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Downstairs Built-ins Extravaganza! #7: Making up for lost time.

05-03-2009 03:11 AM by BethMartin | 10 comments »

So I’m finally over my flu. I’ve since put almost 3 days into my project since my last update and I’ve gotten a lot done! I made the face frame pieces for the drawer cabinet. I’m working with maple now and it took me a moment to figure out why my saw suddenly didn’t seem to cut so fast anymore – this stuff is hard! I guess that’s why it’s called “hardwood”, eh? Making the face frame pieces was time consuming because I was worki...

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Outdoor Morris Chair #27: Cushions! Ahh... So nice...

05-14-2011 02:36 PM by LegendInMyOwnMind | 1 comment »

Bought a set of outdoor cushions for the Morris Chairs. Regardless of whether or not the chairs end up inside or out, these will work. They had the “big ones” but I was concerned that they would still not be big enough. The color selections were somewhat limited, but I found a perfect match to the room. The colors in the room are dark brown, the trim is off white and the ceiling is red/gold. Here are the chairs in the room. Today I build the footrests!

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I actually made it into the Daily Top 3?! You guys are nuts....

11-17-2011 05:05 PM by dbhost | 8 comments »

So I got to looking at Martin’s recent changes with the projects section of the site. And I was kind of drilling around the pages at my stuff, when I realized a couple of my projects had the Daily Top 3 badges… Now I know what kind of woodworker I am. Pretty bad at it, but I have fun, and I get stuff done. Slowly, with a lot of mistakes, but I learn to hide them pretty well… The only thing I can figure is I must be posting up projects on days when nothing else is being...

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Joyeux noel from France

12-24-2013 12:47 PM by Diggerjacks | 12 comments »

Hello To all the members of LJ’s I want to tell you : “Joyeux noël” A lot of gifts, a lot of love and a lot of news dust for 2014

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The Craftsman's Path #12: The joy of a well tuned hand plane

10-17-2007 05:50 PM by Mark Mazzo | 9 comments »

I spent some time in the shop this past weekend working on a couple of final tasks for a new table before starting on the finishing. I had a choice on how to do the work and opted for a simple block plane. If you’ve done work with well-tuned hand tools, then you know how my experience was…either way, you can read about it here.

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Project organization

03-26-2013 11:05 PM by Farrout | 4 comments »

I started a new project this week, a glider porch swing.The cut list includes 18 different items, with a total of 40 pieces.How do you keep track of all the pieces in a project like this?To make matters worse, I have to put everything away each night when I put the tools away to move the car back into the garage.

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04-13-2013 03:04 AM by Delta356 | 2 comments »

Hi there. This was a drawer repair project I was hired to do. The side was all rotting out.. Also the drawer needed a new bottom. This project took about a half a day.. I start work at 5:30 am to 12:00 pm.. You do the math. Anyways this was a pretty straight forward repair. First time doing bandsaw dovetails. I could not get the PC dovetail jig to match the original. oh well, thats why i’m a woodworker. I IMPROVISE, ADAPT and OVERCOME.. HOORA!! for you marines out there. I glued and nailed th...

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Anyone having the same problem with **&@@! Jet?

04-10-2014 02:39 PM by eldercop | 10 comments »

Lost the arbor nut on my JWTS10 table saw but had no idea it might require a new saw to replace it. Ordered the replacement nut from Jet, according to part number and diagram, waited the week plus, it arrives and doesn’t fit. I came a little unglued, being work stoppage on a much wanted project. Customer service transfers me to tech support where the conversation goes like this: Me The arbor nut you sent doesn’t fit. Tech Suport Guy I’m not surprised. M Huh? TSG Yup. W...

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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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Woodworking as Farming

07-06-2010 12:52 AM by TheGravedigger | 5 comments »

Woodworking as Farming I began woodworking somewhere in the mid 1980’s. My first stationary power tools were a Craftsman bandsaw and a ShopSmith clone made by TotalShop. Electric sanders, drill, router, and lunchbox planer followed in rapid succession. These tools, along with their various accoutrements and attendant necessities, gave me a new power: I could now shape wood to my will. I could unload a pickup-load of oak, poplar, pine, plywood, or what-have-you, and in what seemed like...

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