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The American Craftsman Workshop Update Sept '09

09-09-2009 07:32 AM by Todd A. Clippinger | 23 comments »

I hope that everyone had a good finish to the summer by spending quality time with the family over the long Labor Day weekend. My wife, Rita, and I went kayaking with friends on the Madison and Yellowstone Rivers here in Montana and we covered 17 miles between the two trips. Bald eagles and other wildlife were abundant and the scenery was – well it’s Montana so it was beautiful! My apologies for not being very active this summer here at LJ and for the lack of providing real...

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From Southwest to Contemporary

05-27-2011 05:58 PM by thewoodwhisperer | 20 comments »

Right Click to DownloadRight Click to Download in HDSubscription Options My mom’s house is full of cabinet doors that were made in a Southwestern style and its time for a change. Replacing the cabinets is certainly an option and just replacing the doors alone would work too. But what if we could use our woodworking skills to modify the doors instead. In our situation, this turned out to be the perfect solution. So join me as I show you how to carefully modify and refinish my momR...

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Restoring furniture from the Golden Oak period.

10-05-2010 05:43 PM by poopiekat | 13 comments »

I was hooked on woodworking as a lad in the 1960’s, my junior-high shop classes sealed the deal for me. I have always had a workshop of some kind, and apprenticed in architectural interiors when I started working for a living. When this was my vocation, I dabbled in antiques also, specializing in oak furniture which by the ‘70s had generally fallen out of favor with new households. This type of furniture was coming onto the market in droves at the time, in favor of the emerging...

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Adventures in Spraying #2: First Spray Job Done (sort of)

07-02-2010 10:57 PM by PurpLev | 13 comments »

We had the day off today at the office, so I figured this is as good a time to spray some finish. Fist thing first. I had to setup a way to spray while keeping the area somewhat separated from the rest of the basement in fear of contamination of the rest of the things. I also wanted to have a way to rotate the work so that I can spray all sides without having to walk around and being in the direction of the air flow (I have a box fan in the window to pull out the overspray etc. I initia...

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A Beautiful Floor !!

01-14-2007 08:51 PM by Dick, & Barb Cain | 10 comments »

I want to show everybody how proud I am of the accomplishments of one of my Sons’. He works for a floor installer, & finishing company. He’s there sanding specialist. Especially when it comes to the meticulous areas around stairways, balusters, & radiators. It takes a person with an awful lot of patience, & perseverence. I don’t beleive I have that much patience. He says ”He always enjoys the outcome of his labor” I used to tell my Boy’s as t...

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Church Doors #1: Refinishing exterior doors

08-08-2007 04:19 AM by DocK16 | 8 comments »

Ever since I completed a few ww projects for my church I have become the go-to guy on anything wood, not that I mind. But I’ve started a project and need some help from the experienced group of LJ buddies. I have stripped and restained a set of large oak doors (first of 3 sets) and was planning on using a good grade of exterior/spar varnish to finish them. I was completely suprised when I went to the local Sherwin Williams store and was told they no longer carry an exterior varnish....

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Part 2 - The Bed is Finished #2: Pics of the Completed Project

03-31-2010 01:26 AM by davidroberts | 7 comments »

Last night I started this blog. You can see Part 1 here: http://lumberjocks.com/davidroberts/blog/14843 I started with the footboard and almost screwed it up. I thought dousing it with stripper could melt the glue. I had been told that professional refinishers will sometimes not dip old pieces in fear the piece will fall apart. So I scrubbed with denatured alcohol and scraped and sanded for days. Then I got brave, bought a gallon of STRYPEEZE paint and varnish (and shellac) r...

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Adventures in Spraying #3: Piece 1 finished - recap

07-03-2010 08:53 PM by PurpLev | 7 comments »

OK, I’m actually already nearing completion of the 2nd piece which looks much better, but for this post, I’ll focus on my first-first experience with spraying, and the overall look, and results. So. After giving the top coat (4th) extra time to dry (~4-6 hours while we were out). I came back and sanded it thoroughly with 600grit sandpaper. the results were mixed: Newly finished piece in front, Original finish to compare in back Cons:1. I had some runs which show in the f...

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Antique Desk Project #4: It Finally Got Finished

04-18-2011 02:56 AM by William | 6 comments »

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #1209: Two New Projects on the Go

01-04-2014 01:31 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 5 comments »

You know you have a pretty good life when you wake up in the morning and there are so many (good!) things that you need to do that you don’t know what to begin with. I can’t tell you how many times that has happened to me lately. It seems that more so than ever I have more ideas and projects in my head than time. And that is a wonderful feeling. After taking my week or so off from designing, I find that more so than ever I just can’t wait to get back at it. Even though...

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