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Cabinet Progress #16: Cabinet 2: Last Drawer Standing

11-24-2007 07:03 PM by gizmodyne | 7 comments »

Tilt Outs I started the tilt outs optimisticaly. I began by making filler strips to bring the hinges flush to the face frame. Setting the hinge. After lots of adjusting (3 hours) I got the drawer to fit reasonably well. The weird thing about these hinges is that they dont just tilt. They kind of tilt, slide down, and then push in. They are more intended for overlay applications and really should have been installed prior to the cabinet installation. I had to cut down the drawer front...

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Lumber Making #8: Continuing the First Half - Hit a Nail.

11-24-2007 04:54 AM by Dorje | 23 comments »

After the slabbing cut, we continued to cut the first half of the log. Here’s a short video of Mike on the saw….... .... After a few cuts we hit a nail…pulled the saw out and cut from the other end…chipped a tooth but nothing really terrible; the chain was still relatively sharp, so we continued to cut!............ Here’s the spalting a bit closer up…it gets even better in the 2nd half!....... .... A bookmatch shot for fun…........ MORE TO COME!....

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The Slippery Slope #4: Introducing Sarge.

11-24-2007 04:54 AM by Douglas Bordner | 29 comments »

Finally after using WayneC's citric acid technique, lapping the sole flat, grinding the sides square to the sole, and using David's modified Parkerization technique ; stripping the tote and knob and refinishing them with toned Danish oil and salad bowl finish and sharpening the blade with the scary sharp method it is a pleasure to introduce Sarge. If you missed the middle installments (2 and 3), I discovered that this rust bucket refugee is actually a #409. There isn’t a resource I...

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Baby's First Furniture #2: The lumber yard

11-24-2007 04:25 AM by Bob_B | 4 comments »

Part 2- Finally made the trip to the mill today. My favorite mill is in Greenfield MA which is about 2.5 hrs away from our house in Warwick, RI. We were in the area for thanksgiving and have been planning on picking up material for this project for some time. After making some rough drawings, I figured that 85 board feet should be more than enough lumber to complete this project. I planned on all 4/4 except for about 5 BF of 8/4 for the legs.. This mill usually has a great supply of ...

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The Slippery Slope #3: Scary Sharp - My way.

11-23-2007 08:50 PM by Douglas Bordner | 24 comments »

I have ordered a Hock replacement iron for my rehab plane. A slight change in course has occurred, in that once the rust came off and I was able to determine the actual model of my rust bucket, it has become apparent that it is a Sargent 409, the equivalent of a Stanley #4, not a #4 1/2. The Sargent does have a slightly wider and longer casting than the equivalent Stanley, so in it should be a heavier plane, but it does have a 2˝ iron, not 2 3/8˝. Oh well, I still can’t quibble with th...

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Fine Woodworking Glue Tube

11-23-2007 08:36 AM by Karson | 17 comments »

Fine woodworking has started a thing called Glue Tube. Woodworking videos, Here is one from pre WW 2

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Lumber Making #7: The First Slabbing Cut

11-23-2007 05:34 AM by Dorje | 15 comments »

On the same cold, crisp, gorgeous day in Sunny Seattle…the next thing we did was mount a 2×12x12 to the top of the 1st half of the maple log as a guide board to establish our first flat face from which we could continue to cut with just the chainsaw mill. The 2×12 had 2×2 runners screwed on to it to keep it flat and a wee bit more ridgid. One hooked over the edge, while the other was inset a few inches to “shim” the board to “level” it out (all ...

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Good Day ....Bad Day

11-23-2007 04:26 AM by Bob Babcock | 30 comments »

I had a nice Thanksgiving with family and friends…that was the good day. The bad day was that I went out to my shed today to find my new scroll saw, skill saw, and I’m not sure what else missing yet. Some lowlife obviously took the opportunity of an unlocked shed to help himself to my tools. Oh well, I guess the locks need to go on. I think what I hate more is just knowing that he is still out there. Hope you all had a great day. Remember to lock up tonight…..:)

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Reclaimed Old Growth Heart Pine Meets the Planer...

11-23-2007 03:49 AM by CedarFreakCarl | 12 comments »

I thought I’d show ya’ll some of the heart pine I’ve got that I’ve been trying to build a coffee table with. While I really like this old heart pine, it’s a real bear to work with. The rewards are great, but the path getting there is rough. First of all, this stuff is real hard. Supposedly it can be within 5% of the hardness of red oak. I don’t know about that, but it’s pretty dang hard. Another drawback is the inconsistency. It can be really easy to...

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Happy Tagsgiving

11-23-2007 12:04 AM by Martin Sojka | 16 comments »

Yes, we have Happy Tagsgiving here on the LumberJocks! I’ve just released major improvement of our tagging system including: support for multi-word tags – this allows you to specify more precise tags like arts and crafts or miter saw. Note that you must now separate your tags by commas. Spaces will no longer separate tags, they will just inform the system that you’re entering multi-word tag helpful tag hints – you’re going to love this ;) Together with Deb...

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