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Calculating angles on an X leg table

11-18-2017 06:06 AM by Woodknack | 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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Steam bent fishing net

02-10-2018 05:24 PM by TomGrin | 4 comments »

I use a PVC pipe for my steam box. I used to use a hot plate and a pressure cooker with a 3/4” hole drilled in the lid and a hose into the steam box. I found a wallpaper steamer at a yard sale and have set it up to steam into the PVC. I cut the strips into 1/8” x 6’ strips and steam them for four to six hours depending on the wood type. once I take them out of the steamer, I put them in the jig made out of plywood. I let the strips dry overnight. I cover the jig with ...

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Legacy Maverick 3x5 Gen. II #11: A project based on things I learned in Classes 1 and 2 . . .

03-22-2018 02:46 AM by copythat | 4 comments »

Of course this had to be one of my first five projects! I am a member of a couple CNC Facebook pages and someone posted an image of the EGA in the group’s files. I downloaded it into Aspire and went to work. I changed the size from small to not so small and then started assigning different bits to see how it would turn out. I opted for a V-Carve toolpath using a 1” – 90 degree V bit. It was a quick project at the computer and in the shop . . . but a lot of fun, nonetheles...

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Replacing the Belt And Knives On A Dewalt 735 Planer

03-28-2018 12:09 AM by wrenchhead | 4 comments »

In this video, I show how I changed the belt (the easy way) and replaced the knives on my Dewalt 735 wood planer.

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Violin Kit #2: Small step, end button installation

04-10-2018 12:24 AM by Dave Rutan | 4 comments »

I decided to start by simply drilling and reaming the hole for the end button of the fiddle and fitting it in place. jj Next up, the hard part, fitting the neck.

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Bath Stool #8: Rounding and learning

05-07-2018 04:35 PM by Diego Cassels | 4 comments »

Tusk through tenon!! The name is common but its the first for me. I scratch a line to have a reference to drill, then squared it with a chisel. The key was made with the same wood, “quebracho colorado”. Hard to fit but the en result looked good to me! Then I ronded the seat corners with a router and lots of sanding. LOTS!!! I had to do a dry test, the photos don`t do it justice! Here you have a closeup of the tusked tenon. Well a touch there and another over t...

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Really Getting Into It...

05-15-2007 03:39 AM by RobH | 4 comments »

The drill bits are finally getting organized and inventoried. I have started working on the layout of the four drawer cabinet that I built for under the drill press. The main purpose for this cabinet was to orgainze all of the wood borng tools that I have. I had started loosing drill bits and other tools that I knew I had. I finally convinced myself that I did not have the bit in the first place. Now that I have started orgainizing things, I have found several duplicate bits. Oh well, f...

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I'm still around and busy

10-24-2007 02:01 AM by Greg3G | 4 comments »

Hello fellow LJ’ers… Sorry I haven’t had time to post much in the past few months. After finally finishing my physical theropy and getting back in the shop, I am busier than ever. My day job as a Sr. Proposal Manager with Verizon Business has really picked up as we near the end of the year (thats the normal cycle of things.) On top of that, I stuck my foot in my mouth recently and now have an additional customer, the doctor who repaired my shoulder. On my final visit, he ...

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Bass / Guitar Players pedalboard build #7: Pedal Board for bass done. Some mistakes, some success.

11-08-2015 08:10 AM by dbhost | 4 comments »

Well, I finished up the pedal board, more or less, and here it is in its matte black glory! Construction is 1/2” reclaimed plywood that was from Hurricane Ike wreckage (Still going through that stuff). It is butt jointed, glued, and screwed. The finish is matte black high temp barbecue paint (I had it, and I didn’t want gloss as this will be on stage so it needed to kind of hide…) It helps me arrange my cables to where I am not kicking them when I try to activate t...

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Rocking Chair Build - Due Oct 5 #6: Shaping the Back Braces

11-22-2015 09:18 PM by Marshall | 4 comments »

The back braces were made by cutting thin strips, “lams,” and then laminating them together on a form. Each back brace consists of four lams. The top and bottom lams are Walnut, the same as the rest of the chair. The middle two lams are quarter sawn ash which gives them strength and flexibility. The lams are just shy of 1/8” thick and were cut on the table saw. This operation is generally not something I’d consider doing on the table saw—as its pretty much...

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