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Lauren's Bed #1: A Start to the Modified Captain's Bed for Lauren

01-19-2011 06:57 AM by Jesse Schutt | 0 comments »

I’ve been slowly working on building a modified captain’s bed for my 3 year old daughter. I thought I’d document some of the progress here. It’s been a fun project so far and my wife is itching for me to get it completed. This is the initial concept that I came up with after seeing a similar bed in a local furniture store. Lauren’s room isn’t very large, so having some storage under the bed is really a bonus. Lauren outgrew her crib and small b...

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Extremely Average #319: Just an update...

01-19-2011 06:21 AM by Ecocandle | 4 comments »

Hello all, I did some cleaning of the shop tonight. Nothing worth writing about though. I have still been adding chapters to Henry Wood. I just realized that I have been neglecting the LJ folks. I am sorry about that. There are seven or eight more chapters up now. I just posted ch 45, and I think the last one I told you about was 37. If you click on the Henry Wood heading at the top, they are all grouped together. It is pretty close to 50,000 words now, so this one is offically a n...

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Built-In Bed #14: Drawer Fronts

01-19-2011 04:55 AM by Scott R. Turner | 0 comments »

(The Story So Far: Our Hero is constructing a built-in bed for his daughter, with inadequate tools and woodworking experience. He has recently moved on to the drawer-building phase.) Over the weekend I found time to install the top two drawers into the bookcase ends of the built-in. I used these drawer slides from Woodworker’s Hardware, and I can recommend them to anyone looking for cheaper but well-made drawer slides. As far as I can tell, these are identical to the much more ex...

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Juniper One Board Project Competition #5: Dez's design suggestion a Home Run!

01-19-2011 02:02 AM by Lee Barker | 1 comment »

Dez suggested it and I trusted his eye and I am extremely pleased with the result. I introduced the lower curve just on the front and back, not the sides, figuring I could add the latter if I liked the former. None of the above. I liked the former—a lot—but it was clear that to do it on the sides was not the right thing. Your judgment may differ, and I’m open to comments, but I am taking it like this to the meeting in February. There, the critical eyes of the mem...

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Rest in peace my fallen brother

01-19-2011 01:24 AM by BigTiny | 15 comments »

Earlier today, Sgt. Ryan Russell of the Metropolitab Toronto Police Service was laid to rest.14,000 brothers in blue from all over North America escorted him to his final rest after his young life was ended in the line of duty attempting to stop a stolen snow plow that was running amok.He is survived by a wife and a 2 year old son. Sgt. Russell’s service to his city did not end with his death. He carried a signed organ donor card, and his eyes are now aiding a young child to see the...

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Shop #4: Bench Legs, Stretcher Questions and Lumber Rack

01-19-2011 01:20 AM by Big Ben | 5 comments »

I have not had much shop time but I have glued up and pegged the legs. The pegs worked well and the joint as very tight. But I do have some questions on the stretcher, currently I have the two stretchers at 2 5/8” Wide x 3” High x 48” Long. My question that size (2 5/8” x 3”) sufficient to hold the following: Drill Press

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Rogue Fine Living #1: Natural Lines- the work of Jeffro Uitto

01-19-2011 12:34 AM by Rogue | 0 comments »

If you’re a crab or a seagull on the Washington coast, there is one guy that has just become a part of the coastal scenery. His rugged figure just blends into the coastline. Blending in is helped by the fact that he’s usually lugging around a piece of drift wood that is commonplace on the inlet near Tokeland. His bent form under the weight of the wet wood perfectly mimics the shape of the gnarled piece he carries. (Read the rest of the artical at

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My love of the Scrollsaw

01-19-2011 12:22 AM by jerrells | 5 comments »

About three months ago, I purchased a scrollsaw to add to my small collection of tools. Now it has become my favorite tool to use. Easy to set up, turn it on and scroll for a few minutes or hours. Also, I think I have picked up the techniques of this tool faster than any other. I have completed about five projects (some posted here) and have a list of many more I want to try. One of the greatest things I have fount is Steve Good’s blog and pattern site. Once I found that, with all th...

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LJs meetings in Paris,France #2: Junk food with MaFe

01-18-2011 11:56 PM by Sodabowski | 11 comments »

Well after a quick shopping tour at my workplace, we settled for a while at the nearby Quick JFood restaurant and, well basically we were two gourmets eating sh!t. Y’know, like if Maloof were to make something out of over-rotten wood falling to dust, with no stabilizers around and with the worst of all tools.Here is a proof of our unholly act: and a big up to our fellow LJs :)

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Stickley High Chest #2: Drawers

01-18-2011 11:40 PM by Greg | 2 comments »

All the drawers have been cut, dovetailed, and glued. I struggled a bit with the dovetails. I used a dovetailing jig and started with an older router that I have. I finished a couple of drawers and then my router bit started moving from the center of the bushing to the edge. I had to scrap the drawer sides from one of the smaller drawers. Luckily, I didn’t screw-up on the walnut front. The particular router (1.5 hp Ryobi with plastic threaded height adjustment) that I started with doesn...

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