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my new shop #4: la la de da la la de da

04-17-2009 03:24 PM by wooleywoodsmith | 0 comments »

So if you have read all three pieces thus far you might be wondering whats going on now? NOTHING!! hurry up and wait. Me wifey has had everyting in the house packed for, oh well… a month now and my shop got packed last weekend. and there it sits. We will be moving a week from today and I can’t wait! This weekend me wifey (deb) and I are cleaning the new place even though we still do not have flooring. (The mgmt co we are renting from, whom we also work for part thyme, had to ...

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How I built my shop contruction begins #3: Construction begins

04-17-2009 02:39 PM by wdkits1 | 6 comments »

One of the challenges of building a timberframe structure was finding a reliable source for all of the timbers at a good price and having them cut on a schedule that suited my needs. I saw an ad in a local paper that advertised—lumber for sale for barns and sheds,custom cut,will deliver. I gave the man a call and told him what I was building and as it turned out he lived about 10 minutes from me and that he could mill everything I needed for the shop at a very reasonable price—.50...

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Boni Chainsaw Carving

04-17-2009 02:34 AM by Grumpy | 12 comments »

This woodworker has done some amazing carvings

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Another New Yankee Router Table #2: Flip top pic ture and finished fence

04-17-2009 02:33 AM by bluchz | 2 comments »

here is the pic of the flip top mentioned in part 1.Gimick or innovation? , you decide and tell me about it!Here is a picture of the finished fence.finished the fence will probably have to record 100 NYW episodes to get the one that explains how to use it lol.

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Swapping #1: Maple

04-17-2009 01:44 AM by lumberjacques | 3 comments »

What about a wood swapping area? For instance, I have access to ALL sorta Maple, but not to, for instance, Oak, or other types of wood. maybe swapping chunks via snail mail would be a good idea.

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How I built my shop

04-16-2009 10:20 PM by wdkits1 | 8 comments »

When I went into business back in 1993 I had to move from my 8×10 shop in the back yard to a space I rented for $350 a month. I had recently gotten an order from Leichtung workshops for 440 of my Intarsia Project kits. The space I rented was a 750 sq. ft metal building in the middle of an industrial park and I knew that I didn’t want to stay there forever. The kits sold well for several years but it turned out to be a seasonal thing with the most sales being between October through...

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Piece if the week showcase #3: Piece of the week- Category: Personal Favorite Outdoor piece

04-16-2009 05:56 PM by California Urban Lumber | 1 comment »

This weeks piece goes to Bently R. This backyard swing is beautiful and inspiring. If only I had a backyard...sigh. But if you do, you may like this idea enough to try your own! Next week’s showcase is going to be….....lighting pieces or Lamps. Yes, lamps. So send away! Best, Jessy

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Craftsman Bungalow Restoration #21: Custom Refrigerator Panels 1

04-16-2009 05:21 PM by gizmodyne | 6 comments »

The Hole in My KitchenFor the past two years we have lived with a hole in the wall of the kitchen where the fridge was. I was going to turn this into a pantry, but we decided to put the fridge back in. We found a fridge that would accept custom panels. It is 36” wide. and only 24” deep to the doors.We had to cut back one stud in the wall to accommodate the depth and reinforce the floor for the weight, but the hole/nook is ready for the fridge. DesignI drew up several design...

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Another New Yankee Router Table #1: Beginning, middle, and almost finished maybe i should've.....

04-16-2009 04:20 PM by bluchz | 6 comments »

Maybe i should’ve started this blog sooner? Anyway I ordered Norm’s delux router table plans and got started. I had to disassemble the 2 center vertical dividers to put the drawer slides in, oops. They came out easily and went right back without a hitch.Got the drawers in and stained, I know more colored stain but i had a request for something red and was lucky this stain was close enough.The sides and back are painted grey, Cause it was what i had lying around.I will be puttin...

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How to find work during a recession

04-16-2009 03:58 PM by RusticElements | 12 comments »

I’m sure most of you know I started building beehives. Well, I thought I’d write an article about the benefits of these special hives and see what happens. I submitted the article to Bee Culture magazine, and they accepted it! The article came out in the April issue and I’ve bees swamped with orders ever since. I am now 4 weeks behind in orders and they’re still coming in! In case anybody’s interested, you can find the article here.

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