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Diamond stones may be a woodworkers best friend

03-18-2012 11:59 PM by jjw5858 | 8 comments »

I went back and forth…agonizing for a few weeks actually…..do I get these? do I not??...and on and on. Finally…after more than enough study I went for it and hit the pay button….lol. These are not cheap. These are DMT diamond stones 10×3 extra coarse, coarse, fine and extra fine. I also purchased a bench strop with green honing compound. I made a little plywood movable work station, routed out the relieved areas with my stanley 71 hand router (that was a wor...

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Woodworking Journal #1: Michigan Woodworks --- My Woodworking Shop and Story

11-16-2008 04:19 PM by DonFaulk0517 | 4 comments »

Welcome to my woodworking shop and story. This is my first blog and I hope to provide an ongoing status of my workshop and woodworking endeavors in this blog. This is “my story” of a hobby I enjoyed many years ago but became detached from due to my responsibilities at my full-time “real” job. I will update this whenever I can. For me, this is my retreat… my workshop is in my garage on my three arces in the woods with a 1/4 acre pond. Wildlife heaven, with dear, turkeys, and many other anim...

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I am humbled!

01-24-2011 07:54 AM by oleCB | 13 comments »

I don’t know where to really start as this is really my first blog here on LJ! I have been looking as as much of your work as I can and still get some few things done around here. I am way out of my league or better yet, Your work is fantastic!!!!!!! I’ve considered myself a craftsman and done carpenter work for over 45 years. I started as a teen building houses with my dad. After I got out of the Navy, (carpenter there too) I joined the carpenter’s union and did most...

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Daily Update #74: July 21, 2010 Make-a-wish finished

07-21-2010 03:52 PM by Chris Davis | 0 comments »

I finished up the batman bed for Make-A-Wish. I started it late Monday and it needed to go out today to make the Next Monday make-over deadline. It turned out great! Now I need to get back on track with my scheduled projects. Today I’ll work on getting the Cherry pre-cut murphy bed ready to ship. This is one that the customer will build themself but I give them a little head start. I pre-cut the boards, edge the endgrain, sand them up, and drill most holes. After that I’...

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Making a raised panel trunk in eCabinets #2: Using stretchers to create the raised panel components

10-13-2014 10:49 AM by ScottM1 | 0 comments »

Hello everyone. Today I have the first video on how to draw a raised panel trunk in ecabinets. In this video I will take you step by step in installing the stretchers that will be the rails and stiles as well as the raised panels for the trunk. Check it out and let me know what you think. Raised Panel trunk part1http://youtu.be/1APWzj5kZnc

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Using SketchUp to design an end table

08-05-2013 05:47 PM by nobuckle | 0 comments »

In this video I use SketchUp to design an end table. I’ll fore-warn you that it’s nearly an hour long. There are probably faster ways to do this in SketchUp but this is how I did it. I hope you find it helpful.

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Low budget + low skill = sharp chisels

03-28-2014 06:55 PM by Lukas | 0 comments »

There is no discussion about the fact that sharp tools are a must in woodworking but when it comes to the methods of sharpening or the quality of tools necessary, the fight is on. Be it sharpening by hand or with a sharpening station that raises the value of your house by 20%, a newcomer in tool sharpening can easily get confused. I too worried for a long time that without serious investment in both extreme high quality tools and the corresponding sharpening implements I would be doomed to us...

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An interesting link for those Festoolians!

05-23-2007 02:46 AM by David | 20 comments »

This is a great link to check out if you are what Mot calls a Festoolian. I won’t spoil the surprise . . . just click the link below. McFeelys Festool

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #1028: Time to Paint!

05-07-2013 10:51 AM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 6 comments »

Today’s post is going to be rather short. I did accomplish a great deal yesterday and finished up my drawing for the next project. Today I am going to cut the pieces out and begin the painting process. That is always fun for me. While I love the woodworking part of my job and really enjoy the scrolling, I also love doing the painting process on things, too. I am often torn between creating painting patterns and scrolling patterns and many times I try to do both versions of the sa...

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Contemporary TV Stand #3: A slight interruption, to put it mildly...

04-02-2011 08:05 PM by RDR | 5 comments »

Since my last post I have accomplished precisely zero on this project. A new project showed up that is taking up absolutely all my time. I’m pleased to introduce Norah June, born March 28 at 12:36 AM. She’s 8 lbs, 10 oz. of cute. So, there’s not a lot of woodworking going on lately. We both pretty much feel like this:

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