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Shop Doings #2: Building a Natural Edge Mirror Frame Jewelry Rack

67 days ago by SalvageCraft | 4 comments »

Hi LJ’s, I’m finally starting to work through some of the wood stores I’ve had lying around for years. With the new shop setup, I’ve got more efficiency in my workspace than I’ve ever had (and a lot more plans to continue improving the setup to come). This past Mother’s Day, my mom shared her new found passion for whittling with me. We had a nice time sitting out in the yard of my sister and brother in-law’s beautiful country home picking out ...

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Ripping Problem and Solutions #1: Ripping problems: reasons and solutions

453 days ago by Ted Williams and Brian Kelly | 4 comments »

Binding while ripping and Riving Knife Drag We have read any number of posts on this and other sites about problems encountered when ripping lumber and the search for solutions. The most probable cause is case hardening of the lumber. Red Oak is often steam dried. Rushing the drying cycle, and/or having insufficient ventilation between materials in the kiln, among other reasons, can cause tension in the lumber. European Beech, Cherry and Black Walnut are other species that are often ste...

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Hand tool tips and tricks #11: Reducing Fatigue During Rip Sessions

499 days ago by RGtools | 9 comments »

Even the most seasoned sawyer can dread a long session of ripping down stock by hand. There are quite a few ways to prevent yourself from burning out, but my personal favorite is to use different muscle groups as I go along. I will start by ripping on my saw-bench, kneeling on my work. As I go along I switch to this position. It may look awkward, but it’s rather comfortable and gives you an excellent view of your saw for keeping it both plumb and on your cut line. It...

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The Unisaw Experience #3: Blades of Glory!!

723 days ago by MrMeasureTwice | 6 comments »

Hi fellow sawdust creators,In the pause during this week before I actually touch my Unisaw again on Saturday, I thought I would share my new blades that will soon be doing 10’s of thousands of revolutions and ripping, crosscutting and mitering their way to oblivion… Introducing the four new additions to the “blade brigade”........ May I present “Lord Combination”, offering a variety of talents to his royal highness, ME Please welcome “The Duk...

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Evolution of Walnut & Pine television stand #2: Phase 2

818 days ago by TZH | 15 comments »

I’d like to thank you, junipercanyon , for your advice on chain sharpening for ripping. Man, what a difference. I figured since you advised somewhere between 0 and 10 degrees I’d split the difference and go with 5 degrees. Slabbed all three in less time than it took me to do the first cut in Phase 1 of this project. This is some really fantastic wood I’m working with, and I can only hope to be able to score more of it in the future. Step 1: Scribe the lines:I used a laser...

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New State, New Shop #4: Rippin' and Grippin'

831 days ago by DrPuk2U | 3 comments »

Well, the wall hasn’t gone up yet – the start got postponed a day or so. And I had time to start ripping down the yellow pine 2×12s This proved interesting, so I thought I would post a short snippet about that. I ran into a frustrating problem so I will probably post this on the forum as well. My plan is to build a big heavy Holtzapffel bench a la Chris Schwartz et al. Supposedly, yellow pine is a good candidate, strong, heavy and relatively cheap. I’ve never us...

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Distressed Pine Island/Table #1: I seriously took a flying knot to the head

889 days ago by AmandasHusband | 4 comments »

The mother-in-law has been nagging me to build this “table” for about a year. The problem is, she wants something different every time I talk to her about it. She’s settled on 79”x30” at about 38” tall. She wants square legs, 3 sides enclosed, and two shelves. Oh, and she wants it made out of knotty pine to look distressed. So I started it last weekend. Went to Home Depot for some 2×6’s and 2×4’s. Then i glued then squared up ...

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tragedies #13: Chinese elm logs and the forces of nature

1570 days ago by Gary Fixler | 16 comments »

After picking up the Chinese elm logs the other day, I noticed hours later they were rapidly beginning to check. I headed out a few hours after that to seal them up, and of course, a few hours later it was raining. The not-yet-dry Anchorseal began to wash away: My truck bed ran white with wax: And so did my driveway: The following day I moved the pieces to the back yard, shortly before it began to rain again. I put them under the Hollywood junipers, where the thick fo...

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A New Bench for Hand Work #2: Let's take it from the top

1704 days ago by Sean | 8 comments »

I have known that I wanted to build a Roubo bench for a long while now. A few months ago, more than I want to try and figure out, I purchased enough 2×10x12’ hem-fir to build a bench 24” x 60” with 3” square legs and a 3” thick top. I brought the unwieldy 12’ long boards home and cut them all in half on my back deck then brought them down to the basement and stacked them temporarily (read improperly). It was at this point I undertook a wedding gift ...

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The Best of 'Wood Art" #7: "1 Sun-6.76 Bu x 3 Sun-3.52 Bu x 8 Shaku-4.69 Bu" --by RusticWoodArt

2400 days ago by frank | 3 comments »

1 Sun-6.76 Bu x 3 Sun-3.52 Bu x 8 Shaku-4.69 Bu The Multi-Purposed 2×4—-Notes:1.) ....hand sawing, (ripping) the species of wood, (white oak) out of a slab that was mill-cut from a tree some years ago…. 2.) ....this piece of white oak is at the moment, still in 2’‘x6’‘x9’ of it’s original condition….after having previously hand sawed, (cross-cut) 1’ in length from one end….3.) ....there is a nice crack in the wood, running for 4&#...

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