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Legacy Project: The Dundas Rocking Chair #2: Pile o' Parts Plus a comparison of the Dundas to the Maloof

11-24-2012 07:54 PM by Lee Barker | 0 comments »

With my limited experience in the world of rocking chairs, I’m inclined at this point to divide them into two groups: Armed and no arms. Of those two, the first group has two subgroups: Arm integral with the front leg, and Not. The Windsor Rocker is a fine example of the arm and leg not being integral. The most elegant of the other subgroup is the Maloof chair. Much has been written here and elsewhere about this iconic design. Let me just add that, having built one, I c...

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My new hobby #2: Planning for handcut dovetails

02-25-2011 10:00 PM by DanClem | 5 comments »

OK, so I decided for the planter box project I’m going to try my hand at hand cut dovetails or box joints to join the corners of each box. I’ve found some good tools, a dovetail saw, coping saw, chisels, mallet, planer and a compass. All I need now is some scrap wood to practice on. The only thing I lack is the marking gauge, and I’m wondering if it’s even necessary? I know there must be a ratio between how deep the cuts need to be and the thickness of the board bu...

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Milwaukee or Jet sliding compund mitre?

08-30-2012 12:24 PM by mbhcustoms | 7 comments »

I have an older Porter Cable 12’ compound mitre saw, which I have gotten excellent service from and plan to keep. I am putting together a new workshop and would like to add a good 12’ sliding compund. I have seen good reviews on the Milwaukee but not much on the Jet. I don’t care much about the fancy electrical mitre guage or lights on the Milwaukee, as I tend not to be hard on equipment and don’t think they will benefit me or last. I can’t find much to read abou...

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Tool Tip #2: Reverse Glue Joint work 1

08-22-2013 04:46 AM by robscastle | 1 comment »

I have a couple of Reverse glue Joint bits for my router and one cutter for my shaper.I don’t use them very much, and as I had some left over timber from my Slope Tray work, I decided to give them a run.Or at least the shaper cutter. The timber had been jointed previously so there was not a lot of preparation required.Shop bought finished timber would be the same, rough sawn would require jointing prior to use.The Reviews I read on using a Glue Joint Bit has a mixed opinion as to ...

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Shop Update #20: Measure once, drill once, measure again, throw out wood.

07-17-2011 03:55 AM by TheKingInYellow | 2 comments »

Okay, yeah, I’m not the sharpest tool in the shed, but I still don’t know how I screwed this one up. Anyhow, the Jointer is assembled and dialled in. Looks pretty good right now and I know I’ll get a lot of good use out of it when I start making end-grain boards for Xmas this year. However, lacking a table saw at the moment, I wanted to work with the few pieces I did manage to cut before returning my Ridgid saw. They were not overly square, but this is for shop furnitu...

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Waiting for Delivery

12-02-2014 01:52 AM by AkBob | 5 comments »

I placed my last planned order today for the new shop. Jumped on the black Friday sales while they were available. The only rule I had when placing orders was absolutely NO Shopfox/Grizzly tools, despite the fact that I could drive to their showroom and regardless of the sale price. Not really all that hard to do, but is sure satisfying :) Now all I have to do is wait for things to start arriving. Here’s a rough list of what i ordered: Tablesaw – Laguna FusionBandsaw –...

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Joining the Fellowship: What this Lumberjocks Stuff is Really About

02-16-2007 07:48 PM by Mark A. DeCou | 12 comments »

Ethan’s latest blog got me to thinking (scary huh?). I started to comment in his blog, then it dawned on me that I should make the comments in my own blog, then it can count on my number of postings. Ha. Could I really be that competitive? Nah, it is just fun. Very good topic he covered. I discovered several years ago that if I wanted to make a living at this journey, I had to make things that others couldn’t, or wouldn’t make, and charge more than they would. I...

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Maple Hardwood

03-03-2010 04:16 AM by BigD1 | 7 comments »

Hello my fellow dust makers. I am in the market for some 4×4 maple, to make a work bench. Any ideas where I can purchase some? If I can’t find 4×4’s I would settle for 8/4 lumber and do a glue up. I live in Northeast Nevada. Any info. would help. Thanks for ypur help. Don

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Table saw

05-23-2011 01:04 AM by venicewoodworker | 8 comments »

I never thought that I would be so addicted to Craig’s list. But I am a tool-a-holic, my name is Jim. Now that is done, I can update you on my latest purchase. For those that thought that I stole a Powermatic 64 for $375 should stop reading now. I just picked up an old Unisaw in great shape. I am still doing research on how old, but the script that is on it looks to be identical to the one my Great Uncle had which was from the 50’s. It was still made in Milwaukee Wi. I paid...

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Fibre, the LumberJock Way

12-20-2008 04:05 PM by MsDebbieP | 18 comments »

Dec. 20/08 I just have to get another LJ Sweatshirt!! I love my sweatshirt so much that I wear it all the time around the house – I mean all the time, from morning to night. That means that when doing woodworking I get get covered with sawdust. Not a problem really, it is to be expected. But today I realized that perhaps I should have a sweatshirt for woodworking and one for the rest of my day. Why, you ask? Well, I’m sure I have sawdust in my bread dough. Most people rea...

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