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It Starts With a Workbench #3: Project: Get this thing off the ground

06-29-2015 11:43 PM by DocTux | 1 comment »

It seemed so simple when I thought about it, a workbench seemed like the perfect place to start my woodworking hobby, then from there I can easily figure out what tools I need to complete the job. As it turns out, you can’t exactly start with just a workbench. You need to get off the ground before you can get your hobby off the ground. First I really fussed over what type of bench I wanted to make. Well, that wasn’t very fruitful. I WANTED to make a bench that was 92” lon...

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Woodshop/Garage Build #1: Phase 1 - clearing lot

04-13-2015 12:44 AM by BMichs75 | 1 comment »

LJ’s,So I have been planning this shop/garage build since my wife and I purchased our first house last summer. I have been out of woodworking since then and, as my wife would attest, I have been really cranky not being able to make sawdust. The long winter here in Ohio has really taken its toll on me but has given me time to research a lot for the upcoming build. I have a background in residential construction when I was in high school (10 yrs ago) and have kept in touch with my old bos...

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The Saw #1: The Beginning

02-24-2015 11:17 PM by Mike C. | 4 comments »

Starting from complete scratch sounds like a daunting task as it will be full of mistakes. After much research, I decided on the Ridgid r4512 table saw to be my first. The first mistake I made was hurting my lower back getting this 268 pound monster in my VW hatchback. Once I got home, the question remained in my mind, “how am I going to get it out by myself?” Cut it out, thats what I did. After about an hour, it was out and my back was sore, but I was determined. The ta...

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The "Shed" #2: Dirtwork....augh.

10-26-2014 04:39 AM by Ty Sullivan | 0 comments »

After a few weeks of essentially doing nothing but research (including bugging my master electrician father inlaw) about how to NOT metaphorically shoot myself in the foot I finally broke ground on the electrical supply to the new shed. Graciously my father offered his tiller and his own back to help me get the trench dug and the 40 feet of main line put into it’s permanent location in just under four hours…no idea how long it would have taken without the now 24 year old tiller t...

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Help

09-14-2014 10:31 PM by BattleMints | 0 comments »

hi I am longtime woodworker but not a social media person. I have this great project that I need to get the word out on. just going to the site helps. sharing with friends helps more. any tips one how to get the word to spread would be welcomed. Thank you https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/318841465/battle-mints

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New To Lumberjocks

09-02-2014 12:34 AM by Dauphin | 13 comments »

New to Lumberjocks. Wanting to learn how to work with wood and make useful things or at least something that looks cool. I have a mechanical design and drafting background and I usually use 3D solid modeling software to make models for use in creating drawing packages. What can I expect from this site?

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My Beginning Days #4: Grizzly Tent Sale #1

05-20-2014 02:00 PM by Kaa162 | 8 comments »

I went to the Grizzly tent sale this weekend in PA. It was quite the experience. First, I spoke to a rep on the phone who suggested that I get there about an hour ahead of time… Try 2-3 hours. By the time we go there, there were at least 200 people in front of us. By the time the tent sale opened, the line was SUPER long. When the clock struck 8am, you have never witnessed a line move as fast as this one. We were so far back and yet it took seconds ...

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The Mario Chronicles #1: New to the Woodworking community

04-13-2014 03:15 PM by Mario | 6 comments »

Hello fellow woodworkers. My name is Mario. I am from the beautiful twin island nation of Trinidad and Tobago http://discovertnt.com. I am new to the art of woodworking. I have no formal training. My tools are limited but I am working on expanding my collection. I look forward to the opportunities to learn from the experiences of everyone in this community. In the words of Steve Ramsey; “there are no mistakes in woodworking only skill building opportunities.I have always admired those with th...

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Help out a new woodworker

03-08-2014 01:27 AM by mptap | 10 comments »

Hello to all lumberjocks! As the title says, I am pretty new to woodworking. I have a lot of questions about techniques, tools, and ideas for projects. It seems as one question gets answered another one peaks my interest. Right now I am interested in getting and learning how to use hand tools for joinery, planing, and the like. I don’t have a planer or really any good hand tools yet (I borrow my grandfather’s tools, but even his are limited in the hand tool department). My firs...

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My Beginning Days #1: Starting My Journey

12-11-2013 08:31 PM by Kaa162 | 3 comments »

So today I decided to start blogging about my journey. Not so that anyone would actually read it, but mostly as a way for me to look back and see where I started, assuming I get some place with the whole thing. If you read this, you should know a few things about me first… One, I am a school counselor by trade, so I have NO formal training in anything with my hands. What I know about the mechanics of things honestly could be put in a children’s book written and illustrated b...

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