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Playing Card Box No.2

07-30-2010 02:38 PM by SkyPaint | 3 comments »

The finishing of my first card box took a slightly different direction than I was expecting.. not a ‘write off’ but not what I wanted.So I think I’m ready to make one with my ‘good wood’. I picked out a log from some fire wood on a recent camp outing.Lodgepole Pine I used a buck saw to remove most of the loose bark.. .. Attached a guide board Made two passes on the table saw Hand cut the center board cut from one of the log halfs Flatteni...

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Tool Gloat: Performax 16-32 Drum Sander

07-30-2010 02:22 PM by JamesVavra | 5 comments »

I’ve been watching craigslist for a Performax 16-32 drum sander for what seems like forever. Yesterday I scored one for $250. Woot! James

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #57: A Good Story With a Happy Ending

07-30-2010 12:06 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 10 comments »

I have a good story for a Friday. Earlier this week, I had a gentleman call me from Florida. It seems he received the latest issue of Creative Woodworks and Crafts and really liked the “Welcome to the Nuthouse” segmenation plaque that was in there. He talked to me for a few minutes about it, and then asked me “what do you sell?” I didn’t quite know what he meant. I asked him what he meant. He repeated the questions and I figured that he didn’t qui...

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Clear Vue dust collector install #1: Getting started - day 1

07-30-2010 06:52 AM by BillyJ | 8 comments »

I finally finished the cabinet doors for my client, and at this moment my next job will not begin for another week or two. Thus, it’s time for me to turn my attention to the neglected shop. I mentioned that I had purchased probably the last Clear Vue dust collector from the previous owner, Ed Morgano, back in May. My first order of business – complete the dust collector room. I had already dedicated a place for the collector when I moved in, and roughed in the area. I knew I wa...

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Mikros Kosmos #15: Not quite ready for a bath

07-30-2010 06:01 AM by tyskkvinna | 21 comments »

I made a bathtub. This was a chunk of mystery wood. I cut it down to size and milled out the interior. I painted the interior white. I played around with veneer. I’ve never used this before… not sure how I feel about it – would perhaps be nicer to work with on larger materials and/or blocks without tub holes in them.. lol I used some purpleheart for trim. I’m going to do some fancy trim to this.. not quite sure what. But it’s far from done. I thi...

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The Traveling Lumberjock #5: South Pittsburg, TN (Near Chattanooga, TN) July 29, 2010

07-30-2010 05:15 AM by PflugervilleSteve | 5 comments »

150,000 BF/day SAWMILL TOUR with pics! NOTES: A lot of interesting stuff on this trip so I’m breaking it up into separate days. If you want to see the high res picture, click on the embedded picture and it will open a new browser window with the full high res version. I managed to get over to Cardin Forest Products today. I drove by Wednesday but the office shuts down at four and I wasn’t sure I wanted to just go strolling up into as busy and big a sawmill operation as these guys...

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Extremely Average #209: Just Goofing Around Today

07-30-2010 05:14 AM by Ecocandle | 0 comments »

Hello LJ’s, Sometimes I like to just experiment. Today I mostly toyed around with an idea and to be honest, it never really got me fired up. Oh well, that happens sometimes. Brian

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Butcher Block Kitchen Table #9: First Coat of Stain Is On

07-30-2010 04:05 AM by Jimi_C | 1 comment »

After testing out my sample piece, I decided to go for it with the table. This is a learning experience after all, isn’t it? :) Sanded out the second coat of conditioner this morning before work, and when I got home I started applying the stain. Here’s the result: Overall, the process was easy – wipe on, wipe off – just kept trying to work in small sections so the gel stain didn’t dry too much. One minute max, and I went back and started wiping ex...

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The Traveling Lumberjock #4: Trenton, GA (Not far from Chattanooga, TN) - July 28, 2010 (w/ pics this time!)

07-30-2010 03:47 AM by PflugervilleSteve | 2 comments »

NOTES: A lot of interesting stuff on this trip so I’m breaking it up into separate days. If you want to see the high res picture, click on the embedded picture and it will open a new browser window with the full high res version. This trip has been REALLY cool. There were a few issues, like my luggage not making it here. I guess I was due since this is the first time in five years of hard traveling it’s not made it to my destination. I’ve had it get delayed coming hom...

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07-30-2010 03:04 AM by jeffthewoodwacker | 3 comments »

The finished Mexican pot is the first of several projects that will be turned from the large piece of sugar maple featured in big stuff turning #1. There are five coats of finish on this piece. The only thing left to do is to buff it out with the Beall system – this will be done when the finish completely cures. Questions and comments are always welcome. Just for the fun of it I also turned a small three footed bowl that I enhanced with my homemade woodburner. Thi...

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