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Concave Chest of Drawers #1: Getting Started

02-27-2009 08:34 PM by Blake | 17 comments »

I started my next project based on an idea I got from a gorgeous piece of maple that I had laying around which I found when I cleaned out my shop recently. The board was an impulse buy several months ago. I didn’t have a use in mind for it when I bought it. It was 6’ long, almost 10” wide and a little over 1/2” thick. This is the design I came up with for a Concave Chest of Drawers: Some of the Features will change as I start building, especially on the struc...

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Garage Overhead Cabinets #2: What to use?

02-27-2009 06:43 PM by MyOldGarage | 5 comments »

Well, the weather forecast here is calling for snow this weekend. I’m anxious to have the garbage can holder done, but I want to keep right on going with projects. I’m contemplating loading up the truck tonight with some materials for the overhead cabinets—but I’m kind of wondering what I should build them out of. I’m leaning towards cheap and paintable—and light? I’m looking for some suggestions now so I can call around and get pricing informati...

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Beads Box #1: Carcass Design (which saw to use to cut the box?)

02-27-2009 06:18 PM by PurpLev | 6 comments »

My mom is doing some amazing bead work. one time when I went with her to the beads store, I saw a small box/cabinet that the store used to store (no pun intended) the beads in, and thought it would make for a great way for my my to have all her beads organized – and I can make it. After completing my handtool box (at least the general construction of if) it made me think that I can scale it down and use the same ‘general design idea’ for the beads box. plus some additions...

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The Art of Wood #1: Lets Make Some Plans

02-27-2009 06:02 PM by Rogue | 4 comments »

Wow, thanks for all the response on my last post! I love it when woodworkers get passionate and lets face it no one can show passion like a woodworker. I got a lot of great insite from you guys. I also wanted to qualify a few things. I love to draw!! Thats what sent me to art school in the first place. Life drawing is still one of my faverite pass times. The human body is one of the most intriguing forms to consider in all the world. I have taken drawing and painting classes since I was a k...

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02-27-2009 12:04 PM by MrMark | 11 comments »

I’ve been lurking here for some time at LJ. there is some fantastic and amazing work on tap here – you guys -and gals… flat out rock. looking forward to being a part of the community.

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More pics from Kumamoto, Kyushu.

02-27-2009 10:42 AM by Junji | 9 comments »

Here are more pictures from Kumamoto, Kyushu. This is another Soba reastaurant. You can see the roof/cealing is so high. This is the room we are staying. The tradisional Japanese style. No beds. We put futon at night on the tatami mat. And this is “Tokonoma”, where you suposed to display arts, but you see, they also puts TV and heater… This is where I went today. Deep deep mountaion area, Itsuki village where the country tries to build a huge Dam. So the...

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display pictures

02-27-2009 09:49 AM by ccpenco | 6 comments »

i’m wondering how you guys take the great photos of your work with the white backgrounds and such? ‘cause i’m wanting to open a website that will sell my turnings but i can’t seem to get good professional quality photos. i can’t afford expensive cameras and equipment right now so does anybody have any ideas? i’m stumped, again. what photo editing software is good? right now i have sony photo editor but that’s it.

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Hi everyone!

02-27-2009 09:45 AM by ccpenco | 9 comments »

hi everyone, i’m new to lumber jocks and i just want to say thanks for the warm welcomes. here’s a little about me. my name is aidan and i’m 14. (i know, pretty young) my family has a history of woodworking and i grew up around it all my life. I’m primarily a wood turner and i sell turned pens that i inlay. A couple months back i decided i wanted to try other forms of woodworking so during my search for info on box making, etc. i came upon Lumber jocks. so that̵...

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A Unique Leg Leveler Idea

02-27-2009 08:11 AM by David | 8 comments »

My most recent project, a fine-art print bin made of wild Oregon cherry, has a set of small leg levelers on the back legs to accommodate an uneven floor. The system uses a deeply imbedded 10-24 brass threaded insert and a long 10-24 allen-head cap screw tipped with a vinyl thread protector. If some stability is needed for an uneven floor it is a simple matter of turning the head of the cap screw. The vinyl tip protects the floor from scratches. Hope this provides some inspiration for a leg le...

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shop upgrades #3: Motor upgrade for the bandsaw

02-27-2009 03:01 AM by Julian | 4 comments »

I just picked up a 1 1/2 hp 1740 rpm motor from a friend today for $30. It’s a VERY clean old Doerr brand motor made in Cedarburg, Wisconsin. After rewiring it to run in reverse, I installed it into my rigid 14” bandsaw that has a 6” riserblock, and many carter upgrades. Let me say that the saw is a totally different beast now! With the underpowered stock 3/4 HP motor, a very slow feed rate was needed to resaw tall stock. Now it breezes through 10” rock maple withou...

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