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Scenic Woodturning Courses

08-11-2014 11:17 AM by stefang | 4 comments »

Every year my local tool dealer puts on an 11 day cruise here in Norway which caters to woodturners. The cruise includes free turning courses held by internationally known American, English, Norwegian and other woodturners. A lot of tools including bandsaws, sanders, turning tools, etc. are taken with. The cruise starts in Stavanger and sails to Honningvåg/Norkapp (land of the midnight sun). It’s probably pretty expensive, but surely a lot of fun for those who can afford it. A great way...

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Scenic Woodturning Courses

08-11-2014 10:41 AM by stefang | 9 comments »

Every year my local tool dealer puts on an 11 day cruise here in Norway which caters to woodturners. The cruise includes free turning courses held by internationally known American, English, Norwegian and other woodturners. A lot of tools including bandsaws, sanders, turning tools, etc. are taken with. The cruise starts in Stavanger and sails to Honningvåg/Norkapp (land of the midnight sun). It’s probably pretty expensive, but surely a lot of fun for those who can afford it. A great way...

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Shop Tips & Tricks #16: How to Plane Stock very Thin

08-08-2014 07:15 PM by GnarlyErik | 33 comments »

Planing very thin stock: Recently another Lumberjocker (John Hutchinson) asked for tips for planing stock down to 1/8” or so. Several people made good suggestions and I shared my own simple method which I worked out by trial and error years ago. I figured this would be a good tip to share in my sporadic blog on Shop Tips and Tricks. Power planing thin stock can be a challenge for several reasons. First is the danger of damaging the cutter head and knives by their contact with the planer...

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Hide Glue #7: Veneering columns with Liquid Hide Glue

08-05-2014 09:15 PM by Patricelejeune | 6 comments »

We did a new video on this hide glue series on a low-tech technique to veneer columns. Please comment it helps us progress in our videos and do not hesitate to ask question we will do a video to answer you.

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Biedermeier/30's Dining Room Table #4: - Ready for finish

08-05-2014 06:40 PM by Patricelejeune | 12 comments »

Last time I posted on that project I was steam bending my mouldings. The columned were veneered in a previous post. Since this post we had another job to do a video on veneering column with Liquid Hide Glue that we posted on our Old Brown Glue playlist on youtube. It is uploading at the moment so go see it later if you are interested in learning how to veneer columns, we are pretty proud of it. The columns were turned with groves to allow for black rings. T...

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Japanese Garden Bench #1: Milling the Lumber

08-04-2014 02:43 AM by Nelsjenn | 2 comments »

Hi Fellow Woodworkers! Ny name is Nelson, and I live in Arcata, California. I’m building a Japanese style garden bench and I can not believe that I having an issue already! Help! (LOL) I’m in the process of selecting lumber. I have narrow it down to Iroko or Jotoba, both good substitutes for teak. My woodworking cultist requires 2-1/2” thick boards to make the legs. Moreover, the back legs require boards with a width of 5-1/4” to make the back legs. I have been shop...

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Task Lighting Ideas

08-02-2014 12:26 AM by poospleasures | 9 comments »

After seeing Keifers nice light thought it would be good if some of the rest of us would share ideas. So here is some of mine. These can be used if you don’t have the best if lighting or your eyes don’t see as well as they used to or you just want work by spotlight.Drill Press spot lamp wired direct to DP switch for on/off. Arm is adjustable. Lathe spot lamp works well for the inside of bowls. Roll switch for on/off. Mounted on a hinged are and can be pushed back out of the wa...

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How to mortise a long rail.

07-28-2014 02:32 PM by Julian | 1 comment »

I am in the process of building another side gate for the house. I had two rails that were 55” long.Too long to fit in the mortising jig which I normally clamp to the workbench. I needed to raise the mortising jig approximately 9”. Instead of building something which would have taken more time and material; I looked around the garage and noticed the bottom drawer of my router cabinet was the size I needed. After emptying the drawer and removing the false front, it ...

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How to Make a Caducues #2: How to make the "Snake"

07-27-2014 05:28 AM by WildWoodMan | 0 comments »

How to make the Snake />Step 2) find your self a piece of wood that looks like a “Snake” lol, a) if you can not find one, then find a piece of “green” wood/ vineb) you can strip the bark or not, but it maybe a little stringy with “green” woodc) once you fished that, while it is still “green” take it and wrap it around your Staff/ Caduceusd) you can use sting/ hemp/etc. an {leave on if you like} to tie it down to the Staff/ Caduceus,e) let the &#...

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How to Make a Caducues #1: The Stage #1

07-27-2014 05:01 AM by WildWoodMan | 0 comments »

How to make a Caduceus:Step 1) find your self a Staff/ any species of wood, like the one in the photograph, does not have to be strait2) You can carve anything/ or not if you wish on the staff3) You can stain/ not, poly/ not, paint/ not if you wishyou can even wood burn if you wishjust let you imagination go Wild!4) see next step #2 Lastly find out what a Caduceus represents/ meaning

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