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Extremely Average #6: My Plan

01-08-2010 03:10 AM by Ecocandle | 9 comments »

Someone once said, “Plan your work and work your plan.” Or was it, “Plan your woodworking at work, so you can plan on working on wood after work?” Either way, I have a plan. Over the last several years I have spent a good deal of my time building spaces in the virtual world of Second Life. I have designed hundreds of pieces of virtual furniture and I want to learn how to bring them into the real world. I realize that most readers are now scratching their heads with their tape measu...

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10 Shirts For LumberJocks Donors

01-08-2010 12:09 AM by Martin Sojka | 6 comments »

I’d like to thank all the LumberJocks donors for your financial support. It helps to keep this site free to use for everybody. It’s January 7, 2010 and as I mentioned in my LumberJocks Donation Drive 2009 post, it’s time for a random draw. Following 10 LJ donors are going to receive a cool LJ shirt: Dadoo gene Jim Bertelson cajunpen TreeBones NBeener RAH robbi LindaC Bob Babcock You can donate and support LJ anytime on our Donation page. ...

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A really strange, flaky, scabby looking tree!

01-07-2010 09:33 PM by Don Butler | 22 comments »

I’m fascinated with trees. Their shapes and colors are infinitely varied and I see new wonders every time I start looking for new ones.This one, however, has a startling appearance and I had to drive the car around the block to come back to it.It seems to be shedding its bark!Take a look. I include a close up in case it will help. Does any one here know what this tree is and what its doing?Is it always like this or is this a seaonal thing? d

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Unisaw restoration #3: Unisaw completed

01-07-2010 09:13 PM by MedicKen | 8 comments »

I have been using the unisaw for the past couple of months even though it was not “complete”. I did finally get around to finishing the saw yesterday and I must say it is awesome. In the previous pics you will notice that the dust door is missing, even though I have it. I had a new badge made to replace the one on the dust door and a new knob for the same. The badge and knob were installed on the door and the door installed on the saw. When I acquired the saw the metal floor that ...

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Upcoming projects and designs. #1: Inspiration, starting the design process...

01-07-2010 05:43 PM by dbhost | 8 comments »

I’ve been pretty much in awe of the talent, and creativity that flows from the shops of many of the members here. I have recently had projects that needed a LOT of hand planing, and sanding, and the size, or grain orientation of the project precluded running the piece through my 13” bench top planer… A wide drum sander would be perfect! But they are oh so expensive! What to do? Build my own! But how? So I started browsing through the project posts, looking at your s...

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Corley Saw Mill [old]

01-07-2010 03:24 PM by hunter71 | 0 comments »

Is anyone interested in a complete Corley #395 circular saw Mill? I say complete except for the motor, that will be of your choice. My friend has 2 of them and operates 1 on a daily basis. The family has operated a mill in the same location for generations. Now times are again hard and he offered one for sale. Please no tire kickers. If you are honestly interested email me and I will send you pictures of the one operating and the one in the barn that is for sale. Then if I feel you are honest...

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Torque Workcentre at work.. #15: Cutting rings for bases.

01-07-2010 10:48 AM by degoose | 20 comments »

For the last few days at the end of last year ….LOL…I was very busy… I was designing a recessed base for my Lazy Larrys..I have just taken the time to post this….To start I have cut a circle of 5/8” plywood to mount the bearing.. this is roughly 300 mm or 12” in diameter as seen to the left in the first pic.This is accomplished by using the router to drill a hole in the centre.. the same size as the pin in the table. The hole is dropped over the pin and th...

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Arts & Crafts Dining Room Set #7: I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep...

01-07-2010 09:09 AM by CaptainSkully | 5 comments »

When I bought the $500 worth of quartersawn white oak a few months ago, I promised my girlfriend that I’d make a dining table for Thanksgiving. We had to run down to the Caribbean for a business trip over Turkey Day (don’t cry for me), so we fried a turkey the weekend before. Long story short, Christmas and New Years came and went and we’re still serving it up on the MDF mock up. Sigh… I found an unexpected week off between sailing lessons (I’ve got 20 days w...

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Plane restoration #4: Stanley/Bailey No 6 second plane part #2 of 3

01-07-2010 09:08 AM by Alonso | 5 comments »

Hey folks, We did lot of progress on the latest restoration project for the second Baiiley No 6 that I got from Ebay, and I can almost call this a complete project, but I still need to find out how to resolve the issue with the broken horn on the tote, and if anybody else can help me with this question I post earlier, the blade is very very sharp but is not square (there may be a 1/16 gap on one of the corners) so if anyone else know how to resolve the issue I have on that post that will b...

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Asian influenced coffee tables #2: This should have been #1

01-07-2010 09:07 AM by childress | 6 comments »

Here are the basic google sketches I’ve done. I have enough myrtle to make two tabletops, so I’m thinking of making both styles here. I am making the legs and frame for table #1 out of black walnut. The same black walnut that came in this free lot of wood. As for table #2. I havn’t decided yet. I do have enough Jatoba sitting around… Any thoughts or comments welcome. Table #1 Table #2

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