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Spring 2013 Challenge
Here's our spring challenge for you:
  • one board: one project-- except the board is a maximum size of 12" x 12" x 1".
  • You can re-saw it; cut it; carve it; drill it; paint it; stain it; add anything to it (other than more wood) and create one project with it.
    Rectangle Wood Font Art Happy

How The Challenge Works
1. Take a picture of your "before" board: maximum size of 1 foot wide, 1 foot long, 1" thick
2. Create a project using the board. Anything can be added to the project EXCEPT more wood
2. Post it as a new project.
3. Tag the project as: challenge-15
4. Have fun.

EDITED - Clarifications
  • yes, you can glue pieces of wood together to get the maximum 12×12x1-"but" it has to be the same wood. No mixing walnut and maple, for example. And don't forget to show us the before picture.

Deadline
Although there is no "real" deadline, as this is an open challenge, projects for this initial challenge are to be posted by March 31st, 2013.
(We look forward to seeing many challenge projects, whether they are posted this month, next year, or ten years from now!)

The Prize
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Other Challenges
Other challenges have been posted in the past. We'd love to see your entries for any or all of the challenges! Please remember to tag them as indicated for each challenge. LINK
you can start with anything as long as it is a maximum size of 12"x12"x1"
And sure, plywood would work.
 

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1 Board: 1 Project

Spring 2013 Challenge
Here's our spring challenge for you:
  • one board: one project-- except the board is a maximum size of 12" x 12" x 1".
  • You can re-saw it; cut it; carve it; drill it; paint it; stain it; add anything to it (other than more wood) and create one project with it.
    Rectangle Wood Font Art Happy

How The Challenge Works
1. Take a picture of your "before" board: maximum size of 1 foot wide, 1 foot long, 1" thick
2. Create a project using the board. Anything can be added to the project EXCEPT more wood
2. Post it as a new project.
3. Tag the project as: challenge-15
4. Have fun.

EDITED - Clarifications
  • yes, you can glue pieces of wood together to get the maximum 12×12x1-"but" it has to be the same wood. No mixing walnut and maple, for example. And don't forget to show us the before picture.

Deadline
Although there is no "real" deadline, as this is an open challenge, projects for this initial challenge are to be posted by March 31st, 2013.
(We look forward to seeing many challenge projects, whether they are posted this month, next year, or ten years from now!)

The Prize
  • Fun
  • Friendly Competition

SEE ALL ENTRIES HERE

Other Challenges
Other challenges have been posted in the past. We'd love to see your entries for any or all of the challenges! Please remember to tag them as indicated for each challenge. LINK
Thanks… I'm a bit late to the contest, but, maybe I can get something made.
 

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1 Board: 1 Project

Spring 2013 Challenge
Here's our spring challenge for you:
  • one board: one project-- except the board is a maximum size of 12" x 12" x 1".
  • You can re-saw it; cut it; carve it; drill it; paint it; stain it; add anything to it (other than more wood) and create one project with it.
    Rectangle Wood Font Art Happy

How The Challenge Works
1. Take a picture of your "before" board: maximum size of 1 foot wide, 1 foot long, 1" thick
2. Create a project using the board. Anything can be added to the project EXCEPT more wood
2. Post it as a new project.
3. Tag the project as: challenge-15
4. Have fun.

EDITED - Clarifications
  • yes, you can glue pieces of wood together to get the maximum 12×12x1-"but" it has to be the same wood. No mixing walnut and maple, for example. And don't forget to show us the before picture.

Deadline
Although there is no "real" deadline, as this is an open challenge, projects for this initial challenge are to be posted by March 31st, 2013.
(We look forward to seeing many challenge projects, whether they are posted this month, next year, or ten years from now!)

The Prize
  • Fun
  • Friendly Competition

SEE ALL ENTRIES HERE

Other Challenges
Other challenges have been posted in the past. We'd love to see your entries for any or all of the challenges! Please remember to tag them as indicated for each challenge. LINK
DS, Hurry up and make your entry, I need some ideas…..
 

