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Best Tool Memories #1: The Little Saw that Could -- Great Restoration!

10-07-2015 02:58 AM by ForestGrl | 2 comments »

This little saw was the absolute sweetest, and I thought I’d lost all the pictures, but here they are! This was a restoration I will treasure forever, and I figure if I post it here I can’t lose it again. A tilting-table saw by Inca, highly sought-after and treasured by model makers especially. Swiss-made with their penchant for good engineering. I found it at a huge annual rummage sale (fund-raiser)—had to get up at 6 a.m. to be in line and then run like crazy. Restora...

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Shop stuff #5: Continuing on with the jointer

10-06-2015 10:23 PM by JimDaddyO | 0 comments »

Since my last video on rust removal, I decided to give the jointer a bit of a going over. Not a complete success yet, but it will get there.

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Stanley 45 box #2: Sizing for the Plane

10-06-2015 09:40 PM by Mitch Peacock | 1 comment »

After getting excited about the new project, it suddenly dawned on me “what if the reclaimed pine I had wasn’t big enough”. Of course I knew I had sufficient wood – after all I had two sizeable drawer boxes. But what if the drawer sides weren’t deep enough to cover both the height of the plane plus allowance for the bottom and lid. Original boxes for the #45 were undoubtedly made without using glued up panels, and I wanted to do the same. It was with some trepida...

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Recent Coring Activity

10-06-2015 07:09 PM by Ken Waller | 2 comments »

I can’t believe how long it’s been since I last posted. I’ll ensure I contribute more often.Here are some pictures of the coring of a 20” half-log of red oak I was able to acquire. The end result was 5 rough-turned bowls that are now drying. The largest is 19 1/2” and the smallest is 7 1/2”. It took me one hour to rough-turn the outside of the blank and 1:45 to core the 5 bowls.

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Dart Board Cabinet Build #3: Building the Cabinet Doors

10-06-2015 03:16 PM by Mike | 0 comments »

Hi All! Thank you again for clicking the link to take a look at what I have been doing with the Dart Board Cabinet Project. This last week was absolutely nuts and I wasn’t able to get everything done that I wanted to with the project. I was able to get the doors milled, glued, assembled, and finished up. Please leave a comment on what you think about the project so far. Recommendations on how I can make the videos better are always welcome. Enjoy! View on YouTube

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Porch Glider #1: Half assembled

10-06-2015 02:58 AM by BJODay | 1 comment »

My wife wanted a new porch glider. I purchased plans from Wood Craft. It has an apple design in the back and two sides. I decided to change it to an Irish trefoil knot. There was significantly more waste than I anticipated. A lot of wasted wood to avoid big knots. Here are some partially assembled pieces. I’m disappointed with the varnish finish. I rushed things. I should have diluted the varnish and applied additional coats. I’ll post a picture after final ...

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Building Guitars for Vets

10-06-2015 02:51 AM by CharlieK | 6 comments »

A few weeks ago I was fortunate enough to participate in a 3 day Guitars 4 Vets event. Guitars for Vets is a non profit organization that offers a guitar instruction program for Veterans struggling with physical injuries, PTSD and other emotional distress. G4V provides free guitar instruction, a new acoustic guitar and a guitar accessory kit. You can learn more about them at their website This particular event was organized by George Vondriska of the W...

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removing rust on machines

10-06-2015 02:25 AM by mlbburg | 3 comments »

He guys, I have a problem and I’m looking for some help. A bucket of chlorine sticks for our pool was left in my shop with the lid loose for several weeks. I don’t know all of the science, but the gas it put off rusted my table saw, jointer and drill press. It’s pretty amazing really…the surfaces facing the bucket have MUCH more rust than the other surfaces. The proximity to the bucket also seems to have been a factor. Can anyone advise me on how to remove the...

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Shop of my Dreams #2: Progress

10-06-2015 01:19 AM by bondogaposis | 4 comments »

A floor and a wall. More walls. Now there is an inside and an outside.

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My New Woodshop - A Work in Progress #1: Current Status

10-06-2015 12:52 AM by Kurt T. Kneller | 0 comments »

Hi all,This spring was the kick-off for converting my 2 car garage into a dedicated wood shop.I have always wanted to do this and I am loving ever minute I can spend out there. Most of the time I have been able to be out there has really been for making the shop itself. It has been an experience and a bigger job than I originally thought. I am finally reaching the point for some non-shop builds. On the slate for this coming year are 3 bedroom sets which will include pedestal beds with st...

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