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making curved doors #1: making curved doors

1017 days ago by Rembo | 9 comments »

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Japanese tools #7: Sharpening station for water stones the base

1044 days ago by mafe | 16 comments »

Sharpening station for water stones the base. I have tried most of the sharpening methods by now, sandpaper, water grinder, oil stones and diamonds, but water stones were still a black page in my book. At first it was because I had too little knowledge to know what to buy and it was just too expensive to just test and throw away, later because I was kind of happy with my water grinder.But after i started my journey into the Japanese tools it became clear for me that it was a road I had to ...

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Drill press table and much more! #5: New deep stop for drill press.

1087 days ago by mafe | 15 comments »

Making a new deep stopActually more metal than wood, and no rocket science. This post is about an upgrade of a low quality drill press, and I post it since someone here on LJ asked me what it was he saw on my drill press, and I can remember who asked… so here is the answer out in the open. This is what it is, a deep stop. This is the old one in red plastic.Why change it?Because the plastic was so soft that it was really not stopping as it was supposed to.(you get what you p...

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Revamping and Updating my Old Shop #3: My SPACE in depth: Pictures and Ecology of the Man Cave

1792 days ago by Jim Bertelson | 11 comments »

This purpose of this entry is to provide pictorial detail of my workshop space, and a little more personal background information relevant to the SPACE. My intention is to solicit comments and advice for short term utilization and the eventual long term redesign of the shop. GEOGRAPHY:Anchorage, Alaska. We live in the middle of town, Lowe’s and Home Depot 4 minutes away. The 3 major hospitals and two universities 4 minutes away. BP Alaska headquarters 2 minutes away. We are buried in t...

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Restoring a 1957 a Dewalt Radial Arm Saw #1: The Mean Green Machine

1225 days ago by bubinga | 11 comments »

I found this little gem on craigslist, came with stand 70 bucks, called the ,guy picked it up the same day,This is only a 20 min. drive one wayAlthough it was a little rough getting their, here is what happened. I don’t use my trailer much, so I had to get it out (well it lives outside) get ready to go, I couldn’t get the lights working right, they get corroded setting outside, and had to be replaced every so often. Sooo !!!I grabbed a coupon from harbor freight for some stick on ma...

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1956 DeWalt MBF 9" Radial Arm Saw #7: (Less) Dust in the Wind

1271 days ago by NBeener | 37 comments »

How does a dog get the LAST bit of water out of his bowl ? With a half-lap :-) Spent too much time figuring out how to get Hurricane Walter to spew less dust, or—at least—how I could capture the dust he spews. Shroud seemed like the way to go. So …. with leftover plywood from the construction of the ol’ ChupaCaja, I made me a dust collection box. ID is about 8” wide x 8” deep x 8” tall. The joinery is (IS it called this ?) half-lap (...

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