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Extremely Average #210: Karma is Watching

07-31-2010 04:03 AM by Ecocandle | 2 comments »

Hello LJ’s, I can’t think of a good teaser to tonight’s blog. It is, on a scale of 1 to 37, a solid 28. Of course, you are welcome to score it differently. Brian

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Tool Gloat

07-31-2010 03:42 AM by scottlatham | 6 comments »

I am always keeping my eye out for deals and do alot of walking around at flea markets and what not. The other day I was at a Habitat for Humanity Restore and found all of these hand tools left to right I found a Stanley Handyman plane, a stanley #9 1/2 a Stanley 71 1/2 router plane, a stanley bedrock plane, a stanley #53. In front is a Cincinatti tool works shave and in back is a disston model 68 dovetail saw. THe best part of all of this is I got it all for around 45 bucks and now h...

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mahogany dresser

07-31-2010 01:25 AM by dub560 | 3 comments »

i always wanted a mohagany dresser so i decided to build myself one. not really sure what design i wanted to follow and so after looking at a few on the site (i borrowed some ideas from you) i ended up with this so far. tell me what you think? my panels are 3/4 plywoodlegs are 1 1/2 squaredmoldings are just a cove and bead set up(end up trying to hide unsightly gaps after gluing up everything) i just have to fill some nail holes now drawers are being dovetailed on the jig, i̵...

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Sunshine Yacht Tender Model #8: Wood Arrives

07-31-2010 01:02 AM by kharder | 0 comments »

Yesterday I received a package from HobbyMill. Inside I found my wood order neatly packaged and individually labeled by species and thickness. Here you can see the three types Soft Maple for White Oak Alder for Western Red Cedar and Jatoba for Mahogany I am very pleased with the entire purchase from Jeff, he even through in an extra sheet of Alder since he suggested i practice the finishing since it is very soft and should probably be sealed. Build Costs: Plans – $45....

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Cutlist4.1 #3: Cutlist - more output enhancements

07-31-2010 01:00 AM by daltxguy | 2 comments »

The cutlist4.1.0pre link has been updated and anyone downloading now will now get v4.1.0.5 What’s new? Tilde (twiddle) ie ’~’ character has been restored to the cutlist window display. SU most commonly displays ’~’ on some measurements if it cannot display it accurately in the units you have selected. This might alert you that your part was not drawn correctly Tilde ( ’~’) now has been removed from the csv output ( cutlist csv and CutListPl...

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Cutting Board Disaster!

07-31-2010 12:47 AM by thewoodwhisperer | 26 comments »

The Discovery: A few months ago, I woke up one morning, poured my coffee, and was incredibly disappointed to see that my cutting board exploded! OK so maybe it wasn’t all that violent but it was cupped like crazy and had a very large split. Upon further inspection, I noticed a bit of trapped water in the center of the underside of the board. Now the thing to remember about end grain cutting boards is that even after finishing, they will still soak up moisture like a sponge. So standing ...

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a1Jim didn't get a shirt, what a shame

07-30-2010 11:08 PM by Built2Last | 13 comments »

First let me say that I think it is awful nice of Martin to give away the shirts he’s handing out.I am one of those who never win’s anything but, in this case, if I happen to win one and a1Jim doesn’t then I want mine to go to him. I really thought he would get one in the first ten that went out for the 100 most active LumberJocks.( before you say it, I know, it is a random drawing and I don’t mean to sound like I don’t appreciate what Martin is doing, because I ...

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07-30-2010 11:05 PM by eric122 | 6 comments »


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Short Shavings #3: Finishing the finish.

07-30-2010 09:20 PM by Div | 6 comments »

I once heard a wonderful little story about someone visiting a brass foundry. After observing the sand moulds and the casting process, the visitor walked over to an old man polishing a brass casting. The piece was already very shiny and quite beautiful, yet the man was patiently buffing and polishing. “It looks beautiful, when will it be finished?” the visitor asked. “Oh, it never gets finished.” the man replied. “They just come and take it away.” Many times, that is exactly how it goes wh...

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20,000 LumberJocks Celebration #11: Day Eleven

07-30-2010 08:55 PM by Martin Sojka | 9 comments »

We’re continuing our special 20,000 LumberJocks Celebration Giveaway. Here’s a brief description of this Giveaway from the original post: We will have one new LJ shirt owner every day for the next 20 days. First ten will be randomly selected from 100 most active members while next 10 will be randomly selected from the remaining 20,000 members. LumberJocks Shirt Winner for today (Day Eleven) is: ejv Here’s a list of proud LJ Shirt owners from previous days: Day...

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