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A Strategy for Woodworking #20: Joinery Choices

08-21-2014 08:19 PM by Gary Rogowski | 0 comments »

The value of a classical education is in the laying of a foundation for your work to follow. One learns joinery in order to learn accuracy plus patience and the myriad ways there are to build. For instance, there are a dozen or more ways to build a box, but each situation requires an evaluation and then a decision. Your decision on joinery will depend upon factors like your knowledge or skill, the available tooling options, economy or speed, enjoyment, and finally how late the project is. [If...

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Machine restoration #3: More cleaning... And a "dry assembly"

01-08-2015 02:30 PM by CreekOne | 0 comments »

So, after a day of cleaning and a night of sleep I just have to say, Shame on you who don’t clean your tools regularly! I tend to clean my hand tools every quite often, Nomi, Nokogiri and Ganna every time I have used them. Sharpening I do all the time as I do work a lot of Western Red Cedar. Try cutting perfect dovetails with a less than 10000 grit sharpened Nomi. So this is about my new old machine and how the renovation goes on… So why am I ranting about this?Well remember...

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Rolltop Desk - The Build #4: Drawers

03-08-2015 11:40 PM by Randy Sharp | 0 comments »

It’s time to┬ámake parts for the six drawers. The original plans called for birch plywood for the sides and backs This would be a snap with 1/2” plywood, but I decided to use solid wood, knowing that it would require at least on full day just to prepare the parts. After re-sawing some boards, gluing up others and a lot of planing, the parts are ready. The Porter Cable 4210 from Lowe’s is the perfect tool for making dovetails. The great thing about this jig is tha...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #1555: Smaller Bites

05-19-2015 11:38 AM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 3 comments »

Not everyone likes the same things. I know I am stating the obvious, but sometimes, as much as we do realize it, we forget that.I am no different. I see something I like and I find myself assuming that everyone I meet will like it as well. Be it food, a movie or even artwork or techniques. But having a partner like Keith helps keep me looking at things using realistic eyes. He and I are very opposite in our tastes and preferences. There is an old saying that 'opposites attract' and I ...

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Ruminations, Philosophy, and Workshop Antics.......... #13: Lumberjocks Mentored Projects

03-01-2010 04:01 AM by Jim Bertelson | 11 comments »

My Super Sled is the demo item for this discussion: This continues to be a technically interesting thing to build. Of course, I started out with a simple design more like Neil’s, but everyone has urged me to add all the gizmos…........and every gizmo prolongs the build. So LJ’s has slowed me down, but I will end up with a more versatile device. I don’t know if LJ’s is gonna be a help or a hindrance in whatever the final product is like…......but I am ...

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Project with the Kids #1: A Small Bench

07-27-2008 08:17 PM by darryl | 7 comments »

My two younger girls (ages 7 & 4) are always interested in working on a project in the basement with their dad. Most of the time they are gluing sawdust to a piece of scrap wood. This time around I thought I would try and do something a little more involved with them. We decided to build them a kid sized bench using some of the scrap plywood I’ve got laying around. With a bit of searching through the piles, we were able to find some pieces that would work without much cutting ...

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Zerust Anti-Rust Liners #1: Table Saw Rust Protection

05-05-2013 12:59 PM by JohnH2889 | 0 comments »

I just signed w/Lumberjocks…I have a new Steel City table saw, model 35990C, and am concerned about table top rust. My saw is kept in my unheated Wisconsin garage, and the temperature/humidity can have fairly wide fluctuations. I read a few entries concerning Zerust anti-rust liners, particularly the Zerust lined plywood cover made by CueballRosendaul. My question is: Has anyone used Zerust liners for rust protection?...and…Does it seem to work? I can be reached at

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Adjustable emergency (sort of) split top Rhubarb bench

03-10-2014 05:11 PM by Mike Throckmorton | 3 comments »

I don’t have a long bench. I have two short benches owing to going from a space rich environment allowing two 7 ft benches to a space sparse environment, not allowing. Gave one away, cut the other in half (some reconstruction involved), adding wheels. Which is fine. Worked great for a couple of years but then my eldest daughter requested the construction of a tall, wide but very not deep (sort of like a bookcase for soup cans) pantry to roll in/out next to her fridge. Did desi...

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sawdust chronicles challenge #1: need a little advice

09-11-2010 03:21 PM by BigTiny | 7 comments »

Greetings all. Well, the plans are coming along, but I’ve hit a bit of a roadblock. To make the Rubik’s cube pedestal I will need six different colors, and they must be different enough to stand out against each other. This could be hard to do if I stick with natural wood, so I’ve been thinking of going with a single species with a light color such as white oak or maple, then dye it. I want the grain to be obvious, so something transparent is in order, plus, to keep wi...

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Window seat #1:

04-30-2012 01:15 PM by Alan52 | 4 comments »

This is a build as you go project. I build a little.move it into the house for a fitting, then back to work. I an in the possess of staining and shellacking now.

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