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Basement workshop #1: The first bench

01-04-2012 11:41 AM by Nighthawk | 6 comments »

When my partner and I bought and moved into this place just over nine months ago, the basement was a total shabbles… the basement as now just a shabbles. I still have to save my pennies to get the floor concreted. But in the mean time still have a workable area just for tinkering. (we all like to tinker right) Not being on a huge wage and still really recovering from the shock of owning a home when we moved in I just slapped a bench together with bits I found about the basement…...

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Medieval dugout chest . #2: This thing is going to destroy my truck .

01-02-2012 06:20 AM by randomray | 5 comments »

I imagine a dugout chest has many names , but I have also heard them called log chests in english . I like dugout because they are just like dugout canoes . They are made from a whole section of a log so that name works well too . The basic idea is you get a section of tree about 6ft “2meters ” to 12ft “4 meters ” long and hollow out the inside after spilting off one side . More detail latter . As for tools many of our traditional hand tool designs go back hundreds in ...

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Replacement Speaker Boxes #2: Clamps are off...

12-30-2011 08:22 AM by Nighthawk | 0 comments »

Been a bit slack and well christmas and all that no excuse… anyway both speakers now glued and set, the back piece is not yet glued in, so we can assemble the wiring to the actual speakers when finished etc. Clamps are off and the long slow timely process of sanding to get them loooking good. This will also hide any inperfections of our glue up… Doh Have taped newspaper over speaker faces to protect them the best we can, so no dust can get in anyway. Also have done the same to ...

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Maintenance Week

12-27-2011 03:24 PM by T. D. Reid | 1 comment »

First off I want to thank everyone for your warm welcomes to Lumberjocks and thank Kelly aka Master Sergeant for giving me the idea to make my Avatar Sergeant 1st Class Orville P. Snorkel from Beetle Bailey. Being a retired Sergeant First Class from the US Army is a huge part of my identity and as my wife told me last night Sarge fits me. This is the first maintenance week that I have taken sense wood working has become my full time job. For those of you who follow Mark Spagnuolo on The Wood ...

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Carpenter Pro - Cutlist Diagrams for iPad/iPhone with Wood Grain Direction Control & Muliple Stock

12-24-2011 08:56 AM by SmartCutter | 7 comments »

After a month of development based on the feedback I got here, I finally managed to release Carpenter Pro, this time, it calculates how many plywood sheets are needed to finish your project and get detailed cutlist diagram for each stock sheet needed. It allows you to specify the dimensions & grain direction for your stock sheets material, specify the dimensions and the required grain direction for each part you need to cut for your project, and set the kerf amount, then watch this app ge...

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Box Joint Fence for the Dado Crosscut Sled

12-12-2011 09:24 PM by Bob Simmons | 5 comments »

For all Details…Check out the following link….. Box Joint Fence for the Dado Crosscut Sled................. ...................The Apprentice and The Journeyman University The Apprentice and The JourneymanLearn more, Experience more!

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Squaring my miter saw

12-11-2011 06:19 AM by thiswoodshop | 2 comments »

I had a Ryobi 14 Amp 10 in. Compound Mitre Saw. It was working fine but could only cut a max of 5 inches wide boards. I was in the market for a new on but all of the sliding miter saw was so costly. I even considered a Harbor Freight one, but even at that it was a $100 and more for one. I decided to check out craigslist.com and found a Kobalt one there for s feel. Well, after I got home I found out why it was so cheap – it was not square. I tried a couple of time to square it up but it...

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Building the shop #3: quick update, ramblings...

12-06-2011 07:29 AM by MrMeasureTwice | 0 comments »

Hi folks,Been trying to make progress in the shop every weekend. I have no evenings available during the week due to my work schedule and long commute. So, weekends are made for woodworking, or in my case, for getting ready to do woodworking. So far, progress has been good and steady until last weekend. Saturday was one of those days where I needed to really be a husband and give some focus to my wife and so I did. We had a nice time on Saturday and I even persuaded my beautiful wife to ac...

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Carpenter Cut - Optimal cutlist diagram for iPad/iPhone

11-23-2011 04:03 PM by SmartCutter | 7 comments »

After my previous post here, I got numerous feedback and great ideas from professionals on this site on how to optimize the cutlist diagram to make it useful for professional wood workers. This lead me to develop “Carpenter Cut” app for iPad/iPhone devices. It goes like this: Start with a sheet of plywood (e.g. 48×96), tell it the dimensions and quantity of each part you want to cut from it. Specify the kerf (size for your saw blade (0.125 is the default)), and indicate gr...

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Workbench #17: Completion

11-22-2011 05:17 AM by CartersWhittling | 22 comments »

Hello, this is probably my last workbench blog entry, now that my bench is complete! Like I said in my last blog, the workbench has been complete a couple weeks before this post on November 12. With my last post I had wrote about completing the base. After I had the base assembled, glued up, and drawbored I placed the bench top onto the base. Previous to putting the top on the base I had put one coat of boiled linseed oil on the underside of the top. The top is removable from the base, I deci...

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