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The Basement #40: New Sharpening Jigs

157 days ago by JL7 | 28 comments »

Made a few more updates to the sharpening cart. Last cart update is HERE. I was inspired by Randy (DIYaholic) with his blog HERE But don’t tell him that, his head is already swollen…....here’s the proof: Also got some inspiration from Joey (joeysjunk) HERE for the t-track idea. I got a hoard of free MDF, so that seemed like the way to go for the base. 3 layers glued together with a pair of 3/4” pockets for the “wolverine” style bars to slide...

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Online Scroll Saw Class - Incredibly Fun Adventures in Scroll Sawing #1: Introduction - Sign Up and Objective

1102 days ago by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 135 comments »

Hi, Everybody! My name is Sheila Landry, although many of you may know me as ‘Scrollgirl’. I’ve had that nickname for over fifteen years now and chose it because I LOVE SCROLL SAWING! I work as a contributing editor for Creative Woodworks and Crafts magazine and I also have my own pattern business called Sheila Landry Designs where I sell my original scroll saw and painting patterns. I was asked by MsDebbie if I would like to host an online scroll saw class here on...

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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)

407 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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Marketing and Selling your woodworking #1: Starting Point

379 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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My Garage/Work Shop Makeover #14: New Drill Press Table

329 days ago by MT_Stringer | 6 comments »

For several years, I have had a small bench top drill press. I made a table for it out of 3/4 inch plywood. It worked OK, but just wasn’t as good as could have been. When I upgraded to my current drill press, I transplanted the table and sold the other press to a friend. Since I am building a rolling stand for the drill press, I decided to upgrade the table also. I chose the plan from Shop Notes Issue #94. Features of this table include the following: large work surface (15×...

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Transferring Images to Wood #1: Day One - Prep Work & Stickin It To the Man!

386 days ago by KnotCurser | 10 comments »

Due to a recent project I've posted, I have been asked by many LJ’ers to do a blog on just how I was able to get such a clear image fixed onto a piece of oak. Here goes nothing…......... Items Required An Image (flipped horizontally) printed on a LASER Printer. It can be color or B&W – either work just fine in this application. Paper – Regular copy paper works just fine. Do NOT use photo paper – it will most certainly not work. Wood – I prefer a light color...

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Hand Tool Journey #11: Crown Handle Replacement Surgery..

431 days ago by Airframer | 12 comments »

As mentioned in my Workbench Blog I was planning to replace the gents style handle on my 8” Crown Gents Dovetail Saw with a more suitable one. This will be more of a photo essay than anything but lets just say most the pics are of take 2 of this event lol. I am pretty happy with myself for getting the saw kerf cut free hand with nothing more than a scribe line and a HF flush cut saw :-) Sadly I was so “in the moment” that I forgot to take pics of the procedure. I hope ...

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How to use a Kerfmaker (trying to help out!) Blog.

1389 days ago by mafe | 37 comments »

How to use a KerfmakerOk, many asked me this question, and I have seen it again and again on LJ. If you need to find out how to make one, you can see my Kerfmaker 'Brass'n wood'. Another fun gadget is the tenonmarker:http://lumberjocks.com/projects/39236 I’ll try to explain, as well as I can, feel free to ask questions if I do not make myself clear (I’m only human): Collect what is needed, in this case a base stock and two thinner side stocks, and of course a Kerfmaker...

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Shop Made Dowels The Easy Way & Two Useful Ways to Use Them

1586 days ago by stefang | 37 comments »

Why make dowels when you can buy them cheap? Well, you can’t buy dowels in every kind of wood. Also you might be working on a project and you don’t want to take the time to go to the store to get them, or maybe you like to be self sufficient like me. Dowels made on a lathe or with a router jig take a lot of set-up time. With this method you only have to prepare the stock, do a little carving on each end and in about 30 seconds you have a nice long dowel. If you like that idea a...

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Mobile Torsion Box Workbench #1: Background, Research, and Requirements

533 days ago by Ron Stewart | 3 comments »

This is the first of a series of blog entries describing a mobile torsion box workbench I recently completed. I posted a project summary a few days ago (Mobile Torsion Box Workbench). The overall series will cover construction plans and details, material costs, and odds and ends. In this entry, I’ll describe some of the factors and thought processes that led me to build this bench the way I did. Some Background about MeI’m an occasional woodworker. I probably average three or f...

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