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Random Tips and Things I've learned #1: getting the exact measurements on a spindle using calipers.(turning)

03-01-2009 01:47 AM by ccpenco | 3 comments »

There was a project that i did once where i was making a matched set of 6 candle holders that had to be exactly the same. The problem was, i couldn’t seem to get all of the candle sticks the right width. They were always too small, because i would use the calipers to check the width and it would be too wide, so then i would sand it down more, but it always ended up a little smaller. I FOUND A SOLUTION!:) if you have some old calipers, lightly sharpen the calper tips so that the act as ...

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Murphy Bed Side Cabinets #8: Design Changes and Progress

07-11-2009 12:28 AM by Gene47 | 3 comments »

Well after a long absense from the shop, every now and then life gets in the way of what we really want to do, I got back in the shop and for about the 3rd or 4th time modified the design of the side cabinets. Originally I had planned on 3 drawers, one pull out writing desk type drawer, one open shelf and 2 upper shelves behind a door made from a very old leaded glass door. I did decide to make the drawers out of pre-finished and pre-cut plywood blanks and after purchasing the material ...

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miter saw dust collection

08-15-2009 01:30 AM by kosta | 3 comments »

Yo whats up everybody I was thinking about building like a dust shield for my miter saw because there is just so much dust that goes everywhere that its not even funny. Most people probably know what im talking about. I am thinking about using 3/4 plywood and I will probably use less then a 1/2 sheet but im not 100% sure on that. The problem is that the dust port is too big for my smaller shop vac and too small for my other shop vac. I have tried to attach a hose but it just didn’t work...

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Tips and Jigs for the Shop #4: Replacing the belt and pulleys on a Delta Contractors Saw

11-08-2009 12:23 AM by Jim Bertelson | 3 comments »

I am documenting the following only because I noted posts on the net requesting info on how to get the arbor nut off the Delta Contractors Saw. I am sure there are other ways to do this, but this was simple and worked. I am slowly upgrading my old Delta Contractors Saw. So I bought the In-Line machined pulleys and the Power Twist Plus 1/2” V-belt 4 foot package. In-Line could not supply the belt, so I bought it separately. It takes 3 & 1/2 feet (42”) of belt. I wondered ...

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thanks for welcomes

01-16-2010 09:53 PM by strick | 3 comments »

thanks to all of you who welcomed me to the site. It looks like a great place share ideas and enthusiasm. for some of us woodworking (&/or fishing-guitar playing-kayaking-camping, etc) is cheaper and more effective than the psychiatrist we might otherwise be hiring All the Best to all the Lumberjocks.

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Garage to Shop #1: Let there be light - and power

03-08-2010 12:58 AM by LeeG | 3 comments »

After getting married and moving into my wife’s house, I decided it was finally time for me to set up a decent shop. I had a decent amount of tools, but I wanted to finally get into woodworking in a serious way and build some quality furniture for our house. The garage was mine to do with as I pleased – with two conditions. First, all of the existing storage had to remain accessible. This basically took up most of the back wall, as well as the left wall. Second, my wife wan...

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Part 2 - The Bed is Finished #1: Some early pictures

03-30-2010 05:59 AM by davidroberts | 3 comments »

The title is a little misleading. The bed is actually refinished. This was a project 2 years in the making. A neighbor grew tired of her grandmothers bed set sitting on her back porch and offered it to me two summers ago. Her idea was I would refinish it for my then 13 year old daughter. It was made sometime before 1936 and is a nice old piece, well made and in need of some TLC. I jumped at the chance to hone my finishing/refinishing skills, since I don’t have any to speak of. Wh...

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In the beginning, there shall be a sawhorse. #1: Bought my lumber.

08-01-2010 04:53 AM by AnnaEA | 3 comments »

Hit the Busy Beaver today and bought all the lumber I need to make the 14 minute sawhorses. Right now it is all stacked up in Bill’s shed—tomorrow I will go over and use his table saw to cut all the lengths I need. It’s all pine, construction grade 2×4s. The guy in the lumber yard and I went through it all piece by piece picking out lengths that will be decent. Two of the pieces are really nice—I’ll use those for the I-beams, so that the tops wi...

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Tool Gloat

11-21-2010 06:58 AM by RJS | 3 comments »

I seem to be very fortunate in getting woodworking tools, they may be old to other people, but they are great to me. A friend of my DAD’s recently got a new table saw, he gave me his old 10” Craftsman, it is old and so much bigger and better that my 10” Tradesman from Lowes. I love it! It has already helped me to realize that the right tools make a big difference in your skill level. I then traded my junky table saw and a few other cheap hand tools that I have not used for y...

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Wisconsin and the midweset - Gathering info

04-10-2011 06:46 AM by RavinHeart | 3 comments »

Do you know of a guild or club in Wisconsin or the midwest ??? I woudl like to list as many as I can along with the meetings and contcat info … Thanks

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