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Canes & Walking Sticks #2: Help us distribute canes to Veterans

06-28-2012 03:30 AM by mmh | 5 comments »

Hello All. We are a small business making custom ergonomic walking canes and would like to distribute our canes to Veterans. We are also involved in donating canes to Veterans who are outside of the procured VA system, but are limited by the funds currently at hand. You can help us widen our distribution by VOTING for BIG STICK CANES as a small business for a grant. This grant will enable us to expand our production and approach the VA as a verified vendor. It will also allow us more f...

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Printing on Wood (Transfer Using Acrylic Polyurethane)

10-21-2015 05:07 AM by TheCrafsMan | 26 comments »

I wanted to share this method because I’ve tried many of the available printing-on-wood techniques, including citrus solvent transfer (don’t use acetone, by the way) as well as Liquitex and Mod Podge. Acrylic Poly Finish (aka “acrylic polyurethane”, “polycrylic”, etc.) is not only cheaper than the above, but you end up with a cleaner image because it is less prone to rub off during the paper-removal stage, it is clearer, and it dries much faster. As a...

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Upgrade your Harbor Freight bar clamps with these easy enhancements

09-21-2015 01:36 AM by Marty Backe | 7 comments »

I was never a fan of the cheap aluminum bar clamp. They would twist like a pretzel when any decent amount of clamping pressure was applied. Then I read what Paul Sellers had to say about these clamps, where he offered an easy upgrade path that turned them into decent medium duty clamps. You don’t always need the strength of a Bessey type clamp. In this video I demonstrate how I perform the ‘surgery’. I recently bought two more Harbor Freight 48” aluminum bar clam...

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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 | 5 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 | 47 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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