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A House Warming Gift #6: Wrapping Up....

04-11-2009 04:30 AM by littlecope | 3 comments »

Well, I got to help with the move itself which took me out of town for a day, and I didn’t have to stare at the still-drying letters all day! :-) When I got back, they were finally dry enough. So, after a good nap yesterday, to rest these old bones, I started by removing the tape and positioning the words on the sign.There’s still a little stick-um left from the tape on the bottom, and that helps after eyeballing them into place. They don’t slip and slide around. Since the w...

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Cranky Sailor Workshop - The retirement chest #5: Finish follies

05-23-2011 08:47 PM by DynaBlue | 0 comments »

Prefinishing the panels was a given due to the fact that they are a free floating trapped panel. If they’d been finished in place then humidity changes would have caused them to swell and shrink beyond the position they were assembled in and left me an ugly witness line. That wouldn’t do at all. Another consideration is the stink. Oil finishing leaves an aroma for weeks or months until the finish finally cures and all the solvent is gone. That isn’t such an issue on the...

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LJs meetings in Paris,France #1: Beers with MaFe

01-16-2011 11:58 PM by Sodabowski | 12 comments »

Well in fact Mads already said it all, so I’ll merely add two of the few pictures I took. The posers Lord Mads, proud Canon shooter and definately someone interesting, knowledgeable, and very nice to hang out with :)

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Art Deco TV Table #5: Veneering, The Inside Story - Make a Saddle (Pommel)

11-28-2015 04:01 AM by newTim | 7 comments »

I called it a saddle, but it is more like a pommel as in gymnastics’ pommel horse. Whatever. In order to veneer the inside of the curved drawer fronts, and ensure adequate clamping pressure at all points, I had to make a perfectly matching curved form or block to press against. While I had never done this before, I relied on memory of several of David Marks’ Woodworks TV shows and videos where he described the process and key elements. The goal is to make the block undersized ...

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A journey into the workshop. #35: Found the floor. Need to rest, and try again tomorrow....

12-31-2009 05:26 AM by dbhost | 5 comments »

Well, I found the floor, at least the parts not covered with fencing material (still). Tomorrow is another wet and dreary day, so back in the shop I go with the heat on, and get back to cleaning, discarding junk, and organizing… I grabbed my measurements for the space the lathe cabinet / ballast cabinet needs to be in, and am taking that into Sketchup during slow time over the next few days. The cabinet is going to end up made out of 3/4” and 1/2” Birch ply, because th...

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Camera lens

04-13-2008 10:19 PM by Don Kondra | 3 comments »

Geez, I thought I was done with shopping/research :) Seems that once you have your background and lighting down pat the next step is better glass. Keep in mind when I originally purchased my camera I didn’t consider it might be necessary to upgrade the lens. I did understand I may need a different lens for landscape shots for instance. Through this process I’ve come across various sites that show images from one end to the other of the range of a particular lens. I’...

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GRR-RIPPER GR100 Giveaway!

01-21-2015 09:03 PM by woodshopmike | 1 comment »

Just thought I’d share the love over here! I’m running a giveaway for a GRR-RIPPER GR100. The giveaway is restricted to US and Canada. You can enter on my blog at or on my facebook page at Good luck y’all!

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Building a Chevalet de Marqueterie #4: making progress

12-06-2013 05:53 PM by JeremyPringle | 14 comments »

Picking up from where I left off.. I marked out the shape of the seat, and used my Wenzloff rip saw to cut the sides away.. Wow… now that’s tracking a line! I could not tell at what angel the rear leg is beveled at, so I guessed at 10° Then I cut rabbet and dado for the front leg and the stretcher.. Then the rabbet and dado for the rear leg and stretcher.. Ta-da!! Then after jointing the seat, I marked out and cut the front leg to seat tenon. Then the r...

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random #32: Rockler's March "2010 Master Catalog for Woodworkers"

02-27-2010 12:29 PM by Gary Fixler | 7 comments »

Anyone get this in the mailbox this week? I was impressed. Every monthly Rockler catalog is 147 pages long with a simple, stapled binding. This one has a square, glued binding with no staples, and is 195 pages long. Too, every previous catalog I’ve received over the last 3 years is in the company’s blue and maple-ish tan coloring. Sometimes the heading bar and Rockler text inside it are a reverse of these two colors, but usually not. However, this one is all-white, of a much heavi...

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End grain cutting boards

03-29-2015 01:11 PM by Farrout | 7 comments »

I’ve recently started making end grain cutting boards.My first board was made of 3/4” cherry I salvaged from an old dinning table. I found three leaves at a flea market and cut them into 3/4×3/4 squares and started the glue up.The results were not bad. I learned a lot from that project. Next I got some live oak that had been cut down on my property.The trees had been cut down more than a year ago.I made 1×1 x 24 boards from that and again did the glue up. After I ...

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