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Small Cabinet #14: Done!

03-27-2009 02:26 AM by Betsy | 12 comments »

127 days later——a small cabinet is born! I’ve finally finished this cabinet. First I have to show you my flub up. I was installing the hinges on the door and while I did pretty well with three hinges the fourth one beat me! My method of holding the hinges in place while drilling the pilot holes worked OK – but my left hand is not my dominate hand and it was not a pretty thing to watch. Anyway – I guess I slipped a little so my pilot holes were off a bit. But no w...

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Finally Planing

03-27-2009 02:19 AM by Safetyboy | 8 comments »

My company gives out monetary awards for patents that we get filed… I got one last week, so I decided to make an addition to my plane family and add a Lee-Valley Bevel-Up Jointer (to the space lovingly reserved for it when I built my toolbox): I’ve had a #4 smoother for about a year, but have never managed to be very successful with it.. I’ve tried to use it to clean up boards out of my power planer, but always ended up simply mangling the board instead. This time,...

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Workshop Tour!

03-27-2009 02:02 AM by Handi75 | 8 comments »

Hello Everyone! Just thought I would post my Workshop Tour video here…. Well actually I edited my Workshop and posted the Video there. If you click on my Workshop Section you will be able to see the Video. Of course, for them that want the easiest Way! Take a Gander Below. Above, is the Video to my Workshop, Any comments, concerns or What were you thinking comments are welcome also lol. I Done a booboo apparently with my Bandsaw. I been cleaning it off with WD-40 to ...

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Kitchen Cabinet Challenge #2: Day 2

03-26-2009 09:47 PM by Bill Hall | 1 comment »

We thought he could buy the cabinet and I could make new doors of the right size and finish them the correct color. So, my friend delivered the doors after an evening at the pub. I swear we’re not boozers. After some thought and pricing out lumber, we released I might be able to cut or disassemble the cabinet and reuse the wood. We’re so green, I know. I thought about cutting off the bottom and using biscuits or something to reattach the bottom rail. Instead, I was able to...

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Kitchen Cabinet Challenge #1: Day 1

03-26-2009 09:12 PM by Bill Hall | 3 comments »

So, I’m hanging out with a friend over drinks and we get to talking about his kitchen cabinet situation. You see, his microwave crapped out and he want to get a new one. He’d like to install it over his stove, but he needs a shorter cabinet to in place of the one that is there to fill in the leftover space. Replacing it would be easy if he could find the exact cabinet in the right size and color. Soooo…it’s not that easy. Since I was several beverages in and since...

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Starting out #2: submit a picture of your favorite piece for our showcase blog

03-26-2009 08:50 PM by California Urban Lumber | 0 comments »

Bill, our company Sawyer, is constantly in the shop working hard on custom milling for people in the area. I’m begging him at this point for pictures of things he has done so I can put them up. No such luck as of yet, but I’m not giving up. I wanted to write about how thrilled I am to have discovered this site. By reading and looking through all of your creative work and comments, I’ve been learning so much about wood working and turning. Truly, every project I have seen ...

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Building My First Cedar Strip Canoe

03-26-2009 08:27 PM by buckfill | 3 comments »

Hi everyone!!!I have just started on my first Cedar Strip Canoe. I have purchased a set of plan from LeeValley for a 17.5’ RedBird Canoe. I have completed cutting out the molds and almost completed milling the strips. This weekend will be setting up the strong back. Then the stripping will start. You can check out my other blog at: or My FaceBook page at: Building a Ceda...

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A solid foundation to build a future - A New Workbench.

03-26-2009 08:14 PM by bfd | 15 comments »

It has been a while since I have been able to contribute much to Lumberjocks as life has been very hectic over the past few months. Anyway I have just embarked on my next project…building my own bench finally! I have been tossing ideas around for more then a year now. I have seen several examples of beautiful benches from many of you (Gary Sharp, Damian, John Ormsby and several others). I think I have read Lon Schleining’s The Workbench three times cover to cover and have change...

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03-26-2009 05:26 PM by tex27 | 13 comments »

Hi LumberJocks,I am finishing a piece and doing the sanding all by hand. Usually I use a sander for this and have had a nice finish when all said and done. But after watching and reading some, I am being told that hand sanding gets the best results. I have finished about half the project by hand sanding (boy does my arm feel like it’s going to fall off) and am not seeing any difference. I was looking for your input on how you guys and gals go about deciding whether to hand sand or m...

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Jointer clean-up #2: Teardown---sort of

03-26-2009 05:05 PM by charlton | 4 comments »

I began removing individual components of the jointer. The paint on the jointer looks to be in good shape though I’m a bit concerned about it having lead content (call me paranoid). The biggest hurdle at this point has to do with the shaft of the cutterhead. The keyway is worn and the pulley and shaft have a huge gap so it’s not clear to me whether or not the pulley bore was made bigger somehow or if the shaft was turned down. Here are shots of the worn keyway on the shaft: ...

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