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"Art Box" Tutorial #12: Shaping

08-11-2009 01:55 PM by Andy | 28 comments »

Updated 1/16/12 This is the fun part! Its scary too! The idea of taking a nice crisp box, one you have spent countless hours making, and attacking it with a tool designed for slag removal is…well…its a little disturbing. Maybe I was influenced by old Hitchcock movies more than I know. Seriously, what I enjoy is the freedom this gives me. Everything up to this point has been tied to measurements and careful setups. This is where we can cut loose a little. But slow down Hot...

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Shaker Night Stand #10: Fill my eyes ... with that double vision!

03-08-2010 02:29 AM by NBeener | 27 comments »

So … among my 3,000 eye problems is intermittent double vision. But … I don’t think that’s the problem, here. I seek the expert counsel of the venerated and revered LumberJocks: IS IT just me …. ?? Tenons are better the second time around!! Incidentally, I occasionally do more than just clean my shop :-) Cheers, All!

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BAND SAW?! #1: WHAT TO DO?

03-31-2010 06:51 PM by David "Lucky Dawg" Brown | 26 comments »

I need a small band saw 9” would suffice and my wife’s family sent me a couple hundred dollars to buy onenow I have the delima of which one to choose.Cant afford a 14” saw and the Skil and Craftsman are my two choices locally.I’m only going to be cutting thin plywood and 1” thick boards with it. Help I don’t know what to do!!!!!

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"Art Box" Tutorial #4: Corner Splines

06-23-2009 08:18 PM by Andy | 26 comments »

Updated 1/15/12 We now have our box assembled and glued up. Depending on the temperature, let it dry for a couple of hours, or overnight to be safe.Take the tape off and clean up any dried glue. This is a good time to smooth up the bottom to get rid of any rocking.You can double stick sandpaper onto a very flat and firm surface and slide the bottom across that. The problem with this approach is that sheet sandpaper is way too small. You can stick down several sheets and if you go very s...

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WHICH ONE IS THE BEST

10-22-2008 01:34 AM by Dan'um Style | 26 comments »

Hey Lumberjocks I ran a test run of tiles. All finished the same way with the exception of background color.All are fired stoneware clay handpressed into a plaster mold made from one of my wood carvings. 10 backgrounds with a wash of bronze finish … see my 100 pounds of clay blog to see the brand. These are unique in that the bronze finish is patinated using “liver of sulphur” to a dark brown.. Topcoat is a matt laqcuer to lock in the patina. My question is which...

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Woodworking T-Shirt logo

07-17-2013 10:52 PM by steliart | 25 comments »

To my Buddies Fellow LJ – JSB has a contest for a t-shirt logo design to give away some clamps. I have design something for this and if you like it your vote will be appreciated. To vote click HERE:andVote for #14 Stelios Stavrinides (Steliart) ThanksStelios

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"Art Box" Tutorial #3: Making the box

06-22-2009 09:19 PM by Andy | 25 comments »

Part 3updated 1/15/12 Regarding size:Size and proportions are important…to a point. We will be building a box that will start out at 11 1/8 W x 7 D x 4 1/2 H. (After shaping it will finish out at about 10 3/4’’ x 6 3/4’’ x 3 1/8 h depending on how much shaping is done.) I like the proportions of this box, they just look good to my eye. They are loosely based on the Golden Ratio which is a ratio of 1.618. There is much more to it than that, but simply put, here is how it works in rela...

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quiting Smoking

06-19-2009 05:41 AM by Jim Earl | 25 comments »

On May 6, 2009, I was taken to the hospitol for chest pains and having trouble breathing. I was additted within the hour and given all kinds of test. My lungs had given out. I could not produce enough oxygen to supply my blood. I was put on oxygen that was really being forced in hard. This supplied the oxygen it took to substained my blood. Ireally dont know how they figure all that. All I know is I have to have forced oxygen on at all times now to get enough in my blood. It is truely a pure...

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Stickley Spindle Dining Chairs #1: Beginning the cuts for the raw pieces

12-23-2012 08:39 PM by Philfranklin | 24 comments »

Having made a couple of prototypes from Robert Lang’s plans I embarked on the ambitious journey of building a complete set of 8 chairs; 6 side chairs and 2 arm chairs, along with the Stickley #599 Trestle Table. I thought it might be helpful for those who wanted to know about building this unique chair design. The first image is of a raw “blanks” for the back legs. I oriented the quarter sawn face on the sides, and prefered veneering a quarter sawn face on the front a...

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A Special Lamp for a Special Lady #1: Getting Started

10-02-2012 12:23 AM by William | 23 comments »

Some of you who read a lot of my ramblings know that I mostly work with cottonwood, pecan, oak, and mahogany (sapelle actually). The reason for that is that it’s what I have available. So I do what most woodworkers do. I work with what I have. It do not have the funds to seek out more exotic woods.Well, over the course of the last year or so, I have recieved several other species of woods from friends, mostly fellow Lumberjocks. I have been hoarding this wood because, truthfully, I̵...

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