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Gettin' fixina tune up my Unisaw #10: You gotta do whatcha gotta do

09-27-2009 06:30 AM by Bothus | 4 comments »

Hi Lumberjocks, I couldn’t believe what a productive day it was today. Unfortunately, I was working on the Honey Do List not the Unisaw. However, I did manage to buy a few more things I need. I bought some black Rust-oleum for the parts of the saw that need it. And even though I don’t care for Harbor Freight much I went there and bought a dial indicator and I am very happy with it. I just returned the one I bought from Amazon. I don’t want to start a rank but I&...

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I Met LJ Member Dave Mitchell Tonight!

09-27-2009 06:19 AM by Todd A. Clippinger | 12 comments »

LJ member Dave Mitchell and his wife stopped by tonight. Dave, also known as Splinters, lives in the far northwestern corner of Montana in West Glacier. That is at the western gate of Glacier National Park. He and his wife are traveling to the midwest for a visit with family and they had to come right by my place in Billings, MT. Since I live just spittin’ distance off the freeway and the KOA is just down the street they decided to stop by. Dave is a real Montana kind of guy, a...

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Learning the Basics #1: Learning to mill lumber by hand

09-27-2009 06:04 AM by postoastie | 1 comment »

I’ve just started learning about woodworking and collecting tools. One thing I’ve learned so far is that I should have made a jointer and a thickness planer some of my first purchases. I didn’t. I chose other power tools I thought I needed, and now I will have to wait on the jointer and planer. Oh, well.In the mean time, I am teaching myself to mill to dimension by hand the lumber I am using. I am making a workbench, or trying to. I want to make it with all wood and gl...

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A Preview of something different for me

09-27-2009 04:44 AM by clieb91 | 2 comments »

Ok, So this coming week I will be married for 5 years (how time flies). It just happens that the traditional gift for a 5th anniversary is wood (How lucky!). I wanted to do something a little different and beyond what I have done before. After looking at various ideas on the web for small boxes to put something else in.. I found RunnerDucks small keepsake box. I thought this was a great idea and would hold the other gift well. So I decided to first make a prototype out of what else.. a 2×...

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Lizzy and I build a birdhouse

09-27-2009 04:28 AM by Kjuly | 5 comments »

I posted a short story on my blog and wanted to share.Lizzy and I build a Bird House There may be more than one way to build a bird house but for me this is the only way. Let me start with how these birds houses came to be. My granddaughter, Elizabeth, was in need of a new guitar so she could jam with her dad, Michael. The story goes like this, Elizabeth’s seven year old hands could not handle dad’s full size guitar and her piggy bank was a little short of the $70.00 needed to buy th...

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Learning to design #1: My first sketchup plan - tea anyone?

09-27-2009 02:28 AM by mtkate | 3 comments »

I was looking around my workshop very early this morning trying to figure out what I was going to do… and hit myself over the head many times for keeping all sorts of small pieces of wood. I decided I would go back through the things I favorited, and see if there was something that will help to use the wood. I linked up to Rah’s “Tea, anyone?” project from last xmas: and decided that would be the project. As I started to dr...

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A brief update of my new Garrage/Workshop

09-27-2009 01:50 AM by woodworm | 8 comments »

Just a brief update of my newly built garrage/workshop. Pic#1 The new table saw – Scheppach 2500ci.Pic#2 The temporary Router Table. I am making the staircase threads, since I had not much time there (my hometown) I need fast set up router table. Thanks! Picture #1 Picture #2

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Step-back Cupboard Build #19: Time to watch the paint dry!

09-27-2009 12:59 AM by rwyoung | 7 comments »

The cupboard will be painted with milk paint ( ). I’m using two colors, mustard and barn-red. The paint comes powdered, mix it with water to get a nice paint like consistency. Keep stirring until the powder is well dispersed. Let the mix stand for about 10 or 15 minutes then strain it to remove the lumps. Milk paint doesn’t have a lot of body especially the light colors. It acts more like a wash coat. So for the mustard I’m going to need...

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My workshop #6: A few pictures

09-26-2009 07:13 PM by jrecord | 10 comments »

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My workshop #5: Almost forgot the walkway

09-26-2009 06:13 PM by jrecord | 2 comments »

I also just had a concrete walkway that goes from the shop door, to the back door of the house and on around the house to the driveway. That really improves access to the workshop. I also bought a moving dolly from craigslist that has a crank that raises the plate from the floor up to the level of my workbench. This will be good for my aching back.

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