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My Mobile Assembly/Outfeed Table and First Video

01-15-2018 04:11 AM by YesHaveSome | 2 comments »

I had always wanted to get into woodworking and video. For woodworking, space/time/money was always the big roadblocks for me. For video, I didnt really know have anything I wanted to shoot. When I got into woodworking in the beginning of 2017 I figured the two paired nicely. I’ve been in the website/digital industry for the past 10 years and also have a background as a CAD jockey. Woodworking, plans, video and website all seem to go together quite nicely so I figured I’d start a ...

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Logs to Lumber #1: Building a Solar Kiln

01-07-2018 09:40 PM by JohnMcClure | 1 comment »

The project started with a big aluminum box. It’s a jobsite toolbox in a size my employer no longer requires. The box is roughly 6ft long, 3ft deep and 32” high. First I painted it with a dark flat metal primer. Then I built an angled upper portion from OSB.Good to have a helper!The angle of the roof should be equal to your N lattitude, and facing south (if you’re north of the equator). 30 in my case. Trigonometry is very helpful here. And made a frame from ...

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Hand Tool Shootout | Preparing Rough Sawn Lumber by Hand vs. the Machines

05-20-2017 06:06 PM by WoodWorkLIFE | 0 comments »

My usual routine is somewhat hybrid, I typically do the bulk of the removal of material with the jointer and planer, then square it up at my cross cut sled, and finally remove the scallops from the planer with a smoothing plane, and shoot the ends to final dimensions to fit. But for the purpose of demonstration, I prepared these two overly dry (20 years in a barn) air dried Walnut by hand and then with my machines to see how long each process took. End of the day 7 minutes with the machin...

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Easy Made Winding Sticks

01-07-2017 12:02 AM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 1 comment »

Winding sticks are a great addition to the handtool world for squaring rough cut lumber. You can make any width you want or keep multiple lengths. In this video I take a log, destined for the fire place, and turn it into a set of winding stick. Check out the video and make sure to subscribe for more woodworking.

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Wooden Alaskan Chainsaw Mill V2.0 #1: Google Sketchup and Design

01-05-2017 10:28 PM by TObenhuber | 0 comments »

Alaskan Chainsaw Mill V2.0 is going to be a follow on to the review I posted around this time last year. It seems to have been fairly liked considering it now shows up on Google within the first page of search results. Just type in “Chainsaw Mill” into Google and you will see it within a scroll or two. I’ll thank you all on Lumberjocks for that. Note: some of the images are large but if you right click on them and “Open image in new tab.” You will be able to see...

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Getting large black oak tree removed - looking for someone wanting wood

07-07-2016 12:10 PM by nita | 16 comments »

I was told that it would be best to remove my large old black oak tree, but I’d like to find someone that could use the wood for woodworking or firewood. I’m getting quotes from tree trimmers to remove it. It currently has one limb that snapped off from the top that is hanging down and needs removal.

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Videos by HuckD #22: Garden / Shop Stool

06-01-2016 06:59 PM by HuckD | 5 comments »

A simple stool I made to help with my knee and back problems. https://youtu.be/CoE9zvhxwdA

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Oak Storage Bench #2: Stock Preparation

02-02-2016 09:44 PM by ThomasLightle | 2 comments »

I prefer getting my wood in the rough for two reasons: The first reason is the cost. Rough lumber is incredibly cheaper than 4-side finished wood. The other reason is flexibility. I am able to “find” the best part of the board in the rough lumber whereas, if your wood is pre-finished, you are stuck with what you get.So here is my workflow: LayoutRough lengthRough WidthJoint 1 face and 1 edgeFinal width + 1/16” Joint to final widthPlane to final thicknessFinal lengthLet me...

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In the begining...

01-14-2016 02:33 PM by Jeff2016 | 3 comments »

A real wood working shop, something I have always wanted. However, time, money and location have yet to be on my side. While no stranger to wood and the useful/ wonderful things you can create from it, most of my working life to this point has meant portable tools loaded into a company van parked out front of the house.That’s how I have fed my wonderful better half and our 5 kids.That era has ended, and the modest “storage shed” I hastily built a few years ago is about to be...

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Home Made Alaskan Mill #1: Take one on Alaskan Mill I made

01-08-2016 09:57 PM by Will Merrit | 0 comments »

So I have been bit by the woodworking bug. The evolution to the point where this blog comes in has taken a relatively short time. I have always wanted a shop for my various handy-man tools and such but back in March of 2015 around the birth time of my 3rd daughter I got sucked into woodworking. I cannot really explain how it started as I believe the desire had always been there just had never reached the combustion point. My wife and I decided we would save our $$ over the summer while wo...

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