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Woodworking For Therapy #4: LEARNING NEW THINGS DAILY BUILDS STRONG MINDS

229 days ago by Steve Kreins | 4 comments »

Just this weekend I learned several new things about woodworking. It’s been a blessing for this old dog to learn new tricks. I don’t have anyone here to give me hands on lessons, so I’m counting on my new friends here at LJ. I bet you would like to know what I learned. Glad you asked, now laugh if you want, because I like making people smile. #1 I learned that my circular saw doesn’t make 90 degree cuts, because it was off by about 10 degrees. I figured that of I...

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Woodworking For Therapy #2: WOW! Fast results!

232 days ago by Steve Kreins | 17 comments »

A week ago I had to take a nap every afternoon and spent much of my day sitting on my butt reading, watching TV and surfing the net. Zero energy had become my new normal. Oh, I had a legitimate excuse, ”Well, I have cancer. What do you expect?” Then my wife bought me a miter saw and suggested woodworking. Wow! I never would have thought this would have a such a fast positive effect on my energy and mental well being! I joined LJ, got some great advice right away, and some very enc...

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Starting the Journey #1: Crossing the Line

239 days ago by Tommy Evans | 5 comments »

I might have crossed a line today. I had picked up a Kunz #80 scraper for $7.50 and a Sargent 409 for $12 at an auction a couple of weeks ago. There was a real nice Stanley #5 but it sold for $65 and I do have one of those. I tried out the scraper yesterday after learning which was the front. Turns out I’m a puller, not a pusher. All it would do is make a tiny pile of sawdust from the left end of the blade. Figured today would be a good time to learn setting up the #80, so...

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Just for Fun #6: Wood (A comedic sketch)

366 days ago by ScottShaeffer | 6 comments »

Just a fun way I decided to celebrate being a wood worker.

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Craftsman Style Frame - part 1

460 days ago by bigchopperoo | 4 comments »

I posted a picture of a Craftsman Style Frame i made and i thought if anyone was interested, i have a two part video series of how i did it. The main jointery is the use of a half lap. It’s a simple and yet strong joint. I decided to show how to make it using both power tools and hand tools. Hope you enjoy it.chad stanton

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Cope & Stick

559 days ago by bigchopperoo | 7 comments »

Since I did a video how to fit inset doors, I thought maybe I should take a step backwards and show how to make a simple cope and stick cabinet door. Hope you enjoy the video, especially the ending.:-)

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Don't you wish you were me!!!

730 days ago by lilredweldingrod | 18 comments »

Isn’t it nice to have a friend visit? And it is even better to have a visit from one of the most talented from Lumber jocks! We (actually I do a lot of watching) have been making Momma happy with some new cabinets to store medical supplies for our son that is bed-ridden. My family life has improved due to his generosity. We do a lot of visiting and have several neighbors over to enjoy his company too. The neighborhood is finding him just as much a part of their family as we have.Two yea...

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lincoln illinois Art & balloon fest

795 days ago by jackmaster | 0 comments »

the lincoln illinois Art and Balloon fest is just around the corner The Lincoln Art and Balloon Festival will be held August 26, 27, & 28! There is still time to get involved. Crafters and woodworker’s come and enjoy the family fun and hot air balloons.

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Perfect Fitting Dado

838 days ago by bigchopperoo | 10 comments »

Have you ever struggled with the different sized plywoods and making dados that fit perfect. Well here is an eay way to make PERFECT fitting dados.

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2011 Bodega Bay Boat Building Competition

1187 days ago by Dan Lyke | 8 comments »

I’m a member of the awesome Sonoma County Woodworkers Association. Every time I go to a meeting, I kick myself for every meeting I’ve missed, because skill and knowledge demonstrated and transferred by the participants is amazing. A few years ago, there was a meeting at West County Design at which Craig Collins raved about the Bodega Bay Fish Fest Wooden Boat Challenge. This is a competition in which you’re given: 2 sheets of 3/8” x 4’ x 8’ plywood 12 pieces of 1”...

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