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1 Board: 1 Project

Spring 2013 Challenge
Here's our spring challenge for you:
  • one board: one project-- except the board is a maximum size of 12" x 12" x 1".
  • You can re-saw it; cut it; carve it; drill it; paint it; stain it; add anything to it (other than more wood) and create one project with it.
    Rectangle Wood Font Art Happy

How The Challenge Works
1. Take a picture of your "before" board: maximum size of 1 foot wide, 1 foot long, 1" thick
2. Create a project using the board. Anything can be added to the project EXCEPT more wood
2. Post it as a new project.
3. Tag the project as: challenge-15
4. Have fun.

EDITED - Clarifications
  • yes, you can glue pieces of wood together to get the maximum 12×12x1-"but" it has to be the same wood. No mixing walnut and maple, for example. And don't forget to show us the before picture.

Deadline
Although there is no "real" deadline, as this is an open challenge, projects for this initial challenge are to be posted by March 31st, 2013.
(We look forward to seeing many challenge projects, whether they are posted this month, next year, or ten years from now!)

The Prize
  • Fun
  • Friendly Competition

SEE ALL ENTRIES HERE

Other Challenges
Other challenges have been posted in the past. We'd love to see your entries for any or all of the challenges! Please remember to tag them as indicated for each challenge. LINK
Ooops I missed this some how… well atleast I get to look at all the great projects…

Good Luck eveyone,,,
 

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1 Board: 1 Project

Spring 2013 Challenge
Here's our spring challenge for you:
  • one board: one project-- except the board is a maximum size of 12" x 12" x 1".
  • You can re-saw it; cut it; carve it; drill it; paint it; stain it; add anything to it (other than more wood) and create one project with it.
    Rectangle Wood Font Art Happy

How The Challenge Works
1. Take a picture of your "before" board: maximum size of 1 foot wide, 1 foot long, 1" thick
2. Create a project using the board. Anything can be added to the project EXCEPT more wood
2. Post it as a new project.
3. Tag the project as: challenge-15
4. Have fun.

EDITED - Clarifications
  • yes, you can glue pieces of wood together to get the maximum 12×12x1-"but" it has to be the same wood. No mixing walnut and maple, for example. And don't forget to show us the before picture.

Deadline
Although there is no "real" deadline, as this is an open challenge, projects for this initial challenge are to be posted by March 31st, 2013.
(We look forward to seeing many challenge projects, whether they are posted this month, next year, or ten years from now!)

The Prize
  • Fun
  • Friendly Competition

SEE ALL ENTRIES HERE

Other Challenges
Other challenges have been posted in the past. We'd love to see your entries for any or all of the challenges! Please remember to tag them as indicated for each challenge. LINK
This was a lot of fun…

Got me off my duff to do something I had been thinking about anyway…
Thank you very much…

The vipond33 Lamp project:
I would have commented on the vipond33 project… BUT, he has me blocked…
... I also missed the picture of the 1×12x12 …

Very nice Lamp… cool design… are those pieces partially half-lapped together?
Thank you
 

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1 Board: 1 Project

Spring 2013 Challenge
Here's our spring challenge for you:
  • one board: one project-- except the board is a maximum size of 12" x 12" x 1".
  • You can re-saw it; cut it; carve it; drill it; paint it; stain it; add anything to it (other than more wood) and create one project with it.
    Rectangle Wood Font Art Happy

How The Challenge Works
1. Take a picture of your "before" board: maximum size of 1 foot wide, 1 foot long, 1" thick
2. Create a project using the board. Anything can be added to the project EXCEPT more wood
2. Post it as a new project.
3. Tag the project as: challenge-15
4. Have fun.

EDITED - Clarifications
  • yes, you can glue pieces of wood together to get the maximum 12×12x1-"but" it has to be the same wood. No mixing walnut and maple, for example. And don't forget to show us the before picture.

Deadline
Although there is no "real" deadline, as this is an open challenge, projects for this initial challenge are to be posted by March 31st, 2013.
(We look forward to seeing many challenge projects, whether they are posted this month, next year, or ten years from now!)

The Prize
  • Fun
  • Friendly Competition

SEE ALL ENTRIES HERE

Other Challenges
Other challenges have been posted in the past. We'd love to see your entries for any or all of the challenges! Please remember to tag them as indicated for each challenge. LINK
Sorry Marty, I had too many other projects ongoing to get into this one before the deadline.
Maybe next time.
 

