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A book about the business aspects of Furniture Making

A book about the business aspects of Furniture Making

01-23-2011 10:46 PM by travisowenfurniture | 3 comments »

I loved this book. Though some of the specifics in this book aren’t up to date (written in 1984) and doesn’t even apply to the US (written in the UK), I found this book to be incredibly insightful and informative. Alan Peters apprenticed under Edward Barnsley, the son of one of the founders of the Arts & Crafts movement. He gives a concise history of the movement as it started in the rural countryside of Britain, catered to a public which could actually afford the work, and...

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Sand Devil

Sand Devil

11-11-2010 02:05 AM by bluejazz | 5 comments »

I hate sanding. Among woodworkers of course, that about is as unique an impression as ‘Hitler was a bad guy’. This tool truly does make sanding easier. First off, cutting sandpaper and getting it into my 3M sanding block was a major pain. I’m sure there are better choices than 3M in sanding blocks and making your own is an option. But this Sand Devil has been a huge improvement for me. First off even with my Sandpaper cutting jig, cutting to size is burdensome if ...

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Classic joints with power tools

Classic joints with power tools

09-22-2010 02:35 PM by mafe | 19 comments »

Classic joints with power tools. By: Yeung Chan 2002 ISBN-13: 9781579902797ISBN-10: 15799027908 This guy is an inspiration!The book are excellent, really good illustrated in pictures and drawing, good explanations.And the work of Chan are so delicate and with so simple jigs, that I have to bend in the sawdust for this guy. A book for the all! No matter what level of woodworking you are, I’m sure this book can inspire.- to see his works in the back of the book, makes you los...

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Woodworker's joint book

Woodworker's joint book

09-22-2010 02:27 PM by mafe | 15 comments »

Woodworker’s joint bookThe complete guide to wood joinery. By: Terrie Noll 2002 ISBN-13: 9780785822271ISBN-10: 0785822275 All the wood joints you can think of.Well illustrated, and really fine walk through on each joint type.A really good beginners book, not rocket engineering, but all you need to know in one book. Brilliant little book, with spiral back that makes it easy to stay open on the workbench. Best thoughts,MaFe

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The complete dovetail

The complete dovetail

09-22-2010 01:53 PM by mafe | 2 comments »

The complete dovetail.Handmade furniture’s signature joint.By: Ian Kirby 1999 ISBN-13: 978-0-941936-67-5ISBN-10: 0-941936-67-8 This book is a wonderful source of dovetail making.All the different dovetails are illustrated, and you are with black and white drawings and photos guided through the process.It includes:Theory behind the making and using.The tools use and guide.And much more. I have never made a dovetail in my life, but this book explain it all so well, that after reading ...

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Very surprising precision in this straightedge

Very surprising precision in this straightedge

05-16-2010 05:17 AM by Twigger | 1 comment »

I bought this before I started woodworking to do carpentry like circular sawing the full length of a piece of plywood. So when I bought a jointer, I wanted to use it to check for coplanar. But of course the precision of this inexpensive straightedge found at a big box store was very questionable. But using the technique found at http://lumberjocks.com/topics/16233I checked it out. In particular, I scribed a line using a knife blade, flipped it, and scribed a second line hoping to match ...

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The Best Mobile Base I Could Find

The Best Mobile Base I Could Find

04-21-2010 04:55 AM by Twigger | 10 comments »

I looked everywhere on-line and elsewhere for a mobile base for my Jet ProShop table saw. This one from woodworker.com works great: heavy duty; leveling devices; easy to actuate the casters. Yes, you do have to provide the 3/4” plywood; but you get a very handy shelf under your table saw or whatever. And it’s easy to assemble. $72.99 Everything the web site says is true:Combine the Universal Mobile Base Kit with your 3/4” plywood and you can easily build a movable b...

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Modern Practical Joinery by George Ellis

Modern Practical Joinery by George Ellis

04-19-2010 09:58 PM by JohnnyW | 8 comments »

George Ellis was a joiner working in England at the end of the 19th Century, and realising that he wouldn’t be around to mentor my woodworking journey in person, he decided to set down his instruction in this convenient text. First, he tells me, a joiner must become familiar with the many hand tools that he will encounter, and understand how to use them. He pays special attention to teaching me how to create efficient mortice and tenon and dovetail joints. He also tells me, with a ra...

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Delete Pls.

Delete Pls.

04-06-2010 10:35 PM by Abbott | 21 comments »

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"Lumber core" plywood - be sure  you know what you're getting

"Lumber core" plywood - be sure you know what you're getting

03-14-2010 10:56 PM by JJohnston | 11 comments »

I thought I’d try a new (to me) product I found at my local “good” lumberyard – “lumber core plywood” – to build a few utility-grade shop projects. It’s made of solid lumber pieces laminated with thin face veneers. The core pieces are tongue-and-groove joined along their edges, which you can see in the first picture (if you can’t make out the part in focus, look below and to the right at the piece in the clamps. You can see the contrast be...

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