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Kharma, and my thrift store state of mind......

01-09-2010 09:55 PM by Hooligan__j | 6 comments »

A few weeks ago, I was driving by a local thrift store, when I saw this: I wanted to take a closer look, and so quickly (and extremely legally) I turned around and headed back to the store. I love thrift stores, as they appeal to my innate desire to be a (as my wife so lovingly refers to me) spendthrift penny pinching lout. But anyway, I digress. I drove up to the store, and took a look at the cabinet, and my initial thought (the one that made me very safely, and legally turn around) ...

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Top Ten Best Times to Buy a Power Tool

01-03-2007 03:50 AM by Tim | 25 comments »

I thought it would be tasteless to post this under Mr. Tool Crib’s new thread, seeing as the conversation there is a bit tense. So here it is, the top ten best times to buy a power tool… Number 10. When it’s on saleNumber 9. Days that end in “y” Number 8. When the blade gets dullNumber 7. Right after the neghbor gets a new power toolNumber 6. Right after I figure out how to use the last one I boughtNumber 5. When the lumber pile starts taking up car spaceNumb...

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My lathe journeys. #36: ... Dang! That was a hard "catch" !

08-30-2015 12:23 AM by JoeinGa | 10 comments »

So I’m turning my latest bowl. It’ll be the biggest one yet that I’ve done. Everything is going along fairly well and I can only guess ( in hindsight ) that I must have shifted my weight and leaned in a bit too much, because all of a sudden … BANG! The tool catches and next thing I know I’m holding only HALF of the tool! YIKES! Made me jump when it happened. .Looking at the pix you can see that my glue joint actually held, it was the walnut that snapped. .......

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Old Tools and re-used lumber !

07-26-2010 02:04 PM by canadianchips | 1 comment »

We finally “Both” had the week-end “off” at the same time, of course my schedule is quite flexible, I am the stay at home grandpa, just had to tell little people that we are gone, can’t babysit this weekend. Packed up the travel van and we are off ! Left after work Friday and drove North till it got dark,no plan. The local campground in that area had a sign up in parking lot, no overnight vehicles on parking lot. (Walmart these days whats happing eh ?) So we did...

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Roll Around Tool Cabinet #7: Frame Parts: Grooves and Stub Tenons

01-28-2017 07:14 AM by HappyHowie | 0 comments »

The last few days I have been milling and producing the frame parts for this frame and panel construction tool cabinet. The frame and panels are placed on the back of the case and the four doors on the front on the case; the two small doors on the top that cover adjustable shelves and the two large or long doors below. Inside these two long doors are seven drawers on the right side of the case and several adjustable shelves on the left side of the case. The drawers consist of a large o...

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Hawkesbury Woodcraft Co-op, Expressions in Wood 2014 #3: Some favourites 1

09-02-2014 09:53 PM by icemanhank | 0 comments »

Welsh Love Spoon by David Stanley, David also won the ‘Super Foot’ competition that I had my native flute entered in, there were some great items displayed in the super foot but the clock David made was a spectacular piece of carving. I will post a pic of David’s clock on a later blog. Here is the love spoon he displayed;

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Shaker Table Sideboard Pt. 3-Basic Milling

08-20-2012 01:16 AM by NewEnglandsWoodWorks | 2 comments »

Part 3 of the Shaker Table Sideboard series-this video contains picking the the lumber and milling

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Day 3

03-02-2007 05:40 AM by DaveC | 2 comments »

Well the glue is dry. I take the clamps off, clean up the backside with a rasp (remove the hard glue drippings so I have a flat surface) and on the bandsaw I cut off the excess. Then I turn the bow on it’s side and plan the side flat. Now I can mark off the handle area and cut it out with the band saw. (Alright now I have to go upstairs and get the camera before I get too far along.) Now to get the basic shape I clean up the sides with the rasp and plane. Periodically picking...

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Timber framing #1: Laying out a simple curve

06-01-2015 02:00 AM by Catlike | 0 comments »

I downloaded a free set of plans for timber-framed sawhorses from Timberframe Headquarters. The plans call for a curved cut-out on the bottom side of each base piece. I was thinking it was too much trouble to lay out and cut these, but I remembered some how-to from the boat-building books I read last year, and I decided I wanted to try laying out and fairing a curve. First, I used a sector, story sticks, and my L-square to find and mark the middle of the base. The sector saved me from h...

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Beginner Plane Restoration #4: Flattening and Sharpening

06-03-2015 07:50 PM by bbasiaga | 0 comments »

Part 4. The restoration is basically complete. You can see me flatten the bottom, and begin my skill development in the sharpening department. Frustration and success abound! The last part will come along shortly with one more problem I didn’t realize I had until some fellow LJs helped me diagnose the problem. https://youtu.be/2PaiddSj6H8 -Brian

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