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How To Make Segmented Lidded Boxes Using Milk Container Tops.

852 days ago by Grumpy | 10 comments »

I recently posted a project called “Milk Bottle Tops & Scrap Wood”, http://lumberjocks.com/projects/57351 There was some interest in the concept & some of you requested a blog on how they were done.So I thought I should get on with it before I forgot the whole process. LOLThe whole idea started from a need to cut down on all the scrap pieces of wood and composite material lying around in the shed.We all have those bits that we won’t throw out. They will come in ha...

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Marketing and Selling your woodworking #1: Starting Point

295 days ago by huff | 13 comments »

Marketing and selling your woodworking (What’s the best way?) Well, there’s a lot of ways to go about marketing and selling your work, so I thought I would take the time and write a series on just that. Some of you may be familiar with the series I did a few weeks ago on pricing your woodworking. I received a lot of positive response to it and a number of woodworkers showed an interest on doing a topic on actually marketing and sellin...

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How to price my woodworking (and sell it) #1: How to price your woodworking to make a profit (and sell it)

323 days ago by huff | 22 comments »

How to price my woodworking?(And sell it) Part 1 So where do you begin to answer such a simple question; or is it that simple? I’ve heard this question asked so many times and I’ve heard so many one liner’s for an answer:• “Know your market”• “You can only sell it for what the market will bear”.• “I sell it for enough to support my hobby” • “It’s just a hobby, so what does it matter as long as you at least cover your material cost”.• Cost of materials x 2.• Cost of...

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Segmented Bowl Clamping Jig

290 days ago by lew | 17 comments »

After turning a bowl recently from a solid chunk of log, I thought it might be interesting to try my hand at a segmented bowl. After researching the procedures, I figured I better start with a clamping system to glue the stacked rings. There are a wide variety of clamping devices listed on the various turning sites but they are all discrete units. In my little shop, there just is not any more room for an additional piece. I am at the point where when something comes in- something else has to ...

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Wood Tumbler #1: Prepping the motor.....

854 days ago by dakremer | 21 comments »

This journey started out with me asking a question about what I could do (woodworking related) with a blender motor I salvaged. See the forum topic here. Cranesgonewild (an LJ member) gave me a link to a project another LJ member had posted. Here is that project by Filinvested. The project is like a rock tumbler (for polishing rocks), but instead of rocks it takes cubes of wood and turns them into beads of wood. Pretty ingenious idea. So I decided to make one. My mother and stepmother ...

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Drill Press Station - Table/Lift/Fence/Vise/Drum Sander

307 days ago by steliart | 6 comments »

Drill Press Station – Table/Lift/Fence/Vise/Drum Sander My drill press is a small inexpensive bench top type, and until I get a good floor type one I am trying to get the best out of it. One of the first things I did was to change its old pole with a stainless steel one. Why stainless steel? Well it was the only piece I could find that matched the diameter and you can slide up and down smoother. So the pole got a lift-up of about a foot taller. One of those ikea wire sh...

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Raised Panels with a Straight Bit. What? You're Crazy!

351 days ago by GarageWoodworks | 0 comments »

You can get the plans to the tilting fence if you want here: Plans I’m on TwitterI’m on YouTube Subscribe!

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That glass smooth finish

942 days ago by Ricksfaith | 2 comments »

There are probably multiple ways to do that glass smooth finish on wood. I’ve always known it as being a piano finish… the kind of finish one would see on fine and expensive pianos. I’ve always liked the appearance and duplicating that finish was at first a mystery to me, especially on wood. I’m basically self taught in woodworking and doing finishes on wood was trial and error. Believe me when I say ‘ERROR’! I’ve made a few along the way. I learned allot a...

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Scroll Saw Portraits - HOW TO #2: Part 2 - Full Non Video Tutorial with screen shots.

447 days ago by MichaelAgate | 16 comments »

Hi everyone, Not sure if you seen my previous message about the video. The quality was just so bad, I couldn’t post it. The resolution was set too low. What I have below, is a tutorial on how to create your patterns. I made the tutorial as simple as possible by showing you what to push and click. I didn’t spend any time in explaining the program or any real features. My goal was to give you something that you can follow by simply following the instructions. This tutorial should...

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What the heck is it?

1059 days ago by Steve Good | 16 comments »

This might be the strangest project I have ever built but I think I like it. I posted this over on my blog tonight and I thought a few of you Lumberjocks might get a kick out of it also. The idea is not original to me but I did come up with my own design. If you care to know what it is watch the video and find out.

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