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December 14/13

Hendrik Varju is a well known furniture designer/craftsman who operates "Passion for Wood" near Toronto, Canada. He also offers woodworking courses and seminars and has been widely published in woodworking magazines in Canada, the U.S., the U.K. and Australia. In 2007, Hendrik started producing DVD courses and he has offered to provide some of them as prizes in Lumberjocks' contests. You can see the full list of all of Hendrik's DVD courses here http://passionforwood.com/woodworking/dvds.htm.

This week, the prize is Hendrik's first DVD course called "Jointer and Planer Secrets".
It is over 4 1/2 hours long and focuses on how to use your jointer and planer effectively to mill four-square lumber. It also has a long and detailed bonus section on edge gluing solid wood panels. You can read more about this 2-DVD set here: http://passionforwood.com/woodworking/dvds-jointer.htm.
It is valued at Cdn. $64.95 + taxes and shipping.



To enter this contest, just post a comment giving your answer to this question: "In your opinion, what is your biggest secret to successfully milling four-square lumber?" Post a comment before Friday, Dec. 20/13 and Hendrik will choose his favourite answer. Then we'll let you know how to claim your prize. Hendrik will ship it directly to your home at no cost to you.

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Hendrik Varju is a well known furniture designer/craftsman who operates "Passion for Wood" near Toronto, Canada. He also offers woodworking courses and seminars and has been widely published in woodworking magazines in Canada, the U.S., the U.K. and Australia. In 2007, Hendrik started producing DVD courses and he has offered to provide some of them as prizes in Lumberjocks' contests. You can see the full list of all of Hendrik's DVD courses here http://passionforwood.com/woodworking/dvds.htm.

This week, the prize is Hendrik's first DVD course called "Jointer and Planer Secrets".
It is over 4 1/2 hours long and focuses on how to use your jointer and planer effectively to mill four-square lumber. It also has a long and detailed bonus section on edge gluing solid wood panels. You can read more about this 2-DVD set here: http://passionforwood.com/woodworking/dvds-jointer.htm.
It is valued at Cdn. $64.95 + taxes and shipping.



To enter this contest, just post a comment giving your answer to this question: "In your opinion, what is your biggest secret to successfully milling four-square lumber?" Post a comment before Friday, Dec. 20/13 and Hendrik will choose his favourite answer. Then we'll let you know how to claim your prize. Hendrik will ship it directly to your home at no cost to you.

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"In your opinion, what is your biggest secret to successfully milling four-square lumber?"

In my case, that would most definetely be LUCK! But in all seriousness, you need to start with a REALIABLE SQUARE! I have the Incra 7" square and its absolutely dead on 90 degrees inside and outside. You cant mill a rough cut board to S4S if your equipment doesnt start out square in the first place.
 

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December 14/13

Hendrik Varju is a well known furniture designer/craftsman who operates "Passion for Wood" near Toronto, Canada. He also offers woodworking courses and seminars and has been widely published in woodworking magazines in Canada, the U.S., the U.K. and Australia. In 2007, Hendrik started producing DVD courses and he has offered to provide some of them as prizes in Lumberjocks' contests. You can see the full list of all of Hendrik's DVD courses here http://passionforwood.com/woodworking/dvds.htm.

This week, the prize is Hendrik's first DVD course called "Jointer and Planer Secrets".
It is over 4 1/2 hours long and focuses on how to use your jointer and planer effectively to mill four-square lumber. It also has a long and detailed bonus section on edge gluing solid wood panels. You can read more about this 2-DVD set here: http://passionforwood.com/woodworking/dvds-jointer.htm.
It is valued at Cdn. $64.95 + taxes and shipping.



To enter this contest, just post a comment giving your answer to this question: "In your opinion, what is your biggest secret to successfully milling four-square lumber?" Post a comment before Friday, Dec. 20/13 and Hendrik will choose his favourite answer. Then we'll let you know how to claim your prize. Hendrik will ship it directly to your home at no cost to you.

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The technique for taking twist out of lumber. That is, hold down on the high corner at the start and slowly transferring the weight over to the other side so as to end the cut on the other (opposite) high corner.
 

