaccuracy. My bench top drill press is just a little small to be able to drill thru a 4×4. It worked great to do the recesses for the nuts to go on the rods. After altering the legs we were able to assemble the bench pretty easily....

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Custom Buffet #6: Drawer Construction

11-05-2013 01:59 AM by MT_Stringer | 2 comments »

It has been a struggle, but I finally managed to get the drawers built. I made drawer stock by gluing up discounted (50% off) lumber purchased at the lumber yard. They sell “shorts” – boards that are less than 48 inches in length in various widths. I made the drawers out of poplar with the exception of the pull out tray. It is maple. With the boards glued up, I then planed them to just over 5/8 inch. Then I switched to the drum sander and sanded them to 5/8 inch th...

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Wrong E-Mail Address

03-17-2010 09:40 AM by WoodSparky | 7 comments »

This one is priceless. A lesson to be learned from typing the wrong email address!!~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ A Minneapolis couple decided to go to Florida to thaw out during a particularly icy winter. They planned to stay at the same hotel where they spent their honeymoon 20 years earlier. Because of hectic schedules, it was difficult to coordinate their travel schedules. So, the husband left Minnesota and flew to Florida on Thursday, with his wife flying down th...

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update on South Dakota Ironwood

05-26-2012 12:07 PM by Monte Pittman | 7 comments »

On an earlier blog I wanted an I’d on some wood the ranchers here referred to as “Ironwood”. A very plain wood that appears to be invasive and extremely hard. We have a positive I’d now as Eastern Hophornbeam. Commonly called Ironwood. Slightly less hard than mesquite. Commonly used for tool handles & wooden mallet heads. Now I have to find something I can use it for. Once dried it does take stain very well. Any suggestions?

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swallows #3: Swallows at the Western design Conference 2008

09-10-2008 12:16 AM by dennis mitchell | 14 comments »

The Teton Range is the backdrop for the 2008 Western Design Conference in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.I can see why the fur trappers gathered here for rondevu. What a great place for a gathering of craftsmen and artist. One of whom happens to be sporting a fancy Lumberjock tee shirt.Setting up I’m amazed at the quality of work I’m seeing. (and a bit intimidated) This is a world class collection of craftsmen. That night I get to go to an artist reception at the National Museum of Wildlif...

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