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Tone Wood List - Persimmon?

10-03-2015 03:28 PM by ppworkshop | 1 comment »

Before I started on the Persimmon Woodblock Percussion Instrument project, I did some research on the tone of persimmon wood. I had never made an instrument of any kind and hadn’t ever heard of persimmon being used, but what I found was encouraging. Here is a link I found to a long list of wood types and some notes about their tone. I was going to use the persimmon either way, but I did find the information in the list interesting.

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Life as an Amateur Woodworker #57: Back in the Workshop!

10-03-2015 01:13 PM by PhilBello | 5 comments »

Having spent a few months doing nother but maintenance , I now have time to spend back in the workshop, so the other day, I decided it was time to get a simple project out of the way, which would help a family member. One of my dogs is a rescue dog, he was abused as a Pup and as a result his jaw is deformed, making it difficult for him to eat, he pushes his bowl all over the floor trying to get his food, so he needed a dog table, something to stop his bowl moving, and raise it high enough ...

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Life as an Amateur Woodworker #56: Bandsaw Guide

10-03-2015 12:52 PM by PhilBello | 7 comments »

My Bandsaw is a commercial model made locally here in Colombia, as many of the commercial tools are: I have always had a problem with drift, and not just a millimetre or two, more like an inch or two! I spent hours trying to correct this, and in the end gave up, marking a line on the saw table so I knew in which direction to cut. However this was not ideal, and I was finding myself not using the saw, which was ridiculous, the fault I believed was that there was no lower guide, I con...

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Historic Woodworker Videos #30: Tage Frid, Dean of American Woodworker

10-03-2015 03:31 AM by Hoosierwoodcraft | 1 comment »

A few months ago, I was flipping thru Tage Frid’s Teaching Woodworking series, and I realized how well those instructive textbooks have held up for the past 30 years. So I did a little more research, and came up with a historic woodworker tribute on this great woodworking educator.. The tribute video can be found at Hope you enjoy it.

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Works in Progress #1: Little Help, Please?

10-03-2015 02:05 AM by Mark Wilson | 21 comments »

Here’s a case where I don’t know what to do with myself. I decided this afternoon that, rather than setting out to make something astounding, I’d just put a piece of wood on the lathe and make something. So, I grabbed a Hackberry turning blank, 4” X 4”, tried to figure out a way to turn it in the fashion of a tricorn, decided that wasn’t a good idea, and mounted it the normal way between centers.Hackberry is a funny wood. Those dark lines that make it so i...

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Simple Pocket hole Miter saw station with the Best Fence system and wood storage on the back.

10-03-2015 01:15 AM by Schimmel | 3 comments »

I needed a miter saw station and wanted it to be good but simple. I need it to be mobile and have wood storage on the back. This is what I came up with. I can not say enough good stuff about the Best Fence by Fastcap. It is great. thanks for watching. View on YouTube

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Hutch & Buffet #8: Buffet doors

10-02-2015 10:37 PM by Mark | 2 comments »

This is the part I was a bit concerned about. Making the hutch doors. Because they are fairly tall and slender I was a little worried about how well they would support the weight of the glass and making them with out a twist. But what the heck…everyone else does it. So after ripping the 4/4 stock to 2” wide I sent it through the planer to bring it down to 3/4” in hind site 7/8” might have been a better option. Cutting the stock to length. After pre drilling it’s chopping time ...

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Shop stuff #3: Catching up with the cabinet

10-02-2015 07:09 PM by JimDaddyO | 0 comments »

Well, the cabinet is in and a whole bunch of other unplanned work got done. I have finally edited and put together all the footage I have on hand, the last bit of this was shot this morning right after I finished the work. Not sure what I am going to do next, there are so many choices and things that need doing. We are getting ready for winter, so all those projects are on the short list. We will probably have at least one more lawn mowing yet though. So, enjoy the video, I have been ...

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Repairing Mine and an Other's

10-02-2015 05:41 PM by Dave Rutan | 5 comments »

One of the things I get to do is repair the rhythm instruments that get broken at my wife’s school. In this case a pair of slit drums were the victims of over-exuberant students. The longer drum was commercially purchased sometime ago and my wife has commented several times how badly made it was. The other drum is the one I made last year. Looking at the damage of both, I decided the best course of action was to remove the broken tops and simply make replacements. I made th...

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Hints and Tips #14: KISS System Dust Collector

10-02-2015 05:07 PM by Dave Rutan | 6 comments »

I don’t like the idea of breathing in dust while running my machinery any more than the next guy (er, woodworker.) A few years ago, when we finally stopped using our last box fan, I hid it away, having an idea to re-purpose it down the road. So a few weeks ago, I decided to take another step towards a safer shop. I dug out the fan and cleaned it up. After checking that it still ran OK, I went out and bought one of those filters for forced hot air heating systems and installed it on...

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