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Router Lathe Duplicator #3: Build Part 2

08-11-2013 05:08 PM by AlexHarris | 4 comments »

Build part 2 of the lathe duplicator series. For free plans for this duplicator and for more on how I built it, see here: http://thiswoodwork.com/router-lathe-duplicator/

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Framing Squares #1: Board feet with a framing square

07-27-2013 06:46 AM by christopheralan | 5 comments »

So ya know all those numbers on the sides of the framing square? Turns out they are really useful! I have a few other videos out there, and it is time to share with my friends at LJs. Enjoy!http://youtu.be/4kjcO4LxxxU

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Shop Tips & Tricks #1: Shop Tips

12-03-2012 10:03 PM by GnarlyErik | 13 comments »

In the past, most old guys like me jealously protected their shortcuts and tricks to guard their job from competitors. I’ve seen many old fellows actually turn and place their bodies in front of their work to keep someone else from seeing how they did something, and they were not too bashful about doing so either. But, a lot of the old knowledge is disappearing now and some hard-learned things may disappear forever. I’ve learned a few tricks in my six decades of work related experience, and w...

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Beginner Questionaire for JN1C3 #1: First ??? "Glue Lines"

08-11-2012 01:43 AM by Jason™ | 12 comments »

Here goes my first of many and I do mean many….. Glue Lines It seems to be hard for me to get my glue lines to disappear. I sand and sand trying to get them to go away but can’t seem to eliminate them. The mallet I made, on the top where I put in my splines it looked great at first but then the next day I came to see my dried glue item. They are very faint but can still be seen until I put few coats polyurethane. I noticed some black marks also but this may be from the ch...

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Picked up quite a bit of free scraps

08-08-2012 12:23 PM by Jason™ | 4 comments »

Hello fellow LJ’s I just wanted to write a short message and see if I could get some ideas for some small beginner projects to work on and also post on here to get some constructive criticism to help me learn better techniques and also become better at what im really interested in trying to accomplish. Now for the scraps I got recently, I went to a local wood craft place where they make custom built ins such as cabinets, ent. centers, etc.. The gentleman I spoke with was very h...

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Routed Sign Making #2: Design, Layout and Cut letters for Routed Sign

01-07-2012 05:23 AM by 3DBMe | 6 comments »

Sign Carving: Week One PROCESS: Prepare Wood Design Print Overlay Trace Mask – Optional Knife Cut – Stop Cut (Make visible for ease of routing) Welcome to the Class! Pick your material of choice to carve. My dog Chewy and I have chosen authentic aged Barn WoodI steam the board in a clear plastic bag to disinfect and kill any bugs and remove dirt by blowing the board with compressed air being careful not to ruin the surface. Also remove any extraneous...

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random #30: Tape Measure Hero

12-18-2009 12:05 AM by Gary Fixler | 10 comments »

I haven’t been around for awhile. I’ve been super lazy. I have worked on a few small things, and I’m starting to get it into gear again, getting the garage cleaned up and organized and making things once more. I will be returning to the fun here soon, probably just after the holidays. I miss this place and my fellow woodworkers :) In the meantime, I give you some tape measure tricks:

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