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Minimizing, De-Cluttering, and Simplifying The Workshop #6: How Much Wood Can A Wood-Chucker Chuck.....

02-20-2018 07:21 AM by handsawgeek | 1 comment »

About half. This week in the handsawgeek shop, it was time for thinning out the ol’ wood pile. And what a mess ‘twas.Donning my old leather work gloves, and cranking up some Joe Satriani on the stereo, I pulled out every single piece of stock I own, examined it, and placed it in either a ‘save’ or ‘pitch’ pile.It’s amazing how many old, twisted, nasty boards have found their way into the shop over the years. Most of it was dumpster-dove dimensiona...

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Butterfly Spline inlay on a Kanna Dai

02-19-2018 07:24 AM by Lemongrasspicker | 1 comment »

This is a repair that is often done when a Kanna has a split or check in the wood. Rather than simply filling it with epoxy and/or superglue, it is way better to use a mechanical connection to repair the crack and ensure that it doesn’t expand or get worse in the following years. View on YouTube The key for these (literally) is to make the spline as strong as possible, and to ensure that it stays put, it does need to be glued in place. The maker of this dai is a gentleman named J...

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Handy tools #1: Miter Jack

02-19-2018 05:38 AM by Dave Polaschek | 11 comments »

A few months ago, I bought a miter jack, thinking that I would need to be making some 45 degree miters for the upcoming box swap. Since then, I’ve changed my plans for what I’m going to build (I got better at dovetails, mostly) and might not be doing miters, but figured that I would play with my miter jack a little before I get started on the box construction for the swap. After all, who doesn’t enjoy a little procrastination? For those who aren’t familiar, a miter ...

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Stand Up Jewelry Box #11: Carcass is stained

02-19-2018 03:54 AM by cowboyup3371 | 0 comments »

Spent some time yesterday finally staining the carcass for the case. The mirror frame and door were done last night and I’ll get the main carcass stained this morning shortly. Temperatures are finally rising slowly so I hope to get the lacquer on the carcass by midweek and then begin assembly. I decided to stain before assembly as I think it’s much easier to get a cleaner look this way than had I tried to maneuver around the pieces going inside. I haven’t set a new del...

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Make a Zen Garden

02-18-2018 04:55 PM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 1 comment »

I made a Zen Garden. This is a fun and simple project I did with mostly handtools. Check it out and subscribe!

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Beginner Plane Restoration #6: Stanley No 5 1/2 type 16

02-18-2018 12:35 PM by bbasiaga | 1 comment »

Sometimes you want this: But all that’s in your wallet is this: So you buy this: And, with a bunch of sweat equity, turn it in to this: This is now the 3rd plane I’ve ‘restored’. As you can see, I don’t go full out. I still like them to look old and don’t mind if there is some (or a lot) of patina and missing paint. So why did I do this? The pictures above tell the story. I saw the LN 5 1/2 at their hand tool event. The...

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My Mini Split Install

02-18-2018 06:17 AM by YesHaveSome | 6 comments »

It got too cold in my shop this winter to rely on crappy wall/space heaters so I decided to install a Pioneer ductless mini split. I’ve seen lots of posts/questions/comments on here and other boards about mini splits so I figured I’d share my experience. View on YouTube

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Sauce's adventures in woodworking #3: Harbor freight clamp retrofit

02-18-2018 12:00 AM by SauceMan | 4 comments »

Hey, This one goes out to Paul Sellers… He says he uses cheapo clamps that he strengthens by adding a piece of wood inside to make them sturdier. So I bought 10 HF clamps for $130, and tried it for myself… Here you can see how easily these clamps bow and flex. In both cases I put very little pressure… So I cut some long pieces of wood and cut a slot into then for the protruding notches on the aluminum. I used oak and hard maple because I had scraps of bo...

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• Mystery Cabinet #4: I Love Dovetails -

02-17-2018 04:43 PM by Ron Aylor | 7 comments »

I Love Dovetails –  Being quite productive yesterday, getting the parts roughed out and the sides shaped, I was going to give this cabinet a rest until I got back from Alaska, but …  … it didn’t take to long to pack and besides the plane doesn’t take-off until tomorrow afternoon … so, I thought perhaps I’d take some time and cut a dovetail or two …  Two led to four, four led to twenty … once all the tails were cut, and I squared things up with the help of a squar...

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Hot Rod FORDS #11: Nearly Finished

02-16-2018 11:56 PM by crowie | 10 comments »

Nearly Finished!! The body and back are glued to the chassis. The radiator is glued in plus added stays. No windscreen/windshield as I’m sure it wouldn’t last the little boys play tests. The rear bumper bar is done, BUT I’m keep that surprize for until the final revival. So all the needs doing is the seats glued in place, the wheels glued into the chassis plus a little detailing before 3-4 coats of satin polyurethane clear…..

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