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Cross Training

1898 days ago by Eric | 3 comments »

When going through marathon training (I ran three in 2001 and hope to run another in December of this year), one thing that you should always incorporate is cross-training. Typically one day a week, do something other than running to perhaps develop supporting muscle groups, or at least to give your body a little variety. While I’m not too sure how much it will “develop supporting muscle groups” for my woodworking, I have picked up a new hobby. Thanks to a birthday presen...

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Checkerboard End Grain Cutting Board #2: Putting it together

1898 days ago by Brad_Nailor | 5 comments »

Ok, when I last left you this cutting board was just a Sketchup design. After a trip to the hard wood dealer and some basic milling I arrived at this very hefty glue up. I tried to do the ripping on my BOSCH, but even with a thin kerf blade it was a little too much for that saw, so I took over my buddies cabinet shop! Here are some shots of the first glue up..Here is the blank, out of the clamps and sanded to 1 1/2” thick..Ok, now the fun part..After squaring one end up on the radial ar...

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Rust Problems

1898 days ago by woodymays | 7 comments »

I was wondering if anyone ever used gun bluing to treat the bare metal on table saws?

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Unknown Wood / Unknown Project #3: Angel Inlay is Finnished

1898 days ago by scrappy | 6 comments »

Finnished the Angel Inlay! Got a little distracted for a few days so did not get much done. Will be working more tonight, so hope to get this sanded flat and put on a backer board. Will make frame this weekend. Time to get back to work. haha Thanks for looking. Please leave all comments and suggestions. Scrappy

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LSD Workbench #1: LSD Hickory Bench

1898 days ago by Red Rocks School of Fine Woodworking | 2 comments »

This workbench has had an interesting history. The Hickory was donated by National Lumber Supply. This Hickory makes up the majority of the top. The trestle (base) is constructed in Ash. The height was set for shorter students, actually using a student in one of the fundamentals classes as a model for the bench height. The height is around 30” – so considerably shorter than our normal benches. The bench trestle got it’s start as a demo for the Fall 09 workbench class. The joi...

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found wood #5: more Ficus microcarpa

1898 days ago by Gary Fixler | 5 comments »

Remember that haul last week of fig logs? I used the new dolly to move them around back: Here’s the load by the light of day: Exactly one week later, running home on my lunch break, I found ANOTHER PILE of them in the same spot, from the same tree likely. Of course, I had to back up, pull over, and load those in, too :) Pretty big! This rooty section had wood chunks that didn’t match. I think they’re Douglas fir, from a fence or garden somethi...

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Getting back in shop #1: Warming Up!

1898 days ago by NorCalNate | 4 comments »

How many fun Blog readers will I get? The clever pun in the title should really draw you readers in. I am loosing my Administration job in 2 weeks and I continue the search. I hope to teach woodshop again in the fall, but have been out of the shop for 5 years. I need ideas, helps, plans etc. I will try to sign up for a refresher course at the local community college, but the biggest challenge will be trying to reach the kids. A High School student is never an easy thing to tame. Any good thi...

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found wood #4: quick and dirty homemade dolly (for moving huge logs)

1898 days ago by Gary Fixler | 5 comments »

If you recall the enormous gum tree logs I rescued recently, you might have wondered how I was going to move them all. Crushing manly strength alone? Nah, I was still pretty shot after lifting them into the truck in the first place. I slapped together a dolly out of scrap 2×4s (left over from the log rack shelves) with deck screws and some pocket holes (and screws), and a pair of rubber wheels and matching axle bolts that I ended up not needing for another project about a month back. ...

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Furniture School #9: It’s beginning to look a lot like a piano bench!

1898 days ago by TraumaJacques | 1 comment »

Well fellow LJ’s this project is beginning to take shape. Last night I glued up the frames and fitted the top. I realised I had enough lumber to make a shelf. So I quickly designed a shelf that could be added after glue up. The instructor had a Kreg Jig® Master System so I took advantage of it to learn a new skill. After a few test piece I managed to drill holes to secure the shelf after glue up. I want to cut three slots in the centre piece to add visual interest to th...

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003: under [garage] door shelving cabinet #4: cabinet doors work begins

1898 days ago by Gary Fixler | 4 comments »

For the doors, I had a look through my stock piles, and this board, a 1/4”x8”x4’ tulip poplar plank – picked up at Home Depot months ago simply because it was so unusually pretty – really spoke to me. The picture makes things a lot more yellow than they are in real life. It’s loaded with purples (which will probably fade in time to brown), browns, greens, yellows, and lots of gradients. From those dimensions, I built a Sketchup model of the doors ove...

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