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Shop Air Filtration #1: Media Filters

2061 days ago by Bob42 | 37 comments »

I have been reading and commenting recently about shop air filtration and the concern for it. My decision to write this was to give the LJ’s community some facts about air filtration. Let me start with my knowledge base. I started my own air filtration business after my son was diagnosed with severe asthma at the age of 18 months. He is now 20 years old. My wife (an RN) and I immersed our selves into learning as mush as we could to make his breathing easier. We attended numerous seminar...

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Evolution of a Shop #1: One year on LJ, what a difference a year makes

1690 days ago by Cory | 16 comments »

With my one year anniversary on Lumberjocks coming up in a few days, I thought I’d start my first ever blog. I can’t even believe it’s only been a year. When I joined a year ago I had quite a bit of experience with carpentry work and home improvement. I had no idea how little I actually knew about working with wood. One year later, I realize I have only scratched the surface of this hobby (my wife calls it an obsession) and I have a lot to learn. My shop, like my skil...

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Shop Made Screwdrivers Without a Lathe

214 days ago by BigRedKnothead | 32 comments »

A couple of LJs have done this already, but they all used a lathe. The only part of a shop made screwdriver handle that needs to be round is the “tenon” in order to fit a proper ferrule. I had the notion that a tapered plug cutter could be used, and I was right. With that obstacle conquered, and a batch of screwdriver shanks from Lee Valley Tools, I went about making my custom screwdrivers. There are pictures of each step, so that should help. I made several extra handles and t...

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Dovetail Gauge (In the style of Paul Sellers)

271 days ago by nobuckle | 1 comment »

In this video I show the process that I went through to make this dovetail gauge. I used Paul Sellers method to make it so he deserves all the credit. I hope you find it enjoyable.

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Workbench Challenge #1: Best bang for the buck

284 days ago by shipwright | 36 comments »

I have just arrived back in Az for the winter and have decided I need a good workbench. The one I have at home in Canada is great but it’s too big for my little carport shop here so I have redesigned it a little and am going to take it on as a challenge to build the”best bang for the buck”workbench. It is really a challenge for myself but if anyone wants to take it up and give me a run for it you are absolutely welcome. With luck the outcome will be a cheap, easy to build...

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Workshop Projects #1: Assembly Rack

601 days ago by Pheirendt | 4 comments »

What started out as a simple clamp rack project grew into an entire assembly center. I started out wanting a mobile rack for all of my clamps to make assembly easier and avoid the running back and forth for clamps and/or having the work table covered in clamps so there is no room to work. The next thing I knew the project grew into the idea of having everything needed for assembly on a mobile cart – clamps, glue, biscuit joiners and biscuits, dowels jigs and dowels, pocket jig pocke...

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V8 Degree wedge powered workbench #2: Building the Wagon Vises.

728 days ago by shipwright | 10 comments »

OK, lets get started. I will go through the build process in the same order that I built the bench and as a non-working concept of wedge power would have been a deal breaker, the first job was to build a wagon vise or two to make sure they would work. I was fortunate enough to find a small local mill that would sell me some really nice local arbutus (madrone in USA). This is about 50 fbm and I have about ten left over. After milling up some nice 1 7/8” stock and a bit of 3”...

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My Garage/Work Shop Makeover #1: What a Mess!

439 days ago by MT_Stringer | 9 comments »

I thought I would document my desire to reorganize my one car garage/workshop. My woodworking tools share the floor space with a washer, dryer, upright freezer and a hot water heater. The outside wall has a heavy duty storage rack that takes up about 2/3 of the wall. Another storage rack and the Harbor Freight dust collector takes up the remainder of the wall space. That leaves me with the center of the garage and the other long wall to use. After adding a cabinet table saw, an outfeed ta...

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My Contractor Saw to Cabinet Saw conversion

363 days ago by BrutalForce | 7 comments »

Hi everyone, I just thought I would share my second project in progress. Inspired by Laney Shaunessy on Youtube. I am using Kreg Pocket Hole joinery (mostly for quicker work) and because I am not proficient yet in the finer joinery. My table saw will be 40”H x 60”W x 27”D. The outfeed table will add another 20” on the back side. Here is what I have so far.

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Frame saws - bow saws. #1: A simple frame saw (even if they call it a bow saw).

1084 days ago by mafe | 17 comments »

A simple frame saw. Even if they call it a bow saw. Every one can make a frame saw!No I do not mean this to be big headed, I mean this from my heart, and I mean this as a motivation for all that have a wish to try – please just do it!I dedicate this blog to or LJ buddy WayneC, you know why. In this blog I will make a simple frame saw step by step. What is it with this bow saw / frame saw? Nothing really, just found out that the more I look, the less I understand what the right ...

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