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Show me a sign! (a request by Johnny Srawberry)

02-04-2014 02:15 AM by DocSavage45 | 32 comments »

Is Masonite considered wood? Johnny Strawberry asked me to post the sign I was planning to make when finished. As promised here it is! I’ve been busy refurbishing furniture as I am going back into private practice. In a project page I showed a sofa that I refinished and put in new webbing. I mentioned that I was screwing up ( I think Murphy was in the shop?) attempting to make a sign. The cost for a new sign is $150 which I don’t have extra. Sooooo being the industrious...

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Exploits collecting "free" wood #5: This will leave a bruise

03-09-2014 11:46 PM by Monte Pittman | 31 comments »

Let me start by saying that I was having a really good day. I had to replace my pickup and winch for hauling logs. My old pickup and winch however were undersized for what I was doing. I stumbled on to this pickup It’s ugly but the engine was completely overhauled and a heavy duty transmission had been put in it. It runs great and doesn’t even notice that I have a load. I also invested in a much better winch with log tongs. This was a huge improvement. I got this lo...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #1145: Black Beauty

10-05-2013 10:38 AM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 31 comments »

I know . . . I am a spoiled brat! At least I feel that way this morning. How can I not when I am so fortunate to now own a “Special Edition” of the FINEST scroll saws made? Oh – and it is actually PRETTY as well! After all, for someone like me who’s other job is an artist, it is an extra bonus to have such a fine piece of machinery color coordinate with the rest of the house. Especially since it sits in the corner of my kitchen. Ah . . . but now I am sounding lik...

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shuting down

04-11-2010 05:32 AM by tunk valley custom woodworks | 31 comments »

welll fellow l j rs im sad to say im shutting her down the ecomony and times have been tough on the shop plus a coustomer who wasted a lot of my time and money has forced me to close up all you guys out there let this be a lesson to you dont do any work for some one you dont know or a friend of a friend with out getting atleast half down what the job is gona cost.and if you think you can get paid by filing leins and small claims court think again its a sorry if i sound a litt...

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I have a space!

05-04-2013 06:14 PM by Monte Pittman | 30 comments »

Since I started doing this, one of my goals was to build it and let someone else sell least until a time comes that I could have a storefront in the shop. As of this morning I have taken a step towards my goal.2 stores will be displaying my products. Both are giving me small spaces to start. We started out by displaying a few items at each location. Total happiness when all items sold within a week. This morning I setup my official display at the first store. The other next week.

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The Sawmill #1: A new beginning

03-06-2013 12:53 AM by Monte Pittman | 30 comments »

Up to this point I have used an Alaskan Chainsaw Mill to cut all of my wood. It was slow, but fine for what I was doing. As time has progressed I can no longer cut fast enough to keep up with orders. So last fall I decided to get a bandsawmill. BBecause I am a cheapskate and a DIY’r I decided to build my own. I bought the parts for the saw assembly as a unit. It’s the frame and track that I am building. Got all of the steel here today for the sawmill. Hopefully start assembly t...

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I'm gonna stick my foot in "The Health Care" thingie...

07-22-2010 06:49 AM by jack1 | 30 comments »

I won’t do this very often but I’ve noticed a Lumberjock or two bragging on Canada’s health care system. Just found this today. Another rationing wrinkle. Those of you with small shops with employees (I’m not one), need to be aware. Just sayin’...

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04-12-2009 05:49 PM by noknot | 30 comments »

There are times in our lives where we either hold what we got or change everything. The past few weeks there has been a change in my way of thinking I have gotten away from my O.C.D and havent taken the time to organize and plan, that ladys and gentle men will be my workshop focus. Changing everything and cleaning up my act making it new and nice or at least cleaner and newer.

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #1379: Thank You All American Crafts

08-11-2014 11:49 AM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 30 comments »

Writing today's blog post is something that I have not been looking forward to doing. I like my posts here to be positive and up beat, and it is difficult for me to feel that way after receiving the news that I heard over the weekend. However, since word got out, I have been receiving many notes and emails and I feel that the best way to answer them all is to post about things here, so I will do my best to do so and share the information that I have on the matter and also some thoughts on...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #315: Two Short Videos for You

04-20-2011 01:10 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 30 comments »

Well, I actually was able to shoot a couple of short videos for you yesterday. I find that I feel much more at ease behind my keyboard writing than I do in front of the camera. I suppose that is natural, and I am sure with practice I will get better at it. These are both showing some of the highlights of the new saw. The first one shows the general set up and highlights the tensioning of the saw. I want to stress the point that the knob on the back end of the saw is used to raise and lo...

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