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Let's Make Bandings of Wood Inlay #3: How to make Wood Inlay Bandings like the Buffard Freres of Paris

11-28-2010 06:32 PM by Bob Simmons | 3 comments »

“Never underestimate the power of a single thought.” Ender Ilkay…(1966 – ) Salesman and Friend When I first saw these beautiful bandings I felt the excitement and the desire to learn similar to what I first felt when serving my woodworking apprenticeship. Obviously, these patterns are so remarkably unique. I thought to myself that these are truly great designs of highly trained craftsman who took the craft of woodworking to a much higher level. The Buffard Frere...

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Roubo Cabinet #9: Framed Backpanel

05-25-2011 06:59 PM by Smitty_Cabinetshop | 3 comments »

I have a fully joined carcase with partitions for five drawers, but it’s only got two sides, a top and a bottom. ie: it needs a backside! Options I’ve thought about include a series of half-lap boards nailed into a rabbet at all four edges, and a floating frame and panel. Because one of these is necessarily more difficult to do than the other, you can likely guess which one I’ve chosen… I started work with material selection. For the frame I’ve used a pretty non-descript (re: crappy) piece...

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Things I have been doing. #2: Not feeling well

07-07-2011 03:04 PM by CherieLee | 3 comments »

Did a bit of cutting and wood prep yesterday, but a summer cold is trying to take hold and I have had much of a headache. So its chicken soup and whatever else I can find to take this bad taste from my mouth. A day of rest ya might say. Do not know if I will get much done.

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New project soon

11-17-2011 11:10 PM by Woodworker_Collins | 3 comments »

Ill be posting a new project soon its very simple u probably no of the the portable workbenchs black and decker but ive always been frustated with how small the the top of them are so ive decied to put an mdf top on and made it more effective and useful

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Decked Out Ridgid Model R4511 Table Saw #11: The Final Upgrades

01-01-2012 10:38 PM by Paul Stoops | 3 comments »

This blog chapter discusses the final upgrades I made to my Model R4511 tablesaw. Upgrading the Blade Insert As with most tablesaws, the stock blade insert is a metal die casting with a wide slot to accommodate both vertical and bevel cutting. However, the wide slot does not provide adequate support of the material, particularly when cross cutting. The lack of material support adjacent to the cut is especially noticeable when cross cutting hardwood plywood, which frequently has very thi...

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Shop Update #1: Numerous Projects

01-26-2012 07:19 AM by Lance | 3 comments »

I’ve been trying to knock out some projects on my list but it seems the list gets pushed aside for other projects. I was able to build my mom a lazy Susan for her distressed inks she uses scrap booking. Her project was suppose to be a one weekend build, with work and other things getting in the way it turned out being a 3 weekend project. My wife decided she wanted a jewelry cabinet mirror for our anniversary coming up in March so I made a stop by the lumber yard for some black ...

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Drill press table upgrade

02-07-2012 07:17 AM by thamar | 3 comments »

My project is to upgrade my drill press. Basically I want to accomplish 4 key things: a. Have a large work surface (24” x 36”) of a slippery type material (UMHW plastic)b. Build in a counterweight system to support the heavy tablec. Turn the direction of the table crank so that it cranks from the front and not the sided. have a system to fine tune the leveling of the table so that the drill is aligned as close to 90 degrees as possible. This is the sequence of pictures ...

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Building a drum/disc sander #5: Table assembly

04-06-2012 04:55 AM by WoodenSoldier | 3 comments »

Still working on the drum sander table. Coming along well, though I’ve broken a few taps and bits requiring me to scrap a couple of parts.So the table is two pieces of 3/4” MDF laminated together. I glued T-nuts into the sides to hold the side bars. One end of the table has a mechanism to adjust the tension on the conveyor belt. The side bars of the table are made from 3/8×1.5” aluminum bar stock. I machined the slot out using an end mill. The tension is a...

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #807: Doing the Math

09-04-2012 11:26 AM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 3 comments »

I must admit it isn’t one of my strong points. For as long as I remember, I really don’t like doing numbers. I suppose that I get by well enough. After all, I have made it through over half a century and done OK. But being a small business owner and watching the business grow means that it is no longer optional to stay on top of the figures and keep track of things along the way. After all, how can I make intelligent business decisions if I don’t have full and accurate...

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Workbench Build #8: Leg Vise Hardware Finished..

02-10-2013 07:16 PM by Airframer | 3 comments »

I spent the morning at the drill press working my way up 1/16” at a time from 1/4” up to 1” for the screw to feed through into the hand wheel. The larger the bit got the more difficult it became but if you go slow and don’t try to force the press it goes pretty smoothly. Make sure you have your pilot hole absolutely centered before you drill. Mine was oh so slightly off and it became very noticeable the larger the hole got and that took some doing to mill it close...

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