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Virtual Dining Table Challenge #1: Announcement

09-04-2007 09:54 PM by Martin Sojka | 32 comments »

View all current entries In order to continue challenging us to develop our creativity and woodworking skills let me present another challenge to you, with the support of Popular Woodworking. Google SketchUp is a powerful yet easy-to-learn 3D software tool that is currently being discussed in each woodworking forum or group. Yes, it can save you costs during the designing phase and it will boost the creativity of your finished pieces when you master it. And what’s the best ...

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Thorsen Side Table Challenge #1: Announcement

03-18-2007 04:44 PM by Martin Sojka | 109 comments »

Thanks to the creativity and hard work of Karson, Mark and Michael we are starting our first unique Woodworking Challenge! Karson sent the proposal to Glen Huey, Senior Editor of Popular Woodworking and asked him for their support in this challenge. Glen whole heartily agreed. Karson's proposal was to use the cover project from February 2007 issue #160 of Popular Woodworking - Thorsen House Side Table - as our challenge. When we have the Summer and Winter Awards everyone builds their o...

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Virtual Dining Table Challenge #3: And The Winners Are...

10-15-2007 08:17 PM by Martin Sojka | 18 comments »

Last month, the Virtual Dining Table Challenge was presented, with the support of Popular Woodworking, to challenge us to continue developing our creativity and woodworking skills. THE ENTRIESAt the wrap-up of the challenge, we had 22 entries and I want to congratulate everyone who took up the challenge. It was obvious, through the designs and the discussions, that the challenge was a success, with everyone (both designers and readers) learning some new skills. You can see all of the e...

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A pair of blanket chest

12-23-2011 02:58 AM by Don W | 22 comments »

My daughter has 2 friends who are expecting. One of them she has been friends with forever. It started when my daughter asked me if I would make her friend a porch swing for her. I agreed as long as she helped. I got a chance to spend some time doing woodworking with my daughter, but she wasn’t much help. She didn’t take much interest, but it was worth a try. I’ve been making stuff for her friends ever since. When my daughter recently asked her friend what she wanted for her...

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Thorsen Side Table Challenge #4: Winner Announcement

06-15-2007 04:28 PM by Martin Sojka | 28 comments »

Popular Woodworking has announced the winner of the Thorsen Table Challenge. Before we get to that, I want to congratulate all of the winners—everyone who took part in the challenge and enjoyed the process, the laughter, the teasing, and the inspiration that we have shared over the past three months. I would again like to thank Karson and Obi for this great idea. It has really been a lot of fun and we have met many more LumberJocks because of it! Thank you. And now for the ...

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Techniques & Methods #3: Gradually dividing drawers in a cabinet

01-26-2010 08:54 PM by PurpLev | 5 comments »

for all those that missed it, or those that didn’t know about the article. here’s a link to Popular woodworking published article where George R. Walker shows a very simple and effective technique to design graduated drawers arrangement: http://www.popularwoodworking.com/article/graduated_drawers_woodworking_design/ Peace

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Wood Related #1: Updated Lumber Rack Projects !!

03-30-2010 05:49 AM by Michael Hacker | 6 comments »

I have moved.. and moved a considerable amount of WOOD! I have updated my lumber rack projects with new photos of the current racks. My new shop is the entire basement, and to say its bigger than my last basement shop is an understatement. I have four times the space! and at least 88” of height between my floor mats and floor joists! I have repacked the racks and have collected EVEN MORE WOOD! You see my new house was built in 1918, and the basement had a few excellent resource...

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Very unique piece of Popular Wood

01-28-2010 01:21 AM by Karson | 15 comments »

The Mason Dixon Woodworkers bought some popular lumber from a local sawmill operator. We picked up the wood and it was stored in our material storage building. As we started to use it I noticed that a lot of the boards had spalting but even stranger it had some mineral streaks that were pink. I’ve never seen pink before. We were cutting some of the planks today and this is a cut-off piece that I plan to use to make a few pen blanks. On one side of the board it seems tha...

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Thorsen Side by Side LJ / PW Challenge Karson #5: The second of the twins. The Popular table.

05-22-2007 08:41 PM by Karson | 6 comments »

In my blog I started to talk about my next set of Thorsen Greene and Greene Tables. I called them my Twins.. The blog talked about my use of Holly wood and Popular wood to make the set of twins. Both woods in their normal state are quite light. Holly as being classified as the whitest of woods and Popular as an Ivory color for sapwood and usually a light green tint in the heart wood. Here are pictures of normal Holly and Popular The Holly is in the left and the Popular on the right of t...

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Virtual Dining Table Challenge #2: Thank You

10-03-2007 08:16 PM by Martin Sojka | 4 comments »

I’d like to thank all of the participants in our Virtual Dining Table Challenge. We have finished with 22 excellent entries. The results will be announced on October 15th so stay tuned…

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