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Album Art #3

08-01-2008 09:38 PM by pat | 5 comments »

So far I’ve done 3 Albums woodburned so far Iron Maiden,Primus and Dragonforce. The next one is either gonna be Led Zepplin Stairway to heaven or Iron MAiden Somewhere back in time. By the bye everyone I’m pretty sure our band’s name is gonna be Silent Carnage look out for us ! And I just learned the begging to run to the haills on guitar. Comments , ideas welcome.Pat

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Aalto Inspired Tea Cart #3: Refining the laminations and underwater basket weaving

07-13-2008 07:32 PM by bfd | 5 comments »

Did I mention how over my head I am with this project? Well after taking a week off from woodworking between a trip to Vegas and not being able to work in the shop due to the smokey air in the Sacramento area I am back to work. Now that I have the laminations glued up I needed to figure out a way to trim them down to finished width. I intentionally glued the laminations up at 3 1/2” knowing that I needed to yield a 2 1/2” wide leg. This was a challenge since I couldn’t u...

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Album Art #2

07-08-2008 05:47 AM by pat | 3 comments »

So far in this series I have finished two of the hopefully ten woodburned album covers. I take any ideas and use most of them. My next project will be a Dragonforce one and then an ACDC one. Hopefully I’ll be able to do more but I’m in a band and The Teenagewoodworker and I haven’t totally figured out when Wood Riffs will air or what we are gonna do. We might do some sort of guitar case Denny said he was gonna make me but anyway. I’ m open to any comments anyone has. ...

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Workbench - Start to Finish #1: Design

07-07-2008 08:44 PM by beaudex | 3 comments »

I started woodworking in my early 20s (many year ago). Prior to this the only real exposure to woodworking I had was building remote controlled model aircroft out of balsa. I started by taking a year long rough carpentry course at a local community college. What does this have to do with workbenchs you wonder.. I believe a well designed workbench starts with your experience with workbenches. Thinking back I have had the oppourtunity to use a few workbenches and there are a few things I discov...

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Working mature wood, and maturing the woodworker

07-06-2008 09:14 AM by Mark | 10 comments »

1965 – 2003 I’ve been a casual, beginner-level woodworker since learning some basics in high school shop class, but now I find myself living on a farm with a small orchard of about 3 dozen walnut trees. A tree expert (easy to find those here in Oregon) told me they’re English walnut grafted onto Black walnut rootstock and were probably planted in the 1930’s. So, Lumberjock buddies, can any of you tell me whether the trunks of these trees are Black walnut or ...

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Shop evolution #2: Table Saw Extension Router Table #1

06-01-2008 04:26 AM by ShannonRogers | 5 comments »

After completing the new counter top, my next step will be to breakdown the adjacent cabinet that I used to store my 13” planer and bench top router table. Eventually, I will store the planer on the bottom shelf of the workbench. I have been eyeing the Maste-R-Lift from JessEm for a while so I thought this would be a good time to invest. First I glued and screwed together 2 pieces of 27×20” 3/4 MDF and edge glued and biscuited some scrap 3/4 ash to the sides. Here i...

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Front Porch Rockers #4: Completion

05-30-2008 05:09 PM by bhack | 12 comments »

This has been a very satisfying project. First I can do the work, and second I learned a lot new things. Cutting out the arc for the rockers was a new process for me. But, I found that I can do it. I didn’t do them perfect, but they will be the next time because I now have the confidence to do it. Doing new things on each of the power and hand tools now boosts my confidence to try something new and more difficult. So, if you are new to the hobby you can do bigger and better things if yo...

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Front Porch Rockers #3: Assembly of Rocker

05-27-2008 09:15 PM by bhack | 6 comments »

Ok, I got up my nerve and started the dry fit. Viola, they fit nearly perfectly the first time. I did say nearly, but with a little help of a rasp and file the dry fit is a go. I had never used a rasp or file that often and was pleasantly pleased with the results that can be obtained by their use. I found as with most hand tools is to let the tool do the work and you act as a guide. Using that theory has been one of my accomplishments thus far in woodworking.Ok Bill, shut up and start glu...

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Front Porch Rockers #2: Cutting Parts

05-26-2008 06:52 PM by bhack | 5 comments »

Choice of wood? Well, for me that is easy. In the area of Mid-Missouri where I live there is not a big choice of wood suppliers. The only one close just sells the species that are mostly local. And money is a big factor for me. With the cost of diesel fuel it is prohibitive to drive the 150 miles to St Louis or Kansas City where there is a better market. So at the local supplier I found a large supply of Ash at $1.20 a bf. Decision made.Today I milled the 4/4 Ash to the prescribed thic...

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Urban logging #1: A small victory in urban logging (part 1)

05-23-2008 02:13 PM by Daren Nelson | 19 comments »

I am an “Urban Logger”. I only mill trees from town. There is a reason for this. I am a tree hugger (yea really) Not the stereotype, insert your own mental picture here, that have given that title a negative connotation. BUT, I do love trees. I think they are magnificent. I know this sounds weird from a guy that runs a sawmill, you would think I just feel they are for me to chop down and mill and make money from. It’s not like that at all . I started sawmilling just to keep ...

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