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Wood Gloat - The never ending generosity of an LJ

1535 days ago by majeagle1 | 14 comments »

This weekend I had the wonderful opportunity to go visit Ira, “Rustfever”, in Central Calif and he bestowed upon me some pieces of the greatest selection of woods I have seen in a long time. After a tour of his fantastic shop, he proceeded to take me to several “pallets” of his collection of fine woods.After about 4 hours of “drooling” and acting like a “kid in a candy store” I selected the following: 8 boards of “Red Gum Eucalyptus...

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Router Table Gloat!! - Bosch RA1181

1536 days ago by Mark Whitsitt | 5 comments »

Going to have to write a review another time, but just wanted to gloat about the deal I made on the Bosch RA1181 benchtop router table at Home Depot I discovered that this item was being clearanced in my local store for $129 (regularly $179 – $190), plus I had (yet another) Harbor Freight 20% off any single item coupon, which HD honored (your mileage will vary…). So, I picked up a fairly nice starter table for $103 + tax. Plus, it’ll work great with my Bosch 1617EVSPK ...

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Found/Given Wood #2: 55kg of scribbly gum

1557 days ago by Broda | 3 comments »

Hey everyone,pretty good score this time (for me anyway) My dad and I were out looking for some turning wood this afternoon. We’d been looking for ages when I suggested we have a look up a track where we found THIS last time. Good suggestion…. this is what I took home- this one weighed about 15 kg (33 pounds) Saw for scale this one weighs about the same, but its a bit shorter the beast- this one’s under 2 ft but weighs 25kg (55 pounds) This was ...

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A journey into the workshop. #47: Great score, but not what I went in for...

1593 days ago by dbhost | 7 comments »

So my trip to Lowes today was originally intended to pick up a cedar 4×4, and potting soil for LOMLs flower pots, but instead I ended up with a lumber rack and about eight fence pickets… I know now would be time for me to explain… You see I want to build LOML a planter box from cedar, and I was planning on fence pickets, but they are usually over $3.00 per and not particularly clear etc… for Cedar pickets, so I was going to pick up a Cedar 4×4, resaw and plane i...

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Wood Gloat #1 Eucalyptus Tree

1806 days ago by scrappy | 7 comments »

Got on line last night and found a Firewood seller in my area. According to the web site, they were supposed to be open. Got off work a little earlier then normal so went to see if I could aquire a couple of pieces for turning. Add says fresh cut and seasoned wood available. Also: cedar, juniper, mesquite, pine, oak, pecan, pear, ana apple woods available. They sell bundles from a full cord all the way down to “one fire size” bundles. Figured this would be a cheep way for me to...

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Wood Gloat #2: Do another, do another.

1814 days ago by degoose | 13 comments »

This afternoon went up to the workshop and dressed the rest of the short boards of NGR .. 44 to be exact all 5’ long. Only took a few minutes. LOLHere be the pictures of the boards as they were dressed and stickered as requested by Bob and Blkcherry. Still have around 40 odd longer lengths [ 8’] to dress for the entertainment unit and the two stationary cupboards.. also two book cases.

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Wood Gloat #1: New Guinea Rosewood.

1822 days ago by degoose | 23 comments »

Seems you all post when you find a good bit of stick.I bought a stack of New Guinea Rosewood, and when I dressed a bit of it this is what I found.

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Update to My - Preface to the Wood Gloat of the day

1858 days ago by Karson | 38 comments »

A month and 1/2 ago I posted Preface to my Wood Gloat where I blogged about some maple wood that I got from a sawmill in Delaware. I showed these logs that I saw in the sawmill back in Feb 2007. I asked the sawmill owner to cut of those logs for me. He said no he was going to keep them. Well today I got a phone call from the sawmill owner. He stated that he has closed the mill down and was going to go back to working masonry. I think that the economy and the lack of getting l...

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WARNING: Tool Gloat or Look what I found at the Flea Market

1871 days ago by CoolDavion | 9 comments »

I was at the flea market today, looking for a couple tings in mind, and I found one that I was looking for. A Stanly Baily No.6 w/ Sweetheart Blade. This joins the others that I currently have: Front to back:Stanly Block PlaneUnknow “Made in the USA” from my uncleCorrugated Side Craftsman PlaneStanly Baily No. 6 I’ve a couple projects in mind to put the new aquisition to work on, so stay tuned.

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Work(shop) in Progress #9: so, what's the plane?

1884 days ago by PurpLev | 28 comments »

I guess this is a tool gloat more than anything. I like hand planing boards, but sometimes, and especially when trying to get a board to a certain thickness (while keeping it straight) I just want to be able to throw the board through an infeed and automate that process. especially since I’m coming up with some projects that require large/long boards to be planed down. so, with a budget in mind, I keep an eye on craigslist from time to time. the only things I’ve seen in my p...

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