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making a 'bow tie' circle pattern - tutorial

01-10-2011 05:23 AM by patron | 42 comments »

my ‘did it my way board’ was done like thisthe tangents are the square of the circlethe thickness of the stock is that height of the squarethe width of the stock is the square and the two wingsof the circle combined(for my 1 1/4” bits it was 1”x1 1/2”).cut and mill the stockrun the round edges firstso the flat is still good for the coves later.the fence and the cutter tangent want to be exactso there is no loss in w...

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Post OP News. Thump-Bump, Thump-Bump, Thump-Bump

12-30-2009 04:56 PM by jockmike2 | 41 comments »

Ouch! That Smarts, I mean it still Smarts!!!! Even though I had surgery on Monday, my fingers still hurts like helk. Surgery was successful, they had a hard time waking me up, I have sleep apnea, so they were shaking me and hollering at me to wake up every 5 minutes. So I was in Post Op a little longer than normal but thats OK. I eventually got home and had some coffee and I was good to go. Today I get to see the Dr’s handywork, I have not seen my hand since my wife changed the dressing...

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i'm to old to push sheet goods !

07-31-2010 04:38 PM by patron | 41 comments »

howdy folks ,got some inquiries about some cabinet work i do .so here is a sampling of that . first off , let me say i have NOTHING to do with them , i am just a satisfied customer , i have used their CNC precut and ready to assemble cabinets for 15 years now , and thought you might like to hear about them , and see what it is all about . you do have to buy a catalog , mine cost $40 15 years ago , i don’t know what the deal is now , as they have R...

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rain gutters #2: waiting for water

07-05-2010 06:20 AM by patron | 41 comments »

some of you might remember my previous blog about my rain/snow gutters ,i finally got some time to progress on them , as i have been working away from home for a while now , first two pictures are from that post , about the cutting jig ,and an actual 6” PVC x 20’ pipes cut 1/4 out of ,making a tube that wraps up and over my metal roof to catch rain,and stop the snow from sliding off the roof , both of which have been just wasted water fo...

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"Art Box" Tutorial #14: Dividers

08-22-2009 03:12 PM by Andy | 40 comments »

Updated 1/15/12

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Gathering Ideas #1: How to Make the Square Hinge Work

05-30-2015 09:20 PM by Jerry | 40 comments »

I recently had someone ask me why not make my hinges square since I was planing the back side of them flat. Truth is I considered it, but could not get past the problem of the hinge jamming into the box as it rotated. If you look closely at the picture below, you can see how the corner of a square hinge rotates down into the imaginary box in the picture. Anyone have any ideas?

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cope and stile doors #1: just a cab door tutorial

07-14-2010 04:08 AM by patron | 40 comments »

hi folks ,i have been doing some catch up work for a friend ,who’s cabinets i built and installed years ago .since then he has changed the kitchen slightly ,and needed some new ones .so i decided to show you all how i have learned , over the years .as a cabinet door maker in shops around the country ,and some of the things i have learned about it .i go for fast and easy , nobody pays me to take my time on this stuff ,get it out last week !this is only 7 doors i am making now ,but have m...

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Uncharted Territory... My First Inlay & How I Did It

12-03-2010 03:47 PM by Maveric777 | 39 comments »

Well, I been hanging around here at Lumber Jocks for going on a year now. I have learned so much from so many, and can honestly say I owe a lot of what I know today to the sharing of knowledge here. So after attempting my latest “Exploration” into the wild world of woodworking I figured this would be a good a time as any for me to pass along a little blog on how I did my “Dreaded Inlays” ..... Long story short, I was hit up by a coworker asking me if I could build h...

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Ebonizing; Steel Wool and Vinegar

09-05-2008 02:04 AM by Allison | 39 comments »

A few months ago I had read an article about ebonizing wood with steel wool and vinegar. Awhile back I tried this and absolutely nothing happened. I never even tried again. Ebonizing is a stain of sorts I guess. I also have heard there are several ways of doing this. The reason the original article caught my eye was because I sure as hell don’t have the money to buy Ebony (wood), and I am forever wanting or needing dark/black wood for my projects and I do not like to use paint, to the ...

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Tips for Picking Saw Blades

12-15-2009 10:42 PM by knotscott | 38 comments »

-updated 2/4/2015 Good blades are analogous to good tires on a high performance car…they can ultimately determine or limit the resulting end performance. There are a number of different factors that should be considered in saw blade selection. Decent quality is essential or you’re sunk from the beginning, so skip the cheapos even if they’re a “good deal”. Two inferior saw blades that cost the same as one decent saw blade are still inferior. It’s sort of like ...

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