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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #202: Reality Check

12-22-2010 02:19 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 10 comments »

I am sitting here this morning and having a difficult time getting started writing. Not because I have little to say, but quite the opposite. The problem being that what is going through my mind aren’t all pleasant or positive thoughts, but actually a rather harsh and realistic look at things and my business in general. I have posted in this series for over 200 consecutive days now, and when I began this blog, I decided that this journal of my business and how it affects my daily l...

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My 1st Attempt at Greene and Greene Style Furniture #6: All cleaned up.

12-22-2010 08:38 AM by Don | 6 comments »

The gorilla glue squeeze out was much easier to clean up that I expected but I could still kick myself for not applying masking tape before I saw the drips starting. It would have saved me a couple hours of work. I’m really enjoying my time off from work and being able to spend my days in my shop instead of my office and I’m making some great progress. In the last few days I’ve accomplished the following: 1. Frames fully trimed and cleaned up. I just need to do the ebo...

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Another day, another nickle #26: gettin' a little rain down here

12-22-2010 07:09 AM by Thos. Angle | 21 comments »

Just thought I’d take a minute and say,” MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR ” to all my old friends here at Lumber Jocks. It’s been a strange year for Carleen and I but we are sure glad to be in Southern California instead of where all that winter is. I’m sure all this rain will soon be over and we will be back to the sunshine for which this part of the world is famous. I wish I could spend some time in my shop and build a little something but such is not the cas...

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Patio table, steel structure with wooden table top

12-22-2010 07:01 AM by DrTebi | 5 comments »

If you don’t feel like reading through all of this, please just scroll down to “Table Top Questions”! I took a welding/metal arts class at the “Academy of Art” last semester, and was intrigued by traditional blacksmith methods. I found these in many ways very similar to woodworking techniques, and decided to make a arts and crafts like table with a hand forged steel base and a wooden top. My idea was to imitate woodworking mortise and tenon joints, as you c...

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My First Bandsaw Box #10: Step 9: Glue on the Back of Your Box

12-22-2010 04:13 AM by Jonathan | 4 comments »

At this point, this should be the last thing you need to glue to complete the construction phase of your bandsaw box. A pretty straightforward step here that can be handled in a couple of different ways. If you’re keeping your bandsaw box fairly rustic and basic in nature, then maybe you simply cut the back of the box off way back in Step 4 and left it at that. Or, if you’re like me (meaning you tend to inherently make things more difficult on yourself,) you tend to sand ...

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Mississippi Hardwood dealer

12-22-2010 03:51 AM by Dave | 3 comments »

Hey guys. I have been wanting to get some fresh materials for projects. I did not want to pay for shipping or the fuel to go get it. So I spent about 3 hours last night looking for a local dealer. I found one In Clinton MS. Pickens Hardwoods Inc. These nice people were not on the woodfinder site. And the nearest dealer was a 4 hour drive. This place is gigantic. And the owners are very helpful, knowledgeable and friendly. I love living in the hospitality state. Here is the site site.They...

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Jewlery Amoire #5: Assembly - Prequel #1

12-22-2010 02:00 AM by Zuki | 1 comment »

Hey All . . . Here is the first of two videos regarding the assembly.

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Drill Press Dust Collector Fixture #2: Follow-up

12-21-2010 10:45 PM by TheDane | 0 comments »

Here it is a month later, and this little fixture is proving to be a better idea all of the time. I used it in conjunction with my drill press on a bunch of projects, and couldn’t be happier. I can capture about 95% of the waste from my brad point bits, which keeps the work surface a lot cleaner, and virtually eliminates the mess on the cabinet the drill press is mounted on (I have a benchtop drill press mounted to a rolling cabinet). Big Forstner bits still throw off some shaving...

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My Menards Shopping Experience

12-21-2010 10:21 PM by TheDane | 9 comments »

Shopping experiences at big box stores are not always bad. Below is the text of a letter I am sending to John Menard: Dear Mr. Menard: I am writing about the extraordinary customer service experience I had recently at the Menards store in Onalaska, Wisconsin. I am an amateur woodworker, and my shop is also my garage. Over the last several years, I have been using a particular model of a Shop Vac (Hang-Up) to suck up the water and gunk that melts off my car in the winter time. The sal...

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Let's Make Bandings of Wood Inlay #4: Let's Install Wood Inlay Bandings

12-21-2010 10:07 PM by Bob Simmons | 10 comments »

“Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.” Edgar Allan Poe…American Writer, Poet, Editor (1809-1849) In this episode we are installing the decorative wood inlay bandings that we have created in the shop. The inlay bandings are going to be fit, cut, and installed into picture frames that are made from Camala, a Peruvian wood. Since we are doing production work it is important to have a convenient setup and in this i...

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