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A conversation with James Krenov

11-01-2009 08:58 PM by Shopsmithtom | 7 comments »

After reading napaman’s blog in which he was looking for woodworking books, I noted a number of comments about James Krenov. I was saddened to note that he had passed away. I had not realized that. In reflecting a bit on the books of his that I have read and enjoyed for their approach to wood & woodworking, I thought about a conversation I had with him a number of months ago, and how that few minutes had more of an impact than all the books. Here’s what happened. After r...

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router question

11-01-2009 08:35 PM by kosta | 15 comments »

Yo whats up everybody I just got a router table that my grandfather wasnt using and it is a shop mate 5 amp router. It is a fixed base and it came with a table. It came with a flush trim bit I think. I think the collet is a 1/4 in but im not sure.

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"Hobbit Holes in MyWorld" --by RusticWoodArt #63: On the LighterSide of Wood

11-01-2009 07:23 PM by frank | 9 comments »

On the LighterSide of Wood So after last night…. I decided it was time to resume my identity, as I am known to mortals. Last night’s photo avatar was a way of closing out a time worn photo image of my-self and, since I am much younger now, I thought I would post a newer version—vision of who I am. This one will run a short while here, till I can come up with a better picture of a hermit turned wood hobbit who lives ‘out in the woods’. ——&#...

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Dust Collector Installed - Finally!

11-01-2009 06:09 PM by ChunkyC | 15 comments »

Well I finally got around to permanently installing my Dust Collector. I’ve was using a 10’ piece of flex hose that I would connect to whatever tool I was using at the time. It worked fine but hooking the hose to the tablesaw meant that I had to lay on the floor. Not the best solution for those of us with a bad back. Here is the system installed. It’s all 4” S&D pipe that I got at Menards and I used caulking to glue it together. I used a Loctite product cal...

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Torque Workcentre at work.. #14: A couple more videos.

11-01-2009 01:26 PM by degoose | 14 comments »

Check out the blog at Stu's Shed complete with videos. Look beyond what I am actually doing and see the potential of what the machine can do. No script, no rehearsal, no idea.. lolThese were taken when Stu dropped in last week. Stu doing a bit of Slab surfacing. Me using the copy attachment to copy an old english letter ” L” Using the stops to route a border around the letter e Aztec art freehand routing using the pin and changing the radius.. Lord of the Rings LOLJust a ...

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Artisans at Events, Furniture & Art Shows #1: Artisans of the Valley Scheduled to Attend the 2010 Philadelphia Fine Furniture Show!

11-01-2009 10:54 AM by Eric M. Saperstein | 2 comments »

Artisans of the Valley will be attending the 2010 Philadelphia Fine Furniture Show pending in March at the Philadelphia Cruise Terminal. We’ll be arriving with an array of furniture, video slide shows, and presentations to provide a cross section of our portfolio and of our restoration services. Visit our Blog for more information on dates, times, what we’re bringing AND some special guests that will be attending along with us!

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Set of Haunted Forest Tiles waiting for the frame #14: and a pair of Bungalow tiles makes a vignette

11-01-2009 06:05 AM by Dan'um Style | 8 comments »

arts-and-crafts-style vignetee

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"Hobbit Holes in MyWorld" --by RusticWoodArt #62: Wood's DarkSide

11-01-2009 05:51 AM by frank | 10 comments »

Wood’s DarkSide ….from the blackened fire-side of the burl i come,i came—i come but once a year to walk this way,and what does it matter for whom the moon calls to-night,that is the one I will invite to come live inside my burning burl,after all is said and done i re-member i am a hobbit in my hobbit hole….—-by flp —————————————————————̵...

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Ruminations, Philosophy, and Workshop Antics.......... #2: Running late, but the switch mechanics look good......I hope

11-01-2009 04:53 AM by Jim Bertelson | 2 comments »

Lots of thing goin’ on Saturday…....exercise, lunch with my true love, errands…..... Well I lengthened the cord from the motor to the switch, got the mount figured out to the Vega Fence…....even made it adjustable. Had to revamp some materials usage, some of the aluminum tubing I had was bent. Switched to dowels, thats OK, use aluminum bearings. Please understand, I am making this from scrap and the junk box….....that’s one of the premises….make a ...

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A journey into the workshop. #25: Tuning my Groz #4. You'd be amazed how sweaty you can get...

11-01-2009 03:55 AM by dbhost | 10 comments »

Like most new planes, heck, what am I saying, like most planes, period, new or new to you, my Groz #4 was in need of a tuning. First things first check the sole for flatness… Heel to toe dead flat. This is a good sign, Side to side it is concave, at 120 grit I get scratches all the way accross, but moving up the grits the ones in the very center don’t even hardly come out. Time to work this plane on the sharpening board. Now I am pretty sure this isn’t the RIGHT way to do...

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