”A good furniture man always has a tape!” This is Part 3 from our interview with Neil Lamens of Funitology Productions fame from his first full day at Woodworking in America 2008. In this brief installment, Neil shares some additional thoughts about connections with fellow woodworkers and his trip into the town of Berea (The Folk Art & Crafts Capitol of Kentucky) with woodworking friend Chuck Middleton. Do you have a tape in your pocket? We have more to come from Neil...
This quick video is live from Neil Lamens of Funitology Productions fame. Neil share thoughts from his first seminar with chair maker Brian Boggs and the awesome feeling of making connections with fellow woodworkers. Neil met up with internet woodworking friend Chuck Middleton, a frequent member of The Rough Cut Show Rough Cutters Forum. What glue was Neil referring to from the chair making session with Brian Boggs? Hide glue of course! Don’t forget to check out Patrick Edwards Ol...
A special treat for those of us unable to attend the 2008 Woodworking in America Conference sponsored by Popular Woodworking and Woodworking Magazine. This quick video is live from Neil Lamens of Funitology Productions fame on the first evening of the conference. During the conference check in Neil ran into Mark Vanderlist from Matt's Basement Workshop. Sounds like a great conference!
LumberJocks raised the bar again with over 50 entries in our Bookcase Challenge. You proved that it’s possible to be very creative even with such a common project and you made the judging process extremely tough for the editors of the Popular Woodworking. Here’s the summary of the event as well as the announcement of the winner and runner-ups by Glen Huey, Senior Editor of PW: “Congratulations everyone. The LumberJocks excelled at designing great looking, buildable...
Don’t forget that the entry deadline of our Bookcase Challenge is on Sunday.. so there are just 4 days to go. I suggest to read the rules carefully before posting your polished entry. Here they are again: HOW TO ENTER / OFFICIAL RULES The primary function of the entry is as a bookcase. You won’t gain points if the piece is a dining table with shelves located below the apron ;) Plus it must be able to be built in the real world – not just in the computer program. Desig...
Here are the frequently asked questions answered by Glen Huey, Senior Editor of Popular Woodworking. Can we enter an original design that we’ve recently executed and already built?Yes, as long you’re willing to build the unit again or work with us as we build it to your winning plan. How detailed does initial design need to be? A set of plans, or just a rough sketch?This is, to a large extent, up to the you. We must to be able to determine from the drawings that the design is able...
Ever wondered how to become published? How to see your unique creation on the pages of your favorite woodworking magazine? Well, now is your chance to achieve just that! We’ve partnered with Popular Woodworking magazine again to present a new, exciting challenge for all members of LumberJocks.com. (If you’re not a member, now is the time to join us!) This time it’s all about the bookcases. Everyone needs them. Are you ready to design a bookcase that catches the eyes of Popu...
We’re at it again – it’s Challenge time!! And we’re raising the bar again ;) I know – you are so excited and want to know the details. You will have to wait until next week to read all about it but I can give you a sneak peek into what is going to be happening! Remember our Thorsen Table and Virtual Dining Table Challenges from last year? Well, we partnered with Popular Woodworking magazine again to bring your the best challenge ever. This time it’...
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