Custom Elm Coffee Table

Posted by Keith July on Jan 13, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Tweet This table started with an e-mail from Kathy explaining that she wanted a custom coffee table built for her husband, Bill. She had a brass porthole that belonged to Bill’s father and wanted to it included in the table design.We made plans for Kathy to bring the brass porthole to my shop along with some pictures of a few table designs. Much to my surprise, the porthole weighed in at a whooping 49 lbs. We discussed some of the details...

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Timbermate Woodfiller Review

Posted by Keith July on Jan 22, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

Tweet   Woodworkers have a vast selection of wood fillers to choose from.  Every paint store, lumber yard,  or woodworking supply store sells wood fillers of one type or another.  The most common  arethe ready to use fillers.  Sold in sizes from small squeeze tubes that hold a few ounces to pint cans.  I prefer the pint cans as they offer the best value when considering the cost per ounce. I tried the water based fillers and became...

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Knob Review

Posted by Keith July on Jan 18, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

Tweet About a year ago I got an e-mail from Woodpeck .com..  It was one of many e-mails that morning and I skipped over it looking for a response to the Craigs List add  I had posted the night before.  No bites on the band saw post so I went back to the e-mail from Woodpecker precision woodworking tools.  On the front page was a picture of their new Multi- Knobs. I use knobs of one kind or another on several jigs and fixtures throughout the...

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2011 MMWG Christmas Dinner

Posted by Keith July on Mar 9, 2012 in Blog | 0 comments

Tweet Each year during our December meeting the Mid-Michigan Woodworkers Guild puts together a Christmas dinner/fund raiser.  We use this opportunity  to raise money to donate  to a local charity.  The club provides the food, drinks and members bring a desert to share.  This year’s recipient is Lansing Teen Challenge. Steve Lewin presenting this years donation to Frank Goodrich, Program Director for Lansing Teen Challenge To raise funds...

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Review …part 3

Posted by Keith July on Dec 7, 2011 in Blog | 2 comments

Tweet Part 2  concluded with  links to two videos produced by  The reviews, Jet Drill Press -JDP-12 and the Jet Mortiser-JBM-5 were published shortly before I wrote part 1 & 2.  The third tool review video, Jet  Oscillating Edge Sander-JET 708447 OES-80CS, was not published at that time. I found three  issues with the operation of the edge sander.  We, and I, felt it would be fair to share my findings with Jet...

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Oak Flag Box

Posted by Keith July on Nov 11, 2011 in Blog | 0 comments

Tweet This project has been in the making for over two years.  I was given two short oak logs from my Uncle Bob.  He salvaged the logs from the  farm that my grandfather grew up on and where my uncle now lives. The  logs were split in half and sliced up on the band saw. Here they are stickered, setting at the end of my workbench.   After two full years of air drying,  I rough planed the boards to 7/8″ and ripped them to about...

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