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Grinder and Beltsander Setup Gauges

02-14-2018 06:59 AM by Kelly | 3 comments »

When you sharpen your own chisels and wood turning knives, you’ll find it necessary to set your grinder or sander support table to different angles for different tools. Of course, you’ll find it necessary to repeat the previously set angle, to avoid removing valuable steel from the tools, and to get consistent cuts. Setting up a tool rest of a grinder or belt sander to grind a specific angle presents a challenge because you can’t use triangle templates (see first photo), angl...

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More tools in the shop #1: New Larger Table Saw (Delta unisaw)

02-20-2018 08:15 PM by Plasmon360 | 3 comments »

This is my first time on lumberjocks and am new to woodworking. I converted my 2 car garage to a wood shop with basic woodworking power tools (bandsaw, planer, jointer, table saw, router and sander) that will help me with woodworking. I was not confident that I my continue woodworking as hobby so I never paid more than 150 dollars for a single used tool. Have been lucky so far in finding good deals. Among them is a Bt3000 Ryobi table saw that was given to me by someone for free who inherit...

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Spalters Inc. #12: Essential reading: upcoming book from the scientific authority!

10-28-2015 08:54 PM by Sodabowski | 3 comments »

Quick update since I’m short on spare time these days with all the work at the university. After several years of hard work from a passionate team, here comes the first ever book covering all the aspects of spalted wood (including a few scientific bits from yours truly) spanning from science to art (Krenov, anyone?). You can order your copy (or your significant other’s, if you’re in the hunt for the perfect gift) here! 870 pictures spanning across 288 pages, “...

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Honey Do List #3: Toybox in Progress - Finger out of commission

04-14-2008 02:31 PM by cpt_hammer | 3 comments »

Well, I’ve been working on my daughter’s toybox for the past couple of weeks. I have the base and the bookshelf top assembled and now I’m adding trim pieces to hide the plywood edges and assembling the toybox lids. However, this weekend, when I was attaching my Kreg pocket screw drill bit to the drill, I got my pinky between the bit and the sleeve (why was it still in the sleeve? Don’t ask). It took 4 1/2 hours in the ER at the local hospital to get 4 stitches, te...

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New Shop in the Raw #3: Much Needed Clamp Rack

11-28-2015 11:19 PM by builtinbkyn | 3 comments »

Today I took a break from working on the miter saw station. Only had a few hours to spend in the shop so I decided to knock out as much as I could on a wall-mounted clamp rack. My clamps have been residing on the lumber cart I built, but that does me no good when needing the cart to move in new sheet goods and lumber from my truck in the loading dock to the shop. So after viewing a few renditions done here on LJs, I had at it. It’s a quick and dirty solution, but it should serve t...

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Walnut slab leftovers? #1: What to do?

12-13-2015 02:53 AM by bandit571 | 3 comments »

Well, after that last project was done, I still had a chunk leftover.. Not the greatest looking, but maybe i can make…something out of it? tried a few tricks to use what tools i had, just to resaw the plank to two thinner boards… “Plan” was to run the circular saw down all four edges. Needed to joint this edge a bit. Set up a fence on the saw….and tried my luck.. Not the best cut I’ve ever done…the other edge was almost as good/badR...

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Life #4: Woodworking in Alabama

12-29-2015 03:15 AM by Ocelot | 3 comments »

Saturday afternoon 12/26/15 conditions in my non-climate-controlled shop. Temp 66 F with 79% Relative Humidity. I’d better make the joints tight under these conditions! -Paul

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Making a Game for $5.00 #2: Starting to Take Shape

12-19-2009 04:07 AM by Deela40 | 3 comments »

Last night I was able to get the box all ready to put together. I cut the sides and the base each at a 45-degree angle. I also cut the sides at 45-degrees on the ends where they fit together. I am kicking myself for cutting the base and the sides like that as I think it is going to be hard to glue together. Are there any techniques to make it easier? After I got all the pieces cut, I sanded everything down. Here is what the box will look like when put together. I also sto...

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Quick tool storage

02-08-2016 09:58 PM by Freakazoid | 3 comments »

Over the years I have become a repeat customer of Woodpeckers and their One Time Tools. Initially I thought that they were mostly one trick ponies, but as time progressed I ended up buying quite a few of them. Some of the tools come in their own storage cases, but many of the measuring tools do not. I ended up with an unorganized pile of nice tools that I would have to rummage through to find what I needed – if I put them away. Usually, they ended up somewhere on the work surface. ...

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Drum Sander speed control repair #2: PTL! It works!

03-11-2016 03:58 AM by lightweightladylefty | 3 comments »

I can’t express how thankful I am for all the help in getting my sander’s conveyor running again. Living in the middle of nowhere, I was unable to find a vendor for the bridge rectifier within an hour of here so I ordered one (actually two) from China for $.99 plus $1.98 shipping. We received them yesterday. My husband soldered one on the circuit board this morning; we reinstalled the speed control; and it runs like new. We’re both do-it-yourselfers who will try anyt...

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