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This week in the shop: Project Paralysis

11-17-2017 03:49 AM by Woodbutchery | 1 comment »

So I’m working on Christmas presents and making progress on that, and I’ve finished several small projects that keep the wife happy and make living just a tiny bit easier. With all that productivity and project finishing, where does the paralysis come in? Four years ago, almost to the day, I received several board feet of what I thought was mahogany but might actually be sapele. It was my first (and so far only) wood gloat . It didn’t take me long to figure out what I ...

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The Quest for a Better Bench #1: Where I started and where we’re going...

10-23-2017 03:27 AM by PlanBWoodworks | 0 comments »

Workbenches. We all have them. We all love them. Are we ever satisfied with them? Probably not. Or at least, I’m not. I guess to fully appreciate my current journey, you should know where I began. I don’t think that I have a photo of my very first workbench. At least, not one readily available. However, I can paint the picture verbally. I wanted to start reloading. For those of you who are unfamiliar, reloading is building your own bullets. This was back around 2010 or so. Anyone who is a...

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This week in shop: funny thing

06-23-2017 04:22 AM by Woodbutchery | 0 comments »

Spent a time this evening finishing up some clamping cauls. Wasn’t I doing that last time? I was. Shop projects move as they will. More to the point, I was determined to follow my “practice with purpose” habit. It’s a new habit, and like most new habits, especially the good ones, it requires concentration and time and concentration. If you don’t remember (and why, REALLY, would you?), last time I wrote about how the clamping cauls I ended up with really see...

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HHWW: Learning Resources #1: Turn of the Century (1900's) Trade and Crafts Books

07-20-2015 12:23 PM by Ted Ewen | 6 comments »

Just stumbled upon this online resource, and thought it would be of value, so here it is:http://chestofbooks.com/home-improvement/index.html#.VazktfmqpBd This is an online collection of (seemingly) full text volumes, many from the early 1900’s. The range of subjects is astounding, and the number of volumes available is quite exciting. It’s not just trades and crafts either. Here are the subject headings from the Home Improvement section:—- An ultimate Do It Yourself co...

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It Starts With a Workbench #5: Get this thing off the ground... with a vengeance

07-04-2015 10:20 PM by DocTux | 1 comment »

Started off working on my saw horses. I definitely appreciated the advice to build a saw bench, but it was going to be significantly more involved than the extremely basic set of stacking saw horses I did build. Plus it can’t stack, which was a huge detractor. I will likely build one later on, but probably not until I have a functional bench in place. This was the first time I had ever used a handsaw and attempted to do more than a rough cut to fit oversized studs in the back of my truck. It ...

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Dave Plays with Wood Turning #2: Honey Dipper/Potato Masher

12-21-2014 01:50 AM by Dave Rutan | 2 comments »

Fooling around this evening, I cut off a length of maple that the road crew lopped off our curbside tree a few years ago and put it on my turning set up. Having recently watched a few videos on the ‘This Woodwork’ channel, nee ‘The Teen Woodworker’, I decided to try making a honey dipper. It’s still a little rough. When I showed my wife she said it was huge. Oh well. It was just an experiment anyway.

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Woodworking For Therapy #5: Learning By Mistakes

12-26-2013 03:06 AM by Steve Kreins | 7 comments »

This past week I learned a great deal from my mistakes. I’m glad I have a good scrap pile. Some of the things I learned were, while making practice cuts, with my new compound miter saw. First the laser guide is handy, but not accurate. I tried to find an adjustment but there isn’t one. It’s slightly off by different amounts depending on the angle of the cut. I learned that if I eye ball with the tip of the blade, with the saw not running, both at the front and rear of the...

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

12-16-2013 02:04 AM 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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Making progress - Making connections

08-06-2013 07:50 AM by JustaLilJoinery | 4 comments »

Hi all, I’m Jyl.I’m obviously new here and appreciate anyone who decides it is worthy of your time to read.I am a lover of wood, building, being creative and all things small. I came back to creating with wood (and other materials) because of a health issue. I’ve found that many other hobby-workers have also had this experience so you might notice that I mention it here and there. I will certainly try to not come off as a whiner but please understand as you get to know ...

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Ukulele No. 1 #1: gluing up the back

03-16-2013 04:39 AM by Justin M Schmidt | 2 comments »

I had this moment where it clicked – out of all the stupid hobbies and interests I’ve spread my attention so thin across, the one that really drives me and could be a career is definitely lutherie. I’ve always been into upgrading and repairing my own instruments, and working on friends’ gear. It’s also in my blood: That’s my paternal grandfather’s work. Unfortunately I never got to meet him as he died when my father was young. Still, just knowi...

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