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Not fine woodworking

03-08-2020 09:26 PM by Tom | 0 comments »

I love woodworking with hand tools. I enjoy both the mental and physical exercise. But I have always enjoyed carpentry projects, especially deck building and home repairs. I find it very relaxing and rewarding to assemble construction lumber with screws and nails and watch the assembly take shape and gain strength and sturdiness. It still requires mental and physical exertion, but using basic power tools changes the process and the thinking and the skills. Unfortunately, I lost an oak ...

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A Wood working road trip #1: Piatt Castles in Ohio

09-22-2019 08:20 PM by leafherder | 5 comments »

Hi Lumberjocks, I took some inspiration from my Lumberjocks Buddy and went on a Mark Wilson style caper yesterday – a roadtrip to the Piatt Castles in West Liberty Ohio. Two grand 19th century mansions built by a set of brothers. Stopped my little red car at Mac-A-Cheek first Before you get excited my little red car is the Honda on the left – not the bright red sports car. Both castles are constructed of limestome which was quarried on the property, but being lumberjocks...

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My 5 Most Used RIDGID Cordless Tools

06-15-2017 05:49 PM by WoodWorkLIFE | 0 comments »

Not sure if any of you saw the cache of RIDGID tools I got a while back, but I have been trying all of them out for a few months and these are the 5 that I found really changed the way I work the most. I also include some really brief insight into each of the tools. These wouldn’t be the first 5 tools I would buy, but once you have a pretty well stocked shop, these are some good ways to TREAT YO SELF! Thanks for watching, please like, share, and subscribe… View on YouTube Wood...

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Surgery vs. Carpentry

01-03-2017 08:20 PM by jbschutz | 8 comments »

Two days from now, I will be “in hospital” getting a new hip. Not a prospect I am looking forward to, however, my hip has been getting progressively more painful and limiting, so….....The therapy guy said that this operation isn”t fine, delicate surgery…..more like carpentry. Big tools and swinging a mallet areound…..terms I can relate to.If all goes well, a few days in the hospital and then home for rehab and recovery. With any luck, I will be able to stan...

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How I installed Craftsman Style Wainscoting in my Mudroom

09-17-2016 12:15 PM by Wes Harville | 1 comment »

While remodeling our house, I really wanted the feel of a Craftsman Style house. I decided to dress up the mudroom and half bath with Wainscoting. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=inkU11gpAQc

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How I built custom interior doors for around $40 each

09-04-2016 12:46 PM by Wes Harville | 6 comments »

I have low ceilings in my basement, so I needed doors that are about 6” shorter than standard. I would have just bought them, but the factory would just cut 6” off the bottom leaving me with a 2” bottom rail which would have looked very unproportional. I didn’t want to spend the time or money on building frame and panel doors so I spent a week wracking my brain until I came up with this method. Hope you enjoy! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FzE470rqnmk!

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Slow Days at the Shop. #6: Finally got to those stair rails

12-11-2015 09:36 PM by fatman51 | 3 comments »

Earlier in this series I mentioned a set of stair rails I was supposed to be building for one Mrs Customer, a couple of towns away from my town of Laporte. I got distracted by any number of things and just got back to them this week. The previous stair rails were built to match the existing porch rails. They had deteriorated sufficiently that they had become a hazard and Mrs Customer wanted them replaced in the same style, as her porch rails are in good shape. There were a couple ...

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Japanese Carpentry Tool Box 第 #5: The Top - Handles, End Caps, & Lid w/Battens

04-25-2015 04:28 PM by ruddhess | 7 comments »

Handles attached. Fitting battens for the lid. The lid with battens attached with drywall screws. The lid has been glued and screwed and is resting on the end caps. This one is all done except for the diagonal batten. Diagonal batten fitting well. Top all finished!

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Japanese Carpentry Tool Box 第 #4: Bottom Glue-up & Assembly

04-24-2015 03:43 AM by ruddhess | 0 comments »

Got some more work done on my second box. Bottom piece glued-up and trimmed and attached with #8 X 2” drywall screws. Inside the box with bottom attached.

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Japanese Carpentry Tool Box 第 #3: Glue Up - Sides

04-22-2015 04:29 AM by ruddhess | 2 comments »

Finished cutting the mortises and everything fit pretty well. Just had to run the rasp over a couple of the joints to level everything first. Then got the sides all glued up. Diagonal measurements are the same – square overall. This one is coming out better than the first one (so far). Just more pictures of each of the square mortise/tenons.

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