One thing nice about not being allowed to use glue, No glue clean up and you can pre-finish all of the parts before assembly. On my finishing blog I wrote about using Pumice and Rottenstone as a wood filler, I thought I’d try something different on this cabinet. I used my private blend Danish Oil (1/3 Boiled Linseed Oil BLO, 1/3 varnish, and 1/3 Mineral Spirits). I squirted it on the boards and used a 120 grit Random Orbital Sander (ROS) to sand the oil and sanding dust. In doing that I wa...
It’s time to get busy and creative again… Summer 2008 edition of the LumberJocks Woodworking Awards is here. Feel free to compete in one or both of the following categories: One Man’s Junk – … is a LumberJock’s treasure! We’re testing your creativity on this one. So, put your woodworking caps on and think of an innovative way to reuse some old hardware, reclaimed wood and/or recycled junk and turn it into something unique and special. In the descr...
After Martin announced the Summer Contest and the Themes Garden Project and Wood Joinery I started thinking about what I wanted to build. The contest rules state “Wood Joinery – Let’s get technical – but without glues, metal nails, screws or other mechanical fasteners! Yes, this is the “WOOD JOINERY” challenge for all you LumberJocks out there. Let’s see what you are made of – or rather what your woodworking project is made of. If you can build it wit...
Time to turn my attention to the back. The locking mortise and tenon had been designed and it was now time to cut the mortises in the sides of the back. They were marked thru the holes in the sides and tape placed on the back to give the ends of the mortises. Using the horizontal router table. A view from the side. All of the wedge key tenons were made long so they are now being cut to the appropriate length minus 1/8” to allow for the back to move. And cut the wedge tenons to the co...
Almost Done> As I was reading the previous posted blogs on the construction of the Summer 2007 LumberJocks Joinery, I noticed that I failed to complete the posting of the latch for the cabinet door. Not only had I failed to post it, I had failed to install it. I wanted to use something like a clothes pin. The little loop that catches the wire for hanging clothes. I had created my wire simulation out of wood. This was installed in the end of a shelf board. The space behind the Holl...
10 Chances to win fantastic prizes in the 2009 Summer Awards!It’s the awards time again, but this time with a twist! Just one category… LumberJock Garden Bench – Whether you live in an apartment or on a grand estate a garden bench is the perfect place to sit, relax, and savour life’s gifts. Create the ideal bench for your outside environment and join our Summer Awards! Be sure to describe why you selected the design and show us the finished product in its new home. ...
I frequently hear from my partner Keith that I create projects and then “make work” for myself. He says this because I am not really satisfied with creating one version of a project. If I envision the projects several different ways, I can’t help myself but to make them all. I know that isn’t the most efficient way to work, but it is part of me that can’t be helped. I figure if I can picture it several different ways, then others will appreciate having the ch...
Another outstanding LumberJocks Woodworking Awards event is over so it’s time to officially announce the winners. The winning projects were selected from 54 total submissions in an online voting held from August 1 to August 7. 123 votes were cast during this period. And here are the winners… ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1st Place – 217 points 2nd Place – 109 points 3rd Place – 109 points 4th Place – 103 points 5th Place ̵...
Our great Summer 2008 LumberJocks Woodworking Awards are over so allow me to officially announce the winners. The winning projects were selected from 84 total submissions in an online voting held from Aug 4 to Aug 7. 211 votes by 110 voters were cast during this period. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ BEST OVERALL LUMBERJOCK 1st Place – GaryK (448 points) 2nd Place – Michael Brailsford (142 points) 3rd Place – Karson (133 points) ...
As announced by Debbie in our first eMag issue we are having our special Dress for Summer week here on the LumberJocks. I’ve changed the commission on following two shirts to exact $0 till June 23rd: LumberJocks Logo T-Shirt ... aaand … LumberJocks Logo Women's T-Shirt Wear your new LJ shirt proudly during the summer months – especially on the LJ Picnic Day, promoting LumberJocks everywhere you go! More publicity = more sponsors = more challenges = more prizes...
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