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Hot Rodding a Harbor Freight Bandsaw. #1: Background, and ideas.

10-16-2009 05:15 PM by dbhost | 5 comments »

As you may or may not know I am in the process of hot rodding as it were, my Harbor Freight 32208 14” band saw. The work so far has been.. #1. Harbor Freight Universal Mobile Base. #2. Craftsman Professional Universal Band Saw Fence. (functional, but certainly NOT great, planning on picking up some small HF C clamps to help it out. The clamps this thing somes with are garbage.) #3. Harbor Freight riser block kit. Priceless add on for this saw. #4. Accura Micro Adjustable Roller Bea...

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Working on a new project

10-16-2009 02:58 PM by Bill | 7 comments »

I have not been on Lumberjocks for awhile, but I still check in from time to time. I am currently working on a new project – building a tiny trailer house. I was planning on making a blog, but not done so yet. I debated whether to put a blog here, or on Instead, I have been keeping picture updates on my facebook page – . The tiny trailer house is based on the free plans from tinyhous...

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Your Not So Ordinary Platform #1: The Plan

10-16-2009 01:52 PM by Chris Davis | 1 comment »

I will be making two platform beds for a single client. One will have a very large headboard and the other will not. Both will have a set of cabinets lining the side. This is what’s not so ordinary for platform bed. These cabinets will set on top of the platform. So for a full size bed I’ll be making this one about 75”wide. This platform will have a ledge around the mattress extending about 2 ½”. It will also e a 4 post design with all inner edges curved inward a little. The fini...

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How to find and harvest legal melamine

10-16-2009 05:17 AM by Bothus | 9 comments »

Disclaimer: My apologies in advance to OregonBurls. Greg I hope you have a sense of humor. - – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – - Hey everyone, It was suggested that I start a discussion on how to find and harvest melamine. I don’t deal with melamine that often....

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Set of Haunted Forest Tiles waiting for the frame #4: another set look into my haunted forest ....

10-16-2009 05:14 AM by Dan'um Style | 5 comments »

Another set in a little different finish. This one has fired in ground glass. Really cool textures

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10-16-2009 04:29 AM by bunkie | 0 comments »

I’ve been building speakers for most of my life. It’s what led me into woodworking. Sadly, I don’t have a lot to show for it. I’ve either sold or given away every set I’ve ever built with only one exception, the set I’m currently running. Even worse, from a woodworking perspective, they’re pretty sad. Made entirely of MDF and finished with rattle-can stone finish paint, they aren’t pretty. I’m planning to rectify this situation. My next...

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rosewood / curly maple /purpleheart / lacewood #5: GOT SOME LEGS ON THIS PRAYER !

10-16-2009 02:36 AM by patron | 41 comments »

here is the last instalment on blogs ,the next one will be a project .i am waiting for some natural oil and wax .i have had it with all the chemical finishes .nothing but misery for me .i have 4 projects i built before this i won’t show , as they are still being sanded after 2 months of agony .when i became a woodworker ,it was a trade by itself ,the finishing was done by finishers ,that was a trade by itself .now that is a thing of the past , and we woodworkers are just expected to tak...

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Set of Haunted Forest Tiles waiting for the frame #3: this is the wood

10-16-2009 01:44 AM by Dan'um Style | 7 comments »

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Finally, I get a great piece of ash

10-15-2009 10:11 PM by Shopsmithtom | 9 comments »

A couple of years ago a 2 trunk white ash went over on our vacation property & lodged in the crotch of a dead & unstable white birch at about a 45deg angle. Being an amateur in the woods with a chainsaw, not a lumberjack, (you might want to go to youtube & search the lumberjack song for a laugh) I decided to wait until it broke out & fell to the ground instead of onto me. It did so over last winter, so a friend & I cut it into 12 foot logs – 8 foot is the minimum the...

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Big Thank You to all the Lumberjocks

10-15-2009 07:44 PM by Rustic | 5 comments »

This is a big thank you to not just the LJ’s who helped me with my CMS question, but to all of you. I guess I was having a bad day when I posted a question about my CMS, or just had a MASSIVE brain fart. You guys gave me some suggestions that I should have already known, but some how forgot (old age). I was able to clean up my cuts by just adding a piece of 1/8 inch plywood to my fence. Not only did it help with tear out, but I am able to make a more accurate cut every time. I know, I k...

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