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My Journey Into Woodworking #8: talking to myself

11-17-2010 05:39 PM by Steve | 2 comments »

Some times I’m a bit, well, shall we say slow. I started my blog thinking a new series entry for each year. Just today I realized that as I’ve been commenting on my entry for this year, instead of just making a new entry, I’ve basically been talking to myself. Like I said, a bit slow some times. Oh well. Now that I’ve figured it out I guess it won’t look like I wanted but will at least I won’t be talking to myself. :D With no way to delete the old c...

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Entering our first woodcarving competition

11-17-2010 05:19 PM by terrilynne | 12 comments »

This weekend Nov. 20 & 21, 2010 we are entering the Northern Colorado Annual Show and Competition.It is being held at the Larimer County Farigrounds in the Thomas M McKee Building- Exhibit Hall A. Show times are 11:00 am to 5pm on Sat and 10am to 4pm Sun.MichaelA and I are very excited! I’ll keep you posted and let you all know how we do.

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router plane #2: ought oh

11-17-2010 05:08 PM by bayspt | 0 comments »

part 2 and 3 of the router plane series over at the Red Dirt Wood Shop. In this post we run into a little snag. Stay tuned to find out how we work around it.

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First Cutting Board #2: Final Glue Up

11-17-2010 04:46 PM by Szczuldo | 3 comments »

Well like all things, the final design has changed from my initial plans. I got access to a very nice 30” belt sander so smoothing the initial cuts was no issue. The oak in this board is from old wood flooring so the back had ridges that needed to be flattened out. The glue is a bit messy but that’ll be cleaned up. As you can see I had some burning issues, from the look of it probably due to the way I setup to do these cuts. I did what I could with the grain, I did not have an ...

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Tip Tuesday #2: Furniture Polish

11-17-2010 03:16 PM by Chris Davis | 2 comments »

When cleaning furniture, a little water is usually all you need. Most of the time you don’t need store bought furniture polishes or waxes. Most furniture these days just need to be dusted and if really dirty cleaned with a moist rag. Wax will build up and can leave the finish streaky and sticky. Some products may even have a solvent in them to cut oil and grease that can soften the finish of the piece. What I normally do is wet a rag and wring it out as much as possible. This le...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #167: I Love Technology

11-17-2010 02:38 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 8 comments »

I felt yesterday was quite a productive day. Although I didn’t get any drawing done, I was able to update the site and get the notifications out to the customers about the update and the new sales and such. I am really liking the new software for the site. It makes everything so easy and professional looking. I am now able to add images into the bulk emails I send out and even though I stick mostly to basic formatting, it allows endless possibilities so that I can make my notificati...

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WHY?

11-17-2010 09:51 AM by Bearpie | 33 comments »

This has nothing to do with woodworking except maybe as a means of hauling my wood! My truck was stolen from our driveway this morning in broad daylight. My wife went shopping with her 97 year old mother, they went to Wal Mart then to a grocery store and upon arriving home my wife mentioned that I must have gone shopping cause the truck was not in the driveway. Upon entering the house she noticed that the shop was lit up and she could see me working in there. I called 911 and they showed up ...

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Alaska Jim's Comments of the Day #29: Enjoying the simple things.........

11-17-2010 08:20 AM by Jim Bertelson | 24 comments »

This is not everybody’s simple thing, but it is mine. Some like the sound of the card scraper or tuning up a plane. I think I might come from another planet or something, I really get pleasure in strange simple things. Today, I had 30 minutes to spend in the shop, before I went to the office.The morning was already busy….....surgery, seeing patients in the hospital, etc. So I did glueups on some partially completed fixtures for my project table, a couple of one foot long fen...

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Proportional Dividers - Golden Section and Generalized #1: Phi (Golden Ratio) Rule (Ruler, Scale, etc.)

11-17-2010 08:00 AM by Mark Whitsitt | 7 comments »

Hi, I’ve been intrigued with the Golden Ratio (Golden Rectangle, Golden Section, Golden Mean etc.) for some time, and I’m getting ready to make a set of Golden Ratio (or Fibonacci) Dividers to assist in design and layout of some projects I’m thinking about. I’m not going to review this topic in any great depth as there are excellent discussions of it right here on Lumberjocks (e.g. David's post). Suffice to say the Golden Ratio has many interesting features and a...

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"Methods to My Madness: Designing and Carving a Cane" #7: Finishing Up

11-17-2010 07:28 AM by mpounders | 3 comments »

I should be completeing this cane in the next day or two, but it is pretty much completed for all practical purposes. I did manage to cobble together a short video showing some additional texturing techniques that I used to finish off the woodburning. I put a couple of coats of boiled linseed oil and mineral spirits on it to “yellow” it a little bit. And I have got the handle epoxied to the shaft using the pipe clamp jig in the video. I’ll brush it offf good and put on a cou...

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