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Not quite in the workshop... #7: Painfully busy weekend, very little (read NO) shop time...

03-29-2010 05:11 AM by dbhost | 6 comments »

It hurts to type right now. Why, oh why didn’t I just hire a contractor? Oh yeah, I wanted the job done right. Gotcha… So anyway, I don’t even recall, did I regale you with tales of insulation following me home from Home Depot? Well that is as good of a place as any to start. So here goes… After yet another punishing electric bill, we decided that we were going to go to HD and pick up some Owens Corning R30 unfaced rolls. I figured at the price I had seen before,...

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3rd LJ Anniversary!!! WOOT!!

03-29-2010 04:28 AM by Napaman | 22 comments »

Well…today…hard to believe is then end of my 3rd year as a member of LJ’s!!! Hard to believe we are approaching 20,000 woodworkers and I think I was here in the first 500 or so…I have never been the most prolific poster…but I do check in nearly everyday…and at times many more… I was just reading my profile which states “I am a beginner”...I find myself at a cross roads tonight…I still feel in may was like a beginner…with so...

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Baby Crib #4: Stairway to heaven

03-29-2010 04:09 AM by MDeSchepper | 1 comment »

Was able to get quite a bit accomplished despite a major setback. Back on my 1st blog I showed how I was working from some plans I purchased which offered full size templates for the legs. I have learned a very valuable lesson from this and to my fellow LJ’s I hope you learn one as well. DOUBLE CHECK THE DIMENSIONS! Found out the “full size” templates were not exactly to scale. The legs I cut on the band saw were about 2 1/2” shorter than they should have been. A...

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Extremely Average #86: Half Blind Light bulb Mortise

03-29-2010 04:08 AM by Ecocandle | 3 comments »

Hello All, Today I cut my first half blind light bulb mortise. I am quite proud of it. I have blogged about how I came to cut such a beast. It was really fun. Ok, now I have some glue ups to do. I love this stuff. Brian

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Philadelphia 2010 Furniture Show Photos

03-29-2010 04:03 AM by Eric M. Saperstein | 3 comments »!/album.php?aid=154072&id=187687888147&ref=mf A few photos from this year’s Philadelphia Furniture show are up on our facebook page – just in case anyone is interested!

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Sunshine Yacht Tender Model #2: Lofting Pt. 1

03-29-2010 03:08 AM by kharder | 4 comments »

I started the process of lofting, drawing the 3D shape hull from front top and side views, based on the measurements from the plans using a scale of 2” = 1’. I have followed the same process that is required for a full size hull, but my scale will result in a hull 21” long and 8” wide. To create the full sized enlargement of the lines of the hull, the plans list points along the various curves which are carefully laid out on a grid and connected with long flexible ...

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Storage for this old house... #6: Face frame and doors...

03-29-2010 02:26 AM by RichClark | 0 comments »

Once again.. were building.. I made the face frame and the door frames… Face frame was pretty straight forward. I measured, laid out the feet and then cut them out…. > Then I clamped them out and marked out the tenon’s and cut the mortises… Here is a test fit… > Kay, Frame done I pretty much did them same.. cutting out the Bottom doors the Tops of the Upper doors are arched SO I thought I would explain them in detail… First I made a Temp...

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Drum making #2: Poplar drum

03-29-2010 02:23 AM by skeeter | 5 comments »

Here it is unclamped. It is amazingly within a 1/32 inch roundness. Good enough.

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Shopsmith Restoration #6: Stripping and Cleaning

03-29-2010 12:35 AM by PG_Zac | 6 comments »

I have spent the last several days down with a nasty bug as did most in our house, so the work slacked off a lot. Anyway – so on to more stripping and starting the cleaning. Here is the inside of the headstock with a bucket of bits..I have found that the speed control sheave assembly needs to be replaced – the wire loop is supposed to be fixed in the end of the shaft with a bearing. Bearing is gone and the wire is near worn through..Headstock completely dismantled and brushed...

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More of a LumberJock than I thought...

03-29-2010 12:10 AM by MsDebbieP | 24 comments »

Mar. 28/10 My daughter and son-in-law just bought their first (and hopefully “only”) house. I told them to go look at antique furniture before buying anything. I said, “think quality and think life-time”. Although they haven’t purchased anything yet they didn’t go looking at antique stores first. They asked me to go check out some of the “wood” furniture that they were looking at. I didn’t think that I’d be able to tell them w...

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