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Getting an early start

08-11-2011 05:38 AM by Woodwrecker | 12 comments »

I belong to the Central Florida Woodworkers Guild, who are a bunch of really nice and really talented guys.Every year, the guild provides ornaments to the Orlando Festival of Trees as a means to support the arts and to help out the guild. This past week, I scroll sawed some ornaments to help out with the annual drive.I’ll bring them to our meeting tomorrow night.I used a bunch of different wood scraps I had, and just opened this and that can of finish.(But it’s funny that I al...

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Building My Entertainment Center #8: Finallydone and TV is up and running!!!

06-19-2011 04:04 PM by Ken90712 | 15 comments »

Finally finished the Entertainment Center. Fist of would like to thank all our fellow Lumberjocks who helped and gave me advice and support throughout this project…. • Woodwhisper for color ideas, Charels Neil for my streaking dye help, Storemore for glass top idea and Spalm, Blackcherry, Gary K, Childress, Ken C, Lee Jesbernger, Joe Lyddon, Degoose, Lew, Plantek, Don H, TDV, Rick Demmington, Mafe, Dennis Grossen, 3fingerpat, Beginningwoodworker, DCLW, Scott Byran & any that I ...

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Tree growth "vortex"

06-13-2011 08:13 AM by tswoodwizard | 3 comments »

OK, maybe all of my wood-tec type friends out on LJ,s can help me figure this out. I’ve allways been fascinated with the dynamics of curing and drying wood after the harvesting process. One to overcome is of cource the growth vortex that occures in some species and not in others. One question I have is this, Is there a right-hand vortex that occures above the equator as opposed to a left hand one bellow the equator? When a tree wiggles and struggles up out of the grownd, It also “...

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All American

06-10-2011 08:49 PM by Transition | 5 comments »

I have decide to turn only reclaimed, American woods. I’m doing this for several reasons:1) There are trees that we pass, and largely ignore, everyday. Turning this wood gives me a chance to reintroduce myself and others to to this amazing world. I love the outdoors, and I go hiking, exploring, and “wood hunting” with my son quite often. I want to be able to point to a tree and tell him what it is. But as I’ve started trying to identify the species of wood that I&...

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A short history of America's mighty forests ,Brought to you By Highland Woodworking

05-20-2011 02:35 PM by bubinga | 7 comments »

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Building My Entertainment Center #1: Building My Entertainment Center for new TV

03-28-2011 05:21 PM by Ken90712 | 14 comments »

I haven’t done many Blogs on Lumberjocks. A cpl of buddy’s on here suggested I write one on the progress of an Entertainment Center I’m building. We need a new for the new 64 inch plasma TV were buying. The design is a mixture of plans from a Wood Smith book and some ideas found on here. For example the Floating Glass Shelf comes from fellow LJ Storemore, http://lumberjocks.com/projects/41018.I had to change the plans to ensure my Electronics would fit along with looking p...

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Workshop upgrades #1: Glenn Drake saves the day...twice.

03-06-2011 05:33 AM by RGtools | 6 comments »

I am currently building a small shelf out of Alder and some mystery white wood to house some of my finer tools so that I do not have to go into my larger cabinet to get them all the time. This is part of a larger initiative to keep my sharp tools sharp and accessible, as someone who only uses hand tools most of the time this is about as critical to my work-flow as paying the power bill before someone fires up their table saw. Roughly six hours got me to this point. I really did not take a...

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Open barley twist newel posts

01-25-2011 03:59 AM by Les Hastings | 9 comments »

These are some newel posts that I made for a local contractor recently. They are made out of Knotty Alder and are 7” x 7” square. The barley twists are done on the legacy ornamental mill. The column caps were hand turned with a tenon and applied.

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Home Office

11-24-2010 07:21 AM by esweeney | 1 comment »

I started this home office project a few weeks ago. It is going to be done in 2 phases. The first phase it to do cabinets on one wall of the office and the second phase is to make new desks, bookshelves, etc… on the other wall. There is still alot to do (make the doors, drawer faces, face frame, add top to base cabinets, sand, stain, finish) to complete phase 1. Some of the materials-Some of the parts cut-base Caibinet Glue up -Upper Cabinet Glue up – Upper Cabinets hung ...

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Lightbox for Lithophane display...

10-22-2010 05:08 AM by Arbo | 3 comments »

I am making lithophanes, and needed to come up with a display box that they could be mounted in and backlit for display. I drew up the following as a basic idea: I don’t have a jointer or plainer or table saw (just a CNC router) so I ‘borrowed’ a friends fathers workshop and bought some alder, and went to work cutting… and here is the actual item so far: It is 13” x 15” x 3.75” deep. I am staining them now (as can be seen in the ...

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