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Dust collector/mitre saw trim

08-15-2017 12:04 AM by Hermit | 0 comments »

After 3 months of not being able to work in the new shop due to surgery, I was happy to get out there and get something done. This past weekend I trimmed out the dust collector closet and mitre saw station with 1×4 T&G pine and two coats of danish oil. Next project is drawers, doors and face frames under the workbench top. Been waiting almost a year for the Doug fir framing to dry out/settle below 8-9% moisture.

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Funnies #5: Need a little light fun in the wood world (otherwise dont look)

08-14-2017 09:57 PM by robscastle | 5 comments »

I could not help myself after LBD comments that took me some time to actually decypher. It reminded me that woodwork can be fun and amusing at the same time so we dont all get Grumpy !! A good contender for a DT2 !! Check out the amount of views !! In fact ignore that comment as I just checked out tyvekboy!! Tool Cabinet Increases Storage By 350 Percent •• 01-05-2013 02:11 PM by tyvekboy 77294 views | 303 comments

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rebuilding an old knife #5: Finally, progress

08-14-2017 09:11 PM by jeffswildwood | 15 comments »

My last entry I got the scale parts cut and ready for glue up. I made some progress on that and all went well. I came up with two nice scales. Next came trimming the excess and smoothing. Not too bad of a task. Just took a little time. I then had this. In addition, I decided to remove the metal on the end of the handle. Just a little dremel work. My next step I decided to trim some excess from the front and back and get everything to size. After that I decided to concentrate on the fro...

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Key Largo Carolina Dory Build #1: Design and getting started

08-14-2017 05:38 PM by ccarrington | 0 comments »

This will be a build log of my Spira designed Carolina style dory. I am building it in my back yard with my brother Scott. It is a flat bottom outboard power dory. It was designed to be 24 feet long but i will be stretching it to 26 feet, adding a wooden engine bracket to the back, plywood floors, and a doghouse/pilot house in the very front of the boat. The first step was seting up a jig and starting to cut out my ribs. l built the jig on a 4×8 sheet of plywood with a 2×3 for the ...

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Workshop recovery (South LA Flood 2016) #9: Electricity is done

08-14-2017 02:14 PM by FreddieMac | 5 comments »

Well a year later and the recovery continues. I get discouraged sometimes because things are taking a while, then I ride up the street and see how others are really far behind us. Sidenote, I should be able to start camping again in September because our projects will be finished. Literally all that is left is a shower floor, fix a sink, put up walls in the woodshop and touch up paint all around the house. This weekend was very productive, the panel was completed and powered up. I finally...

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Gotta Sharpen Up Them Saws n' Chisels...

08-14-2017 01:39 PM by handsawgeek | 3 comments »

The handsawgeek household received some pretty darn good news this past week. Our ‘Awesome Gram’parents’ odyssey is about to continue with a new addition to the family due next Spring! Naturally, this revelation set my mind in motion to begin thinking about starting some new toy builds. Why am I starting so early? Simple. Nowadays, it takes me so long to get in gear and get on with woodworking projects, I had better start now so I can get things finished at l...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #1850: A Milestone

08-14-2017 12:43 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 2 comments »

A long time ago, I read that in order to achieve your goals, you need to first set them. As simple as it sounds, how many times is the list of things we wish to accomplish undefined and 'blurry'?  How many times are we flying by the seat of our collective pants and not really sure exactly what we intend to accomplish?  When this happens to me, I must admit that not only do I not achieve as much as I would like, but I feel a higher level of stress as well.About a year an...

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Ridgid toolboxes... and fixing the sadness #12: Taking a bite out of the next tray

08-13-2017 11:40 PM by Tony Ennis | 0 comments »

The 2nd tray is for my layout and measuring tools. This one is not as straightforward as the items in it are awkward. For example, a square is mostly air surrounded on 2 sides by steel. Since it was more complicated, I decided to just start placing tools. As each was located, I would hot glue the various spacers and dividers in. Since the dividers aren’t load-bearing, the hot glue should last a long time. And of course, it is easily reversible. The three tools I care about today a...

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• Fr. Chad's Prie Dieu #2: To the File Box!

08-13-2017 07:10 PM by Ron Aylor | 15 comments »

To the File Box! –  Having formed the beads and flats at both ends and roughed out the cylinder for the barley twist … it was time to disconnect from the lathe and split the spindle.  With just a few whacks of a chisel the spindle split nicely along the brown paper seam.               Voilà … time to get the file box!  My file box is nothing more than a hand powered lathe of sorts. Fixed head stock at one end … movable tail stock at the other.  The centers are actually...

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Charles Mackintosh Inspired Computer Desk #2: Getting started takes longer than you think

08-13-2017 01:31 PM by EarlS | 3 comments »

Armed with prints from the SketchUp model I headed out to the shop shortly after posting the first blog in this series on the Mackintosh desk for my daughter. I was a bit optimistic. After pulling several walnut boards out of the stack I quickly realized I needed to finish plane them to the appropriate thickness and run them across the jointer to get a straight edge. That took a couple of weekends to plane the ~200 BF between all of the other endless day-to-day projects around the ho...

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