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An LJ Visit

07-29-2010 04:14 AM by dustbunny | 11 comments »

I had the opportunity to visit with Ellen (Ellen35) and Lorna (moonls) at Ellen’s place today.It was so nice to finally meet the LJ gals. Lenny was going to join us, but we changed the date and he was unable to make it, next time Lenny for sure. I got to tour both of their shops today, and I’ve decided they must have OCD because both of the shops are spotless and tidy. Next time I will arrive unannounced…hehe. I was amazed at Ellens cordless drill collection, every one...

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Craftsman - not the tool

07-29-2010 03:55 AM by canadianchips | 4 comments »

How much knowledge does a true craftsman have to know to be labeled “craftsman” ?I see some excellent work done on LJ’s. Are the true craftsman going by the wayside. Todays special fields, subtrades, everyone is becoming an expert in one particular area of the trade. The same basic pricipals of building are the same, the materials and the tools are changing dramatically. Can anyone build something if they have the “TOOLS” ?I don’t believe so, I still believ...

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Entry Bench and Mirror #1: Day two

07-29-2010 02:43 AM by rando1 | 0 comments »

Today the sawdust was flyin!Spent time today cutting/ fitting/ assembly of the box seat frame and finishing the box itself. Once the pieces for the fame were cut I started with the corner posts of the seat frame.these were mitered and biscuit together. Then spent some time marking out the arch design I was looking for with the bottom rails. you will see that I set up my Scribe to mark out Finally spent the time to Pocket screw and glue together frame and slide the box into place. ...

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Going to local shows. #23: Adelaide has been and gone..

07-28-2010 11:54 PM by degoose | 5 comments »

Here are a few pics of the show… for all the others you will need to drop by my blog site...Just too many to up load to two sites… sorry.The Torque Workcentre StandWood turning demo by Gulio Marcolongo.A Jarrah Burl prior to surfacing with the Torque.Same burl after a quick run through the TWC..I hope you take the time to go and have a look at the other pics…

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The New Workbench Journey #5: My Design/Plan

07-28-2010 08:00 PM by DrJosh | 4 comments »

Well, after much fiddling around with the design parameters and Sketchup (which I’m still pretty inexperienced at using), I have my “finalized” plan for my new workbench. I had toyed with the idea of trying to make this bench a knock-down bench, but I had difficulty figuring out exactly how to make that work. So, this will be a permanant build using glue, screws, and half-lap joints to connect the legs and stretchers. The top is going to be a doubled up slab of 3/4&#...

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LJ Woodworking Awards - Summer 2010 #2: Only 4 Days Left To Enter

07-28-2010 07:57 PM by Martin Sojka | 1 comment »

Just a friendly reminder that the entry deadline of our LJ Woodworking Awards Summer 2010 is July 31, 2010 at 3 PM CDT so there are just 4 days left to submit your entry. We already have 61 entries submitted and I’m sure there are still many of you finishing your projects. Note, that you can submit your past projects too. The project just has to match the Summer 2010 theme: Fluidity – “Like grasses swaying in a summer breeze, the fluid motion is visible in the solid form of...

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Finally some shop time

07-28-2010 07:56 PM by Rustic | 4 comments »

I am finally able to get in the shop today. I went yesterday and picked up some screws that I needed for my PC router. (I lost the screws to the base plate) I ordered 2 sets(just in case). I spent some time yesterday edge jointing some smaller pieces for glue up. I found 3 pieces that I am taking with me to JockMike2’s tomorrow. I want to try turning something different. I am getting stock ready for a show in November. I am submitting the application on Friday to lock in my booth. The s...

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20,000 LumberJocks Celebration #9: Day Nine

07-28-2010 07:41 PM by Martin Sojka | 26 comments »

We’re continuing our special 20,000 LumberJocks Celebration Giveaway. Here’s a brief description of this Giveaway from the original post: We will have one new LJ shirt owner every day for the next 20 days. First ten will be randomly selected from 100 most active members while next 10 will be randomly selected from the remaining 20,000 members. LumberJocks Shirt Winner for today (Day Nine) is: TopamaxSurvivor Here’s a list of proud LJ Shirt owners from previous days...

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Morris Chair Project! #4: Cutting the mortises!

07-28-2010 05:56 PM by Beginningwoodworker | 15 comments »

I made some progress on the mortises but I hit a few road blocks, I been trying to cut a 3/4’’ mortise with 3/8’’ mortise chisel, I did it in two passes.

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Happy, progress.

07-28-2010 05:13 PM by BritBoxmaker | 19 comments »

Hey all. Yesterday was a doubly eventful day for me as my ‘Snakes’ cutting board topped 1500 reads. At the same time the ‘Zee’ box topped 700 in 1day. I am staggered, especially when I remember my first thousand reader took 57 days!. I’m really, really happy with this but I must take a moment to thank all of you who take the time to look at and comment on my work. When I joined LJ’s I never expected anyone would be this interested in my ramblings. Thank you...

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