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Thorsen Table contest #6: one more layer of green

05-22-2007 03:39 AM by scottb | 18 comments »

Most of the old door has been milled down in size or thickness in preparations for this table. This has made quick work of paint removal – no tedious sanding, scraping or stripping. One of the door panels will be the lower shelf, but doesn’t require any milling to bring this down to the proper thickness. So, in keeping with the green theme of the Greene and Greene inspired table I pulled out some “Ready Strip” and slathered on an (incidentally green) layer of “...

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Back to the Shop, finally

05-22-2007 02:38 AM by RickInTexas | 3 comments »

Well, I was finally able to get back into the shop to continue work on the crib. I now have one end panel ready for final sanding, with the other just needing to mill out the slats to be able to glue it up. It felt great to be back in the surrounding confines, but a little ackward. I share a shop with my dad at his house, and he is in the process of rearranging the 2-car garage (storage area) and the shop that’s attached. So it made things a little difficult at first, particularly findi...

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Auxillary Workbench #3: Using Dowelmax to join the bases with stretchers - VIDEO

05-22-2007 01:08 AM by mot | 12 comments »

I wanted to put a bolt through the stretchers in order to tighten up an seasonal slack that might occur with this bench. The perfect thing to do, (perfect only because I thought of it,) was to use two dowels for anti-rotation pins and then put a bolt through the stretcher. This is just a short blog entry today. This video is how I used Dowelmax to align the stretchers to the base. In part IV of this series, I’ll discuss the top of the bench, and move on to the skirt and vise i...

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Slow Weekend, but very fortunate...

05-22-2007 12:39 AM by RobH | 3 comments »

Well, the weekend was slow. My dear wife went to yard sales with a friend on Saturday morning and they did not get back until after lunch. Of course, I got to spend time with my boys while they were out. By the time they got back I felt like the day was over enough that I did not get much done. I did get the drawer for the sharpening cabinet built and hung. That is some progress, just not the progress I wanted to see. Oh well, it will eventually get done. Sunday was not much better. ...

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"Workshop" tour

05-21-2007 11:58 PM by Bob Babcock | 21 comments »

Oops..posted this in projects by mistake….here it is in blogs. Last minute…no editing…..not that you wouldn’t be able to tell. OK…I figured that I would make you all feel good by comparison. My shop “workshopette” my wife calls it, is about as small as you can go and still call it a shop. I do manage to build some fun stuff though. The morris chair is underway and a stand up paddleboard paddle for my brother is going to start soon.

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Bringing Light to Aging Eyes (updated 5-22-2007 w/Flashlight Ordering Information)

05-21-2007 11:48 PM by Mark A. DeCou | 13 comments »

Dimming Eyesight:A hard topic for some of us, but as we enter our 40-something years, most of us notice some changes in our eyesight. Not the usual stuff we have seen happen in our 20’s and 30’s, that was easily repaired by a little stronger prescription glasses, but some serious changes. The first signs, are obvious, the inability to see clearly up close. After we deny the problem for several months, we are faced with the reality that we need more light to see, and we need m...

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Brandon's Shop Tour (Woodwhisperer Shop Tour Challenge)

05-21-2007 10:23 PM by Brandonp | 13 comments »

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Favorite Old Tool(s) #5: Millers Falls, etc.

05-21-2007 09:36 PM by Paul | 7 comments »

I mentioned in the comments section of my shop tour that I use just a handful of my plane collection. These old Millers Falls planes are excellent workers: I keep the low angle block plane handy and use it often to shave just a little bit where I need it. The 9" Smooth plane is the next most often used. The 10" Smooth Plane (like a Stanley 4 1/2") and the 14" Jack less often. This large panel gauge or board gauge with a brass thumb screw was one of my first ol...

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Seeking Advice from the Rustic Makers on Lumberjocks

05-21-2007 06:16 PM by Mark A. DeCou | 9 comments »

Hey rustic makers. I piddle around with natural sticks once in awhile, but have never spent the money to invest much in the tools that would speed up this work. I have agreed to help pro-bono with the Vacation Bible School set work at our church for this upcoming June, the week of the 10th. So, time is getting short. This sketch is my vision of what I am to do. I will be making the rustic fencing and gate for the kids, and a frame for the backdrop painting. I have located the logs, ...

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The Wood Whisperer's Shop Tour Video Challenge

05-21-2007 04:09 PM by lap | 9 comments »

Here is a quick tour of my wood shop and of some items i picked up on a previous extended ‘tour’ of mine :) Here is a close up of my safety helmet :) which chainmail and all !

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