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Circle cutting #9: New cutting and sanding jigs ...

04-05-2011 11:32 AM by degoose | 17 comments »

With the big clean up and purchase of new equipment, I decided that the old ratty jigs had to go… and I have now built both a cutting jig and a sanding jig… Started with some Melamine… and then cut a dado in some Camphor for the sides… this will also help support the material… The lower part of the sides wraps around the table on the Bandsaw… and on the Disc Sander… using t-nuts and star knobs I attached cleats under the table to hold it in pla...

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Wenge Q

04-05-2011 08:42 AM by Alexey Khasyanov | 2 comments »


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Crafts Shows R Us #19: Online Sales in 2010

04-05-2011 05:01 AM by closetguy | 24 comments »

This is a continuation of my discussion on 2010 craft sales. The previous blog was getting a little lengthy and since I am switching gears, it seemed to be a good place to split the narrative. If you didn’t read the last one, you should after you finish this one (or preferably before). Just like the shows, my online sales doubled from 2009. A better economy made this possible. But I also had sales coming from sources that I have never experienced until last year. My only online store ...

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My 4th LJ Anniversary

04-05-2011 04:18 AM by Napaman | 19 comments »

Well…I just posted a project for the first time in a long time and realized last week I hit 4 years at LJ’s… I dont think I can add too much too my 3rd year anniversary except to say that I am still proud to be a member of this site…I still check in often although until the past week the last few months have been pretty sporadic…. This biggest change since last year—-I think I continue to learn a lot in the shop and from people here…and I think ...

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Shoe Bench #5: Varnish time

04-05-2011 02:42 AM by Jeremy Greiner | 0 comments »

Finishing the shoe bench took considerably longer than I had planned on. After a week of finishing,and a few lost days from tool assembly I decided that I would like to set up some sort of finishing area not in my garage so I can work on other items or just tinker around while the finish cures on my project. I did a quick setup on my enclosed patio area so now I can apply varnish on my projects and still tinker about in my garage. The picture isn’t very good because of the sunlig...

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Building my shop-- part 2

04-05-2011 02:36 AM by RKW | 6 comments »

Finally, i broke some ground.(Literally) I have roughly two months before im in operation, but actually seeing the concrete hit the ground is exciting. I dont have much to say other than YEEEHHHH!!! There are a total of 8 weld plates that were installed in 24”x24” peers. I guess this pretty standard, but it is more substantial than i had imagined. It is definately going to be solid. I ran two electric boxes and conduit in strategic locations. Hopefully the layout I ...

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Tool gloat: UNISAW! #1: Take it apart, clean it up, put parts on order

04-04-2011 11:56 PM by ic3ss | 5 comments »

Several years ago I bought my first table saw, a Delta shopmaster cheapo model. I think I paid $100 brand new at HD. I needed it to complete a wood molding job around the house. It worked for what I needed at the time, and afterwords, I actually avoided using it because it was such a POS. The throat plate is recessed about 1/16” below grade and stock always catches on it. Whatever, it was cheap and I got what I paid for I guess. Well, now I’m finding myself getting serious ...

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Chip Carving Class - Quilt Squares #14: Lesson 8 - Applying a Finish

04-04-2011 09:49 PM by MyChipCarving | 19 comments »

Applying a finish to your completed chip carving is a “make or break” step. Do it well and your chip carving comes to life and is something wonderful to behold. Do it poorly and your carving loses the beauty and the finish detracts from the chip carved design. Follow this lesson closely from start to finish and you’ll find success with each chip carving you complete from here on out. I call this the My Chip Carving Quick & Easy Finish Step 1 – Remove leftover...

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Workshop #1: Workshop in progress

04-05-2011 05:17 AM by thebarof | 1 comment »

Wil and I are sharing the garage space, for woodworking and motorcycle. And due to also sharing the garage with the cars this will be an exercise with space management (more like magic). The bike is also in transit, and he wants to enjoy it (norton 75 commando) first before he tears it apart and restores it, And my tools are also in transit before I can get them set up. And the planner, scrollsaw, saw, and a few others are stowed away in the garage cupboards. The bandsaw is also on its way...

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Evolution of a Shop #19: 672 Pairs of Shoes=No woodworking

04-04-2011 08:15 PM by Cory | 6 comments »

My 7 year old daughter decided about a month ago to have a shoe drive to try and collect shoes for Soles 4 Souls. If you don’t know anything about the organization, they take shoes in any condition and donate them to needy children and families around the world. Soles 4 Souls is trying to raise 11 million pairs of shoes in 2011. Zoe came to me and my wife and said, “if each kid at my school gave a pair, I could raise 300 pairs of shoes for kids who don’t have any”. ...

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