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A Strategy for Woodworking #1: Joinery Details

43 days ago by Gary Rogowski | 4 comments »

Joinery is the art of knowing what wood to remove and what to leave behind. Reductive & simple, yet seductive in its intricacies balancing negative space with strength. Take too much wood away and you leave no strength. Take too little and you’ve compromised the tenon. You are the joinery designer/ engineer. There are several important details to know about wood and its properties. Double a board’s measure in height and it is twice as strong as doubling a board in its width. Hmm. Wood ...

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A collection of 50 woodworking blogs you may not know about

94 days ago by JSB | 3 comments »

Woodworking inspiration is all over the place. And the cool thing about the internet is that the inspiration is available to everyone for free. One of the best and most dense places for woodworking inspiration is of course here on LumberJocks. But what if you’re like me and want more. I can’t seem to get enough of other people’s woodworking perspectives lately. So, I’ve put together a list of 50 woodworking blogs that you may not know about. For those who are intereste...

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The "I'm Not Worthy" Project Log #7: Cross Cut Sled - Winging It!!!

156 days ago by DIYaholic | 22 comments »

Besides motivation, energy and time….I need a cross cut sled. I’ve checked out most of the various sleds and “Super” sleds here on LJs, from the basic to the multifunction/multipurpose sleds. All these possibilities led to a paralysis by analysis situation. Since I was worried about how accurate my “first” sled would be, I decided not to over complicate things by making a “super sled”. I figured why put so much effort into something I wasn...

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Shop Notes #8: Murphy's telling me to do this! Screwed up again!

157 days ago by DocSavage45 | 12 comments »

Been rehabbing my office furniture for my little office. No money, just time. Got some advice from A1Jim as to how to go about finishing the piece. Don’t have dyes, or money to buy it. Sanded out nicks and groves. Sealed the top. Didn’t match the desk design. So I did a test piece of Rustolium espresso. Test board matched colors in desk. Sprayed one coat on desk top. Neutral finish showing grain patterns! Success. Next day thought about two finishing options. Water bourn...

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Chisel Mallet Angles Made Easy

1217 days ago by swirt | 26 comments »

I’ve seen several posts here on LumberJocks related to someone making a mallet for chiseling (not the round ones for carving) and wanting to know what the best angle is to put on the head. I put together a complete mallet making post that includes an angle method recommended by a few old Timber Framing Books as well as some woodworking magazines. Here is the complete source of this post which includes making the mallet from start to finish, and in case you are only interested in the...

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Making an Adjustable Try Square

278 days ago by Tim Dahn | 22 comments »

Making an Adjustable Try Square is a pretty staight forward build, here are the parts: I chose rosewood for the handle, approx. 4” X 1/12” 1/2” Some brass, 5/16” rod,1/4” rod and 1” flat stock (about 1/16”)Brass inserts and screws 8-23 X 1 1/2” long. The handle must be flat and square if you want a square that is square on both the inside and outside reference. Check the width with calipers and get it exactly the same on each end, then...

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Ebook: Mission Furniture by H. H. Windsor [1909]

295 days ago by WoodDweller | 7 comments »

Here is a scan of the book “Mission Furniture” by H. H. Windsor [1909]. Its got plans and illustrations for many a design. I see more than one I would like to make. Part 1: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/23770/23770-h/23770-h.htm Part 2: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/23991/23991-h/23991-h.htm Part 3: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/23666/23666-h/23666-h.htm

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1.5 million dollar cabinet for inspiration

316 days ago by botanist | 11 comments »

I haven’t seen this posted on Lumberjocks yet, so I thought I might bring it to the community’s attention. A woodworker in Australia took six years to create this cabinet out of 34 different types of wood, including petrified wood and it’s valued at $1.5 million.

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Building and distressing a Farmhouse style table #2: Painting and Distressing

321 days ago by Kevin | 1 comment »

I started out by painting the corners with a bluish green color, then brown over the entire table. I forgot to take pictures of the brown, but I’m sure you get the point. Then a few coats of White. The blue is called Tropical oasis, the brown was oak barrel, and the white was Wedding Carriage. After the final coat was completely set up I went over the edges and corners with 80 and 120 grit sandpaper to show some of the other colors and a little bare wood. Next I just have to give the wh...

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Simple Green blade cleaning

2203 days ago by steveosshop | 8 comments »

I thought I would put this out there as a blog. I had been looking for something to clean my sawblades with. I thought about some of the kits available from woodoworking stores and online, but while I was looking found a blog on simple green. I started researching that and found a couple quotes from members of the Freud company about the product. I don’t know how credible they are, because I could not find anything out about them or it on any publication from Freud. It did spark my inte...

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