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Floor Drill Press Cabinet #1: Modified Woodsmith Plan for Drill Press Cabinet

10-19-2017 02:57 AM by HappyHowie | 0 comments »

In my 3-car garage woodshop I am getting everything that I can on mobile bases. I place my Grizzly floor drill press on a wide mobile. I did that so it would not be tippy. I know that in some shops the owners drill their drill presses to the floor. I settled for a large mobile base. It has been working well. What I wanted to go with it is a cabinet so I could store everything related to drilling near the drill press. I had noticed early on Woodsmith’s drill press upgrade woodwor...

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Cutting Thin Strips on the Table Saw — My Method

10-18-2017 08:00 PM by Rich | 19 comments »

Disclaimer: Using a table saw in this manner is inherently dangerous. No one should attempt these cuts without proper jigs and the experience to use them. There’s been some discussion lately regarding cutting thin strips on the table saw. Naturally everyone has their own way that they’re comfortable with and provides the level of accuracy they need for the task at hand. Basically there are several methods, the three most common being fence side, off fence side and a sled....

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How to Set a Japanese Chisel Hoop

10-17-2017 07:39 PM by Lemongrasspicker | 1 comment »

Video is here View on YouTube Just a simple method that will work to set the hoop properly on your Japanese chisels. Just remember that if you buy a brand new Japanese chisel that they will NOT come setup and ready to use. You are expected to set the tool up the way that you prefer. If you haven’t done anything with Japanese tools this task is a great confidence booster and a great starting point for your skills. It’s truly not difficult and once you’ve done it a few ...

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A Twist on The Wood Whisperer Crosscut Sled Slot Repair

10-17-2017 05:14 PM by Rich | 3 comments »

I needed to repair the slot on my crosscut sled (actually three of them) after aligning my table saw. The blade widened the slot enough that the zero-clearance feature of them was gone. I decided to give The Wood Whisperer's epoxy fix a try. After doing the first sled, a small parts one I wouldn’t mind re-making if this screwed up, I found that the bottom of the slot was perfect because the tape held the epoxy perfectly level, while the cleanup on the top surface (where the boards ...

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HVLP rehab Capspray CS9100 4 turbine and gun

10-15-2017 09:45 PM by Holbs | 1 comment »

I won a Capspray CS9100 4 turbine HVLP sprayer at an auction for $100. It’s now time to see if I can clean this up and rehab. It does turn on and blow air but looks like it has seen serious use. There is not much out there when it comes to the HVLP unit itself for rehab’ing, but tons for gun cleaning. So first thing I’ll tackle is tearing down the gun and rebuilding it. From my research, most CS9100’s came with a Maxum II gun with a hook uptop of the trigger. Thi...

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Workbench #2: Building a Workbench - Torsion Box Top

10-15-2017 06:41 PM by woodify | 0 comments »

Here’s the final video in my building a workbench series.View on YouTube

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Greene & Greene Gamble House Side Chair #7: Marc Adams School, Day 6

10-15-2017 02:28 AM by TungOil | 5 comments »

Today was the last day of class. Bob Lang covered several points on installing the ebony plugs and bars in the center back slat. Bob also did a detailed demonstration on techniques for doing the Greene & Greene style round overs, which have some nuance beyond simply running a quarter round bit over the exposed edges. Often the protruding corners on G&G furniture have an extra amount of rounding, almost giving the piece a worn appearance. It is s subtle detail that could go unnot...

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Working with recycled timber #78: AKs ToolMakers Chest drawer fronts and start of the top case compartment

10-14-2017 04:22 AM by robscastle | 6 comments »

I left off working on the front extension in August, the extension of the front is to accomodate the drawer handles.So its now October and I am motivated to get this project finished. (started 2015!) I selected some of the timber with the dark grain effect in it for the drawer fronts. By cutting the pieces required as a sort of book match I was able to have the grain run continously from the bottom drawer to the top drawer. I still do not know what the timber is, but it looks nice! ...

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Greene & Greene Gamble House Side Chair #6: Marc Adams School, Day 5

10-14-2017 12:21 AM by TungOil | 7 comments »

Today I finished up the center back slat by cutting the mortises for the dominos. Most of the mortises could be cut with the Domino machine, but the two mortises on the underside of the crest rail had to be cut by hand since the domino machine would not fit inside the opening. To cut these mortises I first drilled out the majority of the waste on the drill press then cleaned up the mortise with a chisel. With the mortises cut I tested the fit of the center back slat. It took quite ...

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Workbench #1: Building a Workbench - The Base

10-13-2017 01:35 AM by woodify | 0 comments »

I built the best workbench I’ve ever had. Part one is all about building the base.View on YouTube

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