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Interview with Eric Gorges, Host of A Craftsman's Legacy

09-20-2014 01:43 PM by Todd A. Clippinger | 11 comments »

There is a new series on PBS that focuses on the American craftsman and how they make a living with their hands titled “A Craftsman’s Legacy.”. In this video I talk to Eric Gorges, who is the host of the show. Eric gives us some insight to the meaning behind this series and why he wants to throw a spotlight on the under-appreciated craftsman and artisans in America. To find out more about the new series “A Craftsman’s Legacy” on your PBS station, you ...

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Dutch Pullout Table From Reclaimed Fir #2: Basic Bones

07-14-2012 07:28 PM by Lee Barker | 0 comments »

The legs are approaching 4 inches, glued up from four pieces but laid out so that it looks like 3. Tapers were eyeballed on one and transferred to the other three and sanded. Rails are 5/4 (finished) reclaimed pine, just a few knots.

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Finishing Tips #1: Blotch Control (Homemade)

03-24-2011 07:45 AM by pjones46 | 21 comments »

I have been working on a project in Cherry and before I finished the desks I decided to try out some of the General Finishes Dye stain but on the scrap test pieces the blotching was driving me nuts. I came to this site and tried all the suggestions until I came across the discussion proclaiming that Charles Neil’s pre stain conditioner was the way to go. Bought some, tried it and still had minor blotching but it works well. Watching his video he said it was a water based PVA enhanced pro...

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LJ Interviews #46: Knotscott

03-15-2014 01:45 PM by MsDebbieP | 26 comments »

This interview, with knotscott is from the March, 2014 issue of our LumberJocks eMag   1. How did you first get started working with wood? Woodworking was an evolution that went from watching lots of home shows on TV, to trying to do small projects around the house myself, to taking on bigger projects. While rebuilding our front porch railings, I made a chamfer cut on a post with a borrowed router that totally changed the way the post looked. After that I was hooked for life! M...

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A Video Collection Of Table Saw Jigs

02-01-2014 03:13 AM by JSB | 6 comments »

Hey LumberJocks. I often get people asking me to make a video on different table saw jigs. I currently don’t have the need for one so instead I put together a nice collection of various table saw jig videos from various sources on YouTube. For anyone interested here’s the link to the list: http://jayscustomcreations.com/2014/01/a-collection-of-table-saw-jig-videos/

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Beautiful end grain cutting boards free project plan

11-25-2007 07:31 AM by dewoodwork | 94 comments »

Construct these beautiful end grainCutting boards Hello fellow woodworkers,In the spirit of sharing woodworking knowledge I am writing this tutorial for anyone interested in constructing these beautiful end grain cutting boards. Take a look at the photos of the four styles I have made, or create your own pattern’s and follow the steps I have outlined in this tutorial. Questions and comments are welcome, enjoy. For this board I used maple, walnut, lyptus and purpleheart. White oak, wa...

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The Pizza Peel & The Tomato Pie Recipe

07-12-2013 04:48 PM by thewoodwhisperer | 15 comments »

A pizza peel is a giant spatula intended to deliver a raw pizza to the oven as well as pull the cooked pizza out. Professional versions feature long handles that allow the cook to reach the very back of the oven. A version for the average home can be much more compact. The pizza peel I designed can be made from any wood you like and certainly doesn’t need to be made from expensive woods like bubinga and figured maple. And before you give me crap about it, these were scraps from pr...

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Dungeon to Lair: That's the plan at least... #23: Thien Thing (build), Different Day...

03-23-2013 02:05 PM by DIYaholic | 5 comments »

Yes, this is ANOTHER Thien Top Hat Pre-Seperator B(uild) log, or blog if you will!!! I have the in/famous HF 2HP DC, which has been “Hot Rodded”, but that will be another blog entry. My build was inspired by Pitbull over on In The Workshop with Charles Neil. While that build inspired me, I took many liberties and ultimately came up with my own design. (FYI: I’m using a 30 gallon galvanized trash can as my collection bin.) While researching the build, I stumpled upon th...

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Jigs etc. #3: Simple Circle Cutting Jig for the Routing Table

03-26-2011 05:58 PM by BritBoxmaker | 20 comments »

Hello all. I’m about to make a small box featuring curves. Something I don’t do often. Curves that is, not boxes and it occurred to me to feature the jig I will be using to build it with. Yes I know I’ve recently posted a couple of circle jigs for the bandsaw but there is more than one way to skin a cat and its always useful to have an alternative to call on. This is it Its just a sheet of 6mm Perspex with three slots cut in it and a 6mm pin inserted in a tapped ho...

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The Humble Hand Brace - A Beginner's Guide to Restoring, Buying and Using #1: Part 1 - Restoring a Brace to 'Like New' Condition

08-15-2011 10:41 PM by Brit | 59 comments »

In a recent tool gloat, dakremer showed off three lovely braces he’d purchased and said “Now I just have to learn how to restore this kind of thing”. WayneC was first to congratulate him and then proceeded to drop me in it (only joking) by saying “Brit has lots of experience in restoring braces”. Later in the comments dakremer said he would love to restore at least one of them to like new condition. Always a sucker for punishment, I agreed to do a blog on restoring a hand brace and I’ve...

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