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Wood Art #1: Tania Kovats' TREE

08-10-2009 09:50 PM by Gary Fixler | 7 comments »

At 17m long, TREE is London’s Natural History Museum’s largest botanical specimen. It is a wafer-thin shaving through the entire 200 year old tree from roots to branch tips. The video shows Tania Kovats’ journey through finding the tree, deciding how to bring it down, learning how to have it resawn, CNC machined thin, and dried, and the ultimate hanging on the ceiling of the mezzanine gallery behind the Central Hall. Quite some board feet she left behind at the mill. She...

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Tool life episode 7 making the most of your shop time

08-10-2009 08:19 PM by kosta | 0 comments »

<div> Click To Play </div> Yo whats up everybody in this episode of the tool life audio podcast I talk about how to make the most out of your shop time. I also go over different contests going on now. Intro ante up by M.O.P

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What Logs?

08-10-2009 07:07 PM by sw_iowa_sawyer | 4 comments »

I have a guy I know who has from time to time asked me to cut up a few logs for him. In the past I have always asked him what kind of log and diameter. I have cut some red oak for him and I cut a big walnut log that was filled with nails but, produced good lumber (minus the nails). He recently asked me to cut up some mulberry I asked him how big were the logs he said approx 20” in diameter which is a nice log size. I had never cut any mulberry so I agreed, and he said he would drop off...

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Top 5 finalists

08-10-2009 05:35 PM by kosta | 0 comments »

Yo whats up everybody I just wanted to tell everyone that the voting for the last round for the website contest started 2 days ago so to vote you can visit

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08-10-2009 05:09 PM by dumbass | 3 comments »

THE GRIZZLY G1022 tune-up…..I recently was forced into retirement by NYS…so what does a 59 yr. old. Buys a saw and a metal detector!!! i’m new at wood working. VIA the internet i’m learning..I went to auctions and started buying..I started with a brand name tablesaw and spent more time tuning it than i did useing it. The nickle test! i did the hammer test.You set a hammer on the table and instantly it would vibrate off—had everyone looked at it and said use it f...

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Moxon--The Art of Joinery (Full Text)

08-10-2009 10:18 AM by naomi weiss | 4 comments »

By clicking here, you should get to a Google Doc of about 41 pages of the Joinery section. Let me know if you have any problems accessing it.

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Why would I buy this instead of that?

08-10-2009 10:16 AM by JoshO | 6 comments »

I am really looking forward to possible overtime this fall. I am going to make a new table saw purchase as soon as possible with these funds. As I am shopping grizzly and comparing models, why would I pay $150 more for a hybrid (G0478) over the contractor (G0661) when the contractor has just as much HP, 1/8 inch more ripping capacity at 90deg, 6 inches more on the fence capacity totalling 36 inches? Would some explain to me why the hybrid is more and if it would be worth it? Also, wou...

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Early Modern Woodworking #2: A DIY Shoutout to My Pepys (Yeah, it's Pronounced 'Peeps')

08-10-2009 07:15 AM by naomi weiss | 4 comments »

Once again, thanks to Cardinal Wolsey’s Today in History and Phil Gyford’s excellent online version of Samuel Pepys’s diary, the worlds of woodworking and early modern England come together. Hold on to your buckled hats! The grumpy guy you see here is Samuel Pepys, (1633-1703) the famous diarist. He was known for writing about the Great Fire in London, and for writing about his sexpcapades (ewe) in code so his wife could never bust him. If you’re curious (and i donR...

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Early Modern Woodworking #1: Moxon, Nicholas Owen, and the Gunpowder Plot

08-10-2009 07:08 AM by naomi weiss | 3 comments »

Here’s another one from the archive, but here’s a better link with pictures (i try not to read anything that doesn’t have pictures!)Every once in a while, i look for tenuous links between my research on Early Modern England and traditional woodworking. Naturally, i was so stoked to see Christopher Schwarz’s work on Moxon, as well as his edition of the section on joinery. Other bloggers have written about Moxon, and Schwarz seems to have have ignited the woodworking wor...

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08-10-2009 05:45 AM by a1Jim | 38 comments »

Hey happy LJers! It’s been one year and a whole lot of comments and sharing. I’m so pleased to have found LJ’s and all the wonderful folks that are here, sharing, giving input and wonderful advise, beautiful projects and friends around the world. When I first came across LJ’s, I had never been on any forum anywhere or had commented on anything online. Now I’m an frequent poster. All of the whole group and of course all the old timers here, thanks for all of y...

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