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Router Table Build #1: Table Top construction

10-25-2014 07:55 PM by bkseitz | 0 comments »

Started building a new Router Table after I tipped over my store bought one. So far I’ve built the table top from (2) sheets of 3/4 MDF I glued together. The I routed channels for t-tracks, a Jessem Router raiser purchased from Rockler, and a fence system from Woodpecker. I bought the Ultimate Fence system with the intent of expanding it to a 48” fence. The part of this build is to design the cabinet with dust collection port. I’m thinking of including a slidin...

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A Strategy for Woodworking #32: Finishing up

10-25-2014 07:12 PM by Gary Rogowski | 1 comment »

There is no better feeling in the world than wrapping up a project. Saying to yourself: Enough. They’re done. I can do no better than this. Go out into the world and hold people up. Feels good. The Northwest Woodworking Studio

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Tool Picking #16: $12 Addition to My Woodworking Library

10-25-2014 06:15 PM by TrBlu | 0 comments »

Roaming through an estate sale last weekend. I came across a few books to add to my library. When I went to check out, the manager asked me: “How does $12 sound?” I thanked him, smiled and headed to the house to start reading.

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How To Load A Bobcat Mexican Style

10-24-2014 11:21 PM by Grumpy | 3 comments »

This Bobcat driver must have practised and practised. I bet there a few OH&S issues with this one.. .Thanks Andy for this one.

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Large Scale Model Trains #2: Getting Started

10-24-2014 10:30 PM by MrRon | 0 comments »

When I build model locomotives, I always work using engineering measurements. That’s because being a retired mechanical engineer, I’m comfortable working in thousands of an inch. You can use any system you wish; it doesn’t matter whether it’s metrics or fractions. I build scaled down versions of actual prototype locomotives, but you have to have someplace to start. I start first by deciding what scale I want to build in and what locomotive I want to model. My scale of preference is 1-1/2” to ...

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CHRISTMAS GIFT BASKETS #7: Sanding and gluing

10-24-2014 08:46 PM by stefang | 8 comments »

This project is almost finished. If I’m lucky the three main components of the baskets will be glued together tomorrow. Here’s what was done in preparation for that today. SandingNobody really cares about sanding. I’m just using the opportunity to brag about using my new drum sander today. The bow-ties for the bottoms were cut and glued in yesterday and I used a block plane to level them to the surface. Now it’s time for sanding and I’m using my drum sande...

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Current Project #17: Cajon. Installation of the snare

10-24-2014 05:11 PM by Dave Rutan | 8 comments »

Since this cajon is all but finished, I thought I’d post something about the snare element that goes into the box. I came up with this myself, but my wife says it’s nearly identical to the professionally made cajones she’s seen. I guess I just got lucky. Without the snare, a cajone will sound basically like a base drum—boring. The snare gives it some dynamic and pizazz. The snare has to be attached to something and adjusted once installed. My cajones ha...

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Making a Longboard (Skateboard) Video

10-24-2014 03:54 PM by Brandon | 8 comments »

In this video I combine two of my hobbies—skateboarding and woodworking. Whereas traditional skateboards stack layers of veneer one on top of another (akin to plywood), this longboard is made with a vertical lamination construction, which means its essentially a giant cutting board with wheels. I used maple and cherry in its construction. To be honest, it is not a board I ride very much because of its one-dimensional shape, but it was a fun project to build. I filmed the build last y...

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Water stone vs. wet or dry paper

10-24-2014 03:20 PM by rayn | 4 comments »

I am going to mount wet or dry paper on glass to sharpen chisels what is the paper equivalent of a 800 and a 4000 waterstone in paper? What grits (series) do you suggest in wet paper to sharpen chisels? ThanksRay

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1431: Inspiration

10-24-2014 01:47 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 0 comments »

I am often asked how I can keep coming up with new and different ideas. When I think about it, I realize that it isn't really a conscious thing that I do. Actually, it seems that when I try the hardest to think of something to design, it tends to be when I have the most difficulty thinking of something that I really can get excited about. It is funny how that works. Lately it seems that I have more ideas then I have time. For a designer, that is a good thing. While we sometimes feel ...

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