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Daily Update #69: July 09, 2010

07-09-2010 04:36 PM by Chris Davis | 0 comments »

What’s happening in the shop for July 10, 2010 . Today I should spend most of the day in the back showroom doing the final assembly for Blake’s murphy bed, bookcase, and desk. I’ll also be taking pictures to write the assembly instructions for it all.For missed video and building pictures see my Current Projects link at or Watch us live:

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Building a Credenza #10: Custom Hardware

07-07-2010 05:18 AM by Blake | 12 comments »

The Doors Last time I glued up the door fronts: I spent some time fitting the doors with a plane: And then I passed them through the drum sander to flatten them: This little marking jig came with the hinge drill bit I bought: Drilling the holes for the hinges: Aligning the hinges: The Skinny Door I’ve been going back and forth on whether or not to cover the space where the DVD player shelf is. I finally decided it needed a cover of some ki...

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Looking for a jobb near Ithaca!!!

05-23-2010 02:41 AM by Gluniewski | 2 comments »

Hello everyone, i just graduated from Buffalo State College and am looking for an opening in a woodshop with custom furniture somewhere near Ithaca NY. I will be moving there in August for a year and am currently looking for work! Ill do any sorts of carpentry construction but mainly want to get into a woodshop! even if i cant work for you, if someone has a woodshop that i can use while im in the area that would be HUGE!!! please let me know if anyone can help! thank you

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My Tools #4: A new handle for my 3' crosscut saw

04-08-2010 05:31 PM by Gary Fixler | 8 comments »

When my chainsaw broke the other day, halfway through a log, I reached for a secret weapon I’ve not really brought out into the light in the exactly 6 months (as of today) since it arrived: my 36”, German, hand-hammered, regular-tooth, one-man crosscut saw from Traditional Woodworking. Here are pics from early October that I’ve had squirreled away. The saw was so much bigger than I’d even imagined, and I had imagined it even bigger than I would ever have imagined it to...

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North Pole Needs Help This Year!

11-23-2009 05:38 PM by Chris Davis | 3 comments »

NORTH POLE – Due to the increasing population of the world and the “Cash for Toys Program”, it has been reported that Santa Claus (AKA Kris Kringle) cannot keep up with the many furniture wishes he has received this year. Santa tells reporters in his yearly press conference that, along with recovery effort, many other factors have contributed to the problem. The popularity of a baseball bed, murphy beds, and a Princess Castle Loft have made his schedule very demanding. ...

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random #29: Brian May's guitar

11-13-2009 03:15 AM by Gary Fixler | 7 comments »

I just learned from a reddit post (I know some of you are also redditors) that Queen guitarist Brian May built his guitar, “Red Special” with his dad in 1963 when he was sixteen, mostly “from an 18th century fireplace mantel that a friend of the family was about to throw away.” He’s been using it on tour and in albums for over 3 decades. The manufacturing subsection at the link is a fun read for woodworkers and guita...

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Sketchup Shorts #3: Going to the Lumberyard - Virtually

03-09-2009 10:47 PM by PurpLev | 8 comments »

so you wanted to use specific materials in your Sketchup project? exotic/local lumber? metals? leather? other? I saw this subject raised in one of DaveR’s latest blogs, and it’s a fairly simple thing to do in Sketchup. You can use any material you so desire in sketchup, but first, we need to ‘make’ that material. Creating new Materials in Sketchup (Using live materials as source) 1. get your material ‘source’ – this can be any photo – e...

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cabinetry #1: Custom table for boutique women's clothing store

02-18-2009 06:17 AM by JMB | 2 comments »

This is a quick commission I landed last week. The gal asked me to finish it asap so she can open up her new store. Cabinetry is one of those wonderful things which is really easy to do when you’re properly setup, and make a lot of money doing it. I’m not gouging her, but I’m definitely making my minimum hourly on this project. The design is simple enough. Divided storage areas for a reciept printer, wrapping paper, shopping bags, etc. The larger of the two lower left cub...

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My Interior Projects and Artistic Creations

09-14-2008 12:12 AM by mindseye | 12 comments »

A music video of some of my past projects. The projects range from painted floors to a home bar with a built in waterfall. Some other projects include: water walls, fountains, foil finishes, faux finishes, leafing, gilding furniture projects and a faux copper ceiling. Please leave comments and let me know what you think:)

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A Bit of Rambling about a Beautiful Sunny Day, and Being Bummed Out about A Stolen Knife

09-09-2008 08:15 PM by Mark A. DeCou | 12 comments »

I awoke this morning to a dreary, cold, very foggy day. I don’t mind fog, my morning commute to work is only about 40 feet behind the house, and a little fog doesn’t slow me down much walking out there. Actually, it is mornings like this that I’m reminded how much I have to be thankful for. Back in the days when I had to commute by car 87 miles to Wichita, a foggy morning like this one was a real burden, even treacherous. I always write on the calendar when we have ...

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