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Finishing #2: Become your own mixologist

02-09-2009 04:48 PM by TampaTom | 3 comments »

The coolest job in any restaurant belongs to the bartender. Sure, the chef gets the credit for the outstanding meal, the maître d’ for the ambiance of the place and the wait staff for the overall dining experience. But, when people want to have fun and strike up a conversation, they turn to the bartender. Think Isaac on the Love Boat. Tom Cruise in that stinkin’ movie about being a bartender. “Yes, Mr. Bond would like his martini shaken, not stirred, Mr. Sinatra wants a highball, an...

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Food Safe Finishes For Turned Bowls

11-09-2011 12:18 AM by Chefdavid | 3 comments »

Greetings, I have been turning for less than a year and I have finally started to master the art of bowl turning. After a few bowls flying off the lathe…. A few blowing up… I have had a few now that have come off the lathe in one piece. My question the the Lumber Jock Nation is what is a good food safe finish for those wooden bowls that have survived? All comments and suggestions are welcomed!! Thanks!

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #985: Progressing . . .

03-17-2013 11:17 AM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 3 comments »

I am just stopping by quickly today to say good day to you all. I spent the day yesterday working on the painted version(s) of my little bunnies. As with most things, the progress that I am making is slower than I had anticipated. There is a lot to think about and I am trying to filter my thought process to one step/version at a time. I find that the more I teach through my patterns the more detailed I want to be. I suppose that this comes from the experiences I have had with customer...

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Live Edge Cherry Coffee Table from the Beginning #7: Preparing the the big cut; dying the walnut

08-01-2014 01:37 AM by CharlesA | 2 comments »

Because woodworking is a hobby, I only get an hour or two a night (at most) in the shop on weekdays, and I travel a fair bit, so sometimes progress is a bit slow. Tonight I did a fair amount of cleaning in the shop (the spray of wood chips from flattening the boards went everywhere). The most important task was setting up the crosscut. As you can probably tell, I feel like this is the single most important task of the entire project, so I am taking it slowly. Tonight I drew the line to ...

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Woodworking with Aaron #1: Carving with Aaron blog 1#

02-20-2008 07:18 PM by aaronmolloy | 2 comments »

Can anyone give me some tips as I would like to carve a number plate for my house in the up coming week can you please tell me what type of carving chisels I will need for the job and the best finishes to apply and all the tools I will need

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Making Carbide Tool Bar Handles

02-02-2013 09:04 PM by socrbent | 2 comments »

In the spirit of giving back to all you LJ’s who have inspired and informed me, here is an attempt to share the making of 4 tool bar handles. My wife gave me four 1/2” tool bars and 12 carbide cutters for Christmas from my wish list. Wanted to try some Easy Wood carbide type tools at a reasonable price level. To hold the cost down my wish list specified bars and cutters from Big Guy Productions and then turn my own handles for them. Step 1 – Turn HandlesThe project star...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #1120: Variations on the New Halloween Ornaments

09-02-2013 11:28 AM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 2 comments »

Those of you who read daily know that I like to make different versions of projects. I talk many people who prefer different techniques and I try to accommodate as many as I can. Besides – I really like the variety and playing around with seeing the different ways to finish projects. Last week I introduced some new ornaments for Halloween. One set was of Halloween keys, with the key tops being made of cute characters. But some people didn’t care for the key theme, so I made...

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Tabletop Wood Movement Explained (animation)

04-19-2015 07:57 PM by Patrick | 2 comments »

I’m unable to work in my shop right now cause it’s packed up for a move, so I decided to make an animated presentation to briefly describe wood movement on a table top. Watch the video here.

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Fly Fishing Rods #6: Guides and final touches before finishing

11-21-2010 06:43 PM by Matt Vredenburg | 2 comments »

Wow, how time flies by when you get frustrated with a project and set it aside. It’s over a year since I started this blog series and it’s time to finish my project and close this chapter of the blog. Here are few pictures of the rod guides that I tied and ended up removing and re-tying. With all the practice, I think I have the the hang of it. Practice makes perfect.

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Craftsman - Stickley Projects #13: Stained

11-21-2007 11:25 PM by Paul | 2 comments »

Rockler “Mission” Gel Stain Have some work to do evening up the shade on the chests between the ply panels and the solid wood. I expected that task though.

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