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Lincoln Logs

10-15-2014 09:15 PM by SPalm | 19 comments »

I made two large sets of Lincoln Logs for the grandchildren. This is how I did it. There are a few steps involved so I used indexing stop blocks and such to make it more safe and repeatable. I basically followed some of the same techniques as this post on the web but changed a few things and added roofs. http://home.comcast.net/~pocket83/site/ Also I decided not to stain my sets as we kind of liked the clean pine look, and this is also completely non-toxic (and easier to make). I put to...

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A new look for an old workhorse.........!!

05-05-2010 07:14 PM by Rick Dennington | 20 comments »

Greetings all: I’ve had this old Sears contractor saw for 26 years, and it served me well, and still serving me well. After about a week of having it, I knew it was time for a new make-over then. So I took off the old “diamond” wings, (I hated them things..pinched my fingers everytime I used the saw), removed the crappy fence, and went on a “search and destroy” mission. After checking around for the best fence that would fit the saw, I settled on a Delta Prec...

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Tool Chest #1: Design and Materials

01-17-2012 08:06 PM by CartersWhittling | 10 comments »

Hello. I have decided to start work on my new chest tool. I am not sure when I will get around to starting the build, but I have got the design and materials ready for when it comes time to begin. I bought the book by Chris Schwarz “The Anarchist’s Tool Chest” back in the early parts of summer http://www.leevalley.com/en/wood/page.aspx?p=67610&cat=1,46096,46109. I have always enjoyed reading his blog and when my friend told me about the premise of the book I though...

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Beautiful end grain cutting boards free project plan

11-25-2007 07:31 AM by dewoodwork | 95 comments »

Construct these beautiful end grainCutting boards Hello fellow woodworkers,In the spirit of sharing woodworking knowledge I am writing this tutorial for anyone interested in constructing these beautiful end grain cutting boards. Take a look at the photos of the four styles I have made, or create your own pattern’s and follow the steps I have outlined in this tutorial. Questions and comments are welcome, enjoy. For this board I used maple, walnut, lyptus and purpleheart. White oak, wa...

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Shop Air Filtration #1: Media Filters

01-07-2009 06:41 PM 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

01-13-2010 07:00 PM 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

01-28-2014 08:17 PM 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)

12-02-2013 06:03 PM 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

11-19-2013 08:38 PM 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

01-06-2013 10:50 PM 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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