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Trailer do up #1: grinding rust of and painting the frame

12-30-2014 12:14 PM by Tom Howbridge | 2 comments »

The garage was a mess because my dad was working on his trailer so i thought i would do a video of thathe is replacing the wooden panel’s with new ply and is replacing the broken tail light on the trialer and giving the trailer a repaint in areas.

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I'm back...

01-14-2015 02:16 AM by Scott H. | 2 comments »

I have been away for a while but I have the fever once again! I sold my band saw and planer a while back, but will be getting a new band saw soon and a new planer will come in time. Just want to say it’s good to be back in the shop making some sawdust!

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Cookbook Stand #3: Cookbook Lip

02-08-2015 01:56 AM by edwood1975 | 2 comments »

The next part of my stand was something to actually hold the Ipad or cookbook….. I used a 2.5” wide x 9.25”long x .5” (thick) piece for the bottom part and in essence formed a “L” shape by completing the front by placing a 1.5” high piece in front. See below im making it sound complicated but its not.. I sued 1” panel pins and glue to keep the right angle… .. That’s it for the lip very easy!!!!!!

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Workbench #1: Vice Screws

03-01-2015 02:28 AM by kokayak | 2 comments »

Starting to work on the hardware for the Holtzapffel bench I am planing. Going to DIY my own wagon vice as I can’t afford the Benchcrafted Cadillac. Use Enco had a sale on Acme rod so I bought 3 3’ sections of 3/4” 6tpi acme rod, nuts and 3 hand screws. I only plan on using 12” sections of rod for the Moxon style twin screw and the wagon vice. The handwheels came without a hole bored in them so I drilled them out to 5/8” then used a grinder to take a short sectio...

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01-07-2007 07:03 PM by frank | 2 comments »

”Hand Hewn or Hand Planed” life is realized in the swinging, singing forward motion of the broadaxe as i am hand hewn//hand planed from the timber of my beginning…. And who would think today of the broadaxe and hand plane as being analogously likened together as producing a common wood dressing effect upon the wood. In my past days of experience as to the how shall I, of thinking through the project to the finish there was included in my thoughts the; hand pl...

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Ghost #3: Part III – Revenge of the Ghost

10-28-2008 12:09 AM by Zuki | 2 comments »

All good horror flicks come in threes . . . so the blog will end after the third instalment. I had DW sketch out a couple of eyes on the head of the ghost as my freehand for circles is shaky at best. I then broke out the plunge router and my newly purchased upcut spiral bit from Lee Valley (shameless plug for sponsor – wink wink) to gouge out the eyes. After blackening the ghost’s eyes it was on to the assembly and voila . . . I have a Ghost Sign. My creative j...

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Michigan Picnic

03-26-2009 02:56 PM by Rustic | 2 comments »

Alright Michigan Lumberjocks. I only have 2 responses so far. My 1st announcement a few months ago had about 12-14. Lets get moving on this. I am planning some fun things for us to do. If anyone wants to bring carving tools to show off your craft or teach us how to carve, that woul be awesome. The same could be said for scroll work. I will bring my Kreg Rocket pocket jig. Which I have used for the first time and I love it. So lets go go go. Looking forward to seeing a great turn out.

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Lamp - Shoji, midcentury modern - inspired #2: lumber!

05-01-2009 05:02 PM by AaronK | 2 comments »

I was kindly given this bit of lumber by Larry at “the wood store” just south of Morgantown. it came from a single ~6” wide board that was a bit warped. he planed it down a bit and cut it at the knots to make it easier to handle. I think i’ll use that piece on the right for the base, since it has some nice symmetric grain. The rest of it should be plenty for the lamp, since i calculated using about a board-ft for the rest of it. sweet.

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Boat building #1: In need of spiritual applicant with free plans

09-27-2009 06:08 PM by threehands | 2 comments »

Hello all. I am in need. A need to fill the void. The void is an empty spot. The empty spot in an area of the shop I haven’t seen in years. There actually is a floor under all that “junk” as the bride would say. (I say golden treasures.) But, what I need now is spiritual help and a set of free plans for a drift boat or dory. I know I can build one, just need the plans. Have looked and downloaded several but cant find ones concerning a Montana style. Those guys craft some s...

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Loft Bed (OP College Style) #1: Introduction...

10-30-2009 12:47 AM by VeganThug | 2 comments »

about a year ago, i moved into a dorm room sized studio. i immediately began conjuring up thoughts of a loft bed to give me more space to set up a small computer building area. i haven’t tried a wood project since middle school (i’m a world saver, not a carpenter), but having someone else do it is not in the budget, plus it could end up poorly done. the only thing worse than buying/making a cheap piece of junk is buying/making an expensive piece of junk. after searching for i...

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