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Victorian Skater Pond Scene #3: "Sonja"

08-20-2010 01:37 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 3 comments »

As I am creating and writing down the instructions for the skating pond figures, I see the need to give the characters names. There are many ‘skating boys’ and ‘skating girls’ and I found that it will become quite confusing if I fail to name them individually. Numbering them would seem so impersonal for such a personal project. Sonja is not modeled from anything in particular in the original set of figurines. Many of the characters that I am doing are not. There...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #78: Another Skating Figure Complete - Meet "Sonja"

08-20-2010 01:11 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 3 comments »

Yesterday was a good day for tying up loose ends. It seemed that about half the day was writing to customers and answering emails. I enjoy that part of the job though, because it really lets me get to know my customers a little better. I also get to see some of the wonderful work they do. I also have some personal correspondences to keep up with. I have one friend in particular who wrote me yesterday. She is a friend from high school, but we became friends more so when I kids were bab...

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Drill press table and much more! #3: Hold down clamps (cheap version) blog

08-20-2010 01:10 PM by mafe | 9 comments »

Hold down clamps!This story are based on a real bench drillpress, all you see are reality, and all at your own risk… So time for the last part for now, the hold down or hold fast clamps.My solution are quick and dirty…Two china clamps 2,5$, some work. First file of the little metalpiece, that makes sure the clamp cant part in two.(It’s at the end of the long silver arm). Then slide it of. Bore a hole thrugh, that fits, a bolt for your fence. Make the mounting,...

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Just couldn't believe my eyes! Carvers - look at THIS!

08-20-2010 01:03 PM by Don Butler | 7 comments »

I got a message from my sister this morning with pictures from this site.She doesn’t know where they come from, but a few minutes search uncovered this: Another thing that popped up was this Japanese site with pencils carved, just in the wood, leaving the lead inside untouched. I’m blown away by this work, but I don’t think it’s a useful...

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Drill press table and much more! #2: Making the vacuum hose holder (diy) blog

08-20-2010 12:54 PM by mafe | 10 comments »

Making the vacuumhose holder!This story are based on a real bench drillpress, all you see are reality, and all at your own risk… So this is the result! Just to make it easier to understand where we are going. First cut some scraps up in good sizes, and thickness… At least a little wider than your vacuumhose, you need two pieces. Bore a hole that match the size of the hose in one, and a hole that match your drillpress colom in the other. This is a hole!!! This is som...

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band saw woes and triumphs - learning through failure

08-20-2010 12:31 PM by Kathy | 12 comments »

I am such a rookie that I never even wanted a band saw. Hubby kept bugging me because he had fond High School memories of one. BUT…when I stated seeing the band saw boxes on the projects site I was hooked and he bought me one. So after some exploring we bought the G0555P and it arrived at our house. All 210 lbs of it!!! Actually the directions for putting it together were really good and other than having to ask a friend over to help with the heavy head it was pretty easy. Frien...

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Drill press table and much more! #1: Making the table, fence, and shelf pin jig (my tour de table) Blog

08-20-2010 12:17 PM by mafe | 10 comments »

Making the table, fence, and shelf pin jig!This story are based on a real bench drillpress, all you see are reality, and all at your own risk… Ok some of you allready have seen my drillpress table, but since I like to shoot photo, and some more has come, I have finally finished my material for the blog (Some will say finally!!! This guy has writing fever, the truth are that I have been down with a throad infection, so I could not be in my shop). To my buddys, thank you for your patie...

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bandsaw #2: We have arrival

08-20-2010 07:19 AM by twokidsnosleep | 5 comments »

I had a hole open up in my schedule that let me sneak home early and meet the delivery truck.So I got the darn saw and it is gorgeous.Everything looks perfect with no shipping damage and the delivery guy even helped move the big box off his truck and onto my dolly. I thought it would have been easier to leave it all on the pallet and use his tailgate lift and pallet mover, but that was not his mind …..I wanted the pallet wood to practice on! Here are some pics of our pre-dinner attac...

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pull out closet #1: #2

08-20-2010 05:20 AM by ken_c | 0 comments »

A little more progress made on the closet. All the joinery was cut, a few dados and rabbits along with two bevels to the panels and some biscuits. A full interior sanding and dry fit followed by the glue-up. The glue up took place in three phases. The top two parts were glued up first then once that was dry the bottom and sides were done with the top assembly dry fit in place to the sides, and then the top assembly was glued to the sides. I added some structural members to the top sectio...

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Extremely Average #228: Thanks to Tom and Ralph

08-20-2010 04:45 AM by Ecocandle | 0 comments »

Hello All, It was strange how both Tom and Ralph sent me things today, which I seemed to need. I am not sure how they knew I was in peril (ok that may be to strong a word, slightly confused would be more accurate), but they came through. Thanks! Brian

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