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  1. Fix it or trash it?

    I learned a lesson this week. It takes no longer to work with good wood than it does to work with flawed wood. I had a piece of what I thought was nice walnut. After assembly and during sanding I realized it was brittle. There are several spots where the wood chipped out while being sanded...
  2. Hand-Operated Wooden U-Joint Model

    I have made a lot of hand-operated wood models, and I ran out of ideas for new models to make. I found the book Building Wooden Machines by Bridgewater & Bridgewater. It has a neat pattern for a u-joint model, where you can vary the angle while you operate it. To add some color to the model...
  3. Burned Chestnut Bowl

    9.5"x3.25" Chestnut. Pulled this out of a burnt brush pile.
  4. Sweating for Bucks Through Woodworking
    Because of the China lead paint scandel made in the USA toys should be a big hit this year. That projection is according to a news report on MSNBC This would also be a good project for Lumberjocks SAVE THE CHILDREN fund raizing event !!
  5. Site Help and Suggestions
    I would really appreciate it if the AutoSave or Draft saving feature could be added to the Private Messages. I'll be in the middle of a PM and need to check another tab or site for pertinent information, when I get back to the PM…it's gone :-( I know I can 'copy and paste' to a note or some...
  6. Site Help and Suggestions
    I would really appreciate it if the AutoSave or Draft saving feature could be added to the Private Messages. I'll be in the middle of a PM and need to check another tab or site for pertinent information, when I get back to the PM…it's gone :-( I know I can 'copy and paste' to a note or some...
  7. Blogs
    Idea Our Summer Woodworking Awards Event has come and gone and the Award recipients are already enjoying their well-deserved gifts. With yet another challenge completed, it's time to start planning our next event and what better time to think of helping others than right now. Not only is the...
  8. Blogs
    The Skateboard Having the pleasure of building at skateboard deck at Roarockit, with Ted and Norah, was just the beginning of my journey with the "Save the Children" challenge. My pleasure turned to great joy when my son was fascinated by the skateboard deck and it became his birthday present...
  9. Blogs
    Google Sketchup and Design Alaskan Chainsaw Mill V2.0 is going to be a follow on to the review I posted around this time last year. It seems to have been fairly liked considering it now shows up on Google within the first page of search results. Just type in "Chainsaw Mill" into Google and...
  10. Blogs
    Ugly blade mark If you do not want this ! Do this Contact To protect your table saw fence from that ulgy blade mark, set the fence about .125" from the blade, Drill a hole, thread it and install a machine screw finger tight. This will effectively stop you from sliding the fence by accident...
  11. Site Help and Suggestions
    Is there any way to download a copy of photos, uploaded on projects area locally on my computer? In google picture search the photos are available on max resolution. There are some really interesting ideas that I would like to keep them locally. I tried to search the forum but I couldn't found...
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