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Making a Leather Cuff for Men

62 days ago by Heavy | 0 comments »

For years I searched for some nice leather cuff but I always was disappointed by the lack of any good ones. So I decided to make one. I used grey, brown and black leather along with some really nice metal rivets. It took me about 8 hours to finish it fully by hand and I tried to show that as best as I could on the video. http://youtu.be/2vK7Dw054

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A new and interesting way to buy and sell woodworking plans.

657 days ago by NewEnglandsWoodWorks | 0 comments »

A new and interesting way to buy and sell woodworking plans has just come to the woodworking world. Its called Saw Tooth Ideas and it is a website where woodworkers can buy plans for projects or sell plans they made. Read more about it here: http://www.newenglandswoodworking.com/saw-tooth-ideas/

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Concept Sketch: President Barak Obama Carved Bust Top Political Figure Collector Cane

2146 days ago by Mark A. DeCou | 13 comments »

Another short Blog entry to post a concept sketch of a President Barak Obama Walking Cane. This cane design has been inspired by several historical examples of Election and Political Figure “Bust Top” collector walking canes. I have another design I’m working on the concept sketch for with an “Abraham Lincoln Bust Top” walking cane, and he’s deceased, and so that can not be determined as “politics”, just art. Ha. thanks for looking,Mark ...

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A Scrimshaw Art Journey: What it is & How to Do it; Five Simple Steps to Success

2444 days ago by Mark A. DeCou | 17 comments »

A Scrimshaw Art Journey: A Lumberjock’s “Short Version” of the Techniques for Decorating a Powder Horn by: Mark A. DeCouwww.decoustudio.com (This writing, photos, and artwork are protected by copyright by M.A. DeCou 2007-2010, all rights reserved, please ask permission before using any part or component.) =============================== UPDATE 9-25-2012:This past summer I had four students at the John C. Campbell Folk School class on Powder Horn Building and Scr...

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Going Pro Part 2: Are you a Pioneer? You'll Need that Spirit.

2482 days ago by Mark A. DeCou | 11 comments »

Going full time at working with your woodworking tools is quite a daunting task. It was, and still is for me. I get quite a few emails, visitors, and phone calls from other folks, so I know it is daunting for everyone that considers it. I try to be honest with them, about the cost and benefits. I have given out some bits and pieces of my “Pioneering Spirit” sermon over the past months to various individuals, but never all in one place before. So, I decided this morning to...

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Going Pro Part 1: Are you so Impassioned you can't stand it? Did you Consider........

2482 days ago by Mark A. DeCou | 14 comments »

Over in the Forum, there is a question about Going Pro with woodworking, and what should be considered. The Forum Writer stated to “be honest.” I decided to post my comments there, and then also as a Blog Post. It will be easier for me to find my own comments later, and to document the thoughts as a Blog. Just a few misc., and random thoughts, as I don’t have much time this morning 1) Full time is so different than part-time, or hobby woodworking, that there isn’t any c...

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Logo for the club that Don should be President of

2500 days ago by Douglas Bordner | 32 comments »

I present to you… a tiny little division of Lumberjocks.com — but mighty. I account myself as a member.

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Jigs #2: Multi Position Jigs

2555 days ago by Lee A. Jesberger | 17 comments »

Making better use of you time includes making jigs that can be used in different ways, or positions. The first series of photos show the jig used to cut the dovetail slot into the post, to receive the legs. This had a knob to tighten to prevent the post from spinning. The second set of photos were the jig for carving the post. This too, proved to be very helpful. It has boards on the back side that fit snugly over my bench top, while held tight in the vise. On the e...

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WWND- What would Niki do? #2: Mitered foot jig for small boxes

2571 days ago by Douglas Bordner | 4 comments »

This is the jig that really should have been the first of the series. I have to lay out the story a bit. Let’s just say that I am 3-D challenged. I started off to make a batch of mitered feet for jewelry boxes. I used the table saw and jointer to make a long strip of wood with a 45° chamfer on one edge, about 36” long x 3” wide x .5” thick. I laid out the edge opposite the chamfer with an approximate 30° taper, each foot section about three inches long. Having cut each...

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Anyone want Cedar Wood?

2587 days ago by Mark A. DeCou | 2 comments »

The other day I posted a couple of projects where I used some reddish-white wood, that we around here call “Cedar.” I don’t know what the species name is, some say Western Red, some Say Eastern Red, so I don’t know for sure. I received enough interest on the wood type from commenters to the project and emails,, that I did some checking around, and I found a local source for this red/white cedar wood with the aromatic smell if anyone is interested in it. It would c...

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