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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1407: Not Quite "Time Off"

09-22-2014 11:56 AM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 3 comments »

I suppose I need to reevaluate my definition of the meaning of having 'time off'. While I had a wonderful weekend, I had intended to take a couple of "me" days and just putz around the house here and do some things completely for myself. I also wanted to catch up on a couple of things like bringing out the autumn decorations (we don't have many, but I like them anyway) and changing my all season tree to a cool Halloween theme. After all, we are now into the last week of ...

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Mike and Pat's Kitchen Remodel #8: Drawer Construction

09-21-2014 09:49 PM by MT_Stringer | 2 comments »

We have had rain for several days as the remnants of the hurricane that hit the Baja has drifted over Texas and onto our heads! So I couldn’t go to the lumber yard. Instead, I went through my lumber rack and dug up all of the maple I could find and a few pieces of poplar. I managed to mill enough for the six top drawers. These drawers have 4 inch sides so there were a few pieces that got glued together and then milled. The drawer fronts have half blind dovetails. The rear of e...

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Why buy it when you can make it! #13: Birthday Party Activity [Part 1] - 20 Duck push toys need lots and lots of wheels

09-19-2014 02:49 AM by paxorion | 5 comments »

With the break point in my dresser rehab project (waiting for a day when I can spray the paint top coat on the dresser), I got started on my daughter’s birthday party activity. Inspired by the Grasshopper pull toy posted by Marc Spagnoulo, I decided to adapt the idea as a birthday party activity for my daughter’s 3rd birthday. My wife and I are a more of the hands-on “make it” type amongst a pool of not so hands on friends. I suggested the idea to my wife that, R...

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Shop Musings #1: Resaw by hand!? - You mean i could've been doing this the whole time!?

09-08-2014 06:21 PM by palaswood | 10 comments »

So quite awhile back I was blessed with a Walker Turner 14” bandsaw for just $100 bucks, which I lauded as my way to finally resaw all these cool boards I’ve ammassed- and to this day I still cant get the blade to stay on. Harumph! So I finally got fed up and said to myself, how hard can it be to resaw by hand!? Since I got my Disston D-7 5 1/2 ppi rip saw, I haven’t even tried! My previous attempts were so awful, that I was discouraged… I started with a test p...

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iPhone Tripod Mount

07-31-2014 11:35 PM by iamcliff | 1 comment »

I recently made a mount for my iPhone that I could use with a tripod to record video. It was so simple to make and has worked so great that I decided to make a quick video showing how to make one. It’s stupid easy to make and really works great. So much better than trying to lean the phone up against something or using a quick-clamp to keep it in place. You can watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Df8crqSAQhQ

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Poplar shoe rack #5: The final stages

07-21-2014 06:28 AM by JSOvens | 4 comments »

Well, it’s been a bit of a drawn out project, more so than I originally thought it would be. I began this project with much enthusiasm, quickly got all the parts milled and most of the joinery cut, but then BAM! Ph. D. thesis writing time! No, I am not done writing yet, but I’m in the final stages and on track to finish and have it submitted some time in August. I was able to finish this shoe rack build mostly because whenever I got frustrated or tired of writing I would spend ...

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Scrap Wood Pencil Holder

05-24-2014 01:31 AM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 2 comments »

Every woodworker has a pile of lumber just sitting around. This weekend use some of it up to make a decorative pencil holder. Link to Video and Link to my Website

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Poplar shoe rack #4: Fixing a mistake

05-19-2014 08:26 PM by JSOvens | 0 comments »

Here we are at a long overdue entry in this series. I have still been working on this project (as well as a few others), but only sporadically since I am also in the middle of writing a Ph. D thesis, so further updates on this project may be few and far between for the next few months. Last time I left off with all of the joinery cut. I had not yet assembled any of the pieces, but I did do a test fit and everything fit together more-or-less to my satisfaction. There was one piece I showed ...

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Land of Nod #5: A month ahead of schedule and two weeks too late!

04-14-2014 02:56 PM by byerbyer | 1 comment »

Well, the fat lady hasn’t sung, but she’s warming up! Since last we spoke (read?) the walnut received a true oil finish and I glued it all up and drilled for the hardware! I pre-finished as much of the walnut as possible with 3 coats of Tried & True varnish oil following Christian Becksvoort’s method laid out in FWW #152 Circa 2001. This stuff is very viscus and I found heating it up using a small jar on a candle warmer made it wipe on much easier and sped up the d...

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My Small Business: Spud Wood Works #16: New Product Line! *Scroll Saw Puzzles*

04-10-2014 06:15 PM by Ethan Harris | 4 comments »

Hello All, Just found some time to send an update to Lumber Jocks. Spud Woodworks is growing once more, this time I have launched a new product line! I acquired a NEW in the box 1995 Delta Scroll Saw on Ebay… That’s right, I couldn’t believe it when I came across it! And it is beautiful and works amazingly. Anyhow, I decided to start making wood puzzles and I designed my first set of them to begin selling. I also added some walnut and maple blocks to my wooden blocks p...

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