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Afraid to use wood my wood!

02-21-2018 09:28 PM by Craftsman on the lake | 14 comments »

A little fun with the title but basically I’m flummoxed here. Back when I was in college, in the mid 70’s, I used to make guitars for fun and profit. I was a graduate of the Maine school of Luthiery at the time. I actually payed most of my college with it. After several years I got married, had kids, etc… you know the routine. And stopped all that stuff for awhile. In the last 15 years I’ve gotten back to woodworking but not guitars. Back then I had in my mind th...

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Repurposing a Bookcase

02-21-2018 09:57 AM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 0 comments »

I took a bookcase that I found on the side of the road and turned it into a hand plane and saw till storage spot. Used a 1×4 and 1/2” sheet of plywood.

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PanaVise Restoration

02-20-2018 11:16 PM by twoblacklabs | 6 comments »

A few months ago, I traveled to Ohio to pickup an Incra LS Positioner off of Craigslist (less than 100 miles). The nice fella took the time to give a tour of his extravagant basement shop. (Wish I had photos to share). A retired engineer, he took great pride in his shop. He also gave me a box of junked Panavises as he didn’t have time to do anything with them. Not one to say no, I took the box with no clue as to what I would do with them. In fact, until he showed me the box, I had never...

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Making a Desk #1: Milling and Joinery

02-20-2018 10:24 PM by Jerome | 3 comments »

This is a blog of a desk that I am in the process of making. I have never made a desk, and the closest price of furniture that I made was my built-in cabinets for my living room. That’s was made of whatever quality materials that I could find and I learned a lot. Basically my table saw, miter saw were the only tools that I used. This one is different. It is all solid Cherry with the exception of the drawer bottoms and cabinet sides. This one is a particularly significant because it ...

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More tools in the shop #1: New Larger Table Saw (Delta unisaw)

02-20-2018 08:15 PM by Plasmon360 | 3 comments »

This is my first time on lumberjocks and am new to woodworking. I converted my 2 car garage to a wood shop with basic woodworking power tools (bandsaw, planer, jointer, table saw, router and sander) that will help me with woodworking. I was not confident that I my continue woodworking as hobby so I never paid more than 150 dollars for a single used tool. Have been lucky so far in finding good deals. Among them is a Bt3000 Ryobi table saw that was given to me by someone for free who inherit...

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Buying Guide a Perfect Knife

02-20-2018 05:45 PM by Enrique B Pauly | 0 comments »

Using Knife In Our Daily Life. Hey, Guess In this Article I am written about an awesome and most important tool or weapon whatever you want to call it. The most common name is the knife.Yes, Knife id the most using and amazing tools for your indoors and outdoors activities works. In daily life morning to evening this tool is using in various ways in different kinds of tasks. There are many kinds of knife that are available in the market. Some of them having a specific name and design, b...

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One piece furniture #1: Willow Oak wing back chair....

02-20-2018 04:56 PM by Humanbackhoe | 0 comments »

Hi all….I started cutting on an 800 pound log in October and then let it rest and re-equalize the moisture for 3 1/2 months. The last 3 days have been a concerted effort to finish, and it is shaped down to about 275 pounds. A chainsaw with a 16” bar did most of the initial shaping. Since then, a host of tools from the dark corners of my shop came into play… Thanks for seeing…Andrew

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Minimizing, De-Cluttering, and Simplifying The Workshop #6: How Much Wood Can A Wood-Chucker Chuck.....

02-20-2018 03:21 PM by handsawgeek | 2 comments »

About half. This week in the handsawgeek shop, it was time for thinning out the ol’ wood pile. And what a mess ‘twas.Donning my old leather work gloves, and cranking up some Joe Satriani on the stereo, I pulled out every single piece of stock I own, examined it, and placed it in either a ‘save’ or ‘pitch’ pile.It’s amazing how many old, twisted, nasty boards have found their way into the shop over the years. Most of it was dumpster-dove dimensiona...

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Butterfly Spline inlay on a Kanna Dai

02-19-2018 03:24 PM by Lemongrasspicker | 2 comments »

This is a repair that is often done when a Kanna has a split or check in the wood. Rather than simply filling it with epoxy and/or superglue, it is way better to use a mechanical connection to repair the crack and ensure that it doesn’t expand or get worse in the following years. View on YouTube The key for these (literally) is to make the spline as strong as possible, and to ensure that it stays put, it does need to be glued in place. The maker of this dai is a gentleman named J...

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Handy tools #1: Miter Jack

02-19-2018 01:38 PM by Dave Polaschek | 12 comments »

A few months ago, I bought a miter jack, thinking that I would need to be making some 45 degree miters for the upcoming box swap. Since then, I’ve changed my plans for what I’m going to build (I got better at dovetails, mostly) and might not be doing miters, but figured that I would play with my miter jack a little before I get started on the box construction for the swap. After all, who doesn’t enjoy a little procrastination? For those who aren’t familiar, a miter ...

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