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The Impossible #5: Fearless

06-15-2010 07:12 PM by BritBoxmaker | 44 comments »

Today I sanded, I sliced, I diced and I shaped. I was not at home to Mr. Cockup. Today I’m fierce and to the strains of ‘Fearless’ off, Pink Floyd’s Meddle off I went. All this took just two hours.. First I sanded all the slices to 6.93mm then I glued them together (superglue, most precise and quickest) Then I shaped the triagle ends on the disc sander The I fulfilled my promise of yesterday and chopped them into little pieces Back to the...

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Tool Mod #1: Handscrew Dogs

06-15-2010 06:10 PM by swirt | 19 comments »

If you have 3/4” bench dog holes on your bench and a couple of handscrew clamps then in 10 minutes you can merge the two into a very flexible and powerful clamping system that works with small boards, long boards and even irregular pieces. I’ll let the photos tell the story … and keep in mind, the modification to the handscrew does not prevent you from using it as an ordinary handscrew too. I use them on my workbench and my sawbenches. Clicking on any ...

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Table saw island #6: Finished parts/hardware trays

06-15-2010 05:35 PM by 559dustdesigns | 4 comments »

Here you see some of the trays with the drawer fronts completed.This picture is a close up of the drawer fronts with custom wood pulls. Not sure what to call this style pull but it worked great for this application. I needed to make them low profile in order to clear the cabinet doors that they reside behind.More pictures of the parts trays.On the left side of the front of the Table saw island, I had two pull out trays behind cabinet doors. These trays now have drawer fronts to match the part...

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Cabinet Project Tour

06-15-2010 04:38 PM by thewoodwhisperer | 20 comments »

A quick tour of my recent cabinet project. I hope you enjoy!

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Advice on Cane Making

06-15-2010 03:49 PM by mmh | 8 comments »

I’ve enjoyed posting my work on Lumberjocks and have grown quite a bit through the exposure here and I’m flattered that my work has stimulated others to make their own canes. I’ve even received a few inquires on “How to make/design a cane”, but unfortunately time does not allow me to go into much detail as I could spend hours trying to give advice to all the inquiries which would take me away from my chores and workshop time. I do have an Instructables posted through one of my projects and...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #13: Is The Customer Really ALWAYS Right?

06-15-2010 01:34 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 16 comments »

I was going to skip the writing thing today because I am at the point of cutting for most of the day and I won’t have anything new to show for a day or two, but then last night something came up that I thought I would talk about today and get your opinions on. I think you are starting to get to know me a little bit and I am beginning to get to know some of you too from your responses to my posts and I would really like your honest opinion if you feel so inclined regarding my reaction t...

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Starting up a workshop the second time around. #1: Background and gathering the resources.

06-15-2010 07:37 AM by David Kirtley | 3 comments »

Once upon a time, I had a pretty well outfitted workshop. Plenty of tools and workspace. After having most of my tools stolen in a break-in, I put woodworking on hold. Thankfully, they mostly took the tools that I was least interested in and attached to. I boxed up what I could salvage and now, 12 or so years later, I live somewhere else and have started getting geared up to make some stuff. The nice thing about starting over is that you don’t have to make the same mistakes again. T...

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Haidyn's Crib #6 - Toddler Bed, Day Bed, Full Size Bed

06-15-2010 04:39 AM by ND2ELK | 20 comments »

This is the different assemblies that can be made out of the 4-in-1 crib. To make the crib into the toddler bed, the front is removed and the toddler guard rail is connected to the end assemblies. To make the crib into the day bed, the toddler guard rail is removed and the front caps are bolted onto the end assemblies. To make the crib into the full size bed, you remove the end assemblies and attach the bed rails with slats to the head and front assemblies of the crib. ...

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Extremely Average #164: A Conversation About Marketing with A Professional Woodworker

06-15-2010 04:05 AM by Ecocandle | 0 comments »

Hello All, Tonight’s blog is vastly different from my usual fare. I had a conversation on Twitter today, with professional woodworker Adam King. It was very interesting and got me thinking about marketing. This was the main subject of the blog. I also was wondering how many of the people who stop by my site have their own blogs or websites. Another gentleman, who has been a loyal reader, has been promoting my site on his blog roll. He just quietly put it on his site and never...

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Torsion Box Assembly Table #6: Front Vice

06-15-2010 02:07 AM by Morton | 7 comments »

The Assembly Table has been in great use for the last months.  It’s awesome to have a perfectly flat reference surface on which to assemble projects. However, one problem I’ve had since I replaced the top is the front vice.  My old top was 1.5” thick and the front vice was level with the top.  The new torsion box top is thicker (about 4”) and so the top of the vice sits about 2” below the table top.  That makes it near impossible to clamp many things an...

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