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Cabinet Progress #1: Resawing Fir

03-17-2007 06:41 AM by gizmodyne | 6 comments »

The Assignment Make a set of base cabinets to match the original douglas fir cabinets. As seen here. The cabinets are fir but refaced with a soon to be removed laminate. We found the doors being used as shelves in the closets. Bad Wood/ Good WoodMy carpenter found a source for reclaimed fir beams. They come from demolished turn of the century houses and have a great patina. Unfortunately they also look like they would eat your jointer alive. Fortunately I only paid about $200 bucks for 1...

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Our Shop #2: After the Wood Show

03-17-2007 03:11 AM by MsDebbieP | 11 comments »

As you know from part of of the Shop series, Rick and I were headed to the “big” wood show in our region, looking forward the Little Ripper and some other things. Then, tomorrow, we were going to go to Busy Bee to buy my “Darth Vader” air filter mask. But, before we get to that I think I’ll start at the end. On the way home, about 15 minutes away from home actually, the snow that had started to fall was beginning to freeze on the road at different spots. No p...

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"Green" Table Update

03-16-2007 11:36 PM by Todd A. Clippinger | 4 comments »

It’s Coming Along… I guess the tag line says everything. Well, most of it. The table is turning out really nice and I am making extra parts so that my wife (my greatest blessing) can have a version too. I am taking pictures along the way of the most important design details and techniques. This does add time to the project, but since I bought my digital camera I have been trying to document progress and final projects better for my own business use anyway. I also have a ...

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'This Old Crack House' #20: To be a carpenter or not to be… Chapter 20

03-16-2007 05:27 PM by Dusty | 14 comments »

(Ms D doing her day care with the shop hounds) My options were limited. I could run an ad for a carpenter, and risk the same experience I had with the last one. I wanted to go through this about as bad as I wanted to have my wisdom teeth pulled with a claw hammer. I pretty much gave up on the idea of hiring some handyman or contractor because of the added cost. I was the one that was responsible for the mess and it was me who gave him the advance. The way I saw it, it would be me who w...

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Worked a good part of the day in the shop and didn't cut any wood!

03-16-2007 04:13 AM by Paul | 8 comments »

Whew! I need to replace the blades on the jointer and the table saw needs to be tuned.And I still have tons of dull tools – planes and chisels. But didn’t get to any of that! I took today off and spent a good part of the day in and out of the shop. But before that . . . Cleaned the bathroom. Dust mopped the tile floor. Cleaned up the yard after Charlie (our dog). Mowed the grass. Swept the drive. Went and got some charcoal and dusted off the grill – company is comi...

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Our Shop #1: Our Shop

03-16-2007 01:06 AM by MsDebbieP | 11 comments »

An exciting day it was, yesterday, around here! Our electrician came and installed the 220 outlet for the bandsaw. Oh yah.. and he put in three new lights (one above the sander. That’s much better!!). Rick of course had to check then bandsaw out and went whizzing through some old wood just to check it out. I think he had a Martin smile—ear to ear!! (And as I write this I just remembered that we cleaned up a piece of wood that I have been saving – a Wood Spirit that I f...

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It does mention furniture

03-15-2007 11:30 PM by Don | 9 comments »

MURPHY’S LESSER KNOWN LAWS… 1. Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak. 2. He who laughs last, thinks slowest. 3. Change is inevitable, except from a vending machine. 4. Those who live by the sword get shot by those who don’t. 5. Nothing is foolproof to a sufficiently talented fool. 6. The 50-50-90 rule: Anytime you have a 50-50 chance of getting something right,there is a 90% probability you will get...

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Let's Learn How to Write Again

03-15-2007 09:31 PM by Martin Sojka | 23 comments »

I know you have all been waiting for this moment. And now it’s here. It’s time to get back to school time and learn how to properly format your writings here on LumberJocks. I’ve been pushing Ethan to the limits this week – sorry Ethan ;) – and here are the results of our great teamwork: Writing Guide: Basic Formatting Options Writing How-Tos Read and review them carefully and let us know what you think about them. And stay tuned for the upcomin...

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Anybody experiencing site browsing problems?

03-15-2007 07:24 PM by Martin Sojka | 35 comments »

Obi is reporting frequent problems browsing around the site i.e. Cannot Locate server or page cannot be Found. I’m planning to upgrade server again and perform some fine tuning to get well prepared for the upcoming LJ/PW Challenge. To be honest I’m slightly surprised to hear about these problems after the recent upgrade this week. But who knows ;) So if you’re experiencing similar problems report them here please because I need to know where the bottlenecks should be....

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"Routing My Mind for a Walkabout" --by RusticWoodArt

03-15-2007 02:07 PM by frank | 9 comments »

”Routing My Mind for a Walkabout” ....and so after making a comment this morning about ‘a need to get new pics’ I started thinking! Hmmm, hmm, hm, yes well I can already hear my mind working as a fine piece of machinery, tick-tock-tock-tick. One’s mind is like a fine tuned router, ready at the flick of a switch to start ‘routing’ those shapes and edges that we have held on firmly to as ideas. And then those ideas, which in essence are only opini...

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