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Lighting Puzzle Solved (Blink Blink)

08-03-2010 04:54 AM by wichle | 1 comment »

When i spent time with my dad in his woodshop I often heard him complain that he “couldn’t see” what he was working on. I still have the floor lamp he put together from this and that to light his work area. As he got older, the bulb got stronger. Following in his foot steps, mt shop in Milwaukee and once moved here in Michigan are well lighted. There are seventeen flourescent fixtures overhead in the work area. Some are single tube, some are 2 tube squeezed between th...

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A foot hold the size of your toe

08-03-2010 03:34 AM by markplusone | 0 comments »

Thank you all for your encouragement on starting up a business. I do kinda have a niche but right now whatever comes along, Im game for! Cant turn down money right now. Like I said before, I work with a lot of re-claimed pine and oak. Not refinishing but new works from 50-120 year old wood. My personal stuff, I do completely by hand but contract work I do with all the tools I have accumulated over the last few years. As far as projects, I have the bassinet Im working on. Got a month s...

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New Woodworker Workshop Setup #5: Today I learned an important lesson.

08-03-2010 03:13 AM by PocketHole69 | 8 comments »

Today I learned an important lesson: The dust collector remote will fit right through the dust collector cleanup nozzle. I just finished routing some dados and was cleaning up, using the “shopvac” nozzle on my dust collector hose to suck up the stray dust around the router table. I heard something solid go in and didn’t think anything of it (I’ve sucked up a stray screw or brad before, it makes a neat tink noise going through the blower) but then when I looked for...

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In the beginning, there shall be a sawhorse. #4: Sawhorse the second - the 'aaaahhh' version.

08-03-2010 01:30 AM by AnnaEA | 1 comment »

I finished my sawhorses this afternoon—I have to say that having a sawhorse to use made building the second sawhorse much easier. It was also educational. I learned not to nail the sawhorse to the floor, and that the stringers should be nailed on the outside so that when you put your foot up on them to saw something they stay attached to the sawhorse and don’t pop off. This one was nice – I was in the zone. It went together like a dream, in very close to the titular...

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08-03-2010 12:14 AM by Jordan | 34 comments »


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20,000 LumberJocks Celebration #14: Day Fourteen

08-02-2010 10:24 PM by Martin Sojka | 11 comments »

We’re continuing our special 20,000 LumberJocks Celebration Giveaway. Here’s a brief description of this Giveaway from the original post: We will have one new LJ shirt owner every day for the next 20 days. First ten will be randomly selected from 100 most active members while next 10 will be randomly selected from the remaining 20,000 members. LumberJocks Shirt Winner for today (Day Fourteen) is: Teri Here’s a list of proud LJ Shirt owners from previous days: ...

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New Workshop #2: Moving right along

08-02-2010 09:38 PM by GA_woodworker | 3 comments »

Well, I think I have most of the big stuff where I want it, so it is now down to unpacking the rest of the boxes, finishing up pegboard and getting the permanent wall up to separate the shop from the rest of the basement. All in all I am happy with the progress…just ready to start using everything again.

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making of some of my turnings

08-02-2010 09:31 PM by hifijohn | 0 comments »

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Entry Bench and Mirror #3: Stained ready for finish

08-02-2010 08:24 PM by rando1 | 0 comments »

Our product went through some finishing sanding and some staining today. We selected a Gel stain for this poplar in a mahogany color. Two coats have been applied and now we will let dry for about a day and start spraying on the finish.

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Table with raw wood

08-02-2010 04:33 PM by sikkolo | 3 comments »

This is a table with raw wood, i am going to change the tabletop as soon as i can with a more interesting essence… do you have any suggestion?!

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