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Workshop #18: Making the wife happier

04-20-2013 09:06 PM by clieb91 | 9 comments »

As most of you know it is usually a good thing to have a happy wife. Well I am just finishing up a few projects that are helping to make my wife a little happier. Some of you know I have a basement workshop, I keep some of my wood though upstairs in the garage (same place my wife parks everyday). Well the wood was getting a bit out of hand. Note my sheet goods on the far right side. One of my drying piles. So a few weeks ago I tackled the sheet goods side. I got rid of a few ...

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Home improvement and Repair #1: Had to work wood into the Bathroom Remodel

10-05-2012 03:12 AM by C_Philhower | 2 comments »

When I gutted the bathroom in my house I just couldn’t just hang the mirror on the wall again. Plus I didn’t want to drive the 6 mile round trip to spend $5 on a tube of Mirror adhesive only to use less than a dollars worth on a 24”x30” mirror. I spent a few hours and cleared out a bunch of scrap pine and leftover pieces of crown molding to cobble together a mirror frame for the mirror I pulled down during demo. Close Up of Mirror It doesn’t show in the ...

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Beyond Punky #1: Background

05-09-2012 12:54 AM by PASs | 1 comment »

I have always been interested in punky wood, the discoloration and lines caused by the decomposition of the wood makes it much more interesting to me. And since I do a lot of work with repurposed wood, including firewood, it is part of what I get for raw materials anyway. So when we converted our wood-burning fireplace to a gas insert (that’s another story entirely) I figured I had a whole pile of future punky wood. That was two years ago. Unfortunately, it looks like that is a ye...

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Carpenter Pro - Cutlist Diagrams for iPad/iPhone with Wood Grain Direction Control & Muliple Stock

12-24-2011 08:56 AM by SmartCutter | 7 comments »

After a month of development based on the feedback I got here, I finally managed to release Carpenter Pro, this time, it calculates how many plywood sheets are needed to finish your project and get detailed cutlist diagram for each stock sheet needed. It allows you to specify the dimensions & grain direction for your stock sheets material, specify the dimensions and the required grain direction for each part you need to cut for your project, and set the kerf amount, then watch this app ge...

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Calipers, the frugal way. --or-- I'm a complete tightwad, and here's proof.

11-30-2011 08:33 AM by dspahn | 9 comments »

I’m pretty frugal. I had it drilled into me by my parents, who are also extremely frugal. Most of the time I’m grateful for it. Every now and then I’m just the tiniest bit ashamed. I’m not sure yet which category tonight’s escapade falls into. Maybe you can be the judge. ;) I wanted to get some calipers to measure diameters of whatever I’m turning. I looked on craigslist, and the only thing they had was a Starrett 36 for $575! (Click here for proof...

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Optimal Cutting with minimum scrap - iPad app

11-02-2011 12:31 PM by SmartCutter | 18 comments »

I recently finished working on a cutting algorithm app for the iPad and iPhone called Smart Cutter, and wanted to share the app with every one hoping get some feedback from carpenters and wood workers. Smart Cutter finds the maximum number of small pieces cut from a larger sheet of paper with minimum scrap. It employs a state of the art algorithm to generate the maximum number of small pieces cut from a larger sheet of paper, wood, cloth or any other material, with minimum waste. Whether y...

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LumberJocks Scrap It Out #3: And The Winner Is ...

11-01-2011 07:31 PM by Martin Sojka | 16 comments »

Thanks for posting all great projects in this challenge. We ended with 24 entries total. You can review them all here – it’s easy to get inspired. And here is the winner of home banner fame for 15 days (banner featuring the project will be created by LumberJocks and linked to the project’s page): Congrats Gene!

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LumberJocks Scrap It Out #2: Reminder

10-28-2011 05:06 PM by Martin Sojka | 0 comments »

Just a friendly reminder.. entry deadline is coming. We have 21 entries so far. The Rules use only scrap wood invest a maximum of one day in the shop build something that balances entries tagged as “scrappy01” entries in by October 31, 2011, midnight (Greenwich Mean Time) one random selection will be made on November 1st winner will receive home banner fame for 15 days (banner featuring the project will be created by LumberJocks and linked to the project&...

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LumberJocks Scrap It Out #1: Announcement

10-13-2011 03:50 PM by Martin Sojka | 28 comments »

We’ve seen it before – scrapping over grease boxes, smallest bandsaw boxes, and even coffee spoons. Yes, indeed, some scrap wood plus some ingenuity and the results were masterful with a whole lot of fun in the process. Now, the challenge is on to get your scraps together and, with a day or less time in the shop, create some balance: something that balances (from spinning tops to bottle balancers, to … whatever your scrappy little heart desires! And what are we sc...

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Scraps to Coasters #1: Prep Work and the Glue Up

09-08-2011 04:42 PM by Doug McPherson | 12 comments »

I’m sure others have posted a project similar to this, so I’ll be brief on the description. This is just another great, simple way to get some use from those cut-off strips that accumulate in the shop. I start by gluing up several pieces side to side, first making sure that the sides are square and parrallel for a good lamination. I make each layer just over the sized of the width of what I want for the coasters’ width. ok. After they dry, I run them through the p...

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