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Adventures in Spraying #3: Piece 1 finished - recap

07-03-2010 08:53 PM by PurpLev | 7 comments »

OK, I’m actually already nearing completion of the 2nd piece which looks much better, but for this post, I’ll focus on my first-first experience with spraying, and the overall look, and results. So. After giving the top coat (4th) extra time to dry (~4-6 hours while we were out). I came back and sanded it thoroughly with 600grit sandpaper. the results were mixed: Newly finished piece in front, Original finish to compare in back Cons:1. I had some runs which show in the f...

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email hacked

07-03-2010 08:45 PM by grizzman | 11 comments »

just letting all of my buddies here on jocks know my email account was hacked…so please disregard any emails asking for money or anything…sorry to have to post this like this…but i don’t know how far and wide this is going…sorry for any alarm…i have changes all of my info here at jocks…new pass word new email address…just goes to show how vulnerable some things are….grizzman

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How to make rain with a bandsaw & Eliminating bandsaw bladedrift

07-03-2010 07:31 PM by stefang | 52 comments »

Last Monday I bought an 18” Woodfast bandsaw and I had to tell you folks about it because you will understand how glad I am to get it and you will appreciate how many more cool things I can now do with my woodworking because of it. The first part is about getting it into the shop. I thought you might enjoy seeing the hoops I had to jump through, especially if you have been through it yourself. The 2nd part is about blade drift which may be a little controversial, but I will do my best t...

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Just looking for critique (don't hold back)

07-03-2010 06:55 PM by Merk | 12 comments »

My wife has a jewelry business (and I am trying to start a woodworking business), so she asked me to make her some jewelry boxes. My design consisted of approximately 24” X 36” closing cases which were made from various material. A few were made from 3 X 1/2” pine, 3 X 1/2” poplar, 3 X 1/2” ash and I am ready to make some from a heavier type of wood (probably red oak). Next was the design phase – we wanted something that would be sturdy in the base (1/4&...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #30: Stolen Patterns - Seriously Sad

07-03-2010 01:46 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 14 comments »

It’s times like these when I kind of get discouraged. It seems like there are times when no matter how hard you work and what you do, it just doesn’t pay off. With the economy so tough, I am certain that hobbies such as scroll sawing and wood working are not high priorities on most people’s lists. I believe I have talked about this before, as I realize that it is an ongoing thing and that people are going to do what they can to survive. I don’t really feel that thi...

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Bar type stool that turns upside down to become a step stool

07-03-2010 01:22 PM by Ken Fitzpatrick | 5 comments »

Please help me with my memory, or should I say lack of. I have the plans to build one of these but for the life of me I can’t seem to find them. I believe it was in a magazine I have but like most of us I have hundreds of old issues after 35 years of making sawdust. If my memory serves me at all I remember a dark finish with four rubber bumpers on the seat so that when turned over it would not slide. It was basicaly rail and style design and similar in size as a bar stool/breakfas...

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Tool Musings - Thoughts about tools and working with them. #3: Thoughts of the Tool Orphanage.

07-03-2010 08:40 AM by David Kirtley | 2 comments »

Cleaning tools is a very thoughtful time. It doesn’t take any brain power. If your mind wanders, you don’t lose a finger. It can be a very restful state. You look at what you have and see what needs attention. You take stock of what you have to work with. As I go through things, I see what picked up in the past. What I rescued. I used to be on the hunt all the time looking for tools. Specifically old hand tools. There were some I kept and some I passed along. Then there are the o...

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Woodworking scams. What you need to know to fight back.

07-03-2010 05:58 AM by Stevinmarin | 22 comments »

Hi guys, I was inspired to make this video after a recent discussion one of the forums about woodworking plans being pirated and then resold on compilation DVDs. This is an important issue that is bigger than I thought. Woodworkers who spend a lot of time and effort creating projects are getting seriously shafted by scammers selling “thousands of plans on one DVD.” I have written a rather lengthy article about woodworking piracy to accompany this video. I strongly urge you t...

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Tool Mod #2: Cambering the Iron for a Scrub Plane

07-03-2010 04:59 AM by swirt | 5 comments »

[Appears in its entirety here: Cambering a Scrub Plane Iron but what follows is the short version.] If you have a true scrub plane, like the Stanley 40, then you probably already have an iron with the right camber (curve) on the cutting edge. If you are in need of a scrub plane for flattening a twisted board there are a lot of good reasons to use an old wooden, transitional plane (the ones half wood with a metal carriage on top) or metal bench plane. Personally I like my Stanley #5 Jack...

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Extremely Average #182: An Update...

07-03-2010 04:24 AM by Ecocandle | 3 comments »

Hello LJ Bloggers, Tonight’s post is an update about using StumbleUpon to drive traffic to one’s blog. I have been using it steadily for a few weeks now and decided to publish the results. I hope you find it interesting. My weekly update about Stumble Upon and it’s impact on Traffic. Exciting Graphs. Brian

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