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Hardwood lumber grading.

05-30-2007 12:38 AM by Karson | 7 comments »

I’ve been trying to find the formula for grading hardwood for Select and #1 Common and #2 Common. I finally found it and downloaded it to my computer. It’s here. Or e-mail me and I’ll send you a copy. I’m sure that WoodButcher has many copies all around his place, but you maybe too far to drive to pick one up.

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #1281: Getting Caught Up

04-01-2014 10:35 AM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 5 comments »

It’s funny how even though we weren’t able to make the trip to Saratoga Springs, I still feel like I was falling behind with things. I think that all the planning and packing and anticipation of leaving home for a week really took a toll on me. Fortunately, I had met all my deadlines with my magazine prior to leaving. That was one thing off of my mind. Another good thing was that we made sure that our wholesalers were in good shape and that they were completely updated with al...

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Trestle dining table #5: Putting on finish and assembling the base

02-08-2013 05:05 AM by moshel | 2 comments »

after lots of considerations and tests, i decided to use diluted white acrylic (10 water to one acrylic but your mileage may vary as acrylics are very different one from the other). I brushed it on and wiped it off. the result at first looked like nothing happened but as it dried out it became nicely white. this is how it looks compared to a piece of the same material: and a closeup : the process is very fool proof and easy. just beware of drips… in retrospect i should have dri...

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Toy costruction #71: Hummer working on the grill

07-01-2016 10:12 PM by htl | 9 comments »

It’s funny I already had the grill made and it still took me all day to get er done.Here’s what I had done yesterday. Here’s what it looks like this evening. And here’s what happened in between. I don’t have any head lights so made some up.I was over at Hobby Lobby looking for some head lights and no joy but they did have some bowls that looked promising so lets see what we can come up with. At the bottom of the second picture is the bowls but it ...

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Dust Collector Part 2

02-29-2012 03:45 PM by DevilDogNurse | 2 comments »

OK…. So, after fashioning the cone, I had to break out the epoxy and glue everything together Here I’ve got the epoxy and parts laid out…. Organization will set you free! (Eventually I’ll learn some) Then to mix the epoxy! I know it looks like snot, but it IS epoxy! I bought 60 min epoxy because this is the first time i’ve built one of these… I wanted plenty of time to screw this up! After everything was glued up, I used RTV to seal the whole un...

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"Behind Blue Eyes" #4: Eye brows and base

10-02-2011 06:22 AM by mpounders | 6 comments »

It took a bit, but I think I finally have the eye brows like I want them. I carefully drew them out and measured and researched them and did a bunch of thinks before I started cutting wood. I used a really small v gouge and carefully cut them in, making sure the hairs pointed properly. And I didn’t like it….didn’t look right, was too dark. So I tried my bristle sander and several other things to fix it up. I finally took knife in hand and cut them off and started over. I had...

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Learning to Sharpen #1: Intro and Goals

08-11-2013 07:31 PM by Mark Colan | 2 comments »

Introduction I have mainly been a power tool woodworker, but at some point chisels and planes begin to seem useful. In particular, I don’t want to buy a power planer. I already had a small block plane and some chisels from my Dad, and one I bought, that need work. I never liked hand tools like these because they seem so difficult to use. Well, of course they are not, so long as they are properly sharpened, but I have never done that. I also own some nice kitchen knives that could...

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Deal Watch -- Deep Discounts #1: Irwin Clamps

06-30-2014 07:05 AM by Jasonjenkins | 2 comments »

First blog entry! ENDS TODAY (6/30) I seem to come across some pretty stellar deals in my woodworking tool obsession and I though I would share my good finds with my fellow Lumberjocks. Mostly the deals will be from Lowes, Home Depot and Woodcraft. SO the find I wanted to share was IRWIN 12-in Bar Clamp! Lowes has been running them buy one get one free- but this week they are simply HALF OFF. ($10) A good find and while you are there picking some up- look around for Bessey clamps....

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So you want to go pro #2: Business Plan or not to Business Plan

01-06-2008 02:07 AM by odie | 3 comments »

Shame on us, we don’t have a business plan. Never did and never will have one. We knew what we wanted to accomplish. Banks and loan institutions insist on you having a business plan. All professional people (lawyers, accountants, and the like) will advise you to have one. I didn’t need a loan to get started, but if you are one that does need a loan, start writing. A bank will want to know that you have all of your ducks in a row. This business plan will be put in front of loan and management ...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #1335: Random Acts of Kindness

06-11-2014 11:24 AM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 4 comments »

Yesterday was a rather dull and dreary day. I know it is part of spring, and that we need rain in order for our world to function, but I found myself feeling 'blah' nonetheless.  I am certain that another factor to my somber mood was seeing the three Mounties from nearby New Brunswick were being laid to rest. It was a violent week in both Canada and the United States and it was hard not to feel pretty down about the state of our world. I will never understand the senseless violen...

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