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Calling all Indianapolis are Lumberjocks!

01-20-2009 01:50 PM by acanthuscarver | 6 comments »

Over the last few weeks I’ve had the pleasure of meeting lots of great LJ’s. First I got to meet the infamous Karson and a few others at the Baltimore woodworking show (you can read about it here). The next weekend I trekked to Springfield, MA for the WoodWorks event where I got to meet even more Lumberjocks (I’ll try to get some pics and a blog entry together in the next day or two). And this past weekend I travelled to Columbus, OH for the woodworking show where I met even...

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Spiritual Gifts

01-20-2009 07:00 AM by Todd A. Clippinger | 11 comments »

Share the Love~Share the Knowledge It is very exciting to watch the growth of others, especially knowing that I have contributed to their development. It is very humbling when they honor you with a gift that is made with their own hands. My friend, a metal sculptor, pointed out that these are spiritual gifts. I think he nailed it with that assessment. I want to share two gifts from two LJ members that I think highly of. Mike Shea sent me one of his custom made Shea Handplanes and Bla...

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Around the shop #9: Just hanging out

01-20-2009 04:59 AM by dsb1829 | 8 comments »

Well, I have a nice drawer system in my garage. Problem is that a No6 is the biggest plane that effectively fits in the drawers. I have been tinkering with ideas for cabinets, wall boards, etc… Well, today I had a silly notion to just string them up by their knobs and be done with it. A few nylon zip ties later and I can happily say that it works great and was very easy to install.

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Hand Planes #12: Sentimental plane restoration complete

01-20-2009 04:53 AM by dsb1829 | 8 comments »

Back at the end of November my Father rolled into town. He had brought a truck-load of booty from California. Amongst the junk from my childhood was a N06 that had belonged to my Great Grandfather. It was rusted, missing the knob, tote cracked into about 4 pieces, and had not likely cut a shaving in more than 30 years. I really should have taken a picture as I received the plane. To date it is the crustiest plane that I have brought back to life. edit 1/21 okay, I managed to dig up a...

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shop upgrades #2: Updated router and outfeed tables

01-20-2009 04:42 AM by Julian | 5 comments »

After finally finishing my latest project, I had some time to do some well overdue upgrades to my shop. I bought a rousseau router plate, and a Freud FT1700VCEK 2 1/4 hp router for the new router table I built. It replaced my old router setup that was built into my outfeed table, and over the last five years had sagged a bit. I laminated 2 layers of baltic birch 1/2” plywood for the router table, then added formica on top and bottom. Let me be the first to say that being able to use the...

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Hand Planes #11: Blade prep, freehand

01-20-2009 04:37 AM by dsb1829 | 2 comments »

I have tried a few different methods over the last few months to flatten blades. Here is my go-to method for flattening the back of a new blade. Adhere some sandpaper to a flat surface. I prefer 3M super77 and a granite surface plate for the substrate. Use 60-80g until you have a uniform scratch pattern. I prefer Norton 3X 80g at this phase. It is a fast cutter and the paper is thick, so it is easy to install and remove from the granite. Next comes the 220g w/d. Generally I can ...

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Small Cabinet #4: Face frame on - a few firsts!

01-20-2009 04:00 AM by Betsy | 3 comments »

I’ve got to be coming up on a record for myself of slowest build to any project I’ve ever done. But at last I have attached the face frame to my cabinet and have the drawer webbing in place. Nothing great to look at—but I’m proud of it all the same. I’ve had a couple of firsts on this project. One being that I managed to put a new burr on my scraper!!! That in itself is big news for me. Then I managed to actually use the scraper to clean up the sides of the ca...

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Bought new jointer, selling radial arm saw

01-19-2009 11:57 PM by Built2Last | 2 comments »

Just thought I would pass along this info. Grizzly was run a sale last week of their GO586, 2hp, 8” jointer for $595.00 plus shipping and I see now that they have 4 listed of ebay. They had them listed as close-outs. Here is the ebay link- I really couldn’t afford it right now since I had just bought a 3hp Craftsman radial arm s...

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4X4 End Grain Floor #1: End grain

01-19-2009 10:35 PM by suebee | 3 comments »

I have to learn how to post my pics on the blog site. I did post the project on the project page so you can look there for now. Thanks!

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New Router & deck completed

01-19-2009 08:56 PM by Jarod | 3 comments »

So I picked up the Freud router from HD that was posted here on LJ a few weeks ago for $99. Haven’t had much time to use it yet though. I spent this weekend building a 10×20 deck in my backyard. Real simple, 2×6s for the frame & 2×6x20’s for the surface. I’ll take pics later. Right now i’m sore as hell. The next task is to clean out my garage & build some storage & a table for my new router. I haven’t picked up any router bits ye...

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