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seize the moment

10-18-2010 05:43 AM by sawblade1 | 8 comments »

Good evening LJ’s This blog is dedicated to the one who really wants to start a business whether it’s woodworking or otherwise :) Last week I blogged about Mrs. Sheila my friend and counsel retiring, well this week I have been in a funk :( My job hasn’t gotten any better and my former neighbor telling me I needed to give up on my business because I probably won’t make it. To say the least I was severely discouraged :( Well a few years back a special person at w...

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The Basement #1: Intro

10-18-2010 05:06 AM by JL7 | 3 comments »

Greetings Lumberjocks, Two years ago I finally got a space for my own. The basement of MY own house! Later I will explain how the shop has grown, but for now, I will just say, how great it is to have a space to express my creative side. Financial limitations (child support – love and support my kids always – but VERY expensive) have plagued me for years (and still do) but I have managed to aquire a decent collection of tools of a budget. I appreciate all the expertice fou...

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Very litttle Dresser #2: Sliding dovetails & drawer dividers

10-18-2010 05:02 AM by toolferone | 4 comments »

So, today was my day off in Nashville TN and I spent a good part of it in the truck. Although first I stopped at Woodcraft and used their Festool saw and table to crosscut the glueup into the top and 2 sides.I setup and routed the sliding dovetails in the sides. I routed from the back to the front, but stopped short. Did not want to see the dovetail from the front. I just lifted the router at the end of my run. I used the Freud Tongue and groove set to join the drawer dividers. (I got...

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Happy birthday to me!

10-18-2010 04:47 AM by DrJosh | 3 comments »

I recently celebrated my 34th birthday. I made out pretty good with handheld power tools as gifts. The Bosch Colt palm router was my happy birthday to me present. The Porter-Cable low profile random orbit sander was a gift from my lovely better half and the compact belt sander was a gift from my mother-in-law. I used some gift cards to get a few new blades for my 12” Jet bandsaw so I can start resawing lumber for my upcoming projects. All-in-all it was a good birthday and I can’t ...

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The great Lumberjocks shoe challenge #15: Reminder to challengees

10-18-2010 04:32 AM by Jordan | 5 comments »

Please remember to email me once you’ve gotten to the last blog so I know when to get the texturing and painting blog up. I’m doing final preparations for the woodworking show this week but I have a few hours to spare somewhere in there to provide some tips.I just need to know who is close to finishing and will be ready for the unveiling. ~ Hairy~ Theresa~ MsDeb~ Aaron~ Bill~ sticks4walking~ Reggiek

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Your Opinions of Delta 28-206 14" Band saw ??

10-18-2010 02:03 AM by Delta356 | 3 comments »

Hi everyone. So today I counted up my cash and found that I was able to spare $600.00 for a New Band saw. (Thank good for my commsioned jobs)... Any ways for about a 4 months I have been looking at Delta’s 14” 28-206 model band saw. I saw it a Rockler and looks like a good one. I have not seen any reviews on this saw on LJ’s and was wondering if any fellow LJ’s have this band saw and what there opinions on this Band Saw are?GOOD?, Bad? OK?, waste of money??The saw goe...

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Figured Maple and Walnut Coffee Table #3: Second Weekend part two

10-18-2010 12:49 AM by bohnsai | 1 comment »

I left off with the top being glued to some MDF risers. This morning I finish sanded it and put on two coats of lacquer. I will oil the walnut but I didn’t want to Maple any darker so I figured I’d lacquer it so when it’s all built up, the oil wont get into the maple top. Step 5: Finishing the Shelf I ripped the walnut border to length and laid it out to get an idea where to cut the biscuits. The center piece was a very clear piece of face grained walnut, so when I wen...

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Biscuit jointing edge of plywood?

10-18-2010 12:41 AM by ocwoodworker | 5 comments »

I know that biscuits do not add ‘real’ value to edge to edge joints (but times it just feels right). What about jointing edge of plywood if you want to make a walnut edge? I’m concerned that the edge grain of the plywood would soak up all the glue and starve the joint? Do any of y’all use biscuits in this condition?

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Building My Work Shop #2: Next up Air Filtration

10-18-2010 12:14 AM by Crushgroovin | 3 comments »

As winter comes up on the horizon I will be doing most of my work with the garage closed. That will make my dust problems even worse. I have had Asthma all of my life. It improved as I reached adulthood but probably not as much as it would have if I had not been smoking a pack a day for 15 years. Hey if you drank a fifth or two of Vodka a day you would smoke too! LOL All I can say for that is my 7 year old son got me to stop smoking last Christmas by telling me not to bother coming back in...

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The Slippery Slope #2: Pop's Basement Treasures

10-17-2010 11:35 PM by chrisstef | 8 comments »

With the excitment of stumbling upon those early handplanes, my interest in woodworking now reaching new heights , i dig deeper into the treasures sitting in my grandfathers basement: Among the many coffee cans, cigar boxes, drawers, and shelves were sitting a bunch of hand saws. I never thought of having a use for an old handsaw and i certainly didn’t see any value to them either, but these were Pop’s (my deceased grandfather), “i bet they would look kinda cool in my ma...

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