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  1. Blogs
    Reproducing a Design I recently started a major chair-building project and thought it might be fun to document the process as a series of blog entries. So, here we go… My Background I started woodworking in seventh-grade woodshop about 38 years ago. I began pursuing this wonderful hobby in...
  2. Marketplace Classifieds
    Hi Guys/Gals, I sell a little of all the above during winter months when I'm on "vacation" from my "real" job as a logger. I use some of the wood for my own enjoyment but I have more than I can use. I threw together a little website where you can see a few samples of what I sell. I try to...
  3. Woodworking Skill Share
    I'm a day or two out from assembling the upper half of a New Gloucester rocking chair that has 14 back spindles. Here are a few photos of the upper half dry assembled with the prototype top crest (the back curve isn't cut on the prototype.) I'm able to insert one spindle at a time in the...
  4. Safety in the Woodworking Shop
    I have been thinking about putting a pawl on my rip fence as an anti kick back device. Anyone see any issues with this idea?
  5. Woodturning
    I've been playing on the lathe with double chucking spindles. Was turning a piece of scrap pine (2×4) 1 1/2 inches square by 40 inches long seeing how thin I could make the spindle. I learned not to put too much pressure on the tailstock because that tends to bow the spindle which can increase...
  6. Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories
    I recently bought a 3amp DeWalt ROS that I'm using on a large project where I'm building murphy beds for our extra bedroom… a project that I'm probably in over my head doing. Nonetheless, buying a good sander I felt gave me a successful shot… however, my sister 'n law wants to borrow the sander...
  7. Jigs & Fixtures
    While ripping a few boards today, I decided to make some set up blocks . I had a piece of 3/4 inch melamine coated shelving material (particle board core) so that is what I used. For each block, I made trial cuts until I had exact results for each block. So far, I have 1 1/2 inch, 2 inch and 3...
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  8. Woodworking Skill Share
    A friend asked if I could repair some of his chairs that have become loose over the years. I said I would research it and see if I was in over my head. This is one of the chairs. It has eight spindles and loose seat legs. Has anyone repaired a chair like this? Any suggestions? How long, on...
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