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A Strategy for Woodworking #22: Curiosity

8 hours ago by Gary Rogowski | 0 comments »

What causes us to look round the next bend? What makes people want to fly or cross the ocean or play with fire? Why do you do something and then do it again just to see if the results will be the same? Why ask why? All these questions are asked because of a simple if not altogether human trait. This urge pushes us to try things to see what will happen. Like a dog putting his head down between the rocks to sniff out a scent. What is there? What was there? What might be there? Is it that ...

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How to Make a Caducues #3: Rod of Asclepius

33 days ago by WildWoodMan | 0 comments »

How to make Rod of AsclepiusStep 1A – See step (#1, #2)a) you can get a idea of where to put the “Snake” on the Staffthe longer the Staff the longer the “Snake” if you likeIf you like or 2 Snakes, but if you put two “Snakes” on it now becomes a Caduceus.b) see next step

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

33 days ago 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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Heads Up--Reconditioned Festool Sale

45 days ago by HillbillyShooter | 4 comments »

Just received the following email and thought I’d share with any interested LJ. These sales only seem to happen once a year and sell out quick  Recondition Tool Sale Begins July 14th, 2014! If you’ve been thinking about getting your first Festool power tool or expanding your current stack of Systainers, this may be the best time! We are currently offering a rare opportunity to purchase Festool factory-certified reconditioned tools at substantial savings to customers in the ...

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Old Tools

66 days ago by Jagadeeswara | 3 comments »

I have always had a passion for restoring things. One of my favourite activities is the resuscitation of old tools. Not only for the beauty of displaying them, but to give them a new sense of purpose and put them to good use. I pick up old tools at any chance I find. They can be from friends or family that no longer have a use or interest for them. I have found many tools cast away as rubbish and one of my favourite pastimes is routing through piles of rusty parts at secondhand markets. &#...

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A Strategy for Woodworking #1: Joinery Details

73 days ago by Gary Rogowski | 4 comments »

Joinery is the art of knowing what wood to remove and what to leave behind. Reductive & simple, yet seductive in its intricacies balancing negative space with strength. Take too much wood away and you leave no strength. Take too little and you’ve compromised the tenon. You are the joinery designer/ engineer. There are several important details to know about wood and its properties. Double a board’s measure in height and it is twice as strong as doubling a board in its width. Hmm. Wood ...

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My Beginning Days #4: Grizzly Tent Sale #1

100 days ago by Kaa162 | 6 comments »

I went to the Grizzly tent sale this weekend in PA. It was quite the experience. First, I spoke to a rep on the phone who suggested that I get there about an hour ahead of time… Try 2-3 hours. By the time we go there, there were at least 200 people in front of us. By the time the tent sale opened, the line was SUPER long. When the clock struck 8am, you have never witnessed a line move as fast as this one. We were so far back and yet it took seconds ...

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Jigs, Jigs, Jigs...

136 days ago by Josh Hall | 0 comments »

Check out my latest blog post on workshop jigs and aids, click the link below. http://joshhallfurniture.weebly.com/1/post/2014/04/jigs-jigs-jigs.html Hope you enjoy Josh Hall

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The FREE bench vise for the adventurous.

151 days ago by jordanp | 7 comments »

I hadn’t planed on making a new vise this weekend. It all started when a friend called and said his dad had a broken down craftsman radial arm saw. He had asked if I wanted it because he was going to haul it off to the dump, of course my response was heck yes! That’s a free tool stand at minimum. I tore it down and used the stand for my bench top drill press.I took the motor off to keep just in case I needed a replacement for something down the line. My 3 yr old was very fas...

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Got my first Lie-Nielsen. Why am I not excited?

162 days ago by Steve Diogo | 16 comments »

I got my first Lie-Nielsen tool today: A ¾ inch bevel-edge chisel. From everything I’ve read about Lie-Nielsen, I knew this would be an exciting day… a milestone that marked a new phase of working wood. I’ve lost hours looking at the Lie-Nielsen website and catalog, imagining the day I’d open my first LN box and hold the tool that would immediately jettison me into a new level of craftsmanship. After reading a great blog series on building a quality tool collection slowly (sorry, I’...

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