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STEFANG'S CHINESE BALL QUEST #10: Started the new ball today with some changes

03-19-2012 06:17 PM by stefang | 17 comments »

Here is what I’m trying to make. I drilled the small holes in the ball today and turned the first large one. The small holes are different this timeI decided to not do the little collar around the holes until after I’m finished with all the other turning. I don’t know how well this will work out, but it’s worth a try. Previously the collars got messed up by the tool holders while turning the inner layers of the large hole, doing a lot of damage. This new proc...

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Concept Ideas using SketchUp #7: How to make a vernier scale with SketchUp to use on jigs

01-23-2018 07:36 PM by George_SA | 1 comment »

I am busy with a wooden toy Dump Truck. The jig that I’m planning for cutting the treads in the wheels requires a measurement scale. The first jig that I designed in SketchUp makes use of a digital vernier attached to the jig. However, I found with my Digital Height Gauge that going digital is a great idea in theory. In practice however digital is quite fiddly. The main problem is that the adjustment mechanism doesn’t match the readout precision. It is like trying to adjust inc...

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Blog Post Index #1: Just trying to make it easier for someone to find the high points of my blog.

01-02-2018 07:45 PM by htl | 16 comments »

Wondered how hard it would be to make a Blog index for helping find things and bundling somethings together for quick reference.I know there’s a search tool but have you ever really tried finding much with it.I just hit 200 blog entries and lets say you wanted to see how I make a tire well the index has grouped the high points of these and other posts. So try it out and give me some hints how I can make it better.By putting it here I can up date it as time goes by and add more links....

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My segmented woodturning adventure #1: Segmented Woodturning - Cutting Segments On A Bandsaw

12-29-2017 06:18 PM by stefang | 8 comments »

BackgroundTurners who want to get into segmented woodturning might hesitate because they think that accurate segments can be cut only on a tablesaw or mitersaw and they have only a bandsaw. There may be some truth in that, but I did a little experimentation today to see exactly how true it is. Very accurate jigs for cutting segmentsI am planning to do a little segmented woodturning again myself and I have gotten some wedgies from Seg Easy to set the angles on my double fence wedgie sled, w...

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Dust Collection Issues. #1: 100% improvement for $100 and a couple of hours.

09-07-2012 12:44 AM by shipwright | 22 comments »

Last winter Steve (kizerpea) posted this home built canister filter. It caught my attention because I had a large DC system in my Canadian shop that employed a bag filter. Having just done a canister conversion on my HF DC in AZ (how’s that for acronyms), I was all ears especially the part about using truck filters. .... FREE truck filters. It has taken me a while to get around to it but today I was at the point where that &%^$#&^# dust bag needed to be cleaned. I HATE clean...

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A box of Koa - Not a Koa Box #3: Mini bowls - board #3

07-10-2017 04:23 PM by sras | 10 comments »

I was just pondering a project for some of my Koa and I realized I never added what I did with board #3. This was a few years ago but better late than never. We hosted a dinner for a few years as an auction item for a fundraiser. The dinner featured several courses. The first course was simply some cubes condensed for plums from our tree. The theme was “Harvest” so I chose to and make some mini bowls to serve the first course and used fall themed shapes. I marked the ...

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Making wooden dowel with a router #2: How it is done

12-05-2016 11:24 PM by Pjonesy | 8 comments »

A few people have asked for more information so here goes. Use a piece of scrap timber preferably hardwood about 100mm (4”) x 45mm wide (1 3/4) x 20mm thick (3/4”).For 1/8” dowel bore a 9/64” (1/8” is to tight) hole straight through the length approximately in the centre, then cut a notch 3/4” wide and 1” from the end. This is the gap for the straight cut router bit This notch only needs to go slightly past the back edge of the 9/64” hole.Now b...

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My lathe journeys. #49: My aluminum lathe tools, how're they holding up?

10-24-2016 10:30 PM by JoeinGa | 23 comments »

I made my own lathe tools using 5/8” aluminum bar stock. You can see the previous posts about them here…. folks have asked me how the aluminum has held up as far as getting gouged or bent from banging against the tool rest. So today I took a few pictures. As you can see, there really isn’t much more than surface scuffing on the tooling. I have had some pretty hard catches, but th...

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Toy Construction #53: Making a spoked wheel

05-19-2016 03:37 AM by htl | 14 comments »

Here’s a quick how to for making spoked wheels. Please watch this video it’s where I got my ideas on how to do it. I just used the windows Snapping tool and copied his plan but it’s at an angle so not right.If I was to do this again I would draw up a better pattern. As always changes are made to suit the tools and ability. First I cut out all the parts using my holes saw set.My wheels are for a 2 3/4 wheel and made adjus...

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Toy Construction #52: 32 Lincoln Kb 2.5 Spent the day making A wheel.

05-16-2016 10:59 PM by htl | 15 comments »

The lincoln Kb needs some wheels and not just any wheels but the stock wheels that come with it when new.Something like this 1932 Lincoln KB Roadster.But I don’t know about them white walls. LOL Can it be done well I did it once took me all day hope I can get better on my next 7 tries. But first need to catch up on how the cars coming along. [What was done Saturday]Now hardly any thing is glued up, there are quite a few part that need gluing then shaping and then add another part ...

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