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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #255: I Need Some Lathe Advice

02-13-2011 02:22 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 8 comments »

I was very pleased at all the positive feedback that I received from the project yesterday. It really got me thinking about an entire new direction of designing. However, I am not going to try to kid you – I know absolutely nothing about lathe work. All I know is that you spin a piece of wood and use a chisel to remove material. That’s it. I don’t know how many of you remember me talking about my good friend Cari who first introduced me to the scroll saw. Her dad w...

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02-13-2011 12:49 PM by Metrotek | 12 comments »

I’ve been working feverishly on the bed canopy and this is why I haven’t posted of late. [Incidentally, hello everyone] Here are the latest photos of the canopy on the bed. It turned out to have a lot of parts that took awhile to create. Dozens of washers and glue on bosses. Problems that had to be solved. You name it. It certainly turned out to be more than the weekend project I thought it was going to be.The hoist trolley comes next once the canopy is co...

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Ancient Bucket Master Class with Stefang #3: I got sole

02-13-2011 12:21 PM by daltxguy | 6 comments »

Next step of building the plane to be used for planing the inside of the staves to make a wooden bucket – the traditional way. Today, I cleaned up the dowels and pins sticking out – paring it away with a chisel and then I added the sole finally. I used Mike’s (stefang) technique for measuring, marking and chopping out the opening in the sole to fit the curved blade. I don’t know if Mike was kidding when he said he chopped out the 45 degree ramp in the sole in 40 ...

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Has anyone heard a good woodworking joke lately [in memory of the walnut dealer]

02-13-2011 08:32 AM by Dave | 17 comments »

Did you here about the guy at the sawmill who had the whole left side of his body cut off? Don’t worry, he’s all right. Did you hear about the woodworker who died when he fell into a vat of varnish? It was a terrible end, but a beautiful finish Not a joke you tell, but rather, one you play. You look wistfully into the blue sky and say “hey! dad will be on the plane by now” Your companion will invariably ask “where’s he going?” You respond ...

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Outfitting the workshop #5: One of the inestimable pleasures of being a Lumberjock...making your own tools!

02-13-2011 07:42 AM by Mark Shymanski | 2 comments »

Well there are probably a lot of other things I should have covered in the outfitting of my shop before I posted this, but I’d probably never manage to post anything if I did it in chronological order :-) Any way I am working on a two step red oak step stool for my shop (I am hoping that Jenn sees it and determines the ugly metal one in the kitchen belongs in the shop and that this ‘ugly’ piece of shop furniture belongs in the house LOL!). The construction requires some ...

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Walnut Slabs - Wood glooooooaaat

02-13-2011 07:18 AM by superstretch | 12 comments »

I was over at my dad’s house this morning doing some tile work when I got a notification on my phone from the “lumber” notification I have set up on Craigslist. Someone in my dad’s town was looking to get rid of some walnut slabs—he hadn’t measured them nor knew how much they went for. I decided to stop by and take a look: Turns out they were both about 14/4 rough sawn walnut, 13-14” wide, and one was 4’ long- the other 5’. ...

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My new Roubo #11: The base is COMPLETE! (with pics)

02-13-2011 07:12 AM by JasonD | 4 comments »

FINALLY!!! After several weeks of little to no shop time each day, I finally hit another major milestone. The base is complete; glued up and sitting in the clamps for the night. The past few weeks have been crazy for me: new projects at work, a battle with the flu, getting 15 of my students ready for a competition, etc. I was able to manage about 30 minutes of shop time every other night at best. It was 14 days of knocking out one little task after another until it all came to fruition. I ...

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Time for Shop Reflection

02-13-2011 07:00 AM by Shawn Sealer | 1 comment »

Well now that the major projects for the holiday season are out of the way. It’s time for a little Shop reflection. Doing a lot of projects for the holiday season really lets you know what does and doesn’t work in your shop. Especially, if you have a small shop. Everything in a small shop needs to be carefully thought out to serve a purpose and use as little space as possible. Plus, there are the things that have been bothering me for a long time. It’s a good time to look at all of the ...

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More doors and a Pallet for the Bench

02-13-2011 06:49 AM by ScrapArt | 0 comments »

These are som Cambara doors salvaged from work. In this case I appreciate the lack of skill our forklift drivers have. Fork Right through the Stile I also grabbed this pallet which has some nice Mahogay and some kind of spalted wood More Milling to do But I am learning alot as I go

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doors for the Bench

02-13-2011 06:39 AM by ScrapArt | 1 comment »

These are the doors. These, as well as two others…. Three Fir and one Mahogany. are now ripped down to uniform sizes. I think I will save the Panels for a Draws on a Future project. I spent 4-hours ripping these Down on an old beat up table saw..(Still have all ten fingers). Just about have enough for the butcher block top. Can not make up my mind on what design to do. I really like the the way you can pu in the wood fillers on the “New Fangled” bench to put in table top tools vices Et...

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