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December 14/13

Hendrik Varju is a well known furniture designer/craftsman who operates "Passion for Wood" near Toronto, Canada. He also offers woodworking courses and seminars and has been widely published in woodworking magazines in Canada, the U.S., the U.K. and Australia. In 2007, Hendrik started producing DVD courses and he has offered to provide some of them as prizes in Lumberjocks' contests. You can see the full list of all of Hendrik's DVD courses here http://passionforwood.com/woodworking/dvds.htm.

This week, the prize is Hendrik's first DVD course called "Jointer and Planer Secrets".
It is over 4 1/2 hours long and focuses on how to use your jointer and planer effectively to mill four-square lumber. It also has a long and detailed bonus section on edge gluing solid wood panels. You can read more about this 2-DVD set here: http://passionforwood.com/woodworking/dvds-jointer.htm.
It is valued at Cdn. $64.95 + taxes and shipping.



To enter this contest, just post a comment giving your answer to this question: "In your opinion, what is your biggest secret to successfully milling four-square lumber?" Post a comment before Friday, Dec. 20/13 and Hendrik will choose his favourite answer. Then we'll let you know how to claim your prize. Hendrik will ship it directly to your home at no cost to you.

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Start off with flat square lumber to begin with, close to the size you need.

Don't buy a 1×12 and rip it in to 5 - 1×2s…....buy 1×4s or 1×2s.

I just don't like messing with straightening badly twisted boards when you don't know if they're done twisting.

One Christmas, I built a series of figured walnut jewelry boxes made from a salvaged antique dresser and all the lids re-warped. All 8 of them - from the same piece of gorgeous walnut I had to use. Big mistake.

I've ripped 1×12s in half and one side will be warped due to inside tension release.

Also, have the lumber mill laser cut one side straight for free. Big help right from the start.

I guess that means I prefer to work with tension free wood. We get along much better that way.
 

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Hendrik Varju is a well known furniture designer/craftsman who operates "Passion for Wood" near Toronto, Canada. He also offers woodworking courses and seminars and has been widely published in woodworking magazines in Canada, the U.S., the U.K. and Australia. In 2007, Hendrik started producing DVD courses and he has offered to provide some of them as prizes in Lumberjocks' contests. You can see the full list of all of Hendrik's DVD courses here http://passionforwood.com/woodworking/dvds.htm.

This week, the prize is Hendrik's first DVD course called "Jointer and Planer Secrets".
It is over 4 1/2 hours long and focuses on how to use your jointer and planer effectively to mill four-square lumber. It also has a long and detailed bonus section on edge gluing solid wood panels. You can read more about this 2-DVD set here: http://passionforwood.com/woodworking/dvds-jointer.htm.
It is valued at Cdn. $64.95 + taxes and shipping.



To enter this contest, just post a comment giving your answer to this question: "In your opinion, what is your biggest secret to successfully milling four-square lumber?" Post a comment before Friday, Dec. 20/13 and Hendrik will choose his favourite answer. Then we'll let you know how to claim your prize. Hendrik will ship it directly to your home at no cost to you.

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I think the secret to milling four square lumber after selecting the lumber is to get one face true and flat. For table legs I look for rift sawn wood with straight grain. I use a hand plane to true up the first face because I don't yet have a jointer. Then mill the other faces using the first face as a reference, typically on the table saw. Then move to the thickness planer to plane to final dimension.
 

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Hendrik Varju is a well known furniture designer/craftsman who operates "Passion for Wood" near Toronto, Canada. He also offers woodworking courses and seminars and has been widely published in woodworking magazines in Canada, the U.S., the U.K. and Australia. In 2007, Hendrik started producing DVD courses and he has offered to provide some of them as prizes in Lumberjocks' contests. You can see the full list of all of Hendrik's DVD courses here http://passionforwood.com/woodworking/dvds.htm.

This week, the prize is Hendrik's first DVD course called "Jointer and Planer Secrets".
It is over 4 1/2 hours long and focuses on how to use your jointer and planer effectively to mill four-square lumber. It also has a long and detailed bonus section on edge gluing solid wood panels. You can read more about this 2-DVD set here: http://passionforwood.com/woodworking/dvds-jointer.htm.
It is valued at Cdn. $64.95 + taxes and shipping.



