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New Inspiration

02-14-2018 12:15 AM by Ron Messersmith | 0 comments »

I just recently ran across a woodworker that I admire greatly. As I am attempting to become a better box builder, I discovered a Lumberjocks member, Dennis Zongker via his book, “Wooden Boxes”. I will try to build some of his boxes and I hope he will not be offended by my attempts.

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What is "Fine Furniture"?

02-06-2018 03:53 PM by Matt887 | 16 comments »

I want to start this endeavor as I have others in my life; with an idea of where I want to go, then let the journey fill in along the way. So where I want to go is this, I want to end up being able to build furniture, fine furniture at that. After asking some questions to folks in the field they ask what I thought fine furniture was. For me the question was answered more by what I have seen in print than in person and became difficult to put into words. Therefore I have come up with a few ski...

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Building a Spherical Chess Set #3: Turning for show

01-31-2018 11:06 PM by johnstoneb | 4 comments »

I got with my neighbor and got everything chucked up and started turning. The first thing I learned I will not use bubinga on the second globe There is just to much difference in hardness. Made for difficult turning and ridges and low spots. When I drilled and epoxied in the washers I used a spur point bit that had a bout an 1/8” spur below the bottom of the hole. I was able to us that hole to tell when I was getting close to the depth I needed for the washers. Unfortunately I did...

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Building a Spherical Chess Set #1: The Beginning

01-28-2018 03:24 PM by johnstoneb | 6 comments »

About a year ago a friend posted a picture of a spherical chess set and somewhat challenged another friend and I to attempt to build it. The friend didn’t have a lathe and we both kind of dropped the idea. I kept coming back to it and did some research and found the Instructables project. I read the article that was posted and decided it mght be something I would try. The article has a few pictures that give you an idea about how it is mounted etc. everything in the article ended wi...

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Octave Mandolin #16: Strings are on the custom Octave Mandolin

01-27-2018 03:56 AM by Gbluee | 0 comments »

For all of you following my custom Octave Mandolin build you’ll be happy to know that I put the strings on it in this video.. check it out!!! https://youtu.be/DVUIsFkv7ps

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Simple Cherry Picture Frame (Half Lap Joinery)

01-24-2018 03:01 AM by wrenchhead | 0 comments »

Here is a video of another easy project for when I only have a couple hours to spend in the shop. I made this frame to fit an eight by ten photo but you could easily scale it up or down to fit your needs.

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Using a Router and Hand Tools to Shape a Seat.

01-10-2018 04:51 PM by davemoorefurniture | 3 comments »

I’ve used routers many times to do the bulk removal of wood when shaping a solid seat. But, I’ve never done it totally freehand like I do in this video. In the past I’ve made large patterns that a router-on-sled would follow with a collar. Each subsequent pattern requires a different depth of cut and what you end up with is something that reminds me of the tiers of a quarry that undulate along the natural path of the topography, concentrically. It really makes you fe...

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Octave Mandolin #15: Making the Octave Mandoli Ebony Fretboard

01-09-2018 04:25 AM by Gbluee | 1 comment »

For those of you who follow the Octave Mandolin build, This is the latest video in the playlist… Check it out!!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_qVYiysP0k&t=2s

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Large variety of exotic hardwoods and wood working tools. Free for my fellow LJocks

12-27-2017 05:46 AM by kiara583 | 20 comments »

Helped a friend move from large house with fully equipped woodworking shop to a smaller home. The overwhelming task of packing a 3500 sq ft house plus shop was difficult. Ran out of storage room so everything else was to be thrown out. Thought it would be a shame to throw it away so I spent a week hoping someone would appreciate this treasure. Will post more pictures. Turning tools, large dust collector, drill press, saws etcs. Could sell but would rather share. I only have time invested ...

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An Attempt to Replicate a Simple Tool Box

12-13-2017 03:46 AM by GLowz | 3 comments »

What I thought would be a simple little project has now turned out to be anything but simple. My thoughts were to reproduce an old tool box of mine and give it to my son as a gift. He always loved that old box, as did I, but since it has been in my possession he has only been able to view it from afar. At first glance I saw that it was thin with mitered corners, old hinges and a simple hook and eye latch. As I began to reconstruct the box I noticed that this wasn’t just handmade dove...

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