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Galoot Gloat - Estate Sale Tools

09-07-2010 11:27 PM by swirt | 16 comments »

I attended an estate sale this weekend. Sad going through another woodworkers shop and rumaging through their tools. Can only hope to pay my respects by choosing tools that I will put to good use and treat them well. (and by well I do not mean collecting dust on some shelf as a decoration). 2 Turn of the century Disston Saws and a couple of North Bros Yankee Drill / Drivers are the prizes. The massive mitersaw is impressive, but I have been after one of the old thumb-hole Rip saw...

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Spoon making 101

09-07-2010 11:15 PM by Andy | 22 comments »

The top and bottom spoons are Myrtlewood from Oregon, and the center one is Mahogany. Each took about 1.5 hours.The handle of the top spoon is a twist, but didnt photograph very well.I noticed the recent contest posted by Osageman and was impressed with both his skill and his big heart.Be sure and take a look at his page and make a guess on that wood.I couldnt identify that wood, but it got my attention.It got me interested in making a few spoons this last weekend and I wanted to share my...

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New Blog Coming!

09-07-2010 09:06 PM by TheGravedigger | 5 comments »

Coming soon!  ”Little Good Pieces” woodworking blog. Stay tuned for details.

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LJ Interviews #7: Dick & Barb Cain

09-07-2010 08:47 PM by MsDebbieP | 44 comments »

This interview is from the September, 2010 issue of the Creative Hands Network News. Dick & Barb Cain have been members of since August, 2006. Thank you, Barb & Dick, for this wonderful interview! 1. How did you first get started working with wood?I guess I got off to a real early start. Being depression times my Dad was fortunate enough to have a job, so he took on the task of building a new home in 1935. I was three years old at the time. I was always under hi...

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Introducing CreativeHands Network!

09-07-2010 08:39 PM by Martin Sojka | 15 comments »

It finally happened! Our three sites that we all like and enjoy – LumberJocks, GardenTenders and HomeRefurbers – got a brand new parent that will be taking care of their growth and unique friendly atmosphere. I’m proud to introduce you to my latest creation – CreativeHands Network: This new entity will ensure better integration of all three websites and will also represent them to any third parties. We already have a simple website to start with and new monthly ...

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Ronin Woodworking #8: TSDC 2010 Build Challenge Cont..

09-07-2010 07:31 PM by spaids | 4 comments »

Here you can see what I’m thinking as I experiment with design and dimensions. I think the thin versions are too thin but also the thick versions are MUCH to thick. I didn’t see just how too thick they were until they were next to versions that were to thin. I am also on the fence about how I’m gong to mount the top. I have decided that I will use figure eight clips and screw the top to the base. I’m leaning toward the version where the top supports are crossing ...

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My Sawdust Chronicles Build Challenge Entry #1: Part 1 - The Beginning

09-07-2010 07:04 PM by Jon Edmonds | 1 comment »

Hey all, So I entered the Sawdust Chronicles 2010 Build Challenge. If you haven’t heard of them, they are a beginner woodworking Website that podcasts on subjects aimed at the beginning woodworker. Their site is Check them out, I’ve found them to be very helpful as I learn this thing called woodworking.So back to point, I entered their yearly build challenge and after a false start with a different project choice, I’m on my way with a cradle for my soon ...

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Ronin Woodworking #7: The Sawdust Chronicles Build Challenge 2010

09-07-2010 07:03 PM by spaids | 1 comment »

I entered a project in Ricks contest which was fun and personally challenging. I am going to take a shot at Ricks third contest ending this October. The entry deadline has not yet passed so anyone interested should check it out. I have a project idea that has been on my mind for a long time and with so little shop time I decided that this will be my 2010 build challenge entry. This is not the final sketchup that I’m going to build but it is very close. You can’t see very well in this dr...

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Work(shop) in Progress #13: Reorganizing Single Car Garage IV - Getting in Shape(r)

09-07-2010 05:04 PM by PurpLev | 17 comments »

I mean literally – I got the shaper to work :). I guess that would constitute as a tool gloat, although I’m not much of a gloater, I just like getting things done. I got this shaper off of CL a couple of weeks ago just because it was too good of a deal to pass up. I contacted the seller, and told them my budget which was lower than their posted price, and they agreed to my offer – I was psyched! I’ll probably set it up with some 3/4 bore cutters for cope-stile at some ...

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Restoration and tip

09-07-2010 03:57 PM by GMman | 6 comments »

This is a restoration project it was painted white new and I notice by looking under the chairs that it was hard maple painted at the factory white so I took it all apart I had just a big pill of wood , used some remover and a lot of sanding than I glued everything back together and varnish everything by hand , I am telling you it was a big job I would not do it again I would build one instead, I made the mistake of not taking a photo when it was all apart.It was easy to take apart as at the ...

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