To enter this contest, just post a comment giving your answer to this question: "In your opinion, what is your biggest secret to successfully milling four-square lumber?" Post a comment before Friday, Dec. 20/13 and Hendrik will choose his favourite answer. Then we'll let you know how to claim your prize. Hendrik will ship it directly to your home at no cost to you.

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The secret to milling four-square lumber is grain direction. That is most important, doesn't mean I know which way grain direction is though…....
 

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Hendrik Varju is a well known furniture designer/craftsman who operates "Passion for Wood" near Toronto, Canada. He also offers woodworking courses and seminars and has been widely published in woodworking magazines in Canada, the U.S., the U.K. and Australia. In 2007, Hendrik started producing DVD courses and he has offered to provide some of them as prizes in Lumberjocks' contests. You can see the full list of all of Hendrik's DVD courses here http://passionforwood.com/woodworking/dvds.htm.

This week, the prize is Hendrik's first DVD course called "Jointer and Planer Secrets".
It is over 4 1/2 hours long and focuses on how to use your jointer and planer effectively to mill four-square lumber. It also has a long and detailed bonus section on edge gluing solid wood panels. You can read more about this 2-DVD set here: http://passionforwood.com/woodworking/dvds-jointer.htm.
It is valued at Cdn. $64.95 + taxes and shipping.



To enter this contest, just post a comment giving your answer to this question: "In your opinion, what is your biggest secret to successfully milling four-square lumber?" Post a comment before Friday, Dec. 20/13 and Hendrik will choose his favourite answer. Then we'll let you know how to claim your prize. Hendrik will ship it directly to your home at no cost to you.

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"In your opinion, what is your biggest secret to successfully milling four-square lumber?"

Well I'd have to say my biggest secret (of course it won't be a secret anymore) will be when I win
"Hendrik's first DVD course called "Jointer and Planer Secrets" and utilize his techniques..:)
 

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Hendrik Varju is a well known furniture designer/craftsman who operates "Passion for Wood" near Toronto, Canada. He also offers woodworking courses and seminars and has been widely published in woodworking magazines in Canada, the U.S., the U.K. and Australia. In 2007, Hendrik started producing DVD courses and he has offered to provide some of them as prizes in Lumberjocks' contests. You can see the full list of all of Hendrik's DVD courses here http://passionforwood.com/woodworking/dvds.htm.

This week, the prize is Hendrik's first DVD course called "Jointer and Planer Secrets".
It is over 4 1/2 hours long and focuses on how to use your jointer and planer effectively to mill four-square lumber. It also has a long and detailed bonus section on edge gluing solid wood panels. You can read more about this 2-DVD set here: http://passionforwood.com/woodworking/dvds-jointer.htm.
It is valued at Cdn. $64.95 + taxes and shipping.



To enter this contest, just post a comment giving your answer to this question: "In your opinion, what is your biggest secret to successfully milling four-square lumber?" Post a comment before Friday, Dec. 20/13 and Hendrik will choose his favourite answer. Then we'll let you know how to claim your prize. Hendrik will ship it directly to your home at no cost to you.

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I haven't ANY secrets….

Even though I have a Ridged jointer & a DW735 Planer….
I have never face planed or edge jointed!!!

I really need to learn the proper technique for the jointer!!!

There you go, I've no secrets, or skills!!!
 

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Hendrik Varju is a well known furniture designer/craftsman who operates "Passion for Wood" near Toronto, Canada. He also offers woodworking courses and seminars and has been widely published in woodworking magazines in Canada, the U.S., the U.K. and Australia. In 2007, Hendrik started producing DVD courses and he has offered to provide some of them as prizes in Lumberjocks' contests. You can see the full list of all of Hendrik's DVD courses here http://passionforwood.com/woodworking/dvds.htm.

This week, the prize is Hendrik's first DVD course called "Jointer and Planer Secrets".
It is over 4 1/2 hours long and focuses on how to use your jointer and planer effectively to mill four-square lumber. It also has a long and detailed bonus section on edge gluing solid wood panels. You can read more about this 2-DVD set here: http://passionforwood.com/woodworking/dvds-jointer.htm.
It is valued at Cdn. $64.95 + taxes and shipping.



