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Creative Woodworking #30: Simple Shop Tape Dispenser

03-18-2012 01:21 AM by dakremer | 4 comments »

click link below to see the source…. http://americanwoodworker.com/blogs/tips/archive/2010/02/10/jumbo-tape-dispenser.aspx

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Saw Talk #9: Making a Saw Vise

03-18-2012 05:16 PM by Brit | 49 comments »

When I did my research, I found a number of good saw vise designs on the web. Some were simple, whilst others were more complex. The fundamental requirement of a saw vise is that it clamps a saw securely while you sharpen it, everything else is just icing. So it can be as simple as sandwiching the saw plate between two pieces of wood in a vise on your bench. Last December, I had the privilege of attending a saw sharpening class with Paul Sellers at Penrhyn Castle in North Wales. At the beginn...

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Building My Roubo Bench #11: THE FINAL PRODUCT!!!

02-29-2012 03:44 AM by Andy Panko | 5 comments »

It’s a wrap – my workbench project is now complete. The only thing I have left to do is to make the sliding deadman. But honestly, I don’t really plan on using that much, if at all. I built in the ability to have one because I thought it would be cool, and I figured it wasn’t too much work to allow for one, so I did. But I’m in no rush to actually make the deadman, so I’ll officially consider the bench project complete at this point, and worry about mak...

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Building My Roubo Bench #10: Connecting the Stretchers to Legs...to THE TOP!

02-25-2012 03:18 PM by Andy Panko | 1 comment »

These posts haven’t been exactly chronological. For example, in the last entry, (about finishing the underside of the top) some of the stuff I did prior to finishing the legs and stretchers, and some of it I did after. But for the sake of giving better flow to this blog, I thought I’d lump stuff together in logical parts. I digress. My drawbore pin arrived from Lee Valley recently, so I was able to finally connect all these mortis and tenon joints. As I had previously menti...

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Miter Saw Bench #1: Photos and information about the miter saw bench I'm building.

01-28-2012 05:13 PM by ToddinNH | 10 comments »

I just finished setting up a cool new Miter Saw Bench in my new shop. The bench is about 90% complete. I still need to make a few drawers for it but other than that it’s finished. The bench is set up for my Bosch Glide Saw. I’ve built two adjustable fences to either side of the saw using the Kreg Precision Trak & Stop System. I also installed some T-Track in the tops so I can adjust the fences from front to back. The saw can be moved front to back as well when I nee...

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Building the Shop #20: Drill Press Table

12-12-2011 12:47 AM by Lance | 5 comments »

My wife was off this weekend so I didn’t spend to much time in the shop and I really didn’t have a game plan on what and how I wanted to make the table. I know in the future I want to install the Kreg Flip stops on my miter station so I decided to get the same T-track for the drill press table, that way the stops work through out my shop. I also plan to use the same T-Tracks on my super sled I plan to build in the near future. I’ll finish it up tomorrow/this week, I need ...

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Railroad Spike Mortise Chisel

11-15-2011 05:05 AM by bobasaurus | 7 comments »

I managed to get hold of a couple neat old railroad spikes, and thought maybe I’d try turning one into a chisel. I know they are made of really soft steel that’s not really suited for tool making, but the novelty of the idea was too great to resist. First I removed the many decades of rust using a wire wheel on my grinder, then brought the freshly shined spike into work with me. Taking some time in the evening, I made good use of the machine shop at work to mill flat three of t...

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Workbench #16: Base Complete

11-14-2011 02:09 AM by CartersWhittling | 2 comments »

Hello. At this point in time I have the workbench finished, but this post will be about the base. I will make a video going over the completed bench and then post my last blog entry of the bench. Shortly after the last blog post I bought the last portion of wood I needed for the bench. The first piece I worked on was for the underside of the bench top. I made a piece 4 1/2” wide and about 1 1/2” thick to glue to the back edge of the top to make the edge the same thickness as th...

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3 Day Bench Build Blog #3: DAY 3: Final Assembly & Vise Install

06-02-2011 03:28 AM by jcwalleye | 11 comments »

With the top done, set the leg assembly in position next to the face vise. And the end vise slides to make sure everything still fits. Square everything up and mark the spot where the hex bolts attach the top to the top rail. I used the top rails as a jig to get the holes straight and drilled from the bottom toward the top to just where the brad point stuck through the top surface. This gave me a pilot for later drilling the counter bore in the top for the ½” bolts that attaches the...

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Plane restoration #14: So many planes.... time for an storage solution...

02-10-2010 09:01 AM by Alonso | 12 comments »

When you have so many planes and not an effective way to storage them, you need to came up with something, and quick, at least that was my situation. For the last couple of weeks I was looking for the “right” design, I did some research, and several of you make some pretty good suggestions. I decide to combine a couple of designs and make my very own Plane Storage Wall Hung Cabinet. It hung from the wall very securely thanks to a French Cleat, So far it serves my needs, ...

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