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Splines vs Biscuit Joiner #1: What I have learned

08-01-2010 06:56 AM by RonPeters | 6 comments »

I’m building cabinets for under my bench. I’m following the ‘plans’ provided and they call for splines and slots. From the plans: So, I spent the better part of a day routing out 1/4” deep 1/8” slots in 3/4” birch ply which mates up with some rock maple edging with corresponding slots. I’m thinking ”Hey, this is going to look really cool, birch and maple.” Got the splines cut and started dry assembly only to discover that t...

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The EZ mitre technique

07-26-2010 10:55 PM by BritBoxmaker | 78 comments »

Hello all. Well I seem to have whet the appetite a bit so here goes for a ‘novel’ technique for making mitred boxes. Its a bit like making a box out of paper, like they showed you at school, using a ‘net’. Only in 3D, with wood and a tablesaw (not sissors). Well first comes the board Its made from alternating strips of Maple and Rosewood of varying thickness. I won’t bore you with the details on how to make it suffice to say that all the corners must b...

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Need help with finishing Blanket chest

07-21-2010 11:08 PM by shopmania | 2 comments »

My brother and I have spent a good deal of time lately building a blanket chest our of quarter-sawn white oak. We have the inside lined with aromatic cedar (not fully installed yet, till after we put the finish on the rest of the project). I thought that I wanted to spray on the stain and the topcoat (was planning on polyurathane). I bought a turbine HVLP sprayer, the one from Rockler, which I wanted to get eventually anyway, b/c I keep reading/hearing that it puts a better finish on. I hav...

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rain gutters #4: rained out !

07-21-2010 12:37 AM by patron | 22 comments »

this is just double edged for me ,i am working as hard as i can to catch the rain ,and i am getting rained out every evening ,when i could be getting more done .today i had an important video call ,then when it cooled off enough to work outside ,and i was just ready to work on the gutters some more ,the rains came again , this time for longer ,and stronger than in recent days past .we left off where i had gotten the tank out of the hole it was in , http://lumberjocks.com/patron/blog/16857 ...

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RUSH BOXES FOR MY RELATIVES FROM ABROAD #3: Three on the way to USA

07-20-2010 12:25 AM by BertFlores58 | 0 comments »

Here is the update on the 4th day… 5 boxes were selected.. One on the left was the previous HUMIDOR, I made and was now a choice as GILDA's. ALVIN's and BRENDA's also chosen, and lastly ELLEN's box is the largest. One was left behind… intended for the other. Of all the 7.. 3 off to USA + my previous HUMIDOR..

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #46: Scrollgirl's Gone Batty!!!

07-19-2010 01:38 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 6 comments »

It is great to feel as if I really accomplished something. Although I didn’t finish everything on my laundry list of things to do yesterday, I got to most everything I wanted to done and at the end of the day I made the choice to call it an evening and just chill. I felt satisfied that I did enough for the day and wanted to sit back and enjoy the moment. I played some scrabble, watched a show or two and went to bed kind of early because I wanted to be refreshed and well-rested when I...

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rain gutters #3: I'M ALL TANKED UP !

07-18-2010 12:49 AM by patron | 30 comments »

when last we talked ,i was going to see about getting my water tank out of the ground ,so i would have a place to collect water from my new rain gutters ,here’s how that has been going . just realize please , i am doing this all alone ,just me and God ,(and buddy my new dog and boss ,lol) ..here is the water tank in the hole that was collapsing (from rain no less ) ,the tank is 8’diamiter x 8’ high . .here i pulled it over to try and free it ,after digging around half of it ...

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How's that for a deal?

07-17-2010 04:30 PM by ScottMorrison | 5 comments »

Greetings everyone, As some of you may know, my videos/templates are now carried by Woodcraft (woHoo!): What you may NOT know is that they have been significantly discounted from my original prices. So, of course, I lowered the prices on my website as well. Now everyone can save some bux and have a chance to build one of these pieces for themselves. In addition, if you visit the Woodcraft website here, all of the router bits (which are now made by Whiteside) needed for some of the ...

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Hi

07-17-2010 12:45 AM by johni | 8 comments »

Hi, just joined, lovely community!

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Lifestyle Priorities as a Woodworker

07-17-2010 12:10 AM by poopiekat | 6 comments »

As I get older, I look around at my fairly well-equipped workshop, and I start to get overwhelmed. There are sets of wooden legs that have no project to belong to, some tools in various stages of disassembly, lumber I’ve saved for projects I may never get to. My attention gets all scattered. I know I’ve gotta re-focus, get my priorities straightened out, and get the stuff done that needs to be done, and get myself unburdened from the less important tasks hanging over my head. ...

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