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A pressurized board steamer you can make quickly

837 days ago by shipwright | 12 comments »

This entry was prompted by this forum topic. I thought it would be of interest to look at a different kind of steamer that is capable of creating more, hotter steam than the average atmospheric pressure ones that are limited to something around 212 deg. F and less at altitude. I don’t have access to either my rusty (but still trusty) old steamer right now or the photo of it that I know I have at home so I did a quick 2D of it in sketchup. Several years ago I designed this one to be p...

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Pin Router Jig

122 days ago by Dave Rutan | 6 comments »

A while ago I put up a project where I made some straight wooden track, compatible with Brio and Learning Curve (Thomas) track. Since then, I have kept in the back of my mind how I might easily and cheaply make curved track, switches, and more easily form the male and female ends (without buying expensive, specialized router bits.) I believe I have found the answer. A pin router jig. I first learned about these from a video by Jim Steinbrecher, and later by a much clearer and concise ...

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Capriccio marquetry

241 days ago by Dominik Matus | 11 comments »

I’m just making this marquetry to guild casket. It’s motive from Jean-Baptiste-Charles Claudot’s painting. I’m using burning to crate shadows. Finished

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New SketchUp Video Tutorial Site

307 days ago by JSB | 12 comments »

Hello fellow LumberJocks. After much persuasion I decided to make a video tutorial site for SketchUp geared towards woodworkers. I still have some content to add but I believe there is enough there to get anyone started. If you feel like it would help your friends feel free to share it with them. Everything there is of course completely free. If you have any comments or suggestions feel free to drop them in the Contact form on the site. I hope this can be of some use to someone. Have a gre...

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1935 16ft Garwood Speedster Replica #3: It looks like a boat - sort of

304 days ago by ccanderson102 | 1 comment »

Last night I finished cutting out the stringers with the circular saw and and smoothing them with my Stanley No 7. I just couldn’t resist. I just had to see what she will look like in real life. the “chine log” is a piece of scrap i used to visualize a fair curve. For that I think I will use white oak. Any suggestions? Even the wife the visualize the end result! Next up is a ton of epoxy work encapsulating the frames floor timbers and stringers. Its no...

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Make a Dewalt 733 planer dust hood for less then 5 bucks

415 days ago by mickeyt | 20 comments »

Make a Dewalt 733 planer dust hood for less then 5 bucks This is my first blog so I hope I get it right. I bought a used 733 a few months ago that did not come with a dust collection hood. After getting it home I had to try it out, ran a pine board through it and blew chips and dust 5 foot . Well being frugal as I am, no make that cheap I decided to try and make something to get me by until I could find a factory hood. This is what I came up with, I have been using it for a few month...

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From a 200 year old ruin to a workshop, a 3 year journey... #12: Getting a roof on the workshop

422 days ago by Serradura | 7 comments »

The big wall was repaired, but to get the roof on I needed to put the steel beams on the side wall, and one on the street side wall. The problem is that the street is so narrow, that if would put the roof on in a conventional way, it would stick out of the wall at least 15 cm. It’s not that I had nightmares about the farmer from next door getting thru the street with his tractor and hitting the roof, but he scraped the wall before so… I had to come up with a solution. I jus...

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Arts and Crafts Nightstand #6: Drawer Pulls, and Installing the Top

399 days ago by pintodeluxe | 7 comments »

Time to install the drawer pulls. My hardware requires two holes drilled 3” on center.-----I use this little jig to make sure all the holes are aligned correctly. It is a full-sized pattern, and works for the 6” and 8” drawers. I use Scott Collins “No Math” method to layout the pull location, which is discussed further in my dresser blog here… register the left edge of the drawer against the stop on ...

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Workbench #10: Making Wooden Nuts

1018 days ago by CartersWhittling | 27 comments »

Hello. In this video I show you how I make wooden nuts for my bench with a tap. I explain some of the details about the tap and show you how its used and set up. Again like I mentioned in my last blog entry, I will be making a video later showing you how to acually make the tap.

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Marble Board Game

552 days ago by Daris | 2 comments »

Here was an easy project that I did recently; a marble board game. I used an old board game that I had as a template. Here is my attempt at making a video of how I made it, and as always you can check out my website at: to see more projects and videos of what I’m doing in the shop.I also put up a listing of free project plans that you might find useful.    

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