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Baby Crib #2: Measure, cut, repeat as necessary

03-08-2010 04:11 AM by MDeSchepper | 3 comments »

All I can say is I love Spring. It’s about time the warm weather entered KC. It allowed me to get some more work accomplished with my son’s crib. He is expected to join the family in June so I still have 3 months to get this finished, but I am very motivated to finish soon. The legs have been cut out, sanded down and the edges have been rounded over with a 1/8” round over bit. I have also started cutting out the slats for what will be the foot board and the bottom...

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Why did I choose the nickname Jawhorse?

03-30-2010 08:41 PM by Mark Whitsitt | 3 comments »

Well, strictly speaking, it was an accident, but I decided to keep it anyway. All of the good names are already taken, and I’m really no good at generating clever and creative nicknames. So, I was looking at a couple of pictures to upload to a Project page, and I saw my new Jawhorse in one of the pics. I wondered if that name was taken, and obviously, it wasn’t. So, not the optimal name, but fitting and one I can get used to. Here is my new Jawhorse used as a miter saw stan...

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Hocking Valley Corn Sheller Restoration #1: Before Pics

05-10-2010 09:18 PM by wdkits1 | 3 comments »

Hi everyoneAs most of you know I love scrolling and creating intarsia but in order to keep the doors open at midlothian woodworks I also do custom woodworking , furniture repair and restoration work. so here are a few photos of my newest restoration project.These are the “before ” pics of a Hocking Valley corn sheller(circa 1900) that I have been commissioned to rebuild and make functional.I will be using quarter-sawn white oak for the wood. Should be a fun project. Legs have b...

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Around The Coffeepot Ramblings #5: A Good Day, For Me Anyway

08-28-2010 05:22 AM by William | 3 comments »

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New "HOW TO" content on Tommy MacDonald's Website

11-21-2010 06:26 PM by FlWoodRat | 3 comments »

Tommy MacDonald has expanded the FREE content area on his website to provide more “How To” information. There are some cool projects and many helpful tips that might be of use to all of us. You can check it out at the link shown down below. Here’s the link to the HOW TO area: http://www.thomasjmacdonald.com/content/howto/ While you are there browse the rest of the site and check out some of the outstanding woodworking being done. As you probably already know, some of our fellow LJ...

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Table Saw Rebuild #4: Adding A Mobile Base to the TS.

04-24-2011 06:05 PM by Hersh | 3 comments »

Well here I go again adding additional improvements to the TS. Since I want the ability to move tools around the shop as needed I needed to add a mobile base. I came accross this design in “Shop Notes, Vol. 20, Issue 115. I like the way it works. It is easy to use and rolls around very nicely. At this point it has only one draw back. Until solve the sawdust collection promblem the sawdust falls directly down to the large plywood wings. Keep that in mind as you look at these pictu...

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bead sander

01-06-2012 04:56 AM by jeffl | 3 comments »

I liked the bead sander posted by Filinvested. And I came across a old blender that I considered using but it was too small . I had a old 1/2” shaft motor 1/2”x 2” pulley with one flat side -$6. 5” plywood circle Velcro from a craft store $10. A yard Found plastic bucket Found Pyrex lid that happened to fit my bucketI cut some foam to line the inside of the bucket and fill in the small gap between the plywood and bucket wall...

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My Toys #3: Millers Falls "Langdon Acme" Mitre Box

07-27-2012 06:42 PM by GMatheson | 3 comments »

This one doesn’t have a long story. I saw an add on Kijiji for a miter box, paid the man his $25 and took it home. I haven’t had time to do any restoration to it yet but the man who owned it took good care of it. Everything is square and the 29”x4” saw is nice and sharp so I can just use it as is until I find the time to clean it up.

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Story of My lathe

01-20-2013 12:03 PM by Woodworker_Collins | 3 comments »

you look at my old blog entrys you’ll see that my parents got my a draper mini lathe for christmas i had seen some reviews of it and theyre were pretty bad but i was still excited. Well on christmas morning i went straight to the shed to use it, i set it up exactly the way it was meant to be but staright away the tool rest just broke, it turned out it wasnt even made from steel so we got a replacement but when i started turning the motor wasn’t powerful enough to turn the wood...

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Router Lathe Duplicator #2: Build Part 1

08-01-2013 10:10 PM by AlexHarris | 3 comments »

Build part 1 of the lathe duplicator series.

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