Well, we all have big dreams on what tools we would like to have in our shops. This is one I would like to get – CNC Router by Shopbot. Imagine being able to cut your project by simply laying the wood on the table, turning on the machine, and go get a cup of coffee or a soda while the machine does the work. When you return, the pieces are cut out, ready to sand and assemble. If done right, the accuracy should be better than you can get by hand. Ok, so part of me loves that idea. ...
Let me invite you to visit our two new kids in the LumberJocks woodworking forums family: Safety in the Woodworking ShopBefore you pick up those woodworking tools, take the time to ensure your safety in the shop! Eyes, ears, fingers, and lungs are all at risk when working with wood. Share your tips and stories of “lessons learned” to help others protect their health. Designing Woodworking ProjectsLooking for information on designing your projects? Having difficulties reading project pla...
Weekend activities and some praise for the unsung shop workhorse. Click here for the post. Thanks for reading!
Tis the season for sawdust! Click here for the post. Thanks for reading!
This post talks about the basic process I go through for every furniture design project. Click here for the post. Thanks for reading!
This post is a pragmatic look at the choices between hand a power tool woodworking. Click here for the post. Thanks for reading!
Since I already blog at my own domain I did not want to duplicate all of that content here at LumberJocks each time that I made a post. So, I asked Martin if it was appropriate for me to have blog entries here at LumberJocks that link to my own blog. The answer was a resounding yes – in fact it was encouraged! So, Beginning with this post I will have some short into text and a link to entries on my blog. If you are using an RSS reader you can still subscribe to the posts if you...
Last month, I visited the home of Paul & Linda Fulcher, publishers of Canadian Woodworking Magazine. (See the first part of this series). This week, I was able to ask some questions for the MsDebbieP’s Company interviews series. THE HISTORYThe Canadian Woodworking Magazine was first published in 1995 and was black and white print on newsprint pages. The magazine was, then, a “freebie” given out at wood show, focusing on the province of Ontario for the most part. Paul and Linda...
It’s Official!! We will definitely be helping to “Save The Children”. How? Build something to auction/sell for the fundraiser Decide on a method to auction/sell the item .. (ideas to follow) Promote event with press releases and posters (coming soon) Put your project up for auction/sale Collect money and send to our contact at Save The Children (contact information to follow). Deadline: December 1st, 2007 Funds collected will be gathered by and...
View all current entries In order to continue challenging us to develop our creativity and woodworking skills let me present another challenge to you, with the support of Popular Woodworking. Google SketchUp is a powerful yet easy-to-learn 3D software tool that is currently being discussed in each woodworking forum or group. Yes, it can save you costs during the designing phase and it will boost the creativity of your finished pieces when you master it. And what’s the best ...
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