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Whats your next project?

1979 days ago by spaids | 15 comments »

For many of us it is slowly getting back to shop weather. We have turned off and packed up and only been able to exchange coy glances with our table saws. (My Ridgid TS3650 is a naughty little vixen) The time is getting close and every time I think about getting back in the shop I find myself running in circles in my head over what I want to start with. For those of you who, like me, have had to close up shop for the winter, whats the first thing on your plate when the thaw gets here? ...

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Viewer Email- Glue Types

1979 days ago by bigchopperoo | 8 comments »

Glue glue glue! You can do so much with glue. Why I have two cats that are sooooo close now. Its fun. So what kind of glue should you use for your next wood project? Let me tell ya boyzzz.

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Carving Tutorial

1979 days ago by kolwdwrkr | 9 comments »

Okay now it’s time to tackle this carving thing. First you will need an artistic vision. It took me a long time to come up with this design and it may be a little advanced for me but I’ll see if I can handle it. You will come up with a design that is suitable for your skill. Now lets establish what you will need for tools. You will need the following:A 4lb hammera shark sawvarious sized “SHARP” chisels, preferably polished stanleys such as theseframing hammerdrill...

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learn from my mistakes #1: newspaper rack

1979 days ago by moshel | 1 comment »

Hi all, This is the first of (I hope short) series of blog entries that follows projects and the mistakes I made while doing them. remember that i am an amateur. I am sure an experienced professional would finish this project perfectly in a few hours…. I would appreciate any feedback. first, here is the final result: now, this is the original design: The most critical mistakes were done at this stage – the design. i’ll go over them briefly:1. the design calls ...

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Random Comments #1: What sets you off?

1979 days ago by Docwks | 13 comments »

You know it is interesting what sets us off. I am a lover of woodworking tools old, new, power or not; I love them all. I was reading a blog from a famous very tall non-power woodworker about the evils of power tools and how they have created places like IKEA and such for buying furniture. This guy is a really nice guy, he dresses funny, so why should I care what he thinks about power tools? I’m not sure, but it may have to do with feeling guilty about my carbon foot print when I use my Power...

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Garage Re-Do #13: Dust Collection Upgrades

1980 days ago by MyOldGarage | 1 comment »

So now I have this huge dust collector – for what we’re envisioning it should be great for our setup. The key thing is our tools are multipurpose. One thing that Peggy was very intrigued with was the Ringmaster that came with Shopsmith #2 – the 510 model. (Read the stand-alone review here on LJ— Ringmaster) I’ve been reading a lot on Bill Pentz's dust collection site and it was a good wakeup call. Peggy and I both got sick just about the ti...

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A Crib for Nathan #2: Finally Complete

1980 days ago by Patrick Jaromin | 6 comments »

It’s been difficult finding time to complete this project. When you come home after work to two toddlers, a baby and an exhausted wife, it’s extremely difficult to then suggest you’d like to head out to the shop for a couple hours! “Disappearing” into the shop on weekends can be equally problematic. Nevertheless, we worked out a plan and I finally managed to make the time to get this crib done…and none to soon with Nathan now just over 3 mos. old! I d...

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Man thinks,God laughs

1980 days ago by kiwi1969 | 7 comments »

My old boss once told me that “man thinks, God laughs” Well I have to say right about now the Big guy must be thinking i,m just hysterical. In my last blog I related the tale of how things had gone from bad to worse here in the Philippines ( sad violin music optional) and how business wise it just didn,t happen.Well all I can say about this year is it has been more of the same. None of my plans have gotten off the ground, I was supposed to have my workbench completed by now and a ...

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Fine Woodworking Tool Cabinet #1: My interpretation of Jan Zoltowski's tool cabinet

1980 days ago by Jack Dalton | 7 comments »

When I saw Jan Zoltowski’s tool cabinet in Fine Woodworking I knew I had to make one for my new shop. I was intimidated by the number of finger joints involved since this is only my second big project and I had not done finger joints before. My two best woodworking buddies; Karson Morrison and Bill Jefferson encouraged me to take the plunge. I made a jig and practiced until I felt I could attempt this project. I did not have room on the shop wall where I wanted to put it so I deci...

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Fini! "The New Show-Me Woodshop"

1980 days ago by FJPetruso | 31 comments »

I’m a little late in posting the blog but I can say that the new woodshop is finally done! We had a few, (about 40) friends, realatives & neighbors over for an “Open Shop”. And with my brother Tony’s award winning wine, (with custom labels I might add) we christened it… ”The New Show-Me Woodshop”. (Those New Englanders with big TV shows don’t have a thing on us Midwesterners!... Except Sponsers) Besides making a few items for the shop,...

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