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Dewalt 735 Mods and Repairs #1: Dewalt 735 Planer Dust Collection Fix

12-09-2014 05:12 PM by pintodeluxe | 8 comments »

Have you ever noticed the depth crank on your Dewalt planer getting tougher to turn? Do wood chips collect under the top cover near the blades? If so, then I may have the solution for you.Unplug the planer and remove the top cover with the supplied hex wrench.-----Remove the dust collector fitting by pressing the spring loaded pin, and twisting the fitting. -----Remove the three red thumbscrews to loosen the dust shroud. -----Carefully lift the infeed side of the dust shroud, and gently p...

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Arts and Crafts Wedge and Strap Bed #7: Platform Support Boxes

09-08-2013 07:18 AM by pintodeluxe | 1 comment »

The platform support features ten plywood panels that transfer the load straight to the floor. One corner is knocked off, so it won’t be visible under the arched sides of the bed. -----My wife and I worked on assembly of the carcase. We started by gluing and screwing five panels to the side rail. The top of the panels are flush with the groove in the side rails.A lower strip of plywood is then set into notches in the panels. -----Then another strip fills the top notch in the panels...

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Porch Glider #1: First entry, not exactly just starting out...

12-28-2011 09:31 AM by Jimi_C | 3 comments »

A little over a year ago, I started this project with the intention of it being my in-laws Christmas gift. I was slightly overly optimistic on the time it would take me to complete it… The sad thing is I’m still only about 50% complete on it, with lots of little life issues getting in the way. In the 13+ months since I’ve started, I have probably only put 100 hours into it, if that. It is starting to come together though, so I thought I’d start posting some updates in ...

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Riving knife retrofit for unisaw #1: Riving Knife retrofit for Unisaw

02-23-2013 01:30 AM by runswithscissors | 43 comments »

Like a lot of people, I wanted a true riving knife for my older Unisaw. I checked out the Bolt On Riving Knife (BORK) and realized it doesn’t maintain a uniform height relative to the blade, because it follows a bigger arc than the blade, being even farther out from the axis of the swing arm. Also, frankly, the means of attachment to the arbor doesn’t look very robust to me. I find this analogy useful for picturing the functioning of a true riving knife. Compare it to your arm. Your should...

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Toilet paper holder

04-15-2014 03:26 PM by Sergeich | 7 comments »

A new little project. Not so romantic. But, honestly, everybody needs it. So… lets have a look.I began with a blueprint The wood is beech. I did not docunented first few steps because they were standard – making laminated panels and dovetails (ok, making dovetails is not the standard procedure for me so far, but I described it in details in my previous blog). Drawing curves with a french curve Sawing with a bansaw Trimming the edges with a sandpaper Making rabets wi...

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Arts and Crafts Wedge and Strap Bed #10: Stain, Lacquer, Hardware, and Lighting

09-23-2013 05:33 PM by pintodeluxe | 5 comments »

I stained and sprayed lacquer, and let the finish cure for 48 hours. Next I waxed the bed with Howard’s Walnut Wax and #0000 steel wool. Then I turned my attention to mounting the drawer pulls. I use Scott Collins “no math” method for laying out the hole locations. Then I offset the holes 3/16” higher than the layout mark, because the threads on the pulls are off-center. I use a full-size jig to mount the four pulls. -----Drawer pulls installed.-----I installed a...

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Riverside Craftsman Bed in Walnut #1: Introduction

04-09-2014 02:02 PM by DGar | 14 comments »

We’re pregnant! ...again. This will be number four. Our three beautiful and maddening children are currently 4 (John), 2 1/2 (Lily), and 1 (Thomas). When he or she is born this December, they will be 4, 3, 1, and newborn – 4 under 5. We just found out last week, and at this point pregnancy is sort of old hat. My sister is due soon with her 6th, and she always says that she gets pregnant faster with each pregnancy, meaning that the symptoms start showing up sooner, as if ...

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My Garage/Work Shop Makeover #17: Table Saw Fence Rail Modification

09-18-2013 10:00 PM by MT_Stringer | 1 comment »

I am making preparations to build some kitchen cabinets, and hopefully, another cabinet or two for the shop. I needed more width so I can cut pieces for the cabinet bases 32 inches or wider. So, after reading Knotscott's instructions, I decided to modify my fence also which would result in the ability to rip up to 36 inches. This is going to work out great. Steps involved were: Relocate front fence tube to the right. Fabricate an extension for the rear fence Fabricate a wing to fi...

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Home based woodworking business

01-16-2014 05:23 AM by woodworkingdrew | 5 comments »

I was wondering if anyone has started a small scale woodworking business from home. I have a small garage and a decent amount of tools. I have a full time career, but would like to earn a little side cash doing something I enjoy. All input is welcome, Thanks!

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Another one of those HF Dust Collector builds... #1: design phase - conceptual drawings

03-01-2014 12:25 AM by Chauffeur | 2 comments »

My trusty Craftsman shop vac has served me well for the past 25 years. It just won’t die; but it’s time to upgrade. I’ve simply taken in far too much hobby sawdust over the last 25 years. Bought a HF Dust Collector about three weeks ago. The Spousal Unit was pleased (she was curious as to why it took me so long). If I would have only known that… The box has not been opened yet. I’ve been plowing through the plethora of information available on Lumberj...

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