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How I loaded huge walnut log

03-20-2011 11:56 PM by Built2Last | 9 comments »

Since I built my sawmill a year or so ago, I’ve had one major problem. Getting logs here to mill.I tried using my log arch but, with a 24” diameter log on it, there is no fun at all in pulling it on the highway with a big log, “just a swingin” behind you, held by a couple of straps, on a trailer with no springs. I’ve tried pulling them on the trailer and then pulling them off, but that way tearing up my trailer. My trailer is a 20 footer, abou...

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Chip Carving Class - Quilt Squares #9: Lesson 4: Proper Technique

03-18-2011 03:24 AM by MyChipCarving | 21 comments »

Lesson 4: Proper Technique Needed in this lesson: chip carving knife, basswood practice board, mechanical pencil, t-square We’ve all heard many times that “practice makes perfect”. But really this is faulty advice. It’s not “practice” that makes perfect, but rather, “perfect practice makes perfect”. This is very true when it comes to chip carving. Developing proper technique from the start will lead to good results in short order and a ...

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the straight and wide

03-17-2011 10:56 PM by patron | 36 comments »

hey gang back again here on the shop floorthings were getting ‘wobbly’ out in the sunso i reinforced it till the TGI floor joists go on i started by stabilizing the outside beam ends with temp. bracesmaking sure they were the same distance from the end of the house.and with three blocks the same thicknessi screwed one to each inside end of the beamand stretched a nylon string over them for 60’(the wind was blowing so i did it inside where the beam shielded the string)....

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Egg Cup Holder

03-15-2011 06:43 PM by AlexHarris | 4 comments »

A quick video of me making an egg cup holder, enjoy!

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Chip Carving Class - Quilt Squares #8: Lesson 4: Pattern Transfer

03-15-2011 01:53 AM by MyChipCarving | 16 comments »

Lesson 4: Pattern Transfer The goal of pattern transfer has got to be to get the pattern on the wood as quickly, easily, and accurately as possible. That should be our goal. In this video I’ll show you three methods for pattern transfer. The first two methods work fine and I used them exclusively for many years. But they are slower, more difficult, and not as accurate as the third method – which is using the Pattern Transfer Tool. I suppose you can tell which method I pre...

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Wooden Slingshot

03-14-2011 06:38 PM by AlexHarris | 5 comments »

Hey LJ, Check out my video showing how to make a wooden slingshot like the classic ones you can by. Maybe make one for your kids and prove to them how exciting woodwork can be.

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Chip Carving Class - Quilt Squares #7: Lesson 3: Pattern Development, Part 2

03-13-2011 05:48 PM by MyChipCarving | 13 comments »

I know that drawing and working on patterns is not enjoyable for many chip carvers. With that in mind, we will start carving tomorrow. I’d still like to encourage many of you to give pattern development a try.I’ll provide some patterns for you to carve. Adding your patterns to the mix will give our finished project more variety. Also, there’s a great sense of satisfaction knowing that the pattern you are carving is one that you came up with on your own. Here’s an...

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Magic Wine Bottle Holder

03-13-2011 11:37 AM by AlexHarris | 8 comments »

This was a project that I posted on youtube a while back which I had a lot of fun doing do I decided to share on LJ. Enjoy, Let me know if you have any questions.

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Combo Drum Sander #2: Thickness reducing sander

03-13-2011 12:21 AM by tyka | 11 comments »

Hi folks. After some design changes and fine-tuning the drum sander is finally completed. Here’s a point by point description covering some of the steps I feel important to take on this project. Pictures should help where I’m not so clear. I will post the surface sanding option, some dimensions, and final comments in Part 3. Here it goes….. hope you like it. Main Body: Made with ¾” maple veneer plywood and solid maple for the pillow block base. Assembled first with pocket screws to check t...

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Chip Carving Class - Quilt Squares #6: Lesson 3: Pattern Development

03-12-2011 11:15 PM by MyChipCarving | 8 comments »

Lesson 3: Pattern Development The project we are tackling in this class is a chip carved quilt. Quilt patterns lend themselves very well to chip carving. Geometric in nature, various elements of a quilt pattern can be removed to create a carved version of the fabric quilt. If there is a quilter in your household, no doubt there will be a book, magazine, or quilting journal in the bookcase, magazine rack, or under the bed (maybe only in my house). Get one out and page through it thinking...

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