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pics for routing tip (REVISED)

04-05-2008 12:47 PM by dlcarver | 10 comments »

Here is a tip for some jocks who have to do a lot of routing on smaller and quick projects, especially if they are making small signs. This tip can be used on larger projects as well with a little adaptation. I learned of this from a little old sign maker about 30 years ago. I met him at a craft show…. I was carving and he was making signs. He was routing signs on the table top without using any clamps. I thought, “Boy is that cool or what? ” What he did was take two strips...

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Cutting Board Learning #2: Making Progress

07-25-2008 08:06 AM by Davidramsey03 | 9 comments »

BEFORE I START, IF YOU READ THIS, AND CAN OFFER ADVICE, I’D LOVE TO HEAR IT. THANKS IN ADVANCE!!!!! Ok, after collecting information from a couple key people, and looking carefully at my pieces, I’ve moved on to Sample #2. First things first. NEW CLAMPS!!!!! Not the best, but all I could get for now. On to business. More blanks, 10 this time. For these, I used a sanding block and norton 3x sandpaper. This was slow, but quiet as it was about 9:00PM when I started, and I’...

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Bunk Beds: XL Twin over Queen; Cherry and Walnut #3: The rails

12-27-2011 01:04 AM by Lee Barker | 2 comments »

Once I milled the rails, I added accent strips top and bottom. The strips are overwide, trued with a flush trim router bit. I revamped the template to fit over the ends of the rails. Somwhere along in here I milled the top and bottom rails for the heads and feet. By now you’ve surmised that there are actually two sets here—two queens, two twins.

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More Tops

05-28-2012 10:22 PM by Bob A in NJ | 7 comments »

Had some time to kill today so made a few more laminated tops. Bob May 28 2012

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My 2008 "Not Just Any Box" Winter Awards #4: A few more pictures

01-14-2008 08:26 PM by Dick, & Barb Cain | 15 comments »

I finished sanding the exterior portion of the box down to 320 grit. Then applied one coat of mineral oil. Boy did that make the grain standout. I used Mineral Oil because it has no affect on Barb’s allergies. Otherwise it would have to stay out in my shop for a month. The dimensions are, Height = 8” Width = 7” Depth = 4” I’ll add some beeswax, for the final coats. Now to finish making the drawer. The back & front will be entirely diffe...

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My First Workbench #1: Intro

03-31-2016 12:25 AM by GrumpyCub | 6 comments »

Hello all! This is my first blog post as a Lumberjocks member so it is sort of an introduction/project progress post.I got into wood working years ago in high school, and even worked at a cabinet shop for a brief period right out of high school. Recently I built a shop in my back yard and have slowly been getting back into the wood working hobby. This blog will show my progress on my first wood working bench and I would appreciate any feedback. It has taken me a long time to decide to j...

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A solution, knot!

03-21-2009 02:30 AM by Dr_Unix | 2 comments »

I found this on Design*Sponge and thought it would be an interesting way to hide knots in wood…paint a silhouette or something over it.

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Shop #1: Shop tool cabinet

08-22-2008 03:00 AM by clasher | 8 comments »

My first try at a wall cabinet for my shop. The case is constructed using maple with simple dado and rabbet joints. The door frame is maple and the panels are hardboard. I still need to add some holders for the rest of my hand tools. But I did just get around to routing the pulls.

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Entering the home stretch....

08-29-2014 08:18 AM by ajw1978 | 2 comments »

Don’t want to jinx it by gloating too much, but coming into the end of my most satisfying accomplishment yet. Building a trophy/plaque/award in honor of a lost friend. A last minute thing that had to be ready to go Sunday morning. Tapped the bullpen and called in the old man, who introduced me to Rockler where I found two pieces of walnut crotch that I said would “make do.” Sanded. Stained. Somehow, put a perfect edge on the base with the router; didn’t screw up the...

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Building a Dream - my 1st real workshop #1: Building the shell

03-26-2008 12:41 AM by Yettiman | 10 comments »

The time had come after five years of night classes (2 hours once a week) to get my first workshop.. A few dinners out with the wife, plus the promise of unlimited furnture, to her exacting (well I can at least promise) requirements, and I had the budget $6,000 (£3,000) to include everything Building, Tools & Setup costs. I negociated with a local farmer for permission to have my Workroom next to some stables, my own land being too small. The land was a little damp After w...

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