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Ironing or Sanding

07-12-2011 11:20 PM by Jamie Speirs | 10 comments »

Well it is a strange auld world.I came fae a generation of Child birth was left to the women folk.Now there is 3 months Paternity Leave.I cant figure that one out.When my first one was born in 1976, my contribution was as much overtime as I could get. Expensive wee buggers.When they started eating solids was the time for Pop to step in. The solids make the cleanup easier both ends.The first 3 months I was to scared I’d break him. Like working with walnut burl veneer. Not a rush or rough job. ...

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Tanks

07-10-2011 04:49 PM by Woodworker_Collins | 7 comments »

I just wanna tank everyone on lumberjocks who has commented on my pics and has given me advice I won’t b on lj’s for a while cause I broke my arms and a toe

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Turning Progress

07-10-2011 05:03 AM by thiswoodshop | 2 comments »

Today was a very productive day. I had a some time to ruff turn my big black walnut blank and put it on the shelve to dry completely. There also was some time to finish my walnut root bowl and the small cherry bowl. I’m still improving my skill set with every bowl that’s finish. I must say if I look back at the first day I started turning and successfully broke a tool whiles impaling a peace of test wood into my garage wall. I’m much more comfortable with the different speed of the lathe and ...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #394: And Now For Something Completely Different

07-08-2011 01:26 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 8 comments »

Part of the reason that I like my job so much is that there are so many different aspects involved in the day to day activity of it, it never seems mundane or boring. Sure, it would be great if I could just scroll saw all the time and not have to worry about anything else, but I think that after a while, even that would lose its luster and not be much fun. Having a job that is fun and exciting is something that everyone wants and few people have. We have all heard the saying “It is...

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Restoring History-Auburn Tool Co Try Plane #5: Disapearing ink

07-07-2011 05:41 AM by RGtools | 10 comments »

I noticed something odd about the patina of my plane the other day. It’s signed in some way but the cursive ink is illegible at this point. I would like to bring the signature/note out somehow. I have heard that you can use a type of acid to lighten wood that will not affect ink (good for fixing old rulers where the boxwood has darkened) but have never messed with this. If I did this I would like to darken the signature, then restore the original patina on the tool. Any ideas?

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End Grain Cutting Board LJ Class 006 #14: Rub me with oil!

07-06-2011 11:20 AM by degoose | 10 comments »

After sanding the boards to 320 grit on the Random Orbital Sander, I used 1200 grit to burnish the tops only… then it was just a matter of rubbing heaps of Mineral Oil [liquid Paraffin oil] into the boards…and buffing off the excess… this procedure will be repeated every 24 hours..once I get back from Adelaide…And then just one more finishing touch… next week…

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Dewalt Table Saws? #1: DEWALT DW745 10 in. 15 Amp Compact Job Site Table Saw

06-28-2011 06:05 AM by WoodShopGirl5 | 6 comments »

Ive been doing woodworking for almost 3 years now in high school. Ive made a variety of quality projects like chessboards, boxes with cedar lining, clocks. I want to buy a table saw to use at home, but I dont want to spend a lot. I want it to be of decent quality though to do precise cuts. Im looking in a price range of $200-$450. Im thinking about this DEWALT DW745 10” Compact Job Site Table Saw. Its about $370. Would this be worth buying? Is it good quality??

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Black Oak Burl Slabs

06-27-2011 01:35 AM by OregonBurls | 9 comments »

Just cut into these Saturday 25th!Just beautiful!!!

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My First Bastone Walnut Burl!

06-27-2011 01:30 AM by OregonBurls | 6 comments »

When I was slabbing it you could definately smell the walnut but it was different from the Claro and English. These have great dark black lines that are marbled. Beautiful white sap wood and hart wood. These are pics of some of the slabs. Cutting Wood Is A Blast!!!

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callin on you folks who finish things

06-24-2011 05:22 AM by learnin2do | 7 comments »

I have these wonderful slabs of dogwood, but i want to use some in outdoor benches. Is there anything i can use (indoors or out) that will keep the nice pink without neutralizing it or darkening the whole piece?

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