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Baby Cradle #2: step 2 - shaping the base

10-17-2009 05:17 AM by Bob Giovannini | 2 comments »

I am pretty psyched how this is coming along. This week I started shaping the base. I used a band saw with 76 degree bevel and used a belt sander with table angled at the same bevel to clean the edge. Scribing the line an inch inside the oval for spindle placement, took more time expected. This week I will scoop out the center and contour the edges.

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Grandfather Clock

02-09-2011 11:07 PM by Daniel Barnes | 10 comments »

First I want to start by saying that I have not been on here in over a year. Well I have been pretty busy. My wife became pregnant with TWINS. The pregnancy went great and we were blessed with 2 very healthy boys. Henry Edward and Gavin Thomas were born 21 Dec 2010. They just turned a year old. Also in Aug. I started attending a Cabinet Making/ woodworking class for the next two years. It is at a technical school about 30 min away. I decided to take this class to sharpen my skills as ...

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Making of the Wallpaper* Chair Arch

10-01-2009 07:18 PM by jlsmith5963 | 1 comment »

chair as arch

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07-17-2010 12:45 AM by johni | 8 comments »

Hi, just joined, lovely community!

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Selling Arts & Woodworks -discipline-motivation-dream management.

07-05-2009 08:10 PM by patrick m | 11 comments »


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waxing the table

08-29-2009 11:27 PM by JoshO | 7 comments »

I just got the opportunity to use the table saw for the first time after cleaning the surface rust off and waxing it. All I can say is wow!I never realized that using it could have been so blissful. I may not replace my saw this fall after all. I know the philosophy about taking care of something, and it will take care of you. But in my defense, until LJ, I never would’ve guessed that waxing the table was a maintenance task. My thanks goes out to all the LJ’ers out there that ...

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This really is Woodworking read # 24.

01-08-2008 12:13 AM by Karson | 22 comments »

STUDENT ANALOGIES AND METAPHORS For all you writers: Every year, English teachers from across the USA can submit theircollections of actual analogies and metaphors found in high school essays.These excerpts are published each year to the amusement of teachers acrossthe country. Here are last year’s winners. 1. Her face was a perfect oval, like a circle that had its two sidesgently compressed by a Thigh Master. 2. His thoughts tumbled in his head, making and breaking alliances like...

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Wood Gloat

02-20-2011 08:37 PM by jeffthewoodwacker | 4 comments »

One of the members in the TAW woodturning club sent photos of a spectacular plank of poplar that had tons of mineral coloring. There is vivid blue, purple, yellow and several other colors throughout all the planks milled from this log. Plank is 24” wide by 3” thick and 16 feet long. I bought 24 feet of this and have moved it into my shop to let it dry out before I turn platters out of it. Plan is to anchorseal the ends, sticker it and let it air dry for awhile. I got one smal...

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Outdoor Furniture #6: Adirondack Assembly Line Continued

05-24-2012 04:46 AM by Retsof | 2 comments »

Today I spent the morning looking for enough wood to finish my Adirondack patio set. I went to two Lowes stores and pretty much cleaned them out of 1×3 Douglas Fir decking boards which is what I’m using for my seat slats and most of my back slats (I use one 1×4 for the middle back slat on the single chairs and 2 1×4s and 1 1×6 on the settee). The actual width of 2 3/8” is perfect and I just have to cut them to length. The problem is that there is never eno...

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Cutting Board Cleat

11-30-2010 01:31 PM by jat | 2 comments »

I’m working on a few new end grain boards and i want to put a cleat on them so they will move less when used. However, I also want the board to be useable on both sides. I was thinking of routing a slot in the end so the cleat could be moved up or down in order to reverse the sides. Anybody have any ideas of what to use to tighten the cleat? I really didn’t want to use the typical jig star knob. Or is there a better idea of how to make the cleat so it can be moved up and down...

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