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happy thanksgiving

11-26-2009 07:55 PM by shinju | 6 comments »

just wishing a happy thanksgiving to all the friends i have made on this fantastic site, enjoy to all,shinju

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Life as an Amateur Woodworker #10: Remove those loose cables from the floor.

11-25-2013 07:47 PM by PhilBello | 2 comments »

I’m not sure why it is, that those simple things that make life easier always seem to take a back seat, I am in the enviable position that because I only have my micro-workshop, I can spend my time making some of the things I would probably never get around to otherwise. One of the things that surprised me here in Colombia, is the apparent inability to be able to buy a reel cable, they only seem to sell extension cables ‘loose’, you can buy a reel separately (a small vers...

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I really miss woodworking #1: Wearing out my Google Sketch Up

06-13-2008 08:08 AM by Rich H. | 11 comments »

I have spent the last 4 months sweating here in Kandahar. I have logged many hours on my google sketch trying to pass the time creating numerous projects. Most likely they will never leave the computer screen. It sure does pass the time. I am dreaming of the time that I will be done my tour here and can head home to my wife and son and my workshop ( in that order if she is reading ). If there is anyone out there that is deployed please drop me a line. I will not talk about what is happe...

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09-09-2009 05:59 AM by Mike | 6 comments »

I have been shopping for a new table saw and came across this article. So check it out.

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Doll Baby Crib Project #2: Dowels, Dowels, How I Hate Them

12-16-2013 02:38 PM by Dan Tindall | 3 comments »

It has been a while since I decided to do a project that contained a lot of dowels and I now remember why. I hate working with dowels. No matter how careful I am, it seems like I cannot get them to line up correctly! This time around, I even purchased a dowel jig from Lowe's to help with the alignment and positioning. In the project, the rails are made by putting the slats between two styles. Two dowels on the end of each slat, times 10 slats = 40 dowels. Each rails connects to the ends...

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Sawmill modifications

08-22-2013 01:09 PM by MattNC | 1 comment »

I bought a Hudson sawmill earlier this year and decided to build a new track system for it that was more stabile, could be leveled, and also could cut much longer logs. I had to teach myself to weld first but it was a fun adventure.

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Telecaster Build #1: Stock prep and roughing out the body

11-12-2013 03:39 AM by camps764 | 7 comments »

New meets old. Prior to diving into the world of woodworking, I was a pretty avid guitar player. Throughout high school and into college I played in several punk and heavy rock bands. As I got older, finished graduate school, started my career and family, I stopped playing guitar as much and started making saw dust. Over the last year I’ve started playing a little more regularly, and decided that I’d like to combine both of my hobbies. Even though I started out playing roc...

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Hard learned lesson

03-23-2010 01:45 AM by noahsdad86 | 10 comments »

I enjoy mixing wood species as much as anyone and have been experimenting with various little candle holders to see what looks good. I made one out of curly maple with padouk stripes in it. For whatever reason when you sand it as one piece the dust from the padouk gets into the curly maple leaving it kinda pink. Looks sloppy like a kid who cant color inside the lines. So it might be a long time before I mix those two species again.

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Building a Shed #2: Purchasing the Material

08-15-2011 08:45 PM by ChadR | 1 comment »

I went to Home Depot after a lot of price checking. I picked up 52 2×4 studs, 12 plywood boards, 4 4×4 and 6 piers. I rented one of their trucks and took it over to my house. Then I went to a few garage sales in the area and found two great windows, haggled a bit, and got a great price for them. Now I am all ready to start assembly.

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Turning slippery slope #4: My first turning class projects

02-01-2009 12:27 AM by Betsy | 6 comments »

Well I can certainly see why turning is so addictive. I had my first techniques class today. We did a little spindle work and some hollowing. I got to use a lot of different tools to get a feel of them. Skews, gouges, scraper, multi-purpose tools, parting tools, etc. Had a terrific time. Learned a lot. Mostly that I have no idea what I’m doing – but I know I’m going to get better. We used soft woods today, ash and popular. They turn very easily so they make good woods to ...

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