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Thinnest Shaving I've Seen

08-31-2015 01:13 PM by PSUmike | 1 comment »

I came across this gif on the interweb this morning and had to share it with everyone. This is just an insanely thin shaving. http://i.imgur.com/BUpsUAF.gifv

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Wood Worker's Co-Op

08-31-2015 12:18 PM by Boards48 | 0 comments »

Spaces range from 1000/sf and up. Rents starting at $1000 a month. You will have use of commercial shop planers, surface sanders and stroke sanders. Must have your own insurance and additional tools.We will market and sub work to you.973.650.0032 Ask for Steve

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1613: Videos

08-31-2015 12:03 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 0 comments »

I truly believe that I am very fortunate to live in a time when we have so many opportunities available to us via our computers. Not only does it allow us exposure to parts of the world that we may never be able to see, but it also is a great resource for learning new skills in ways we never thought possible. Last year, I was invited to teach a class in the program "Art Play Date 2015" which was organized by a wonderful teacher (and my friend) Kelly Hoernig. Kelly came up with ...

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Jewelry box #1: Part 2

08-31-2015 10:10 AM by Kiwib0y | 0 comments »

Due to poor weather I had a chance to machine the lid for the box. Once again the saw was put to use to scallop the outer edges of the top curving up to leave a flat area on top.The box measures 300mm long x 200mm wide and 150mm high.Now I have the box size finalised I can start working the veneer and designs of the marquetry.This is the design for the top.This is the first time I have used a scroll saw to cut a packet of veneers.the ground is American walnut with Tawa (unsure).I have used a ...

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Learning my tools #1: Storage Shelves

08-31-2015 04:33 AM by The__Dude | 0 comments »

Decided to work with my new tools for a simple project.Storage shelves to organize my future wood area. I decided to use my new table saw and ripped rhe pine square.Never used a dado blade, so I cut the front pibe to hide the plywood edge. I used my Kreg jig to pocket hole to keep the front pine clean.

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Turned Storage Container

08-31-2015 12:34 AM by terryR | 13 comments »

Here’s a fun project; a storage container for my wife turned on the lathe. I don’t have good hollowing tools, so digging out chips from wood deeper than 2” forces me to use my chisels in an unsupported way. That results in unexpected catches, and isn’t much fun at all. However, using segmented methods, I can potentially turn vessels as deep as 17”! (the realistic span on my midi-lathe) The key points to this method are:-using multiple layers to achieve ve...

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Musing of an Old Geezer #3: How the Germ of a Little Idea Becomes an Entire Fleet of Little Boats!

08-30-2015 10:49 PM by GnarlyErik | 6 comments »

My daughter asked recently if I recalled the little ‘Note-In-A-Bottle’ ship I made for her when she was about seven. Like I could ever forget how thrilled she was when we actually heard back from it! It was a little ‘ship’ about a foot long rigged with a weighted keel underneath to keep it upright and a mast with a small sail to move it along with the wind. We mounted a plastic medicine bottle on top with her handwritten note inside. It was placed in the ocean off s...

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Estate Sale Finds #4: A good day.

08-30-2015 08:40 PM by Jeff | 2 comments »

Here are my finds for last week:2 – Irwin screwdrivers3 – Stanley No. 60 chiselsVaughan ball pein hammerVaughan soft face hammerWilton 4” viseAnd the coolest thing was the putty knife/spatula made by the Ontario Knife Company. It is very well made with a dovetailed walnut handle. I really like the old wood handled tools. They are fun to restore and make them look like new. And they work well. I got a great deal and everything you see was Made in America.

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Yet another workbench #4: Hardware 1

08-30-2015 05:41 PM by JonasB | 0 comments »

Screw assembly The face vise screw mechanism is all DIY. Here are the piece parts. The hand-wheel has been kicking around my basement for 15 years. I remember buying it on Ebay for a project I never completed. It was too nice to throw away, so it waited and waited until now to find a purpose. The acme screw and nut I picked up on Ebay more recently. I cut the screw to length and drilled the hole that holds the hand-wheel setscrew. I found a 5 inch brass plate 1/2 inch thick also on...

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Klein Solid Body Electric Travel Guitar #1: Planning and Roughing

08-30-2015 05:34 PM by Dave G | 0 comments »

My son is an accomplished jazz guitarist, having minored in music, playing every day several hours for 10+ years, and doing occasional jigs in NYC where he lives. I promised a hand-made personalized guitar for his graduation present. Now I’m going to make for him a Klein copy travel guitar. I found some plans online here by Eric Olds and here. I redrew them myself in sketchup because my son has certain specifications for the hardware that require laying out the neck/body conne...

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