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The Coolidge Chronicles #16: Part 2 - Grizzly G4003G Gunsmith's metal lathe 12x36" 2HP - assembly

12-23-2013 04:52 AM by darthford | 3 comments »

In part 2 karma bites UPS Freight for pulling a no-show on me, I get this beast uncrated, inspected, make some leveling pads, shake a rattle can of hammered green paint, and heave this 1,000 lb hunk of iron up on the stands, here we go! KARMA I’m telling you!! This is a long funny story so here’s just the short version, the UPS Freight driver was about to take a sledge hammer to his lift gate. Let me put it this way with a 1,300 pound lathe on the lift gate it let loose on its ...

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Video: French Cleat Finishing Supply Rack + Free Plans

02-11-2014 02:25 PM by JSB | 3 comments »

Hello lumberjocks. I’m in the process of getting more organized with the use of a French cleat system in my shop. My latest addition is a finishing supply rack. It holds 32 cans of spray paint, 15 quart size cans, and some more finishing supplies. The benefit is that you can always see what you have at first glance. For those who are interested here is the video:

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Lee and Shelley's Wet Bar #7: Installation Day at Last

04-03-2014 03:24 AM by MT_Stringer | 3 comments »

Installation Day has come at last Here are a couple of pics before we started installing the cabinets. It was a plain wall with plumbing roughed in many years ago. After installing the two right cabinets, I took some measurements and cut an opening in the back of the sink base. I got a good fit. After installing it, the refrigerator was temporarily set in place. The left cabinet was then set in place. The cabinets have been leveled and screwed to the wall. The homeowner is or...

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Bench/stand for metal working lathe #6: Short stretchers and sanding

12-24-2014 04:27 AM by Mainiac Matt | 3 comments »

Decided to add short stretchers to cap the plywood shelf ends… Since these where an after thought, I just used pocket screws.. But joints look nice and tight after a little sanding… Thinking about over driving the screws and filling the holes after the finish is applied

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1509: Product Review - Makita BO3710 Finishing Sander

03-03-2015 01:45 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 3 comments »

It's sunny outside and looks to be a beautiful day. I can see the tops of the trees along the riverbank swaying in the breeze though, so I am certain that although it looks warm outside, it is a bit deceiving. As we work our way into March, I am thinking that it is more 'lion-like' than 'lamb-like' and that we will just have to have a bit more patience for milder weather. In all honesty, this winter has gone by very quickly. Perhaps the reason that I am not so annoyed with...

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Dust Collection #5: Conclusion

03-19-2015 06:51 PM by Notw | 3 comments »

So at this point you may be thinking, 3 out of the 4 of your blast gates seem to be really high and not very easy to get to. But I did a little bit of thinking, in the wee hours of the morning while most people are wasting their time sleeping and came up with an idea that works well for me. I originally wanted to do a really cool automated system like I saw at I like to make stuff ( but then I remembered I was poor and that was out of ...

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Revonoc 28" Restoration

06-07-2015 07:51 PM by Mambrax | 3 comments »

Over view of a Revonoc 28” Restoration. Got it a rummage sale for $20. probably paid to much, but i never saw a other one like that before.So step 1 : removing all part. Be-ward of dead bugs !!! As seen it was in rough shape. Most all those get wrap all possible way, which make them unusable. It’s very important to square them out before any think. Now a plane that size is almost impossible to sand for the normal man like me. The only way is that I personally can u...

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Craftsman - Stickley Projects #5: Three Steps Forward, At Least One Step Back

06-03-2007 02:43 AM by Paul | 3 comments »

I “completed” the carcases and installation of the drawer dividers on the “twins.” click for larger image Things were going so well, I guess I was feeling frisky and got ahead of myself. I installed the dividers before attaching the side drawer guides on the twin. But hey, I’m a pockethole “expert” now! So, I’ll just drill some pocketholes and attach the side drawer guides without taking the dividers back out. On number eight of 10 sid...

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Tool thoughts #7: Lumber Rack

09-01-2008 03:34 AM by NedB | 3 comments »

Looted my storage unit today. I had this pile of wood in there… plus just a bit more ‘shorts’ and ‘cutoffs’ but they’ll come home tomorrow. I had to clear out the rack just above the mitersaw, so I put up a couple more arms on the wall and moved the short stock over there. I won’t need to buy too much wood for awhile.. who am I kidding anyway? Mostly cherry, (middle section), plus some maple and butternut (bottom and top sections) ...

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Bookcase Challenge04 #4: NEARLY COMPLETE

10-31-2008 03:20 AM by lightweightladylefty | 3 comments »

As it seems with every project, there are always set-backs. I was nearly finished except for the bottom doors when I ran out of stain. The paint store that custom-mixed the stain is 35 miles away so I decided to experiment with dye. Well, not on the bookcase, but on my hair. Do you like the results? When I finally got the stain and finished the doors, I had only three hinges for the bottom doors. The top doors were made with an additional ¼” added to make the doors 1” thick wh...

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