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Jet cabinet saw re-hab #18: Wings mounted... ready for takeoff

04-01-2013 11:34 PM by Mainiac Matt | 3 comments »

I mounted and alligned the table today… I took a good long time using a combinatin square and feller gauges and got the blade parallel to the miter slot within ~.002” Then I put on the wings and found that both sides were “drooping” so I had to shim them to get them coplanar with the table. I used clamps and blocks to mount them flush and I’m very happy with the results. Next task was to square the blade to the table and check the arbor runout. I coul...

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LJ Woodworking Awards - Summer 2013 #2: Cast Your Votes!

08-02-2013 01:20 PM by Martin Sojka | 3 comments »

Awards entry period is over and we ended up with 22 entries in the ‘Bandsaw Box With A Twist’ category. Now it’s time to pick your top 5 list and cast your votes. Voting deadline is on August 7th at 3 PM CDT. Please note that if you submitted an Awards entry, you will not see your project listed on the voting page. (You are not allowed to vote for yourself.) So don’t panic – others can pick your entry without any problems. The results will be announced ...

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Building a Chevalet de Marqueterie #6: More jointing and merry mess making

12-11-2013 08:53 PM by JeremyPringle | 3 comments »

I only have a little bit of that slab left, just enough to make the rest of the larger parts of the chevy. I had to use my saw bench and a rip saw to cut them close to size. Then joint the faces and glue them together. The again, joint a face, and square everything up Once again… the shop becomes a hamster cage… But here is what I have so far.. the seat, main base and column Then the arm, guide support and the guide support cross member are all ready for joiner...

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Wooden Planes #1: The first one

04-13-2014 05:53 AM by Mark Kornell | 3 comments »

My first experience with handplanes were two 70’s era Stanleys (the block with a red lever cap, and a Handyman smoother) I “rescued” from a drawer in my dad’s garage three years ago. He had a brief flirtation with woodworking around the time I was 5, and the planes had obviously been unused since. The climate here is pretty dry, so there was only minor surface rust to deal with. I cleaned them up, worked on the soles a bit, and without really knowing what I was doing, turned the smoother into...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #1436: Ready to Cut

11-03-2014 12:29 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 3 comments »

I  had a wonderful, relaxing and productive day yesterday. Whatever was bothering me last week has certainly passed and I was on a good roll with drawing. While I drew the basic shapes on Saturday, I took the entire day yesterday to refine and detail things out.  I am now ready to get to the scroll saw. I am truly excited about this new set of ornaments. Each one was drawn with the utmost care. I believe each one will be a little 'masterpiece' in itself.  I had ...

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Sandblasted ready for sanding

02-10-2009 11:51 PM by Tim & Candy Hicks | 3 comments »

Well, we were invited to be a part of an “By Invitation Only” showroom. It is called Rocky Mountain Design center, located in Evergreen Colorado right of I-70. This is a 25,000sg ft showroom which features all high end lodge type home furnishing, from all of the U.S as well as Tibet, India and Europe. Needless to say this is suppose to be some of the best of the best and we are so thrilled to be a part of it. Anyway we will be renting a 400sq ft space to feature our work, the...

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Building my dream shop #7: Constant change

06-21-2010 08:57 PM by rep | 3 comments »

Well, we have decided to purchase a used mobile home and move out to the new property instead of waiting until the house is built. It will probably be 4-5 years before the house is complete, so the money spent on rent will cover a decent (temporary) mobile home. So we purchased a ‘89 single wide and have started getting things ready to move it in. Have to widen the drive way a bit, and work on expanding a right turn to back it into place. In a previous life, I climbed poles for the ...

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Timber Shows... #7: I need your help...

09-09-2010 02:13 PM by degoose | 3 comments »

As you know from one of my earlier posts I met up with Bob at the Canberra Timber and Working with Wood Show…The help I need is on Bob’s behalf…He posted recently about a trip he and his wife are taking and is asking for some advice….I am re-posting it here and I would appreciate any help you can give Bob…as a personal favour to me… “Hi all,My first post here but I’ve been lurking for years.Love this site and the format of the forum. The reason ...

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Simple Bed

10-17-2010 07:03 PM by DevilDogNurse | 3 comments »

This is a simple bed I just finished for my middle son. It’s the first time I’ve ever made a bed. It’s not perfect, but should be very functional. It’s made from 1×4 lumber grade cedar. I used a belt sander to smooth out the rough side of the lumber and a router with a round over bit to smooth out the edges. I’m in the process of coating it with three coats of polycrylic satin.

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Cleaning Saw Blades, etc

02-12-2011 08:54 PM by john200 | 3 comments »

First let me apologize if this is a repeat of someones earlier blog entry.I just wanted to let everyone else in on a secret for an easy and economical way to clean saw blades, router bits and etc.The product is called Al’s Totally Awesome, commonly referred to as Awesome. I get it at our local Dollar store for $1.00 and it is a 24oz. concentrated spray.I put my tooling in a container, spray on the concentrate, let set about a minute, clean with an old tooth brush and clean under the wa...

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