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DIY Lathe #1: Introduction

05-18-2008 02:24 AM by Marcel T | 9 comments »

Hello fellow Lumber Jocks! I’m starting a little blog series on my work-in-progress DIY lathe. In short, I want to build a lathe to turn a few pens, without spending ~$60 some on specifically pen turning materials and ~$200 on a lathe. So, I want to try turning. I’ve always considered myself a handyman-esque person, and I had that urge to build! The tipping point was when I found a few blogs such as AfriGadget, StreetUse and Future Perfect. Their owners travel a lot, and they notice ingenu...

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AGING OF SURFACE #6: Country Style Rustic Mailbox With Metal Forging. Process Of Making

08-18-2013 12:31 AM by Walther von Einik | 3 comments »

Here is the process of Country Style Rustic Mailbox making. Only natural and new matherials were used. Handmad aging, handmade metal forging. Special made rust. It’s a collective image made from different old mailboxes.It was a special order – and my customer was very happy when she recived it. Here is her review : ” Residential mailbox by * Aug 16th 2013WOW!!!! Is the words to describe this!!!!!! He is AMAZINGLY TALENTED!!!!! He described every detail & step along the...

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TWO-COLOR CONCEPT #3: Diamond Grill Box Part 1

11-12-2012 09:21 AM by BertFlores58 | 7 comments »

The Design. The two-color concept gives me an idea of using two colors of wood that are contrasting. With the limitation of making contrast, a big board requires stripes motif or grilled motif to give the necessary symmetry of a solid wall. A diamond grill makes it so attractive with a background wall in it. The Wood. Since dull red Narra (from old floor parquet flooring) and a few strips of white board (probably a hard pine from crate) are available, the red and white grill ca...

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DIY Lathe #2: The better base!

05-24-2008 01:25 PM by Marcel T | 2 comments »

Hey guys! Taking advantage of the long weekend here in Canada, (so this was last weekend) I made a better base for my dremel. I was taking it apart to see why it was squeaking (trapped sawdust) when the idea hit me – drill the existing screw holes all the way through the body, and get a longer screw to hold the dremel together (like the old screws) and hold the dremel to the base. Well, I didn’t have a screw quite that long and thin, but I did have some short screws of the correct diameter. S...

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Selling Your Crafts & Art on the Internet: My new Strategy with Crosslinked Lumberjocks & Etsy.com

01-17-2009 02:22 AM by Mark A. DeCou | 30 comments »

There is an ongoing debate about whether Lumberjocks should be the focus of a marketing plan by professional woodworkers. There are quite a few professionals on this site now, all of us trying to make a living. I define “professional” as someone that makes all, or most of their income from their woodworking and craft work. Selling something once in a while from your hobby work really has nothing in common with “having” to sell something every day to buy food and s...

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A Keychain is Born ~ 8/30/10 ~ With Video

08-30-2010 10:29 AM by DustyNewt | 9 comments »

I must apologize for my lack of interaction here on LumberJocks. I am on the night shift at the paper mill and my neighbors don’t dig the 2:30 am woodworking bit, so I have been limited to my keychain work and ya’ll have seen that. It is my night off and I remembered a couple requests a while back to do a blog on my keychain process. So, here ‘tis! I hope the video comes out right. I’ve been experimenting with my CoolPix. Short videos? I can do that! So I decided to...

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Random #3: Please vote!! Bonsai Bench

05-05-2013 03:11 PM by Byron | 16 comments »

I need your support! Please vote on http://www.powermaticstudentvote.com/entries/byron-conn/. This Bench will be featured this year at ICFF in the Furniture Society and Powermatic’s booth. The 12 students selected have been entered in a competition to win a bandsaw. So, if you like this piece or my work please support me by casting your vote!! You can vote every 4 hours until May 20th! Voting does require your email but I have not received a message from them yet. You can see more of my wo...

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Making a Marking Knife #4: Almost Done!

08-27-2008 03:45 PM by Eric | 6 comments »

So I had a good couple days in the shop before I packed it all up the other day. Besides doing the cushion frame for my friend, I did a lot of work on my marking knife. The first task was to get the blade satisfactory. In the end, I did this by cutting a 30(ish)-degree bevel on a piece of scrap, and then filed the bevels of the blade along that angle. It’s not perfect, but it’s pretty good. I then honed the blade on my waterstones, which was a real bear with no honing jig. By the ...

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Hand cutting dovetails #2: My Technique

03-12-2010 02:34 AM by DrewM | 18 comments »

Today I thought it would be a good idea to show you guys how I cut my dovetails. I don’t have all the proper tools for the job or the best of the tools that I do own. So far I have been able to get by with what is seen here. I had some scrap oak laying around in the shop so I decided to use some of it for practice. I start by laying out the “tails” first. First step is to find the center of the board and divide it how ever you see fit. I find the center of the board by j...

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Making a Marking Knife #1: The Stock

08-09-2008 07:45 AM by Eric | 2 comments »

I was wading through my old woodworking bookmarks, and stumbled across this great guide to making a marking knife. It looked like a fairly easy project, and cheap! Looks like I can take that Japanese marking knife off my wish list. So here we go: The blade is taken from a jigsaw blade, and it didn’t take too long to file off the teeth: For the handle, I took a 6” section of kempas scrap that I had lying around. Incidentally, you can see on the bench that I filed the ...

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