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Pen Turning newbie!

01-31-2009 03:53 AM by interpim | 5 comments »

I know this isn’t really much of a project, but the start of a bunch of projects LOL. I just recently purchased this pen starter kit from Penn State Industries http://www.pennstateind.com/store/TCLPROXX.html And got a set of blanks Now, what do I do? I should receive everything sometime next week, and I have never turned a pen before.Do I need anything special besides what is being offered in the kit? do I need special bushings for each kit I want to make, or do those come ...

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Hide Glue #2: Hide Glue Primer

01-28-2009 01:03 AM by David | 15 comments »

I am interested in hide glue for a number of reasons. The first of which is the “romance” of using a traditional method that has its foundations as far back as Ancient Egypt and the cabinet shops of Colonial America. I also appreciate the pace of using hide glue . . . slow while getting set-up and quick when applying the glue. I also like the reversibility of hide glue and the fact that it accepts stain and finish without leaving telltale glue marks like that pesky spot of PVA ...

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J.A. Henckels Kitchen Knives

01-27-2009 05:49 PM by woodbug | 10 comments »

I have a set of J.A. Henckels knives I got at a flea market. I was wondering if anyone knew of a place to send the to get new handles put on them. The ones that are on there are all split and some are missing pieces.

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The Craftsman's Path #53: Exposing the Jointer...

01-11-2009 06:09 AM by Mark Mazzo | 4 comments »

With a little bit of white chalk, I exposed my jointer today. The whole sordid tale is covered in the latest post on my blog. Thanks for reading!

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St Louis Area Wood Show - Collinsville, IL

01-10-2009 05:28 AM by tooldad | 8 comments »

I have spoken with a couple of LJ’s in the STL area. We have agreed to meet on Friday at the main entrance about 5:30 and shake hands, maybe grab a bite to eat. I will be easy to spot. I will have on a Cherry Red button up long sleeve shirt with Fox embroidered on it. That is my Friday attire. Most teachers dress down on Fridays, I dress up so to speak since I mostly wear polos during the week. I will probably have on a black hat with a F on it also. Finally I will be wearing my t...

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Time

01-07-2009 05:19 AM by Rogue | 2 comments »

I have come to see a photograph as a good analogy for woodworking. my new year resolution is to make more pieces for sale as oppossed to doing mostly commition and ordered work. This “photo” theme is the reason for this new direction. The world seems to have sped up. I have poeple that complain about how long things take to complete. In connection to that, they can’t beleive the price of my service even though I have one of the lowest shop rates for 100 miles. A still ...

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Mirrors from my Website blog #6: A Lesson in Business From an 11-year-old

01-05-2009 09:29 PM by Texasgaloot | 8 comments »

I’m trying to keep it all in the family, and it seems to make sense, at least to a degree. You see, in an effort to take a part of my woodworking business to the internet, I decided to pick up a pen turning lathe, a bunch of kits, and some padauk and rosewood. Good start, then I could get a feel for it, and perhaps hone my business skills. I shared all this great thinking with my bride, who thought it was great thinking and was therefore intrigued by the whole idea. Little did I know… ...

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Mirrors from my Website blog #5: A Lesson in Business From an 11-year-old

01-05-2009 09:29 PM by Texasgaloot | 0 comments »

I’m trying to keep it all in the family, and it seems to make sense, at least to a degree. You see, in an effort to take a part of my woodworking business to the internet, I decided to pick up a pen turning lathe, a bunch of kits, and some padauk and rosewood. Good start, then I could get a feel for it, and perhaps hone my business skills. I shared all this great thinking with my bride, who thought it was great thinking and was therefore intrigued by the whole idea. Little did I know… ...

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New Masters

01-04-2009 07:18 PM by Rogue | 1 comment »

I found my christmas present to myself in a hastings on the way to Spokane Wa for christmas. It was “The New Masters of Woodtuning” not to be confused with “The Masters of Woodturning” printed about 15 years ago. This is a great book not only for turners but for woodworkers period. Many of the artists in this book touched on something that I found important when designing. I was reminded of it as I was commentting on a fellow jocks blog. A true artisan who is devo...

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table saw fence

01-03-2009 11:45 PM by teenagewoodworker | 9 comments »

well I’m sure that many off you have had problems with your table saw fence before. and i have been having a lot of problems with mine so i decided to head to Lowes and purchase a delta T-2 table saw fence. i had to go to 3 of them before i actually found it. and it is a big box. it is a pretty beefy fence. so first i started by removing my old table saw fence and my router table. just to make the installation a bit easier. then i attached the rails to the table saw. lucki...

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