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The Smartdesk #1: The Electronic executive Desk

01-14-2010 04:03 AM by TheBasiks | 4 comments »

This will be the best investment that our clients will ever make, with multitouch technology, drafting, as well as designing tools along with a custom built in computer, a Wacom 21ux cintiq, monitor recording speakers, touch opened drawers and a desk equipped with adequate enough space. The executive desk should be well designed but should also incorporate a executive, modern environment. The desk should have ample enough space for designing, pre-production audio engineering and client pres...

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Extremely Average #12: It aint my Faulkner

01-14-2010 03:47 AM by Ecocandle | 8 comments »

“Sometimes I think it aint none of us pure crazy and aint none of us pure sane until the balance of us talks him that-a-way. It’s like it aint so much what a fellow does, but it’s the way the majority of folks is looking at him when he does it.” -William Faulkner, Novel,1930 ‘As I Lay Dying’ I enjoyed this novel. I enjoyed it a great deal, especially after I became use to the style, called stream of consciousness, with which Faulkner penned his ‘tour de force’. In just 6 weeks, w...

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Simple Butcher Block - MOVED TO PROJECTS

01-14-2010 03:47 AM by Maclegno | 7 comments »


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Fireplace Wall #1: Popping the Grain in Black Walnut

01-14-2010 03:16 AM by SouthpawCA | 5 comments »

I was trying to find a good article/link about popping the grain in black walnut but didn’t find one that really explained it for me. There are many articles/links dealing with maple though. As luck would have it, our woodworkers club in association with the local adult education was going to host a few classes on finishing. These classes were mainly dealing with “old school” finishing techniques including French polish. Although not actually going all the way through th...

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A Very Simple Easy to Make Small Portable Router Table

01-14-2010 12:27 AM by stefang | 11 comments »

I’ve been helping an Australian woodworker to construct a box. She is very competent with a scroll saw, but a little shaky on the box construction side, so I offered to help her out. During this period I have been helping my 12 year old grandson to make a box, so it was easy to just take photos and add a work description for my Aussie friend. Everything went well until we came to a point where we needed grooves to be cut in the sides to hold the top and bottoms of the box. She said she ...

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OSB Projects #1: Round Front Bedside Tables

01-13-2010 09:33 PM by bobkberg | 2 comments »

I’ve been working on these for almost a year now. As with any serious project, I build a prototype/model out of cardboard full scale. The main reason for the cardboard is so that we can slice/dice/tape/glue the prototype into what we want. The prototype in the photo above is in its 3rd or 4th incarnation in cardboard alone. The top section contains a lazy susan with dividers to hold up books – both of us like to read in bed, and jump from one book to another depending on o...

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A journey into the workshop. #37: Lathe stuff growing, need to get busy with the stand cabinet...

01-13-2010 09:27 PM by dbhost | 12 comments »

So… it started out pretty simple, a Central Machinery #34706 lathe, basically a Jet JWL1236 clone, and the 8 pc Benjamin’s best chisels found their way into my shop… I got a few spindles turned, got pretty good with rolling beads and coves, nothing too serious, just having fun for now… But… I wanted to try bowls… Start with faceplate turning, that worked pretty well for THICK bottomed bowls, but after the first time of mashing the bowl gouge into the ...

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Day Bed #2: Preparing The Parts

01-13-2010 09:17 PM by Kent Shepherd | 5 comments »

As you can easily see, there are a lot of parts to this bed. As shown in the first of the series, I had to glue up quite a few pieces before I really got into anything that resembled a bed. Now I want you to see the pieces, and how some of them are prepped. So far, the order doesn’t make a lot of difference, and to be honest, I’m not sure I even remember what order I did some of this. Each part of each section obviously must be made before the section is assembled. Again, keep in ...

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Evolution of a Shop #1: One year on LJ, what a difference a year makes

01-13-2010 07:00 PM by Cory | 16 comments »

With my one year anniversary on Lumberjocks coming up in a few days, I thought I’d start my first ever blog. I can’t even believe it’s only been a year. When I joined a year ago I had quite a bit of experience with carpentry work and home improvement. I had no idea how little I actually knew about working with wood. One year later, I realize I have only scratched the surface of this hobby (my wife calls it an obsession) and I have a lot to learn. My shop, like my skil...

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Fun outside game for the family

01-13-2010 04:41 PM by David Craig | 10 comments »

Not exactly woodworking, but someone could make it a wood project. Even though it is cold and snowy out, Spring is around the corner :) (Yes, I try to be an optimist sometimes). I am sure quite a few of you heard of this but, until last summer, I never heard of this game. It is called Ladder Golf and the goal of the game is to earn points by throwing a bolero (two golf balls connected by a piece of rope) and wrapping them around one of the rungs of a ladder. I made mine out of PVC for easy po...

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