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Entertainment Center #3: We have panels

11-25-2009 04:17 AM by Loogie | 5 comments »

If I had one machinery purchase to do over again it would be to buy an 8” jointer and instead of a 6” model. My desire to use wider boards on this project led to a lot of time with my hand planes. I planed one face of each board flat and then ran them through my planer to get them to the proper thickness. After laying out the panels I put the mating glue joints up in my face vise and planed them with my trusty Stanley #7. I feel that doing this always gives me a really great glue ...

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Making a honey dipper

11-25-2009 02:37 AM by paulcoyne | 10 comments »

Well i have my first xmas craft fair on sunday and the list of things to do is mounting up, looking forward to it but have a bit of work to do first, i suppose being made unemployed will aid my progresion. made a batch of honey dippers to sell and at the end of the batch was getting quicker and quicker so decided to record it, i am in no way a production turner and only ever recived one lesson in turning so i do a lot of things arse ways but thats just how i taught myself… cheers goo...

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Kite Camera Reel #6: Lighten Up!

11-25-2009 02:14 AM by CaptainSkully | 5 comments »

Here’s the two reels after I strategically removed about half the wood. It’s still strong, but a whole lot lighter to stuff into the luggage. We’ve addressed the canting keel problem of the camera, and we got our camera/enclosure in the mail today, so I think we’re set. I figured out how to invert .avi video, so we’re going to hang the camera upside down from the middle of the parallel linkage. Tomorrow, we’re going to jump on a boat for an hour and...

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My Hand Tool Journey #2: Hand Plane Use

11-25-2009 01:46 AM by Kent Shepherd | 9 comments »

In part one of this series I showed you many of the hand tools I have accumulated over the years. I guess having fantastic tools doesn’t mean much if you never use them. To be honest, I owned several of mine long before I really knew how to properly tune-up, sharpen, or use them. I guess having my Bridge City planes kinda of spoiled me, because they were so good from the box, I needed no skill to set them up or sharpen them. Then I bought a Leigh-Nielson low angle block plane. It too ne...

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View John's profile

Chair back joinery almost done

11-25-2009 01:45 AM by John | 2 comments »

Put in a good days work in the shop and man did it feel good. You know those days where it just flows. Today was one of those. I had an HVAC contractor come over today to look at the furnace so I just started chopping out mortises for the spindles while he worked. I used a mortise chisel for the first time and really liked the way it performed versus a bench chisel for that task. I finished the mortise and tenons for the chair back rails and stiles. In the picture its just standing upright on...

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Got my Rockler.com order

11-25-2009 01:29 AM by Xodus | 3 comments »

Purchased the Turnlock Sign Routing set and a 20 lb box of assorted hardwood scraps. My wife thinks I’m crazy for ordering scrap wood but I got some real nice pieces of walnut and ash that will i will be using for the chessboard I am wanting to start. I don’t have a bandsaw yet so I am going to be cutting down the boards when I visit my Grandparents over the holiday. I think my Grandpa is as excited as I am ;)

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Shaker side table #1: planning and Sketch up drawings

11-24-2009 10:29 PM by Mike Gager | 11 comments »

Recently my wife and i started doing some remodeling on our house and I found some old boards and thought that it would be cool to make something out of them. The wood is basically just several pieces of pine and some douglas fir 2×4s. Nothing really spectacular at all but hey free wood is free wood and this stuff is likely original to the house which was built in the 1930s so there is some history to it. Anyways ive been racking my brain on what to do with the stuff with several idea...

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A New Bench for Hand Work #2: Let's take it from the top

11-24-2009 09:51 PM by Sean | 8 comments »

I have known that I wanted to build a Roubo bench for a long while now. A few months ago, more than I want to try and figure out, I purchased enough 2×10x12’ hem-fir to build a bench 24” x 60” with 3” square legs and a 3” thick top. I brought the unwieldy 12’ long boards home and cut them all in half on my back deck then brought them down to the basement and stacked them temporarily (read improperly). It was at this point I undertook a wedding gift ...

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Video Shop Tip #1: Band Saw Blade Drift

11-24-2009 09:26 PM by Brian Havens | 17 comments »

Now that I have my web site in order, I have had time to resume working on videos. Here is the link and the writeup:Band Saw Blade DriftAll too often band saw blade drift is a phenomenon that vexes woodworkers who are new to resawing on the band saw, more...

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A Visit With LJ Members

11-24-2009 08:45 PM by Todd A. Clippinger | 22 comments »

I got to meet a couple of LJ members last night from Auburn, WA and we had a great visit. I got in contact with Topamax and we decided to get together for a visit right away. Not long after I got to his house, another LJ member showed up. Topamax had called a couple of other guys and one of them, Studie, was able to make it over for a visit. We talked for quite a while. Not only do we have a common interest in woodworking, but we all have our own business and work in the trades. There w...

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