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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….http://lumberjocks.com/JoeinGa/blog/54554 http://lumberjocks.com/JoeinGa/blog/52914..Several 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.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OpmuusMTl-o 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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Toy Construction #45: Coal Train Build day 4.5 Wheels

05-05-2016 12:00 AM by htl | 9 comments »

It’s time to make the wheels or what ever their called on trains.Spent nearly the whole day yesterday trying out an idea and it was a bust and I don’t like not accomplishing something, well I did get the 4 small front wheels done but I’ll show them later but that’s all I got done.So today I headed in a whole new direction about the wheels and got them done thank you very much. LOL Here’s what I did yesterday and you’ll find it some day on a project that ...

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Shop Built Belt Sander Project #5: First Improvements: Lathe Tool Sharpening Jigs

02-29-2016 11:18 PM by Lazyman | 3 comments »

One of the things that inspired me to make a belt sander was seeing YouTube videos of the Sorby Proedge™ Sharpening system. I struggled with getting consistent edges on my lathe tools and had messed up one of my bowl gouges more than once. I knew that I would not be able to get good results on my lathe unless I got better at sharpening and if it wasn’t quick, easy and repeatable, I would wait longer than I should to freshen the edges. The Sorby Proedge™ system is crazy e...

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Album of patterns and carvings #1: progress

01-22-2016 11:18 AM by FancyChip | 2 comments »

Working on my new album:

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Toy Construction #7: Excavator Day 2

12-24-2015 02:52 AM by htl | 4 comments »

Cleaned up the mating edges then sanded some more on the base and engine cover then,played with the booms and bucket. Made the booms in three parts to add a little color and just change it around a little.Still need to plane down the booms some more . The bucket took quite a bit a work, first glue it all up then cut it out then sand sand sand.I cut out the inside of the bucket then sanded it up really good then glued up the sides.The main bucket is all end grain [1/4” thick] it co...

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