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Shop #1: The Table Saw Adventure

10-10-2011 05:47 PM by topcat | 2 comments »

After a weekend of cleaning up the shop, I decided to start with the rest of the arrangement. The workbench and table saw tune up. The workbench will be another “work in progress” project and, if I’m lucky, will have an overhead drum sander at one end . . . but, that’s another story. The table saw needs a whole lot of attention. It’s not the best model available, but the JTS-10DD has served my basic needs for about 7 years. It has survived an attempted abduction ...

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4x12 header or not

01-09-2013 09:39 AM by divepro | 2 comments »

My home is ranch style 32’ wide by 80’ long slab construction. rafter built 4×12 pitch with asfalt shingles, with 2×6 celing joist with 2×6 rafters, the builder used a stiff-back at 8’ center and the load bering wall is at 16’. i would like to remove the load berring wall between the kitchen and living room. if i were to do this what is my best course of action? i have been in construction for 20 years but im questing the ability for a 4×12x15’...

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Scroll Saw Forum #7: Scroll Saw Cutting for Beginners, Video Set

09-21-2013 07:08 PM by TripleB | 2 comments »

I just completed a set of two video’s to help out the newbies to scroll sawing. The video series includes a printable “Cutting Guide” that can be used for practice cutting and covers most of the different types of cuts that will be performed on a scroll saw. Part 1 goes over the basics of pattern application, wood preparation and some insight on how to drill straight holes as well as preventing tear out during the drilling process. I recommend that everyone watch the part on preventing tea...

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mis trabajos en madera

08-04-2014 11:43 AM by mauricio cruz | 2 comments »

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Current Project #9: Staining the Table

09-17-2014 11:38 PM by Dave Rutan | 2 comments »

I saved it. Does that count for anything? I’ve been having a bit of an adventure staining the table. Aside from not handing it to a professional I know what I did wrong, I tried staining the table. Does good plywood have a project side and a non-project side? I’m using maple plywood. When I made my cuts, I made it so that the plainer side was facing out. Apparently that was my first mistake. So, After I got everything cut, glued, screwed, sanded etc. I hesitated before ...

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My Source of Wood

07-05-2008 11:43 PM by wadestock | 2 comments »

There is a cabinet shop down the street from me. Actually this building just makes the door frames and crown molding. They are gracious enough to leave all their trimmings and mistakes on a dolly out by the road. It is quite popular with the local woodworking crowd. Most of it is maple and cherry. Some oak and poplar sneak in to. I probably have a pickup load that I’ve accumulated in the last year or so. Maybe you could talk your local cabinet shop into doing the same thing!

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Hand Planes #1: Groz planes, Plane and Simple

08-20-2008 05:49 PM by dsb1829 | 2 comments »

I have commented all over the net about Groz planes. I really think they are a good option to save some money. My set included a #4 smoother and a low angle block with adjustable throat. It was on sale for about $40-50 over at Woodcraft. Quality-wise they are comparable to a flee market or e-bay Stanley branded plane. I think the Stanley is a bit nicer, but it is definitely a buyer beware situation buying a 30-100 year old plane sight unseen (know what I mean Vern). With the Groz you ge...

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walnut lumber with sap

04-06-2009 11:53 PM by kineo | 2 comments »

Hi…I;m looking for walnut lumber with a “fair” amount of sap in it…I know most of us don’t like that …BUT with my process am looking for that and is really hard to find…thanks …kineowoodpottery….how I use sap can be seen on my projects…thanks much

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Lumber mills in CA

04-24-2009 07:29 AM by Davedust | 2 comments »

I’m looking for a lumber mill in the greater Sacramento area with rough sawn lumber especially local species. Any ideas?

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Barrister Book Case Tutorial #10: Building the Base

09-07-2009 02:34 PM by Scarcraig01 | 2 comments »

The project is coming right along, its really starting to take shape! I put the backs on, and built the bottom base this weekend. If anyone is interested in building a set, the plans came from I would offer to send the PDF of the plans to anyone that wants them but they’re on my old laptop that died. All I have is the paper set. If you decide to build them I hope the info in this blog helps. Nothing very interesting about the backs, the only thing worth mentio...

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