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Daily Update #18: December 17, 2009

12-17-2009 02:41 PM by Chris Davis | 0 comments »

What’s happening in the shop for December 17, 2009 . The finish is one the baseball loft bed with a murphy bed on the bottom. Turned out GREAT! Today I’ll put the final touches on it and get pictures posted on my site tomorrow. (see below for some pictures that I have now) I’ll also be working on a Bullock murphy bed and a couple bookcases. For missed video and building pictures see my Current Projects link at or Watch us live:<di...

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Hand Tool Journey #12: 100+ year old Disston Backsaw ...RESTORED

12-17-2009 09:54 AM by Blake | 10 comments »

After some help from fellow Lumberjocks and a little research (here), I determined that this beautiful old backsaw is about a hundred years old (give or take). ”Before” photos: After: I carefully took apart old saw and put the blade through the electrolysis process. Then I stripped the handle (which was covered in layers of paint and dripped varnish)... and applied Shellac. I also polished the brass. This is the result: On a side note… Her...

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What is it? #1: Any guesses?

12-17-2009 07:36 AM by newTim | 18 comments »

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Starting a new woodworking business #1: new business

12-17-2009 04:06 AM by Wayne | 5 comments »

I’ve been toying with the idea of starting my own woodworking business for literally decades. Now, at age 61 I think I finally have the nerve to do it. I don’t have any illusions about what I’m about to do. I don’t want to go “big time”. I just want to sell some of my work and (probably) use the money I make to buy more woodworking toys. I don’t really want to do much on a large scale. Little things like jewelry boxes, keychain bobs, hand carvings and...

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Router Jigs

12-17-2009 03:17 AM by Elijah Israel | 0 comments »

Greetings to all LJ’s ; I was surfing the web recently and came upon a solution for those of us who have a problem creatingdovetails. Log on to and take a look at the DR4. I haven’t purchased one yet but it’son my wish list. PS. Maybe Purplev would appreciate such a jig.

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A carved lid box for my Daughter who loves Orangutans #5: Tools and Rules-Part 2

12-17-2009 03:14 AM by wyeth | 3 comments »

Here are some of the rules I have learned for carving small objects – i.e. those that are small enough to hold in your non-dominant hand while you use a sharp carving knife of some kind. In my case this was the Vesper knife I had purchased. The knife must be sharp – a blunt tool is a dangerous tool. Cut away from your body parts – it is almost always possible to hold the object in such a way that the knife is cutting away from you so that any slip of the knife will sh...

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Man Builds Noah's Ark to the exact scale given in the Bible

12-17-2009 02:54 AM by Scott Reavis | 11 comments »

This is really cool.

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Playing Hand Made Wooden Guitars

12-17-2009 02:35 AM by Darwin1 | 1 comment »

You Can Really Sound The Quality Of A Great Hand Made Wooden Guitar Brazillan Rose Wood Is Very Good The Overtones Are So Loud It’s Nice And Easy To Play as Well.

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Questions #1: Want to get into lathe work

12-17-2009 02:31 AM by Jim | 6 comments »

Well, with all my hard work and time put into restoring my great grandfather’s lathe, I finally got it all refurbished. Then it broke. The pulley wheel being aluminum had already taken a beating over the years while in storage and it finally split with the tension of the belt and motor. Long story short, I don’t want to let it become a money sink when it’s a pretty simple lathe. That being said. I still want to do pens and bowls, etc. I’ve done a little resear...

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Hand Bow #3: Hand Bow #3

12-17-2009 01:51 AM by rangercarr | 0 comments »

Almost done with the tillering and handle. Then all I have to do is sand and stain the bow :) yay! Almost there!

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