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Black Walnut Beauty

11-04-2009 02:31 AM by OregonBurls | 17 comments »

I just cut into some more Black walnut. The 2 pieces are 14 1/2×32 x 4I keep getting impressed by our creator!

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Torque Workcentre at work.. #14: A couple more videos.

11-01-2009 01:26 PM by degoose | 14 comments »

Check out the blog at Stu's Shed complete with videos. Look beyond what I am actually doing and see the potential of what the machine can do. No script, no rehearsal, no idea.. lolThese were taken when Stu dropped in last week. Stu doing a bit of Slab surfacing. Me using the copy attachment to copy an old english letter ” L” Using the stops to route a border around the letter e Aztec art freehand routing using the pin and changing the radius.. Lord of the Rings LOLJust a ...

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My New Score at an Auction!

11-01-2009 12:55 AM by OregonBurls | 5 comments »

I just got a lot of neet tools at an auction today. Just wanted to share with you.In dont need the wood rasps so if any one wants to make an offer I would sure entertain one. There are 8 files I won’t be keeping. Also I threw the Makita sharpener on ebay. I already have one.I got the scoll saw for $60 with the stand! I am excited! Does any one know what it is worth?!!!

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Stu's Shed Meets Lazy Larry's Workshop

10-29-2009 08:54 AM by degoose | 19 comments »

Yesterday had a visit from Stuart Lee… from Stu's Shed . He is a fairly imfamous Podcaster here in Australia with quite a following worldwide.It was a real whirlwind tour… he flew up from Melbourne to take a look at my workshop and also check out the Torque Workcentre… we had met Stu in Melbourne… at both the Alternative Wood Show at the Woodworking Warehouse Open Day and at the Melbourne Working With Wood Show and he wanted to have more time one on one so to speak.. R...

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Beach combing in Oregon

10-25-2009 09:59 PM by OregonBurls | 14 comments »

I took the fam to the beach. They play while I work. The beach is a great place to find burls and good figured wood.I got about 30 BF of this tigar striped Maple. Nice stuff. I cut it up into 2” think boards.

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Learning to Sharpen and use a Hand Plane #1: Motivation & Spending the money

10-25-2009 07:30 PM by GregD | 1 comment »

Carpentry and woodworking has been an occasional (sometimes very occasional) pastime of mine since I was a kid messing up my father’s workshop and loosing his tools. However, I’ve never had any luck with a hand plane, and I’ve been in more than a few situations where one could have been very helpful. So I decided to take up the challenge of learning how to competently use a hand plane. It seems every discussion about using hand planes starts with a statement that the pl...

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10-22-2009 09:14 PM by webwood | 7 comments »

christy has been working very hard on the website and made quite a few changes (including pricing) it really looks great and thanks for the advice on the pricing – we are rookies so any thing you can add is very helpful —-oops – told you i was a rookie!!!

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A journey into the workshop. #23: Starting to be an air head...

10-19-2009 05:26 PM by dbhost | 5 comments »

Okay I know, cheesy title for saying. Woo Hoo I finally got a compressor! The piles, and piles of other stuff in the way are dwindling, and the dust collection is up and working quite nicely. This is actually my Wife’s fault. She wanted to go to Big Lots, and has been after me to replace the Arrow electric brad nailer for a while now. A little background before I confuse you to death… I have an Arrow ET200 electric brad nail gun, and it, well sort of drives brads. What ex...

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A Little Trick I Never Would Have Known....

10-14-2009 04:26 AM by FunnelStudio | 7 comments »

So a year or so ago, I learned a little tip on an install at work. I’m not sure how known this is, but thought I would pass it along. We were installing a signage system for HSBC bank and had to paint an orange square behind everything. We taped the box off, and were told to put some matte white paint down first to prevent bleed-through at the edges. We brushed on some white at the tape line, then painted the orange, and had crisp, straight lines when we peeled off the tape. I rec...

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Going to local shows. #2: Alternate Wood Show

10-11-2009 08:55 AM by degoose | 19 comments »

Friday last week Aaron [from Torque Workcentes] and I flew down to Melbourne Just over 1,000 miles as the plane flies… lolThis was to attend the Alternate Wood Show held at the Woodworkers Warehouse in Braeside, a suburb of Melbourne to promote the Torque Work centre. Had a lot of interest in the Wee Beastie.. and my boards… I took a small amount to show off.. Lots of comments and requests for info about how to make them… I gave out cards and told them all to go Lumberjock...

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