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As The Lathe Turns #57: What I Like

11-07-2013 01:50 AM by William | 12 comments »

If you’ve been reading my blog posts, you know I fairly recently tried power sanding bowls on the lathe and liked it. Well, I’ve had several people suggest a non-powered method that seems to be popular. I checked into it and do believe that it will work just as well as the power sanding, but easier to deal with. I checked on one suggested system. You can see it if you like by clicking on this link. Besides being out of stock at the moment, I simply do not have the money to afford ...

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Woodworkin' and BBQ Cookin' #1: Intro

10-26-2007 08:30 PM by Schwigs | 6 comments »

Building ‘stuff’ has always been in my blood. Whether it was a small project that I probably could have bought something for cheaper, or the undertaking of building a shed with no prior framing or construction experience. I’ve always had a drive to construct, build, assemble, and create. It started when I was just a kid. I remember when my best friend and I would sit for hours trying to build some new contraption that we deemed necessary for that days activities. We e...

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LJ Interviews #39: Grumpy

07-17-2013 10:09 AM by MsDebbieP | 4 comments »

This interview with Grumpy is from the July, 2013 issue of our LumberJocks’ eMag. Both Grumpy and I thought that we had done this before but we couldn’t find it anywhere … so here we go (again?)   1. How did you first get started working with wood? My father was a builder and was away a lot when I was young. He had a big shed with lots of tools in it so as a boy I had access to lots of woodworking gear. Didn’t know what most of them did at that stage but had...

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On the Workbench #5: What to do with Scrap Wood

02-09-2015 07:07 AM by ontheworkbench | 1 comment »

There was a pretty popular scrap bin challenge this past fall, and I thought I would get a head start on 2015. This is how I handle my left over scrap wood. View on YouTube

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Gettin' started

08-02-2010 02:02 PM by markplusone | 7 comments »

Guess this how everything got started if you look back far enough. I was layed off from my log home construction job in PA in 2007. Was off long enough to collect one of those unemployment checks before I found another job working at an antiques wood shop. Well, my second daughter was born two months into that job and after daycare and gas, I was keeping 5 to 10 dollars a week. So I quit to watch after the kids and to try to find a more lucrative job. Try walking onto a jobsite, and tell...

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Cabinets #1: Fish Tank Restore and Rebuild

09-21-2013 06:34 PM by kocgolf | 1 comment »

I picked up a decent 65 gallon fish tank off CL last week. I have some large goldfish occupying a pond in the back yard that are going to need a winter home soon. The tank itself is in decent shape, a little scratched and worn, but it will work. The base is a different, ugly story. Pine, 2×4s, rough. Rusted hardware, mildew inside. Challenge Accepted. I have cleaned the tank and stripped and put new silicone in the joints, so that is basically read. I now have disassembled the base...

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The Heart of the tree?

11-12-2011 12:52 AM by cwdance1 | 3 comments »

Came by this wood pile and could not beleave what I was seeing. Sure looks like a heart to me. I just had to share with you guys. Have a great day

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Photo Uploads

11-11-2009 09:31 PM by pete57 | 4 comments »

help!!!I have not been on the site for a while, please for give me. I am trying to get all these pictures of my projects on my page through photobucket. Can anyone explain how this works? I have dial up and pics upload slooooooow man. If I have to I can go to a WiFi lovation and upload I can do that. Would that help??? any help would be much appreciated. Thanks

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tv stand - nearing success or failure

08-04-2010 04:16 AM by spamfilterman | 6 comments »

getting close… finished the drawer fronts, so I’m nearly done with all cutting. Mostly left is sanding and the part I dread the most – finishing. That’ll be the make it or break it time.

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1136: Attitude and Gratitude

09-25-2013 10:57 AM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 6 comments »

As I finished up the last couple of things that needed to be done yesterday, I stopped and thought about how fortunate I was to be doing the job I am doing. It is actually difficult for me to call what I do a “job” because I enjoy what I do so much that it doesn’t really feel like work. I know that I am the exception to the rule, as I see people complaining every day about their jobs, their co-workers and bosses. Many of them count down the days of the week to the days w...

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