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Shop Updates #8: spray booth #2

2035 days ago by teenagewoodworker | 11 comments »

well the spray booth is finally complete! i am so excited as it works wonderfully and i could not ask for a better spray booth. for now. and i can spray almost anything that i want now! so here is a picture of it from the outside. we just sectioned it off with some tarps to keep overspray from getting everywhere as well as make it a more enclosed space so the fan in the window will work better. then here is the inside. i have my nice big table for spraying as well as some halogen light...

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Bye Bye 2008!

2035 days ago by Martin Sojka | 26 comments »

2008 has been a busy and exciting year here at LumberJocks. We maintained our friendly community spirit and skyrocketed our growth at the same time. Let’s do a short recap… 2008 Stats I bet you agree that it’s not just about the quantity; quality of the posted content is increasing too. And this quality is leading to the healthy discussions as well. Here are the most discussed projects of 2008: 2008 was also the year of another two successful LumberJ...

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Lego Table #5: Taking Shape

2035 days ago by Eric | 9 comments »

Today I had a decent amount of shop time for a guy with two kids and an infant – a whopping four hours! I was able to put it to good use, and I made some progress on the Lego Table. So here are a couple pics: First, here is the dovetailed frame with the center support piece. Those tenons will be double-wedged, and trimmed flush of course. And then, after cutting the 1/2” plywood to fit, here’s an idea of how it will look: It’s no chisel box, but I guess it’l...

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Feats of Woodworking: Wendell Castle's "Ghost Clock" on Furnitude

2035 days ago by Furnitude | 2 comments »

Please check out this new post on Furnitude. Thanks!

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Entertainment Center #3: Drawers and Doors

2035 days ago by DocK16 | 6 comments »

Progress is slow but I just have to keep telling myself how big this project is. My original plan was to finish this in time to put the new TV in it for the Super Bowl (GO STEELERS) but I doubt seriously if that is going to happen. Rushing things usually results in do overs. I spent this past weekend milling maple down to 5/8” for the 4 drawers. They also had to be edge glued since they are 8 inches deep. The plans call for the same joinery used on the case work (tongue and dado) bu...

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Weekend Bench #5: Advice

2035 days ago by dsb1829 | 4 comments »

Okay, more like add vise. Not much doing today. I spent a good 4 hours in the garage, but only got as far as mounting the end vise and the legs. Using the predrilled holes on the legs and a transfer punch allows me to position the holes in the top. I used a block jig to keep the holes lined up. I drilled the hole in the block using the drill press. Next comes mounting the tail vise. I wavered back and forth on this. In the end I decided to just drop it into the end apron. Us...

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Knife Making & Repair #1: Replacing a kitchen knife handle

2035 days ago by johngoes | 3 comments »

I decided that it’s time to tackle the knife handle I’ve procrastinated on. We have had a nice kitchen knife for years that really felt good in the hand, held its edge, and sliced very well. However, the handle rotted away and I decided to do my first handle replacement. I had a perfect sized piece of canarywood left over from box construction that will become the new knife handle. One surprise (see picture) was that the knife tang was a lot smaller that I anticipated. The blade top align...

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ambrosia maple turnings #2: finishing the bowl

2035 days ago by jeffthewoodwacker | 5 comments »

I have finished sanded the spalted ambrosia bowl up to 600 grit and am ready to start putting finish on it. I start the finish process by using an air compressor to blow all the dust from the bowl, then I wipe both the outside and inside down with BLO. The next step is to wipe on a good coat of Mylands high speed friction polish. I like to do the first coat with the lathe turned off and turn the bowl by hand. This allows me to get a good uniform coat on the entire surface. Once...

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Various Projects #8: Mom's Bookcase Part 5: Getting Jiggy With It

2035 days ago by Tomcat1066 | 5 comments »

Jigs are a part of every woodworker’s life it seems, especially for power tool users. However, when you only have hand held power tools, I personally believe they’re absolutely essential. After rough cutting the parts for the bookcase, I came to a sudden realization that I suck and freehand cutting. I already knew I’d suck at rips, hence my purchase of this little beauty: This is the Accu-Rip. It’s apparently put out by Craftsman, though I picked it up at Lo...

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A rose by any other name would smell as sweet – unless it implies erections

2036 days ago by Sinister | 5 comments »

Clearly, a company’s name has nothing to do with the quality of its products. Like most manufacturers, a tool company’s name generally falls into two categories: founder names or “named by committee.” Companies named after their founders are common (Stanley, DeWalt, Black & Decker, Bosch etc.). Other companies were likely named by committee with an emphasis on advertising appeal (Craftsman, Powermatic, Steel City etc.). One company name must have started as an inside joke that got out o...

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