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Sleepydogs Blog #6: Sawdust Challenge Pt 2

09-12-2010 05:25 AM by joey | 0 comments »

Here an update on my progress in the build challenge I looking forward to any input you guys might have.

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Extremely Average #250: A bit of planning

09-12-2010 04:55 AM by Ecocandle | 2 comments »

Hello All, Today, since I was at my parents, I couldn’t do any woodworking. But I could plan my next project. I have some graph paper and proper drawing tools, so I went to it. I am very excited about my next project. I included a scanned picture of my drawing in tonight’s blog. Brian Ohio State 36 – Miami 24. Go Buckeyes!

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Laptop Warning

09-12-2010 04:44 AM by twokidsnosleep | 8 comments »

Had a warning from a workmate who’s next door neighbor had their house burn down this week.One of the kids had left a laptop upstairs charging on his bed and it started a fire. Their house burned down with everyone home in afternoon in a matter of minutes. No one was hurt, but they pretty much lost everything.I have noticed how hot my Mac gets when I am charging it up and now put it on a ceramic hotplate to charge.Just be careful.

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what i've been doing #1: New band saw

09-12-2010 03:57 AM by Dave | 4 comments »

Well i read a review on a craftsman 10 inch band-saw and seeing it was my birthday my wife bought it for me. The first thing i did was attempt to square it up. I have failed miserably. I will start again after some research on tuning a band-saw.I have made a cabriolet [hpoe i speeled that wright] leg out of a treated 4 by 4 so that generated me making a table to out of ceder. I will place it at the garden for when i am tired of hoeing and my wife and I will have coffee and enjoy our hard work...

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The New Workbench Journey #9: The Finished Product...Almost

09-12-2010 03:45 AM by DrJosh | 1 comment »

Well after a long hiatus since my last blog post, I have made a lot of progress. It has been a long, sweltering, uncommonly hot summer here in Nashville, TN with temps in the 100 degree range with heat indexes of 105-110 degrees. Working in an open-air, non-climate controlled garage shop made it almost unhealthy to work on any project for long periods of time. And now that my semester has resumed at the university and my teaching duties are running full-steam ahead, I haven’t had much t...

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Met a local pen turner

09-12-2010 02:06 AM by Seer | 4 comments »

My wife and I went to the local woodworkerssource Crafts & Coffee Craft Show they are putting on for free every saturday now and we met Sharon (sbwertz) and got to admire some of her work. What a nice and genuine person she is. We also got to meet some other local woodworkers and enjoyed every minute of it. We are going to start displaying our wares soon there just need a few more things to show. Anyways what a fun time not alot of traffic this was the first day but hopefu...

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Splines vs Biscuit Joiner #7: The box joint drawers

09-12-2010 12:37 AM by RonPeters | 3 comments »

Continuing my progress I decided that the box joint, per the plan, was the way to go. Instead of 5 drawers I did four. I had all 5 cut, but figured one extra big drawer would be more useful than 3 smaller, so I used the biscuit joiner to combine one of the two big ones with one of the small. It saved me from buying more wood and gave me more practice with the joiner. I checked around for plans for a box joint jig and decided that the one from (PlansNow) was the better of the ...

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Pietenpol Air Camper #6: Fuselage

09-11-2010 11:49 PM by K5YAC | 5 comments »

I got started on my fuselage last night by re-leveling my tables and sorting out the materials necessary to construct this assembly. This morning I was ready to go… it was just a mater of establishing reference points and taking measurements from the plans. I used a tight string to determine my top edge, which is a perfectly straight 1” x 1” longeron that is 172 3/8” long. See the stack of goodies on the right? That is all there is to the major fuselage construct...

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Cedar? Redwood? Other?

09-11-2010 10:18 PM by Don Butler | 8 comments »

I have a new project that will stand outside with no shelter at all. Exposed to wind, rain and direct sun.I’d like to hear from you LJs what you think is the best wood for this job.It will be a carved sign.I tried to find some lumber yards open today, but the few I could find in on Saturday afternoon didn’t carry either cedar or redwood.Years ago I made a short but very wide carved sign from cedar and it has never checked or shown any major problems at all. I don’t know whic...

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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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