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A journey into the workshop. #89: Prepping stock for the mission ish dog kennel... My jointer is WAY too small...

03-25-2014 07:50 PM by dbhost | 3 comments »

I put up a post about this yesterday on my personal blog site at” A few years ago, I gues probably 4 years ago now, I came across a great deal on some farm harvested walnut from Craigslist. I think I paid less than $2.00 bd/ft for what he called 4/4, although according to my measure it is just over 5/4. The stuff has been sitting in my lumber rack waiting for a project. I am filling the cracks and securing loose knots / bark inclusions getting it ready to joint. However I am running...

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04-13-2014 02:43 PM by Pshi97 | 3 comments »

SO I saw a few jigs on youtube of homemade spindle sanders. They make them by using a hole saw and glue the pieces together forming a cylinder. I attempted to make one in class but I used a lathe instead of cutting out separate circles with a hole saw and gluing them together. It was off center so I plan on making a new one. The finished product is attached to a drill press. Has anyone ever made one of these and how good do they work?

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Disc sander

05-07-2017 05:43 PM by Dutchy | 3 comments »

Some have asked what disc sander I use. It is a big 50cm (20”) disc mounted on my lathe. It’s easy to mount and also easy to disasemble with two bolts. The speed regulation is done by a inverter. This inverter is 230V. The input is single phase but the output is 3 phase. The motor on the lathe is a 1.5 KW , 750 Upm. There is also a triple V belt transmission. The sanding disc can only be mounted when transmission is at it lowest. This means that the revolution of the disc is hal...

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Dining table inspired by the Greene & Greene Thorsen table #13: Final Table Edge Routing

05-29-2017 10:55 PM by TungOil | 3 comments »

With the table edges assembled, the next step is the final pattern routing of the outside profile. I route the final shape after the edges are assembled to be sure the ellipse is smooth and continuous. I start by leveling any minor misalignment between the edges with an 80 grit disk on the random orbit sander. The assembled table top is about 1/16” larger than the outside pattern to allow for the final shaping. I use a solid carbide spiral upcut bit to get the smoothest finis...

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Learning to Restore Saws #1: Taking stock of the haul

01-06-2015 06:06 AM by luckysawdust | 3 comments »

Two years back, I graduated from college, got a ‘grown up’ job, and finally had some very limited discretionary income to devote to hobbies. I wanted, more than anything, to get into woodworking. In polite company, I describe it as ‘therapeutic’—a productive and beautiful way to give my hands something to do after a full day of ‘knowledge work’. Among friends however… I let on that, to me at least, the smell of sawdust and shavings is darn near nar...

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Woodturning #3: Tools for woodturning - Purchased Rockler Full Size Carbide tools and Sorby SpindleMaster

02-04-2015 04:54 AM by DW833 | 3 comments »

I researched several lathe tools to use on the new lathe. I thought the carbide tipped tools would be great for a beginning turner. Reviews of these tools were mostly positive. The easy wood tools were my first choice. But do not have the budget for them. Shop made versions are popular and many LJers have made them. I started making plans to purchase materials to make my own. Since I haven’t worked with metal much, I was concerned about the end result if I made them. However,...

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PVC Dust Collection Blast Gate - self cleaning design with a detent feature

02-17-2015 05:23 PM by GlassImpressions | 3 comments »

I filmed the build on my YouTube Channel. Please check it out! Please like, share, and if you enjoyed the video subscribe! I recently added a Clearvue Cyclone dust collector to my shop. I plumbed it completely with 6” and 4” PVC piping. I needed a way to close off each branch to maximize the performance of the dust collector. Commercially available plastic blast gates are way to cheap and clog easily. The metal blast gates that solve this issue are p...

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Build a wooden wine display box!

02-20-2015 02:17 PM by GlassImpressions | 3 comments »

I filmed the build on my YouTube Channel. Please check it out! I was commissioned to build this frame and thought I would take you guys along for the ride. The build consists of poplar stock, glass, black vinyl decals, glue Primary construction method was domino reinforced miters. The glass was held in with a rabbit. If you have any more comments, questions or suggestions please leave them here or on YouTube. ETSY SHOP

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How to Work on a Door Without Help

03-26-2015 05:24 AM by hjt | 3 comments »

Doors are not easy to work on. If nothing else, they are heavy – especially wooden exterior doors! Below is a simple thing I made to hold the doors on its side so I can work on the hinges. Painting a door is never easy either. No matter how long you let the paint dry, when you turn it over to paint the other side, the first side always gets marked up on the saw horses. Here’s something I saw in a magazine. Put two screws in the top of the door and one in the bottom...

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Simple Pocket hole Miter saw station with the Best Fence system and wood storage on the back.

10-03-2015 01:15 AM by Schimmel | 3 comments »

I needed a miter saw station and wanted it to be good but simple. I need it to be mobile and have wood storage on the back. This is what I came up with. I can not say enough good stuff about the Best Fence by Fastcap. It is great. thanks for watching. View on YouTube

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