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Router Table & Unit #2: Frame for Router Box

10-30-2014 02:26 PM by edwood1975 | 0 comments »

So I used 2×1 poplar to frame out where I will house the router.. I will be using 3/4 MDF .. That’s next I will need to custom cut the MDF to fit and I’m just praying that I put the frame pieces in the right place so support the MDF and that it also looks symmetrical as Dara’s where the drawers will be going on the sides

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Expressing Love Through Woodworking #3: You can giggle with me, but don't touch my tools.

10-30-2014 01:56 PM by nomercadies | 7 comments »

When I was a student teacher, the lead teacher came in one day sputtering about how ungrateful one of her neighbors was. She was sure it was going to be a deal breaker as far as neighborhood friendships were concerned. It was going to be the finish to what had been a lovely little tradition that everyone looked forward to at the end of a work day. During the part of the day, when no one notices the sun is starting its decline and before most of the work-a-day people return to the neighbo...

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Ultimate CAD/CAM for DIY/Hobby/Professional and a GREAT Deal

10-30-2014 02:40 AM by Dirk Van Essendelft | 0 comments »

I’ve been searching for powerful CAD/CAM software that is affordable/free. I finally found it in Fusion 360 from Autodesk. They offer a full featured parametric 3D modeling software with integrated CAM. The integrated CAM makes the CAM parametric to the geometry as well. Currently, there is only a single product in the family which is free for personal/hobby use (yes legally). The full featured version is $300/year now. Come November 8, 2014, they will be offering a standard version ...

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Couple bargain planes rehabbed

10-30-2014 02:12 AM by MNclone | 0 comments »

Finished up a couple more planes. The first has become probably my favorite user already. This is a type 13 Stanley 5 1/2 that was purchased at a garage sale for $2. The original sweetheart iron was getting pretty short and the top is bent pretty good. I picked up a #8 that someone outfitted with a 2 3/8” iron from Erik Anton Berg. I cleaned that up and put it in the 5 1/2. At some point I will probably try straightening the original iron out, but haven’t figured out exactly...

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Router Table & Unit #1: The frame & base

10-29-2014 10:23 PM by edwood1975 | 2 comments »

So I decided to build a router table and I would love to take credit for the design but it’s not mine to take …. Thanks goes to Scott I’m using a mix of woods so far ( poplar and SPF) Heres the progress I’ve made so far… What’s next is completing the router box ….....

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Wheel loader T and J Cat 966 #3: Wheel profile

10-29-2014 08:30 PM by Dutchy | 1 comment »

The grove I wanted in my wheels wasn,t a succes to make. You can see it in Wheel loader T and J 966 #2. I chanced the profile and now it succeed. However the wheels are not the standaard CAT 966 wheels, i,m satisfied with it. On the picture below you can see the wheels: (After I had made the wheels I made some picture,s) On the picture below you can see how I changed the profile: This blanc with one grove (You can also see the first grove I tried) I used as giding to make ...

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Adventures in Lutherie #1: Dulcimer Nut and Bridge Replacement

10-29-2014 05:57 PM by Dave Rutan | 6 comments »

Over the summer my wife came home after visiting a former colleague and brought in an oldish mountain dulcimer. It had hung on the wall at her friend’s house and she was wondering if it could be made to play. I’m no expert, but I took a good look at it. It looked to be a genuine mountain dulcimer, not a mere decoration. A label inside says Geoffrey R. Johnson, NOVEMBER 1989. A Google search on that yielded nothing useful. The Nut was broken and the floating bridge was missing,...

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Building a wall hanging tool cabinet #6: #6

10-29-2014 04:48 AM by exelectrician | 5 comments »

Got another coat of Deft on and reorganized the interior tool placement Opening the interior panel reveals my mostly metalworking tools, a thin strip jig for the T/Saw, ancient bit brace, etc., With the panel closed which I think I will be using most. I hope to have my every day tools close at hand, I still have about a square foot and a half of space to allocate to about 16 more tools I use all the time. The detail of my modified marking gauge, this puppy won’t roll off my be...

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My grandfather's hand tools #3: Upson Nut Co. No 84

10-29-2014 02:36 AM by Lucasd2002 | 0 comments »

This is one of my favorites. I know it’s not rare or particularly valuable, but it feels right. The brass shines up nice and the wood (boxwood, I guess) is in good shape. I believe that Upson was acquired by Stanley in 1890, but continued making rulers under the Upson name for decades. There is surprisingly little information about Upson Nut Co. online. This is one of the better souces I see:“According to John Walter’s book on Stanley Tools…. ‘...

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Ceiling Hung, Folding Sheet Storage Rack #4: Got the Storage Rack Ready to be Hung from the Ceiling

10-29-2014 02:21 AM by Dirk Van Essendelft | 4 comments »

I have been waiting for parts to actually do the hanging, but over the last couple weeks, I got the frame ready and had time to get the video update put together. Check it out:

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