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  1. My 2008 One Board Furniture Build-Off Entry Part 1

    With under twenty some days until the deadline, i decided to begin documenting my contest entry! As of today, i am currently 80% complete with my entry. For those knot in the no: Article Describing the Contest && The Official Rules There are a lot of 'Firsts' in my story and it begins with...
  2. My 2008 One Board Furniture Build-Off Entry Part 2

    Well the cat is out of the bag! I am building a "Pub Table" from my hard maple stick! It is a type of 'occasional table' but mostly its a high-top table we plan to use in our kitchen! In this part i cut the table top and create the breadboard ends, i have never created a breadboard end before...
  3. My 2008 One Board Furniture Build-Off Entry Part 3

    The second new joinery technique i am using is biscuits, and because of the rules of this contest i am making my own from the very same hard maple board! In fact i cut strips off the stretcher boards specifically for creating my biscuits! I devised a simple and effective way to create biscuits...
  4. My 2008 One Board Furniture Build-Off Entry Part 4

    In this installment i finish flattening the top of my table by completing the breadboard ends and use yet another new joinery technique, dowels! But in staying true to the contest rules, i have to make my own dowels from the very same board! After gluing the middle section of the table top the...
  5. My 2008 One Board Furniture Build-Off Entry Part 5

    The legs of my table were sitting patiently on my workbench for a long time waiting for final dimensioning. I wanted them to look simple and be strong, and in the end i made them using blind mortises and couldn't be happier. The tenons were cut on my table saw, nibbled away and then hand filed...
  6. tool - low cost cyclone dust collector

    well if you wondered where i have been the past few months, this is the main reason! i have been working on my low cost cyclone shop dust collection system, and i am very happy to tell all of you that it works, and works WELL! a few months back i decided i wanted to make a dust collector, and...
  7. My 2008 One Board Furniture Build-Off Entry Part 6

    i had hoped to make this an exciting post but the sad fact is that i am not a finalist in this years contest. i was up against some stiff competition, a few other real fine tables, some great chairs, and lots of other stuff including a working grandfather clock (which isn't quite furniture). I...
  8. Finishing
    About a week ago my family went to my Sister in Law's house to celebrate mine and my daughter's birthdays. I carried my chip carving tools and sat arround the swimming pool carving a plaque. This plaque is one that I carved on my river trip to the Cartecay River. However, the one that I carved...
  9. Blogs
    Updated Lumber Rack Projects !! I have moved.. and moved a considerable amount of WOOD! I have updated my lumber rack projects with new photos of the current racks. My new shop is the entire basement, and to say its bigger than my last basement shop is an understatement. I have four times the...
  10. Blogs
    Welcome to my weblog... First post, and might i express my extreme gratification with the Lumberjock community and the extensive features provided by this website and its administrators! Within minutes of signing up to become a member i was already receiving welcome messages from many of the...
  11. Finishing
    I would like some advice on how to achieve a old timey antique finish on oak boards. Don't want it dark, but rather a lighter color that looks 100 plus years old. Any ideas, comments or suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks, Hoss
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