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Twas the night before the knife...

05-31-2007 02:19 AM by Greg3G | 16 comments »

Well here I am, the night before the knife. Surgery on my shoulder is scheduled for very early tomorrow morning. Emotions are running through me in every direction, eager to have it done, scared of the outcome, terrified of the inablility to work either at the day job or in the shop. First let me explain what is going on. I spent a number of years in the Army and during that time, I had dislocated my shoulders a number of times. That said, they didn’t have the technology at the time to tel...

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A Second Experience in Building a Burial Casket (aka Thorsen Table Challenge Entry)

05-31-2007 01:30 AM by Mark A. DeCou | 12 comments »

—————————————— UPDATE 3-28-2012: MISSION CASKET BOOK & PLANS AVAILABLE:After Posting my Casket Stories and Photos on Lumberjocks, I have been overwhelmed by the response from readers. There is quite a long thread of folks wanting to build their own casket, or wanting to build one for a close friend or family member. There are many reasons a person would build their own casket, including saving money...

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"Tree Standing" --by RusticWoodArt

05-30-2007 01:56 PM by frank | 3 comments »

Tree Standing ....and there i stood in the stillness of abstract noise opprobrium, where steel puffing dragons smoked firesticks of exhausted fumes, and as i watched the steely feely fingers desiring appetency for ostium, till i knew twas past my hour of angiosperm blooms…. —-if you think me any the wiser before my now, then one must know that i was sadder back then before my exile, when all my substance was but a pressed expression of zachun, as if i could have stayed among...

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Table Challenge #5-#5

05-30-2007 05:11 AM by jockmike2 | 13 comments »

2 days left and I got a finish coat of stain on tonight, after my wife got home from work and helped me get a burl. The city dumps trees and compost and dirt about a quarter mile behind my house and my cousin is on the DPW. So I have free access to all the fallen trees in the city. The other day I was back there with the quad checking out my lumber and noticed a big old maple burl I could’nt pass up. So I started working on it with my chain saw. I never finished it through the holidays ...

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A Workbench's Progress #2: How to use a half-gallon of glue on one project.

05-30-2007 05:02 AM by TheGravedigger | 9 comments »

Now I needed some wood. Since low cost was a priority (the vise hardware was setting me back enough as it was), I decided on basic whitewood studs. I know SYP would have been better, but if I was going to screw up, I didn’t want too much money involved. Besides, I reasoned, if it became unusable in a few years, I would have gotten my money’s worth, and could simply build a new one with better materials and more experience. The vise hardware and jaws would be reusable. So, h...

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Kitchen Remodel #3: Buffet / Hutch Cutting the Stiles and Rails

05-30-2007 04:28 AM by Karson | 5 comments »

The continuation of the Buffet / Hutch build. Today was a busy day, just not in the shop. Lunch with my wife, pick up the kids at school, etc. So when I got into the shop it was after dark. I posted a blog on Hardwood Lumber GradingThis is why. My best friend, who I moved away from when I moved to Delaware, and I went together to purchase some wood that was rated as Select. I was unable to go pick it up, but he went and picked up the wood. If I had been there I think I would have walke...

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O.K. - Here I am. Now what?

05-30-2007 01:05 AM by guyonahog | 10 comments »

Well, here I am…......... First off, I am a procastinator. Man do I have good intentions, then things just kinda go south from there. I posted a couple of pics of my tools (that I had on the computer already, and not ones i took to add here) and havent gotten further than that. But I WILL get some posted soon. I am very much a beginner when it comes to woodworking. I find myself with a great deal of desire to make things, but have little talent, so I learn as I make mistakes. But then...

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Hardwood lumber grading.

05-30-2007 12:38 AM by Karson | 7 comments »

I’ve been trying to find the formula for grading hardwood for Select and #1 Common and #2 Common. I finally found it and downloaded it to my computer. It’s here. Or e-mail me and I’ll send you a copy. I’m sure that WoodButcher has many copies all around his place, but you maybe too far to drive to pick one up.

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Thorsen table challenge #3: Only three days left.....

05-29-2007 06:23 PM by BarbS | 12 comments »

and Barb is finally getting serious. I’ve worked long long hours all the month of May and been meeting other deadlines as well, so, still trying to build one of my two tables to photograph!One thing I’ve wished is that I had built Christopher Shwarz’s kneeling saw bench, as I had to resaw a mahogany slab 17”x15”x2” with a handsaw after cutting all edges with the tablesaw to about 3” deep. The only way I had to hold the thing was a bench vise, which cl...

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A Workbench's Progress #1: In the Beginning

05-29-2007 04:17 AM by TheGravedigger | 7 comments »

In the beginning were the catalogs, and in the catalogs were beautiful workbenches, and attached to the workbenches were not-so-beautiful prices. Is there a single one of us that has looked at a catalog and not drooled over the incredible workbenches therein? Some may have unlimited funds, but I have trouble dropping a grand on a work surface. There are too many areas that have a greater demand on my hard-earned dollars. On the other hand, trying to edge-plane a board on a 6-foot foldin...

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