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Creating the Morgan #1: The Classic One - -The Morgan

06-15-2022 03:07 AM by DaveS2 | 6 comments »

This is my first foray into creating a blog on Lumberjocks or on any site for that matter so I will apologize from the beginning if this is a bit hamfisted or too long winded. Please bear with me and offer any advice you deem valuable to help me improve. This is the intro to my journey to create the Classic Sports Car – - The Morgan, using a plan I got from Dutchy. So far I have about 55 hours into the build and have learned a ton from this experience. The plan is great and the ou...

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CNC Learning Path #2: Onefinity and Tracking Costs

06-14-2022 07:31 PM by Ramber | 3 comments »

I thought it would be interesting to track the real cost of CNC and see if/when I can find my own “break even”. The TLDR (Too long didn’t read) is that I’m at $4726 in costs at this point. For me, break even is the point when the projects pay for the cost of the hardware and material to get there. It is probably not a fair assessment as i’m not profiting, but for me this is a hobby and its just a way to track for fun. Also, there are a lot more costs to fac...

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CNC Learning Path #1: Beginning CNC Thoughts

06-14-2022 06:44 PM by Ramber | 0 comments »

This is just going to be a place for me to track my learning and share anything I develop along the way. Hopefully I’ll have a few good conversations and get advice as well. My woodworking joys are varied, but probably mostly focus on furniture. I really enjoy the process of reverse-engineering chairs like the Spanish chair, CH25, Eames Stools and making my own versions. I’m a horrible guitar player but enjoy the hobby. All of that led me to want to give CNC a try. Caps...

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Unexpected Benefit

06-14-2022 12:10 AM by VanDesignWoodworkin | 6 comments »

Before I ever quit drinking and dabbled in woodworking (been a year now of woodworking… a year and two months of no drinking!)... well, before all of that, I was a writer. I guess I still am a writer, but haven’t written anything new in awhile. I wrote two novels in the first 9 months of the pandemic, and that kinda took writing out of me for awhile (though one of those two books is slated to be published from a small press). But… back to the point of this post. During...

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A Project for June.. #11: Just another glue up

06-13-2022 08:44 PM by bandit571 | 2 comments »

This will be a short blog….but.. The second End assembly came out of the clamps…sanded and glue joints cleaned up..and check to see how it fits.. Doesn’t even need a clamp to keep it there… Long side also out of the clamps…glue joints and any other rough spots cleaned up…had to flip it over.. To get the grooves facing the right direction…and a little sanding as needed….Each Tongue was given a bead of glue…ends were set into pla...

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Boxes #1: Second Box

06-13-2022 01:43 AM by Eric | 14 comments »

Just finished up a project, and needed a box to house a set in. This is basically an afternoon project with exception of applying the finish. Started out with a piece of Oak 1/4” x 2-1/2” x 48” I needed a box 7” x 13-1/2” this worked well. I decided to wrap the grain around the box. Cut the sides to length needed, layout the finger joints and groves. Over to the table saw, set up the stacked dado, and used the finger joint jig I build a while back. Cut all ...

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Driveway Show

06-13-2022 12:21 AM by VanDesignWoodworkin | 6 comments »

On a lark (I do a lot of things on a lark!), I decided to use this Saturday to see if I could sell some woodwork out of my driveway. It was a somewhat big weekend for garage sales, so I thought I would take advantage of the people craning their necks toward driveways. So… I set up all my stuff and put out some signs: Was I required to get a permit? Hell, I don’t know. I just set the damn thing up and decided to play dumb if someone stopped to ask what the hell I thou...

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Laundry hamper #21: Front uprights

06-12-2022 04:55 PM by Dave Polaschek | 4 comments »

Not wanting to tackle flattening the pieces of resawed ash that will become the top of the hamper in the heat today, I decided to work on the front legs / uprights. I’ve decided I’m going to turn feet for the front legs (which are going to be 48” floor to top, but I only have a 33” bed on my lathe, so I’ll likely turn separate feet, then glue them on and chop off some of the upright), but I also wanted some decoration on the front. Which works out well, because using a beading tool, as I’m go...

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A Project for June.. #10: 2 more glue-ups

06-11-2022 07:29 PM by bandit571 | 2 comments »

Well, 3, IF you count last night’s little excursion….went ahead and cut 4 notches in the tongues, just wide enough for the pads on the clamps to sit in.. But no wider. Glued this panel up, and let it sit overnight….. This morning….needed to clear all of this mess off my bench! So….1st things first…. It won’t stay this way me….needed to lay out 4 more notches.. Chisel to remove the waste…the clamps came off the ...

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Tool Tip #40: Milescraft SignPro Mod 1

06-11-2022 08:12 AM by robscastle | 6 comments »

Is there anybody out there these days that still has a Sign making kit from Milescraft? If so it possibly buried in sawdust under the workbench somewhere.All because of the frustrating results from letters A N and R. I dont have a fix for R just yet so have to live with the deformed look it produces However this week I needed to make a sign for a customer and out it came and got dusted off. Here is the result. a closer lookThe messy N’s And messy A’s ...

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