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new tools

06-16-2009 02:09 AM by kosta | 7 comments »

Yo whats up everybody so we are closing one of our garages and we are expanding Viennas construction co and a lot of the tools in the garage we are closing are very old and we are buying new equitpment so my dad was like no one else will take this crap so you can have it. So im getting a delta rockwell 14 in band saw delta unisaw delta rockwell 8 in jointer and a big ass oil barrel with a motor on top to use as a dust collector and like some old flex hose. No most of these tools are at least...

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Traditional Chinese Woodworking #1: Liu Shifu

06-14-2009 05:47 AM by chscholz | 11 comments »

Forgive me, I don’t hang out here all that often. I finally had the opportunity to visit a master woodworker who still uses traditional methods and tools. So I thought I share a few snapshots with y’all. In fact traditional Chinese woodworking has been quite illusive. A few times a almost had the opportunity to visit a traditional shop it turned out that the woodworker retired and gave all his tools away. Finally, three weeks ago and with the help of good friends we were able t...

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What happens when you cut with a drunken saw. #2: The Man behind the Idea behind the Man behind the Board .. My very good accomplice..David

06-13-2009 01:25 PM by degoose | 13 comments »

For a long time I wanted to make a woven board.. even before LJs,. then after joining LJs I saw one and make one.Still looking for something different to impress my new found friends ,, had looked at curved designs and then I thought a curved woven boardI was just going to make it like the Drunken chess board.,. no rhyme or reason,. then along comes Patron aka David with his double curve.. so I just made the jig.. for the double curve spiral LL and …...It hits me ….that is can us...

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David's [aka Patron] double curve..my version of the jig? #3: Just kidding!

06-13-2009 01:05 PM by degoose | 8 comments »

Basic 1/4 ” plywood.. mark a line at a diagonal across the board.NB. the sharper the angle the longer the piece that can be cut.Inset two bearings on this line 19” on centre to enable the use of the 9.5” Radius template from the first jig with single curve. Fit a bolt in the righthand bearing and fit to the bearing in the base unit.. turn on bandsaw and cut the curve till you reach the line and then change pivot points to the left hand side of both the jig and the base unit ...

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LumberJONZ milling day out

06-10-2009 12:58 PM by daltxguy | 5 comments »

lumberJONZ ( LumberJocks of New Zealand ) – ok, a small contingent anyway – got together for some fun with my new mill, a Peterson ATS swingmill portable sawmill. On a fine winter day, we hitched up the mill tucked into a 7×5 trailer and set it up around a short section of Paulownia on a small farm just outside Christchurch. The tree had been felled a couple of years earlier and mainly what was left was a short section off of the stump and a single trunk section. This was our...

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Step-back Cupboard Build #2: Cutting and more gluing!

06-09-2009 06:27 AM by rwyoung | 3 comments »

Now that the sides are sized and cut to length, it is time for cutting feet and marking up to get ready for dados, rabbits and dovetails (dados, rabbits and dovetails, oh my! Sorry Dorthy.). The feet of the cupboard are cut into the sides and two lower front stiles. Notice that the “front” foot is slightly narrower than the “rear” foot. This 3/4” difference will be made up by the stile after it is attached. I drew the shape I wanted on some scrap 1/8”...

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Advanced photo editing made easy

06-09-2009 03:54 AM by Don "Dances with Wood" Butler | 6 comments »

Editing photos has always been regarded as something best left to advanced geeks and professionals. It seems to me, though, that everybody with a camera, a computer and an Internet connection should be able to get some personal satisfaction from this “advanced” technique. It isn’t hard to do, but you will need to give it your attention, especially at first until you get some experience with it. Don’t let that bother you. You’ve learned to operate woodworking t...

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Finished the Research and Making a WorkBench! #4: The Top...

06-09-2009 03:00 AM by RichClark | 2 comments »

Sorry I’m late.. but alot has been going on. Jumping back in Today were making the TOP… Only cut what you can glue up (trust me on this, Movement will kill you (and me I had to add 2 more sticks after I tossed several I just cut last weekend that did the Watusi on me and I decided it was cheaper to just spend another 16 bucks and get a pair of 10’ start over pieces) So, The Glue really needs to dry for at least 4 hours. On a good weekend I can really only make a pa...

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desk organizer part 4

06-03-2009 09:14 PM by kosta | 0 comments »

Yo whats up everybody here is episode 31 desk organizer part 4 the last episode of the desk organizer and the last video in my house here in Baltimore now this is a kinda short episode but I had a lot problems with getting everything to work right but It came out. I will have a new episode of the tool life in like 3 days.

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Spirals #6: We are not finished yet.

06-03-2009 02:23 AM by degoose | 18 comments »

Next step is to make the ends of the segments curved. Shell-like if you want.For that we need a new jig.. Yeah I know some of you haven’t finished the first one..!This is ultra simple.Firstly a fresh piece of ply .. 1/4 ” is fine.I inserted a bearing to make this more durable .. same same as last one.This was positioned 4.5 ” from the end[centred on the width] and an arc cut on the end via the circle cutting jig.. same same.Cut two fences same as the one of the first jig &#...

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