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This is what it's all about

04-12-2010 07:39 PM by Heath | 16 comments »

When I gave the first bandaw box that I made to my wife, my little girl (she’ll be 4 in July) specifically requested a heart shaped box. That became a ”red heart shaped box.” She hasn’t stopped asking me about her “red heart shaped box” since. I finally got to make it for her yesterday and gave it to her right after her bath. I’ve had projects I was proud of before. But nothing like this. And the pride didn’t come my craftsmanship on the ...

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Cutting board build blog.

04-12-2010 04:10 PM by Sinister | 32 comments »

I recently uploaded pictures of a cutting board ( and several fellow LJs asked me to show how it was put together. Subsequently, Patron quickly deduced the process and wrote a nice blog showing the step by step process for how to achieve the pattern. I encourage anyone who is interested to take a look because he has some nice pictures outlining the process. I thought I would add a short amendment to his blog de...

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"Hobbit Holes in MyWorld" --by RusticWoodArt #70: Wood Studies and....

04-12-2010 03:15 PM by frank | 8 comments »

Wood Studies and…. ….wood studies and stopping to take a break,english decides to follow me around for a bit,but soon discovers there’s more to wood studies,that meets the eye of a feline in the grip of the moment….—by flp ——————————————————————————————————&#...

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Amateur Hour #1: Mortise and Tenon Joinery

04-12-2010 05:28 AM by agartzke | 4 comments »

Just got up from the shop (mine’s in the basement) and thought I’d post my first blog entry. I’ve been thinking about it for a while, but the mortise and tenon joints I was working on gave me the kick I needed! A little background first. I live near Milwaukee and the weather is JUST beginning to turn nice, so during this season, I sort of mix it up between landscaping, woodworking (furniture) and remodeling (1926 bungalow – always needs work). I’ve been woodwo...

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Extremely Average #100: Reaching the 100 mark.

04-12-2010 04:22 AM by Ecocandle | 5 comments »

Hello Lumberjocks, Tonight I just want to thank everyone who has been so helpful and supportive in my journey into woodworking. I can’t believe that it has been 100 days since I first started these daily ramblings. I have gotten better at woodworking over that time, though I am still a complete novice. I would like to think that I have gotten better as a writer as well. Both writing and woodworking are fun. Tonight’s blog was more of an exercise in creative writing than a ...

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Fighting The Evils of Cancer! #1: Preparing the Battle Field

04-12-2010 02:25 AM by Dukegijoe | 3 comments »

Like many of my fellow lumberjocks I worked on the Guild Build from the Wood Whisperer last month. Unfortunately it is still a work in progress (hey, 2 kids under 3 and a wife have a way of monopolizing your free time); but I thought that I would post some of the pictures and progress I made last month, then finish it off when the final steps were done. For those of you that don’t know, the Guild over at Http:// built Shaker tables last month in an effor to su...

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Ruminations, Philosophy, and Workshop Antics.......... #17: FLASH: The Petrified Poets Society Selected to Judge.......The Great Sanding Block Beauty Show......

04-12-2010 01:42 AM by Jim Bertelson | 26 comments »

PETRIFIED POETS SOCIETY Well, I couldn’t call a bunch of LJ’s dead, could I? This endeavour is a real LJ family affair. Many LJ’s contributed to the impetus to make this, well, extravagent and over engineered sanding block. Just so you all know I am really not THAT ‘kooky’ (PATRON has labeled my sense of humor thus and I will spend the rest of my days on LJ’s living it down) I WILL TRY TO SPREAD AROUND THE BLAME NORTON is a real block head, and...

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What is a good durable finish to go on top of BLO?

04-11-2010 06:11 AM by Chelios | 9 comments »

I built this table out of padauk and maple. I read somewhere that shellac over BLO makes a nice looking and durable finish. Thinking about it a little more I though I’d ask you for advise because I have two toddlers and this table will end up seeing hundreds of hotwheel miles. So is there anything out there that will make a nice finish over BLO and be more durable than shellac? or is the shellac ok. I have the zinsser bulls eye shellac. thanks in advance Here it is without ...

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shuting down

04-11-2010 05:32 AM by tunk valley custom woodworks | 31 comments »

welll fellow l j rs im sad to say im shutting her down the ecomony and times have been tough on the shop plus a coustomer who wasted a lot of my time and money has forced me to close up all you guys out there let this be a lesson to you dont do any work for some one you dont know or a friend of a friend with out getting atleast half down what the job is gona cost.and if you think you can get paid by filing leins and small claims court think again its a sorry if i sound a litt...

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Pleasure doing business

04-11-2010 05:24 AM by sawblade1 | 4 comments »

This week I will focus on cash flow and what I have learned :) Cash flow in a business sense looks at how much is going out and how much is going in, plus what is left over.what is left over is profit :) Unless you undersell yourself then you will have a negative cash flow or nothing left over or worse you OWE!!!! :(This week I have managed to stay above the water, very few can make this statement, however and I use this statement lightly as I still have to use 80% of my next paycheck f...

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