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Responce to my show questions.

11-16-2011 02:25 PM by Eagle1 | 5 comments »

Thanks for all the imput my fellow Lumberjocks. To answer a few questions. The first show I did make back my booth fee which was $25.00. The second show was $25.00 but I paid it with a rolling pin. The one that I will be at this friday is $25.00. My pens range from $12.00 to $30.00 for the bullet pens. Cutting boards the oak ones are $10.00 and $15.00. The butcher block is $90.00. The bowls are various prices depending on what kinda wood.I also had hair sticks that were 3 for $10.00 they are ...

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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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Stuff I Find in Indiana

09-03-2011 06:24 PM by Eric | 6 comments »

Today I found and ancient Montgomery Ward 32” lathe with a newer set of nice Craftsman turning tools ($35 for all). Its tough as an ox. I hope to steal the motor from my 1982 Duracraft drill press to mount on this lathe.

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Bandsaw Bowl

01-02-2010 04:29 PM by PG_Zac | 0 comments »

Yes BOWL not BOX. My first project for 2010. I’ve wanted a lathe for a very long time (ever since I trained in a metal workshop), but haven’t had the free funds to justify the purchase. Many LJ’s are very inventive, so I thought I’d have a go at something new – a Bandsaw Bowl. It was actually quite easy to achieve, but I’m stuck on how to finish the item. Should I use oil? varnish? something else? All ideas would be welcomed. Here is the bowl d...

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a grumpy ol' screwdriver, and a good day in the shop

03-05-2007 03:39 AM by scottb | 8 comments »

In working out the details for the new and improved screwdrivers, I spotted this piece of maple, just hanging out on the lathe. Yes Frank it spoke to me… a screwdriver it wanted to be… Yes a rustic maple 6-in-1 screwdriver, perfect for the winters gloved hands! Apparently this hasn’t changed its outlook on life yet, so this is gonna go for a spin once the epoxy has cured a bit, and see if I can’t change its demeanor. Meanwhile, as far as repairing ...

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001: maple lazy susan #3: finishing work begins

02-25-2009 02:34 PM by Gary Fixler | 3 comments »

Getting close to the end here, and I finally locked down my simple finishing schedule. Here’s how it’s looking right now: It looks a little blotchy, and it is, but that will be healed up soon, I believe. Here’s what you’re seeing so far, and what I did tonight: 1) light sanding to break the edges a bit, refine a few things, tack-cloth away the dust2) very light foam brush coat of Zinssler® Bulls Eye® SealCoat™, w/ 45 minute dry time3) light sanding with 150-g...

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Understanding Common Solvents

10-12-2012 01:29 AM by GarageWoodworks | 1 comment »

I published this on my website a few months back and thought I’d share here. An Introduction from a Chemist’s Perspective What is a solvent? In the simplest of terms, a solvent is a liquid that dissolves another substance (liquid, solid or gas). The best way to understand solvents is to think of them in terms of ‘water-like’ or ‘oil-like’. You could also apply the old ‘like dissolves like’ saying. This simply means that greasy solvents prefer to dissolve greasy substances (so...

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Weekend Bench #4: Rounding 2nd

12-30-2008 05:51 AM by dsb1829 | 2 comments »

Okay, so another 8hr day in the books. Again I am humbled by what I can get done in a day. And again I see that a better plan would have taken a lot less time to accomplish the tasks I did today. Well, the day started with some remorse over yesterdays hasty apron glue up and lumber sizing. I had intentionally left the aprons proud of the bench to flush trim. This isn’t normally a problem on a light duty bench. But for this weekend warrior bench I have to flush trim aprons that a...

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Accu-Head Helical Head Replacement #2: Cold weather + Tight Bearings = fun

01-15-2010 02:07 AM by mckenziedrums | 0 comments »

I spent 2 hours today trying to bang out the bearings on the old cutter head… What should have been a relatively easy install resulted in me having to nearly tear apart the entire planer so that I could get a punch to the far side of the head and start beating the crap out of the bearing. The good news is that finally the bearing started to move and I was able to remove the old cutter head. The bad news is that I sheered off the locking mechanism trying to remove the bolt that holds ...

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Apiary #9: Installed my first honey super

07-09-2014 08:57 PM by CueballRosendaul | 5 comments »

I just opened up the hive and installed my first honey super on top. These are slightly shorter boxes that the bees store honey in instead of brood (typically). Some people use a queen excluder to keep her from laying brood in the honey super, but I’m not too worried about that at this point. In searching for information about the timing of honey flows and such, I found a great resource at the site of the Kalamazoo Bee Club, it’s a Calendar of Activity for Beekeepers. I̵...

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