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Waterfall slab #2: How to cut a waterfall slab with no straight edge

06-06-2019 10:23 PM by Tmanpdx | 2 comments »

You can get on Youtube and see a lof of waterfall slabs. What you won’t find on Youtube is a way to cut a slab where you don’t have two straight edges on a REALLY LONG slab – like almost 7’ long. In my testing with my Festool track saw and an 8’ track, I was not satisfied with the straightness of the 45 degree bevel. Two things occurred – one, I was getting some flex in the track and two, the 45 degree was not as tight as I’d like it. So I decid...

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Make Some Time - A Clock Build Blog #1: Inside Out

03-22-2019 02:42 PM by EarlS | 14 comments »

For the 2019 Spring Swap I decided to make a clock based on this picture: Anyone else notice that the lattice on the left side of the frame doesn’t show up on the right side?? The only thing that provided clues to the scale of the clock was the clock face and hands. Fortunately, I was able to find the exact clock face on Clockprints.com. The smallest size had 3” time ring , with 4-5/8” art on 6” paper which I promptly ordered for the prototype. Other sites I have used inclu...

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On the Mill #1: Rough Cut a Log Mantle

07-01-2013 03:50 PM by ScottShaeffer | 0 comments »

You cannot deny that Log Mantles are cool. They are awesome. So if you want one, here is a video about how to cut one on a sawmill! Or you could just buy one from Wilfer Mobile Sawmill made from Colorado Beetle-Killed Pine. Visit www.WilferMobileSawmill.com for more info and to get in touch with us!

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Built-In Bookcases and Mantel Surround #1: Project Overview.

05-18-2010 06:44 PM by Jonathan | 0 comments »

About a week ago, I finally began the built-in bookcase and mantel surround project for our living room that I’ve been talking about in a lot of other posts. I need to post less and work more, I think ;) I originally started a blog on it here: http://lumberjocks.com/JonathanG/blog/13322 but have since decided to start over. You can check out that initial blog for a couple of pictures of the space the project will be going into, as well as my thoughts on everything from several months ag...

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Built-in bookcases and mantel for fireplace surround in a Tudor Revival

01-28-2010 04:46 AM by Jonathan | 4 comments »

(Please note: I originally posted this earlier today as a forum topic, but then decided to put it in as a blog entry in order to keep all of my entries together. I have also added more information to this posting here.) A year ago Christmas, Santa promised my wife that he’d build built-in bookcases with doors, as well as an adjoining mantel. Well, Santa got busy over the course of that year landscaping most of the yard by laying brick pavers, constructing a couple of raised brick planter b...

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Arts & Crafts Mantle Clock #3: Ordering

11-06-2009 06:11 PM by CaptainSkully | 2 comments »

I’m about to pull the trigger on my order from Klockit.com. I had a few questions about what to order, so I pinged their tech support. They don’t mention what size winding key to get. I’m assuming that it’s an eight-day movement, so that if you wind it every week, it’ll keep running. I grew up with clocks (i.e. grandfather, cuckoo, etc.), so I didn’t want a set that chimed. I think the pendulum length and swing will fit nicely with the design I’v...

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Arts & Crafts Mantle Clock #2: Disappointment

11-02-2009 05:34 PM by CaptainSkully | 7 comments »

I finally received my shipment from Rockler. I opened up the packaging for one set of the AA powered quartz movement w/ pendulum and one package of the hands that I had selected. I assembled them and hung them on the wall. It took me a second (literally) to realize that the second hand was moving backwards. Also, the pendulum wouldn’t keep swinging. The hands also kept coming off the drive shaft. I reassembled after verifying the diagram on the back of the packaging. Still unacce...

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Arts & Crafts Mantle Clock #1: One for You, One for Me...

10-24-2009 06:56 PM by CaptainSkully | 8 comments »

I figured it was time to start another new blog. We’ve got friends that are getting married, and we wanted to give them something special. I figure the best gift you can give is one you want for yourself, so I’m going to make two while I’m at it. We originally thought about a mirror, but realized shipping it would be problematic. Then I thought about the clock project that had been bouncing around in the back of my head. After my usual extensive research, this is the de...

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Back on that Horse - Arts & Crafts Mantle

05-07-2009 01:23 AM by CaptainSkully | 3 comments »

So, today I did my first woodworking in the shop since I cut my finger off. I installed the splitter on my table saw. It only took five minutes. As my fellow woodworkers know, it’s a huge pain. It’s in the way when you try to measure the width of every cut (so I’m resorting to using the tape on the saw), and it can only be used for cuts greater than 1-1/2” wide (otherwise the push stick won’t fit through. I’ve yet to see how it works with the dado blad...

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Stopped by a job we did today..

09-16-2008 08:06 PM by CraftsmanCollective | 4 comments »

Well, I got a call from a developer we do finish trim design and installs for and he asked me to contact the new owner of one of the homes they built that we did all the finish trim inside. Got a chance to snap a few more pics real quick so I thought I’d add them to the blog. Heres the DiningRoom Pillars, I thought they needed a crown head but the owner wanted to be cheap…sigh.. This next one is of some Alder Beams we did in the Family Room. Heres a shot of the Mas...

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