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Walnut and Oak Entrance Shelf #2: Routing Template, Sanding

04-12-2011 08:07 AM by superstretch | 2 comments »

Tonight I was finally able to use the 1” flush trim bit I got at Lowes the other day and trim back the edge of the shelf top to the template. With the template removed: Finally, after getting the edges sanded and the rounded profile made more round (with my new Rikon 1” belt/5” disk sander), the top/edges/ends sanded with 400 grit, and a quick wet down (to raise grain and get some of the dust out of the walnut grain): Next up is making final cuts to the back...

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Nightstands #1: Preparation

01-07-2012 09:36 PM by John_G | 2 comments »

So i am embarking on my biggest and most involved project to date. My wife has wanted nightstands for our bedroom for quite awhile, and now that my shop is very well setup i’m going to give it a shot. We did alot of research for a design that we liked. Myself being a lover of all things G&G but my skill level being no where near what’s needed i had to comprimise. We settled on an A&C look that i began modifying. Being an architect by trade i was able to take an idea...

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shooting board #1: shooting board part1

03-21-2009 01:11 AM by kosta | 2 comments »

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GkvFVe7pP0w yo whats up everybody this is my first lumberjocks post my 18 episode on building a shooting board. In this video I go over how to cut and how a shooting board works. If you have not already built a shooting board watch this video I will show you easy to follow tips. Check back for the second part episode 19. you can visit my blog at www.kostasworkshop.blogspot.com to watch all my videos and read all my posts.You can subscribe at the bottom of th...

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Turning Gasoline into Lumber #1: Before you have lumber, you need to make timber.

07-01-2013 12:12 PM by Rock Run Bushcraft | 2 comments »

Not all wood comes from the hardware store or sawmill, some wood comes from your front lawn. New Chainsaw. We are freeing the caught-up 80 foot white oak inclined tree that came down in a storm. We are endeavoring to bring it to the ground safely. One cut down. Almost to the ground now. After we get it fully to the ground and bucked then we will be slabbing it out with the ganberg alaskan sawmill. We get an average of three trees down a year in our wooded lot. T...

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Out of the Gate

03-19-2012 05:49 PM by T. D. Reid | 2 comments »

Without haste I have started the Queen size Arts and Craft style bed that I promised my wife. I am using the plans from American Furniture Design http://www.americanfurnituredsgn.com/arts_and_crafts.htm and I plan to follow it up with the night stands and dressers. I guess a review of their plans will follow this build in a couple of weeks. Until mine is built here is a picture of the bed from the web site of what it is supposed to look like. I had purchased the wood for this build back in th...

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Need help with finishing Blanket chest

07-21-2010 11:08 PM by shopmania | 2 comments »

My brother and I have spent a good deal of time lately building a blanket chest our of quarter-sawn white oak. We have the inside lined with aromatic cedar (not fully installed yet, till after we put the finish on the rest of the project). I thought that I wanted to spray on the stain and the topcoat (was planning on polyurathane). I bought a turbine HVLP sprayer, the one from Rockler, which I wanted to get eventually anyway, b/c I keep reading/hearing that it puts a better finish on. I hav...

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CC's Book Case #2: Swapped boards for plywood and saved a bunch of $$$

06-10-2013 12:39 AM by SquintyPolock | 2 comments »

I posted this question and received a ton of great LJ responses! This web site is really awesome for getting good advice. http://lumberjocks.com/topics/50382 So, Craigslist looks like a great source for lumber, but I lack a jointer and planer. Next best thing was to return all the 1×12s to HD and bought a sheet of 3/4” plywood. The total lumber cost dropped from $265 to $115, which is much more palatable. I set up a straight edge and my Skil-saw to rip the plywood into 11...

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Building my version of the Essential Tool Chest #3: Carcase is done

03-02-2015 05:02 PM by johnstoneb | 2 comments »

Yesterday and a little bit this morning was spent jointing and fitting the front, back and drawer dividers. I now have a complete carcase. Drawer dividers in and fit. Front and back installed and fit. I need more practice on my mortises but they got better as things progressed. Should be fairly easy to cover the mistakes. On to the lid and drawers.

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Refinishing a Dining Room Table

10-17-2008 09:52 PM by Olaf Gradin | 2 comments »

Oddly, I have lived for the last couple of years or more without a dining room table. We have utilized a fold-out picnic table for the purpose of this necessity, though we rarely eat at home anyway (anyone want to have us over for dinner?). We used to have a dining room table. We bought an excellent bargain at an antique sale – it was an old-ish appearing oaken table about 6 feet long and 2 feet wide. It had some very heavy, solid members of 8/4 stock – presumably White Oak....

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Silent Auction For a good Cause WoodWorker's Fighting Cancer

01-14-2011 07:03 AM by WoodJediNTraining | 2 comments »

OK all you Jocks out there, I am sure you have heard of the Wood Whisperer Marc J. Spagnuolo.. Well he has a great organization benefiting the LiveStrong Foundation Wood Worker’s fighting Cancer… If you haven’t heard of this I urge you to go take a look and join the team.. http://thewoodwhisperer.com/wfc/ As a member of Marc’s Team, I would like to be actively involved which is why I am holding a silent auction….I am Auctioning off one of my projects to ra...

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