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My Old Tools...!

08-09-2010 02:23 PM by Cozmo35 | 9 comments »

This is my first “blog” and I am not sure if this is even the right place to post it because I am not real clear as to what a “blog” really is! I made it to this rock we call earth just in time to be considered a baby boomer. I just caught the tail end of it (my life story). Any who,…I was cleaning up my garage/shop the other day (my wife says it’s about time!) when I started taking a closer look at the caliber of tools I have and have had for many,…many years. I got to thinking back to how I...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #67: Which Direction to go Next?

08-09-2010 12:09 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 6 comments »

I have never been one to use an alarm clock much. It seems that I get into a certain rhythm and stay on that pattern until something in my life drastically changes. For quite a while now I am on the 5:45 – 6:00 plan. It seems that unless I really am wiped out, I naturally wake up at that time. I don’t fight it, as I love the quiet of the mornings and get some of my best writing done. I also sift through the emails and catch up with all the correspondence at that time. I like...

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View Dan's profile

Router table electrics update. ;) #1: Router table electrics update.

08-09-2010 06:56 AM by Dan | 3 comments »

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Heating Tung/Teak oil

08-09-2010 06:51 AM by ocwoodworker | 14 comments »

My local guru who I go to for advise, said to heat the tung oil to about 140 degrees and then apply it to my walnut table. Has anyone else done this? And if so what do you apply it with? A foam brush?

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Splines vs Biscuit Joiner #3: Assembly At Last

08-09-2010 06:19 AM by RonPeters | 5 comments »

Being that space is at a premium – I have to move ‘this’ to do ‘that’ – I decided to add shelf/drawers for storage under the bench. I’ve been slowly progressing – until I discovered the biscuit joiner! I now have the carcass assembled and oiled! Here’s the oiled carcass: I checked for square as much as possible. I even clamped the square to the sides. Pretty darn close considering. I may be 1/16th off end to end? I’m certain ...

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Extremely Average #218: I did the math...

08-09-2010 05:19 AM by Ecocandle | 0 comments »

Hello LJ’s, I took great care today and mapped out what I needed to do. This planning yielded the best tiny box bottoms I have yet created. I also finally got that rare earth magnet tool holder, hung on my wall. I built it months ago, but until yesterday, didn’t have the right router bit to cut the key holes. Brian

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I Won 10,000 Kreg Screws!!!

08-09-2010 05:12 AM by Mark Whitsitt | 11 comments »

Well, the decision has been made, and yours truly won the 10,000 screw grand prize in the Kreg User Community photo contest. I get to choose up to 3 styles of screw, and that’s no easy decision! I live in Iowa, about 30 minutes from the Kreg factory, so I’ve arranged with KregRep (on the User Community site) to drive to Huxley, IA to pick up the prize in person. I’ve also asked for a tour of the facility, and I’ll review my visit here in the next couple of weeks. ...

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Small things count

08-09-2010 04:29 AM by sawblade1 | 5 comments »

This week was a major learning curve in getting started. Getting financing even government backed loans are tougher than trying to pull apart a well glued tenon joint, I was at the point that I was actually tired of my business.After talking it over with one of my friends who helped run her husbands construction business she offered kinda one of the most powerful pieces of advice:- Go slow and build up your business and you won’t have to borrow !Well I got to thinking 2 years of rewriti...

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mahogany dresser#4

08-09-2010 03:32 AM by dub560 | 12 comments »

just a few pictures to update.. finished 3 more drawers and i’m now working on the front fascia’s and then i have the top to finish i guess. trying to carry the molding right through to the front of the project(keeping everything uniform i guess) <it’s coming slowly i just hope i can finish it off nicely though

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Butcher Block Kitchen Table #10: Base Frame Done

08-09-2010 02:35 AM by Jimi_C | 1 comment »

I did 3 coats of poly on the legs/aprons, and 5 on the lower shelf. Overall, I’m pretty happy with it, though I did not sand the bottom shelf as well as I should have. I got antsy wanting to get it all together and thought I had sanded enough, though really all I did was clean up the joints between the boards – so the machine ripples are still evident at the right lighting angle. But, for the first thing I’ve ever designed, built, and finished from scratch I think i...

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