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Pyro Elvis #1: The Beginning

08-09-2007 03:28 AM by koopmaun | 2 comments »

Where do we get the inspiration for what we do is a question I’m often asked when I do demos or teach a class. The answer I almost always give is we look around us at what we and the people we love talk about, collect, read, etc.. A case in point is this project. I have a step mother who is an absolute Elvis nut and has a huge collection of Elvis everything. BUT, she didn’t have a Pyro Elvis, yet! After doing a bit of searching online I found a whole whack of great Elvis images an...

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Why Some "Pine" May Not Be The Right Wood For Some Outdoor Furniture In Some Areas, Some of the Time

08-09-2007 03:25 AM by Mark A. DeCou | 15 comments »

I have a great friend that is learning to do woodworking. He has been working hard at it the past 5 years, or so, and building some adult Adirondack Chairs was his first entry into making his own project. I suggested a curved seat, and a curved back for comfort (I had spent about 18 months perfecting my own Adirondack chair design, before I gave up), but he wanted to make them simpler. He found a plan on the internet, and went to work. They started out as gifts, and then he decided to s...

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Standup Paddleboard Paddles #2: Shaping the blade

08-09-2007 12:59 AM by Bob Babcock | 12 comments »

A couple of pictures of glueing up the edges from last night and then todays lunch break. I didn’t even eat I want to finish this so bad. Spooky night operation. Edges glued up Lunch break today. The drawknife lets me remove material fast. Gotta be careful though, real easy to take too much. It also can take a almost paper thin shaving. After some sanding and some more….the back This little 3M sanding pad with their new sandpaper works really well. I cam...

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Gearing Up for A Lumberjocks Picnic in August

08-09-2007 12:55 AM by Mark A. DeCou | 6 comments »

I’m so excited, Karson is on the way to see me on Friday. He left Delware Tuesday, and is in Kansas City now. He called today to work out the logistics. We had hoped that Joshua Stewart could come along for the trip, but his wife is due to have a baby today, so I think he is out, although I don’t understand his priorities ( just kidding Joshua). Kev is planning to drive up from Wichita. So, with “wife” here, me, Karson, and Kev, there will be at least 4 lumberjock...

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my work?

08-09-2007 12:31 AM by kgriff | 7 comments »

i haven’t posted any work because i haven’t been on these here internets. most of my time lately has been moving house, house painting, unpacking, dump runs, and other such things. the woodworking is suffering because of my move – i’m not sure suffering is the right word – i’m quite happy doing house stuff. i’ll get back to it once i’m settled. soon. try this in the mean time – (not current either ...

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Cedar Log

08-08-2007 06:40 PM by Steffen | 6 comments »

Prior to moving into my house a tree was removed from the back yard. It was a cedar which was approximately 60’ tall. Some guy said he wanted the base of the trunk saved for a carving but he never came to get it. Does anyone in the Northern Cal area have a portable mill? Anyone need some large cedar logs?

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LJTV #2: Pen Turning - Fast!

08-08-2007 01:41 PM by scottb | 22 comments »

After much inspiration from the other pen turning videos, and much practice… May I present Turning a Pen in under 10 seconds! Enjoy!

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"My old Friend"

08-08-2007 12:49 PM by frank | 3 comments »

My Old Friend ....time suspends as i watch this moment, while other’s carry on with an already brisk made tea, just as i still fetch my twigs for the making of a fire, and i knowing that soon the world out there will start to clatter…. —-been days now upon this high trail, where the few that continue on with me, are oft given to fits of incessant chatter, and so i walk over behind this tree to gather my silence…. —-food runs low and water is lower, the ...

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Church Doors #1: Refinishing exterior doors

08-08-2007 04:19 AM by DocK16 | 8 comments »

Ever since I completed a few ww projects for my church I have become the go-to guy on anything wood, not that I mind. But I’ve started a project and need some help from the experienced group of LJ buddies. I have stripped and restained a set of large oak doors (first of 3 sets) and was planning on using a good grade of exterior/spar varnish to finish them. I was completely suprised when I went to the local Sherwin Williams store and was told they no longer carry an exterior varnish....

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Bandsaw's bite

08-08-2007 12:39 AM by DataDoc | 22 comments »

No matter how careful you think you are, when you feel the thunk of the blade as it catches on the bone means it’s too late. I reached to brush away a cutoff and got my thumb snagged in the blade. With my wife’s assistance I got it bandaged up, and then sat around all afternoon holding my hand up to relieve the pounding in my thumb. Three Ibuprofen and 30 minutes later I had relief. Now all I feel is stupid.

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