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unconventional dyes

01-13-2011 07:08 AM by coolhand | 2 comments »

So, I have been carving some spoons out of maple for some christmas gifts and I started finding some really incredible figure in the maple I was using. So I decided to try out a trick that guitar makers use to pop the grain—the two stage dye job! The idea is to dye the wood with a dark base color, sand it back so that the dark color only stays in the figured grain, then dye again with the lighter color. Add a glossy top coat and you have the deepest looking figure around. So since...

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A much needed fold down outfeed table in the making.

01-13-2011 06:27 AM by tedth66 | 5 comments »

I’ve been sick of using the 12” wide outfeed roller stand for over a year now. I’m finally making a fold down outfeed table that’ll only add about an inch to the saw cabinet when the table is folded down. I had to take a different approach and make a frame attached to my cabinet and the cast iron wing. After attaching the support arms I added a couple of angle iron pieces to the inside to prevent flex in the wings and then added the maple back and a poplar strip...

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Gibson style guitar

01-13-2011 01:10 AM by alexis221woodworks | 0 comments »

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Jet JJ-6CSX #1: What do I have to work with?

01-13-2011 12:31 AM by twoblacklabs | 11 comments »

I have just acquired an older Jet JJ-6CSX. Is it a Craigslist Gloat? Well that is yet to be determined. However I am quite certain that the description of “Almost New” in the ad wasn’t exactly accurate. But after several weeks of searching and a few days of haggling, I found myself driving 150 miles to trade a shotgun for a jointer. And after 150 miles, I wasn’t eager to return home empty handed. So I took the chance. What I ended up with was indeed a JJ-6CSX. howev...

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Huck is Back!!!!!

01-12-2011 09:44 PM by Huckleberry | 9 comments »

So I have been hit with a lot of emails asking where we’ve been. We took a break and re-focused our material. We had some good things and some bad things on our show. So we hope to get rid of the bad (lighting, poor audio, better clarity ect…) and enhance the good. We have out fitted ourselves with nicer camera equipment and tools, of which we will be airing some buying tips as we wanted to keep it like the average “Joe” shop. So here are some pictures of the upgr...

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DragonFly Harp #6: 1/12/2011

01-12-2011 09:24 PM by Donna Menke | 10 comments »

Doesn’t seem like 6 days have passed, but the calendar does not lie. I have a lot to catch up with.First order of the day was to edge join the pieces I would need to have wider- like for parts of the stand legs and the base of the harp.These Bessey clamps are the best.Then I needed to cut the angled sides. This was the most dreaded job, and the first rip (with the grain) on the table saw (my second least-favorite power tool). Took most of a morning to assemble the tool and then to figur...

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Juniper One Board Project Competition #2: So Now The Seat

01-12-2011 06:52 PM by Lee Barker | 0 comments »

It’s a block, 10×14, and the proportions look about right. Material is right on track: I have the four legs and the four stretchers and a small block left over which may become angle braces where the legs meet the seat bottom—I’m just not sure. The seat itself is ok. It is not quite flat, and I can get it flat, but I think it still will seem too thick. I am undecided whether to sculpt it some on the bottom side or top, or just take it down to 15/16 or so. Maybe ...

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Floating Top Plant Stands #2: Leg subassemblies assembled; sanding next.

01-12-2011 06:41 PM by Lee Barker | 1 comment »

Cherry is a peculiar critter in the way it responds to heat. It seems to be a char, but it’s not dark like other woods are charred. It’s more reddish. Even stranger, in milling the round tenons, this reddish stuff appeared on the dowels and it was like a thin crust—it could be popped off in places. It is not like charred wood, it’s more like a substance was drawn out of the wood by the heat and it cooled. Past midway in the game I figured out how to minimize i...

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Another Mush Box, and Help!!

01-12-2011 06:21 PM by stefang | 26 comments »

Last week I posted my latest turned Norwegian Porridge container. I have only made two of these. The first one was done awhile back. Instead of being carved like the new one, this one was painted with 3 coats of paint, black with antique red trim and a topcoat of poly. On top of that I rose painted it with a Norwegian traditional type of pattern. MINOR DISASTERThe rose painting didn’t turn out as good as I had hoped, so I just put it aside and it sat on the shelf for about 3-4 years....

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Ruminations, Philosophy, and Workshop Antics.......... #21: The LumberJock Syndrome, also known as the Dick Cain Syndrome

01-12-2011 06:13 PM by Jim Bertelson | 36 comments »

I dedicate this post to Dick Cain, and DennisGrosen. Dick, because like me, he has confessed to having the syndrome, and Dennis, who has spent considerable time investigating the cause, his latest focus being the devices at the entrance of the stores which may be much more than they seem. Keep up the good work Dennis, you may become famous in the arcane field of mind control. Aha….....that’s it, mind control…......that’s what they are up to. Indeed it must be the ca...

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