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New shop lighting

09-03-2009 03:45 PM by Don Butler | 24 comments »

The nature of present day lighting has been irritating me for some time. The standard in woodworking shops has seemed to be fluorescent lamps. I have a couple of those fixtures near the tablesaw. I don’t care though, for the kind of light at the work and I don’t like the cost in energy. Lately I’ve been all worked up about being green. I really would like to see some advancement in LED lighting, but I haven’t seen anything that seems practical and I’m runni...

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Morris Chairs #2: Rough cuts and leg glue ups

09-03-2009 03:04 PM by Dave T | 2 comments »

I decided to go with the chair in Woodsmith Oct/Nov 2004. Not too much exciting yesterday. All of the parts were rough cut and I started glueing up the leg blanks. I have 6 blanks glued and 2 more to go. Here’s the rough pile for the legs Glue up And finally a stack of parts, this is where I left the shop yesterday. On deck for today. Finiish the leg glues ups. Mill the veneer to hid the glue line on the legs, finish rough milling. We’ll see from there. Than...

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Ramblings Loosely Related to Art History #2: The Carpenter and the Shadow of Death

09-03-2009 02:49 PM by naomi weiss | 2 comments »

If you thought the last painting was out of control, this one will blow you away. It’s pretty graphic. Since i’m not satisfied with the formatting on this blog (prob my fault, not LJ), i’m just going to put a link below to my main blog below. Enjoy!

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Darrell Peart's Aurora Sofa Table #1: In the Beginning...

09-03-2009 06:27 AM by CaptainSkully | 5 comments »

This is my most ambitious project to date. I’m going to make a Greene & Greene sofa table that closely follows the design of premier G&G LJ Darrell Peart. I pinged him the other day, and he sent me to American Furniture Design Co. to buy plans. As you can see, they’re not identical to the one made by Marc in Darrell’s class at William Ng's woodworking school. American Furniture’s Version: TheWoodWhisperer’s Version: What I plan to do i...

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Lumber Jocks, California [West Coast] meeting/get-to-gether

09-03-2009 05:29 AM by rustfever | 17 comments »

Calling all Lumber Jocks on the West [Left] Coast. What say we try to have a get-to-gether? Sacramento? Bay Area? This Fall? or next Spring?What about during the Woodworking nshow in Sacramento mid November? Ira aka —Rustfever

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Of Mystery Packages, Good Guys, and Birthdays...

09-03-2009 03:03 AM by littlecope | 21 comments »

So I got up last Thursday, as usual, day off, having a coffee…fired up the computer to see what was going on in the great wide world…check the E-mails…Yahoo has me the morning headlines from our version of a newspaper up here in NH, the Union Leader…the News was all bad…nothing new there…Hotmail tells me I can look at photos of sexy Latinos in my area (for a price)...yawn…Gmail I always save for last…that’s where I have LJ’s mail sen...

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Projects #2: New Bed assembly complete

09-03-2009 02:47 AM by NedB | 6 comments »

My wife updated our middle son’s bed from a twin on a ‘loft’ to a double bed awhile back. My work schedule kept me from finishing the bed until now. (couple of months of him sleeping on the box spring and mattress on the floor) Adam’s a football player, and still growing… so I decided to build it hefty. The legs are 2×6’s with 2×10’s for the rails (2×6’s glued and pocket screwed to them to hold the box spring). ...

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FWW Workbench under way #4.

09-03-2009 02:29 AM by dbhost | 3 comments »

The forstner bits came in today! (Can I get a woo hoo!?) and so I picked them off the porch and headed straight to the shop after I got home from work tonight… While this isn’t meant as a review of the Grizzly forstner bits, I must say that this set is every bit as high quality as the porter cables they replace, AND they have plastic caps to protect the sharp edges when not in use to boot! To say the least the Forstner bits worked supremely! The legs cut, and drilled, waiti...

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Mom's kitchen Cabinets #2: Step #2 base cabinet boxes

09-03-2009 01:36 AM by bluchz | 6 comments »

I had a rainy day and couldn’t work, so i got to spent about 4 hours making the boxes for the base cabinets. I decided to go with the baltic birch maple plywood mix after listening to comments. here is how they turned out.These are put together with glue and nails i hope that will be strong enough. The joints are all rabbited or dado. I did use a few screws where i thought it wouldn’t show.

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Episode 40 tablesaw setup part 1

09-03-2009 12:25 AM by kosta | 6 comments »

In this episode I setup the stand to my new skil tablesaw. Most people start off with one of these saws because they are about $120 and theywork ok. Putting the stand together is easy but reading the manual is a pain in the ass because it goes back in forth from english to spanish.I put a piece of cardboard between the saw and the stand to stop all the dust from going ton the floor. I have a full review of this saw on my website at

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