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Kody's Bed #4: Project Complete

11-12-2007 01:32 AM by Randy Klein | 9 comments »

I finally completed my very first project. A twin bed for my son made out of maple and cherry with poplar mattress support slats. The finish is BLO, blonde shellac, and paste wax. It took just under 6 months to do. A lot of that time was spent on researching what tool or technique was needed for the next step. Almost every tool and/or technique used, I did for the very first time. The plans were largely based on the bunk bed plans available at Rockler. I did make some noticeable...

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Seond day of Finger Box buid - Ran into a problem

11-12-2007 12:43 AM by Betsy | 11 comments »

ok – I’ve built my router table jig and have the materials milled and ready to go. Now I see the problem with my jig. I can’t see what I’m doing from behind. These pictures will tell the story. (And no I’m not stick thin but you can’t take a picture of yourself. My eyes really are better looking than this—- but this is eye level This shows the line of sight. The jig is up next to the router bit – as you can see – I CAN’T see wh...

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A Scrimshaw Art Journey: What it is & How to Do it; Five Simple Steps to Success

11-11-2007 11:27 PM by Mark A. DeCou | 17 comments »

A Scrimshaw Art Journey: A Lumberjock’s “Short Version” of the Techniques for Decorating a Powder Horn by: Mark A. DeCouwww.decoustudio.com (This writing, photos, and artwork are protected by copyright by M.A. DeCou 2007-2010, all rights reserved, please ask permission before using any part or component.) =============================== UPDATE 9-25-2012:This past summer I had four students at the John C. Campbell Folk School class on Powder Horn Building and Scr...

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Big Announcement: GardenTenders.com Is Here!

11-11-2007 10:02 PM by Martin Sojka | 21 comments »

What a cool day. I have name day here in Slovakia today and there is an old saying that you should expect first snow this day…. aaand everything is white here. woo hoo! Plus I’m so happy to finally invite you to our brand new LJ sister site – GardenTenders.com. This new online site is a place for gardeners around the world to discuss their passion for gardens, to share information and personal experiences, and to seek and provide advice. Whether the gardeners tend to ...

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Jim Stevens' "Scrimshaw Techniques" Book going to Print: and I'm going to be in the BOOK!

11-11-2007 09:59 PM by Mark A. DeCou | 5 comments »

Many folks over the past year have emailed me asking about whether investing in a website was worth the money and time. In my opinion (likely to change any day) for many folks that are just wanting to share their artwork with the world, I think a community posting like Lumberjocks is a better effort of your time spent. If you want to sell your work, or do it full time, then how you use the internet needs to be part of a bigger plan. Almost all “artist-based” websites I have r...

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Samples Shipped for a Custom Steak Knife Set; with Antler Handles, Scrimshaw and Inlay work.

11-11-2007 08:57 PM by Mark A. DeCou | 9 comments »

For the past 14 months, I have waited patiently to see if my investment in a prestigious national woodworking show would pay off. Sure it was a lot of fun to be counted acceptable by the jury, and to attend the show, but it is hugely expensive for a small one-man operation like I run here. Not only just the cost of the booth fees, but getting things ready to take is a huge undertaking, renting a truck, fuel, hotel, food, etc. I was disappointed with the “return” on my investmen...

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My Bunk-bed project #6: getting there

11-11-2007 03:26 PM by woodshopbob | 1 comment »

Sorry all I have been working some long hours & not had time to hit the shop much. But everything is banded & I am sanding away! Hope to post some full assembly pics you can see.

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Topographical Tree Study and Giving Kudos #3: "Wooden Ageless Piquancy" --by RusticWoodArt

11-11-2007 02:58 PM by frank | 1 comment »

Wooden Ageless Piquancy ....who lights the fire, that burns from within, to without, of yonder tree….? ——and so it ‘just is’, that on this morning of grace-full and many intended beginnings, that the silence of my hearts breath is heard among the awakening of dawn, till from out of the past i am encouraged to withhold from wood no-longer…. —-now i know that some would say ‘the way of wood’ is lost from view, but i will continue to...

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From Junk to Dust....(Part 4, "Slowly rising from the junk")

11-11-2007 09:00 AM by Dust4brains | 3 comments »

Howdy y’all. Well it’s been a few weeks since the last update so here it is. The garage/woodshop has not progressed much due to family commitments. However, over the last week I have managed to tune up my budget B&D table saw. The alignment was way off from the miter slots and the blade wobble was excessive. After attending a wood expo in Seattle I got to see what a ‘real’ table saw and blade looks like…..and I don’t mean the next B&D model up!...

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New Shop Toy!!!

11-11-2007 08:13 AM by Sgt_Lobo | 8 comments »

Well, I finally did it. I have been scrimping and saving for a table saw for some time now. After cutting the lid off of my trinket box with my friends cheap craftsman portable table saw, I realized that I really needed to invest in a nice one. So, here is what I got: I’m not sure if it’ll make me a better woodworker, but it sure can’t hurt! :-) Every Ridgid product I’ve purchase has been outstanding so far, and with the Lifetime Limited, I just don’...

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