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Wooden vases : The making of #1: Wooden vases : the making of part II

07-04-2012 05:40 PM by Diggerjacks | 3 comments »

Hello Here my part II of the making of For the part I : http://lumberjocks.com/Diggerjacks/blog/30798 Sorry I haven’t use the series1—I note the four pieces of wood : 1 to 4 2—I put them on the lathe 3—I turn the piece You must not turn on the left on the line !!! 4—I turn all the piece 5—I make some lines to visualized the project 6—To begin I turn on the right 7—At this step I have an ide...

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Shop & Tool Growing Pains #1: New House, No Tools

10-23-2012 04:19 PM by pendledad | 3 comments »

This blog is aimed at documenting my thought process about this hobby and I hope it can server as a guide to newcomers looking for help. Let me give you the background … We lived in Charlotte, NC for 6 years. We had my son, and were pregnant with my daughter when the neighborhood “turned”. Driveby shooting, armed home invasions, police helicopters, etc… Needless to say, we decided to move back home. We’re both from New England, so coming back was good f...

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Sanding Canister Vac Improvements

12-30-2012 09:23 PM by Brad_Nailor | 3 comments »

Lately I have been seeing a lot of work benches fitted with these fancy arm supports for sanding dust collection vac hose..Like this Festool setup .I use a canister vac to do dust collection for a bunch of my “hand” tools ( R/O sanding, biscuit joining, pocket screwing, belt sanding) and have a system of fittings so they all connect to the vac easily. I was thinking of copying the Festool rig and making it out of PVC, but as I stood there in my shop ..staring blankly at the wall.....

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Musical Instruments Restoration #7: VIOLIN JIG - The CLAMP for bending

07-06-2013 03:45 PM by BertFlores58 | 3 comments »

This is the progress for the previous blog I made. Just look at the pictures. The long bolts are pedestals and pins for the clamps. I used the 3 holes to make it standing. It started from a flat steel bar drilled with three holes. Then bended squarely on both ends just enough to be away so that it will accomodate the small ebony piece that will be the push block. A push bolt with a knob was taken from the locking screw of scrapped pedestal. The nut should have been welded ...

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Champion Blower and Forge 102 Post Drill Rehab #2: Removing Parts

09-09-2013 02:24 PM by CarterR | 3 comments »

I have dismantled the drill to the best of my ability. Due to cost reasons, I am going to use Evapo-Rust for the smaller parts. I will try “The Works” toilet bowl cleaner which has been mentioned by Chris Schwarz and Wood Talk Online. I am curious to see how “The Works”, works, since I have never tried it. Evapo- Rust is great and always works well, but getting enough to soak a huge part is too expensive. Maybe I should make a video to show how or how not ...

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portable handheld mortising jig "build blog" #7: finalizing front fence and start on clamping system

10-22-2013 05:08 PM by hobby1 | 3 comments »

A couple hours more in the last couple of evenings, Here is where I left off at after the last machining session, I was able to get some slots machined for and adjustable depth positioning fence, this allows me to adjust the depth of where to cut the mortise in the edge of a board, for example, set it 3/8” off of center to put a mortise in the edge of a 3/4” thick board ect… Now, I’m now finishing up the details on this project, so I drew up a punch list, to sta...

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Bowl Making! - Showing off some of our new toys in action!! #9: TBD - Masterpiece or Disaster?

01-07-2014 04:24 PM by Eric M. Saperstein | 3 comments »

This blank came from the walnut tree we picked up over the summer – a storm fall from I think Irene that was a standing dead tree, then laying dead for a couple years. I sliced out this triple trunk section figuring it would make a nice bowl. It’s been sitting for a while, now has some spalt in it – we’ll see how deep. I decided to spin today – IDK 40lbs maybe? I had tried it on the delta and it was too heavy and shook the machine. This PowerMatic 3520B –...

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Becoming a Galoot #3: Finally Apart

01-24-2014 01:29 AM by scruboak51 | 3 comments »

After getting a nice deep and clean line to follow, I decided to stand this log on end to finish the cut. This was the most challenging aspect of the whole thing; as it’s got to be a good 250+ pounds (113 kilo’s) of deadweight. I resorting to using the car jack and some wood blocks to get one end as high off the ground as possible; then I use good old fashion muscle. Once upright, I walked it over to a support beam and threw some clamps on the help hold things steady. ...

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Drift Redwood Bench Build #3: Sanding Purgatory

02-09-2014 02:06 AM by scruboak51 | 3 comments »

I used to really enjoy sanding. Give me a nice big flat surface, some headphones perhaps a beer or two (or three; I’m Irish) and I could sand uninterrupted for hours. With this project, I have met my match. Those irregular surfaces are just brutal… as was the wood itself. Not only did I meet my match, but so did my sander. The velcro pad is pretty well toast (2nd one) I blew a hole through the dust collection bag and the bearings are starting to go as it sounds like a combi...

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Interactive Design

09-15-2007 10:31 PM by Chris Davis | 3 comments »

For the most part the design process is left to me on the furniture I build. The customer just gives me a general idea and I go with it. There is the occasion that the customer would like or needs to have their hand in the designing process. Case in point, I have a Murphy wall bed customer that ordered my Euro Murphy bed. They wanted to change it up a little by adding a few extra rectangle blocks. She had an idea of what she wanted and thought it look good on paper. After tempora...

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