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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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Handplane Restoration #13: Record T5 Technical Jack Plane

04-28-2007 06:33 PM by WayneC | 5 comments »

I’m doing another easy plane today. I’m watching Norm build table saw jigs this morning and thought I would get another plane posted before I headed out to turn those pens. This is another ebay find. I had been looking for one a while and only seen a couple listed on ebay. My plan is to use this plane as my miter plane until I can afford a Lie-Nielson or perhaps find one for $5 at a garage sale (one can only hope). This plane was made in the United Kingdom and was used...

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'This Old Crack House' #37: This was no stairway to heaven….

04-28-2007 02:30 PM by Dusty | 18 comments »

I knew that simply describing the upstairs to the house as needing a lot of work due to its very poor shape was an understatement. For starters, access to the children’s upstairs bedroom was gained by temporary stairs that had no railings. Fortunately, building a new railing to keep people from falling down the stairs was a no-brainier and relatively easy to fix. The leaking roof and the windows which had been broken out and left open had caused major damage to the walls and floors...

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Mortise chisels have arrived!

04-28-2007 02:14 PM by oscorner | 20 comments »

I just wanted to thank Karson for the infomation he gave on the mortise chisel set deal. They arrived yesterday in a nice wooden box and look well made. Now all I have to do is figure out which deticated mortiser to buy. SuperShop has a mortising attachment for their drill press and I was thinking of getting it until a couple of Lumberjocks talked about the amount of force it took to drive the chisel into the mortised hole with one of these. Does anyone have any suggestions and can you te...

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New Works In Progress --by RusticWoodArt #4: "Bench Dogging After Greene and Greene"

04-28-2007 01:50 PM by frank | 4 comments »

Bench Dogging After Greene and Greene And so we now move on to the getting of legs, and in all your getting, be sure to take what you can use. Moving now to the fourth bay of my barn on the south side, I have a bay filled with lumber from past accumulated workings of wood projects. Looking through the rows of some stickered and some stacked lumber, I soon found what I thought would make some good legs for the table bench dogs. The pine I decided on using was left over from a barn door ...

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Handplane Restoration #12: Stanley Bailey #4 1/2 Type 19

04-28-2007 05:52 AM by WayneC | 6 comments »

Thought I would get an easy one out of the way. I have to turn some pens this weekend for 4 of my co-workers that are retiring next month . I’m going to do some real nice kits and use some of my best materials. I’ll post some photos in the project section when I finish. It is also my Son’s 16th birthday so we have a party planned. Lots to do. This 4 1/2 plane was purchased on of ebay. I normally shop on ebay when I am looking for a specific plane or other tools. It...

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