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My Grandfathers Woodworking cont... #1: My Grandfathers Woodworking

01-16-2011 01:02 PM by DougH | 9 comments »

This is a lathe that may grandfather built back in the 30s. My uncle had it since my grandfather passed away in the early 70s. I was able to get it when they auctioned my uncle’s belongings to keep him in assisted living. It is fairly simple but very functional. I spent most of the day going through everything and it is in amazing shape. The lathe is basically angle iron and pipefittings with brass bushings. Each fitting has an oiler on top. You turn a little brass fitting until a ho...

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Cherry Burl #1: Drying

01-16-2011 04:05 AM by Clay Ortiz | 6 comments »

One day after an unproductive morning hunt, with my youngest son I came across this burl on the way back to camp. I have been seeing them all over this new club we joined this year and decided this one was small enough to experiment with. It is about 10” tall and 5” in diameter. I haven’t been able to find any good info on the right way to dry a burl so I thought I would ask you guys for some advise. At this point all I have done is to cut the bark off and put ...

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Which method will work the best?

01-16-2011 01:34 AM by nobuckle | 6 comments »

Last summer a friend of mine gave me a small red oak drop leaf table that he had stored in his shed. For him it was a “when I get around to it” project. Well, he never got around to it. When he gave it to me it was in pretty rough shape. The top was starting to separate due to the effects of the environment it was in. The table was partially disassembled so when I got it home I finished the process by removing all the hardware and parts that hold the top to the legs. The le...

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what i've been doing #9: fixing error's and dry fit

01-16-2011 01:28 AM by Dave | 2 comments »

First off I had to plug the hole’s the dado’s left at the end of the rails. Once that was done then I used a flush cut saw and removed the excess.The next step was to even out the top of the rails with the leg assembly. They were a little proud because my dowel jig leaves something to be desired. Now its time to predrill and dry fit the piano hinge. Not bad for a bench on a bench. You can see the live edge I left on the bottom rear of the bench seat. I had to take ...

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Bandsaw Series #1: Backwards teeth on blade ?!?

01-16-2011 12:57 AM by Paul Pomerleau | 18 comments »

Well, I’m REALLY new at the woodworking game, and I went out and bought myself a lot of power tools during the Christmas Holidays. One of which is a 15” floor model bandsaw. Today I decided I am going to start a bandsaw box. So I glued a bunch of wood together and stated to cut through. Rememer, this is my very first time using a bandsaw. I noticed it wasn’t feeding as I figured that it should, suddenly smoke started coming out of the wood, I stopped everything, checked the ...

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Extreme Birdhouses , Caters News U.K

01-15-2011 11:58 PM by john | 19 comments »

This morning i got a phone call from a newspaper publication in the U.K called Caters News Agency .They just recently saw a segment on National Geographic that i did a while ago and now they want to do a article on my Extreme Birdhouses . They also mentioned that their newspaper is distributed all over the world . I am very excited !! :-)

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Dining Room Set Refurbish #3: First chair ready to assemble

01-15-2011 10:35 PM by mtkate | 6 comments »

Plenty of elbow grease went into this…. but my first chair is finally prepped and ready to assemble. I am going to let the pieces “rest” for the day. Only 5 more chairs, a table and a buffet to go (LOL). ....I learned that this set has a flaw in the design – nearly all of the leg posts that join onto the rails holding the seat area together are cracked. The mortise wall was simply too thin to the edge to sustain over the years. I am already starting the fixes on ...

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Danish beauty moves to South Africa

01-15-2011 09:48 PM by Div | 13 comments »

She actually came quite some time ago. It was love at first sight for me and I wanted it to be more than just a fling. I was after a permanent relationship but how could I be sure? What about the culture shock? It must be very hard to give up a comfortable life in the culture rich Old World and contemplate an uncertain future in a little Third world country at the very bottom of darkest Africa; strange people speaking strange languages living strange lives, wide open spaces with dangerous ...

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Building My Work Shop #11: Powermatic 66 vs The Rest

01-15-2011 09:43 PM by Crushgroovin | 9 comments »

I have finally decided to make the big move to a real Table Saw. Ditching the Shopsmith and getting individual tools instead. Picked to a nice Drill Press yesterday, getting a Delta Disc/Belt Sander today, already have a Lathe, Bandsaw, and others. Browsing my favorite local Shopping Mall (Craigslist) I come across some nice looking hybrid & Cabinet saws priced all over the map. For the most part there are some amazing old Table Saws that would be very nice. The Grizzly 3HP saws are ar...

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endpin jack install on a snow fun filled day

01-15-2011 09:38 PM by alexis221woodworks | 2 comments »

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