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work van/truck shelving and storage ideas #1: 1997 dodge ram 2500 work van buildout

01-12-2011 10:15 AM by optimusprime | 3 comments »

just decided to start a blog on the adventure of creating a work vehicle that any carpenter would be proud to call his/her own. I’ve got a thousand ideas running through my mind however, i felt that maybe i shouldn’t rush into it but get some advice from people of a like nature. O.K. my project is going to be specific to a 1997 dodge ram 2500 cargo van. if anyone has any cool ideas or pics of stuff they have done to their vans please get them out. Now do not be bashfull, iR...

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TV Stand #2: Making the front face frame... Next Step..... Ideas Welcomed

08-09-2011 01:05 AM by Angela | 3 comments »

If anyone has a suggestion or idea, please feel free to add a comment. As I said I’m sort of making it up as I go along. If took me a while to decide on how to secure the face frame. As I mentioned before I received this idea from re-assembling my parents TV stand. Once thing I was surprise to notice when I disassembled theirs, was how little glue was used. I believe their TV cabinet was from Ethan Allen. I contemplated using a tenon joint, and then I settled on dowels. After thin...

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(video) Tools needed for a beginner woodworker :D /what I started with

07-15-2013 03:52 PM by Woodworker_Collins | 3 comments »

Here’s a video for all you beginners who want to know what are the best tools to start with….http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQgQaRUIF1U

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basic financial planning #12: A couple of minutes very well spent.

05-18-2011 06:43 AM by BigTiny | 3 comments »

How many of you just check the total and write a check when you get your credit card bills? BAD PRACTICE! I told all my clients to go over their receipts and check them against the bill every month. Why? Extreme example but true: I had a client who took my advice and went over his bills. No receipts, but few enough entries that he could remember what each charge was for. All that us except one. It was a charge for about $50 and it was from a company he didn’t know. It wa...

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Minature Bud Vase

06-12-2011 12:45 PM by AlexHarris | 3 comments »

Hey LJ just posting a recent video I did on making a tiny bud vase I make from Australian Red wood. The shape is not perfect but it looks nice because of its size. Enjoy!

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Workshop Development #24: Can you fit 4" dust collection hose to 4" PVC S&D pipe? Yes you can!

05-07-2011 05:31 AM by dbhost | 2 comments »

This is an older video I made to answer a question on Phil Thien’s forum about if you can fit 4” DC hose to 4” S&D pipe. The answer is a quick and simple yes. The video was to prove it to doubters. I thought LJs might be interested so I am sharing it here!

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Woodworking with Aaron #1: Carving with Aaron blog 1#

02-20-2008 07:18 PM by aaronmolloy | 2 comments »

Can anyone give me some tips as I would like to carve a number plate for my house in the up coming week can you please tell me what type of carving chisels I will need for the job and the best finishes to apply and all the tools I will need

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Easy made toolboxes from "leftovers"

02-11-2012 10:51 PM by theSawdustSurfer | 2 comments »

I really like projects when i can go down to the shop and use what i already have without going to the store and buy “the optimal” wood for “the perfect” solution. It started with purely practical reasons i have a small shop with almost no storage space and before i can buy more wood i have to get rid of the old. therefor i started doing projects with scrap pieces. its fun, you have to let the wood define the project, so to speak. and if you are a novice like...

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Benchtop Work Holding - Handscrew Clamp Modification

01-20-2015 12:38 AM by nashley | 2 comments »

This will be my first post on lumberjocks so I thought I would start with something simple. I’m in the process of gearing up to make a set of dining chairs and was looking for a way to secure work to the top of my bench. I drilled some thru holes in the top of my bench that will allow the clamps to be oriented towards the front or towards the side. I’ve seen bar and pipe clamps used this way but I don’t think I’ve seen handscrew clamps used this way. The bottom jaw ...

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Junior Cert Woodwork Project #3: Junior Cert Woodwork Project 3

01-20-2013 11:50 AM by Woodworker_Collins | 2 comments »

Hi lumberjocks!!!!! Its been a while, i hope everyone had a great christmas! im sorry i havent posted anything but ive been very busy with my boxing, winning the louth championships, and with school but im glad to be back. So as i said i would here are my sketchup drawings of my project so you can have an idea of what i want it to look like :) and heres my start to the project i have all the hand cut finger joints cut and i think its looking good!

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