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How I make cabriole legs, long, lots of pictures.

02-12-2012 06:55 PM by AlaskaGuy | 13 comments »

For this tutorial I going to use some pine I have laying around the shop. I glued up and number of pieces to get a blank big enough that my pattern will fit on them plus another 1/4’’ so. It’s real important that the blanks are square. First I make up the blanks and my leg pattern. Next I cut the blanks to the same length as my pattern. Then I draw the pattern on two sides of my blank.   Once you’ve gotten this far it’s time to make your mortises where the apron...

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03-26-2015 03:36 PM by kiefer | 32 comments »

Finally got some pictures taken of the cutting process so here is the promised blog .This is the is the cutter I use ( CMT box joint cutter set ) This is the sliding jig riding on the fence cheek ,glued and screwed together and nice and square to the fence with no play which is very imported.The cutter installed and tilted to 45 DEG. and a insert just for this cutting operation.Notice the pencil mark on the insert which indicates the setting of the fence for the first cut. The indexing...

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making the wobble chess board

03-15-2015 05:57 PM by Jim Sellers | 4 comments »

For anyone interested in how the board was formed. the pictures of the jig tells most of the story.I sanded the tops one by one with an abrasive wheel. If I had to do it again I wouldn’t do any sanding til I had the whole board glued up. Even though I had the tops pretty smooth, after it was glued up, I still had to sand again to make sure the seams and corners were all flushed up. I made a couple of sanding discs out of a plywood disc and different grit paper which actually worked much...

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Tips for Picking Saw Blades

12-15-2009 10:42 PM by knotscott | 38 comments »

-updated 2/4/2015 Good blades are analogous to good tires on a high performance car…they can ultimately determine or limit the resulting end performance. There are a number of different factors that should be considered in saw blade selection. Decent quality is essential or you’re sunk from the beginning, so skip the cheapos even if they’re a “good deal”. Two inferior saw blades that cost the same as one decent saw blade are still inferior. It’s sort of like ...

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5 Cuts to a "Perfect" Cross Cut Sled

03-01-2012 02:39 AM by wnwoodworkingschool | 50 comments »

I’ve been getting a few email requests for a video on how I calculate the error ratio and how to correct and construct a cross cut sled that’s dead on square. I’ve been demonstrating this at the Woodworking shows for the past 5, 6 years and I still get emails asking me about the error ratio calculations. So here it is. Material List for sled:Runners: 5/16” x 3/4” x 30” Base: 1/2” x 34” x 30” Front Fence: 1-1/2” x 5” x 30R...

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diy lathe #1: i asked my father to make me one ..

01-11-2012 01:02 AM by aviad mishaeli | 21 comments »

some of my wood stuff demands working with lathe but not in the usual way . i creates big round wood bodies like shades ,tables and all kind of objects. i usd to travel one hour to the south near Bear-Sheva to work on a lathe that has the adjustment for my big things. i dont use engraving and chisels i jest have to sa...

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from RED , thru WHITE , to BLUE

06-25-2011 04:04 AM by patron | 41 comments »

thanks to RED , the tutorials on wheelchair access to lowering shop toolsfor providing this information and your ongoing support in this endeavor you are the best brother ! i (WHITE) was able to come to council bluffs , iowa and help our new recovering injured vet BLUEarlin eastman , to modify all his shop tools and lower all the tools to a height he can work with in a wheelchair till he is able...

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LJ Interviews #17: Patron

06-22-2011 03:28 PM by MsDebbieP | 38 comments »

This interview, with Patron, is from the June-July 2011 issue of the LumberJock eMag   1. How did you first get started working with wood? as a kid , head high to a dinner table i would walk under them and wonder why the stain and finishwould stop at the edge , and not continue underneath .the bottoms and inside edges had glue and stain fingerprintsand score marks from tooling left un-sanded and rough.screw heads not set or the slots all rounded outlooked real shoddy and rushed ...

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Electrolysis: on the cheap for vintage tool people

06-06-2011 04:49 AM by Bertha | 120 comments »

I’ve got some things with brown stuff on them. Lesser men call it rust; true LJ’s don’t recognize this “rust” as a worthy foe. To follow is a real-time electrolysis setup. . I’m no expert on electrolysis, but being stupid has never stopped me from doing stupid things. I’m going to blog an electrolysisi system for rusty tools in real time. You accept all risk, as I’ll be deemed incompetent pre-trial, so good luck in the civil.. First...

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Modifying the tools and shop for the wheelchair woodworker....2

05-29-2011 05:33 AM by lilredweldingrod | 27 comments »

The plan is working so far. The bandsaw only needs to be moved to the right about 15 inches and the shaper/router pulls to the left about 2 feet. The saw rolls right up to the bench and I have plenty of room to cut short boards with the door closed.Now I can work in the shop on smaller projects such as cutting boards and boxes in comfort away from the wind. The reason the door is open a little is that there was laundry being done and we use the gray water for irrigation and the hose has to go...

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