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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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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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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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Taking 35 year old crib and turning it into a toy box #1: Starting with the old crib

06-01-2009 03:47 AM by JPKnapp | 2 comments »

This is my first serious project and is actually what got me into woodworking. I always liked building and creating, but didnt have the tools to really do anything. When my wife got pregnant with our first kid, my parents gave me the childhood bedroom set that I had as an infant. It was a crib and dresser. They kept it for 30-some-odd years in hopes of their grandchild oneday using it. About a year ago we refinished the dresser but bought a new crib. Safety standards change in 30 years and...

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Refinishing a China Hutch Pt 1

11-13-2017 07:10 PM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 0 comments »

I started to refinish a china hutch that has been sitting in my shop for a while now. I started with sanding it down, then taking it outside to start spraying it. I’m trying out a sprayer from Harbor Freight. Mother Nature got in the way and kept me from finishing the project, but here is the beginning.

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Refinishing Sailboat Tiller Handle

12-12-2011 06:36 AM by Sailor | 0 comments »

I decided the tiller handle on my little Montgomery 17 sailboat needed refinishing so I got down to business. It wasn’t a very difficult project so I made a quick video of it and I thought it may interest a few people.

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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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Refinish a Table Top #3: Completed Refinishing this Coffee Table Top

01-18-2017 03:59 AM by HappyHowie | 2 comments »

I completed spraying the polyurethane finish on this table. I had a few spots that I scuffed sanded on the lower portion of the table. I applied some of my dye mix to those areas. I made sure the remainder of the table was clean and then sprayed a light coat of finish to the lower portion of this table. I will give this table tonight and most of the morning tomorrow to dry. Once it checks okay I will apply a thin coat of dark brown Briwax and buff that thoroughly. I have already told...

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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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