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The Trebuchet Project #1: The Frame

10-16-2010 05:28 AM by William | 7 comments »

I am a gun collector, but have been fascinated by medieval weapons for years. Ever since I first built anything out of wood, I’ve thought about building a trebuchet. I have several times even started making drawings and doing some figuring for measurements and weight distribution. I searched for a long time for some plans for one, but all I seen have either been way too high or looked too flimsy to withstand any kind of real fun without having to add so much extra bracing as to effect t...

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Extremely Average #276: Did some finishing

10-16-2010 05:13 AM by Ecocandle | 0 comments »

Hello All, I divided my free time today, between adding a coat of shellac and teaching myself more about html. The html knowledge should be helpful with Kindle. Brian

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Making a Violin #2: End Blocks and The Middle Bout

10-16-2010 05:12 AM by RonPeters | 8 comments »

I’ve cut and installed the corner and end blocks on the mold with just a dab of glue, so when I remove the mold, they release easily. These are what the ribs (sides) attach to. The blocks are made of willow because of its lightness and the added benefit that it is a fairly straight grained wood which makes cutting with the inside gouge an easy task. I then drew the points and top and bottom using the template. These are two different violins – reason for two templates. U...

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10-16-2010 04:25 AM by dreadpirateeric | 4 comments »

Project Status: Planning phase This is a sketch of the workbench. I’m still working on some of the design/looking for parts and ideas. This plan includes the “less expensive” top… I will eventually put a really nice top on it, but need something functional right off. It will also include two veritas vises: Front Vise and Twin-Screw Vise I like these two vises but will add a bit of cost to the top. Some questions about the future top: Round or...

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Mind if I ask a few questions?

10-16-2010 03:38 AM by Stevinmarin | 38 comments »

Have you ever installed a tablesaw blade backward? Did you then try to use it? Where you certain that the blade was just dull? Do you kind of like the smell of lacquer? If you could build a car out of wood, would you? When you hear the word “Stickley”, do you — just for a moment — think “sticky”? Would Greene and Green have become famous if their last name was Henderson? Does Arts and Crafts style ever involve crayons, construction paper or paste? Have you ever tast...

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Building my dream shop #10: Trailer progress

10-16-2010 02:59 AM by rep | 1 comment »

I finally finished the tile on the kitchen floor Really enjoying living here – even with all the work that needs to be done. Here is the view from the couch: I need to build the kitchen cabinets next, but I am hoping to set up my lathe on the porch of the shop so I can start turning again. We have some trees coming in for planting, and the 400 hr tractor maintenance is due, so – as usual – I have more work to do than time to get it done… Tractor upd...

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Milling Cherry Logs #2: Cedar and Cherry Logs cut, time to dry

10-16-2010 02:28 AM by Matt Pec | 3 comments »

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I'm back!

10-16-2010 01:58 AM by ackychris | 1 comment »

I’ve had a long hiatus from this site, and from woodworking—blame summer for that—and now I’m getting back into it. There’s not really a point to this entry, but I’m a rebel so I’ll write it anyway. I’ve been doing minor “projects” the last couple weeks, mostly whatever I can do with a pocketknife and the scraps of sandpaper and exotic wood that I smuggle into work. The exciting thing is that I’ve been using scraps I thought...

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A "Dumb Ass" moment

10-16-2010 01:40 AM by Rustic | 28 comments »

Well, I finally got a carving book that I had ordered. I was reading it and noticed that I needed to do some refinement on the Santa head I carved. So I picked up my tools and the head and started carving, I was only going to do a few cuts. Well, I should have wore my Kevlar glove , as I was making a cut, the knife slipped and sliced my thumb open. It cost me 10 bucks, 4 stitches and some razing from the Dr. and nurse. I am out of commission for a few days. Lesson learned.

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Springhill La LumberJack Festival #1: fun in the Lumberjack Fest

10-16-2010 12:48 AM by wizzardofwood | 10 comments » having fun at the lumberjack festival in La

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