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Help with a good secondary wood

01-30-2011 03:56 AM by ocwoodworker | 3 comments »

Hey Lumberjock friends!! I’m building a walnut lowboy entertainment center and wanted to use a secondary wood for the drawer bottoms. I know the usual suspect would be poplar but I’m looking for something with good grain structure but cheap. (Are the two even possible?) I tried Charles Neil blotch control for Baltic birch plywood but alas it still takes a stain/dye poorly. Any success stories out there?

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An Old Project, No Longer With Me

01-27-2011 05:43 AM by WhiskeyWaters | 2 comments »

My Mother’s frame & picture present from me and my family – this is about the most well put together wood piece I’ve done. The second in a series, I plan on tweaking the design (oak, danish oil finish, curved verticals with flat horizontals) until I get it right. Then I’m filling the house with framed art and pretending I’m cultured and human. I have an interesting post on www.woodshopcowboy.com planned for this weekend – a question regarding q...

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How to adjust for Band Saw Drift

01-26-2011 08:39 PM by Bob Simmons | 23 comments »

Woodworking skills are vitally important to the apprentice as well as the journeyman. As woodworkers we are continually faced with new challenges as we explore the craft of woodworking. One of these eventual challenges is band saw blade drift. .............. What is band saw blade drift? ...................... How can it be corrected? ........................................ Recommended Video: How to adjust for Band Saw Blade Drift ..........................................

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The Evolution of my Base Table design

01-26-2011 07:32 PM by Bhaupt | 5 comments »

Initially the concept was to surround the model with railing that took on the shape of the cathedral. So I extended the lines of geometry to the surrounding railing. This gave me a starting point. The first plan was drawn in 1980. This is what it looked like. The railing was attached to a single table, The table was built in 82 w/o the rail detail, I did not have walnut wood at the time. The rail detail was to house light in a position that would be hidden but functional....

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Woodworking Skills…The Shape of Things to Come

01-21-2011 08:40 PM by Bob Simmons | 0 comments »

Woodworking Skills…The Shape of Things to Come Recommended Video…Segmented Woodturning

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Stickley High Chest #2: Drawers

01-18-2011 11:40 PM by Greg | 2 comments »

All the drawers have been cut, dovetailed, and glued. I struggled a bit with the dovetails. I used a dovetailing jig and started with an older router that I have. I finished a couple of drawers and then my router bit started moving from the center of the bushing to the edge. I had to scrap the drawer sides from one of the smaller drawers. Luckily, I didn’t screw-up on the walnut front. The particular router (1.5 hp Ryobi with plastic threaded height adjustment) that I started with doesn...

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I tried workin on my project today, didn't get a thing done and it was AWESOME!!!

01-18-2011 05:13 AM by CobraDriver | 10 comments »

I was ready, fired up and motivated to get building my Adirondack chair, patterns set, lumber staring at me cup of coffee steaming away. Just then my 2 girls 8 and 10 walked in…Daddy whats this do? pointing to the belt/disk sander. Well let me show you, I took some scrap and rounded it out on the disk and flattened it out on the belt. Wow that looks cool can I try? Ok, so with the machine off we went thru the motions and practiced rounding and flattening out the stock…..several...

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Stickley High Chest #1: Dry fit

01-17-2011 10:28 PM by Greg | 7 comments »

This is my first furniture grade woodworking project that I have done in about 10 years. The chest is dry fit together in my basement. I brought all the pieces in from my cold, northern ohio, un-insulated barn. I created my own plans based off of pictures in another post on LJ and from a picture of a similar chest on the L&JG Stickley website. It is made from Walnut that my father-in-law gave me. He figured that it had been drying in his barn for longer than I’ve been alive. ...

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Creating Wood Inlay Bandings...A Step by Step Process #4: Buffard Freres wood inlay bandings…1134-1141

01-11-2011 09:08 PM by Bob Simmons | 0 comments »

We continue with our study of the decorative wood inlay bandings of the Buffard Freres of Paris. These wood inlay banding designs are from the company’s 1926 catalog. We first take a look at bandings 1134-1137 This group of bandings have similarities in their design and construction. Each banding design has three components. Read the entire article... ............................................ Recommended Video…Bandsaw Crosscut Sled ................................Rec...

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #221: Busy as a Bee!

01-10-2011 02:56 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 7 comments »

There are some days when I just absolutely love my job. Yesterday was one of those days. It reminded me why I fight so hard on those not-so-good days to keep this job and keep doing what I am doing. Funny thing was, it wasn’t that much different from most days I have. I printed out some orders that have to go out in the mail today, answered some questions from customers, laid out and cut out my newest project, made a good dinner, and I even took my walk in the evening. We have ta...

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