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Truth for Mature Lumberjocks

08-29-2010 11:44 PM by longgone | 5 comments »

Truths For Mature Humans 1. I think part of a best friend’s job should be to immediately clear your computer history if you die. 2. Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you’re wrong. 3. I totally take back all those times I didn’t want to nap when I was younger. 4. There is great need for a sarcasm font. 5. How the hell are you supposed to fold a fitted sheet? 6. Was learning cursive really necessary? 7. Map Quest reall...

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Ash Dinning Table #4: Just about done!

02-13-2009 05:05 AM by TimberMan | 5 comments »

Well I got lucky with two weekends in a row with warm weather. This gave me several opportunities to get some coats of finish on the table. I ended up bringing in the base and assembling that this past Monday. I did not glue the mortise and tenons due to the size of the table I want to have the ability to take this apart if needed. I fabricated some aluminum braces to hold the apron to the legs. I also made some wooden braces to keep them square. I wanted to give it a few days to cure ...

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Slab Table #1: Slab 1

08-20-2013 12:58 AM by HickoryHill | 0 comments »

The sister company to where I work is an arborist service, tree removals (sometimes), pruning, caring, fertilizing, risk management, etc. So I tend to get one of the first cracks at stuff that comes in. I was out looking at other logs they had brought in and noticed this guy sitting there. Fortunately it has just rained or else I would of missed it. The cross cut of the tree is what caught my eye. From a Maple tree that was starting to decay. Along the outer edge is some spalting too. ...

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The Shows #17: Day Seven

08-23-2013 03:21 AM by Monte Pittman | 12 comments »

As we had hoped, the crowd and business picked up a lotfunnel cake. The rancher community showed up in mass today. For those who do these shows, let me reinforce the ability to take credit cards. 90% of my business has been from them. I was very happy today. After doing this show for 3 years, I am getting people coming here looking for me. At least to me it’s an accomplishment. Here’s a night view from my booth As a favor to Angie and Roger, i subjected myself to a f...

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Dignity and purpose

02-09-2011 07:19 AM by toolchap | 25 comments »

Before I start this I want to warn all left-brainers out there to bypass this one. If you choose to read it and it does not sit well with you, then show me respect by leaving this be. It will be difficult enough to express this in words but I am going to try. Brevity shall be lost here…. According to scientists all matter is inter-connected. Now I am not one of the theoretical types who can spout figures and facts and dates. I blunder along experiencing beauty and mystery and tr...

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Cutting Boards? How hard can it be??

12-04-2013 03:57 PM by bandit571 | 4 comments »

Let’s see, I had a couple scraps of Black Walnut sitting around the shop. Also had what was left from a Black Cherry floor joist ( From an old barn tear down) Both were being abused by every new-to-me handplane that came into the shop. Decided to try and make SOMETHING out of them, before they wound up as just a pile of shavings. Edges were planed square and ready for glue-ups. Didn’t have a way to make slimmer pieces, so I just used the scraps as is. Got a slab out o...

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My lathe journeys. #18: ... More pecan. A bowl this time.

02-16-2015 09:03 PM by JoeinGa | 5 comments »

Glued 2 small slabs of pecan together, one piece has a pretty nasty crack in it. I’m gonna try using a mix of superglue and sawdust to fix this one....Once I had the basic shape coming along, I tried mixing superglue and sawdust together BEFORE putting it in the crack. BZZZZZZZ!! Wrong answer. It sets up too fast to be able to work with it. Figured out the trick is to put DRY sawdust in the crack , then drizzle the glue into it, and repeat this process several times to build it up. (A...

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Mongo: my first real workbench #3: A look at joinery

03-30-2017 04:41 PM by TheRiflesSpiral | 7 comments »

As I mentioned before I’m planning to assemble Mongo without fasteners. I’m not exactly schooled in the fine art of joinery but I do watch a fair number of YouTube videos and I’ve been following Chris Hall's excellent work for some time. I appreciate his unique blend of traditional joinery design and modern manufacturing methods. With the top completely laminated and glued to the tool tray, my first bit of joinery will be the ribs that support the top from underneath. The...

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Closing The Flat Top Box

03-12-2015 11:09 PM by Texcaster | 3 comments »

Another use for laminated linings, drying racks. I like a laminated lining, a very strong component at a critical junction. However, guitars have been made, with great success, for a long time now with kerfed linings Once the top went on I couldn’t help but think of the guitar as a big chocolate cake. The neck is Mahogany and Silver Ash. ( not an ash at all but very strong and hard ) If you are making one neck block, might as well make four. The shoulders on the neck...

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Dovetail....Need I Say More?

05-19-2010 12:56 AM by HighRockWoodworking | 5 comments »

Dovetail… is there another word in woodworking that brings more reaction and sense of nostalgia? The word alone has come to mean craftsmanship and brings back memories of the past. For myself I picture an old master in his shop taking time to layout and mark each tail, meticulously cutting with smooth strokes of the saw, marking and cutting the pins for a tight fit, and then adjusting the cuts with a razor sharp chisel to make sure the joint comes together perfectly. The amazing part is th...

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