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tablesaw cabinet modifications

03-22-2010 04:25 PM by jpc | 0 comments »

A couple days ago i posted my finished cabinet for my table saw and noted the problems with the overall height,and in true lumberjock fashion you guys commented with several great ideas, i just wanted to thank all of you,.. I decided to go with taking the cabinet top off and dropping the saw down into where the dust collection drawer was, was as easy as i thought but i got it done yesterday, ive posted some pics of it during the work, didnt take a final pic but i will and will post them tonig...

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Traditional Chinese Woodworking #6: Sharpening

03-22-2010 04:20 PM by chscholz | 2 comments »

Introduction to Sharpening of Chinese tools One 15th century contractor complained that his craftsmen spent about half of their time sharpening their tools. Considering the fact that Chinese woodworkers had a preference for gnarly old wood, the harder the better, this does not come as a surprise. History of Chinese Sharpening Tools Little has been written about Chinese tools, but almost nothing has been written about Chinese sharpening stones. In his book China at Work, Hommel mention...

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Daily Update #48: March 22, 2010

03-22-2010 03:59 PM by Chris Davis | 0 comments »

What’s happening in the shop for March 22, 2010 . Working on Gates’ project and a couple pre-cut murphy beds for Guthrie and Rogers. For missed video and building pictures see my Current Projects link at or Watch us live: For missed video and building pictures see my Current Projects link at or Watch us live:

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Setting up shop #4: Bench is finally done!

03-22-2010 03:01 PM by dfdye | 5 comments »

WooHoo! I finally got some time to finish off my new bench, and it turned out great, if I do say so myself! Getting the legs mounted was a little bit of a challenge since the diagonal braces warped a little since I first cut them (shocker, I know! Construction grade lumber warping? Never have I witnessed that before!). With a little coaxing, everything went together square, and with a little extra bracing under the open span, everything is rock solid. For each of the diagonal brac...

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Stanley #7 Restoration #6: Call it done!

03-22-2010 02:39 PM by dfdye | 3 comments »

After a little soul searching (sorry for the pun) as to whether to grind the sole completely flat and get rid of some of the pitting, I finally decided to leave the pitting and just “lightly” flatten the sole of the plane. It took a while, but after killing several sheets of 60 grit sand paper (mounted end to end on my table saw) I started getting “flat” lapping on the entire length and width of the sole. Boy, that took a long time, and sure did generate a TON of b...

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The Maloof Inspired Rocker Russian Style - Parts 1 and 2

03-22-2010 02:18 PM by Charles Brock | 2 comments »

My Build A Maloof Inspired Rocker Instructional Bundle has helped fine woodworkers all over the world to build their “Bucket List” rocker. The following is one of my favorite customer feedback stories. It really touched me that a project from Columbus, Georgia could reach around the woodworking world. Part 1 Thomas Friedman’s book “The World is Flat” describes the world’s new reality. The computer and the Internet have made it possible for people to c...

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wood gloat #1: European Beech

03-22-2010 10:47 AM by moshel | 7 comments »

At last!!! a wood gloat of my own! I made friends with the demolition people that demolished the old house on the property I bought. They happen to fell a tree every now and then. this time they cut down a 105 years old European beech.The log was 5 meters long, about 80 cm wide. they were good enough to bring the log to their back yard so I can mill it at my leisure (really really nice people). I loaded the mill on my trailer, unloaded it, set it up (oh, my poor muscles… the term ...

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Hydropower Flour Mill - in Bukit Tinggi, Indonesia

03-22-2010 10:05 AM by woodworm | 3 comments »

During my visit to Bukit Tinggi, Sumatra, Indonesia I for the first time had chance to watch Hydropower Flour Mills in action. I took a few pictures – and LOL… only two of them are quite clear. The hydropower mill is the undershot wheel type. The wheel (all components are made from wood) is mounted vertically on a horizontal axle. The flat boards, called floats, mounted radially around the rim. It is turned by the impact of water pushing/striking these float boards as it flows und...

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Nice day at the shop

03-22-2010 09:54 AM by mkrok | 3 comments »

Christopher and I spent the day at the shop. We threw his bike in my truck and took off about 11 this morning. We have been building a checkerboard and he wanted to make the checkers today. Spending the day with my 6 yr old at he shop is the best. He has inherited my “love” of sanding. We had to sand the checkers made from 1 1/4 dowel slices. Managed to sand the checkerboard to 150. I forgot how difficult it was too sand oak (and birch). Need ot look up tonight how ot re...

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My woodworking education #2: Review after visiting Palomar College

03-22-2010 08:39 AM by azwoodman | 0 comments »

Home sweet home! We got home last night after spending the rest of the weekend in San Diego. It was a pretty relaxing trip since we didn’t really have anything else planned beyond checking out the college and that was all done by Thursday evening. First off, thank you to all those who commented on my last entry! There were definitely some good points made. In this entry I will give you an overview of my experience and share some of my thoughts. I think writing it down will help ...

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