To enter this contest, just post a comment giving your answer to this question: "In your opinion, what is your biggest secret to successfully milling four-square lumber?" Post a comment before Friday, Dec. 20/13 and Hendrik will choose his favourite answer. Then we'll let you know how to claim your prize. Hendrik will ship it directly to your home at no cost to you.

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"In my opinion, what is the biggest secret to successfully milling four-square lumber?"
(1) A quality joiner large enough to accommodate the lumber you will be face and edge joining. A joiner that
has flat tables, a square fence and sharp blades. A quality planer for good surface planning.
(2) Face planning to remove twists, bows on the joiner leaving a bottom flat surface to feed thru the planer and
then thickness planning so the 2 face surfaces are flat to each other.
(3) Setting joiner fence square to the table, joining 1 edge, ripping the unjoined edge on the table saw and joining
the cut end. This should result in an S4S piece of lumber.
 

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Hendrik Varju is a well known furniture designer/craftsman who operates "Passion for Wood" near Toronto, Canada. He also offers woodworking courses and seminars and has been widely published in woodworking magazines in Canada, the U.S., the U.K. and Australia. In 2007, Hendrik started producing DVD courses and he has offered to provide some of them as prizes in Lumberjocks' contests. You can see the full list of all of Hendrik's DVD courses here http://passionforwood.com/woodworking/dvds.htm.

This week, the prize is Hendrik's first DVD course called "Jointer and Planer Secrets".
It is over 4 1/2 hours long and focuses on how to use your jointer and planer effectively to mill four-square lumber. It also has a long and detailed bonus section on edge gluing solid wood panels. You can read more about this 2-DVD set here: http://passionforwood.com/woodworking/dvds-jointer.htm.
It is valued at Cdn. $64.95 + taxes and shipping.



To enter this contest, just post a comment giving your answer to this question: "In your opinion, what is your biggest secret to successfully milling four-square lumber?" Post a comment before Friday, Dec. 20/13 and Hendrik will choose his favourite answer. Then we'll let you know how to claim your prize. Hendrik will ship it directly to your home at no cost to you.

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My take is very simple: take your time, take a little at a time (1/32"). It takes a bit longer, but, hey who's watchin the clock. Plus, it's a lot safer, and you get better results
 

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Hendrik Varju is a well known furniture designer/craftsman who operates "Passion for Wood" near Toronto, Canada. He also offers woodworking courses and seminars and has been widely published in woodworking magazines in Canada, the U.S., the U.K. and Australia. In 2007, Hendrik started producing DVD courses and he has offered to provide some of them as prizes in Lumberjocks' contests. You can see the full list of all of Hendrik's DVD courses here http://passionforwood.com/woodworking/dvds.htm.

This week, the prize is Hendrik's first DVD course called "Jointer and Planer Secrets".
It is over 4 1/2 hours long and focuses on how to use your jointer and planer effectively to mill four-square lumber. It also has a long and detailed bonus section on edge gluing solid wood panels. You can read more about this 2-DVD set here: http://passionforwood.com/woodworking/dvds-jointer.htm.
It is valued at Cdn. $64.95 + taxes and shipping.



To enter this contest, just post a comment giving your answer to this question: "In your opinion, what is your biggest secret to successfully milling four-square lumber?" Post a comment before Friday, Dec. 20/13 and Hendrik will choose his favourite answer. Then we'll let you know how to claim your prize. Hendrik will ship it directly to your home at no cost to you.

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I try to remove equal amounts of wood from the two faces.

I often mill the pieces about 1/16" over the target thickness. Then I sticker the pieces and let them sit for a few days. During that time, there could be some movement. Having that extra 1/16" in thickness lets me straighten them back out on the jointer and planer.

If I resaw the pieces, I leave more extra thickness and let them sit for longer. There is often significant movement to be cleaned up after exposing the inside of the board via resawing.
 

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Hendrik Varju is a well known furniture designer/craftsman who operates "Passion for Wood" near Toronto, Canada. He also offers woodworking courses and seminars and has been widely published in woodworking magazines in Canada, the U.S., the U.K. and Australia. In 2007, Hendrik started producing DVD courses and he has offered to provide some of them as prizes in Lumberjocks' contests. You can see the full list of all of Hendrik's DVD courses here http://passionforwood.com/woodworking/dvds.htm.

