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General Topics #2: Neighbors who aren't fans of woodworking

03-23-2007 08:37 AM by Jeff | 28 comments »

As I mentioned in my last entry, I got this great bonus, bought some equipment and set out to unload the stress monkey from my back. Everything was going great and then in two weeks, it all went south… We live in a circa 1890 brownstone near downtown St. Paul. The setup is condo units with an upper and lower unit with a basement space for the owners. The basement, although it had a low ceiling, was a good space for a small shop. The bench was already there so I just had to set up the...

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Handplane Restoration #3: Selecting Planes for Restoration

03-23-2007 05:11 AM by WayneC | 6 comments »

Again I am plagued with long work days. I’m on a dinner break with one more work meeting tonight. Given this, I thought I would continue the discussion from yesterday. I’m really longing for some shop time. There are a number of factors that you should consider before you decide to purchase an old plane and once you have purchased it if you should restore it. Old hand planes can be found be found in a wide variety of places including garage sales, flea markets, antique store...

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Thorsen Table Challenge- Wanna see it?

03-23-2007 05:02 AM by Obi | 38 comments »

I cut 8 sticks and then I cut 4 more sticks and then I cut two sticks Then I glued the 4 sticks together and made a board… wanna see it?

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Thin Stock Ripping Jig

03-23-2007 03:29 AM by David | 18 comments »

THIN STOCK RIPPING JIG This thin stock ripping jig is modified an article in the 2006 WOOD Magazine’s Best-Ever Woodworking Jigs, Homemade Tools, & Shop Organizers (pgs 6-7). My jig is made from cherry & cherry plywood. It is finished with tung oil, lacquer and wax. I will be working a project soon that will require ripping matching thin stock for edge banding. After reading this article, I thought this is the perfect solution to quickly make a consistent quantity of edge ba...

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Roads we have traveled and the roads we are on

03-22-2007 11:39 PM by Greg3G | 11 comments »

I am sure that Deb will appreciate this subject. Where did you expect to be 10 years ago? Did you end up where you thought you would? (opps…wood.) Where do you see yourself 10 years from now? For me, 10 years ago, I was in the middle of the internet boom working for the monster, UUNET. I was living in a small two bedroom townhouse, with the wife and son (my daughter had not even come to mind yet.) We had been struggling to get by but for the first time, we were beginning to get ahead...

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Thorsen Side by Side LJ / PW Challenge Karson #1: My restart of the LJ / PW Challenge

03-22-2007 11:31 PM by Karson | 23 comments »

Thorsen Side table Challenge. March 22, 2007. I’ve been thinking about the making of the side tables for the challenge. I first started cutting some Goncalo Alves, and I am going to finish that table, but, I was thinking about what I could do that would be more dramatic. I’ve also been thinking about calling these tables a Celebration of the Uniqueness of Woods. So my new challenge is making a set of “Twins” using two different woods. The first wood will be American Holly. Holly ...

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The LumberJocks Toolbar: Your Personal Assistant!

03-22-2007 10:05 PM by Martin Sojka | 18 comments »

I know this will not help to cure us – LumberJocks addicts. It’s like your personal assistant and it installs directly into your browser. It alerts you about new content posted on LumberJocks and provides you with the handy shortcut links to your favorite site. It even features Feel the Pulse button and local weather forecasts… our brand new LumberJocks toolbar: What does the LumberJocks toolbar let you do? Search the Web and LumberJocks site from anywhere on the...

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Checking your miter gauge for squareness

03-22-2007 09:17 PM by JonH | 2 comments »

I found a great way to check your miter extremely precisely for square. It made my head hurt adjusting it over and over, and I’ve come to the conclusion that I may never get it perfect, but it will be close enough that I can’t tell. This is from the site. He references Dave Lers’ page on the 32mm cabinet making system ( I’ don’t know anything 32mm other than it is a cool way to check for square. Yes, I stuck my precisi...

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One foot in front of the other

03-22-2007 08:37 PM by Dan Lyke | 5 comments »

For some reason the psychic load of tax season always wears on me. It shouldn’t, I just need to spend an afternoon with TurboTax and write the IRS a big check, but it does. There’s been a lot else going on in my life, though, so this year is getting me worse than most. Anyway, last weekend my sweety was out of town, and this week her developmentally disabled brother is staying with us, so not only have I not had any “down time” at home, the weekend was filled with m...

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Greene & Greene Table

03-22-2007 05:11 PM by johnnybwood | 14 comments »

I love to work with wood and am looking forward to diving into this table. That is, as soon as I finish the cradles for my new grandsons!

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