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Woodworking Tips and Resources #1: Jobsite vs Entry fullsize table saw - A detailed analysis

01-21-2015 03:45 AM by paxorion | 9 comments »

The table saw is my most used tool for woodworking. Given it’s utility in woodworking, it is arguably the tool that shouldn’t be skimped out on. Yet over the years, the question of “which table saw is right for me” question is posted time and time again by new woodworkers, with a price point that is fixed to a specific niche, between a high-end jobsite saw and the entry level full-sized (contractor/hybrid) table saws (as of the date of this post, somewhere between $5...

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Just for Fun... #39: Of Hasps and Pins...

11-25-2010 02:23 AM by littlecope | 17 comments »

The second requirement of this “Suggestion” Box, was that it be locking. To that end, I began cutting out a hasp, starting with the loop through which the lock will pass…It’s a good thing these are small parts!! My scraps of Mahogany are getting awfully small… It took about 20 minutes of musing, and about 5 minutes of cutting to get here…Since this box already has “Ears”, I’ve been referring to this as the “Nose”... Next came t...

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Grizzly G0555 -new dust port #2: Grizzly G0555 Dust Port- Revised Design

06-06-2011 03:06 PM by Jim Jakosh | 7 comments »

I must admit my first attempt at a acceptable dust port for my Grizzly G0555 failed. It still left opening for dust to escape and I trashed it. I had to cut a lot of particle board in circles and thoroughly dusted the shop. That stopped me after that project and I wanted to collect the dust RIGHT OFF THE BLADE before it got to the lower port on the saw and everywhere else. So the following is what I came up with and it worked well after feeding 4 feet of particle board through it for a test....

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Boxland: Work Stations and Boxing Tips #12: Making Tea Box Dividers Of Venetian Blinds

04-26-2014 09:22 AM by Boxguy | 22 comments »

How do you install a grid work inside a tea box so it looks like this? Here is what the lift-out grill work looks like inside the tea box. This is what the lift-out grill work looks like outside of the box. The small compartment to the left makes a chain pocket so the stop chain doesn’t get tangled with the teabags... Why use Venetian blinds for lift-out dividers? By the time you plane, sand, and finish slats to make dividers inside boxes you have a lot of time and ...

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Mounting a TV panel

04-02-2010 06:14 AM by zlatanv | 5 comments »

Some friends wanted a Panel to mount a flat screen TV but were limited on wall space so they wanted the panel to go over a window, but wanted the panel to sit flush to the wall. Here is how I did it using some french cleats on a frame built inside the window frame. First I cut some cleats I mounted one side to the panel about 18” off the top and bottom with glue and screws. Once that dried I clamped the other side of the cleat to them and built a frame to match the window openin...

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How to silver solder band saw blades

11-26-2013 10:49 PM by hydro | 14 comments »

This will assist in repairing a broken blade or in making your own blades from coil stock or auction site blade stock. First, you will need some blades. I like to buy coil stock if I can get it for a good price, or I buy blades in bulk that are a little longer than I need. I will cut these down to length. To solder the blades, you will need silver solder and flux. I use silver solder that I got at the hardware store, and a boron modified flux that I found at McMaster Carr. The boron mo...

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Secrets of the String Box Revealed #1: Intro and Invitation

08-25-2010 07:10 AM by newTim | 14 comments »

This summer’s projects have been boxes. Lots and lots of boxes. Somewhere along the way I got the idea of combining the wrapping technique with a simple inlay to see how hard it would be to align the lines all around the box. In other words, at the corners. Turns out it is not that hard to do. So I’ve been experimenting. I’ve posted the first completed boxes as a Project and will post more upon completion. The photos below give an overview of this technique and the pi...

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Inlaid Wooden Hinges #2: Making the inlays.

05-08-2012 10:50 AM by ruddy | 4 comments »

Ok…..This will mainly deal with making the inlays 1. A drilling jigIt is very important that when drilling the holes in the inlays all holes are in the same exact position.The hinge pin I use is made from 3/32 dia brass rod. I manage to get it from a good hobby shop that sells RC model cars helicopters etc.From this point on, everything relies on going back to the reference face on the hinge leaves and also the hinge pockets. The hinge pins need a 3/32 dia hole drilled 6 mm from the ...

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Inlaid Wooden Hinges #1: Getting started

05-08-2012 08:48 AM by ruddy | 4 comments »

I had a few of the boxmakers asking for a tutorial blog on the method I have used to make inlaid hinges. This is a first for me so be gentle, pull up a chair and get a coffee. And ask any questions…....I like to make boxes and have done a few with conventional wooden hinges but I thought they were more suited for rustic designs when virtually added to the box as the last sequence when making the box. I played around with a few designs of flush mounted hinges and came up with the concept...

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Making a Wooden Hinge For Your Box - Tutorial

01-26-2010 11:28 PM by stefang | 53 comments »

While the rest of the world is going forward I seem to be going in the other direction, ie; wooden hinges. I bought a book from FWW back in 1998 showing router projects and techniques culled from past magazine articles. There was an article there by Rob Cosman.which included a method of making wooden hinges. This is the type of hinge in question shown on my box below. ““ ““ Main Problems producing a hinge using Rob Cosman’s method In Cosman’s a...

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