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"Trash into Treasures" or, "Learning Basic Woodworking Through Salvage and Repair"

06-14-2011 10:52 PM by BobTheFish | 4 comments »

As a bare bones woodworker strapped for cash and lacking in tools, there is no better way to get your foot in the door than refinishing and repair. And there’s no better source for raw materials than digging through the trash on town-wide cleanup days. Though it may seem a bit “undignified” to the average woodworker, collecting old furniture on its way to the landfill and giving it new life, is not without its own skill set. Through this practice, one can, with truly mini...

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So you think you can go pro ? :) #9: Hens and Biddies

06-13-2011 06:01 AM by sawblade1 | 1 comment »

Good evening LJ’ This weeks subject is about bidding or Job cost not only from a professional standpoint, but from a hobby point if you want to build or asked to build cabinets :) One of the most annoying things I hate to do is bids for a cabinet(s) a lot of work from design to final finish choicesOne of my secret weapons is a free cabinetware program it will take you about 4.5 hours to learn and set up but will save you countless hours in headache of bidding :) I will post a link at...

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Minature Bud Vase

06-12-2011 12:45 PM by AlexHarris | 3 comments »

Hey LJ just posting a recent video I did on making a tiny bud vase I make from Australian Red wood. The shape is not perfect but it looks nice because of its size. Enjoy!

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My "Bucket List" #12: Segment Four Part Two- Almost done assembling

06-12-2011 05:07 AM by therookie | 1 comment »

Well today was an extremley busy day my dad and I went and did a tree clean up job for a guy in my scout troop. We hauled out 2 mounded 8’ x 16’ trailer loads of box elder and I got some pretty nice wood but thats a later blog. When we were all done with the tree and had everything cleaned up I got to get back to work on my WorkBench. So I put the end aprons on, made the clamp bars and got the holes drilled in them notched them out and put the slots in the bench top pieces and ...

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06-11-2011 06:25 AM by AkBob | 6 comments »


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All American

06-10-2011 08:49 PM by Transition | 5 comments »

I have decide to turn only reclaimed, American woods. I’m doing this for several reasons:1) There are trees that we pass, and largely ignore, everyday. Turning this wood gives me a chance to reintroduce myself and others to to this amazing world. I love the outdoors, and I go hiking, exploring, and “wood hunting” with my son quite often. I want to be able to point to a tree and tell him what it is. But as I’ve started trying to identify the species of wood that I&...

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Framed Fossils #1: Trilobite Fossil in oak frame with bronze accents photo blog

06-09-2011 12:27 AM by Dan'um Style | 10 comments »

There is a man in my town that has a private museum. He has hundreds and hundreds of items, all in display cases with custom spot lighting … the whole nine yards. A for-real rich guy. Well anyway he hurt his back and is in a wheel chair, is getting old, downsizing etc. He put up an eBay auction for a few fossils and because he had such a new eBay number, no one bid on his objects much. I bought a couple pieces before he gave up selling on eBay.......Frame is white oak and is 16 inches a...

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Took my other half to Woodcraft yesterday

06-07-2011 07:10 PM by crank49 | 6 comments »

Well, we had about an hour to kill before we went to dinner to celebrate our 40th anniversary. She had never been in a Woodcraft store before, so it seemed appropriate to me. After all, life is just a journey, new discoveries, etc. Then, after dinner I presented her with the keys to her new wood fence I have been building around the back yard for the last month. What? You think I’m a cheap skate? Hey, I gave her the keys to her new Ford Expedition last week. This was just the icing o...

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Bargin Deals and Steals #1: Diablo Blades

06-07-2011 04:48 AM by Cornductor | 9 comments »

Today after work I had to run a honey do list at the big box store for charcoal. As I was browsing the isles looking and gawking at various tools, then the moment happened. On an end cap I saw a Fathers Day special on 7 1/4” 24 tth Diablo saw blades 2 for $10.00. No wait this can’t be happening this is way to good of a deal for such good blades. After the initial shock I remember reading a recent blog on the 7 1/4” blades on a table saw and thought what the hell why not. ...

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Nifty laser use

06-06-2011 02:51 AM by swirlsandburls | 4 comments »

I am working on a commission project that required me to make a rather large hollow cylinder. It needed to be 9” in diameter with a 1/2” wall thickness, and about 11 inches long. The client wanted to use Jatoba, which I could only get in lumber, so I glued up an octagon to work from. That part as well as cutting the OD was simple, but hollowing out the interior was a challenge. I decided to set up my Jamieson deep hollowing rig, and then realized that I could also set ...

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