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Demystifying Door Construction

32 days ago by Todd A. Clippinger | 33 comments »

Constructing passage doors can seem intimidating. In this video I share with you how I built a custom door and demystify the process of door construction. One of the ideas that I really want to impress on everybody is this: Don’t be intimidated by new projects. When approaching a new project, most of the woodworking actions needed for it, you have done on other projects. By recognizing this, you create the mindset you need to build something that seems intimidating such as a door. I hop...

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Glued up, Laminated, Sculpted, OSB, Rocker Build

171 days ago by luv2learn | 15 comments »

This rocker is a James Cole creation. He has been good enough to share his plans, for free, with all who would like to build this beauty. You can find them here The first thing I did was to save his plan pages using the”save image as” function since the plans are not in a downloadable format. Once I had saved all the pages I imported the two plan pages into Matthias Wandel’s Big Print software. Since Mr. Cole drew his plans on a 1” grid is was easy to scale them...

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Gel Medium Photo Transfer Work #1: Damn you Gel Medium!

237 days ago by 7Footer | 5 comments »

For several months now I’ve been fooling around with transferring photos onto wood using gel medium, I started out with some old growth fir I had lying around the shop… Made several attempts and just couldn’t get anything I was real happy with, albeit I think part of it was just me being too anal about getting the picture to look perfect. I have several pics of the first few attempts I did with gel medium but not here at the moment, I got a new phone last month so the old ...

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Marketing and Selling your woodworking #1: Starting Point

419 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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French Polish Part 2 #1: French Polish Simplified

571 days ago by blackcherry | 15 comments »

Here we go with a simple method to French Polishing materials Cut material to your liking I find that these small swatch of material work great. Two piece padding one fit inside the other once folded and tied with a twist tie or rubber band. Next the product…. Store bought Shellac and as my lubricant mineral oil…I find that these small plastic dispenser work great at delivering droplet at a time to charge the pad, one or two drops per load of shellac works great. When making the...

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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)

448 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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Mobile Sawmill #1: New sawmill

477 days ago by RockyBlue | 6 comments »

Well, I’ve been busy with fellow LJ Scott Shaeffer http://lumberjocks.com/ScottShaeffer .We purchased a Norwood MX34 mobile sawmill. Our new company is called Wilfer Mobile Sawmill LLC.We offer milling services and will also be selling lumber. Our primary goal is to log and mill dead standing beetle kill pine and aspen, but we will also mill hardwood. Check out the video and our new website for more info. I’ve got some fun times ahead this summer! http://www.wilfermobilesaw...

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Milling Lumber (grudgingly) #1: What would you do?

1085 days ago by MoshupTrail | 14 comments »

It is interesting that the storm knocked over almost exclusively the red oaks. I lost 6-10 large (60-80 yr old) trees, 18-24” in diameter. So the question is, what do you do with vast quantities of red oak? It’s not the most popular wood, but it has some good qualities. These are just a few of the trees I lost. It’s a mess in there.

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Making simple boxes with inlay designs in lid.

955 days ago by Jim Finn | 1 comment »

I make simple boxes, mostly of cedar with poplar inlays. There are many fine ways to make boxes and this is about the simplest. I make them 11”x8”x2 1/2” deep with hinged lid. 8” is my limit of the width of wood so anything over that will have a splice in it, which I avoid doing. I start by planeing and re-sawing the 1” thick rough eastern red cedar to 3/8” thickness on my band saw. I then cut strips to 2 1/4” to form the sides ...

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Class On Kevin Rodel's Side Chair #1: Introduction

603 days ago by Grampa_Doodie | 6 comments »

This class will show you the steps that I took to build this really beautiful side chair designed by Mr. Kevin Rodel. Here’s a photo of just some of my chairs sitting around our kitchen table. I’ll be sharing several good things (and a few bad things) that evolved down in my shop while building ten of these gorgeous chairs. Hopefully you will walk away with a handful of tips that will make your chair building session a much more pleasant experience. I learned an unbelievabl...

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