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How to make a bandsaw box

05-29-2010 10:43 PM by Stevinmarin | 42 comments »

Wow, there are a bazillion examples of bandsaw boxes on LumberJocks. I always thought they were complicated and had a hard time finding some really basic instruction. Well, here is a video for all of us bandsaw box newbies! The neat thing about bandsaw boxes is that if you give them away as gifts, people will be amazed and wonder about your woodworking prowess. They will think you are a woodworking god! Little will they know that you are a Mere Mortal and these boxes are totally easy to cr...

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Charging Station - No more worries

10-18-2009 11:20 PM by cbMerlin | 12 comments »

I read one too many stories about over-heating batteries during re-charging. Went out to the shop the other day and realized I forgot to take a battery off the charger. It was extremely warm! I didn’t want to burn down the house, not to mention the cost of replacing batteries, so I made this station. I found the timer switch on e-bay for about half the price of a local purchase. I had everything else left over from other projects so my total (new) investment was under $15. Had the rece...

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Hand Plane Restoration #1: Stanley Bench Plane

10-15-2007 10:24 PM by David | 73 comments »

STANLEY BENCH PLANE RESTORATION Click here for large format version PDF ELECTROLYTIC RUST REMOVAL INSTRUCTION SHEET More information available on my woodworking blog & podcast The Folding Rule Show Step #1 – Cleaning & Rust Removal I have been inspired by a number of resources to start using my hand planes and start on the slippery slope of a hand plane collection. Not the least of whom has been Wayne, our own Lumberjocks plane guru. Of course I have also explored...

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3D Stars #1: Program for Calculating Dimensions and Angles for 3D Stars

12-11-2012 09:14 AM by Aggie69 | 10 comments »

Have you ever seen a 3 Dimensional star that you really thought was pretty – perhaps on the side of a barn, in someone’s house, or even a Christmas decoration? As a woodworker you may have thought “I’d like to try making one like that.” When you research 3 dimensional (3D) stars on this forum or on the internet as a whole, you’ll be disappointed in what you find. If you’re lucky, you may find a project or two that talks about a specific sized star ...

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Table Saw Rebuild #4: Adding A Mobile Base to the TS.

04-24-2011 06:05 PM by Hersh | 3 comments »

Well here I go again adding additional improvements to the TS. Since I want the ability to move tools around the shop as needed I needed to add a mobile base. I came accross this design in “Shop Notes, Vol. 20, Issue 115. I like the way it works. It is easy to use and rolls around very nicely. At this point it has only one draw back. Until solve the sawdust collection promblem the sawdust falls directly down to the large plywood wings. Keep that in mind as you look at these pictu...

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Shop Organization #5: Flip Top Planer Cart Part 3: It's alive!

01-21-2008 09:04 AM by gizmodyne | 15 comments »

Back to the shop to save the top. I started by edging all sides with redwood, thus covering the misplaced hole. I carefully marked the new holes. I clamped the top to my workbench and dragged the drill press over for a more precise hole placement. Flip it.. Cut off saw and bar stock. Testing. I hammered in the bar after fudging with some washers and a spacer or two. The case hole is 1/16” larger than the bar. Watch it spin… StopsI installed flip tabs ...

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Easy. Elegant Wooden Box Hinge #1: I could kick myself

06-23-2011 07:26 AM by shipwright | 58 comments »

A few months ago I spent many many hours trying to perfectly align a set of “box joint hinges” for my project ” A Little Cabinetree” After I finally got them working I installed them on the edges of the MDF sides and doors and then veneered over the whole works. The only good part was that there were enough left over prototype parts that I could make a hinge for my next project from the cast-offs Then this week I was making a tea box for a friend and when...

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Quick, Cheap Thickness Sander for ShopSmith or Lathe #1: How little can I get away with building?

11-28-2011 02:48 AM by shipwright | 20 comments »

I’ve just returned to my winter home / shop in Arizona. At home I have all the tools and lots of space but here I have 1/2 a garage and a much smaller budget. That’s no reason not to have all the toys, you just have to be a bit more creative. What I need to go with the chevalet I built here last winter, to pursue marquetry, is a veneer press and a thickness sander. The press can wait until next week but the sander gets built now. Criteria:1) Gotta be cheap2) Gotta be precisi...

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Flattening Workbenches & Wide Boards With A Router

05-23-2012 06:39 PM by thewoodwhisperer | 6 comments »

Original post on the TWW site: http://www.thewoodwhisperer.com/videos/flattening-workbenches-and-wide-boards-with-a-router/ The traditional method for flattening a workbench is to use hand planes and winding sticks. While some folks truly relish this labor of love, others prefer to delegate this grunt work to power tools. The power tool method is very similar to the action of a CNC machine. A router is placed inside a sled that rides along two parallel rails that are attached to the sid...

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Thien Baffle Separator #1: Design Stages

11-04-2011 12:08 AM by Lance | 2 comments »

So I have emptied my HF bag a couple times and its a pain in the neck, plus the bag is starting to rip. I looked up the price of a new clear bag….. pretty pricey for a plastic bag. Also my 5 micron bag is getting pretty dirty. So, its time to upgrade the HF dust collector with a thien baffle system and the wynn filter. The initial design I’m basing mine on, 6” hose. I decided to have 2×4” hose ports coming out of the separator so I can have all of my...

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