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Learning from errors

03-19-2018 11:51 PM by BB1 | 17 comments »

I was looking at the latest issue of Woodcraft magazine and there was an interview by Gary Rogowski. They published a Q&A profile and I really appreciated this quote “When you realize that errors ultimately guide you toward better work, you learn to handle failure in a positive manner.” Often I struggle with that! I will admit to looking at the very intricate and detailed projects on LJ and reflecting that I wouldn’t even know where to start. With a mindset of learning ...

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Shop Notes #13: Really Lousy Estimating

03-19-2018 03:51 PM by Steve | 0 comments »

I started out with a goal to produce seven jewelry cabinets by the end of this week, three in sapele and four in walnut. Along the way last week, I had to set three aside—to be finished later. Milling up the door frame elements, I only made enough for one (and a half!) sapele unit. I thought I would have lots of extra walnut, but it was just enough for four. I normally mill these with an up cut straight bit, but changed things up this time. This setup produced pretty good results...

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Can't leave well enough alone #3: Harbor Freight Dust Collector - Impeller Upgrade

03-19-2018 05:40 AM by WorksInTheory | 2 comments »

I don’t know why I decided to do an impeller upgrade on my Harbor Freight dust collector as it was performing adequately especial since I went with a set up that had it doing a very short run. However of course I couldn’t leace well enough alone and I had read that if I could get the Rikon impeller replacement then it’s a 15 min job to pull the old one out and drop the new one right in. Right – think again. First it took about 2 months to get the impeller since it w...

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Legacy Maverick 3x5 Gen. II #8: Finally cutting wood!

03-19-2018 03:13 AM by copythat | 2 comments »

I’ve had a little downtime getting all of the miscellaneous hardware I needed. I also spent last weekend getting some training on a similar machine. However, this weekend I actually cut wood. It was exciting . . . even if it was just cutting the base table, vacuum table, and t-track table. Here are a few pics of the vacuum table being milled. This week, I plan to start some small projects for my daughter’s upcoming wedding.

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Stepback Cupboard in Pine #16: Catching up, done, door start

03-19-2018 02:47 AM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

Ok, face frame out of the clamps. Stuck against the case, to mark out where to put a few screw holes at… These two came out, once the frame was laying on the bench.. Scratch awl to make a starter hole for the 3/8” forstner bit. Then drill a pilot hole.. Once all the holes were done, I moved the frame off the bench, and placed the case on the bench…Had an extra hole to fill. It just gets a counter sink. Bead of glue run around where the frame meets the case...

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Stepback Cupboard in Pine #15: Bookcase, face frame and top

03-19-2018 02:01 AM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

Trying to get caught up here…Face frame: Stanley 45 and a #22 bead cutter.. Two cuts to make the outside corner, a single for the inside edges…The top rail only got one bead. Fancy cuts, to produce a tenon, once I got sizes figured out.. Then made a few cuts into the stiles… And made a few mortises.. Top one was easy. the one for the bottom rail? I had to get things fine tuned, for the beads to line up just right Spread some glue, add some clamps.. ...

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Interesting wood and furniture I saw in Europe

03-18-2018 11:02 PM by JohnMcClure | 0 comments »

I visited Spain and Ireland last week, and noticed a few cool pieces of furniture. I didn’t photograph it, but I saw an antique table with a top that was about 6’ long by 24” wide, all one hardwood piece… And a lot of other older pieces with exceptionally wide panels. My favorite furniture were these very artistic chairs, in which the structural members are mostly clear, but the noticeable portions are highly figured: I believe it was a set of 4 chairs in a s...

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Cost Saving Tips: Glue Mats and Machine Lighting

03-18-2018 04:41 PM by DeLayne Peck | 3 comments »

Blue silicone glue mats recently appeared in woodworking catalogs. $29.95, gulp, for a 15” x 30” mat. I hate slopped, dried glue, but really? I recently “borrowed” a BBQ non-stick grill mat from the kitchen and intentionally slopped and dripped glue on it. Dried glue popped and wiped off with little effort. Set of 5, 16” x 13”, $5 bucks! Here is the link! Posted by other brothers, but it bears repeating: Magnetic, LED sewing machine lights are in...

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Bluetooth Amplifier

03-18-2018 02:37 PM by Redoak49 | 1 comment »

I have built a couple of Bluetooth Speakers and really have enjoyed them to connect to my phone. I needed one more and decided to just build a bluetooth amplifier enclosure and utilize some speakers I had sitting around. This is my new setup for my den. I used a bluetooth amplifier board with a remote that I pickup on Ebay for $15 including shipping….TPA3116 2×50W Bluetooth Digital Amplifier Board TF USB + Remote Control TE816 The board also has the ability to take a me...

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Midi or mini lathe

03-18-2018 12:26 PM by SethA73 | 5 comments »

A call to all Lumberjocks! I am in need of advice for purchasing my first lathe for pen and small turning with the hope i will be able to turn longer items. I need some tried and true feelings for brand and versatility. Also some beginner tools and advice. Thank you.

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