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shop construction #1: papaj's shop

12-15-2009 01:28 PM by papaj | 12 comments »

———————————————————————papaj’s shop——————————————————————— I am pretty close to finishing my construction project, but will postsome photos of the construction.I wanted to build most of the shop myself. I did co...

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Working on a new project

10-16-2009 02:58 PM by Bill | 7 comments »

I have not been on Lumberjocks for awhile, but I still check in from time to time. I am currently working on a new project – building a tiny trailer house. I was planning on making a blog, but not done so yet. I debated whether to put a blog here, or on HomeRefurbers.com. Instead, I have been keeping picture updates on my facebook page – http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/profile.php?id=1703560147&ref=name . The tiny trailer house is based on the free plans from tinyhous...

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Fein removes tub surround

07-06-2009 07:54 PM by EricWrights | 4 comments »

I had been holding off buying this tool for several years. Recently one of my customers in whose house I had installed a fiberglass tub surround had a crack appear in the soap dish of the unit. The company sent someone out to fix the crack as the surround was still within the twenty year guarantee period. The repair failed within a year and the company at its option decided to replace the complete surround. When I install these surrounds I use twice the amount of adhesive that is supplied by ...

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wood with web #1: thoughts on separating tension and compression

11-27-2008 11:06 PM by Justus | 0 comments »

Those of you who have already seen my projects might have noticed the abundance of web clamps. I kind of like them. They are cheap and handy. But that’s not all that makes them an ideal companion for wood. The straps those web clamps are made of have a rather low modulus which means they expand if you put force on them – quite in the same amount wood does. They actually have a similar expansion/shrinkage with changes of humidity compared to wood. Quite unlike steel. Screws and nai...

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The Craftsman's Path #47: THree Pillars of Design - Part 2 Construction

10-09-2008 03:19 AM by Mark Mazzo | 0 comments »

Building on the previous post in this series, it’s time to explore Graham Blackburn’s second pillar of design: Construction. When one thinks of construction in woodworking, the first thought is inevitably joinery. While joinery is definitely one element of the construction of a piece of furniture, as you might expect, there’s more to the equation. Take a look at this post for a discussion of construction as it relates to design, according the Blackburn. Thanks for reading.

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Building a Deck from my SketchUp plan! #1: SketchUp drawing of a front porch (Deck)!

05-17-2008 01:02 AM by Dick, & Barb Cain | 32 comments »

I’ve been really busy trying to learn SketchUp. My Son needs a new front porch on his home. I decided this would be a good way to learn SketchUp. His old concrete steps have been gradually leaning, & it makes the whole house seem crooked. He said if he sits on a step, he feels like he’s going to fall off. This was quite an experience for me, because I’ve used a T-square, & triangles for so long. This project took me an awfully long time, but I learn...

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Wood collection box - how to

05-01-2008 08:40 PM by GaryK | 35 comments »

To see the finished project go here: Here is the sample piece to test the concept. I started with wood planed down to 3/8”, cut to width and left a little long for trimming.I used a 1/2” 45 degree router bit to make the grooves. They are spaces 1/2” apart and 1/4” deep, starting 1/2” from the edge. The width of your wood matters. 1/2” increments works great...To enclose and make the sides a full 1/2” I planed some 1/8” pieces...This is...

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Shop Renevations #4: Drywall!!!!

04-18-2008 05:40 AM by Woodshopfreak | 14 comments »

Well here it is with drywall!! I can’t believe how cool it will be to finally have a “real” shop. The drywall is SO heavy and a pain to work with. Like every three seconds a new chip or crack has formed and the so the finishing touches on the plaster and mud are going to be put on soon. Hopefully this weekend we can finish with paint and the trim. This took a lot longer than I thought it would take from he beginning. With the drywall up you can really start to see what it wi...

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My Big Brother #1: In memory of my Big Brother

01-23-2008 11:22 PM by JTRid43 | 17 comments »

Its been a long time sense I have been on. Not because of anything anyone here has done. You see, I lost my brother not long back. He had a huge heart attack that took him home to be with God. Its been really hard to deal with as everything I have ever learned about wood working and fixing cars and stuff I learned from Kevin. He taught me the basics of all this stuff. Every time I pick up a tool, my thoughts go to him. Kevin always said that day he died he wanted to be buried in a pine box...

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Woodworking? Or Carpentry?

10-12-2007 01:34 PM by Dekker | 14 comments »

I am reminded once again about the difference between woodworking and woodworking. To the lay-person, anytime you take up your hammer, nails, saw, glue and wood, you are practicing the art of woodworking. At least that’s the way my wife sees it, and when I suggested that I was going to spend some time in the workshop this weekend to play with a box design I had dreamt up, she immediately suggested that I do one of the other woodwork projects that need to be done such as the bathroom ...

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