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The Router Table and Cabinet Blog #3: Construction Phase 1 (the grid)

10-31-2007 09:17 PM by chazmonro | 0 comments »

Well I started with the grid… this is a dry fit of the grid, it fits together really snug and lays perfectly flat. Its 2 1/2” thick which will provide more than enough strength I believe. I used MDF because I had it on hand and it won’t move. The two outside pieces have oak veneer on them… At this stage I’m not sure what to do next, should I glue and screw it to the top using my table saw as the true flat surface in my shop? And what glue should I use on it? T...

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Finally, My Dream Shop #8: Rest Stop !

10-31-2007 09:16 PM by Calgirl | 3 comments »

Wow, I’m bushed. Everything is as cleaned up as it is going to be, Someone on the cement crew liked candy bars because there are at least 6 wrappers scattered about, but my back is too sore to pick them up tonight. The lumber will be delivered tomorrow. My contractor wanted to give the cement (especially the driveway) another day to cure, so the framing won’t start until Friday. I’m supposed to figure out where to put the porta-pottie and the dumpster…......heck, h...

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Bob and Mot Go Shopping!

10-31-2007 08:26 PM by mot | 20 comments »

WARNING! Reading this blog and watching the included video will take 8-10 minutes of your life that you will never get back! Bob #2 and I were meeting up last Saturday to attend the Edmonton Woodshow. The show had offerings from Delta, Hitachi, Steel City, General, Dewalt, Lee Valley, Lie Nielsen and a mixture of local guilds and arts and crafts distributors. Overall, the show was quite good. There was lots of machinery there and Bob and I were able to meet up with Jim Lindsay, inv...

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Hello! #1: Thanks for the Welcome

10-31-2007 03:39 PM by TerryDB | 4 comments »

Thanks to all for the messages of welcome. I have much to learn, and will have very little – if anything – to say. But I’m glad to be here.

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10-31-2007 05:15 AM by Blake | 21 comments »

I Just felt a SIGNIFICANT earthquake about one minute ago!

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Ben Franklin, Kite Flying, Electricians and woodworkers

10-31-2007 04:50 AM by BarryW | 8 comments »

Once upon a time there was a man and a kite. His name was Ben Franklin. He got some jollies by putting a kite into the air. He invented electricity. And after that there was plenty of electricity to go around. Some woodworkers are electricians. Some woodworkers think they are electricians. Not all woodworkers can be electricians. Some woodworkers attempt suicide by pretending to be electricians. Hence, this woodworker hires electricians to take the risk away from this woodworker who has a stu...

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Baby's First Furniture #1: Baby's First Furniture - The Plan.

10-31-2007 04:35 AM by Bob_B | 1 comment »

My wife and I are expecting our first child in February. This after 2 years of trying. Needless to say, we are very excited. This, of course, is my chance to build some baby furniture and spend a little time in the shop that isn’t work related. No real deadlines, and the freedom to use all of the creativity I want. What could be better. There is one other reason I’m building these 2 items. I’d really like to build something that my daughter will have when she gets married...

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Woodworking 101: My Class at Palomar College #5: Snap, Crackle, and Pop

10-31-2007 02:44 AM by WayneS | 3 comments »

I know it has been a while since I last updated everyone on my progression in the class, so I will try and get back to where I’m at currently over the next week. When I last wrote, I let everyone know about my selection of wood for my clock. I was initially really excited about the prospects of using the Carolina Cherry, but my excitement quickly turned to disappointment during the milling process. Several people had warned me about the potential pitfalls with using urban lumber,...

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Taking Photos of Work

10-30-2007 10:03 PM by Blake | 13 comments »

I recently invested about $40 bucks on a large sheet of black velvet from the fabric store for a photo background. I just wanted people to know that It is easy to take great display photos with a small investment. Any black material would work well, including less expensive felt or cotton. Even a sheet would be fine. I splurged for the velvet because my wife decided she could use it for taking pictures of jewelry she makes as well. Just lay the velvet over your couch and give it good di...

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Hand Plane Restoration #3: Stanley Bench Plane

10-30-2007 09:23 PM by David | 16 comments »

Stanley Bench Plane Restoration UPDATE PDF ELECTROLYTIC RUST REMOVAL INSTRUCTION SHEET My Stanley Bench Plane restoration project is progressing well. All parts have been cleaned of rust using the electrolytic rust removal process described in the prior blog entry. I was really impressed with how clean the parts were after the electrolytic de-rusting process. As a reminder, this is NOT a plane with intrinsic collector value. I am restoring this “user plane” to be used on my bench...

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