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Shop facelift

10-26-2012 01:11 PM by RussellAP | 3 comments »

I’m excited this morning. I am going to spend the day reclaiming a wall in my shop which has been full of drywall and about 3’x10’ was unusable .I sold the remaining drywall and now all I have to do is remove some old wood and I have gained max 30 sq ft. This will give me a spot to install my DC and have it close to the tools that need it most. I have a shroud coming for my miter saw and the TS has it’s own dedicated shop vac. Abrinet abrasives for the ROS also cuts...

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Build a Tapering Jig

01-15-2013 03:21 AM by GarageWoodworks | 3 comments »

Check out the forum at GarageWoodworks!

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Making a Tool Handle... From Pipe!

01-09-2014 07:08 PM by woodshopmike | 3 comments »

Want a handle for your turning tools without the big price tag? I’ll show you how and have a bit of fun in the process! I was able to find all of the necessary components at my local Home Depot to make 2 handles. Interested? Here’s what you need to get going! Determination to save some greenbacksA tool for which to make the handle1/2” pipe nipple (I used 18” and 12” long pieces)A 1/2” cap for one end of your pipe… I mean handleTwo 1/4-20 set ...

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Turkey Foot Cane - attached to shaft

02-11-2014 05:32 PM by mpounders | 3 comments »

Here is the process I used to attach the carved turkey foot to a bark-on shaft. I am not sure what type of wood the shaft is, but I selected it for the interesting bark it has. I have used this type before and the bark stays attached and has interesting colors and textures. The trick is to make a nice transition between it and the carving, trying to make it flow, nut just a carving stuck on top of a stick. I used wooden dowels and Titebond glue to join the carving to the stick. After the glue...

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The ambitious workshop #1: Building a new workshop

02-12-2008 07:20 PM by bong | 3 comments »

This year I am building two workshops, one is total 1500sqft and the other is approx.30,000sqft.the small workshop i decided to establish as for small scale decorating facilities, right now I change all electrical wiring into 3phase, and will install brandnew machines,like 4’x10’ hot press, 7-combine machine, moulder,radial saw, surface and thichness, band saw, lathe, post and milling, veneer stitching and compressor. But biggest mix conventional machines and CNC automated machine...

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Getting back to the shop

10-31-2008 04:54 AM by Rustic | 3 comments »

Well, it has been a few days since I have been in the shop. My school work has bogged me down. I am planning on getting into the shop this weekend. As I need to start building a desk for our new library room in our house. Thanks to Tearan, I have some beautiful veneer to use for the desk top. Hey Tearan, I am going to use Maple for the frame and an MDF substrate. It is still in the planning stages. Not sure how I want to do the legs though. Any thoughts? It is going to be a 2 part desk that w...

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Sandpaper Organizer

03-11-2009 02:06 AM by sIKE | 3 comments »

One of the future follow on project from the Norms Miter Bench project was to build in a sand paper organizer into one of the drawers of the bench.In early February a fellow LJ KnotWright told me about a liquidation sale from the shutdown of a Dell production line. I bought a bunch of things but one of the jewels was a 2’x2’ bin for PC components on the assembly line. I looked at it, knew that it would fit in one of my drawers and immediately re-purposed it in my head. With all of...

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Laying out joinery

04-15-2009 12:25 AM by John | 3 comments »

Hello LJ’s. Both chair arms are out of the clamps. I like the white artist pencil I found for marking on darker woods. I started laying out the mortises on the legs and wrapping my brain around the whole project BEFORE I start cutting wood and screwing something up. I like to write in marker on areas that will be hidden by joinery so I’m not searching for a faint pencil mark. Here are the layouts for the mortises. I have been thinking of buying a bench top mortiser but IR...

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Building a Traditional Wooden Boat #10: Cutting Stem and Keel Rabbet

09-30-2009 04:44 AM by MattD | 3 comments »

This next part is cutting the rabbet into the Keel and Stem. The rabbet is a groove for planking to butt into. The rabbet must be accurately cut in order to form a tight seal. The rabbet for sunshine runs down both sides of the stem as shown and continues along the keel to the stern. Keel Rabbet Cutting the Rabbet in the Keel was relatively easy since I had already beveled the keelson from the lofted lines in the Stem and Knee - Part 2 section. To me, it seemed practical to try ...

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Garden Gate III #4: Use a part to cut a part

12-02-2009 07:09 AM by newTim | 3 comments »

Just like with the plumb cut it is easier and more accurate to use the bottom rail as a guide to cut the arch rail. Here I use the bottom rail as a support for the swing arm to cut the curve in the arch rail. I start by lining up the two stiles with the rails so they are parallel. I have already marked a centerpoint on the bottom rail and positioned it 30” or so from the top of the top rail. Since I’m using the Milescraft circle guide it is very easy to reposition the swing ar...

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