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Behind the scenes of my shop and YouTube channel #5: The Wood Whisperer and MORE!! Need your help!!!

02-08-2016 07:54 PM by CharlieK | 1 comment »

BIG NEWS on my west coast interview tour! I contacted Marc Spagnuolo, aka The Wood Whisperer, and he agreed to let me meet with him for an interview! I heard from him just this morning and he said we can meet on Wednesday. I would really appreciate your input!!! Please let me know, what would you say to Marc if you were given the opportunity to meet with him one on one? I go into a bit more detail in my most recent update video (below). In the video I also talk about meeting Brax...

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A Simple Bird Cage Awl #1: Starting with High Quality Steel

02-08-2016 03:04 PM by bondogaposis | 2 comments »

I like making awls. I have quite few around my shop in various sizes and configurations. A few years ago I decided to make an awl in the bird cage style and it has been my all around favorite ever since. I have no idea why they are called bird cage awls. Perhaps they were a critical tool for making cane bird cages in years gone by. Here I am going to make another one. I start out with a bar of O1 tool steel from McMaster-Carr. It is 3/16” square in cross section. This is the ide...

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1693: Some Bunny's Been Busy Designing!

02-08-2016 02:03 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 1 comment »

My goodness! What a fun and productive weekend I had. I think I must be a little crazy because it seems the more directions I am going in at once, the more things I want to do. It may sound 'corny' but I feel so, so fortunate to be able to work doing something I love every single day. You must all think I am kidding when I say I can't wait to wake up and get started each day, but that is truly the case.On Saturday night, I probably only slept for a couple of hours because my head ...

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Cleaning up the bench, projects are over with...

02-07-2016 12:48 AM by bandit571 | 5 comments »

Tool tray was over flowing with “stuff” , couple pounds of saw dust/wood shavings. Found a few tool down in there, too…..it is a tool tray, after all.. Usually I used just one of those square like things… Been trying to keep these somewhat organized, but…also need to sharpen a few up.. But these were in the way…that mallet off to the side? Is one I turned a while back. Tape measure? As long as I can read the numbers, fine, I use just one ta...

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Oak Storage Bench #3: The Joinery

02-05-2016 08:18 PM by ThomasLightle | 0 comments »

I decided not to narrate this one. I think the video speaks for itself. This is all the rail and stile joinery I did for the frame of the bench. Nothing revolutionary here, but I did summarize the mistakes I made at the end of the video.Enjoy! Oak Storage Bench Part Three: The Joinery

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1692: Friday Came Quickly This Week!

02-05-2016 01:37 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 2 comments »

With another week coming to a close, it is (once again!) amazing how quickly time seems to pass. Again this week was extremely busy, and my status of being 'caught up' was very short-lived. Being on top of all my orders lasted about six hours, and soon I had more orders to fill. I was thrilled with this, as it is what I have been working towards for many, many years. It is just sometimes hard to keep up.I have always had the mindset of getting things out as quickly as I possibly can. ...

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1691: Making Progress and Catching Up

02-04-2016 02:06 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 2 comments »

After Monday night's power outage, things got back to normal rather quickly. I spent the next day finishing up the outstanding orders that I had and getting everything boxed up and ready to ship out the door. I worked at a very relaxed pace and enjoyed packaging everything up. Among the orders was another one of my SLDPK238 Halloween Haunted Carousel kits, which is one of my favorite things to sell. I think of the people who are receiving the items and I really do take a lot of care and p...

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what's a tape measure used for.

02-03-2016 10:05 PM by kenthemadcarpenter | 3 comments »

If you ever come into my wood shop you will probably notice you won’t see a tape measure that isn’t covered in cobwebs. I rarely ever use one. My daughter asked me the other how come she never see’s me using one, even though I have one. My response to her was “What’s a tape measure used for” she looked at me like I was off my rocker (which by the way I am) because she knew that I should know that, So then I explained to her, I have always done every thing b...

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Shop Remodel #41: I Got Chopped

02-03-2016 01:11 AM by bearkatwood | 9 comments »

For those of you who have never used a leg vise, they are amazingly useful animals to have in the shop. To those of you who have one, “way to go” ;)To those of you who have one, and it happens to have benchcrafted hardware, let me commiserate with you just a bit. They are not really a difficult thing to put in, though I am a bit mechanically disinclined. They seem to be more on the tedious end of things and very persnickety. Kind of like putting a leash on a bumble-bee; be accurat...

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Oak Storage Bench #2: Stock Preparation

02-02-2016 09:44 PM by ThomasLightle | 2 comments »

I prefer getting my wood in the rough for two reasons: The first reason is the cost. Rough lumber is incredibly cheaper than 4-side finished wood. The other reason is flexibility. I am able to “find” the best part of the board in the rough lumber whereas, if your wood is pre-finished, you are stuck with what you get.So here is my workflow: LayoutRough lengthRough WidthJoint 1 face and 1 edgeFinal width + 1/16” Joint to final widthPlane to final thicknessFinal lengthLet me...

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