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Can I put pics in the blog? I’d like to share my project with you guys, but it would be better if you can see it. Let me know please.
We were given an overflowing truckload of scrap hardwood a fellow woodworker who was moving to south america. A lot of it was t and g floor cut offs and most of the ironwood planks were stained half way down the length and most all of it was stock rejected due to imperfections. So I thought it was a great opportunity to hone my joinery skills and do something useful with all this beautiful free hardwood. I only break it out when I have time to work on it, right now it lives safely wrapped up in the shed. With caution tape and a plywood fort around it. It’s my baby, gotta keep those coffee mugs from finding their way onto it!

-- Jeremy Hill



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#1 posted 1814 days ago

Jeremy, yes you can post pictures in blog and forum posts. They help support textual descriptions well. Here is a blog by GaryK that explains how to do this. Essentially you have to email your pictures to a third party host such as Photobucket or Flickr and then copy the direct link to paste in the blog tab.

Projects and workshop pictures can be posted directly from your computer.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#2 posted 1814 days ago

Photobucket not one single shred of anything metal in my desk. All panel joints are stile and rail, legs joined to side panels with a mortise and tenon joint and are almost seamless. I can’t wait to get back to work on it. Today might be the day!

-- Jeremy Hill

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#3 posted 1814 days ago

Photobucket, it has been a lot of work and even more head scratching, but when I dry fit all my panels to me legs they slipped perfectly into position under the top. Sweet

-- Jeremy Hill

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#4 posted 1814 days ago

desk leg router detail stile and rail legs, before glue up

-- Jeremy Hill

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#5 posted 1814 days ago

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-- Jeremy Hill

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#6 posted 1814 days ago

Photobucket

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#7 posted 1814 days ago

PhotobucketPhotobucket

-- Jeremy Hill

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#8 posted 1813 days ago

Jeremy: You don’t have to stop after one picture you can just keep on typing and adding pictures and post it when you are completed.

Nice job on the construction.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#9 posted 1813 days ago

great work !
great gift too , from your friend .

welcome !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#10 posted 1813 days ago

Very cool! Welcome to LJ’s! I just bought a truckload of old growth Honduran Mahogany. Can’t wait to make some sawdust. Can’t wait to see more pics.

-- You can't control the wind, but you can trim your sails

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#11 posted 1813 days ago

Great project, Jeremy!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#12 posted 1813 days ago

Looking good thanks for sharing

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