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Back in the Shop

11-20-2017 08:07 AM by Archer72 | 0 comments »

Well I had to take a three day break from the shop, to allow for some healing after my mistake with the table saw. Still healing from it and it will be a nice ugly scar, and constant reminder for not being to complacent with my saw or any other tool. I did manage to finish up four of the projects I had started and was working on. They came out in my opinion all right but not as perfect as I would prefer. I need to build up my skills in a few areas, but now that I have more of the basics...

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Underway again...finally #11: Pro Football day - some progress in wood and football

11-19-2017 07:51 PM by JohnTM | 1 comment »

Let’s get the “big deal” out of the way first. After a shaky first 3 quarters, we pulled it out in the last couple of minutes. My team now has 8 wins in a row! Geaux Saints! Whew. With that taken care of, I did a bit of work both before and after the game. Before the game, I worked on strengthening the table saw stand and raising its height to what it should have been yesterday. Nothing major skill-wise. Just the usual “do and re-do” process for me as I futz m...

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Wooden enclosed CNC router project hobby build, fun, fun, fun #6: CNC Progress, to many projects NO Time. :-)

11-19-2017 04:15 PM by Jeff | 0 comments »

Greeting, been a while for sure but summer is over and winter is here, so maybe I can try and do a little something in the progress department. Just a few more pics. :-) Large Pic Large Pic Large Pic Large Pic Large Pic Large Pic Large Pic Large Pic Large Pic Large Pic Large Pic Large Pic Cheers!

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Tool Cabinets #5: I see dovetails when I close my eyes

11-19-2017 12:27 PM by glideking | 1 comment »

The Stanley #78 is a common plane for a reason. It does the job. I needed space for the back paneling and the hanging wall cleats so I did the 1 1/2” rabbet in two 3/4” passes. Measure twice cut 24 times. Good lighting and masking tape for the hard of sight. An aggressive blade on a small saw makes it more fun. Tried to get fancy at the back to accommodate the rabbet. It took some leverage to get it back apart.

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The Quest for a Better Bench #8: The end - for real this time... I think...

11-19-2017 03:05 AM by PlanBWoodworks | 2 comments »

In the previous entries of this blog series, you have, if you have punished yourself by reading all of them, been taken through the inspiration and design, the material selection and the construction of my new work bench. Then, you were dragged along as I constructed a tool cabinet underneath the bench top. God bless you for your patience. I was very happy with the look of the bench and my new drawers. Unfortunately, it became clear to me that my aesthetically pleasing new bench was...

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• Fr. Chad's Prie Dieu #11: Panel Risen

11-18-2017 05:06 PM by Ron Aylor | 17 comments »

Panel Risen –  To check my math one more time  I did a quick dry fit … I think it’s starting to look like a Prie Dieu!                 Now … time to start raising this panel. First I cut saw kerfs for the various steps in the profile …                 … then using a 1/8” chisel I removed waste to create the first step-down.                                 Readjusting the kerfing plane and repeating the process, I created two  step-downs. I used a bench plane to hog out most ...

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11-18-2017 12:08 PM by Craftsman on the lake | 3 comments »

Picked up from Craigslist today in the FREE section: 15 hung ceiling recessed florescent lights. Four footers, four bulbs each. A guy took them out of a store he was hired to renovate. I already have some up in the shop. Put them up years ago. With the diffusers they provide great light. You can run them either two or four bulbs. I screw them to the ceiling and cut some strips of sanded 3/4” plywood and build a box right around them. These lights don’t hum or flicker as they&#...

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Underway again...finally #10: Re-did the casters... very early end to the day

11-18-2017 12:02 PM by JohnTM | 2 comments »

I must be the klutziest, slowest to learn woodworker on this board. Re-mounted the casters. Had to do it twice because I went the easy way and just stuck another of those small square blocks beside the existing ones. Then, silly me, didn’t check it by spinning the caster 360 degrees and they didn’t go all the way around – just like yesterday (headsmack!!!)... Of course, I only caught my mistake AFTER removing and re-mounting a pair on one end and then moving to the other ...

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LJ friends and gifts. #34: The postman left a note... - life is magic, or at least it feels like it!

11-18-2017 08:14 AM by mafe | 13 comments »

The postman left a note…life is magic, or at least it feels like it! Yep, another unexpected thing happening.Life is magic, or at least it feels like it! This is how the Copenhagen lakes look like, at this time of year, it’s winter now, had a cold summer, so everyone seems a wee low on energy at this time. So when I got a notice, that a pack arrived and I did not expect any… Well… I went fast to the post office, full of curiosity.Here I got this long slim pack...

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Calculating angles on an X leg table

11-18-2017 01:06 AM by Rick_M | 4 comments »

I’m putting this here so the next time someone asks this question, I can find the information quickly. I have not tried these. Feel free to comment. Calculating the angles of an X leg table is deceptively complicated because the width of the legs or braces changes the angles. Here are some alternatives to calculating the angle: Tack the legs or braces together in an X and arrange them to the right angle. Make a mock up from cardboard or plywood Draw it full size on paper or pl...

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