With the publication of my article entitled “It’s a Secret” (click here to read the article online) in the November issue of Popular Woodworking, I started getting lots of email with comments and questions about the subject. Evidently so did the magazine because they started forwarding the emails to me. All had a common theme…”we want more!”. Well, last week I started a series of posts on my blog that will add to the article. This series is going to be o...
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’...
Intrigue, controversy & camaraderie from The Woodworking in America 2008 Conference This is the 4th and last part from our interview with Neil Lamens of Funitology Productions fame on his last day at The Woodworking in America Conference 2008. In this brief installment, Neil piques our interest with some intrigue at a Woodnet forum dinner during the conference. He also shares a fun story rooted in the controversy of tails first or pins first. Last but not least, Neil got a chance to...
I used to subscribe to just about every woodworking magazine out there. I have cut back to only a couple total now but I still peruse them all at the local book store. Today I picked up the current issue of Popular Woodworking #181 and found an article by LJ member Tom Fidgen. The article found on page 58 is an excerpt from his newly released book Made By Hand. I own a copy of this book and love it. It is a hard bound book, well constructed, and full of wonderful information and images....
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...
For my Introduction to Woodworking class, we have a “final project” that we choose ourselves. Given that I’m learning to use hand tools, I’ve decided to make a handplane cabinet. In my latest blog entry, I show how I use Google (now Trimble) SketchUp to create the design and the use of layers and scenes to showcase the various parts of the design without duplicating any portion. This was based on information that I learned from Bob Lang in his article from Popular Woodworking. T...
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...
I’ve posted a couple of blog entries here at Lumberjocks about my show schedule so I could entice a bunch of other Lumberjocks to come out and we could meet when I’m in their area. I’m sure it’s been more of a thrill for me than it has for those who’ve made the trek out to meet me. On that front, there’s a couple more shows I’ll be attending this season but I’ll post about them a little later. What I wanted to post about today was the fact th...
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!
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