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Hints and Tips #23: Uses for Those Plastic Cards

03-06-2016 01:11 AM by Dave Rutan | 9 comments »

We seem to get a lot of those plastic cards that just get thrown away after they’ve been used. Whether it’s old gift cards or those ‘fake’ credit cards that American Express sends out, I’ve been looking for ways to at least use them for something before chucking them in the trash. With 3 of us using tracfones, we get a steady diet of the refill cards as well. [Below] Mainly I use mine to mix epoxy on or to hold a small pool of wood glue for those surgical ...

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Glossary of Dave-isms

02-28-2016 06:06 PM by Dave Rutan | 3 comments »

This is a sort of work in progress for now. I wanted to create a place where I could point folks from my posts that might explain one or two of my turns of phrase. I’ll add to this as I notice some of the Dave-isms I use. Drawer Wood, This is typically wood that I have salvaged from dressers that I see out for the trash. For the most part they are likely poplar, but occasionally I’ve found dresser tops and drawer fronts that were white oak and once black walnut. LBP, Thi...

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A Push Stick for the Bandsaw that you'll never be without

07-29-2015 02:29 PM by Marty Backe | 5 comments »

A push stick that I made for my bandsaw, after reading a tip from the October 2014 issue of Fine Woodworking

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Building miniature ebony and rosewood boxes

12-26-2015 06:11 AM by Marty Backe | 15 comments »

This is a long form (i.e., not a 5 minute video) instructional video showing how I make very small boxes. These were made from ebony and rosewood, and have maple inlay and maple & leather interiors. I make them as ‘thank you’ type gifts. If you want just the highlights, watch the first and last few minutes of the video.

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Plane Sled #1: Planer Sled for Thin Pieces

11-25-2015 05:20 PM by Jim Jakosh | 14 comments »

I have a job where I need some thin stock ( about 1/8”) and my planer does not crank down that low for some reason. I also have some blocks that are about 6 1/2” square that I resawed for this project and they spin around in the planer because they are so short. I have often thought of using a sled to carry them through the saw and now I really need something like that. I planned to put a rail on the back for the cutter to cut against ,but the rollers push the wood through a...

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EZ Mitre #2: Board holder for router mitring

09-12-2015 04:17 PM by BritBoxmaker | 2 comments »

I thought it might be a good idea to post the board holder that I use for safe and sure router easy mitring. This holder keeps your hands clear of the cutting operation (which should satisfy the safety minded amongst us) and applies uniform pressure to the cut over the width of the board. It’s made from MDF and three wood screws. Top view Bottom view (flipped horizontally The fences slide into the main board running in a dovetailed 3 mm routed groove in the main boa...

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Cutting Board: How To's #1: Zig Zag Cutting Board - How To:

10-04-2010 11:38 PM by McLeanVA | 56 comments »

For those of you who asked me for a tutorial on how to make the zig zag legless vegetable death table (cutting board), here is my best shot. I am far too impatient to take photos when I work, so I decided to illustrate the process using some good old Adobe PhotoShop. I hope you find this useful and informative. I will outline the process in 10 steps below. I have assumed that when viewing these steps that basic woodworking skills are familiar to you. If you have questions, or run into snag...

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Turning a Wooden Scoop #1: How I turn a sccop on the lathe

06-27-2015 08:55 PM by Jim Jakosh | 22 comments »

Candy, this blog’s for you!!!!!!!!!!!This is the process I use to turn a scoop from a wood blank on the lathe.I start by defining the volume needed in the the scoop. The formula is Pi x R squared x depth I planned on a 1/2 cup scoop and the volume of 4 oz is 7.218 cubic inches and I want the inside to be 2 5/8” So the formula is 3.1416 x ( 1.312) squared x depth = 7.218. The depth figures out to be 1.33” I start by drawing it out and then adding scrap wood in the area...

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Cigar factory furniture #1: 6' gear conference table

04-25-2015 02:41 AM by grosa | 4 comments »

Here is a link for the conference table. http://www.scrollsawvillage.com/blog/26/entry-55-cigar-factory-furniture-part-1/ http://www.scrollsawvillage.com/blog/26/entry-56-cigar-factory-furniture-part-2/ http://www.scrollsawvillage.com/blog/26/entry-57-cigar-factory-furniture-part-3/ http://www.scrollsawvillage.com/blog/26/entry-58-cigar-factory-furniture-part-4/ http://www.scrollsawvillage.com/blog/26/entry-59-cigar-factory-furniture-part-5/ http://www.scrollsawvillage.com/b...

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File to knife... #1: Starting the process

03-20-2015 10:49 PM by MadJester | 14 comments »

Hello all! Let me begin by saying that this is not an original idea, many have done this before…this is just my attempt of it that I have been tossing around in my head for quite a long time now… I’ve researched online, and I was looking for a way to do this without a forge involved…my friend has one, but I believe that I can shape the knives without losing the temper if I’m careful not to let the metal get too hot. I started with some vintage files/rasps ...

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