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Woodworking In America 2009: Furniture Construction and Design #1: First Impressions and Lee Valley Sale

08-15-2009 06:06 AM by kshipp | 5 comments »

I am in the process of attending the Woodworking in America: Furniture Construction and Design Conference in St. Charles, IL. Today was the first day and I am very impressed so far. I plan to put up some more detailed descriptions of the sessions later on when I get a little more time. I just wanted to let everyone know that they have a nice exhibition hall with many vendors. Lie-Nielsen is there along with Lee Valley and many others. Lee Valley is giving 15% off and free shipping for any ...

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Shop Storage Solutions #4: Lots of Work - Minimal Results

08-15-2009 04:30 AM by HokieMojo | 8 comments »

Before I start, if anyone has any suggestions to make my blog more readable, please let me know. I spend about an hour on each entry and I still feel that they are severely lacking. I can’t do much about the topics since I only blog what I’m working on. I try to include photos too. I may be a bit long winded though. Any criticism would REALLY be appreciated. I debated whether to post today because it doesn’t look like I did much, although I think I did lots with few v...

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Woodworking Aids #1: Shooting board design

08-15-2009 02:30 AM by kennethw | 10 comments »

Hello fellow Lumberjocks! I wanted to share a shooting board design with you folks before I start cutting. :) I’m a hand tool guy so far (except for drilling and the occasional jigsaw cut on large stuff) so a good shooting board is essential. I already made one, but the fixed (glued) fence was somehow off by 1 degree, and the paste wax that I used on the runway tends to burn, so this time I’m not messing around. :) Following are a few 3D renders of my intended design. I’m...

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miter saw dust collection

08-15-2009 01:30 AM by kosta | 3 comments »

Yo whats up everybody I was thinking about building like a dust shield for my miter saw because there is just so much dust that goes everywhere that its not even funny. Most people probably know what im talking about. I am thinking about using 3/4 plywood and I will probably use less then a 1/2 sheet but im not 100% sure on that. The problem is that the dust port is too big for my smaller shop vac and too small for my other shop vac. I have tried to attach a hose but it just didn’t work...

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Jellyfish Table #5: Dying the top BLUE and spraying the lacquer

08-14-2009 11:19 PM by Blake | 31 comments »

A friend of mine has a cabinet shop with a spray booth and was nice enough to let me play in it. These photos were all taken in his shop. Here is one of the samples we tried on a test piece. This is aniline die dissolved in alcohol. WOW, I really like the color! We used his Festool sander for the final sanding. I had to stir the dye for over an hour. On goes the die: Sanding in between coats of sanding sealer and lacquer: Er...

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Spiral End Mallet #1: The Lay-Out

08-14-2009 10:47 PM by Kent Shepherd | 12 comments »

Thanks for your interest in my new Spiral-End Mallet, based on the Lazy Larry Spiral Cheese Boards, by degoose. Obviously with the small size of the pieces, the band saw jig Larry uses wouldn’t work. This is how I adapted his GREAT idea for something a little different.The first step is to make the medallion that is inlayed in the end of the mallet. (Yes it is inlayed—-do you think I’m totally nuts?) If you are looking for a fast, easy project, this may not be it, but the en...

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My prize for the Summer LumberJocks Contest.

08-14-2009 09:33 PM by Karson | 29 comments »

I received today my prize for winning fifth place in the Summer 2009 LumberJocks contest. I wish to thank Major League Woodworking The prize consisted of a T shirt ”Property of Major League Woodworking Shop Dept”, A Maple Mallet which is modeled after a Baseball Bat. It’s made from an approved bat billet and is made at one of the countries premier baseball bat factories. Also a Maple Marking Gauge for giving a perfect ”base line” for starting woodworking...

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PSA - 0

08-14-2009 09:26 PM by jockmike2 | 26 comments »

I would just like to thank all my friends and well wishers and people that offered prayers for me. God Bless each and every one of you. I went to my Urologist on Wednesday and they drew blood and urine samples of course, and I just got a phone call about an hour ago that my PSA test came back negative. Meaning I am cancer free. Thank God and the help of every soul that prayed for me in any small way I owe you all a debt of gratitude and humility. This was cancer left over after I had surgery ...

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Maloof Table at MASW

08-14-2009 06:24 PM by sricks | 0 comments »

Just updated my 12 n 12 challange status with information on Marc Adams version of the Maloof side table. Check it out at Project Artistry.

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Pricing #1: Pricing

08-14-2009 05:43 PM by Attie Jonker | 5 comments »

Dear fellow Craftsman I have noticed that there are a lot of guys that have a hard time pricing their work. Don’t worry you all, it’s part of the growing pains of any craftsman, we have all been there at one point or another. Just keep testing the market you will find your way. I have a friend that for years struggled to make ends meet, he was working his buns of to scrape buy. One day I asked him how much do you charge? $15.00 an hour her replied. That was the most insane thing I...

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