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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 journey to reclaiming pallets #1: Flower boxes 101

05-09-2014 07:42 PM by Denzel Johnson | 4 comments »

now in the process of breaking down pallets

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One of a kind design end tables, beg. of a new series for sale. Newagewoodworks

01-08-2012 07:20 PM by newagewoodworks | 2 comments »

These are some end tables i came up with a couple of weeks ago and am starting a series using different woods and stain tones, most are going for sale on ebay and to friends and family, let me know any ideas to better my design or different color combinations that people may like more. I am trying to get an idea of what the masses like the most THANKS!!!NewAgeWoodWorks

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Wood Types and Properties #2: Know your wood #2-Beech

05-14-2011 05:38 PM by Paul Sellers | 3 comments »

Beech trees grow abundantly throughout the temperate zones of Europe, Asia and North America. The wood is of very even denseness throughout the grain because of its relatively small pores evenly distributed through both the early and late growth of each growth cycle (annual ring). My first mallet was made from beech and most mallets for three hundred years would have come from the beech tree. Though that is the case, and beech is a hard wood, I find beech just a little too soft for making...

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Wood Types and Properties #1: Know your wood #1-Cherry

05-13-2011 10:43 PM by Paul Sellers | 5 comments »

Most people only talk about grain at the most superficial level of how it looks. We woodworkers enter the fibres. We tease the cells apart with the chisel’s edge and search for weaknesses and strengths in the species. We want to know these intimate details so we can exemplify the strengths and protect the weak from harm. I thought that it might help to give my personal insights into the different woods that I have worked with for almost five decades. Most of them are common enough, ...

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Hank Gilpin: Exploring the American Forest & Serendipity

03-02-2010 05:09 AM by DaveLeHardt | 3 comments »

Hank Gilpin: Exploring the American Forest - Fine Woodworking Serendipity is a word I’d like to use in this sentence (stolen from Dave Barry…). But that’s how the idea for this blog post came out… Ok so I joined the Fine Woodworking website cuz they have some great content, how-to’s and gobs of other great stuff, like the link above. I checked it out and was just floored with what Mr Gilpin does and has done with “plain ole” American hardwood...

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New Showroom Coming Soon

11-03-2009 10:15 PM by Boards48 | 1 comment »

Hey Everybody! Boards & Beams is opening up another location in Fairfield, NJ. We will still be here in Towaco, but will be doing our fabricating in Fairfield. We have made much progress since we opened our doors six months ago. Thanks for all the support. http://www.woodboardsandbeams.com(973)299-6100

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Of hops and hardwoods

04-17-2008 09:59 PM by Alan | 1 comment »

My wife and I occasionally drive up to Wisconsin for a variety of reasons. The Milwaukee Art Museum, which is phenomenal, the scenery, or just to get away from Chicago for a while. One of the must do’s on these tripsMore… is to pick up a few cases of a craft beer that’s unavailable south of the Wisconsin border. Neither of us is a really big beer drinker, but when we do indulge, it’s usually a microbrew of some sort, and this one is a particular favorite. There seem...

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