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Zhuhai and Meixi village #1: In search of the perfect handcut dovetail

06-14-2007 09:29 PM by chscholz | 9 comments »

So what is it, the ultimate handcut joint? The ultimate joint will require precision, flawless execution and many years of training. Many of us Western woodworkers would probably say the dovetail. Two weeks ago I had the chance to see one of the best executed examples of handcut dovetails I have ever encountered. It was in a side-area of the flower room of the Meixi village museum. Meixi was a small village in the Pearl river delta, today it is a suburb of Zhuhai, essentially the Northern ...

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"Chigiritsugi used in Wood Joinery" --by RusticWoodArt

06-14-2007 02:37 PM by frank | 8 comments »

Chigiritsugi used in Wood Joinery ....’chigiritsugi’ is the eastern Japanese name, while here in the west we prefer; ‘spline’, ‘flying dutchman’ and ‘butterfly’ joint….and then also I may have missed or forgotten a name. While starting out here I will just insert an observation that I have used and noted over time in the study of western and eastern thought in woodworking and ‘wood joinery’. Understanding wood goes a ...

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Mini-Browser or Asset Manager on Steroids

06-14-2007 12:39 PM by Martin Sojka | 26 comments »

I know we all love fancy time-savers.. don’t we? How would you love accessing your pictures or videos (maintained on the third party dedicated sites) directly below the text area when writing your loooong blog entry, project story or even new comment. Well, now this is possible here on the LumberJocks through our embedded mini-browser. You don’t need to open new window to paste in that picture anymore – do it 5 times per post and you’ll see how tedious this can be ;...

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Craftsman Bungalow Restoration #2: Gasp!

06-14-2007 07:49 AM by gizmodyne | 8 comments »

Year OneOn our first night of ownership we tore out the nasty smoke and urine stained carpet (aka: floor protectors). In the first month in our new house (March 2002) we added heat and quickly painted a bedroom. Life might have continued on with me painting everything white had I not gone to a fantastic home tour in our neighborhood We quickly bought every book we could find on bungalows and took our first visit to the Gamble House. That summer we taught summer school (booooo!) and w...

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Projects #2: Gift Box for Father's Day - Glue Up

06-14-2007 06:05 AM by Jeff | 9 comments »

The process continues… Glued it up tonight. I’m glad I could find the generic epoxy syringe at the local big box. I didn’t have time for a trek to Rockler or Woodcraft for a small glue kit. The tip fit perfectly between the fingers and was easy to control the amout of glue dispensed. I’ll be cleaning up the slightly proud ends of the joints tomorrow evening. I hope that goes well considering the fingers are only 1/8” thick. I’m a little worried about tea...

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Who has the oldest woodworking oldest is circa 8000 B.C.

06-14-2007 04:50 AM by Bob Babcock | 11 comments »

I hit this with my lawnmower while mowing between the rows of trees on my treefarm. For a little more…

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Baby Crib #1: Progress on Crib

06-14-2007 01:24 AM by RickInTexas | 5 comments »

Got back in the shop after a little unwanted break due to my other work. I now have both sides of the baby crib assembled. All that remains on them is the trim accent and the top caps. Then the sides shouldn’t take that long. Hopefully within the next week and a half I should have it ready to finish. I’ve added some pictures of the two sides in the current stage, as well as the lumber I milled down to thickness today for the top caps and the accent pieces. The plan is t...

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A Kansas Lumberjock Offical Meeting at Kev's Place

06-13-2007 04:01 PM by Mark A. DeCou | 13 comments »

After reading Martin’s blog yesterday about all of us having some lumberjock club meetings, I did one of those head slap moments and thought out loud, “Why didn’t I think of that?” What a great idea, a nice way to tie us altogether….actual face, to face club meetings. I was first visited by Joel Tille from Iowa. Then, it was Kevin Larcom from Wichita. Now, Karson tells me that he will honor me by a visit late this summer while he is in Kansas seeing famil...

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Craftsman Bungalow Restoration #1: Bungalow H...E... Double Hockey Sticks

06-13-2007 03:57 PM by gizmodyne | 7 comments »

Introducing the Money PitI thought I would blog about some of the restoration projects here at the homestead since so many of them:a) involve woodb) require toolsc) got me into woodworking In June 2001, after 7 years of “courtship,” K. and I got married. We moved from San Diego to Los Angeles for new jobs, but could not find a place to live. Our new school year was starting in a few days when we spotted an intriguing ad mentioning a rental house in “bungalow heaven.”...

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"Woods of Head" --by RusticWoodArt

06-13-2007 02:13 PM by frank | 3 comments »

Woods of Head ....machine head, gear head, power head, my head…. —-and so my head starts pounding in anticipation of what can be, what can i get my fingers into now, what can i wrap my hands around to day, this hour is the need of finding some form of verbal physical exclamation power point…. ....wood head, pegged head, draw bore head, once again a head…. —-head figured from too much in-put information, time release capsules for creating out-put infor...

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