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A journey into the workshop. #69: More shop organization. Hey, I have a FLOOR!

09-13-2010 06:04 PM by dbhost | 3 comments »

Yes, a silly thing to take notice of, but I have a floor under all that lumber, and whatnot… Now having said that, I have a LONG way to go before the useless junk is fully out of the shop, but the weekend did some some productivity. On Friday night, I had managed to get the lathe, and badly disorganized stack of sheet goods and sheet cutoffs moved away from the wall. The lumber rack was installed. Saturday daytime was shot to, well let’s just say it’s neither Heaven...

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SawStop Sliding CrossCut Table review #2: Table, fence, etc

04-23-2016 12:10 AM by mummykicks | 3 comments »

The table is an aluminum extrusion, and the auxiliary table is just another piece of the same extrusion, just shorter. It’s black anodized, but really should have been hard anodized as it scratches all too easily. A common theme I’m discovering is that Sawstop weighted form over function with this design. Hard anodize, or perhaps even teflon impregnated hard anodize (the stuff they put on aluminum cookware to make it non-stick) would have been far superior. Adjusting the fence ...

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From cluttered garage to organized (hopefully) wood shop!! #3: Making progress... part 2!

05-23-2016 10:45 PM by PeterDominic1983 | 3 comments »

Making progress!! Got tons done today… have several 50 gallon drums full of trash, as well as several contractor bags … accumulating a ridiculous amount of empty cardboard boxes, as well as lots of empty containers, rubber maids, hampers, orange wawa crates, etc… Just wanted to add something cool that I found while cleaning… Came upon this little ‘gem’: Anyway soooo tired. So much stuff… I just want to build things out of wo...

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Segmented vase #5: Finished turning the outside

05-28-2016 04:06 AM by Julian | 3 comments »

It’s been a few days since I worked on this vase. Today I sanded the inside and then glued the two halves together. When the glue set, I finished turning the outside. Still need to turn (enlarge) the hole on the top. This project was turned almost entirely with my 1/2” bowl gouge. I had some trouble using this tool at first, but with practice I now enjoy how it cuts. The figured maple really looks nice.

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #278: Still Crunching

03-08-2011 03:14 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 3 comments »

Today’s post will probably be a bit shorter than usual. It certainly isn’t very exciting. I spent pretty much the entire day yesterday working on my business and getting everything ready for my accountant. Actually it isn’t as bad as it seems. Just time consuming. I do have everything in one place, and it is only a matter of me categorizing everything and getting the figures in the right place. It is more sorting than anything. As I looked in my accordion folder wh...

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DIY Table Saw Router Extension Wing #3: Finally getting somewhere- lift installed

06-10-2016 11:32 PM by Mike_D_S | 3 comments »

So it’s been a while, but I finally got my other router table sold and bought the new Jessem Mast-R-Lift II lift. It came in a few days ago and I got it mounted in the table. I started by cutting out a template for the router lift cut out. I cut four plywood strips about 3” wide about 15 inches long. Then I put the router lift on the top of the MDF board and square it up, then I put the strips up against the side of the lift letting one end butt up against the board to the l...

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Mulberry Score!

04-03-2011 01:54 AM by kansas | 3 comments »

I got a free mulberry log from a friend a work. It didn’t look so beautiful, several limbs and a large split on the big end. I let it sit in the yard 4 months. Today I took it to a guy in a town nearby and had it cut. The cost to cut was $85 and it looks like it may have been worth it. I got it stickered this afternoon but had to post a few pictures. It’s very yellow but what I’ve read says it will turn dark brown with sunlight exposure. It’s also claimed t...

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Right tools for the job.

04-29-2011 11:41 PM by Luke | 3 comments »

I recently completed a built-in entertainment center in my home that quickly turned into a huge project. When I started, I hadn’t done much in the woodworking field since building some NYW bookshelves a few years prior.At the beginning of my project I had a benchtop model Ryobi table saw with the stock blade, a skill saw with a $3 HF blade, and a Bosch 1617 router kit. The agony of building that entertainment center, and it taking 3 months to do, lead me to acquire some shall we s...

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52 Weeks #20: The hands of Masters

05-23-2011 03:58 AM by clieb91 | 3 comments »

First off let me just say I am happily still working on my sign project, as is my daughter but since I really should have thought harder about my daughter’s sign we have changed direction and now I have a few more letters to cut out. Oh well. In the meantime, I would like to relate a slightly different tale. It has been my pleasure of the past year to watch a number of true craftsmen at work. The dedication of the Korean Bell Garden Pavilion at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens was last w...

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Kill the Treble #9: Prior Planning...

04-02-2012 12:09 PM by thebenchroom | 3 comments »

Here in the South we have a saying about Prior Planning, and what will happen if you don’t do it. The Bass that initiated the creation of this blog is shelved. Forever. This entire project so far has been filled with lessons on patience and how to elevate and adhere to highest standard as a craftsman I’ve ever been. The flaw in the walnut bass began with the book match. The neck pocket should center on the seam of the book match. While this wouldn’t hinder the function, it’s aesthetically...

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