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Workbench Build - Splayed leg French Bench #14: Wooden Screw - Another attempt

10-19-2012 02:02 PM by Mauricio | 61 comments »

It didnt turn out well, still licking my wounds. Here is briefly what happened… Made a new jigAfter one test screw, I successfuly made one that had reasonable little chipping, I was happy with it.I actually cut the hub off a reject screw and reused it on this one. Tapped the leg Tried the screw, but it binds up after a little bit. I kept tapping the threads deeper and deeper hoping it would fit but it wasn’t the diameter of the hole, it was the thread pitch, and since the...

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Workbench Build - Splayed leg French Bench #4: Wooden Screw

03-30-2012 03:52 PM by Mauricio | 28 comments »

Hello again my friends, I finally got some time to work more on my wooden screw. So here is what I’ve done. First the layout, same pitch as the tap, I also lay out the groove for the external garter. Then saw to the line. I also used a set of dividers to score a center line between the kerfs. Next I use a pencil and my fingers as a fence and mark out a quarter inch chamfer around the tip. I sit on my freshly finished saw bench and use my “Leg Vise” to hold the ...

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Building My Roubo Bench #4: Building the Wagon Vise

02-03-2012 05:16 AM by Andy Panko | 9 comments »

I decided to put a wagon vise in my bench. I considered a traditional L-shaped tail vise, and also a twin screw end vise. But I really like the simplicity of a wagon vise. Furthermore, since I’m limited on shop space to the tail end of where my bench will be, I thought a wagon vise would consume the least amount of real estate off of the tail. And finally, a wagon vise seemed like it would be a really cool project to build! I hadn’t planned out the exact dimensions of the v...

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Kiefers Little Tapper build

10-01-2014 02:38 PM by kiefer | 24 comments »

http://lumberjocks.com/projects/106249Here is the the build process of the little tapper that I use.I start by sourcing most pieces I need from the scrap bin and cutting them to size .Next I mark out the centre layer of the head and cut it into three pieces using my sled on the table saw .Note the little handy bevel gauge that my buddy Paul http://lumberjocks.com/shipwright made for me and it is just a great little tool .If you look back in my projects you will find the post of my sled http:...

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Simple Jigs and Techniques #7: Veneer Matching Mirrors

06-11-2014 12:55 AM by shipwright | 15 comments »

There’s certainly nothing new about using mirrors to check veneer matches but this week, when I needed to do some matching I had an idea that some of you may want to try. I hate having glass around all the hard steel tools and I hate even more the idea of suffering seven years bad luck for breaking mirrors. (At my age that could be a large percentage of what I’ve got left…...) So here’s the plan. I decided to try acrylic mirror stock and make half cuts in it to elim...

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Collet chuck comparison with good news for Shopsmith owners.

06-01-2014 06:47 PM by horologist | 1 comment »

Collets or collet chucks are an excellent way to hold small pieces and with good tools the work can be removed from the collet and reinstalled with little loss of concentricity. The split wire chuck was developed by US watch manufactures in the mid-19th century and is quite accurate but requires the work piece to fit the collet very closely. If the object to be turned is of a larger diameter or more than a few thousands smaller than the collet ID then the collet can be damaged and accuracy...

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Knock Down Storage for Under My Harbor Freight Lathe

11-09-2013 10:18 PM by luv2learn | 26 comments »

Let me begin by saying that I am not a wood turner but I am curious. That being said, I bought a Central Machinery lathe sold by Harbor Freight (Item # 34706) This particular lathe had a 4 out of 5 star rating so I took a chance realizing the old adage ”that you get what you pay for.” However, with a 25% off coupon and the lathe on sale I walked out the door with a $218.00 investment. Several of the raters comments were that this lathe needed some ballast so I set out to...

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Various shenanigans #9: I thought this was supposed to be fun!

11-06-2013 10:02 PM by JeremyPringle | 8 comments »

Life has been too busy… and the woodworking I have been doing has not been very fun at all.. more like a second full time job. I spent that last 2-3 months getting ready for a show this past weekend. It went … ok. Then when I got home and unpacked, I got a message from a corporate contact who… (I was talking to a month ago but I could not produce exactly what he wanted) and now they are in a bind and don’t have any other options than to settle for what ever I can ...

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Shop Stool

10-27-2013 04:14 PM by kaerlighedsbamsen | 9 comments »

For my workbench i needed a tall stool for more accurate work and just a place to rest. This is a descripition on how i made this project. Searching LJ i found these two fine projects:- Having a fascination with all-things-Japanense (having both worked in a sushi restaurant and done karate for several years) these Singer-songrwriters chairs by Junji impressed me.- This post on shop stools by shipwright described a interesting method for dying oak black with steel wool dissolved in wineg...

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Why I like Vintage Tools #4: The Alien Planer

10-13-2008 04:19 AM by brianinpa | 14 comments »

A few years ago I saw one of these planers listed as for sale and knew that I wanted one. From the first time I saw one, I knew I was going to get one. For the next several months I looked for the one for me at the price I wanted to pay. I saw several, but you would have thought these things are gold plated. This past week I had one fall into my lap for $40.00. It was a bit “aged” and needed some work, but it cleaned up nicely. With the purchase of this tool, I thi...

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