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My trip to the Log Yard

06-01-2016 02:59 AM by cpine | 6 comments »

I was able to made a trip out to a local sawyer and his log yard this last weekend. What a fun time this was! I bought a walnut log and had so much fun watching it be milled just like I wanted it. Buying the wood this way is a definite savings big time , but I do have to let it dry now. SO we wait! Video available to those who wish to see it. Thanks!!!!

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Desk with burn finish.

05-31-2016 03:19 AM by andyboy | 5 comments »

If you scratch around you will find part 1 and 2. This is part 3. Just wanted to show you’s (you) :) my burn finish. https://youtu.be/4pe1kF6gmqM

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Pole barn advice

05-29-2016 06:43 PM by ALB | 2 comments »

Hi everyone and thanks for the add! I am planning on building a 28×48 pole barn with 16 ft sidewalls with 8/12 cathedral ceiling trusses 4ft oc and wanted to know if this sounds like a good price that I got from my contractor?This includes one man door ,16×9 insulated high-end overhead garage door, 2-inch foam board under 4 inches of 4500 psi concrete floor with fiberglass mixed in and the outside to be covered with Hardie board/OSB/Housewrap and 28 gauge metal roof, vinyl soffits. The price ...

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Building a Bench Rest for Wood Turning #1: Genesis of the Idea and the Basic Design

05-29-2016 05:28 PM by RichCMD | 1 comment »

I am one of those people who have trouble standing for very long. Although I love woodturning, standing at the lathe for a long period can become very painful. A back support helps some, but even with the support I can still have problems. Taking ibuprofen can extend how long I can stand, but I dislike routinely taking it as it can be hard on the stomach. I first came upon the idea of using a bench rest in an article by Ernie Conover in the May/June 2014 issue of Woodworkers Journal...

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The Hand Saw Box!

05-23-2016 08:02 PM by ShaunMeighan | 0 comments »

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FyIz9J99YYc SO, I don’t have a bandsaw, but I really wanted to make a bandsaw box. I have a coping saw, so I decided to try and make o e using that! Enjoy!

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Use a piece of scrap wood to get 90 degrees while edge jointing by hand

05-21-2016 02:06 AM by Patrick | 4 comments »

This really helped me. Hope it helps you guys. I just screwed 2 pieces of wood together to form a right angle that my plane could rest and ride on while jointing. The result was 90 degrees dead on. Watch the video here.!https://s3.amazonaws.com/vs-lumberjocks.com/o7i91zj.jpg!

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Shop Organization #2: Quick and Easy Lumber Storage Rack

05-20-2016 05:10 AM by ThomasLightle | 1 comment »

I sold my old lumber storage solution which was… inelegant, to put it lightly. I am purposely storing this set of lumber outside, half because I ran out of room in my indoor storage, but also to have a bit of weathered wood handy, should the need arise. I went simple with this, using some pallet runners, I bored some holes at a slight angle ever so slightly undersized for the conduit pieces I had prepared as shelf supports. I then attached the wood brackets to the wall and hammered in...

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Shop stuff #51: Another short video.

05-18-2016 05:35 PM by JimDaddyO | 0 comments »

A quick tip to make you life easier now that gardening and planting season is here. I got this one in just over a minute and a half. View on YouTube

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Greene & Greene Magazine Rack - my "own" design #1: Basic design layout

05-16-2016 09:31 PM by Mike_D_S | 5 comments »

My wife has some books, magazines and a few other things she uses often and they tend to sit on the table or off to the side of where she normally sits to read. She asked me to build her a magazine stand in a similar style to the Aurora night stand I recently finished. So I took up the challenge to do something in a similar style which would have obvious visual ties to the Aurora table, but not a copy. I spent some time looking through my reference books and gathering my ideas. Then I d...

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Slow Days at the Shop. #10: New and Improved Tool Posts for my Tool Grinder

05-11-2016 11:32 PM by fatman51 | 2 comments »

Years ago, I bought a bench grinder at a discount import tool and surplus store that predated Harbor Freight stores. I was working on a very tight budget but I wanted a dedicated grinder for sharpening chisels and drill bits. This grinder is rather heavy with a cast iron base and the store owner let me take it out of the box to confirm that it ran smooth. It ran very smooth, in fact, and twenty dollars later I was at home repairing my chisels. All I have ever used this grinder for is sh...

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