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creche #2: Stealth woodworking

11-22-2006 04:12 AM by scottb | 3 comments »

Delivered the creche this weekend, nearly complete. The woodworking aspects took longer than I expected, but not so bad that I was losing money on my time. The non-woodworking aspects however were another story. I cut two kerfs on the insides of both legs, pre-glueup, to slide in a piece of plexiglass (the cutomers request), to protect the statues. Didn’t have one at the bottom or top (planned on using hidden screws at the top) to help hold it in place. I was to also put a piece ...

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WHAT'S UP? "While I'm out in my Shop". #6: Revamping my Dust Collector ductwork

11-19-2006 09:33 PM by Dick, & Barb Cain | 7 comments »

I just put this into this series to tie things together, but it’s not in the proper order, so bare with me.. Hi,Today, 6/21/2007, I changed the name on this blog, so members could find it easier. Things sure get haphazard, & messed up when you by a new piece of equipment, especially when you’re cramped for space. I bought a new planer about a year ago, & I’ve been in a tangle ever since. The first thing I had to do was rearrange all my power tools. After tha...

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Rustic Ramblings

11-18-2006 09:55 PM by dennis mitchell | 3 comments »

I was wasting time in a local bookstore a few years back and came across a book called “Rustic Artistry For The Home” by Ralph Kylloe. I picked it up and Wow! That was the quality and artistry I wanted to achieve. Today I’m getting closer but it has taken me away from traditional cabinetry. I’ve had people tell me rustic is easy because you don’t have to worry about straight and square…don’t listen to sales people! Rustic furniture offers all the ch...

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Winter 2007 Awards in Works

11-18-2006 01:16 AM by Martin Sojka | 3 comments »

Hi jocks, I’ve been thinking about the concept of the contests at LJ in the recent days. I’d like to replace the contests with the “LumberJocks Awards” and have two awards in mind for the coming winter. Here are the logos in progress: The awards will use much improved voting process that should guarantee as objective results as possible. Basically, there will be no star rating system. Each voter will choose his top 5 entries (in order) and these entries will...

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Events at our cabin! #2: Shared Beauty 11 - 17 - 2006

11-17-2006 05:56 PM by Dick, & Barb Cain | 5 comments »

When people view some of my projects. They always mention some of the beautiful background scenery in the background. I’d like share the whole beauty that we have here. Take a peek I built this sailboat in 1965, from plans In Mechanics Illustrated Magazine.

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American Bungalow Magazine

11-16-2006 06:15 AM by Mark A. DeCou | 5 comments »

Hey jocks:If you are in a bookstore and are flipping through magazines, check out the new “American Bungalow” magazine, Winter 2006 issue, my advertisement is on page 62. I ran this ad earlier in the year for the Summer 2006 edition. One old timer said awhile back that if I was really any good I wouldn’t have to advertise, the work would just find me. He followed up that zinger by saying that he has never advertised. Those hurt pretty bad, and whenever I hear criticism...

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my drawings for the day

11-15-2006 04:14 AM by pat sherman | 0 comments »

well another day gone. i have finished the first sketchs for my customers bed. tomorrow will start the second one . good thing i love drawing animals. i was looking at the work done by you woodworkers on here. and i must say i am very very impressed. what beautiful work you all do. thanks to all for showing us your work.

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monday nov. 13

11-14-2006 05:36 AM by pat sherman | 0 comments »

well i got a nice surprize this morning. phone rang ,it was a customer of mine that i did a coffee table burning for. and she asked me if i still did woodburning. i told her yes.and she said she had a man there that liked my work, and wanted to talk tome.well i now have a commission to put wildlife on his bed. as soon as he gets teh panel done this week. sure made my day. i love commissionsi have spent the day doing drawings of north american wildlife and tomorrow will decide what i wa...

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Making a Carved Fireplace Mantel #1: Getting Started

11-14-2006 01:38 AM by Dick, & Barb Cain | 5 comments »

Hi,This is my first attempt at Blogging. I’ve been planning on building a fireplace mantel for quite a few years now. So late this fall I started on this project. The cold weather got an early start this year , so I couldn’t finish it, so I brought it to town to work on it this winter.My sweetheart has been snapping pics. of my progress. They turned out pretty good, so I’d like to share some with you. The shelf is made of 3/4” Birch plywood, with a Black Ash fascia...

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pats blog

11-13-2006 04:04 AM by pat sherman | 0 comments »

well ,i have never done this before. so here goes.as you all know i do woodburned pet portaits and wood burned art work. i also do wood carving and i carve faces in trees. my trees do not like me.lol. i have been woodburning for over 30 yrs now. carving for about 8.still have a lot to learn about carving. i have been interested in working with wood for years now. just never got started. am so ticked at myself now for not starting carving earlier. i am working on a series of draft hor...

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