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Looked easier on paper. #2: It's begining to look a lot like something.

03-09-2007 07:08 AM by Verilith | 7 comments »

This project was started about two weeks ago. I’ve been doing little bits at a time between studying for promotion and work, so there isn’t much progress as of yet. I figured I’d drop an update whille I have the time. Bare with me as it’s been about nine years since I did any sort of woodwork at all. Due to available materials I decided to go with a pine frame and cedar slatted sides. All the pieces are/will be joined by tongue & groove, mortise & tennon, an...

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How I Got Started in Woodworking

03-09-2007 12:06 AM by fred | 12 comments »

First, I want to thank the LumberJocks who welcomed me and also made comments on the first two projects I posted. Thanks to oscorner, MsDebbieP, Bwillie, dennis mitchell, Max, Karson, Todd A Clippinger and Obi. And many thanks to the others not previously acknowledged. You sure do make a person feel welcome and at home. My grandfather was an architect and was always building something around the house. My father was very handy as well. I first built a dinghy sailboat (like a Sabot) fro...

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Update on Mark DeCou

03-08-2007 11:52 PM by Karson | 11 comments »

I just got off the phone with Mark and he still has pain. A couple of time as we were talking he was getting excited and the breathing went faster and then pain hit. So he stops talking and gets his breath back, and we contuinued with our talk. He said that he is unable to sit up very long because he leans over and it causes sharp pains in his chest. So he’s not been logged in but his wife is keeping him iformed with his e-mail. A few more posts to you might be a LumberJock if/whe...

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"Rustic" by RusticWoodArt #5: “Why I AM Rustic”

03-08-2007 05:53 PM by frank | 3 comments »

“Why I AM Rustic” ....and so this thought just travels an un-raveling course through my mind now, as i am bent into the natural flow of all this landscape that surrounds me, as i am walking out the feelings that society has grafted into my core, yes those un-natural callings of urges that say and tell me to play the game their way and then these same ones tell me that if i hold true to their way, then in the end i shall not be forgotten but yes , “you also will inherit a prize when all is ...

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I just talked with Mark DeCou

03-08-2007 04:06 AM by Karson | 15 comments »

I just spent the last hour talking with Mark. He has a little (OK maybe more) pain. The surgery was just below the rib cage so any coughing or heavy breathing brings on pain. He said that he is trying to use many short breaths to ease the suffering. No driving for a week and no workshop for 10 days to 2 weeks. No lifting anything over 10 lbs. We spent a lot of time discussing LumberJocks and the changes we see and possible some changes we’d like to see. (Like with all of the ne...

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Wish I had a Saw Stop

03-08-2007 03:29 AM by SteveV | 38 comments »

I just discovered this great Web site the other day through the Wood Whisperer’s site which is another great site!! When creating my profile or was it when I responded to a couple of blog entries I must have mention my table saw meets thumb story. In the last 24 hrs I have gotten 2 requests to explain the incident in hopes it will prevent others from doing the same. First, let me say, it was a “cheap” lesson seeing that I only lost the tip or 1/2 inch but just enough to...

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View Don's profile

Trying to Play Catch-up

03-08-2007 02:33 AM by Don | 16 comments »

In my previous blog, I wrote about some of the things that have distracted me from blogging on LumberJocks. Well, the distraction continues. For the past two days, I’ve been removing wallpaper and painting. I also did a major shop clean-up. But the biggest distraction was my computer system. I had to send my computer back into the hospital to have a Vista-ectomy. A warning to those thinking of installing Microsoft’s new operating system, Vista; if you purchase an upgrade ...

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View pat sherman's profile

hi folks.

03-08-2007 01:54 AM by pat sherman | 4 comments »

Well, i am moved. am in my new house. still living out of boxes. but this cable internet is nice. i dont spend all my time waiting for stuff to download is very nice. have not had time to carve or woodburn yet. but wanted to le you all know i have been looking at your new works. and drooling as usual. take care more later.

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Learning Curve #6: Frustration

03-07-2007 11:51 PM by MsDebbieP | 7 comments »

...and so with excitement and anticipation I began my second purse. Step 1: the designAgain, adapting a design seen online I created a pattern for the purse handle, thinking everything through as much as I coud, given the amount of experience I had with making wooden purse handles (ah, that would be 1 prior handle) Step 2: Cutting the handlesI chose to use a 1/4” thick piece of hmm… was it oak that we had picked up? A hardwood, anyway, and I placed the pattern on the wood an...

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'This Old Crack House' #14: He called me a cripple

03-07-2007 06:30 PM by Dusty | 7 comments »

A friend who I met on my bus route, a master plumber and electrician, was, according to him, recently “sentenced” to a supervisory role, due a small series of strokes. He was no longer able to work directly in the field practicing his trades. Although grateful to at least still be able to go to work, it was evident he was struggling with not being able to do what he loved and had done for the past 30 years. He knew I was doing some remodeling on my house and had a few other projects in...

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