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Kids Stuff #2: Piggys progress...if you could call it that

15 days ago by robscastle | 3 comments »

First off I forgot to post pickies of the template I made everything with, so here we go,Dont look too closely at the router template as I broke one end pulling a dowel out Now for the progress, I was busy sanding away when disaster struck I sanded through the body! Not a good result but one little piggy had to go for surgery. I enlarged the hole and wedged a semi circular block in the hole and glued it up Then left it to dry overnight. Now not forgetting some ...

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worksharp jig

26 days ago by Gibernak | 4 comments »

I’ve had WS 3000 a year now and I still love it. I recently bought the bar attachment and some Tormek jigs. It works amazing. But I needed a way to remove the burr on the inside of my gouges when using the SVD 185 jig. So I made these mushroom shaped tightening knob out of MDF, they lock the wheel on and I can the apply honing past to them. I made some different sizes and with different past for different sizes of gouges. They works very well. Just wanted to share the idea. ...

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The Basement #29: Shop Vac - Cyclone and Cart

795 days ago by JL7 | 10 comments »

Always working on the dust issues in the basement…...... Love the Fein vac – Klingspor was selling the Turbo II for $100 off list a few weeks ago, so just couldn’t resist and the Super Deputy is just a sweet addition. The reviews are accurate on this one – it works great. Just hate dragging around all the hoses and crap…....you know what I mean….... This is just a 2×4, a bunch of scrap wood, and the old metal base off of the dust collecto...

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Benchtop Bench - got tired of back pain... Blog

79 days ago by mafe | 25 comments »

Benchtop benchgot tired of back pain… When I was sawing finger or dovetail joints on my traditional Scandinavian workbench, I always ended up standing in a bed over position sawing. Since I am retired du to a neck operation this is especially for me no good.So when I realized I had to cut a handful for my daughters confirmation gift, I decided it was time to quit whining and do something about it.Two ways ahead a moxon or a benchtop bench, the bench on bench would give me a general c...

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Funnies #2: Hardware conflict

119 days ago by robscastle | 3 comments »

Couldn’t sleep so I checked out weird stuff on the PC

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Workshop #26: ShopQuest 2014- got around to it.

149 days ago by clieb91 | 5 comments »

For quite awhile now this is how my pliers have been stored above my workbench… Since I was puttering around the shop today with yet another snow day. I finally took a few minutes to make a rack. I used some games that did not turn out for one reason or another as sides and a piece of scrap 2×4 that was once a shelf in my shop. Nothing very exciting I know… however as I continue to think about it I think this space is going to become a bigger area for a future S...

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Carving tools #3: Spoon knife leather sheaths.

168 days ago by mafe | 21 comments »

Spoon knife leather sheathsI know it’s not made of wood – lol. Since I care for my tools and the spoon knifes when useful are razor sharp, I thought it would be wise to make them some sheaths, to replace the rubber once I made from bicycle tire tube (they did not stand the sharp edge and were not sexy at all – lol). After browsing the web a little, I found a type I liked and the rest was as they say at Nike: ‘just do it’ or Sinatra: http://youtu.be/kF-rtkrcQRg...

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Carving tools #2: Honing stick - field honing and stropping for spoon knifes

185 days ago by mafe | 13 comments »

Honing stickfield honing and stropping for spoon knifes First little project in the shop after it’s reopening. Made this little drawing in my sketchbook last year and decided it was a good little get ‘started project’. So a piece of a old broomstick. Run through the table saw a little over the center. Making for the slice. Ripping down half way. Finishing the cut. That’s a stick with a slice… Making a groove for a O-ring. Here the O-...

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The Basement #38: Saw Blade Jackets

204 days ago by JL7 | 27 comments »

Basically like LP jackets…...but peg board. It did occur to me that I could have used old Rolling Stones or Jim Hendrix record jackets, but that thought was too late. When I moved into this house, there was a bunch of pegboard on the walls of the little shop. Don’t use much pegboard since the french cleat system went in, so it was nice to find a use for this otherwise worthless material…... Ripped a stack of pegboard into squares: Took a third of the stack...

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light bulb moment

214 days ago by patron | 11 comments »

mads just posted a great project and blogon a simple marking gauge to mark any board into two equal parts http://lumberjocks.com/projects/94497 http://lumberjocks.com/mafe/blog/39123 this got me to thinking about how to do even more this way so i went into the shopand came up with the same concept to mark into 3 or 4 equal parts it is very simplejust divide the space (from the stops on the ends) into what ever you want to (you can do this as many times as you want) here is w...

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