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Walnut Slab Coffee Table #1: Flattening slab with router sled

01-01-2012 07:14 PM by Lumber2Sawdust | 5 comments »

I started a post about a wood gloat about a month ago. I found some nice walnut slabs at a sawmill for some projects. The first one up is a coffee table. I thought I would start a blog about the process of preparing the slab. I may follow this with more about adding a base to the table as it progresses. I’ve done a fair number of projects in the past, but nothing involving a big slab like this. I have been excited about getting this project started, but Christmas was approaching...

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Spline jig #2: The box from the jig

12-29-2011 10:25 PM by Sanman | 1 comment »

I ended up with a very large spline after playing with the jig. No worries, this is my pallet wood pile to practice with. As far as I can tell, this is a pine box with cedar splines, top, and bottom. My first attempt at routing an edge, lot’s of burs on the end grains. What causes that? The box came out nice. I made 45 cuts and glued together with out clamps. I used tape and checked my square before leaving it to dry. It seems to sit flat on the ts. I worked...

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Barnwood Countertops #3: Dimensions & The Tongue

12-29-2011 07:00 PM by spunwood | 1 comment »

DIMENSIONS Okay, so how big should the battons (breadboards) be?How big should the tongue, the tenons….? Well, I am not sure if there is a hard and fast rule. I went with a mixture of necessity, imitation, and inspiration: 1. I calculated the length of each coutertop section which I wanted to end up with, including space at the wall for movement. 2. I calculated how much each breadboard (-loss of tenons) would add to what I already had. 3. Then I made a decision on th...

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Home made Mobile base #1: Mobile base for Jet cabinet saw

12-28-2011 03:16 PM by Yostriker | 5 comments »

Hello all, I have been a big fan of LJ for a long while now and thought I would share some of my experiences with everyone. I recently (about a year ago) purchased a Jet cabinet saw, and I looked all over for information on building a Mobile base for it. I needed a mobile base because the space I have for my shop is only 1.5 car garage, and space is very much a premium. I found a lot of info on LJ and other sites for building mobile bases. I would like to share what I have done to make a g...

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Maintenance Week

12-27-2011 03:24 PM by T. D. Reid | 1 comment »

First off I want to thank everyone for your warm welcomes to Lumberjocks and thank Kelly aka Master Sergeant for giving me the idea to make my Avatar Sergeant 1st Class Orville P. Snorkel from Beetle Bailey. Being a retired Sergeant First Class from the US Army is a huge part of my identity and as my wife told me last night Sarge fits me. This is the first maintenance week that I have taken sense wood working has become my full time job. For those of you who follow Mark Spagnuolo on The Wood ...

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Building a Hopechest.

12-23-2011 02:57 PM by revieck | 2 comments »

http://youtu.be/1hzSLhlEjBY Building a hopechest out of pecan and cherry wood. Chest is 16 in. wide by 34 in. long by 19 in. high. Poly finish.

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Router Jig #1: Very simple router jig

12-23-2011 11:47 AM by Nighthawk | 3 comments »

I am one of these people that I just want something to work, I don’t care how the jig looks as long as if it functions they way I want it to, and works well and to make what I am making look good. I work out of a small basement, (still has the uneven dirt floor) and working round house piles, so space is at a premium. For a while I never even had a router, and once I got one I had to work out the best way for to set it up. No room really for a table… While I was thinking about ...

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Building the shop #5: Floor Plan for Shop - just a guess-timate

12-21-2011 07:42 AM by MrMeasureTwice | 10 comments »

Quick post here – 0400 comes awfully early… Here is my rough drawing of how I will lay out my shop. NOTES: ShopVac will be under the bench ShopSmith is questionable at this point, but it’s the only jointer I have right now, so it stays for now Brown rectangles with thick black border are workbenches Restricted area is immovable, lost space The purple area is the lazy susan that will hold the 4 tools as noted If you’ve got ideas, recommendations or ...

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Building the shop #4: As the garage turns (into a woodshop!)

12-20-2011 07:46 AM by MrMeasureTwice | 7 comments »

Over the weekend I made a lot of progress on the shop clearing out two more steel shelving units, leaving only one to clear out and move out. As part of the continued purging, I decided to dismantle my second Shopsmith, give away the bench (I love FREE signs on stuff – it’s how I get rid of SO much stuff!!!) from the Shopsmith. I am keeping my first Shopsmith, for now, but as I acquire more tools I begin to think that the 6 foot long by 30” wide machine is a huge space drain...

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Slotted Folding Chair #1: Plans For Building

12-20-2011 03:57 AM by DarrylF | 10 comments »

Hello everyone, a few people have asked me for plans on how to build the folded slotted chair I made so I decided to give it my best shot to measure the pieces and give a description on how it was done, so here we go. Wood Used: Ash Parts List:1 1/2” x 3/4” x 48”: 21 1/2” x 3/4” x 38”: 21 1/2” x 3/4” x 36”: 71 1/2” x 3/4” x 34”: 21 1/2” x 3/4” x 15 3/4”: 91 1/2” x 3/4” x 6”: 12 ...

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