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Powermatic Giveaway (Sorry, No Tools)

03-05-2007 05:30 PM by thewoodwhisperer | 6 comments »

Hey guys. We are having a drawing in a few weeks on The Wood Whisperer for some cool Powermatic schwag. Shirts, jackets, travel mugs, pencils, hats, etc. You can check out the details here It cant hurt to enter. And if you dont like Powermatic, you can cut everything up and use it for shop rags. :) Marc

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03-05-2007 03:27 PM by Obi | 18 comments »

Where do you buy your tools?Simple question. We each have certain needs and certain places where we get our stuff, I, for example, have several places where I get mine depending on the availability and price. Rockler is the first place I go (since I get a 10% discount.) Amazon% next, because I get less of a discount, and then everything is according to availability and price. Since I spend most of my computer time looking for anything and everything that can make work smarter, or save me mone...

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"Rustic" by RusticWoodArt #4: “Rustic Is My Way of Talking”

03-05-2007 02:55 PM by frank | 1 comment »

“Rustic Is My Way of Talking” And so one now comes to a part of rustic that means the over-coming of what has been placed within my head as words and requires that I re-learn what I once thought to be an ancient and foreign vocabulary. Much of what I call rustic as is seen in furniture and sculptured art, has come about from a evolving relationship that grew out of old barns. One might ask at this point how do barns or English Barns to be specific relate to rustic wood art? My love for ...

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a grumpy ol' screwdriver, and a good day in the shop

03-05-2007 03:39 AM by scottb | 8 comments »

In working out the details for the new and improved screwdrivers, I spotted this piece of maple, just hanging out on the lathe. Yes Frank it spoke to me… a screwdriver it wanted to be… Yes a rustic maple 6-in-1 screwdriver, perfect for the winters gloved hands! Apparently this hasn’t changed its outlook on life yet, so this is gonna go for a spin once the epoxy has cured a bit, and see if I can’t change its demeanor. Meanwhile, as far as repairing ...

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Teddy Bear Bank

03-04-2007 06:18 PM by Dick, & Barb Cain | 9 comments »

I made a Teddy Bear like this for a Wood Magazine Toy Contest, a few years back. I made some more for my Grandkids. The one I made for the contest was Black Walnut. The dimensions of my bear is 3 1/2” X 4” X 6 1/4”. I hollowed out the inside on the lathe, before carving, but it could be done with a Forstner bit. I purchased a musical coin slot from Cherry Tree that plays Teddy Bear Picnic when you drop a coin in. The one pictured doesn’t have the coin slot. These a...

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WoodMaster 18" planer/molder/sander

03-04-2007 03:48 PM by oscorner | 10 comments »

I agonized for years over whether or not to take the chance and purchase this machine. I was bombarded, as I’m sure many of you have been, by mail advertizing this machine on sale. One of the main road blocks to buying this machine was, as is for most purchases of woodworking equipment, the cost of the machine(over $2500.00 on sale). I was impressed by the fact that this is probably the last ”American made” woodworking machine out there. Not that there aren’t many...

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"Rustic" by RusticWoodArt #3: “A Rustic Way of Seeing”

03-04-2007 03:47 PM by frank | 1 comment »

“A Rustic Way of Seeing” Moving Forward:....and so it is with my body in check, that i have opened the windows of my heavenly mind, where as i do so now, my imagination takes to the freedom of unsolicited thought and the freeways of unwavering time travel…. —-and what is this thing i call ‘unwavering time travel’, if not the epic journey of one who is heaven sent or hell bent, on reaching the artistic expression of creating ‘one of a kind’, as not aft...

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Bah... Time for something fun!

03-04-2007 07:50 AM by Ethan Sincox | 5 comments »

This past week was one of the longest and hardest I’ve had for a while. It seemed like every day was Monday and every day I was up until late into the evening, working on anything but woodworking. Then Thursday night rolled around. I left work at 4:00 on the dot and headed back home with a smile. The reason? I was going to a Hand Plane Tune-Up class at Woodcraft in two hours! I got home and went out to the garage to get the #5 I’d picked up probably more than a year ago....

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potential energy

03-04-2007 06:05 AM by scottb | 14 comments »

More cross-blogging (two-for one) fun. I burned out my Dremel working on my lamp. I put it out to pasture. Contemplating if cordless is the way to go for the replacement. Received a couple packages today as well. Some diamond sharpening stones for my bench chisels, and gonna try my hand at sharpening a table saw blade before I ship of a bunch for a real professional job – thanks to suggestions and a referral from my lumberjock brothers. Also went for broke, and bought a “...

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screwdriver #1: Admit it, fix it, and move on... (now with pix!)

03-04-2007 05:11 AM by scottb | 29 comments »

First the bad news, just after my Bro-in law rec’d his homemade 6-in-1 mahogany screwdriver for christmas (and my nephew asked if he was really going to use it) it broke. Apparently the fact that I made it was a miracle, as I misjudged and left the wall closest to the business end very thin. First attempt was only a success in working out all the details in getting it on the lathe, and then off in one piece. Another second and It would have exploded on me. Like any good customer ...

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