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View Jeffery Mullen's profile

wooden spoon, wooden scraper, wooden tongs, wooden fork, wooden holding block. salad toss set.

04-06-2011 10:07 AM by Jeffery Mullen | 13 comments »

Not enough guys make wooden utensils for families to buy. I took my wooden coffee coaster sets to the senior center to sell on commission in their store. They requested for me to make wooden utensils for people to buy for their kitchens and they believe the wooden utensils would be a fast seller in their store so I am designing a set for them to sell in their store. I won’t charge a arm and a leg for them as I want my set to be affordable to families. My thoughts are if you put a littl...

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Project for my 11yr old son?

04-06-2011 06:30 AM by ocwoodworker | 16 comments »

Any good ideas on a first project for a boy? Knowing me, I’ll probably ask him to do something beyond his skill level. Thanx in advance. Kevin

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Vintage Tool Rehab Projects #1: Disston #4 backsaw rehab-Part 1-Cleaning, repairing, rehabbing

04-06-2011 04:30 AM by Brad | 10 comments »

Disston Backsaw Rehab-1 Cleaning, repairing and rehabbing I was in Salt Lake City recently on business. After dinner I slipped into my pajamas to watch tv and do one of my favorite on-the-road activities—look for tools on Ebay. Now that my hand plane inventory has reached 7, it’s time to focus on some other tools. Apparently, if you want to build things out of wood, saws can be pretty helpful. It’s not that I don’t have any. I have a modern (read crappy) handsaw along with a 14″ Stanley...

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Woodworking Business #6: Two Woodworking Business Blogs

04-05-2011 02:25 PM by billb | 1 comment »

I haven’t posted here in some time because of suffering through a bad flu that really put me down. In spite of the flu shot, which I take every year, this monster was overwhelming and it feels great to be nearly well again. I decided to catch up a little by sharing a couple of my woodworking business blogs where I was posting a great deal before the flu monster overtook me. One of them is called the Woodworking Business Blog and the latest posts are about several of the jobs I did...

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Lessons in barnboard

04-03-2011 08:48 AM by superstretch | 4 comments »

Today I had a unique experience that really got me doing something I’ve wanted to for a long time. Some background: So I have a ~150-180 year old outhouse that the previous owner moved off its old foundation and next to the pool, where it now serves as a filter/pump house. One side of the roof was cedar shingles and the other was metal sheeting (think refugee camp and you get the picture). During one of our windstorms, which the area is notorious for, the metal sheeting peeled back l...

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Projects #1: First Cutting Board Project

04-01-2011 10:31 PM by smitty22 | 5 comments »

Well, like most of my projects, there’s a bit of a twisted tale behind this one, so follow along and I’ll spin it for you: A friend (I think) for whom I repaired a broken cutting board a while back donated a salvaged commercial board of solid edge-grain hard maple. Asked him if he wanted it repaired and I was grateful when he said, “No, just use the wood for something interesting.” My first thought was that the maple would make very nice glue-up for vise jaws for my new woodworking b...

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Refreshing basic skills #1: Remembering how to cut dovetails

04-01-2011 05:56 AM by David Kirtley | 5 comments »

I have been reading other people’s posts on hand cut dovetails and I thought about it and realized that I have not actually hand cut a dovetail in a long time. For those that don’t know, I have been getting myself set up again for woodworking and it has been nearly 20 years since I had a workshop. Most of my time and effort has been getting tooled up again and I can say now that I have what I want to work with. The last phase of acquisition was getting saws. To start with, I g...

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Skill Building #3: Mitered Dovetails - Part Three of Three

04-01-2011 05:09 AM by Smitty_Cabinetshop | 5 comments »

Lots of great input on the second installment of this mini-serial; how will it end?? For the third rehearsal of the joint, I took on the tails-first method suggested by @Alstar: Start with a pin board, cut and trimmed and mitered. Trace to tailboard, which is easier with pins that are mitered: Then cuts done to tailboard: And it assembled pretty well! Some smoothing or block plane action to clean things up and it’s not far from good. And for one addition...

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Skill Building #2: Mitered Dovetails, Part Two

03-31-2011 04:09 AM by Smitty_Cabinetshop | 23 comments »

Okay, if mitered dovetails are the objective and three tries is what it takes to make it happen, then here is number two… In pictures: First, set gauge: Mark tailboard w/ miter: Mark, knifeline and cut mitered edge: Using coping saw to clear the pin ‘waste’ between the tails: All Clean! Now for the challenge. Hard to scribe cutlines on the pinboard because of the miter cut: Cutting t...

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Building My Shop Before Retirement (the beginning) #1: How it was done #1

03-30-2011 08:40 AM by pjones46 | 7 comments »

The new home for my shop started two years ago before my retirement. All of the work was done by me with the help of a few paid carpenter helpers loaned to me by my nephew who has a construction company. Not including myself, all were Vocational school grads that have been in the field for a number of years. That includes the tree men, excavation, carpentry, and electrical. It all started by clearing the land of trees behind my house, then the excavation, then the foundation and fina...

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