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Creating a New Design for my Bookcase Project Base

07-08-2009 02:39 AM by Andy Brownell | 0 comments »

I have recently completed a new base design for a bookcase project (same project as my last post). I’ve pulled some inspiration from other designs by Thomas Moser, and some basic Asian design influences. The case it very linear and almost boxy in it’s overall design. A sturdy dovetail case called for a base to lighten it up a little. I’ve come up with this design as my final version for this project. It is a shot of the underside of the bookcase to show the details. The c...

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What can I do with this Burl

07-07-2009 10:41 PM by Karson | 50 comments »

I looking for suggestions for this burl. It was one of those purchases with no product in mind. I bought it 10 years ago so it’s well dried by now. It’s 30” high with a small flat spot, maybe 8” wide, on the bottom and 32” high. The flat spot is at least 2” thick, The rest of the burl is not as thick. It was sanded or planed flat when I bought it but it has shrunk as it dried so there are now low spots on the surface. The back is chainsawed flat, ...

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Trip to China

07-07-2009 10:05 PM by Partridge | 7 comments »

Hey guy exiting news for me. I was told by the boss to make two sets of pens and boxes for a business trip to china. They will be given as gifts. I was given until the 15th. They wanted two of the boxes and pen set i just turned for another job in Oklahoma (no pic yet) but it is penn state long wood satin set with red Mallee buro and ebony. they are going to give me time of work to do this task as it is very high priority.

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Inlay Tools #1: Introduction and Radius Cutter

07-07-2009 09:59 PM by Jon3 | 1 comment »

I was very intruiged by Steve Latta’s DVD for Lie-Nielsen “Fundamentals of Inlay: Stringing, Line & Berry” and the associated line of inlay tools that they offer along with it. I learned (by way of the Villiage Carpenter) that Steve has been touching a longer course on inlay for quite some time, and used to advocate the manufacture of your own tools, in the style that Lie-Nielsen is now offering. When looking at those offerings, I did think that several of them could...

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My Grizzly experience part 2

07-07-2009 09:18 PM by eastside | 5 comments »

If you read my first blog about my Grizzly experience you know I had to wait till Monday to buy a new bearing. I googled info on bearings over the weekend and this is what I found out. I was originally looking for the exact numbers and letters that the tool calls for 6205ZZ. The numbers are what is important that’s the size of the bearing. The letters designate weather it’s sealed, shielded or what ever. I needed shielded on both sides and to make it more confusing the different manufact...

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Extruded Aluminum Fences, Design vs. Execution

07-07-2009 07:59 PM by easelman | 5 comments »

I am a retired machinist/mechanic and have always dabbled in woodworking, first as a hobby and now commercially. Over the years, my pet peeve with small, non-industrial woodworking equipment is that they sadly lack most forms of x,y,and z axis indexing commonly found on metal working equipment, most notably mills. Fine adjustments to table saw and router table fences, blades and bits were usually a seat-of-the-pants feel, no dialing in a few thousanths to get that last bit of accuracy. Yes...

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Major wood and machine auction in OK

07-07-2009 06:10 PM by Pete_Jud | 3 comments »

Thursday July 9, in Oklahoma City OK, might be a place to pickup some deals on lumber, plywood, and machines. It’s way to far for me to go, but it looked interesting. Here’s the link http://www.grafeauction.com/auction_detail.php?id=115330

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12 n 12 - Getting Started and Some Obsticles

07-07-2009 04:24 PM by sricks | 0 comments »

New blog posting on my 12 n 12 challenge is up at Project Artistry Blog. Video coming shortly.

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"Art Box" Tutorial- Helpful Hints

07-07-2009 03:44 PM by Andy | 15 comments »

I thought it would a good idea to have a chapter dedicated to detailing some of the tools and tips used in this series. This will be an open chapter,adding to it as I can. #1-Moaning Chair The most important item in the shop is of course,the Moaning Chair.These have been an important part of boatbuilding since the beginning.First there was the Moaning Rock,and then came the Moaning Stump and when wolves were present, safety could be reached by scurrying up the nearest tree to the Moa...

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Maine Woodworkers Deals

07-07-2009 03:26 PM by Gisele | 8 comments »

I’m putting this ad in for my Uncle Bill who is selling all of his woodworking tools from his home in Cape Neddick Maine. I thought someone on here would be most interested in what he has to offer. He has a Grizzly Shaper G1024 for $250.00, a W & H molder/planer for $1000 with knives, a floor drill, a DeVilbiss air compresser…and more and more 207-712-6178

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