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Saw Talk #28: Sharpening Western Saws - Full Length Instructional Video

451 days ago by Brit | 107 comments »

Aimed at those new to saw sharpening, this instructional video is 2 1/4 hours long and covers the theory, the tools and the practice of sharpening western saws. You get to look over my shoulder as I sharpen four saws – two backsaws and two hand saws. I’ll explain the saw sharpening process and how you apply it to different scenarios. I really hope you find it useful. As to the production quality, I’ve done the best I could. I had to record it outside, so there is a bi...

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Diary of a Wood Hoarder #1: In the beginning was...broken chairs

42 days ago by CFrye | 77 comments »

Seems only right to start this with “Hi, my name is Candy. I am a wood hoarder.” And I’ve only begun! I’ve been actually woodworking for a year and a half (more or less). Available hardwoods at the local box store consisted of red oak and poplar. Now don’t get me wrong, there is some amazing figure in quarter sawn red oak and beautiful color variation in poplar. However it didn’t take long, hanging out here at Lumberjocks, for me to be craving some variety....

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resawing #2: first test of the new jig!

1899 days ago by Gary Fixler | 42 comments »

I routed in grooves on the fence of my new resawing jig for screwing logs to it, and with that, it was ready for action: Here’s a video – shot on yesterday’s lunch break, edited together last night, with the jig I made on Sunday – of my very first resawing work. The Timberwolf blade works very well, with no resistance and a clean cut. The Craftsman 18” wood/metal bandsaw is a slightly different story. It’s wobbly, which is just a ‘feature&#...

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Shop Skills #5: Using Toner to Add or Change Color

1810 days ago by Todd A. Clippinger | 35 comments »

Sorry for the False Start Guys… I had the privacy setting turned on when I posted to YouTube. (D’oh!) It’s Finally Here! Whew! It takes a lot of work to shoot a video, edit, and get it posted to the internet. I am still struggling with posting to the internet. My HD file sizes are too big to be accepted by BlipTv and YouTube, and once I get the size down to an acceptable limit, they lose quite a bit of quality. This is a bit frustrating and makes me sad to see al...

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Dimentioned Lumber, How far to go?

1869 days ago by Karson | 31 comments »

Damian posted a blog and was asking about dimensioning a board that was bowed. When I read his title I thought he might be asking my question. It wasn’t so I’m going to ask it here. When I buy wood at the sawmill I usually get 5/4 stock so that when it dries it’s still a little over 1” thick and can be planed to a great board. Sometimes the wood is 1 3/8 to 1 1/2” thick. Should all of this wood be planed to 13/16 or so. Or is it desirable to keep them thick...

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A wonderful surprise from Jamie in Scotland.....

1301 days ago by lilredweldingrod | 30 comments »

Here I sit, on a cloudy, cool, uninspiring day in the Mojave Desert and Momma comes in from the mailbox. And Says, “Who do you know in Scotland?” “GEE, JAMIE!” I hollered. I cut the package open and ….................looky here at what I got! A beautiful piece of burl made it across the big pond. Now my mind is racing and searching for the inspiration for a project that will impress Jamie. All that comes to mind is Mafe! Where are you when I need you? lo...

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I've got wood!

762 days ago by BritBoxmaker | 29 comments »

Just for those of you in the States who think your wood is expensive. The little beauty in the foreground is African Ebony. 32cm x 5.5cm sq’. It cost me £25GBP, thats about $40US.Bringing up the rear is a piece of Pau Amarello at a relatively modest £3, $4.80. Ebony is very difficult to get over here in anything bigger than turning blank sizes. Unless you are a banker/oil baron.

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Proud of my Buddy #1: First attempt at carving

2583 days ago by Lee A. Jesberger | 29 comments »

Hi all; I always mention my buddy Bruce, and here’s a post dedicated to him, (even though he’s still alive) knock on wood. He has no experience in wood carving, other to set a hinge or something. When we were building the Philadelphia Pie Crust Table, he would work on parts like turning the post, laying out the pattern for the top, as well as cutting it out and hollowing the middle of it with a router. The 1 inch thick board becomes about 5/8 inch in the middle are...

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Facebook #1: Trying really hard to get business off the ground - Need LIKES

1218 days ago by Panga Design | 27 comments »

My name is Al and have recently set about making a living (trying) from my hobby in woodworking. Facebook is an integral part of marketing the products and I am currently striving to reach 100 LIKES on my page. I have two questions: 1. Is there anyone else out there who uses FB for marketing? and if so how is it going? 2. Would anyone who has read this be willing to like my page here: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Panga-Design/107616129306422 Thanks all in advance and please fe...

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Wood Species #1: Name This Wood

1518 days ago by WoodArtbyJR | 27 comments »

Rick (schlemoe, Roseburg OR) placed a picture of a piece of wood on the Projects page and asked for help in identifing it. At last count we had 26 comments trying to help identify it. We had some real interesting thoughts posted. So, I thought I would post a picture of a piece of wood and see how many correct identifications we could log. The difference in this case is I DO KNOW WHAT IT IS. Let’s just test our wood identification knowledge. This should be an easy one for you. ...

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