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Shop Notes #15: Dancing because I made a JIG! Re sawing set up for my band saw

04-06-2015 02:41 AM by DocSavage45 | 22 comments »

Dancing because I made a JIG! I want to give credit to Randy/a.k.a. “Blackie,” Gary Fixler from whom Randy developed his band saw jig, and Gordon Rock who provided a YouTube video showing how to make a band saw jig. I adapted what I saw, especially from Randy’s blog, which included his outfeed tables and supports for the jig itself.Randy used furniture grade plywood to make his jig. I used material acquired over many years looking for purpose in my shop. I had fir plywo...

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Weekend Pen Box

12-06-2011 01:17 AM by Owlcroft | 17 comments »

Weekend Pen Box I got the idea for this pen box from a friend. I was at his house looking at a commemorative pen he was given for retirement and was impressed with the design of the pen box. I took some pictures and spent a couple days figuring out how I could make my own. Below are picture of my friends pen box. The box turned out to be fairly easy to build once I took a good look at it. I took a couple minutes to determine exactly how It was made; then I was ready to start. Ba...

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Old English screwdrivers #2: restore and more.

10-12-2011 09:55 PM by mafe | 42 comments »

Old English screwdriversRestore and more… This is part two of the blog. So last time we finished with a new handle, this is another one I made and that we will get back to. Next part is to make the sides flat if wanted, I want to stick to the original layout so I will… I do this freehand on the table saw.(Perhaps not the safety manual way to do it, but I feel safe). Ohh yes, I have not been completely offline lately, I made this pile while the late was spinning̷...

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Making an ancient bucket MaFe #9: Lag time... Lagging and joining with dowels.

02-15-2011 12:07 AM by mafe | 20 comments »

Lag time… Lagging and joining with dowels.not as easy as it looks… So finally time for that lag knife!. First mark the thickness of the bottom on the stafs. When you have a marking knife like me, send by a fellow LJ, then it’s impossible not to smile while doing this. Then mark the stafs. Like this! And now the other side. And time to lag! It’s not easy to avoid tear out… So if I should make a new knife, it would have a flat side. And c...

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Making an ancient bucket MaFe #3: Scandinavian lag knife DIY

01-30-2011 03:50 PM by mafe | 10 comments »

Scandinavian lag knife DIYOr Mike meets Mads again… Updated 1 Februar 2011. So my go on the lag knife, Scandinavian style: The lag knife.I cut it roughly to shape, turned the round part for the ferrule on the lathe, added some curves and shaped it with a spokeshave, finish with a sraper and then linsed oil and beeswax. I added a ferrule, and then drilled three holes next to each other with a long drill.. Rasped out the wood between the holes. Even out of focus… ...

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Thicknessing drum sander - shop made

02-25-2008 11:09 PM by YorkshireStewart | 59 comments »

I’ve had a fancy for a thicknessing sander but a 10-20 inch model costs the equivalent of $1000 US over here and there’s no way I can justify that sort of spending so I looked into making one of my own. There’s no shortage of help to be had on the world-wide-web. The links I found useful include: Dominic’s Woodshop Kawika Ukulele Sander Ray Lanham Woodcentral Roberto-Venn School of Luthiery Mother earth The Woodshop Art Herrick Luthiers’ Friend Nick’s drum S...

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What do you do for a living?

06-11-2007 01:27 AM by Zuki | 704 comments »

What do you folks do for a living? I know that some actually woodwork for a living . . . but what do the rest of you do to pay for the new tools in the shed? I’ll start . . . Labour Relations Consultant for a large organization. I have actually been working in Human Resources for about 10 years now. I would like to eventually have some of my woodworking projects bring in a few extra $$$ . . . but I have to get good first :).

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