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Machinist Toolcart #2: Measure twice, Cut Once, then measure twice again, and cut once more.

06-20-2011 04:14 PM by PurpLev | 12 comments »

Its been a while since the previous post mostly because I wasn’t sure I was happy with the original design. I went to the local lumber supplier that carries mahogany plywood and bought the 3/4” material for the carcass and baking. While there I had them cut the 1/2 full sheet to 2 halves (2 quarter sheets) so it’ll be easier for me to transport with my car (don’t have a large truck anymore). With the 2 pieces now sitting in the garage, the original design seemed ...

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Just for Fun... #50: Wow, Fifty?!

06-15-2011 02:12 PM by littlecope | 15 comments »

When I started the “Just for Fun” series, I never thought that I could keep it going this long!! But here I am at my fiftieth “Fun-type” blog… Many Thanks to all of you, for the encouragement and interest my Friends!!To my astonishment, You have made this the third “Most Discussed” blog series on Lumberjocks!!And now, back to the Fun… We left off last time with the latest box freshly parted, top from bottom, and awaiting sanding… The sa...

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My first wood GLOAT!

06-15-2011 01:42 PM by free2beadd | 7 comments »

I found an old cabinet and door maker about 20 miles from me who had stored shorts and remnants from 20+ years of carpentry. Think of a dozen solid walnut and mahogany doors before glue up in a crate. All pieces are 1.25 inches thick planed and straight as an arrow. Don’t have a bf calculation yet but it will be years of wood for smaller projects. :) He as about 100 of these crates if anyone is interested…arlington, TX.

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Tree growth "vortex"

06-13-2011 08:13 AM by tswoodwizard | 3 comments »

OK, maybe all of my wood-tec type friends out on LJ,s can help me figure this out. I’ve allways been fascinated with the dynamics of curing and drying wood after the harvesting process. One to overcome is of cource the growth vortex that occures in some species and not in others. One question I have is this, Is there a right-hand vortex that occures above the equator as opposed to a left hand one bellow the equator? When a tree wiggles and struggles up out of the grownd, It also “...

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Just for Fun... #49: Ever Forward...

06-07-2011 11:33 PM by littlecope | 14 comments »

If you recall, I left off in the last episode with two panels cut to size for the latest box…The plan is to make simple raised panels out of these with the table saw. At first, I was thinking of trying this a different way, involving a sliding board, with the pieces seriously clamped to it… but I didn’t have the right board handy, and was too lazy to knock together an elaborate jig…So I went with the way I’ve been doing it, with the “Tall” fence and a...

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Machinist Toolcart #1: Design

06-03-2011 09:12 PM by PurpLev | 20 comments »

Shortly After completing the toolbox that was posted here: I realized that I’ll need some setup to hold the larger tool/components/etc as it just won’t fit into the small toolbox. I looked around at kennedy, snap-on, and other similar toolcarts and they are either too big or too $$$ for me, so I figured I might as well build something that would match the toolbox. After debating several design ideas, I think I’m going to go with the ‘simple’ plywood carcass w...

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Just for Fun... #48: Of Box Panels and Getting Sidetracked...

06-03-2011 04:18 AM by littlecope | 12 comments »

Today I had some spare time and managed to get a little bit of work done on the next part of my latest box, the raised panels…If you recall, I had procured a couple of Oak drawer sides from my folk’s house, and given them a quick, rough sanding…Next was to size them… I first squared them on one side, clamped up the box sides, then took a size from them for the width… It was then a simple matter, to transfer the size to the saw… and cut them to width… ...

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Making a frame for a pair of ca.1900 J.B. OWENS scarab tiles #6: Patinated Green Scarab tile Mahogany Leather Brass Nails photo blog

05-29-2011 07:03 AM by Dan'um Style | 8 comments »

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Cranky Sailor Workshop - The retirement chest #1: Initial Stages

05-23-2011 06:43 PM by DynaBlue | 1 comment »

One of my prior Command Master Chiefs flattered my by requesting I build his retirement present, a ‘sea chest’ which would hold not only his shadowbox but also his collection of challenge coins and uniform items. We discussed general plans a few times until I showed him a nice blanket chest from a 2010 Woodworker’s Journal. He wasn’t sure about the arched configuration at first but after reflection it grew on him and I was underway! I love quartersawn oak but ...

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Just for Fun... #47: At Last...

05-22-2011 01:00 AM by littlecope | 16 comments »

So anyway, when I was last in the shop I left off here… an unfinished urn…And there it sat… and sat… never to be finished???Older Brother Steve is gone now… and at peace. He’ll have no use for it…Younger Brother Scott called and asked me to give him a hand, moving furniture and things out of Steve’s place a couple of weeks ago… I arrived a little early, in the rain, feeling a little low… But, whatever your beliefs, you have to admit ...

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