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Starting My Business #3: and I am milling, and I am milling, milling, and milling

08-06-2011 09:19 AM by ChrisCrafts | 9 comments »

In my never ending quest to make 250 end grain cutting boards, I find myself milling quite a bit of stock. Attempting to keep some sort of order in the manufacturing process. I have cut most the boards down to 1”- 3” strips anywhere from 2’-4’ long. I then glue like strips together. So far I have 6 of laminated boards. Later on, once I laminated all of my stock, I will begin the crosscutting and re-laminating process. Then all the boards will take a dip in Walnut oi...

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52 Weeks #30: Blanks and time with my daughter

08-01-2011 04:24 AM by clieb91 | 2 comments »

Greetings all, Well I did not yet complete the project I was talking about last week because I got myself a little sidetracked. I was able to spend time in the shop most of Friday and the weekend. On Friday I began preparing to make some more pens. Ordered a good number of pen kits online and can’t wait for them to arrive. I am planning to provide most of my own blanks from wood I have collected. So with a little help from my Jointer and bandsaw I got a small batch of pieces to start with… ...

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Patchwork Table #2: Afghan Carpet Inspired

07-11-2011 03:37 PM by Elwood89 | 3 comments »

I liked the first patchwork coffee table that I made so much that I’m making another one. With improvements of course. Start with a lot of different exotic woods. Thanks to www.exoticwoodsusa.com I started with 2” thick blocks of wood and resawed them to 1” (so I have enough left over to make another table). Make them look pretty (easy to do with this wood). This table was inspired in part by a carpet that I got in Afghanistan a few years ago… The ta...

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Mobile woodshop

06-20-2011 05:16 PM by thiswoodshop | 3 comments »

Hi, Just read about this mobile woodshop. I think this is a great idea to keep kids engage and keep interest in the trade alive in the younger generation. This is a great idea. http://willieswoodshop.com/ Insert from his website… Welcome to Willie’s Woodshop Since 1985,  Stephen Willner (Willie) has been working in a  classroom and credentialed by state of California , teaching basic woodworking skills to  children. He is now moving to his classroom to a converted  ...

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Tree growth "vortex"

06-13-2011 08:13 AM by tswoodwizard | 3 comments »

OK, maybe all of my wood-tec type friends out on LJ,s can help me figure this out. I’ve allways been fascinated with the dynamics of curing and drying wood after the harvesting process. One to overcome is of cource the growth vortex that occures in some species and not in others. One question I have is this, Is there a right-hand vortex that occures above the equator as opposed to a left hand one bellow the equator? When a tree wiggles and struggles up out of the grownd, It also “...

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Patchwork Table #1: Exotic Wood Coffee Table

05-21-2011 09:19 PM by Elwood89 | 4 comments »

Shown (not in order): Bubinga, Black Palm, Hormigo Negro, Ash, Lacewood, Padauk, Indian Laurel, Bloodwood/Satine, Yucatan Rosewood, Wenge, Bocote, Purpleheart, Bolivian Rosewood, Cocobolo, Yellowheart, Brazilian Cherry. I’ll also add some Douglas Fir and Spruce. The plan is to use these 18 different wood varieties to make a patchwork table top. I cut the pieces for the table top and laid them out where I want them. I removed the 3 domestic woods and will use just the 15 ...

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Workshop Improvements #2: Experience, The Right Tools, & a Little CA

05-17-2011 01:41 AM by ChrisCrafts | 1 comment »

I started this little adventure into Woodworking just over a year ago. It has been quite the God send as an escape from the mind numbing boredom that can result from permanent Disability. In that time I have learned enough to fill an encyclopedia, although I have just scratched the surface in terms of overall knowledge. In the beginning I tried to get it done on the cheap with a mixture of Shopsmith & Harbor Freight Tools. After 6 months of “practicing” the craft I realized...

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Starting My Business #1: Building up Inventory

05-03-2011 09:57 AM by ChrisCrafts | 3 comments »

It’s 12:30 AM and I am up with my 9 year old who has his very first experience with the stomach flu. Poor kid has only missed 3 days of school in his life. When he called today and asked to come home I was out the door in 30 seconds. I figured if he was asking to come home it must be something serious. Alright so here we go! After finally getting my Shop up and running it is time to see if I can pay for my hobby by selling the stuff I make. I have registered the website and hav...

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new ideas #7: I made it into the shop finally

04-20-2011 02:24 PM by JoeyG | 3 comments »

I have been grabbing an hour here and there letting things like the grass slide (I am going to do it when I finish this post). I have 6 boxes well on there way, pieces cut for another 9, and that takes care of most of Christmas. Here are a few pics of my progress so far. I have used a lot of different woods and think that most are listed in early post in this thread. I hope to be able to post some of them completely finished soon. As with all things, time will tell. !https://s3.am...

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new ideas #6: back in the shop

04-11-2011 01:37 AM by JoeyG | 1 comment »

So I have finally finished most of the remodel. Just a few more loose ends to tie up. So I have found a few hours to get into the shop. This is what i have so far. Once again I have to thank Andy., for I am using his style palm boxes. I wanted to give them a spin. I am also taking inspiration from his art boxes with the grinding. I don’t have a sanding disc for my angle grinder, plus these boxes only have 3/8 inch sides so I am using drum sanders. Both on a drill press and in my...

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