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"Art-Full Wood Rats" --by RusticWoodArt

05-25-2007 01:53 PM by frank | 2 comments »

Art-Full Wood Rats ....and so today i am going straight for the soul of the word and writing as one can when they are expelling multi-words ‘off the cuff’ of their heart…. Yes, there are times more often then not, when I will write and milk the word to get at the heart of it’s meaning and then while sitting here waiting for a heady froth, I will go for a twist in the meaning to see if I can get outside the box and examine the art-full word in a new way of meaning...

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Thorsen Side Table #2: Aprons and legs dry fit

04-29-2007 07:59 PM by fred | 6 comments »

Progress is definitely being made. I used my new Router Mortising Jig and cut the mortises on the legs and stretchers. The new jig worked far better than I had expected. Woohoo! The plans don’t tell you everything to expect so when I did the first dry fit of the legs and aprons I found that some of the tenons did not properly fit. The mortises were 7/8” deep and the tenons were ¾”. Naturally, if the mortises are in the center of a 1 ¼” leg then the tenons would not fit all the way. I h...

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My daughter started it ...

04-27-2007 02:46 PM by MsDebbieP | 4 comments »

Yesterday morning, my daughter hobbled downstairs and begged for a massage to loosen up her back which had taken on a muscle spasm while she prepared for work. She couldn’t bend, twist, or even breathe deeply. Poor girl. I got her moving and off she went to work. A couple hours later as I was picking up some wood that Rick had transferred into the basement via the basement window, my lower back seized up and I was hit with a brief panic about how I was going to make it back up those ...

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Thorsen Side Table #1: Now you have gone and done it.

04-27-2007 04:51 AM by fred | 13 comments »

Ok, ok, ok. I have seen all your beautiful beautiful tables. So, now I have been shamed that I have not made one, I am officially joining the challenge. I had a slab of beautiful oak that would be just the size for four table legs and another 3/4” piece that would be great for the aprons. Last weekend I cut the legs and planned them to size and marked all the legs to accept a mortise. I cut the aprons to size and made the tenons. I still have not established the design...

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Stardate 04262007

04-26-2007 07:21 PM by Bill | 6 comments »

Ok, so I have been out of the shop for over a week now. Of all things, I caught a cold this time of the year. The aches, pains, coughing, etc have made it impossible and dangerous to work in the shop. So, I have sat around all day watching dvd’s and playing video games. I was not even well enough to read the Lumberjocks web site. I know I have missed much, but will be catching up in the next few weeks. While still under the weather, I will try a few hours in the shop today. Jus...

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Coming along very slowly on g and g.

04-25-2007 11:22 PM by jockmike2 | 5 comments »

I have one more apron to cut out on the scroll saw. So tedious, hard for me to sit for long and use the saw. Few minutes at a time. Still I got lucky again. I was going out to visit my Mom’s grave today and right across from the cemetary along side the road was a hugh red oak that had just been dropped. I stopped talked with Mom for a minute then took off for city hall a the DPW. My cousin works for the town DPW and he was there working on something on the work bench. I asked him where...

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"PROVIDERE" --by RusticWoodArt #6: Providere's Leg Update....

04-23-2007 01:21 PM by frank | 5 comments »

Providere’s Leg Update…. ....and then some! Well this past week has been a busy one for me around here. Started out with a storm on Monday and then we lost power, so the sump pump in the cellar went down and the water level went up….up….and up. Time to break out the gasoline pump and start pumping, old connected cape houses (1778), old dug cellars and bad grading can sure be a problem at times in the spring. What with water run off from spring rains and mud seaso...

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"PROVIDERE" --by RusticWoodArt #5: Providere, a Work In Process

04-20-2007 01:59 PM by frank | 6 comments »

Providere, a Work In Process Well I finished roughing out a shape of the last of four legs last night with the drawknife, and I thought I would post a picture of where the ‘in the process’ of Providere now stands. 1) Cherry backsplash, needs to enter into it’s hand sanding phase, starting with #120 grit….and ending with some slurpies…. 2) Table top, needs to be worked some more on sides with a timber slick to get a better trueness…. 3) End board...

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"PROVIDERE" --by RusticWoodArt #4: "Legs of Beauty"

04-19-2007 01:02 PM by frank | 7 comments »

Legs of Beauty ....and so the progress goes on, in the continuing saga of this one, who is coming forth from the heart of the tree, and doing as befits her ‘being’ of becoming set free…. —-having legs of beauty as formed from within, she soon was noticed as having likened wood skin, till from the shapely posture of her bijou stance, i knew their was more here then meets first glance…. —-what i saw in her legs was sweetness of desire, and from this ...

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the woodpile #1: surprise wood pile find

04-16-2007 04:23 AM by scottb | 10 comments »

I set aside this log earlier in the season. I knew that deep down inside it was going to have an interesting grain pattern. I could see how this piece of oak had almost a swirly grain, as if the tree grew under enormous pressure. I screwed this to a piece of 1x and ran it (safely) through the tablesaw. Oh, what beauty to find within! a second pass to take a peek at the long grain The final piece of “S4S” is approx 15.5×3 x 1.5. Managed to cut this wit...

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