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Hand Planes - A Surprise Pleasure

2238 days ago by Russel | 12 comments »

When I was a youngster in what they now refer to as “mid-century”, my father had a hand plane. I had no idea what kind and no idea what it was supposed to be used for, but I used it to shape my PineWood Derby car for my cub scouts race. (In case you’re wondering, I didn’t win, place or show. Just barely made it down the track.) Until recently, that was my only experience with a hand plane. Since hanging about LumberJocks I’ve read all kinds of stuff about ...

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meh.

2239 days ago by flink | 5 comments »

been sick. be back soon.

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I Have Fallen and I Can't Get Out......

2239 days ago by RobH | 12 comments »

I wanted to write a blog entry tonight to let people know that everything here is ok. I have not posted in a while, but I have been reading. Right about the time I finished up the bunks beds, I fell into a sort of funk. I have wanted very little to do with woodworking. For that matter, I have wanted to do very little at all. I have even had trouble sitting down and getting a blog entry like this completed. I have done a little turning but not much else. I have had trouble getting the...

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A new shop in the making #9: The walls are up and it's raining

2239 days ago by Bob #2 | 12 comments »

We got off to a poor start today with the framer not showing till noon but managed to get the walls up and the electrical line run and dropped in the trench before the rain started.One of my support posts has sunk so I will be investigating that tomorrow and figuring out a fix.I have a feeling the sonotube was not filled properly. Bob

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Splash Chair

2239 days ago by Dr_Unix | 0 comments »

Talk about extreme curves, this design takes the cake! Even though it wasn’t built out of wood, it very well could have been. Fibeglass makes it lighter. Here’s how the chair was made: “The chair was sculpted at 1/8th scale using Sculpey clay. From there, the model was cut into ΒΌ inch slices. These slices were scanned, blown up to full scale, and plotted to be used as a template for the full scale model. From there, the templates were adhered to 2 inch pink insulat...

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Curved Bookcase

2239 days ago by Dr_Unix | 4 comments »

I came across this awesome bookcase on another blog and immediately thought of the people that could appreciate the craftsmanship. Check out the posting on Boing Boing, io9, or Triptyque the architects that designed it.

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King Size Mission Style Bed #3: Finished Footboard

2239 days ago by IowaWoodcrafter | 6 comments »

Well, it’s been a long time since my last entry in this blog. I earned a degree from the school of hard knocks on this project. It all started when I sprayed the water based poly on right over the stain. I had waited longer than the instructions for the stain said to wait before applying a water based finish. After the poly dried I noticed blotches all over the place, that just wasn’t acceptable! I set about stripping the finish off of everything. Trying to hury the proces...

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Wood Gloat

2239 days ago by Kerux | 4 comments »

Picked up Josh from the last day of school and then dropped by the grounds crew to see if they had cut any tree’s down lately. They did, One HUGE Maple. I can have as much as I want, but I’ve learned to only take a little bit at a time. When I get this stuff turned/roughed out, I’ll go get some more. The crew is really nice, they are so loaded down with fallen tree’s that they are glad to get rid of it. I’ve got my eye on a giant piece that looks very quilted...

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Would I put my name on it? You bet! #1: Tools........

2239 days ago by Ryan Shervill | 5 comments »

Many years ago, one of my mentors said to me: “It’s good enough when you’ll put your name on it”, Not only did that become my mantra, but that phrase has become part of my everyday dialogue… in fact, one of my little sayings when I’m pleased with something is “I’d put my name on that”. Just today I was trying out a new tool and uttered that exact phrase. Then it occured to me: I get emails every week asking my advice aboout tools….....

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Destroying a Miracle: An ME Paying Some Respect to the EE's (only slightly woodworking related)

2239 days ago by Mark A. DeCou | 11 comments »

This blog is photo-less. I haven’t done many blogs without photos before. I was taking some photos today with my trusty Kodak digital camera, and trying to save a few steps, carried it by my pinky, while carrying some woodworking. But, let’s backup a little. I have a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering (ME). I remember suffering through some Electrical Engineering (EE) courses at the State College, and absolutely hating them. I had to take them to do ...

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