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basic financial planning #3: nothing new tonight

03-03-2011 10:37 AM by BigTiny | 8 comments »

It is with a heavy heart that I must beg off tonight. I’m waiting for the demerol to kick in on a particularly bad back pain that is keeping my eyes crossed. Look for me again tomorrow night, barring more back pain. (Keeping my fingers crossed.)

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My new Roubo #18: Completed shelf and sliding board jack track

03-03-2011 07:04 AM by JasonD | 0 comments »

Just a quick update tonight. I got the shelf completed and also made / installed the track for the sliding board jack. I chose not to nail the shelf boards down. They are joined with shiplapped rabbet joints; no glue. This way, I can easily remove the shelf to sweep it off, sweep under the bench, etc. I also decided to forgo screws to attach the track for sliding board jack. I made some v-grooved cauls with 2×4 scraps to clamp it during the glue up. I made the 45-deg chamfers on eithe...

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Banksia Bowl

03-03-2011 06:47 AM by lizardhead | 0 comments »

Sorry——- I cannot delete this

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Tiger Maple Pedalboard #3: Final Dye and Gloss Finish

03-03-2011 06:33 AM by markedwardsims | 1 comment »

After many hours out in the garage, the project is complete. The test pieces with the water-based trans tint was a little purple for my taste, so I tried an alcohol-based mix. It was still purple. One of the guys down at Woodcraft informed me that black tint will almost always look purple unless you use it straight. He suggested trying an aniline dye from an art store. That stuff worked pretty good, but it wasn’t nearly as concentrated as the trans tint. I wound up using a special blend...

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A question for the turners!!!

03-03-2011 04:31 AM by armylogger | 3 comments »

Ok, so I have been wanting to get a lathe for some time now. I got $250 worth of gift cards from woodcraft at christmas and have been saving them for this special occasion. I have looked around and finally decided on a Rikon. Now my biggest problem is whether I should get a variable speed or not. I want to turn all kinds of items. Small bowls, pens, lidded boxes, pepper mills, and many other items. I have talked to a few people who have told me that the variable speed lathes do not have enoug...

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Making the garage a shop #6: Every project has 'em. The first setback

03-03-2011 04:29 AM by Shawn K. | 7 comments »

I discovered my first setback in the shop conversion today. It spurs from two things, my naivete and the government, but it boils down to one word, permits. When I was planning this little excursion, I planned to do things in stages. One wall at a time, spend the money over time, and reap the benefits of finished walls, hang some cabinets, hang some lumber racks, free up space to keep moving forward. But I started wondering about permits. I wondered if ‘finishing’ the ga...

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Shoe Bench #2: The Base

03-03-2011 04:29 AM by Jeremy Greiner | 1 comment »

The base is going to be made out of 3/4’’ plywood I chose oak plywood for two reasons, the birch ply at my local borg the faces are not veneered the same (one side is light, with little grain pattern the other side shows a lot of grain pattern). The oak however is consistent on both sides, and I like consistency. Secondly, I already had the oak plywood so I didn’t have to buy anything extra which is always a good reason to use it. After cutting the plywood to size I cover...

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Kitchen Reno #3: Things are starting to take shape...

03-03-2011 03:59 AM by jonww | 1 comment »

March 2011 Update There were no cabinets on this wall previous to the renovation – basically just a desk/hutch combo and a chest of drawers: Empty space before After This wall now has an 18” W x 24” D pantry unit, with 12” deep wall and 24” deep base cabinets giving them all kinds of new storage capacity. Diane decided to go for a solid maple counter top on this side of the kitchen to change things up a bit. All of the remaining base cabinets in...

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Project 365 #2: Days 60 and 61

03-03-2011 03:25 AM by scottb | 1 comment »

As often as not, my photo a day project involves me asking my daughter to “do something” cause I need a photo. Sometimes the best laid plans (of mice and men) do work out, and inspiration appears earlier in the day. Or a sunny day aligns with a warm snap, a couple unplanned days off and a little motivation actually gets me out in the shop. Motivation. Or would that be cabin fever? Day 60: Yesterday found me out enjoying time in the shop. Literally. Barely more than...

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Chippendale Cabinet Project #3: The Start Of A Good Foundation

03-03-2011 03:22 AM by William | 10 comments »


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