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Dust Collection??

02-02-2016 01:14 PM by Bob Rodrigues | 10 comments »

I’m in the market now for a dust collector. Being married with 2 kids there really isn’t a lot of money I can budget for this at this time. I’ve read the reviews on the Harbor Freight dust collector but I’m wondering If I could get some woodworkers perspective that have this unit. How is it? Does it work well? And is it ok to run pvc or gutter sewerage pipe instead of the metal stove type of piping???? Any info on this topic from all LJ’s would be great.

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Standing Desk - live edge black walnut #1: step 1 find the wood... check

01-29-2016 07:52 PM by bmalloy | 0 comments »

Hi, I am making a standing desk for our home. The wood is on the way and I am trying to prep. I am totally new at finishing wood and working with black walnut. I own 43” of the wood from the bottom and it is 21” at the widest part. So I think I am gonna use Watco danish oil in the natural color and I already have satin arm-r-seal on the way. I understand that the dust is toxic so I plan on sanding outside. I am suffering a mid-west winter in the USA, would t...

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Table saw blade hard to go down????

01-27-2016 02:30 PM by Bob Rodrigues | 4 comments »

I have a General 50-200r model table saw. Lowering the blade is a chore becuase it feels like its binding. I’ve squirt some liquid wrench & WD40 on the worm drive screws & worked it up & down. It’s gotten better but there is still an issue. Wondering if anyone else is having this issue & what’s a good lubricant to use on these gears as well? Also what would be a good cleaner to clean the gears with as well? Thanks all.

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Custom baby gates

01-12-2016 04:59 PM by Justin | 3 comments »

After shopping for gates to corral our 11-month old crawler, my wife and I decided none of the available products provided the features we wanted. We also found the better units to be quite expensive. I began to think the “universal” nature of these things was limiting their ability to be very good at anything. Lots have a crossbar to trip over, others have strange latches, and none seemed like something we wanted to spend a bunch of money on. I spent some time in SolidWorks...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #1676: Practice Makes Perfect

01-08-2016 01:43 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 0 comments »

I must admit that I almost didn't post today. I think I am getting 'lazy'. The first week of the new year was quite the whirlwind for me. If things continue this way, I will probably age more than a year by next December. It has been crazy. I am not complaining at all when I say that. In fact, I am thrilled beyond words at how things are turning out. It seems that many of the pieces that were set in place over the years regarding our little business are coming together t...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #1675: Practice Makes Perfect

01-07-2016 01:49 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 0 comments »

I must admit that I almost didn't post today. I think I am getting 'lazy'. The first week of the new year was quite the whirlwind for me. If things continue this way, I will probably age more than a year by next December. It has been crazy. I am not complaining at all when I say that. In fact, I am thrilled beyond words at how things are turning out. It seems that many of the pieces that were set in place over the years regarding our little business are coming together t...

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More of Rant than a blog #1: Primitive vs your a half ass wood worker.

11-26-2015 02:18 PM by kenthemadcarpenter | 11 comments »

Okay so this is more of rant than a blog, but I need to get something off my chest before I explode, so excuse my being blunt. I’m pretty sure many of you have come across “primitive wooden projects” being sold at craft fairs etcetera. I my self in my area run into this every where. My problem with this I don’t consider these pieces to be primitive, I do consider them to be nothing more than piss poor excuse of craftsmanship. from the knicks in the wood you were to laz...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #1649: Busy Work

11-06-2015 11:30 AM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 4 comments »

Yesterday was another busy day. I had so many parcels to package up and ship out that it took me most of the day to get everything done. I was fortunate to get to the post office by 4pm, as they closed at 5 and it took them nearly an hour just to process all the parcels. It was a good day. I am really pleased at the response to my little pumpkin surface. (SLDPK127 on my site) Talk about an unexpected response! I have another fairly large batch to cut again over the weekend as well. It...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #1648: NOW I Can Call it Finished!

11-05-2015 01:08 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 2 comments »

These last few days have been both busy and fun. I am so thrilled at all the positive responses that I had regarding my little pumpkin shaped plaques. Before I could even finish them, I had lots and lots of orders for the surfaces. Many people ordered just one or two, as they were planning to paint their own designs on them. It felt good to have something that was liked so much by so many. I am really pleased. Needless to say, I have been quite busy these past couple of days. I hadn'...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #1646: November, It Is!

11-02-2015 01:11 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 6 comments »

Yes – we are already into month 11 of the year.  How the heck did that happen? It seemed like yesterday that we were taking pictures of the nearly 4 feet of snow that had accumulated. Wow! How quickly this year has passed!But as I was outside the other day, on an overcast autumn afternoon, I couldn't help but notice the beauty. not only were the trees still half-filled with warm colored leaves, but the other plants and vegetation had also taken on deep, warm color. The air was ...

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