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Flea Market Items...

08-01-2010 10:16 PM by Builder_Bob | 2 comments »

Went flea market and antique shopping today. and surprising my wife bought nothing and I came home withfour items. How did I do? The modern plane is marked “Fulton 22” and looks to be in decent shape. $15. The old wooden plane looks like it had a rough life. It has a surprisingly sharp blade! $15. I couldn’t turn down the Skill saw clock. It actually ran after I untangled the hands. 1/2 price, 6$. Marking gauge.. either a poor attempt or a ...

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Intro-The first attempt

08-01-2010 10:15 PM by Camper | 5 comments »

Hello All, I have been lurking in the shades of LJ for a while now and decided join the club and contribute the little that I can. It seems like a great place to exchange ideas and to arm yourself with information for the “Battle of the Shop”. I am an engineer by training and make sawdust on the weekends. I got started a few years back, acquired what I think is a decent used contractor saw ($100 i think not sure). Pretty well tuned up…all alignments are off by no more than 0.004”. Here ...

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Charles Neil build along mahogany lowboy "series" #15: week

08-01-2010 09:42 PM by a1Jim | 22 comments »

Charles Neil lowboy build-along, # 15When we left off in the last installment, we had the drawers together and we had sanded the inside and started to sand the outside. Continuing on, I used a number of different sanders to sand the outside of the drawers. I own a number of belt sanders, so to speed up the process I have three belt sanders with three different grits of sand paper to sand just the outside sides. I use them very carefully as a belt sander can wipe-out a project quicker t...

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Cast Your Vote & Enter to Win an American Craftsman Workshop Hat!

08-01-2010 09:38 PM by Todd A. Clippinger | 14 comments »

Cast Your Vote! It’s time to cast your vote in the 2010 LJ Summer Woodworking Contest. There are 77 great expressions of LumberJock creativity to choose from and you can pick your top 5. The theme was “Fluidity” and there are some great interpretations of this in the wood medium. Voting lasts from Aug 1, 2010 through Aug 7, 2010 at 3pm CDT. Martin will be announcing winners on Aug 8th. You Can Win Just For Voting! The woodworkers with the most votes are not the o...

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In the beginning, there shall be a sawhorse. #2: Cutting.

08-01-2010 09:30 PM by AnnaEA | 3 comments »

Visited the inlaws, in order to admire the MIL’s cookies (some kind of HOF she’s doing) and use my father-in-law Bill’s table saw. It’s a older little 10” Craftsman saw, and the centerpiece of his workshop. Almost everything else is shoved up against the walls around it – every time I work there I want to tear my hair out and scream “space planning! space planning!”. Bill has a wonderful set of tools, and a nice amount of space—it&...

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Making of Argyle #1: Argyle Chair Construction Pictures

08-01-2010 08:25 PM by DesertWoodGuy | 0 comments »

I’ve entered my Argyle chair in the contest. If you think it’s ‘fluid’ and you like its style, please vote for it. When the project started I decided to take pictures from start to finish. Using curly purpleheart for the seat, rails and back and straight grained ph for the legs, it was a very interesting project, as it was my first chair and my first mortise and tenons- very exacting work! Enjoy the pictures! . All the lumber used in its natural form... Cut and d...

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Tool Gloatings

08-01-2010 08:19 PM by wellington | 8 comments »

I’m still pretty new out here, but I really enjoy the concept of the ‘tool gloat’, so I’ve decided to partake. This is (most of) my shop… It’s perpetually in a complete disaster state, but I suppose that’s a good thing… means that things are getting done. We’ll start the tour at the most terrifying thing in the place… the 14” table saw… This, like pretty much everything else in here, was acquired by my dad about...

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Let's Build a Drill Press Table

08-01-2010 07:29 PM by Bob Simmons | 14 comments »

The drill press is a terrific tool in the woodworking shop especially when it has a drill press table that conveniently clamps the work, provides a fence for repeatable and accurate cuts, and also offers a safer working environment. The drill press was originally set up for metal working and most tables that come with the drill press are small metal tables. As a result, the metal tables can be rather awkward for use in the woodworking shop. A better solution for the woodworker is to buy...

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In which I score a new old tool.

08-01-2010 07:02 PM by AnnaEA | 9 comments »

My husband spotted this in the cabinet at the Habitat Restore, and pointed it out to me. I’m glad he saw it – I normally never look in the cabinet, because it’s all jewelry stuff in there. It’s a Miller's Falls brace, and a bunch of bits. The brace is in excellent condition, and works perfectly. I cleaned the old grease out of the chuck, and gave it a wipe of WD-40. The mark on the chuck reads “Millers Falls Co / Millers Falls, Mass. U.S.AR...

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08-01-2010 06:49 PM by Don Butler | 5 comments »

August 1, 2010 It is in the nature of we humans to be curious, and I flatter myself by including myself in the group.So, I’m wondering about we LumberJocks, as to the number of us who consider themselves serious photographers and how many would like to become serious. The question is a good one because we show one another what we do and how we do it with photographs. If we have good photographic skills and a smattering of ability in editing and at least a basic knowledge of how th...

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