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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #1737: A New Series of Designs - Almost Ready!

05-30-2016 05:58 AM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 2 comments »

It seems like I haven't blogged forever. Even though I have only missed for a week, it feels like much more time has passed than that. It has been over six years since I began posting nearly every day, and breaking away from that routine has been difficult, but I feel for now it is necessary. We are going though many changes at this time. Keith and I have made the decision to move into a larger place and there is much preparation that needs to be done to make our move go smoothly. Fo...

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Delta 46-715 Lathe Repower #1: Delta Lathe Repower

05-30-2016 05:51 AM by Pete_LJ | 0 comments »

I have started on the repower of my Delta 46-715 lathe. I am replacing the reeves drive and original motor with 1hp treadmill motor with 8 rib pulley. So far I have disassembled the reeves drive, removed original motor, drilled out original safety shield bolt holes, and tapped safety cover bolt holes 1/4-20 threads.

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Funnies #3: Missing your favorite Pet?

05-30-2016 01:09 AM by robscastle | 8 comments »

I may have accidently sawn it in half today My son and I were making a potting table from a couple of old pallets We cut up bits and reinforced the pallet to hold the legs It was when we were cleaning up to my horror I found the remains of what looked like cat,which I must have accidently cut in half. I poked around it with my marking pen but sadly there was no response. A unusual end to the days work.

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Cedar Driveway Gate #6: Whats in an arc

05-29-2016 10:57 PM by WoodHoarder | 1 comment »

I’m gonna focus a bit on how I made the arc as it is a little more complicated than the rest of the process. To get the arc to the right proportion, I needed to laminate two pieces of wood. Here, I am laying out where the arc will fit using my template. I’m used biscuits for alignment and to hopefully protect against de-lamination. It’s important to lay out where the biscuits are so that they don’t show when the arc is cut. Biscuits are cut. ...

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Making a Tool Holder for the front of my Dutch Tool Chest

05-29-2016 09:20 PM by Marty Backe | 0 comments »

Here’s a little hand tool build where I make a tool holder for my new 6” double square, attached to the front of my Dutch Tool Chest.

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More working with Pine #8: back is done,some mortises chopped

05-29-2016 08:38 PM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

Got out the chisels, clamped a rail to the bench, and chopped awhile.. Made to match the tenon. Some of the tenons were a bit too fat. Thinned them down a bit, then marked the rail to fit. Depth was around 1” deep…..as each mortises was chopped and fitted, I kept marking them, to tell which end went which way. Test fits.. Once I got all the mortises chopped, got the clamps and glue out…..fight was on! The rail in the vise wasn’t so bad to do, it was t...

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Addendum to "Arty" my articulated friend

05-29-2016 07:48 PM by LittleBlackDuck | 3 comments »

This little blog is to supplement my project labelled ’Meet “Arty” my little articulated friend.’ which should have been or will be “projected” shortly. A brief word about the author…. I am currently chair ridden due to a sprained ankle so I can only channel my “talents” to typographic mistakes rather than woodworking ones and thereby inundate LJ with my verbal diarrhea. As the “Arty” project briefly discusses “nuts”, th...

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Shop Projects #3: Air compressor upgrade - drainage whip

05-29-2016 05:43 PM by William Shelley | 1 comment »

I’m sure draining an air compressor of any accumulated water is possibly one of the least-fun maintenance activities out there. I’m assuming also that most compressors have virtually no room to fit a bucket underneath the drainage port at the bottom of the tank, so you end up having to tilt the unit to drain, which means not all the water gets out. I used a short piece of air hose (4’), a pair of 3/8 barb x 1/4” NPT fittings, a 1/4 NPT x 1/4 NPT close elbow, and a s...

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"Behind the Sawdust" at Stumpy Nubs Woodworking Journal #1: Have a look at our two shops and how we do what we do!

05-29-2016 02:40 PM by StumpyNubs | 5 comments »

This special edition of “Behind the Sawdust” takes you behind the scenes (thus the name) of Stumpy Nubs Woodworking Journal. You’ll see how we design projects for the e-magazine, how we film the videos, and what we have going on in our two workshops as we prepare for the June issue. There’s also a light humor segment (a debate about the value of our fingers) and we highlight the work of a fellow Lumber Jock! View on YouTube Stumpy Nubs Woodworking Journal is publis...

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Pole barn advice

05-29-2016 11:43 AM by ALB | 2 comments »

Hi everyone and thanks for the add! I am planning on building a 28×48 pole barn with 16 ft sidewalls with 8/12 cathedral ceiling trusses 4ft oc and wanted to know if this sounds like a good price that I got from my contractor?This includes one man door ,16×9 insulated high-end overhead garage door, 2-inch foam board under 4 inches of 4500 psi concrete floor with fiberglass mixed in and the outside to be covered with Hardie board/OSB/Housewrap and 28 gauge metal roof, vinyl soffits. The price ...

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