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Giving back ... maybe a little?

10-30-2009 11:33 PM by NBeener | 39 comments »

All, As glad as I am to have found this hobby, I’m equally glad to have found this group. It’s doubtful that anybody here (who can walk upright, rather than swing through trees) is any newer at this than I am. I’m hopeful that I can give back … in some small way … by… telling this little story…. .... Our hobbies are like our relationships. If—like me—you’ve been with the same wonderful spouse for a while, then you kno...

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Hermit House Woodworking - Starting from Scratch #7: Decided on a structure for my temporary shop - A Geodesic Tunnel!

08-14-2015 09:22 AM by Ted Ewen | 21 comments »

I’ve been scouring the internet for months now, trying to decide what kind of structure to use for my workshop. We have very limited space and some existing outbuildings which, though destined for removal, are now still necessary. To get me through the coming winter, I’d thought about a large PVC “Party Tent” like this one: A 3m x 6m tent is only a couple of hundred bucks, but this is Denmark, so a severe winter is not out of the question and constant wind is...

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First attempt at a hutch

01-07-2010 04:20 AM by Paul | 19 comments »

First attempt at a hutchI started this thread with questions in the forum section but I’ll finish in here since I am posting the progress.I thought I started this blog already but couldn’t find it so I’m starting this one.I bought the New Yankee workshop plans for #111 hutch. Having never built a piece of furniture I thought it was going to be hard. So far it’s is coming along fairly easily. I go back to the video when I have questions and they are usually answered in there. Tonight I a...

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Sewing Center #9

04-13-2009 03:53 PM by robbi | 19 comments »

Progress….yadahooty! Got the top on, the hole cut, the lift put in and the doors hung…this will be the last post until I put the finish on. I still have to put the second top on, the one that folds out and covers the open top, but I set it on top so you could see how it will look when it’s done…sort of. I still have about 10% left to do…and you know what they say about that… I didn’t run into any real problems except that the entire thing is not e...

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From total noob to somewhat skilled (hopefully) #3: Overthinking things without any actual woodworking

08-31-2017 11:50 PM by JohnTM | 18 comments »

Warning – this is a long entry…Having not made a single cut or turned a screw yet is semi-depressing. Why, you may ask? To be honest, it’s a case of paralysis by analysis. I’ve scoured LJ and the ‘Net in general for about two weeks looking at workbench designs. At first, I was absolutely enamored of Roubo-style benches but soon realized they are primarily for hand tool-centric work and not really for hybrid woodworking (at least as I understand it). Then I ...

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Beginner Questionaire for JN1C3 #3: Sizing down Plywood

09-16-2012 09:37 PM by Jason™ | 18 comments »

Hello again everyone I would like to ask another question on here since all the previous ones I have asked were answered and now I understand what I was doing wrong or what the case was. I am currently gathering materials needed to build a TableSaw Workstation that can be seen in the Shopnotes issue #89 The question for this series is what are some of your ways of cutting down large sheets of plywood or MDF and getting them squared up?? “Using a Benchtop size Table saw” I D...

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Woodworking 101: My Class at Palomar College #1: Week 1

08-22-2007 11:51 PM by WayneS | 17 comments »

Let me start by thanking everyone that has commented on my blog thus far. The warm welcome is appreciated, and the voiced interest in my experience is great motivation to keep me committed. As far as pictures are concerned, I’m a photographer, so be careful what you ask for. Just kidding, I will do my best to document the process with plenty of eye candy. With that said, let me just say that my first day of class was one of the most enjoyable things I’ve done in a long time, and I never to...

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From total noob to somewhat skilled (hopefully) #1: Absolute beginning

08-24-2017 07:42 PM by JohnTM | 15 comments »

This is where it all starts, a journey from ”Tedium and Apathy with an occasional side trip to Monotony” to a more interesting life – well, doesn’t that sound all high and mighty? Maybe so. It’s still very appropo. I’m an early 60’s, retired military guy with too much spare time and limited resources. I don’t own my home so I can’t “build” a workshop. I’m on a very fixed income so I can’t buy the best (and Festoo...

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Newbie #1: New to woodworking

06-11-2012 09:46 PM by amhorn | 13 comments »

Hi everyone! Not too long ago I built a trophy for the fantasy league I manage and it got me interested in learning how to woodwork. I picked up some tools but now I’m at a loss of where to begin. Does anyone have any ideas of what I should start with? I would like to build myself a coffee table eventually but I don’t want to get myself into a project I can’t handle yet. Thanks.

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Irwin Chisels - New to Wood Working

09-09-2010 02:03 AM by Muhamad Sara | 13 comments »

Hello Everbody, I’m brand new to wood working and new to lumberjocks and so far everybody on here has been wonderful and welcoming and I just have a quick question. I’m planning on buying my first set of chisels and I’m thinking about an Irwin 4-piece chisel set. I’ve read many reviews about Irwin Marples Blue Chip chisels but non about this set of Irwin Marple chisels. Are these good chisels? Heres a link: http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1vZ1xkk/R-10008965...

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