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Generational Woodworking #1: Involving My Son

920 days ago by pastorglen | 6 comments »

A few weeks ago I was reading Kari Hultman’s blog over at The Village Carpenter blog where she encouraged woodworkers to involve others in woodworking. (The idea wasn’t original with her, but that’s where I found it.) I was a little late in hearing about it, but realized it was still a good idea. So this past week I had my 11 year old son in the shop. We drew some design ideas, picked out wood, cut some dovetails, selected stain color options, and worked on a project t...

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Progress of a self taught cabinet maker #5: Giving back

1229 days ago by RGtools | 10 comments »

I am to that point in my shop where I need to clear out old tools to make room for new better ones. For some time I have been neglecting this task because I possess the typical pack-rat gene that is inherent in most of us. The idea of a yard sale was appealing but I just have not gotten around to it, and my unused tools sat taking up space and collecting dust. Then when I was speaking to a coworker, I found out her young son likes to carve with his Swiss army knife but has not gotten any f...

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What did you say about my project???

2067 days ago by Tom Adamski | 47 comments »

As we all know, woodworkers are a prideful people. How many times have we toiled over a project, spending hours and hours just to get an “uh, that’s nice dear” from the spouse? Do they not realize the 4 hours I spent at the wood store to find that grain pattern? I’m sure you can understand…. That’s one of the reasons I see that we post our projects online. To have it evaluated (or at least appreciated) by our online peers here at lumberjocks is a self check tha...

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They called him Skip #1: A reminescence in one part, about my first woodworking influence. (With addendum)

2529 days ago by Douglas Bordner | 25 comments »

At the LA Coliseum grounds, circa 1942, prior to mustering out for North Africa with the 35th Infantry Division. Blame it on Ken Burns. I just have caught snippets of “The War” being shown on PBS. The poignant glimpses into the individual lives of men and women caught up in WWII has sparked memories of my personal war hero and my first wood-working mentor, my Father, Clark Edmond Victor Bordner. Although we buried my Dad 23 years ago this coming October 3rd (in blue jeans a...

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