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So I have this old beam from an 18th century house....

07-07-2011 05:54 PM by Transition | 6 comments »

So I have this old beam (pictured) from an 18th century house in which an aquaintance grew up. I’d love to turn it into a gift for him and his new bride. I believe that the beam is red oak. It is 6”w x 3”d x 36”l (39” if you count the tenon). I was thinking of cutting off a slab, turning five 4” bowls/vessels from the rest, and displaying them on the slab. But I thought I’d post it and solicit suggestions. What would you do with this piece?

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My Ultimate Workbench Build #1: Getting started...

06-30-2011 06:26 AM by RS Woodworks | 1 comment »

This workbench project, for me, has been a long time coming. Well, long as in a couple of years anyways. It kinda began when I finally realized that the piece of plywood on two saw horses wasn’t quite cutting it as a woodworking bench. The mdf top on two collapsible metal legs wasn’t much better, and althought its been my main work, assembly, and glue up table for the past two years, the granite top of my table saw is far from an ideal workbench either. So, slowly, I began accumil...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #385: Along Came a Spider . . .

06-29-2011 01:21 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 13 comments »

I worked on another candle tray yesterday. I did decide to go with the Halloween them for the time being. Whether it is the right or wrong decision, only time will tell but I wanted to go with my gut this time just to see what would happen. The design I came up with was pretty simple. In cutting it, I found that it was on of the easiest things I have made in a long time. (really) Simple isn’t bad thougha (we talked about that before) and it will be very easy for a new scroll sa...

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Pallet Harvesting

06-27-2011 02:40 PM by CptWingnut | 11 comments »

So this is my first try at a blog, and I figured I’d start with something that is simple and probably had already been done a number of times before. Regardless, I will probably learn more about blog making than you will about pallets. Pallet HarvestingFirst you have to find a pallet that is worth harvesting, craigslist is a good place to look, but I have had much more luck by finding a company in an industrial complex that receives a fair amount of freight. Target places that have h...

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Stickley inspired Entertainment Center #13: Finally finished

06-25-2011 08:03 PM by LegendInMyOwnMind | 2 comments »

Done! First dovetails using my HF dovetail jig, Fits videos perfectly.

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Just for Fun... #50: Wow, Fifty?!

06-15-2011 02:12 PM by littlecope | 15 comments »

When I started the “Just for Fun” series, I never thought that I could keep it going this long!! But here I am at my fiftieth “Fun-type” blog… Many Thanks to all of you, for the encouragement and interest my Friends!!To my astonishment, You have made this the third “Most Discussed” blog series on Lumberjocks!!And now, back to the Fun… We left off last time with the latest box freshly parted, top from bottom, and awaiting sanding… The sa...

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Tree growth "vortex"

06-13-2011 08:13 AM by tswoodwizard | 3 comments »

OK, maybe all of my wood-tec type friends out on LJ,s can help me figure this out. I’ve allways been fascinated with the dynamics of curing and drying wood after the harvesting process. One to overcome is of cource the growth vortex that occures in some species and not in others. One question I have is this, Is there a right-hand vortex that occures above the equator as opposed to a left hand one bellow the equator? When a tree wiggles and struggles up out of the grownd, It also “...

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All American

06-10-2011 08:49 PM by Transition | 5 comments »

I have decide to turn only reclaimed, American woods. I’m doing this for several reasons:1) There are trees that we pass, and largely ignore, everyday. Turning this wood gives me a chance to reintroduce myself and others to to this amazing world. I love the outdoors, and I go hiking, exploring, and “wood hunting” with my son quite often. I want to be able to point to a tree and tell him what it is. But as I’ve started trying to identify the species of wood that I&...

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Just for Fun... #49: Ever Forward...

06-07-2011 11:33 PM by littlecope | 14 comments »

If you recall, I left off in the last episode with two panels cut to size for the latest box…The plan is to make simple raised panels out of these with the table saw. At first, I was thinking of trying this a different way, involving a sliding board, with the pieces seriously clamped to it… but I didn’t have the right board handy, and was too lazy to knock together an elaborate jig…So I went with the way I’ve been doing it, with the “Tall” fence and a...

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Inspiration.

06-07-2011 09:35 AM by degoose | 14 comments »

You have met Col and Ken, but the most talented bloke I know in the area is my good mate Kev from FatBoy Furniture… I ran into Kev at the local inspirational centre… 1st Choice bottle-o…. where we were looking for inspiration to take home. He makes the most fantastic solid outdoor furniture… makes it from Iron Bark… very hard timber but today he had a few lazy susans in the boot of his car and offered to show me… I jumped at a chance to see more of h...

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