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Slab Table #1: Slab 1

08-20-2013 12:58 AM by HickoryHill | 0 comments »

The sister company to where I work is an arborist service, tree removals (sometimes), pruning, caring, fertilizing, risk management, etc. So I tend to get one of the first cracks at stuff that comes in. I was out looking at other logs they had brought in and noticed this guy sitting there. Fortunately it has just rained or else I would of missed it. The cross cut of the tree is what caught my eye. From a Maple tree that was starting to decay. Along the outer edge is some spalting too. ...

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Chess Board

09-01-2010 08:30 AM by lizardhead | 2 comments »

I had a 2×2 inch piece of wenge and cut the end off to see what it looked like fresh cut, it was only about a 1/4” piece then I sanded it to see how much of a shine I could put on it. As I looked at it and played with it I thought that I might be able to make a chess board, so I am.

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Extremely Average #133: I will not be mocked...ok...maybe I will.

05-15-2010 04:50 AM by Ecocandle | 4 comments »

Hello all, After 3 hours of lapping on my 143 year old no 5, it is, well…still not done. It mocks me. But there are some pictures. And I have made a bit of progress on that tough old steel. Brian

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The Shows #17: Day Seven

08-23-2013 03:21 AM by Monte Pittman | 12 comments »

As we had hoped, the crowd and business picked up a lotfunnel cake. The rancher community showed up in mass today. For those who do these shows, let me reinforce the ability to take credit cards. 90% of my business has been from them. I was very happy today. After doing this show for 3 years, I am getting people coming here looking for me. At least to me it’s an accomplishment. Here’s a night view from my booth As a favor to Angie and Roger, i subjected myself to a f...

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Kitchen Cabinets #5: 352 holes

11-24-2008 07:11 PM by Dan Lyke | 4 comments »

I was telling people that it was over 400 holes, but though the drawers are about 27×22, the actual grid for the pot separators in the bottoms of these drawers is only 16×22. Still, the enormity of just how many holes I’d set myself up to drill only sunk in after the first hundred. I’d clamped two of these together with a sheet of pegboard on top for stability, and used 1½” of maple block drilled out on the drill press to keep my bit vertical. I put it on a sh...

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The Chronicles of Woodworking in a Can #4: It has been a long time.....climate inside the can

10-29-2009 07:38 PM by cmckerliesr | 6 comments »

Well it has been way to long since I last wrote or posted anything on my blog and I apologize for that. The main reason for the long period between blog posts is that as some of you know, I was out of work for over a year. I had to make the tough decision to severely limit my woodworking since I could not afford the power bill. In case you did not know, woodworking is not my occupation. Writing crap that no one reads is. Yes, the next time you actually take the time to read the directions tha...

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The old time woodshop journals #19: Rhythms of woodwork

08-02-2012 10:05 PM by jjw5858 | 7 comments »

As I have stated a few times before I have only been at this wood working game for just over 2 years now. A few months into this journey I graduated up to some chisels and mallet simply trying to understand the elementary basics of paring down wood. I believe the first task was a very green horn lap joint followed by smashing a mortice Maybe smashing is the only way of the untrained hands as they yearn to make masterpieces, only while seeing them in our dreams until we can put as man...

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Return them to their former Glory!!! #1: Found some real gems!!!!

08-07-2016 12:31 PM by Brian Gulotta | 5 comments »

I was out at an estate sale and found these 4 beauties, or soon they will be ;) Three of the gems are Stanley Bailey #5 planes and the other a small #7 Disston panel rip cut saw. My tool well is currently pretty limited, so this will be a great chance to build it up a little and have some more tools at my disposal. I currently have a Stanley #4 and Stanley #6 that I have cleaned and restored, that I use for smoothing and jointing. I have a 8tpi Disston x-cut saw and a 4tpi rip cut saw for rou...

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Dignity and purpose

02-09-2011 07:19 AM by toolchap | 25 comments »

Before I start this I want to warn all left-brainers out there to bypass this one. If you choose to read it and it does not sit well with you, then show me respect by leaving this be. It will be difficult enough to express this in words but I am going to try. Brevity shall be lost here…. According to scientists all matter is inter-connected. Now I am not one of the theoretical types who can spout figures and facts and dates. I blunder along experiencing beauty and mystery and tr...

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Novice Rambling Quickie #1: Handplaning boards, Knot Repair & workbench stability

05-06-2010 06:30 AM by NewPickeringWdWrkr | 0 comments »

Yesterday, I took my lunch break and scooted off to the garage for a little therapy away from spreadsheets and financial forecasts. There’s a cherry board that I did a little knot repair to for practise. The board has some dry rot along one edge and I figured if I could fill the knot as per the technique in TWW episode 113, I could cut away the rot and salvage at least part of the board … —Editors Note—I’m actually starting up my own blog page similar to Ec...

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