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Making a dust hood for my Ridgid oscillating sander

01-12-2010 05:50 PM by SimonSKL | 17 comments »

After reading many favorable reviews of the Ridgid oscillating sander (model # EB44242) and with a 15% rebate offered by the manufacturer, I finally bought this sander as my Christmas present. The more I use it the more I like the sander. I would have given it a 5 star rating if it has better dust collection capability when the belt sander is used. The dust just got collected at the end of the belt and landed all over the floor. I thought there must be a better way to collect the dust. Here i...

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Saw Talk #10: Hand Shaping and Sharpening the Teeth on a Backsaw

03-23-2012 01:44 AM by Brit | 64 comments »

You know I said at the end of my last post that I’d post a picture of each saw and tell you how I was going to sharpen them and why? Well I lied. :-) The temptation of my restored backsaws, a saw vise and a bundle of saw files was just too much. I had to sharpen a saw, but which one? I thought about it for a while and settled on the little Spear & Jackson 8” Dovetail saw. Remember this one? I chose it for two reasons: For a dovetail saw, the depth of cut is quite big at 50mm. ...

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The Making of My Escher Cutting Board/Box Top

03-23-2012 02:35 AM by jeepturner | 10 comments »

So some time ago I posted my Escher cutting boards. I promised a blog on how I made them. I hesitated to write this blog because of the time involved and that my blog will in no way come close to the well laid out blogs done by some of our more talented members. Of course I never would have attempted this project before I was inspired by this guy: who puts out incredible blogs like this one Martyn took a line drawing from thought to art and I read every line. Then I also had read anothe...

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Wooden Hinges #1: Clam Shell Hinges - yet another different wooden hinging method

03-18-2012 02:32 PM by BritBoxmaker | 22 comments »

This blog details how I made the hinges for my latest project, ‘56’ (also now used in ‘42’). In this blog I will be making one hinge, 56mm x 76mm x 6mm. I am using dissimilar woods for contrast. These are, in this case, sycamore and walnut. I work in millimetres. For those of you using inches there are 25.4 mm to the inch. There is a calculator in the pc you are using to read this blog, its not rocket science. I cut four blanks 56mm x 42mm x 3mm, two of sycamore and...

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Turning dodecahedrons inside the sphere #2: Third Chuck

02-10-2012 02:41 AM by Yuri | 4 comments »

First chuck (see my previous blog) I upgraded from two screws to three T-Bolts. Still gives me a lot of positioning flexibility from the front where I can check the center and from the sides. Later I realized, any jigs like this should not be removed from the face plate. Re centering A to B takes very, very , very long time T-Bolts from the face plate view. More stable Sphere Chuck #3 design. Biggest advantage of this chuck is speed of centering and locking the ball in. Started wi...

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Sharpening chisels—forget weaker micro bevels

01-29-2012 11:14 PM by Paul Sellers | 127 comments »

Sharpening chisels—forget weaker micro bevels Controversial though it may seem, and though adopting micro-bevel methods for sharpening chisels may seem to make sense, a freehand convex bevel actually gives exactly the same sharpness as any micro-bevel method, but takes only a fraction of the time to develop. A convex bevel keeps its edge longer, is stronger than most other bevels and needs no special equipment beyond a pair of hands. Establishing the skill to sharpen the convex camber ...

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How To Make Segmented Lidded Boxes Using Milk Container Tops.

12-19-2011 10:35 AM by Grumpy | 10 comments »

I recently posted a project called “Milk Bottle Tops & Scrap Wood”, http://lumberjocks.com/projects/57351 There was some interest in the concept & some of you requested a blog on how they were done.So I thought I should get on with it before I forgot the whole process. LOLThe whole idea started from a need to cut down on all the scrap pieces of wood and composite material lying around in the shed.We all have those bits that we won’t throw out. They will come in ha...

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Unorthodox Bandsaw Box #1: Box making steps

12-11-2011 09:42 PM by Jim Jakosh | 28 comments »

My wife asked me when I was going to make her a box to keep our business cards in when we travel. I had made a few boxes but never one upon request- especially from her. So I wanted this to be special. I went about making a bandsaw box in an unconventional way and I was having a problem with the hinge design. One night I had a dream of how to do it and wrote it down right away in the morning. Here are the steps I used to make the box using mainly the bandsaw and the scroll saw for one tough p...

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Wood Art #11: Making a Jarvi Bench, with Mike Jarvi

09-13-2010 12:50 PM by Gary Fixler | 24 comments »

A friend sent this to me, and it is simply a joy to watch. I didn’t even realize it was almost 16 minutes long! It’s a lot of fun, and for me, it had a lot of “Now what on earth is he doing here?” moments that were followed up by “Oh! Brilliant!” resolutions. I like that in my process videos :) This guy has some serious tools and space, relative to me, and works magics with a Wood-Mizer bandmill. I have most of that stuff in half or quarter the scale (but n...

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Workbench #9: Making Wooden Screws

10-08-2011 02:33 AM by CartersWhittling | 57 comments »

Hello. This is a video showing the process I go through to make wooden screws. I briefly try to explain how it is set up and show the jig making the screw. I will soon have a video on making wooden nuts aswell. I will eventually make a video showing how to make the tap and screw making jig and explain how to create the size of screw you want. I’m sure there are many other ways to make nuts and screws but this is how I do it and it works fairly well, the main downside being that I can ge...

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