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LJ Gateways #2: Gateways to Projects

01-18-2011 02:21 PM by MsDebbieP | 15 comments »

The following are gateways to project/blog/forum postings re: the identified topic(more coming soon)     LumberJocks’ Projects/Skills Gateways Bandsaw Boxes Benches Birdhouses Bookshelves Bowls Candle Holders Canes Clocks Coffee Tables Cradles Decks Doors Entertainment Centres Frames Guitars Hinges Jigs Kids' Projects Pen-Making Planes Sanding/Sand Paper Scrollsaws Toys All LumberJocks’ GATEWAYS Safety Tips ...

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Huck is Back!!!!!

01-12-2011 09:44 PM by Huckleberry | 9 comments »

So I have been hit with a lot of emails asking where we’ve been. We took a break and re-focused our material. We had some good things and some bad things on our show. So we hope to get rid of the bad (lighting, poor audio, better clarity ect…) and enhance the good. We have out fitted ourselves with nicer camera equipment and tools, of which we will be airing some buying tips as we wanted to keep it like the average “Joe” shop. So here are some pictures of the upgr...

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #223: Presentation Makes a Difference

01-12-2011 02:50 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 5 comments »

Among the many hats I need to wear in running this business, photography is one of the most important and also one of the most intriguing. Although I realize that I will never reach the level of a professional photographer, I have seen a great deal of improvement in my photographs over the years and I am still learning to make my photographs better. This in itself can be a career, as many of you know. I look at the beautiful photography our own LJ member, tyskkvinna (Lis) does and her inte...

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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’ http://lumberjocks.com/projects/42141 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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DragonFly Harp #3: Making the Pink Harp

01-04-2011 06:31 PM by Donna Menke | 3 comments »

Started the new year off right with many hours in the shop working on the harp project. I’ll try to keep track of my hours- a good guess would be about 10 hours to date.I don’t kid myself that working with this foam is anything like working with wood, but I need to get a prototype before I can even think about making working drawings.I spent a lot of time trying to get my styrofoam pieces to stay in the right plane before I got the brain storm to make some supportive blocks at the...

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Trying My Hand At Inside Out Turning

12-29-2010 02:20 AM by OttoH | 0 comments »

Well I have had my lathe for 39 days now and am continuing to experiment with it. I decided to do an inside out turning yesterday and since this is an experiment not a project, I decided to do a short blog on it. For those of you nor familiar with inside out turning you quarter a block lengthwise and put it together so all of the outside corners are now the inside corners that touch each other. I used double-sided tape to do this and then wrapped the ends with a heavy-duty tape. I then mo...

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RIG - A - JIG

12-23-2010 05:26 PM by patron | 20 comments »

recently i was asked to figure out a way to mountunder table hinges and stopsfor a series of square tables to round folded wings (4 each).when the wings were folded upthey had to lay flat to the underside flushwith the table top(no room for crumbs or crud to gather)so had to be inset to bothhere is the generic jig i came up withwith the top and wings upside down and a business card in between themfor spacing i cut out the hinge profile (twice)and registered the jig to the corners of the topwi...

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Dust Extraction #1: Rectangular Ducting Will it work

12-20-2010 04:34 PM by Jamie Speirs | 7 comments »

I’m now looking at putting in ducting for my new shop. I know it is a bit early considering I may only get occupation by the 1st April 2011.I’m hoping to have the DC and power points fitted prior to moving in the machines.I’ve found a great 10” x 2” plastic section. It also comes in 4” x 2” To me this seems better than using round:It is easy to make junctionsInspection traps would be easierIt takes up very little space So my question to the know...

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New "Little Good Pieces" blog post - Tenon Shoulders Made Easy

12-16-2010 06:12 PM by TheGravedigger | 0 comments »

There’s a new post on the Little Good Pieces blog – Tenon Shoulders Made Easy. Read about my trick for sawing tenon shoulders by hand. Check it out! http://littlegoodpieces.wordpress.com/2010/12/16/tenon-shoulders-made-easy/

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"Palm Box" tutorial

12-08-2010 07:30 AM by Andy | 88 comments »

I am very sorry that the tutorial is still down. I lost all the pictures and just have moved on to other things. But the good news is that others have come to the rescue with their own tutorials and are just as good…even better than mine.Here is one by Scott http://lumberjocks.com/projects/58221Andy

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