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Primary Colors #1: This IS my first rodeo

08-01-2011 05:18 AM by newTim | 7 comments »

A little arts and crafts on a Sunday afternoon. I’ve been wanting to try my hand at dyeing and tinting for a while so in typical New California Workshop style I jumped right in. In this round I’m using TransTint dyes from Woodcraft mixed in water. You can see my calculations written on the paper. I diluted about a half an ounce of tint into about 16 ounces of water. I just used bottled water and spilled out a little to approximate 16 ounces. I made up some samples from tiger...

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Evolution of my router planer #6: Version 2.0

07-28-2011 05:31 AM by TZH | 2 comments »

A long time ago, I said I would post a blog entry showing how I plane really big pieces using my router planer. Well, here goes. I started out with some really big cottonwood rounds (that’s my son in the first photo): I cut them into 5” to 6” thick slabs and had to figure out a way to plane them down to 3” to 4” thick to use as table tops for TV stands and coffee tables. That’s when I came up with the Big Boy Router Planer below: I just hap...

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36" S A Woods bandsaw restoration #1: moving inside

07-26-2011 01:58 PM by jeffl | 3 comments »

The blacksmith I bought the saw from loaded it on my trailer with a jib crane. He asked me how I was going to unload when I got home and I told him the truth, I’ll figure it out when I get home. I got lucky the trailer was the same level as my shop floor. , and the saw would fit through a 36” by 84” doorway if I took off some parts and the door with no room to spare. I put a 6” by6” across the opposite end of my shop squirted dawn soap on the trailer and floor a...

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Sanding Sealer versus Grain Filler

07-21-2011 11:36 AM by Tootles | 5 comments »

I’m probably writing something that many people already know, but I’m writing this as much for myself, to remind me later what I’ve learned, as for any others out there for whom this is new. I’ve just recently made a box, mainly out of Tasmanian Oak. It’s my first real project of any significance in over twenty years and I’ve had fun doing it. But I got to the stage where it is complete bar the finishing and that’s where I got a little stuck. ...

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Turning a bowl in 45 sec, give or take...

07-17-2011 06:21 AM by Transition | 12 comments »

I was playing around with making a little video. My technique needs some work, but it was fun… http://www.transitionturning.com/video/TMBowl.wmv

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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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