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Cross Cut Sled #1: New, and far more accurate crosscut sled

12-09-2007 02:18 AM by Jon3 | 5 comments »

NOTE All of my photos have been migrated to a new provider, and the links in my posts are likely out of date. You can find the photos here. My old crosscut sled sucked. I made it before I acquired a lot of knowledge, but I’ve been dragging along with it for a while. I did some test cuts the other day, and realized just how out of shape it was, so I decided it was time for a new one. So here comes the Cross Cut Sled Journey! I decided I wanted a fence with a T groove on it, s...

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Holtzapffel Bench #2: A Lumber Jock Meets Lumber Jack

11-22-2007 08:49 AM by Olaf Gradin | 6 comments »

Last weekend I made my first trip to a local lumber yard for the Holtzapffel bench project. After much deliberation, I had made a firm decision on White Ash as my choice of wood. I’ve not been to many lumber yards, and I’ve never gone to pick out my own rough-cut slices before, so this was quite exciting for me. In my haste, I planned poorly for the hauling of big, heavy woods and had to rent a Home Depot truck for the duration. I drive a Mazda3 which, while Zoom-Zoom and util...

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Holtzapffel Bench #1: Setting Up the Scene

11-21-2007 11:29 PM by Olaf Gradin | 6 comments »

My first big project will be the Holtzapffel cabinetmaker's workbench. If you’ve kept up with Christopher Schwarz, you already know well what I am talking about. It’s a beautiful machine, and I want to start my shop off with this cornerstone of hand tool work. I’ve long sought after the European benches you see in the magazines, but the money put them well outside of my reach. Just as I was about to fold and build a modern design on the same, I found some articles rega...

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had this piece-a-wood with me for nearly 20 years ... still hasn't found the right project

11-15-2007 01:35 AM by Dan'um Style | 10 comments »

had this piece of wood with me for nearly 22 years … still hasn’t found the right project Got this piece of white ash when we lived in Denver. Bought it out of a short box at Paxtons Beautiful Hardwoods near Arvada. Was making a rocking girraffe for my son Nathan who hadn’t even learned to walk yet. Still got it. It is in the attic. Perfect condition, except for the “red cedar” I used for the ears broke off. ... and the 2 inch round white wood googley ...

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Entry Table Specs

11-14-2007 04:58 AM by Todd A. Clippinger | 28 comments »

Friends With Benefits… OK guys it’s not what you think. But the benefit here are specs for the entry table that I made. One of the LJ brothers asked if he could build the entry table as a gift and I thought I would share it with everyone. I am keeping his identity secret lest I give him away to someone that he would be intending to surprise. In The Rough… These are not professionally drawn plans, but they will do. This is a simple project and all the specs are t...

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Guitar Stand

10-15-2007 04:12 PM by douglbe | 3 comments »

This isn’t much of a blog, but here are some drawings (for those who were interested) with the dimensions for the guitar stand I posted a few weeks ago.

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Oak Workbench #4: Starting the Base

09-17-2007 02:56 AM by MattD | 2 comments »

In part 4 of this workbench adventure, I’ve added some ash strips to the sides with oak pegs and planed them down flat to the benchtop. The ash is from an old tree I took down in my mother’s back yard and it’s been drying since early spring. It’s the first time I’ve used any of it and it was fun to plane it down and see how it finally turned out.I designed a base within the limits of two 12 foot 2×12s. I looked around a few local yards, but found some fairly...

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Lattice Cutting board Help

09-11-2007 03:45 PM by Tony | 31 comments »

Update: 7 september 2010. As I do not have a lot of spare time for woodworking at the moment, I am submitting this blog for the contest, I hope you guys don’t mind that it is a little old Here is a link to the final projects- http://lumberjocks.com/projects/2542http://lumberjocks.com/projects/2559 http://lumberjocks.com/assets/pictures/projects/9436-438x.jpg?1233630507 After several e-mails requesting the plans for the Dan Walters cutting board I copied I decided to put some...

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Conference table / work bench #2: Construction Details

09-04-2007 03:55 PM by Lee A. Jesberger | 14 comments »

I thought I would include a few more photos, showing the construction details. I’m not sure why I always end up with the photos in reverse order, but maybe you should start from the bottom! Completed top, waiting for the edge shaping and butterflies. My stepson, Evan, inspecting our work. Lee and Evan installing 1/8" thick, Wenge edge banding. The underside, fitted and stained. The holes allow attaching the top to the frame. Evan measuring for the stainless inserts...

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Conference table / work bench #1: Wenge and White Ash Table

09-04-2007 03:35 AM by Lee A. Jesberger | 32 comments »

It’s been a while since I posted any projects, so I figured I’d better do so before you all forget my name. I previously posted a Library stair unit, and this table is the accompaning piece of furniture to that. The client needed a conference table, but he also wanted a workbench, as he was prone to dismantel his computer occasionaly, in name of improving it. He was a fan a George Nakashima, so he wanted the table fashioned in his style. My design seemed to ...

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