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Desk Build #5: Installing Drawer Slides

09-13-2010 04:53 PM by Huckleberry | 5 comments »

In this episode I go over the installation of the drawer slides. It is very important to remember that the width of you drawer box is the key to a successful slide installation.

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Picture Frames #1: its a start

09-07-2010 03:15 AM by Camper | 0 comments »

I had asked about a recommendation for what wood to use for these picture frames in another post . Finally got some walnut and started it this weekend. Started out with 2 3-4”-8’ boards from which I cut out 3 36” long pieces. I need to make 3 frames which are 12”x18” and around 1.5” wide. Figuring 12” was too short to plane, I decided 36” would be manageable size and each piece would give me one frame when I cut the ends with snipe off. Since...

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Handy Farm Devices ~ and How to Make Them

09-06-2010 07:05 PM by RonPeters | 3 comments »

I found this site while perusing a survival site. There is some good ancient information here. Enjoy! http://journeytoforever.org/farm_library/device/devices2.html

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Super Duper Sled #1: The Sketchup Plans

09-04-2010 08:25 AM by AttainableApex | 11 comments »

Well here is my latest sled design. This sled is a combination of many sleds that i have seen in the past. One sled that really influenced it, is the super sled by john nixon at eagle lake woodworking. I like the t track on the sled part (the sheet part) but i am going to use real t track. I also liked the t track on top of the fence, which i incorporated, but it stops there. This sled should be able to do just about everything. You can cut 45’s ( blade tilting at 45 deg ) and every o...

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Milling Weekend LJ event - Murchison, NZ #5: final - Forest bounty

09-02-2010 02:28 AM by daltxguy | 16 comments »

As the last post to the milling weekend, here is the haul from the weekend, stacked and now air drying. Starting MC is well above readable range on my moisture meter, therefore in excess of 45%, so very ‘green’. All told, about 40 bd ft of pine. Not an extraordinary amount but it does represent the first self milled lumber from my own trees, so it is a milestone. With 50 acres of harvestable plantation pine, surely the tip of the iceberg of what is possible!

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Desk Build #4: Episode 10 - Drawer Box Construction

09-01-2010 09:56 PM by Huckleberry | 0 comments »

As we continue on in our build we get to where we need to build the boxes for our drawers. I run through it and explain about setting up for the drawer slides.

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Surfacing panels with a Router.

09-01-2010 03:57 AM by Bearpaw | 7 comments »

I am in the process of building two end tables for my youngest daughter that just married. The project is built from soft maple and each table requires three panels for the top and shelves. I edged and glued the panels, but I needed to level them and make the shelf panels 5/8” thick. These panels are about 15” x 22 1/2”. I am not that good with hand planes, have a thickness planer that large or the time. So like most of my projects, I have to build a jig. First, I made a ...

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Milling Weekend LJ event - Murchison, NZ #4: Day #2 photos

08-29-2010 11:33 AM by daltxguy | 3 comments »

Yesterday rain moved in late in the day and rained all night but cleared in the morning. Unfortunately that left the steep track to the beech forest impassable due to clay mud, despite serious mud chains on the 4wd. The plan was adjusted to do a local walk to view some intact native lowland forests. We visited some massive examples of Kahitakea, Matai, Miro, Red beech and silver beech. Then it was off for a leisurely hot brown beverage at the local River’s cafe before going back to...

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Milling Weekend LJ event - Murchison, NZ #3: Day 1 photos

08-28-2010 01:07 PM by daltxguy | 2 comments »

Some photos of day 1 – milling a pine log. Today we cut a section of the windblown pine, dragged it into place (literally), setup the mill and everyone had a go at cutting a few pieces of wood. Not a lot of pieces of wood but the point was for everyone to have a go and to mix up the types and sizes of cuts for practice and instruction and for fun. Only 1 mishap when the poorly balanced ( and grossly undersized trailer of mine) bounced off of the hitch from an underperforming hitch l...

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Milling Weekend LJ event - Murchison, NZ #2: Updates, blogs and links

08-24-2010 11:57 PM by daltxguy | 0 comments »

Lots of preparations for our milling event. People: Fellow LJ Craig Ambrose from Motueka will also be joining us. Craig is a keen woodworker who has recently moved nearby to Mot to live in a new intentional community (Atamai). We now have 4 ( out of 6 ) LJers attending making this an LJ event and Martin was kind enough to list on the LJ events calendar. Forest track: I had contracted a local roadworks company to upgrade the forest track. Unfortunately like any good reliable builder (...

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