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56 foot Schooner transom replacement #2: Here's a look at the project

07-11-2008 08:36 AM by Scotach | 5 comments »

The boat hauled out today and is now on the hard. Just prior to the boat leaving the water, we had a chance to get on board and peek around and see what’s ahead of us. Then right at 12:30 pm the travel lift pulled her up and out. We sprayed her bottom off, and then she was moved to her new home for the next several weeks. We got to work at about 1:30 surveying the boat, outside and in to see how to best approach the wrecking out of the the old transom, and to see if there are any ot...

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Advice on purchasing a small lathe

07-11-2008 08:18 AM by EduWood | 9 comments »

My 16 year old son is interested in purchasing a small lathe. Though I’ve been woodworking since high school, I don’t have a lathe and have never used one. He’s interested in turning bowls, cups, pens, etc.. It would need to be a bench top size. Can anyone give advice on what to look for? Is horsepower important? What type of speeds should it have? Anyone had great luck with certain brands? He’s looked on the web and right now likes the small Grizzly, but the p...

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Using Rivets to fix a band clamp

07-11-2008 04:55 AM by Karson | 13 comments »

I ordered a band clamp from Grizzly to match the one that I received when I got my replacement parts for my Dust Collector. I made a mistake the clamp was too long by about 1 in. The revision blog So I decided to fix it. The Grizzly band in action. From their web site. The one that I ordered had a spring clamp arangement and the one that I had, had a bolt that you tightened up with a screwdriver each time you took off the bag. I was going for easy of use. What are rivets.The co...

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craft brother

07-11-2008 04:36 AM by Miki | 4 comments »

I Join in this LJ by accident. BUT i find this site is useful later. I can meet many different person but craft brother here. learning is important. I am sure i can get priceless thing from u—my friends . we are the numerator in the world ,we need each other . hope we can toghter spend on good time here . ( i work for a wood co., if any need , pls contact me. pleasure to talk with u .)

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Need your experienced input...

07-11-2008 03:17 AM by woodinit | 14 comments »

Fellow LJ’s:I’ve been shopping the net for a biscuit joiner…and need your input. Here’s what I’ve learned so far: - Porter-Cable has the best handle and power switch arrangement, not to mention top quality – and the price to go with it. It’s probably the top of the list (except Festool’s REALLY high-end thang!) - DeWalt is almost the same tool except the t-handle isn’t on the fence, it’s on the motor. But the fence, motor, switch and price are about the same as PC. - ...

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WoodWriting Haiku Thursday's --by RusticWoodArt #28: Elan of Golden Wood

07-11-2008 02:27 AM by frank | 7 comments »

Elan of Golden Wood ....taste-full is my mirth, i sing the songs of tree notes, elan of golden wood…. —by flp ———————————————————————————————————————————————————̵...

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One Man's Junk - Chair #5: Scoopin

07-11-2008 02:17 AM by Zuki | 7 comments »

Tonight I decided to attack the scooping of the seat. I had some concerns when Betsy reminded me about the pocket screws. The first thing I did was to determine how much, if any, room I had to scoop. Using a scrap piece of board and a freshly drilled pocket hole I estimated I had around 1/8 “ to play with. Great . . . now how do I scoop. Hmmmm. After I sketched the scooping on the seat I took out my Mastercraft (Canadian Tire store brand) plunge router and ½ straight bit. I set the p...

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A Desk Job

07-11-2008 01:10 AM by Alan Young | 3 comments »

(Be warned! this pre-amble is a bit long..there are reall pics of the project at the link below) I am aware of a number of furniture makers that send out periodic newsletters to their clients, friends, and other furniture makers. I do also. A few folk on my list will no doubt recognize this from a recent newsletter. But I’m actually building a piece so it seemed like fun to share the progress…....here goes…... A couple of months ago I was reading a AJ Hammler’s ...

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hello again #6: smoking or not #2

07-10-2008 11:48 PM by Jim Earl | 7 comments »

Well My hacking ands coughing has cut down a hole lot, and my smoking is down to 3-6 a day. I think thats pretty good for a guy who smoked 2-3 packs a day for 38 years. My wife thinks that it should be down to 0 a day but I,m getting there. Thats not that I dont crave them, I really do and I’m on chantix to help with the craving. let me ask you all to wish my all the luck on quiting because I really need to. I’m on oxygen about all day now. Its a lot harder to breath but I keep g...

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Potato Bin #2: project ready for paint.

07-10-2008 08:02 PM by Timber_Cruiser | 1 comment »

I have finished everything but painting it. It is hard to paint a project as I am a huge fan of stain. However, it will be going in our kitchen where our cabinets are white melamine. I have purchased some matching drawer pulls for the drawers that go with what are on the cabinets. I am happy to report that it is probably the best quality piece that I have done. I can honestly say there are no flaws in this one. It is not my favorite (entertainment center will be hard to beat) but was an...

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