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Island #3: Islands are set

1922 days ago by cabinetmaster | 8 comments »

The islands were stained, glazed and lacquered. Then we loaded them both into the truck for delivery. It rained all the way to the job site but quit long enough for us to get them unloaded. It took about 8 guys to get them into the house and set in place. After setting in place I attached 4 corbels, (4 still in shop getting outlets put in them) and installed the 2 spice racks. Karson, you can now see how huge this main kitchen is. The whole room is about 30’ X 30&#...

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002: a rolling base for my planer #5: staining

1922 days ago by Gary Fixler | 13 comments »

I know dark colors are a bad idea in a dusty shop, but I just couldn’t resist their siren song. Time to go crash my boat on the rocks! I looked at the colors of the planer, and with the help of our office manager at my company, decided I wanted a black cabinet with a red drawer. I labored over my choices for an hour in Home Depot, and even had them unpack stock boxes to get some Minwax ‘blank’ stain so we could mix up some reds. I chose “Spice” and “Chin...

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391challenge pen #4: It's Done!!!

1923 days ago by jeffthewoodwacker | 4 comments »

Took a little break and then went back to the shop to finish up the 391challenge cherry burl pen. Here we go right off the mandrall and ready to assemble. Challenge391 cherry burl pen assembled. Top is a piece of spalted willow from Steve that I glued onto part of the cherry burl blank from Karson – east meets west! Bottom is the rest of the cherry burl that I stabilized with inlace. I wanted...

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391challenge pen #3: Heading towards the finish line

1923 days ago by jeffthewoodwacker | 5 comments »

I got up bright and early today (okay I was up early but not so bright!) and decided to give the challenge391 cherry burl pen blank that Karson included in round 3 of the Pen Trade box. Got it all mounted up on the pen mandrall and now Karson will take a trip at 3000 rpm. I anticipated that there would be some more voids in the burl as I turned it down to size and saved all the shavings to fill in any small voids, cracks or holes. Here the pen blank is turned part way down and there ...

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Wood pile

1923 days ago by bluchz | 4 comments »

While at work the other day i realized that i might be “sitting on a gold min.” Well not really the old gold mine is about a mile from where i’m working, anyway i was looking at the waste pile near the log loader and saw ’ and 3’ chunks of wood. Most of it was oak but there is some hickory and maple. Most of this stuff is probably firewood quality but there are some short straight pieces. Will these pieces dry here and still be usable for lumber? ohh and 1 mo...

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Border to the Why do I?

1923 days ago by degoose | 18 comments »

Just a notion I had to make a different border for the drunken chess board..The Idea is to take the border 1/2” away from the outer edge of the board.. and hold it there with brass pins.???What do you think?

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First cabinets #2: Face frames completed

1923 days ago by Mark Gipson | 9 comments »

The weather has been kind to me again today and I was able to get outside and do some more work on the cabinets for my shop and kitchen.Today I built and fitted the face frames to both kitchen cabinets. Here are some construction details for those interested. The cabinets sides and bottoms are 3/4” Thai plywood, the backs are 8mm ply (the wood here is mainly in metric sizes).I used my router to cut dados in the sides for the bottom which was then fixed in place with glue and s...

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Inspiration and where do you get it?

1923 days ago by degoose | 20 comments »

Just a bit of frivolity..I get much of my inspiration from the first two tools I bought.The fridge is 23 years old .. bought it when I got married. It got a little rusty just like me and when I was re painting one of the rooms in the house I splashed a quick coat on the old fridge. The chair is not quite so old but is also well used.I sit and think and sometimes drink. This has not often failed me.I took a coupla pics of my inspitational chair and inspirational fridge for Ellen. I hope they ...

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Things with Rings

1923 days ago by kolwdwrkr | 4 comments »

We realize that stuff, as silly as it may seem, always begin with things. Things become stuff. Is it arguable? Maybe. But the things that become stuff are very important, and we must undertand them and their relevance. These things assembled are stuff. The stuff that is appreciated. Why don’t we appreciate the things? What came first, The chicken or the egg? We may never know the answer to that question. What comes first, things or stuff? The obvious answer is things, the very t...

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Matt's Long Awaited Workshop Renovation #11: After Two Months.....

1923 days ago by Matt | 9 comments »

Complete! Well, it’s as close to complete as it can get without dragging this series along for another year or two. After all, are our workshops ever really ‘complete’. This project started the weekend of my birthday around March 25th and today, I’m putting a fork in this series. Overall, R-13 insulation was installed in the walls, drywall, a 100amp subpanel, surface mounted electrical outlets and conduit, 4 ‘2-bulb’ 4ft light fixtures, ceiling recept...

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