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Oita to Kumamoto trip (Kyushu area)

1961 days ago by Junji | 4 comments »

Believe or not, the Japanese old style Ryokan (Inn) has a internet service here in Kyushu! Don’t have much time to use it, because it’s public PC, but here is what I have seen today. Here is a coffee house next to A hot spring/inn and you can see the old structure oh the beams. Oh it was beautiful. And thsi is where we had lunch (soba noodle) And this is where I am staying (Ryokan “inn”) Always see these houses with big surprises and respects.

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Happy Birthday - Name That Turn

1961 days ago by trifern | 114 comments »

In honor of Lumberjocks 3rd birthday, and my 1st anniversary of turning, I am giving away this hollow form vase. I turned my first bowl March 4, 2008. I have posted most of my turnings over the last year. Lumberjocks has been a great resource and inspiration to me. The kind words (even when I did not deserve them) and the insightful critiques (I deserve more critique) has allowed me to grow as an artist, a woodworker, and a person. For that I say “Thank You!” I have always named all my ...

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Footstools #1: My first real woodworking project

1961 days ago by Mark Gipson | 4 comments »

One of the excuses I used to get started with woodworking (and spend money on tools of course) was that I wanted to build 5 footstools for our beauty salon. Our customers currently rest their feet on some rather horrible pink plastic footstools that cost 49 baht or less from the local supermarket. They look a bit out of place and the top is hard to keep clean. I can do better than that I thought! This blog will detail my adventures in trying to build these footstools. These are my first real ...

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Tree IDs #4: Silver Birch (Betula pendula)

1961 days ago by Gary Fixler | 7 comments »

I believe this will be the last of the trees I post in this ongoing series that I’ve already identified. I think it’ll be more fun for me and anyone else following along to go on the hunt for a tree’s name and species along with me than for me to simply post an encyclopedic entry of each tree. I didn’t take proper pics of the 2 or 3 others I’ve identified either, so they’re not worth posting yet anyway. I do intend to follow up identifications with more abo...

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random #1: Walnut Wood - I just need to know...

1962 days ago by Gary Fixler | 19 comments »

Does anyone else – when working with black walnut – think it smells delicious? I just want to eat it whenever I’m cutting it. I was recently cutting out a ball blank from a glue-up of walnut, maple, and wenge, the latter two of which don’t really have a smell when cut. But the walnut! My dull band saw blade was more burning than cutting, and I was just about drooling all over the table. It smelled like warm cinnamon chocolate bread pudding. I almost ran to the bakery i...

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Motorized Router Lift - wiring video

1962 days ago by John Nixon | 7 comments »

Hi Everyone, Over the weekend, I made two videos on how to do the wiring for my Motorized Router Lift. If you were thinking of making one for yourself, this video series should help you along a bit. The electronics are pretty simple, so don’t be intimidated. I also show how to make a cool looking and functional control panel for the Motorized Router Lift:

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Rocking Chairs I Love #10: Rocking Chairs I Love: Digest of Makers

1962 days ago by Furnitude | 0 comments »

The final post of my rocking chair series is a digest of the makers I featured. I hope you enjoyed the series.

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Jewelery Box

1962 days ago by Paul | 5 comments »

Click on Thumbnail pic for larger view Haven’t posted for many moons. Working an a reverse negative of a box plan in the October 05 issue of WOOD. Plan calls for curly maple for the carcase and wenge for the accents. I rummaged through the cut offs and used walnut for the carcase and maple for the accents. Got some seriously out-of-tune and dull tools, so there’s a good bit of fussing and gap filling to do. ;)

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I Never Use Plans

1962 days ago by Rogue | 28 comments »

I started woodworking seriously when I was in junior year of art school. I was sick of my profs telling me how to do this and that, and mostly what this and that meant conseptually. I knew to continue in my career after school I had to find something that was mine. Something that I could express myself in that they hadn’t destriod with their rule. To be able to have the level of fluidity in wood that I needed however I knew I had to build a knowladge base that transended plans. Once th...

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001: maple lazy susan #3: finishing work begins

1962 days ago by Gary Fixler | 3 comments »

Getting close to the end here, and I finally locked down my simple finishing schedule. Here’s how it’s looking right now: It looks a little blotchy, and it is, but that will be healed up soon, I believe. Here’s what you’re seeing so far, and what I did tonight: 1) light sanding to break the edges a bit, refine a few things, tack-cloth away the dust2) very light foam brush coat of Zinssler® Bulls Eye® SealCoat™, w/ 45 minute dry time3) light sanding with 150-g...

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