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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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10-19-2011 02:12 PM by Sam Shakouri | 7 comments »

I re-draw this plan today to send it as blog to anyone who may accept to have a go. It is a complicated laminated project but the result is rewarding. The Vase was the first of few of this kind which I call ” 8 ring vases or bowls. You can see them in my project pages as Closed Eight Link Chain Bowl, page 2 and The Twin, page 4. You may notice slight differences. In the first one, the rings were sitting on the top of each other. In the following vases the rings are inside each othe...

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Workbench #10: Making Wooden Nuts

10-08-2011 04:35 AM by CartersWhittling | 27 comments »

Hello. In this video I show you how I make wooden nuts for my bench with a tap my friend Chris Legendre and I built. 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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That glass smooth finish

09-19-2011 10:17 PM by Ricksfaith | 2 comments »

There are probably multiple ways to do that glass smooth finish on wood. I’ve always known it as being a piano finish… the kind of finish one would see on fine and expensive pianos. I’ve always liked the appearance and duplicating that finish was at first a mystery to me, especially on wood. I’m basically self taught in woodworking and doing finishes on wood was trial and error. Believe me when I say ‘ERROR’! I’ve made a few along the way. I learned allot a...

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Tips and Jigs for the Shop #14: Radial Arm Saw Dust Collection...Precision Control of the Dust......

08-28-2011 08:35 PM by Jim Bertelson | 44 comments »

Over a year ago, I was participating in a discussion about dust collection, including Radial Arm Saws (RAS). Jim Hamilton noted that moving the dust collection port, let’s call it the dust hood, up to the fence improves performance considerably. So over a year later, I finally got around to it. The new system outperforms the old one about 20 to 1, meaning there was at least 20 times the number of chips or more, with the old system. On many cuts, there are no chips left on the table, ...

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Torque Workcentre at work.. #41: Dimensions and angles...

04-03-2011 10:45 PM by degoose | 13 comments »

This is just a quick post to give some information regarding the way I make the wine bottle balancer…You can use other dimensions and it will still work I did research the whole thing and found different angles and other variables…but this is what I have come up with by trial and error… to make the bottle balance in a horizontal position.. not pointing up or down… more aesthetically pleasing.. and if it looks right don’t mess with it… Length…11 ...

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Torque Workcentre at work.. #40: Drilling angled holes.

04-03-2011 10:18 PM by degoose | 15 comments »

To make a wine bottle balancer it requires a hole drilled at an angle…so what to do… build a jig for the drill press.. Cut some tapered pieces and make a ramp to hold the blank to be drilled… Hey… what is this? I have a Torque WorkCentre….. and one of the features is the ability to drill holes at any angle… hmmm….. make a jig to hold the blank horizontally on the bed and then drill at the required angle… Two t-bolts and some knobs to ...

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Tips for Picking Saw Blades

12-15-2009 10:42 PM by knotscott | 57 comments »

-updated 2/4/2015 Good blades on a saw are analogous to good tires on a high performance car…they can ultimately determine or limit the resulting end performance. There are a number of different factors that should be considered in saw blade selection. Decent quality is essential or you’re sunk from the beginning, so skip the cheapos even if they’re a “good deal”. Two inferior saw blades that cost the same as one decent saw blade are still inferior. It’s sort...

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08-03-2011 08:34 AM by Sam Shakouri | 15 comments »

Figure # 7 shows you the length of each segment of inner and outer layersFIGURE #6 shows the width of each level or ring (toleration room has to be left) Gage #4 to gage outside of the outer layer (or the bowl) Gage #3 to gage inside of the inner layer (or the bowl) Gage #2 to gage inside of the outer layer Gage #1 to gage outside of the inner layer The plan with gluing line has to be in life size The simple idea to build a double layered bowl is turning two bowls for the p...

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Around the Shop #16: Rough tenon jig

05-26-2011 06:02 PM by Don W | 6 comments »

I had a few request for this so here we go. I used this jig for the Really Rustic Chair and several other similar type projects. You want the hole to be a little bigger than the tenon size you want. You will need to make a template for each size. I had a couple more made but one got broke and the other lost in my shop move. This is the adjustable stop. It determines the lenght of the tenon. I usually make the tenons long and cut them after. I made the router base from aluminum becaus...

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