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Bowling Alley table #1: What to do, what to do ...

08-10-2011 02:05 AM by jsol | 13 comments »

WHAT TO DO, WHAT TO DO … for a while now, i’ve been wanting to set up a graphic design studio in my house. about 15 months ago, following the birth of our son, i got that opportunity and i’ve been dedicating lots of time getting it all situated. the one item that i’ve been missing is a good desk, and i have to say, it’s brought my studio to a grinding halt. that was until last week, when i happened upon two 4’x4’ sections of bowling alley lane (of...

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Starting My Business #3: and I am milling, and I am milling, milling, and milling

08-06-2011 09:19 AM by ChrisCrafts | 9 comments »

In my never ending quest to make 250 end grain cutting boards, I find myself milling quite a bit of stock. Attempting to keep some sort of order in the manufacturing process. I have cut most the boards down to 1”- 3” strips anywhere from 2’-4’ long. I then glue like strips together. So far I have 6 of laminated boards. Later on, once I laminated all of my stock, I will begin the crosscutting and re-laminating process. Then all the boards will take a dip in Walnut oi...

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Workbench #1: New workbench getting started

08-05-2011 04:02 AM by MedicKen | 6 comments »

Now that I have a table saw again its time to get going on a few projects. First on the list is a new workbench. It will be solid maple that I picked up from fellow LJ, John Ormsby a little over a year ago. John had some really nice 8/4 kiln dried maple at a good price so I came with about 500bf. More than enough for a bench. I pulled some of the maple out today and got started milling it up for the legs. The wood was nice and flat and really didn’t need to be jointed. So, I didnR...

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52 Weeks #30: Blanks and time with my daughter

08-01-2011 04:24 AM by clieb91 | 2 comments »

Greetings all, Well I did not yet complete the project I was talking about last week because I got myself a little sidetracked. I was able to spend time in the shop most of Friday and the weekend. On Friday I began preparing to make some more pens. Ordered a good number of pen kits online and can’t wait for them to arrive. I am planning to provide most of my own blanks from wood I have collected. So with a little help from my Jointer and bandsaw I got a small batch of pieces to start with… ...

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My Ultimate Workbench Build #7: Trials and tribulations in sliding dovetail end caps...

07-28-2011 05:37 AM by RS Woodworks | 17 comments »

Hmmm… well I posted blog entry #6 this morning, and as of this moment it shows 158 views, but not a single comment! I’m either boring you all with too much detail and my mindless blathering, or I just have such a small following on this blog that all two of you were busy today…. Haha! Well I will continue at any rate, as I’m sure somebody who cares will run across this someday. ;) I decided after dry fitting the legs into their mortises to continue working on the...

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My Ultimate Workbench Build #6: Planing, and chopping mortises...

07-27-2011 04:57 PM by RS Woodworks | 5 comments »

Well it’s been a little bit since my last blog, but here is what I’ve been able to get done in the shop over the past little bit. I last left with a freshly glued up top, and a question on what timbers to use for the legs. Well I decided to use the four maple beams I had for the legs. Even though two of them contain the pith, and some rather large cracks, I would rather have that then 3 different types of wood that looked only slightly better, so maple it is. After the top w...

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Chi Omega Dorm Room #8: Completion Round two

07-25-2011 01:24 PM by Chris Davis | 3 comments »

I wanted to post about finishing the largest single project I’ve done to date. I haven’t posted any many updates on the progress. When I was putting a title to this block, I noticed I already had a series Chi Omega Dorm Room. This was the last biggest project that I built 2 years ago. So the 7 post before this one is the build for that job and not the new one, but the beds are the same, just more of them this time. Two years ago I had 10 singles and 7 bunk beds for a total o...

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Speaker Stands #1: Day 1

07-24-2011 08:04 AM by SoCalDJ | 2 comments »

Well today I started the project. I needed to make some speaker stands for my surround channels. I thought the options online were either stupidly expensive ($500 for some 4/4 Walnut really stands, Really?) or just ugly so I decided to make my own. I took inspiration from our new couch and used the baseball stitching in the leather to create design with contrasting walnut and maple. Today I spent the day milling the lumber (Just got a new old jointer :), Bridgewood 6”) and ...

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From tree to lasting memory #7: design a simple solar kiln

07-24-2011 12:00 AM by gpastor | 7 comments »

Would it be funny if I said “I am a little green when it comes to drying wood” or ” I think my wood has an ear infection, it equilibrium is off” It sounded funny in my head, oh well. Like milling logs, drying them is all new to me. I have found there is no shortage of good informatiom on drying wood from Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wood_drying to books like Fine woodworking on wood and how to dry it http://www.amazon.com/Wood-How-Fine-Woodworking-Edi...

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If you knew Sushi.... #2: A blank and two bowls...

07-23-2011 10:44 AM by degoose | 10 comments »

Here is the blank of maple and purple heart… remember this is Queensland Maple and not the maple you get maple syrup from… I have two dipping bowls and I am not sure which one will be right for the Sushi Board… Number one is square sided and deeper… Number two is divided into two sections and has rounded corners but is shallow.. I intend to curve the ends and using dowels attach the curved handles … maybe purple heart… What do you think?

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