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Dual Miter Saw station #3: Clamp extension and finishing

09-03-2016 12:57 AM by Tooch | 4 comments »

Accepting the fact that I was not going to finish the entire job before shool starts, I decided it was most important to get a few coats of finish on the main cavities before the kids come back to school on Tuesday. I started with the top, as that is the most important and will require at least 3 coats. I went with Minwax Special Walnut stain, which so happened to win “Tooch’s favorite stain of the year” from 2005-2012. As the stain was drying, I took some time to a...

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Fan Anemometer to Test Dust Collector

09-06-2016 06:08 PM by Redoak49 | 4 comments »

I have posted several threads that have detailed dust collector testing and along with effects of ducts and hoses. I borrowed the test equipment to do this as it is not cheap especially the digital thermal anemometer. Now that I have the performance curve for my system, I can use a simple homemade manometer to determine the static pressure and read from the graph for my system the approximate flow. As I read the comments and questions, it would be really nice if there were an easier way...

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Resawing Face-Off

06-26-2012 02:17 AM by Scott R. Turner | 4 comments »

I recently bought a plane blade and a marking knife from Japan Woodworker and almost on a whim bought a double-edged Japanese saw as well. I’ve since been using it regularly ever since and have basically given up on Western-style saws for my cutting needs. Recently I made a spill plan for my father-in-law. I bought an old skew rabbet plane off of Ebay, re-soled it (mostly to close up the mouth), and added a fence set for 3/4” stock. With the blade set for a medium-heavy cut ...

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Refinish a Table Top #1: Neighbor's Coffee Table

11-30-2016 07:03 AM by HappyHowie | 4 comments »

Martin called me. He is my neighbor. He asked how do you remove white rings on a coffee table. I said that I know white rings are easier to remove than dark or black rings. Let me look it up and I will send you a text with the answer. I found a YouTube video posted by Charles Neil. He proposed two methods for removing white rings. The first he did not demonstrate. It was using a cloth soaked with boiled linseed oil (he said thjs would be his only time he would recommend the use of BLO...

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Flowering Pear Logs

07-14-2013 11:32 PM by doubleDD | 4 comments »

A couple days ago a friend called me knowing I have a chainsaw and said a tree fell on their car and would I help. It was starting to get dark but off I went. On the way there I’m hoping the tree is something other than oak or pine or at least something not as common, you know what I mean. Anyway I get there and yes the car has a lot of damaged, the tree is all over it and we begin to cut it up. My first cut and I said what kind of tree is this? Flowering Pear he answered. OK Tha...

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Treasure Box - Series #2 - Post #3: 2nd Marquetry Panel Cut

07-31-2013 12:55 AM by Patricelejeune | 4 comments »

I just finished cutting the second inside panel for this treasure box series #2. This is for the inside of the lid. Some of the pieces are a bit small, I have a tendency to go to far… It is cut on the marquetry chevalet. The piece by piece process require to be precise The pieces are laid out in √©clat√© according to their final position I really like those detail pictures The 2 panels are done cutting, ready for shading in hot sand ...

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Millers Falls "Buck Rogers" planes trade circular

10-10-2013 12:27 PM by toolmike | 4 comments »

This trade circular came from the Millers Falls catalog #49, printed in 1949. The insert was added at a late stage to advertise the MF planes 709 and 714, which weren’t added to the catalog until the next iteration of catalog 49 circa 1952. Incidentally, the planes had a list price of $8.50 and $9.00 respectively in the price sheet that accompanied the catalog.The real price of $8.50 is $81.00 in 2013 terms. If anyone would like a super high resolution image of this poster, pleas...

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Workbench #5: So many tenons!

11-21-2013 03:29 AM by Philip | 4 comments »

Continuing our workbench journey, we have the base to construct. I wanted the base to be as large as possible to allow for plenty of storage space down the line… So now we start with the layout, and shown previously…we cut the tenon shoulders on the make-shift table saw. There are 20 TENONS AND MORTISES TO CUT! Whew, just had to get that out there… Here is a picture that shows the difference between pieces that have been planed with the smoother (vertical) and t...

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Ca. Coastal Live Oak

04-05-2017 09:00 PM by highlander33 | 4 comments »

I still have one more pour to do, there are a couple of small defects that I want to clean up , but this is after 2 on the top side (pictured), and I’ve also sealed the underside with a couple of coats of epoxy.I’ll eventually build some steel legs.

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Planer cleaning

04-29-2014 12:34 PM by recycle1943 | 4 comments »

Just a note about cleaning your planer. The rollers are of course very important, however the center table directly under the cutter head on my planer had a build up of something, probably sap. Previous cleanings included waxing etc but I never CLEANED the table. When I say cleaning, I mean taking a solvent and cleaning all of the residue off before applying wax.I found out that waxing residue on the center table gives a nice working condition for about 2 hours work then change blades an...

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