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Carving face. #2: The last part of carving face.

246 days ago by Snycerz | 0 comments »

Here is the 3rd part of making a face relief. I’ll not write to much, just enjoy the short movie ;) MOVIE

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hello again #4: Smoking or not

2213 days ago by Jim Earl | 21 comments »

Well here I go. For over 40 years I have smoked real heavy. 2- 4 packs a day. I have enphasima , asma and every thing else that goes with it. they said only 20% of my l;ungs left. and still smoking. Everyone has bneen trying to get me to stop smoking and over this past weekend My oldest son and I was out talking and he said that if I would stop smoking that he would stop also. Well this is Tuesday and I havent had a cigarette sence sunday evening. I started a new wood burning and I had to ...

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ScrollSaw Forum #1: This is exciting

581 days ago by jerrells | 0 comments »

This is just great and thanks to all who helped start this forum. This will be outstanding for all of us.

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Cherry platform bed #1: Getting started

1327 days ago by TheBarrister | 2 comments »

I’ll use this to help keep track and to motivate me to get this project done. I’m making a platform-style arts and crafts bed with cherry and three maple plywood inserts. I started with rough cut boards purchased at a specialty lumber yard (side note: maybe I don’t understand how they calculate board feet, but I think they added at least an additional 40% onto the totals. For my next project I’m going to hit a different supplier). Since the boards are really roug...

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Old door mirrors

1476 days ago by Briansey | 3 comments »

I had an old oregon pine painted door that was in pieces – unfortunately we did not take a photo of it, but we have another door that is the same design and I will take a picture of that. Hubby first decided to repair the door but as I had no use for a door we decided to leave the old paint on, cut it into two and turn them into mirrors. After hubby did the woodworking part of the project, I sanded down all the loose paint. Painted a soft blue over and then finished it with a gal...

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Getting some new tools tomorrow,Chuck,adapters for finnishing bowls

1606 days ago by peruturner | 7 comments »

Well this is my first blog,tomorrow getting the PSI Barracuda chuck(1-8”) with the cole jaws set and a cuple of extra jaws for it Ill post a review with pict probably tomorrow nigth

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Searching for time in the shop

823 days ago by T. D. Reid | 2 comments »

In my last blog entry I mentioned that I was going to be busy the rest of the month of April and it’s been worse than I even imagined. I have been stealing away time to work on the bed that realistically should have been finished two weeks ago. So here is an update on the queen size A&C style bed I’ve been building. I stained everything this week as well as putting on the coat of glaze and then a coat of wipe on poly. Today I put about four hour into assembling the head and foot boards...

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ScrollSaw Information and Resources #22: What a Difference a Scrollsaw Makes

926 days ago by jerrells | 3 comments »

As anyone knows who has glanced at my postings, I owned (still do but trying to sell) a Porter Cable scrollsaw. YES I had my rants about it but, all in all, I think that I made it produce to its maximum level. I never understood its problems because it was the only scrollsaw that I had ever owned. AND YES I defended it as an entry price scrollsaw because I feel that some just can’t afford the higher priced units BUT should still try the art of scrollsawing. I DID. Now with some extra money...

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Day to day life #10: Busy with spring projects

797 days ago by T. D. Reid | 1 comment »

No I haven’t fallen of the face of the earth. I finished the A&C style queen size bed weeks ago and I added the pictures just a few minutes ago. Here are the other items that I have been working on;I have been very busy building a new deck for my grill out the back exit of the house. It was a very quick build (three days) and it turned out really nice. I build two proto type wood swords this week and think that I now have a design for a sword to sell this fall at craft shows that i...

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finding a new sorce of wood #1: A laugh on me

332 days ago by Jim Earl | 3 comments »

Well I new this wouldn’t last. but it was great as long as it did, What I’m talking about is my wood sorce was a friend of mine worked at a factory that received there inventory with 1/8”, 1/4” and 1/2” plywood, and so he was able to pick up truck loads of it. Believe it or not, it was really nice wood. Beautiful grain, and I coulkd actually fit the pictures to the wood. Would you believe I lost his Phone number I have been trying to get ahoad of him, to get anot...

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