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Grumbles from the shop #8: Hanging it up

06-18-2009 02:09 AM by dennis mitchell | 38 comments »

Ya I’ve done had it. Guess I’ll see if Thos will give me a job herding tourist. Today I turned down a chance to do the Western Design Conference. After doing shows, galleries, etsy and a web site with very little luck I’m plum out of energy. (and money) When I started I knew of 12 different galleries that had regional furniture. Now I only know 3. Two are owned by furniture builders and the other one won’t even return my calls. I can’t even blame it on the econom...

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Bandsaw alignment

06-18-2009 01:15 AM by bluchz | 8 comments »

OK i bougt a rockwell 14” bandsaw used. Everything isinworkingorder but i can’t seem to get the fence ligned with the blade. The “drift” i think it’s called isout about 3/4” or the width of the miter slot,if tyhat makes sensce. Didi i bend the table when i moved it? i can’t find any adjustments to get the mitre slot ligned up with the blade. anyone have any suggestions?

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Handmade Portraits #4: Handmade Portraits: Birdhouseaccents

06-18-2009 12:16 AM by Etsy | 6 comments »

(music by Two Dark Birds, animation by JuliaPott) It took Fred Jakubiec from Birdhouseaccents 25 years before he made building birdhouses his full-time job. It was well worth the wait. After 13 years as Area Supervisor at various fast food establishments, a stint at a steel mill and years of driving for Fed Ex, Fred decided working for other people just wasn’t fun anymore.He and his partner Lynn Patrick regularly took trips to Amish country to go thrifting and flea market shopping. D...

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The Gazebo #5: It's getting closer

06-17-2009 12:12 PM by MsDebbieP | 36 comments »

June 16/09 Yes, indeed, our revised “gazebo” is getting closer to being completed! More than 4 years ago we began with something like this, as sold by Canadian Tire? The year after the frame was destroyed (within a month of purchase, due to high winds) our journey began for a replacement gazebo. First step: we built a deck floor and built a wooden frame on which we hung the screens, walls, and roof. The next year, the roof tore to shreds and we put up a tarp roof. ...

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Modern Furniture Collection #1: Contemporary designs, modern furniture, FREE SHIPPING

06-17-2009 08:58 AM by Steven124 | 6 comments »

TV stands are ideal for showcasing not only your television, but other entertainment electronic components as well. The best television stand will provide enough room for DVD players, DVDs, tuners, satellite equipment and a host of other pieces. With the new trends in contemporary TV stands, it’s easy to find the right one that compliments the room it will be in. Various wood finishes such as oak and cherry, as well as swivel TV stands and even widescreen TV stands are easily located; stil...

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Copper Patina Garden Gate #10: Ready to hang

06-17-2009 06:21 AM by newTim | 1 comment »

First… after seeing Trifern’s secrets on dyeing I wonder how a door would look? Guess I’ll have to give it a try. Anyway, here’s the gate with several coats of outdoor oil over some redwood stain. The colors in the photo are pretty accurate. The top picture gives a good comparison of the treated and untreated copper panel. Once the gate is hung I will post a final blog on this series with photos and some specifications and tips I learned on this project. An...

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laying a hardwood floor

06-17-2009 05:59 AM by Carpentrygal | 6 comments »

I just finished laying an unfinished American Cherry hardwood floor in my 326 sq ft living room. I researched this project from beginning to end for about 2 months and it really paid off. I’m now finishing it with a polymerized tung oil product. A professional carpentry friend started us out the first day by helping us lay the first line straight because of an obstacle we had to go around. He was here in my home for 2 hours. My husband and I worked on it together for the remainder of th...

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Building the New Wood Shop #2: foundation and framing the walls

06-17-2009 05:39 AM by Popeye Jr. | 10 comments »

The foundation was the only part of this that I contracted out. I had never done it before and did not want to mess it up. Once I decided on a contractor and we agreed to a price they set work promptly. Peeling back the grass, grinding out an old stump, digging down and leveling the ground, building the forms and finally laying in the rebar and lots of it for our harsh canadian winters... . After I had the city inspector come and check the forms and rebar placement and give me the OK to co...

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Box Joint Jig #1: Cutting the pieces

06-17-2009 05:01 AM by cotfessi | 4 comments »

I’ve been wanting to build a box joint jig for some time now… I saw plans for a jig designed by Lynn Sabin at Leeway Workshop LLC and thought I would give it a try. It uses a carriage that moves along a 3/8”-16 threaded rod. Check out the PDF linked here for more information about how this jig is supposed to work. If you dig around on Leeway’s site a bit, you’ll notice there are two designs – I’m building the second, supposedly more stable versi...

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stupid spammer explained. all these schmucks. we know, oh yeah we know

06-17-2009 02:14 AM by Frankie Talarico Jr. | 14 comments »

I can tell you what this piece of work spammer is doing. He’s trying to cheat and use blackhat tactics to gain page rank. He does this on multple forums and blogs. It fools the major search engines into thinking he is a relevent popular website. This eventually gets caught on and buried by google. But they do get the pagerank for a little while. This is the fruit of the “Buy page rank from me” guys. All thoses cheap SEO guys. yeah they promise links and viola there they a...

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