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My shop is SO MESSY.....!

11-20-2010 03:52 AM by Cozmo35 | 31 comments »

My shop is SO MESSY…..! HOW MESSY IS IT…? My shop is SO MESSY,..... 1. The saw dust keeps my tools warm.2. The cob webs are ornaments3.

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Corner Inlay Table #1: Months after table-top glue up

11-20-2010 03:26 AM by Rick | 0 comments »

Basics: Poplar, Mortise and Loose Tenon, Gel Stains and Top Coat In spite of starting this months ago with a quick drawing and a 3-board glue up for the top, I only recently started back on it. A move to a new house/shop, and a new job search put a ka-bosh on most of it. Short on cash, I glued up legs rather than buy 8/4 stock, and made do with wood I had on hand. I chose poplar because at first, my wife wanted to paint it. But after showing her some finishes with some gel stains, she&#...

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Trestle Table Desks #5: Trestles glued up and ready to sand. Now: what's that stretcher going to look like?

11-20-2010 01:57 AM by Lee Barker | 4 comments »

These went together beautifully, thanks to careful custom fitting and labeling tongues and grooves. As noted before, the structure is cherry and the panels are juniper. I haven’t yet envisaged the stretcher, so that’s the Monday project. It may be cherry, it may be juniper. Both are in stock. There was another insight that struck me today while I was thinking about the logistics of finishing these two pieces and how much real estate that would require and how much...

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New band saw table....

11-20-2010 01:32 AM by lilredweldingrod | 11 comments »

I needed a larger table for my 14 inch band saw. So I looked up a 16×36 inch piece of 10 gauge aluminum from my stock pile. This is what I came up with. The finished size is 16×26. This morning my neighbor, Mike, came over and wanted to use my saw. He had some 8/4 oak to radius the corners on. Just as we were really getting started, the mail ran and here was my new Wood slicer. We finished the cutting with the HD cheapy blade and got him back to work. Now th swap out the blade...

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Incredible Wooden Bike...Feature Article from PopSci

11-19-2010 11:14 PM by kapanen | 3 comments »

Wooden Bike Like Riding a Perfect Piece of FurnitureBy Mark McClusky November 18, 2010 | 4:43 pm | Categories: Transportation << Previous | Next >> View allAt first, it’s odd, hopping on a bike frame made entirely of wood. After all, I’m used to high-tech composite framed made of carbon-fiber nanotubes impregnated with exotic resins, molded to tolerances of a thousandth of an inch. How could bamboo and hardwoods compare? Actually, quite well. Renovo sent me its R4, a ...

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11-19-2010 10:57 PM by grizzman | 12 comments »

FELLOW WOOD WORKER NEEDS OUR HELP WHO HAS BEEN FIGHTING CANCER:Attention fellow wood workers, i need to appeal to your giving hearts right now for one of our beloved wood workers. Duane Moore , who has been fighting cancer for a long time has been told by his doctor that his cancer has ADVANCED and his time with us could not be very long, he has asked for any help that we can give him so that his family can have there insurance needs met and as we all know any help that can alleviate the stre...

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133 - Advent Calendar Pt. 3

11-19-2010 06:45 PM by thewoodwhisperer | 5 comments »

Right Click to DownloadRight Click to Download in HDSubscription Options The base for the advent calendar is made with 1/2” ply, butt joints and brad nails. Doesn’t get simpler than that! Once the construction is complete, I embark on a journey into the world of faux finishing with a 2-part distressed paint job. Now I know my way around the finish cabinet, but one of my weak areas is acrylic paint. I just never work with the stuff, let alone creating faux finishes. So the b...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #169: Back Up and Moving

11-19-2010 02:46 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 3 comments »

Although I took it quite slow yesterday, I did accomplish a few things. I planned on taking a nap in the afternoon, but I was involved in other things and I forgot. That was a good sign. I finished working on the drawings for the gingerbread candle try. The first tray I did was all gingerbread men. But then I looked at it and thought that he looked lonely so I altered the patterns to make him a girlfriend. I decided to include both designs in the pattern as some people have daughters...

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Flea Market Find

11-19-2010 11:04 AM by joseff | 5 comments »

Last Saturday I accompanied my girlfriend to a flea market and while she was looking around, buying trinkets, I browsed through several tool vendors hoping to find a tool I didn’t have. After looking at the collection of several vendors, I came upon one with a hand drill. It was an old Stanley drill and it was the first eggbeater drill I ever found at a flea market. In my opinion it worked well and would serve my purpose. I held on to it while still looking for another find and, I...

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11-19-2010 09:35 AM by peteg | 9 comments »

I am sitting here tonight digesting the news of a mine explosion back in my old home town on the West Coast of the South Island NZ, ( Pike River mine) I recall as very young coal miners son starting my apprentership as an Electrician in Dec 1959, the apprentership was 10,000 hrs and involved going underground every day to maintain and keep extending the undergraound reticulation as the mine expanded & conracted. When I left in 1965 there were hundreds of miles of underground tunneling (mo...

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