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Revamping my Delta Contractor Saw #13: The Extension Table: The Edging

11-08-2010 10:56 PM by Mark Colan | 2 comments »

As previously reported, I created a heavy-duty extension table out of two slabs of 3/4” MDF laminated with micro-dot Formica. The next step is adding oak edging around 3 sides, both to protect the table and to provide a solid mounting to the fence and saw. I bought a piece of 1” thick red oak, already milled and ready to go. The extension table is currently 1-5/8” thick, so I cut strips 1×1-3/4” for the length and width of the table. Lots of Mistakes I&...

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DragonFly Harp #2: Progress in Design

12-30-2010 05:27 AM by Donna Menke | 2 comments »

12-29-2010Worked most of the afternoon on the harp mock-up in builder’s insulation foam board. We have a lot of this material left over from when we built the house over 25 years ago. It is 1” thick so it will work out well. I have made projects with and without mock-ups and those with the model always work out better. I even made one of this house before building it!Here the plans have been transferred to the board and I’ve discovered that some of the stresses on the pillar...

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Caught in the headlights

02-22-2011 03:20 PM by wdkits1 | 2 comments »

Hi everyoneWell it’s been awhile since I’ve done a new Intarsia piece (or any scrolling for that matter) but with the warmer weather here in Va. it’s time to get back in the shop and get creative. Here are a couple of pics of my newest creation to be. It will be titled “Caught in the Headlights” and will be my first night time scene. I’ve been wanting to do this for quite awhile.I will be combining parts of these three photos to depict a rather humorous set...

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Shop Notes #1: A Perfect Shop or a Perfect Perspective?

05-06-2011 05:18 PM by Dave Pearce | 2 comments »

6 years ago, when my interest in woodworking began to peak again, I realized the last time I had done a serious woodworking project was almost 20 years prior. Back then, we had high school woodshop classes with well defined goals and projects and a lot of machinery at our fingertips. But the years had gone by and many of those shop lessons had faded or were forgotten altogether. I barely remembered the basic safety instructions that had been hammered into our heads. I really didn’t k...

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Muppets do woodwork #2: Recovering from yesterday

07-10-2011 09:03 PM by KnickKnack | 2 comments »

Yesterday saw us (that’s me, really) with a bit of resawn Jatoba. I say resawn – it actually looks more like someone took an axe to it and did a bad job.I consider putting that stuff in the scraps pile and starting over. But then I figure I can always do that later – nowt to be lost by actually trying to salvage what went wrong and get the a couple of pieces I want. I decide to try a similar technique to what I used to make the angled wedge cuts – to attach “f...

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Workshop Development #35: The library is done!

11-22-2011 06:33 AM by dbhost | 2 comments »

I posted a project up on it, but since the recent projects change, they no longer come up in chronological order… Oh well… That’s okay. Take a peek at my project page It’s just a simple box with a couple of dividers, a cleat and a spacer to hold it to the wall, and plenty of paint to keep it from making the shop feel more crowded. One thing I was VERY concerned about was the mortiser handle, which thankfully clears no problem...

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09-27-2012 07:22 PM by WoodGoddess | 2 comments »

I have begun to not only appreciate wood but the art of working with it. Because of that I find myself very attracted to the intricacies of it. It’s no longer a piece of wood to me…each piece of wood has become an art piece that is delicately given to us on a daily basis. I’d like to begin a series of this interest and would love feedback and discussions surrounding it! You love wood enough to make a hobby of it…right? Fabulous! However, it is important to learn some simple wood mois...

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Another fun restoration project #2: Let's do some woodworking

10-15-2012 04:16 PM by wdkits1 | 2 comments »

This cornsheller project was a little easier to do than the last one mainly because I actually had all of the wooden components in tact to get the measurements from. The parts for the frame are all made from white oak and measure 1 3/4” x 2 1/4. Once I cut all of the sections to rough length I jointed, cut to width and planed everything to the proper sizes. The first step was to turn the 2 little handles on the lathe.The frame is is held together with mortice and tenon joinery so I se...

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A very merry Christmas early to all lumberjocks

12-21-2012 04:22 PM by jacob34 | 2 comments »

I wish a very merry Christmas to all Lumberjock out there. I found this site as I started my woodworking journey, it has been a godsend giving me help when needed, encouragement on projects and showing me projects that I aspire to build. I did also develop a hand plane addiction (it honestly bothers my wife more than me), which has blossomed into therapy worthy thank you Don. I hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable Christmas and New Year.

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Drawknife from a file #3: general assembly

03-16-2013 06:22 PM by RobynHoodridge | 2 comments »

With the blade form created (see the previous installment of this series); and the handles planned (see the installment before that), i set about adding handles and creating, essentially, a functional drawknife....Three millimeter thick, 20 mm wide, mild steel flat-bar was bent into the shape informed by the prototype i had made in acrylic plastic. And these steel-strip-handles were riveted to the file-derived-blade..The rivets were brass machine-screws which i ground the thread off of to bri...

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