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Free Wood for Turning & ??

07-24-2015 04:32 PM by woodmaker | 7 comments »

Picked up a slab of Cyrus at the Habitat for humanity for $10.00 for this beauty. What should I do with this; any ideas? A friend of mine had a Poplar tree go down so he cut me some nice disks – 6”-8”&12” disk.

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1572: Some Very Cool Effects!

06-15-2015 11:40 AM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 8 comments »

Another beautiful week is beginning.The sun has just come up, revealing a crystal clear blue sky. There is dew on the grass and cars and the birds are happily chirping. A light breeze is whispering through the tree tops and you can still feel the crispness from the night air. How could it be any more "perfect"?What a way to start a week!We've had several days like this now, and I think that Mother Nature is perhaps making up for the long, harsh winter we experienced here. To me,...

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Tool Cabinet Build #17: Saw Till and Tambours #3...

04-11-2015 01:29 AM by Airframer | 5 comments »

A lot has happened since the last update just nothing that looks like much of anything has been done lol. I hate that kind of progress but it must be made to move forward. Yesterday I was able to finish up cutting and fitting the track for the doors to ride in. Something that should be done before one of the panels is immovable… yeah.. that got a bit tricky but with the help of some brass stock and some juice cans I got it all glued up successfully. After tha...

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If you make a bandsaw box without using a bandsaw, what do you call it?

04-09-2015 01:28 AM by Ken Reighard | 7 comments »

View on YouTube I like the look of bandsaw boxes, but I don’t have a bandsaw. I wanted to see if I could make something that emulated a bandsaw box anyway. It’s not emulating the more familiar drawer style box, but the kind with the removable lid. All you absolutely need is a jigsaw, drill, router table with flush trim bit, and some sandpaper.

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Side projects and stuff

04-08-2015 06:47 PM by asiago | 1 comment »

I’m still waiting for my mini kanna to arrive, and I’m kind of in-between big projects. I’ve really got nothing noteworthy going on. It’s been a slow period for my woodworking, consisting of nothing more than a sharpening day last week. My wife kept dropping a deck of tarot cards and the box is now mashed up pretty good, so I decided to do a quick little project and build a card box. I didn’t feel like doing any “high woodcraft”, so I grabbed so...

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Cigar Box Guitar | Part 2

01-17-2015 08:36 PM by Chris McDowell | 2 comments »

I finished up the cigar box guitar I started in the last video, which you can watch here: http://lumberjocks.com/iamcliff/blog/45729 I play it at the end as well. I’ve never played one before and I am still trying to get used to using a slide. Watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SDp0rIEt-xA

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Cigar Box Guitar | Part 1

01-11-2015 10:16 PM by Chris McDowell | 3 comments »

I have wanted to build a cigar box guitar for over two years from the date of this video. I found some kits online at cbgitty.com so I decided that would be a good intro into the world of cigar box guitar building. This video shows the construction of such a kit. I decided to do all of the work and make the neck myself instead of purchasing one that was pre-made & pre-drilled. This one will be fretless, simply because the instructions don’t include how to add frets. I did purc...

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Finishing Info for the Woodworker #1: What are the differences between stains and dyes

01-09-2015 09:41 PM by pjones46 | 2 comments »

What are the differences between stains and dyes? Very simply put: With stains, the pigment tends to remain on the surface of the wood and lodge in the pores, while dyes penetrate deeply and color the wood from within. Dyes Dyes are colorants that are usually mixed in a carrier vehicle (solvents) such as mineral spirits, water or alcohol. The dyes used in woodworking are characterized as transparent, as they bring about color changes in wood without obscuring the figure. The molecula...

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Boy's carving kit #3: Boy's carving kit #3

12-09-2014 01:19 PM by Michael Anthony Zelonis | 3 comments »

Carving kit is done, carving blocks cut (not shown), basswood, butternut, and paulonia. now searching for a good beginners carving book.

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Boy's carving kit #2: Boy's carving kit #2:

12-02-2014 10:50 PM by Michael Anthony Zelonis | 0 comments »

Further along now. Spalted maple accents around lid, hinge screw backings and rare earth magnet anchor spots done, insetting the hinges. Maybe tomorrow the finish will start to go on…..

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