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Shop Improvements #1: RapidAir - Adding compressed air lines to my shop for HVLP spraying

1173 days ago by Loogie | 2 comments »

For a while I’ve been pondering upgrading my HVLP spray setup. After exploring the turbine vs. conversion gun issue I decided to go with a conversion gun setup. The next step was deciding on a compressor. Initially I was looking at 20 gallon sized portable compressors and trying to find one that would supply enough air to spray with any gun that I wanted to spray with. That was hard to find. I was stuck on portable because I really didn’t have room in my shop for a big stationary ...

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Workshop Overhaul #4: There is light at the end of the tunnel.

1090 days ago by docholladay | 2 comments »

Well the shop overhaul is making progress now. I got a lot of work done the past two weekends. All of the electrical is done (no more seaching for a place to plug something in) and the lighting is all installed. It is much brighter. I am going to enjoy that. At this point, the main thing left to do is to get stuff put away again. All of the big tools are in their new homes. I need to get a mobile base to put under my jointer. Since I don’t have a big dust collection system. I t...

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Random Randomness #1: I don't stand a Chance!

1018 days ago by ChrisCrafts | 2 comments »

An absolutely amazing video of one way Salad Bowls are mass produced. Not to much artistic value in theses bowls but they are damn nice and they are made quicker & with far less waste. YouTube Bowl Video!

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Dovetail Square

831 days ago by BigYin | 2 comments »

Paul sellers video showing how to make a dovetail square was the inspiration for my version of a dovetail square. Its a design I haven’t seen made or used for thirty years or so. I had some scraps of 1/4 inch ebony handy and used those. The two angle cuts were made in one pass to ensure identical 6:1 angles. As were the 90 degree cuts at the other end to ensure identical length. The length is 3 1/2 inches by 1 1/4 i...

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Modified my sliding crosscut sled for the band saw

201 days ago by CueballRosendaul | 2 comments »

A while back, I posted my sliding crosscut sled, but then I later built another sled that slid over both sides of the blade. The original sled was just to the left of the blade and left a cutoff piece to dance around and connect with the blade a few times. I found the perfect use for the old one sided sled at the band saw. I had to make a new runner, but the old one popped off easy enough. I cut it down to 12” wide and moved the end clamp closer to the left so it would not be off bal...

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Opening Day 2014

101 days ago by RaggedKerf | 2 comments »

It’s official! The Vaught Woodworks Shop is open for 2014. The weather finally eased the death grip it’s had on our necks up here in Wisconsin and it got to 65° today!!! It felt like high summer after a George R. R. Martin winter (any longer and I would have started seeing white walkers….). After the month I’ve had (a scheduled…ahem…family planning operation for me in the first week of March, followed by my father-in-law having a life threatening run ...

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Shop Notes #3: Shop improvement and Dust Collection of my bandsaw

2362 days ago by nakamaruchi | 2 comments »

These several days I have been into improving my small shop. I made a shelf which is like a loft. It will hold a lot of stuff. And another big project is making a good dust collection system for my delta 14” bandsaw.It is notorious for thoughtless desining in dust collection. I have been using it without any dust collection system so that my clothes are always dusty.Especially in Japan we live in a house without waring shoes, dusty ware is far from popular with my family.So I decide...

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Tool thoughts #1: The Beginning

2162 days ago by NedB | 2 comments »

For all of my new (at this point in time anyway) LJ friends, I thought I would take a couple of minutes and go over how I got started in woodworking and where I hope to ‘go’ on this crazy journey called a woodshop. My woodworking hobby got its start a Long time ago on a small farm down in Drumore PA when I was around 13 . My cousin Lewis had a wonderfully equipped shop, with everything from a tablesaw to a metal lathe, he did it all in there. I got to use his bandsaw and sandin...

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Copper Patina Gate II #7: Rabbet & Dry Fit Frame

1836 days ago by newTim | 2 comments »

I found out you can cut almost any size rabbet with a combination of a rabbeting bit and a straight bit. The rabbet bit has a bottom guide and the straight bit has a top guide. On the first gate the panel is held in place by stays on the front and back. On this gate the panel is recessed into a rabbet and will be held in place with stays on the front. The rabbet is cut deep enough so the panel will rest against the rails that are seated in the back with lap joints (see previous blog). I ...

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Social Network Marketing #2: Preliminary thoughts about Twitter.

1606 days ago by pashley | 2 comments »

Man, there is a LOT of wasted messages in TwitterLand. People can posted the dumbest stuff – “Just got a cup of coffee!”, “Can’t believe it’s Monday!” and so on. WHO CARES?! Then you have the sharks – “I make $2,600 a day on Google adsense – find out how!” – the get-rich-quick guys. And it seems some people just follow ANYONE in the hopes that those people will follow them back, building their following number. ...

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