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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)

05-30-2013 10:25 PM 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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BUTTERFLY TUTORIAL Part 1

07-05-2015 04:41 PM by kiefer | 18 comments »

Here is the first part of the promised BUTTERFLY Blog to go with the project post .http://lumberjocks.com/projects/164490I will start with a sketch of the clear plastic templates which is a set of four pair and a indexing ruler .I am giving the sizes for the square patterns and the shape and dimensions for the curves parts and the shape for these and easily be completed by adding the curves with a FRNCH CURVE drawing set as the shape is not that imported and all the sizing for the ruler is th...

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Folding Camp Stool - Osage Orange and Leather

09-06-2014 10:15 PM by grfrazee | 11 comments »

I read Chris Schwarz’s book Campaign Furniture when it came out and decided that I wanted to make a Folding Campaign Stool (among other things in the book). The book recommends a straight-grained, very strong wood for the Stool legs since they see a fair amount of load when sat upon. A few months ago I contacted LJ Dan Krager about acquiring some osage orange (hedge) logs that he had harvested from his friend’s property. These logs made the trip from Dan’s place in Olney, IL t...

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Shaving horse for the workbench - shaving leg

06-03-2015 12:35 PM by mafe | 14 comments »

Shaving horse for the workbench – shaving legthen there are no excuse… Just to make sure all know what we talk about, a shaving horse / leg is a foot controlled clamp, like this you have both hands free for working and re position of the work are quick and easy, this especially makes it wonderful for round stock where you work with draw knife, spoke shave or what ever tools on handles, chair legs or so. The name shaving leg is just what I found would be the right name for th...

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Pottery tools #3: Mafe's clay tools - spatulas from hack saw blades

04-30-2015 05:36 PM by mafe | 15 comments »

Personal clay toolsspatulas from hack saw blades Some of you know that I also work with clay, this is kind of a sharpening method for me.Clay croquis are a really intense way of sharpening your; eye – brain – hand interaction.To try and make an interpretation of what you see and stay out of the perfectionist trap. Here a clay croquis figure I made.(The black and pink vase and bowl are also mine). As with every thing we work with, we learn more and more about the process a...

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Small hand planes making #1: The making of 11 small hand planes

04-11-2015 01:41 PM by mafe | 23 comments »

Small hand planesthe making of 11 small hand planes. This blog is a mess… Now it’s said, I usually try making my blogs in a fair order and to make it easy to understand, this one jumps from one plane to the other, one process to the other and even the pictures are so different of quality, that this must be the big mess Mads blog… When this is said, I still think it can be relevant and perhaps even to some inspiration, since it gives a picture of the methods I use and diff...

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Tips and Techiques #2: The Somewhat Invisible Hinge Tutorial

03-05-2015 03:49 AM by Jerry | 27 comments »

Okay, I was asked to post a how to for the, I guess I’ll start calling it “vanishing” hinge, since it’s not completely invisible. Anyway I struggled with posting this tutorial, because in this instance things went badly, but I think it’s just as important to publish the mistakes as the successes, because that way whoever reads this can see where the pitfalls are. So in the spirit of full disclosure, here goes. Okay, this tutorial is for 1/2” wood and dow...

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CUTTING THE PYRAMID PATTERN

03-26-2015 03:36 PM by kiefer | 32 comments »

Finally got some pictures taken of the cutting process so here is the promised blog .This is the is the cutter I use ( CMT box joint cutter set ) This is the sliding jig riding on the fence cheek ,glued and screwed together and nice and square to the fence with no play which is very imported.The cutter installed and tilted to 45 DEG. and a insert just for this cutting operation.Notice the pencil mark on the insert which indicates the setting of the fence for the first cut. The indexing...

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Tapered tenon cutter & mortise reamer #5: Tapered cutter - finale

02-27-2015 02:49 PM by mafe | 20 comments »

Tapered cutterfinale Here we are at the grand finale…Or just me finally trusting I got to understand how it works.So ready to cut into the wood. Yes, I actually think I got it and so well that I can make any size or type I want from now in app a hour, so yes it was well worth the ride, now I have to find some projects, where I can use the tools… Even it was not the purpose, the purpose was just to play and understand. So back to that wonderful piece of beech that I sh...

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Easy Wood Tools / Midi Lathe Duplicator #1: Making the 'Stands'

02-01-2015 11:46 PM by Sawdustonmyshoulder | 5 comments »

As they say, ‘Necessity is the Mother of Invention’ and you, the woodworker, knows that fact the best. I have a little job where I am going to make 4 finials for a mahogany antique bed. I tried to buy some pre-made finials online but I couldn’t find any that matched the size and the style. Besides, the finials I found were maple and I just don’t want to try to match the finish already in the hole of trying to make maple look like mahogany. I have a set of Easy Wo...

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