This week, the prize is Hendrik's first DVD course called "Jointer and Planer Secrets".
It is over 4 1/2 hours long and focuses on how to use your jointer and planer effectively to mill four-square lumber. It also has a long and detailed bonus section on edge gluing solid wood panels. You can read more about this 2-DVD set here: http://passionforwood.com/woodworking/dvds-jointer.htm.
It is valued at Cdn. $64.95 + taxes and shipping.



To enter this contest, just post a comment giving your answer to this question: "In your opinion, what is your biggest secret to successfully milling four-square lumber?" Post a comment before Friday, Dec. 20/13 and Hendrik will choose his favourite answer. Then we'll let you know how to claim your prize. Hendrik will ship it directly to your home at no cost to you.

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"In your opinion, what is your biggest secret to successfully milling four-square lumber?"

I would have to say having sharp tools that you are able to control. You get one flat side trued up and then joint the edge to get a perfect 90 deg. Then use a thickness planer to get it to the right thickness and saw to the correct width.
 

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December 14/13

Hendrik Varju is a well known furniture designer/craftsman who operates "Passion for Wood" near Toronto, Canada. He also offers woodworking courses and seminars and has been widely published in woodworking magazines in Canada, the U.S., the U.K. and Australia. In 2007, Hendrik started producing DVD courses and he has offered to provide some of them as prizes in Lumberjocks' contests. You can see the full list of all of Hendrik's DVD courses here http://passionforwood.com/woodworking/dvds.htm.

This week, the prize is Hendrik's first DVD course called "Jointer and Planer Secrets".
It is over 4 1/2 hours long and focuses on how to use your jointer and planer effectively to mill four-square lumber. It also has a long and detailed bonus section on edge gluing solid wood panels. You can read more about this 2-DVD set here: http://passionforwood.com/woodworking/dvds-jointer.htm.
It is valued at Cdn. $64.95 + taxes and shipping.



To enter this contest, just post a comment giving your answer to this question: "In your opinion, what is your biggest secret to successfully milling four-square lumber?" Post a comment before Friday, Dec. 20/13 and Hendrik will choose his favourite answer. Then we'll let you know how to claim your prize. Hendrik will ship it directly to your home at no cost to you.

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The secret for a new woodworker like myself is making sure I get educated on how to mill lumber before I start using all the proper resources I can find on the topic, including but not limited to wonderful DVDs on jointer and planer usage.
 

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December 14/13

Hendrik Varju is a well known furniture designer/craftsman who operates "Passion for Wood" near Toronto, Canada. He also offers woodworking courses and seminars and has been widely published in woodworking magazines in Canada, the U.S., the U.K. and Australia. In 2007, Hendrik started producing DVD courses and he has offered to provide some of them as prizes in Lumberjocks' contests. You can see the full list of all of Hendrik's DVD courses here http://passionforwood.com/woodworking/dvds.htm.

This week, the prize is Hendrik's first DVD course called "Jointer and Planer Secrets".
It is over 4 1/2 hours long and focuses on how to use your jointer and planer effectively to mill four-square lumber. It also has a long and detailed bonus section on edge gluing solid wood panels. You can read more about this 2-DVD set here: http://passionforwood.com/woodworking/dvds-jointer.htm.
It is valued at Cdn. $64.95 + taxes and shipping.



To enter this contest, just post a comment giving your answer to this question: "In your opinion, what is your biggest secret to successfully milling four-square lumber?" Post a comment before Friday, Dec. 20/13 and Hendrik will choose his favourite answer. Then we'll let you know how to claim your prize. Hendrik will ship it directly to your home at no cost to you.

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My secret would be to use smaller pieces of wood. At present I have a benchtop jointer, and it's simply unrealistic to expect success on a 3 ft. long board. If I need longer materials, I pay the extra and buy s4s. This will change once I refurbish a Delta floor model that I haven't had the time for. At present the infeed table is not parallel with the outfeed, but I think some shims will take care of that. Shims and time!
 

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