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Toy Giveaway Day Christmas 2007

12-02-2007 12:03 AM by Karson | 11 comments »

Today Dec 1, 2007 was the toy giveaway day for the Mason-Dixon Woodworkers Club Toy Workshop. We make toys all year long and we pass them out on the first Sat in December. This is the 13 yr that it has been done. It’s grown is scope but we are still looking for people that want to volunteer to make toys. We meet on every Wednesday of the year. Our first day for the 2008 toy making in this coming Wednesday. We had about 18 charities that showed up today. We had over 1200 toys to di...

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Marine Corps Naval cannon project #1: Cannon project information and getting started.

06-23-2016 10:25 PM by Trapper brandenburger | 11 comments »

I’ve received an exciting project recently that I will update as it gets completed. The cannon was made in 1844 by Daniel Treadwell, and is property of the US Navy and will be place in front of the Marine HQ building on base here at the Yorktown Naval Weapons Station. My job will be to prep and paint the cannon and build a carriage for it to sit on. The carriage needs to match the company emblem so it won’t be historically correct. With that said my wood choices are unlimited. ...

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A Tribute to the Man who taught me...

05-28-2009 01:58 PM by Derrek LeRouax | 18 comments »

About a year ago, my grandfather approached me about building a project with him in his shop. He had done this many times before, but the arrogant kid/teenager/college student never had the time. However, this time I jumped at the idea. I don’t know if it was the timing, the project, etc… but everything seemed to work out. To understand the importance of this, you have to understand that my family is not one of those “close-knit” family units. Everybody is divorced (some a couple of times)...

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Sold first piece on ETSY

11-27-2011 09:38 PM by joey bealis | 4 comments »

Well I just wanted to put out there that I sold my first bowl on etsy yesterday. Here is a link to my shop. I was excited because I didn’t know the person. Here is a pic of the bowl sold.

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A coffee table made from an old fire pit

06-01-2015 12:56 AM by Chris McDowell | 6 comments »

View a video of this build here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=16o0Ic0RPro We had an old fire pit where we had taken its top off and were using it on a different base in the backyard. The old base was taking up space in the shop, so I was going to throw it away, but then had the thought to make a table top for it. I used cedar and teak oil finish since I had planned on using the table outside, but we are actually using it inside now. The cedar was green so there was a good bit of warp...

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Raised Panels

06-20-2008 05:21 PM by Bill Akins | 7 comments »

I am starting a cedar hope chest soon with some free cedar that was given as a gift. My plans call for raised panels which I have been wanting to try. The only router bits I can find are for 1/2 inch shank and I have a 1/4 inch shank router. I really can’t go out and get $200 worth of bits and a new router at this moment. I tried a test panel on the table saw holding the panels vertically on a high fence jig and it turned out pretty well. I have been studying on trying to do it hor...

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Wood Gloat #15: And now the offcuts...

11-04-2010 10:44 AM by degoose | 11 comments »

There were a few bits and pieces left over after I milled the one third of the slab of White Cedar that Col gave me for milling his two thirds.. That is after I bookmatched the resawn piece… I set up the Incra Mitre Express and using a Magswitch as a stop cross cut some 12 mm [1/2 inch] pieces of endgrain…these were 200 mm [8 in] by 50 mm [2 in] .... and then book matched them I did one glue up with 8 pieces… destined for a serving tray.. This pic is taken sho...

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Juniper Log Table with Stone Inlay Burled Cottonwood Top #3: Ready to sand the first stage of stone inlay

08-06-2008 02:13 AM by Tim & Candy Hicks | 5 comments »

Here is how the table looks right now. Everything is bolted together, the branch pedestal, cottonwood base and cottonwood top have been bolted together. My husband has finished the first step in setting the stone inlay, we now need to sand down the stone so that is is smooth, then add a finer stone to fill in the gaps.

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A phone call from Santa this morning

12-26-2011 12:29 AM by Trev_Batstone | 5 comments »

My step-son, who is a carpenter and fine woodworker (his full time career) phoned me this morning (Christmas day). We will be seeing him this evening for dinner at another relative’s place, so he asked me on the phone if I own a jointer yet, to which I replied “no”. He said he would bring me a Delta jointer to the dinner location this evening. I couldn’t believe my ears, but he said he has the jointer sitting in his workshop and it never gets used, so he is dona...

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Should I give up woodworking???

02-11-2008 05:05 PM by itsme_timd | 26 comments »

OK, this is just plain sad… I KNOW I’m not the best of the best (yet) but I have to say it was mighty insulting that my entry in the “Not Just Any Box” contest received fewer points than Hap’s entry, “Cedar”. I mean, come on! It’s a picture of a LOG! Let’s compare: Does it have a lid?TD – YesHap – Nooooo… Is it boxy?TD – YesHap – Not so much Can you store items in it?TD – YesHap – ...

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