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Extremely Average #8: Helsinki Games of 56'

01-10-2010 05:46 AM by Ecocandle | 4 comments »

The long cold winter swept over Jones County. It had been days since I had ventured past the threshold and I was nearly out of pot stickers. The Meeks residence was at Defcon 2. I was getting stir crazy. Action needed to be taken, so I bundled up, put on a sweatshirt and a coat, followed naturally by one additional coat, and topped off with a pair of gloves and a smart chapeau. The world outside waited and I was certain that there may would be an impulse tool purchase in my very near...

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Extremely Average #7: To and Fro

01-09-2010 05:44 AM by Ecocandle | 9 comments »

It is all back and forth, to and fro, over and over again, until my fingers are sore and angry. Actually my fingers are not only angry, they are bitter and told me in no uncertain terms, “Listen bub, we know you are excited about your new little sharpening station, but either we get a break, or we will wrap ourselves around your neck.” I am not brave, so I relented and decided to take a break from sharpening. I checked and my fingers agreed that they would be more than willing to eithe...

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Extremely Average #6: My Plan

01-08-2010 03:10 AM by Ecocandle | 9 comments »

Someone once said, “Plan your work and work your plan.” Or was it, “Plan your woodworking at work, so you can plan on working on wood after work?” Either way, I have a plan. Over the last several years I have spent a good deal of my time building spaces in the virtual world of Second Life. I have designed hundreds of pieces of virtual furniture and I want to learn how to bring them into the real world. I realize that most readers are now scratching their heads with their tape measu...

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Extremely Average #3: A Tenuous Grasp

01-05-2010 12:56 AM by Ecocandle | 15 comments »

“Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers.” -Alfred Lord Tennyson As you may know, I have mortised. Can mortise be used as a verb? Obviously it can, though I am sure my 7th grade English teacher is rolling over in her grave. Actually, I don’t know if she is dead, probably just wishful thinking on my part. I digress. What is a mortise without a tenon? It is sad. It is lonely. It is unfulfilled. It is ying without yang, peanut butter without jelly, Simon without Garfield. Ok t...

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Extremely Average #2: Reflections of a Mortise

01-04-2010 12:59 AM by Ecocandle | 8 comments »

Stepping through the beveled corner, art deco inlay, looking glass, into the world of woodworking is an experience that is humbling to say the least. On another woodworking site, a blogger posed the question, are ‘Dovetails’ overrated? The article was well written, the comments were astounding. The debate between the pro-tail vs. the pro-choice factions was more contentious than an abortion debate three days before a presidential election. Wonderland indeed! The one point that I t...

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LJ Woodworking Awards - Winter 2010 #2: Call For Entries

01-02-2010 05:33 PM by Martin Sojka | 4 comments »

LJ Woodworking Awards Winter 2010 entry period is now openand will close on January 31, 2010 at 3 PM CDT in the category: Yin Yang – the dark and the light. Where would one be without the other? Create a project that uses colour (dark and light wood, stains, etc.) to convey how contrasts work together to make the whole. When you post your project describe the Yin Yang effect that you created. Prizes Summary~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1st place – $...

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Darrell Peart's Aurora Sofa Table #6: A Class Act

12-24-2009 07:26 PM by CaptainSkully | 4 comments »

It looks like we’ll be running down to SoCal at the end of February to visit family & clients. We’ll take advantage of the opportunity to hit the Gamble House Joinery Tour, hit Disneyland while the kids are at school, and most importantly: Darrell Peart’s Greene & Greene Details I class at the William Ng School of Woodworking! I noticed that Marc Spagnoula (Woodwhisperer) is teaching classes there (i.e. Hall Brothers Frame, etc.). I’m really jazzed because...

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Thank you to all .

12-02-2009 02:08 AM by ashahidan | 8 comments »

I would like to thank all members who have welcomed me to Lumberjocks. I hope I won’t be a lonely woodworker anymore now that I know I will more friends with whom I can share my projects and views and comments on woodworking.Email me any time. I have a lot of time to read and reply all mails. Thanks again.

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Game Table the legs

11-22-2009 05:49 PM by dryhter | 1 comment »

Hey Everybody, Well, here it is Christmas time, and if you are like me, you are contemplating a special Christmas gift. This year I decided to make a Game Table and this first video will deal with fabricating the table legs. The inspiration for the legs comes from Federal style furniture,the detail that caught my eye is an embellishment at the foot of the leg. I found it was not as easy to duplicate as I had thought and it, became necessary to improvise. A couple of jigs solved the d...

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WoodWriting Haiku Thursday's --by RusticWoodArt #62: Wood King-doms

11-19-2009 05:08 PM by frank | 4 comments »

Wood King-doms ….what the kings see here,is the opportunity,to go and create….—-by flp ————————————————————————————————————————————————————- Thank you.GODSPEED,...

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