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Tips and Jigs for the Shop #1: Introduction - Purpose and Plan

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Blog entry by Jim Bertelson posted 10-07-2009 09:50 PM 1451 reads 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This last week I realized that although I have not been a woodworking hobbyist per se, I have been working some in the shop since the 70’s. Over the years I have encountered a few things that are simple and inexpensive that might be useful to others.

I am enjoying the help, suggestions, and comments of Lumberjocks with vast experience and skills that I will never be able to attain. This is one way of trying help others in a systematic fashion. I would like to do even more, but since I am still working, and have a shop to rehabilitate, this will probably be about right for my time and energy. If I get this started now, as I come upon items of general usefulness, it will be easy to document them in a preorganized place.

I will add the first entry later today, that I have documented in my blog. I will try to be very explict, use pictures and drawings where appropriate, and assume that the reader has little or no experience….you know…like me.

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska



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pommy

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#1 posted 10-07-2009 09:55 PM

Jim i think its wonderful that you want to share your experience with us young woodworker thank you…

-- cut it saw it scrap it SKPE: ANDREW.CARTER69

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#2 posted 10-07-2009 09:58 PM

Are you posting here or in a blog, and do you want others to add information and technics?

-- Carpenter assembles with hands, Designer builds with brains, Artist creates with heart!

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a1Jim

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#3 posted 10-07-2009 11:29 PM

Hey Jim
I still work but have been fortunate enough to aid at the local high school (when I have a free day) wood shop since oddly enough the shop teacher is new to woodworking and I teach adult woodworking for our local community collage once a week. It’s a lot of fun and the students seem to get a lot out of it. So like every one just do what you can with neighbours or friends and you’ll get 10 times more out of it than you put in. Just the desire wanting to help is great.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Jim Bertelson

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#4 posted 10-07-2009 11:34 PM

Dan,

Dan and Pommy and Jim:

I am in a blog, but I’m not blogging in the usually sense. Critiques and additions would be appropriate in a blog, but let’s face it, a more useful format for the user would be a section where everyone could put in tips, jigs, plans, and one could browse it or search it. I figure my abilities are in the bottom few percent of this forum, and there have got to be huge storehouse of information locked in the minds of some of the members

I couldn’t find the right forum section, so I decided to start it in my blog. Actually, there might be some credibility in having a Tips and Jigs section in the Forums, but since I am so new, I did not feel it was appropriate to make such a suggestion. Maybe there is some place that would work that I missed. So I just thought I would start my own series in a blog.

I made the first entry at work when I had a few spare moments, now I am at home. I was going to edit my first entry, to discuss this some, but you beat me to it.

Oh, and by the way, there is a parallel course of thinking going on about making an annual CD of Lumberjock’s projects, but that is a totally different type of project. http://lumberjocks.com/topics/10707#reply-110113

This blog series was brought to mind as I was making a pattern for a push block, that I copied from a picture I liked. But the pattern is line art, something you can cut out, done real life size, and trace around it and cut it out with your band/scroll saw. I couldn’t find one I liked on the net, so I made my own. Thought, wouldn’t it be nice if someone had already done this and put it in a pdf or some such? So, I wanted to make it available for others. That’s where this started in my brain. That, and the method of keeping my RAS fence registered accurately so that I can measure off the ruler on the fence for crosscuts. Simple stuff, but time saving and useful for others. And I just wanted a space I could drop things I encountered that I couldn’t find elsewhere.

So what do you think? Should we talk to Martin about another forum. Should we put stuff in one the the current forums. Or should I just do my stuff in my blog? Or should others join me?

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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a1Jim

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#5 posted 10-08-2009 12:27 AM

Hey Jim
I’m a little confused if your suggesting that there should be a forum just for tips and Jigs or one for patterns.
I’m sorry I don’t get your concept. I guess if others want a forum just for tips and jigs and Martin wants to do it it would be fine. We can get to the same info by going to shortcuts then projects and then jigs on the LJs toolbar.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Jim Bertelson

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#6 posted 10-08-2009 02:22 AM

Well, I was just wondering what people wanted to do. I think I will just proceed to do what I started out to do, which was to write my own separate blog series of my own hints, tips, jigs, patterns, etc, rather than calling them projects, which they really won’t be.

So, I guess my answer to Dan will be, he should put his own jigs, hints, etc in his own blog, projects, forums, etc. That is what my orignal concept was. And let search find them, as you suggested.

Thanks for the input

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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