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Spalted birch

2099 days ago by Rogue | 3 comments »

Keep your eyes open ladies and gents, you never know where and when an unparalleled wood treasure will wash up on you desert ile. I was recently given a couple of birtch branches by a retired arbidder. Didn’t think much of them. I figured I’d save them for a project that I needed a nice white stick for. One day I walked by them in my shop and I saw that the cut off of a small branches had dark inky lines spiderwebbing through it. I nearly wet myself! I propty set to work for...

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New (old) 8" Jointer

2099 days ago by Blake | 13 comments »

I got my new (old) jointer delivered today. I got really lucky and ran into a guy that actually wanted to trade his 8” Grizzly jointer for a smaller version. So we traded straight across (I had a newer 6” Grizzly.) I definitely got the good end of the deal. But he was a contractor who wanted a jointer that he could move and store more easily. I still need to bolt the jointer to the base and then clean, align, sharpen, and tune it. I also need to convert the motor from 220v to 1...

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butcher block countertop #1: finishing butcher block countertops

2099 days ago by metfan | 8 comments »

I just installed and finished my beech butcher block countertops with WATCO Buthcher block oil. I need to know was this correct for countertops? Is there a polyurethane that is food safe? If the oil I used is not correct can I refinnish it know that I am done?Thank You,

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Unisaw rebuilt project! #2: New paint job!

2099 days ago by Beginningwoodworker | 5 comments »

Today was a good day, I removed the motor and started to work putting on a new paint job. I am having fun but I ran out of paint.

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New shop. #1: Help!

2099 days ago by simmers | 7 comments »

I’m completing set-up in my shed, which is 20’ X 32’. I’ve rewired. I just bought a wood stove for $30. I have some tools, none that are real quality. My plan is to start repairing, rebuilding, and refinishing antique furniture and building some furniture. I have a business plan. I am planning on taking 2 years to really learn the what I need and build up a business. Among big purchasses, I need a good tablesaw, jointer, planer, bandsaw, air compressor....

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Ponderings #21: Grand Plans and Harsh Reality

2099 days ago by Tomcat1066 | 9 comments »

I’m a man with a dream. That dream is a beautiful tool cabinet that makes all others pale in comparison. Yes, it’s a piece of shop furniture, but I want it to be built and styled the same way I would any high priced commission. I want a piece that will withstand the test of time and can be a source of pride for my family for generations to come. And really…that’s only part of the dream. The harsh reality is that I don’t really know how to build it yet. I&...

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Around the shop #6: Enter the Sharpening Station

2099 days ago by dsb1829 | 5 comments »

I have been lugging around this heavy duty workbench for a few years now. Acquired from part of my Grandad’s estate. Since moving in I hadn’t needed to set it up, so in the corner it sat. Well this week I reclaimed it from the cobwebs. I stumbled across a large granite surface plate on the cheap. Upon bringing it home I needed to find a home capable of supporting the 150lb mass. I am still not positive that the top won’t sag, so I will keep an eye on that. Back in c...

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Pen Turners' Swap - Round 3 #6: Bel Aire or Bust!

2100 days ago by itsme_timd | 13 comments »

Ta-Da-Ta-Da-Ta-Da-Ta-DaTa-Da-Ta-Da… (FYI, that’s a drum roll.) The map: The box is on it’s way to ShannonRogers now, packed with goodies from (most recently), Trifern! The postal clerk commented to Trifern it was the heaviest flat-rate box he’d seen! ;-) That’s the spirit of Lumberjocks for you – make the most out of what you’ve got! I’m sure that Shannon will enjoy his bounty… In the spirit of Thanksgiving I would like to say ...

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Woodworking in America 2008 #5: WIA - Scrapers: History, Preparation and Use, Part 2

2100 days ago by Al Navas | 0 comments »

From my blog: ============== Background: By the end of Part 1, Christopher Schwarz had covered the history of scrapers, using information from “…12 dead guys and 2 living…”, the literature back to the mid-1800s; he was unable to locate earlier references in the literature. He also covered interesting facts about how wood fails, documented with superb photographs of the types of shavings formed. As Part 1 ended, he was filing one edge of the card scraper on the bench. It is worth r...

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Almost time to get turning!

2100 days ago by KenM | 6 comments »

I’ve been hanging around LJ’s for a while now, enjoying all of the projects that people are posting. A lot of the work is truly magnificent, and is certainly inspirational. While I’m in the process of finishing up a set of 8 dining room chairs (finally!), I’ve developed an interest in turning, especially segmented bowls and the like. However, while I have a pretty complete woodshop (ok, it’s a garage with wood working tools in it), there are a few of the bigge...

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