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Walker Turner restoration #2: Slow going.....but will be worth it

03-17-2009 05:17 PM by MedicKen | 4 comments »

I have been slowly working on restoring the Walker Turner table saw. So far I have completely disassembled the saw and removed most of the rust from the smaller pieces. I originally thought it was only surface rust, but after getting into the saw it was more than I thought. Over all the saw is in good condition given its age. After doing some research and talking to the guys at owwm.com I have determined the saw was built in 1944 or ‘45. I have been using electrolysis to remove the rust...

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Jet JSG-6 Restoration #2: Sanding Disc and Table Installed

12-08-2009 07:48 AM by BlankMan | 4 comments »

Well, I didn’t get a lot of time to be in the workshop today but I did get the disc platen cleaned up and the sanding disc installed. I also cleaned up its cast iron table. It had a slight coat of rust from sitting in the garage and then when I used 409 and hot water to clean it. Got the rust off with TopSaver and then sprayed a coat of Top Cote on it. It’s as smooth as a baby’s bottom. Oh and I decided to replace the platen behind the belt due to it being dished in a bit...

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Workshop Build #25: Starting the Siding

09-08-2010 07:22 PM by ~Julie~ | 4 comments »

Finally the siding is going to be put on the workshop. We decided on vinyl so that there wouldn’t be a need for continuous upkeep such as painting or staining. The colour is called Weathered Wood and looked greyish with some green in it, in the store sample, but appears more grey/blue in reality. The first step is to put the corner pieces on (ours are white), and J trim around the doors: Then the bottom strips go on: The siding hooks to the bottom strips and fits between...

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Sycamore Finishing #1: Has anyone had experience dyeing QS sycamore

05-06-2011 02:48 PM by mrfixitri | 4 comments »

Has anyone had any experience using dyes (not stain) on quarter-sawn sycamore? I have some beautiful stock that I want to use in table tops. But with the wild grain and softness of the wood, I thought I’d ask before taking dye to wood. There’s been a bit of tearout which I guess I’m just going to have to accept. I typically like to use brightly-colored Transtints on my figured woods. I’ve had great results on curly maple, but was wondering if dyes would muck this up. ...

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Chain mortiser

05-18-2011 01:53 AM by Loren | 4 comments »

Here’s a chain mortiser I picked up recently. These things aren’t too common these days, except for timber framers who use portable ones that clamp to the beam you want to cut a mortise in. This is an older model stationary mortiser with a 2 HP 220 volt motor. It’s very powerful and can hog out these through mortises in a 2×4 in about 20 seconds. The mortise this mortiser cuts is too long for cabinet doors, but it will work well for full-sized doors and for heav...

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Creative Woodworking #18: Wooden Mechanic's Light

11-08-2011 07:10 AM by dakremer | 4 comments »

how cool is this? Its a Wooden Mechanic’s Light made by Studio248 (click their name to go to their website)

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Wedding Mirror Frame

03-05-2012 07:45 AM by justoneofme | 4 comments »

Hi There Lumberjock Friends! At long last, I’m posting from the very start what I hope will be of interest to you all … a very special Intarsia project that has to be completed in time for our daughter’s wedding in August. The design for this mirror frame was completed before the Xmas rush of having our grandkids come into my workshop to work upon their annual Xmas gift making. Then right into the new year, Bill and I were off on a 7 week road trip down south. Now ...

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Recycled Wood Project #1: Milling and Gluing

05-12-2012 12:27 PM by SirFatty | 4 comments »

I rececently changed the configuration of my son’s loft bed (that I had previously built). He no longer wanted to be 5’ off the ground, so we lowered it. The result was a lot of leftover 2x material, and most of it had holes for the bolts that held it all together. Instead of scrapping it, I decided to rip it in 7/8” strips and edge glue them into panels. Here’s the milled down 2×4’s and 2×6’s Next, the strips spent some quality t...

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How To Make An Adirondack Chair Part One

08-09-2012 08:04 PM by RussellAP | 4 comments »

The following took 4 hours including a trip to Lowes to get the wood. I start out by cutting out my lower back brace and legs. The lower back brace will need to have the curved side cut at a 7 degree angle on the band saw. Then cut my 1×2’s into lengths of 23 inches. You need about 10 because the seat is roomy. Then make a frame. Be sure to get the frame as square as you can. I usually consider it square when the seat slat and the lower back brace measure the same distan...

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Scheppach cs55 / Woodstar Divar 55 Track Saw Review (festool alternative)

09-27-2012 03:51 PM by JordsWoodShop | 4 comments »

Since the first time I used a “festool ts 55″ track saw I knew I wanted one, it wasnt untill I found out the price of the tool that I decided it was going to have to wait or find an alternative.Being impatient I decided against waiting for a festool saw and started looking at other options, Makita’s sp6000kt was still too expensive to justify, just as the Bosch GKT55 and DeWalt DWK520k were. It wasnt until I discovered the Schappach CS55 (same as the Woodstar Divar 55) that I decided it wa...

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