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Lets Get Technical

04-30-2007 04:33 AM by Phil Brown | 2 comments »

Lets get… tech-ni-cal…tech-ni-cal… I wanna get technical… I get technical questions from time to time from folks who I esteem to be a lot more knowledgeable than myself in the woodworking field. Being an artist seems to put an eccentric bent to everything I do, so I have a hard time dispensing technical advice because so much of what I do is experimental and spontaneous, rather than technically correct. When people ask me technical questions, or I’m around technically advanced woo...

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Its Party time, Obi's opening his new workshop

04-30-2007 02:55 AM by Karson | 27 comments »

It’s time for a LumberJocks Party. Obi’s opening his new workshop tomorrow Monday April 30, 2007. So I think that we should all get together and welcome him and wish him Luck. Obi Best of luck and many blessing in your new Shop. I’m in for Bagels and Cream Cheese.

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Presentation to the Delaware Woodworking Guild.

04-29-2007 11:05 PM by Karson | 7 comments »

Ethan made a comment awhile back that if you get a chance you should join a Woodworking Guild. I went looking and I never found one one in my area. Surprise. I received a phone call 2 days ago asking if I would make a presentation at the Delaware Woodworking Guild, on the Cradle / Glider that I made to win the First LumberJock contest, and was presented in the February Issue of Woodcraft magazine. I told them yes. So if you are close to Northern Delaware on the third Wed of May, May ...

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Thorsen table challenge - tease! #6: Thorsen table, OOPS!

04-29-2007 08:26 PM by oscorner | 9 comments »

Have you ever had one of those days? I thought that I would continue drilling holes on my Thorsen Table to add my decorative buttons over the through dowels. So last night I went into the shop and put another coat of polyurathane on my table top. Then, I began setting up a fostner bit to begin drilling. Well, the beginning of the ”OOPS” actually began when I put the bit up a couple of days ago. Since the box that my fostner bits are in isn’t marked for easy viewing, I ...

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Thorsen Side Table #2: Aprons and legs dry fit

04-29-2007 07:59 PM by fred | 6 comments »

Progress is definitely being made. I used my new Router Mortising Jig and cut the mortises on the legs and stretchers. The new jig worked far better than I had expected. Woohoo! The plans don’t tell you everything to expect so when I did the first dry fit of the legs and aprons I found that some of the tenons did not properly fit. The mortises were 7/8” deep and the tenons were ¾”. Naturally, if the mortises are in the center of a 1 ¼” leg then the tenons would not fit all the way. I h...

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Honorary Lumberjock Down Ms. D. #2: They both were pretty much in my way..... and that was just fine!

04-29-2007 01:12 PM by Dusty | 17 comments »

Two weeks ago today Ms. D my elderly neighbor lady and day care for my basset hounds and one of the biggest influences for me getting into woodworking and taking on the restoring “This Old Crack House”, fell in her home and broke here leg in three places. She had surgery. She had rods, pins, and screws placed from the knee down to the toes. We moved her to a rehab nursing home two days after surgery. Other than an older brother who lives 1000 miles away and is suf...

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My eBay Addiction...

04-29-2007 06:26 AM by Ethan Sincox | 15 comments »

When I first started getting into woodworking, Pops showed me his two carving mallets. One was made from Osage Orange and one was a heavier, denser, more oily wood. He didn’t know what it was, but he said if I ever came across one to pick it up because they were pretty hard to come by. It didn’t take me much research to figure out Pops had a Lignum Vitae mallet in his possession. So I started looking into finding one. An extensive search found very few places that sold them...

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Cabinet Progress #8: The fir was flying.

04-29-2007 06:10 AM by gizmodyne | 24 comments »

Building BoxesWe started to get stressed about completing both cabinets in the next two weeks in time for the first annual wood competition at our school. So we made the decision to complete one cabinet. Today we started to build the drawers. Our drawers will be dovetailed in the front and dadoed in the back. They will receive another nicer drawer front. Step One. Cutting out the knots. Step Two. Resawing.We were able to get two 1/2” thick pieces out of each board. Step Thre...

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Kwila, Wenge and what?

04-29-2007 04:45 AM by scottb | 10 comments »

I picked up a bag-o-blanks from Woodcraft, 32 assorted exotic and domestic species. I was about to get a sample box, or a few small pieces and cut my own blanks, but decided that this would give me the best variety bang for the buck, and help me begin to understand wood identification. A picture is good for some, but to actually see, hold and compare is much better. I set these out so I could figure out which I’d be making cigar pens out of, and which would become Euro-style ones ...

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Friday Night Back In The Groove

04-28-2007 06:59 PM by Phil Brown | 3 comments »

Friday night. One hundred miles go by before I realise the radio is off. I look over at the dial instinctively but decline the impulse. I’m in sync with the sound of the throaty diesel at my command, and my thoughts humm along with the baser sounds below me, the low whine of the turbo, eighteen wheels flinging the cold rain off the slippery pavement, the deeper transmission sounds, and the marble rolling around in a tin pot sound of the throwout bearing that assaults my senses as it ris...

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