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New Post on the Little Good Pieces Blog: What I Screwed Up This Week - March 1, 2011

03-02-2011 01:14 AM by TheGravedigger | 1 comment »

There’s a new post on the Little Good Pieces Blog:  “What I Screwed Up This Week – March 1, 2011”- How I dealt with a chiseling problem.  Check it out!

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Workbench #2: Bench Top

03-02-2011 01:14 AM by CrossGrain (Josh) | 5 comments »

I have now completed the benchtop. Two key parts dictated dimensions and part locations: the countertop that I picked up from Ikea, and the large front vise from Lee Valley. Here is the countertop – solid beech: There was a small gap on the underside of the countertop that I filled with epoxy: Two pieces of MDF were cut to the same dimension as the countertop. On the underside of one piece of MDF, I layed out where the vise would be along with the legs and apron, then det...

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2 1/2 ton military truck

03-02-2011 12:09 AM by LarryN | 18 comments »

Latest project Either the plans were not very clear or i just didnt get it but either way i had to remove the front axle and position it further back from where it is in this photo Time to attach rails on bed, marked them with tape in case i didn’t drill the holes in the bed exactly the same distance apart. Was a good thing i did because some were off just a bit. most of the rails removed so progress can continue, i had to take the gas tank (cedar) off and move it forward about...

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Need Good Advice For Finish Purpleheart

03-01-2011 10:29 PM by longgone | 8 comments »

I need some good advice from fellow Lumberjocks regarding what type of finish to use on purpleheart. I have experimented with different finished and it seems that after a good sanding, purpleheart turns a ugly shade of brown. Not the look I am hoping to get..I have purpleheart that had been sitting on my woodpile for months and the color turned more of a purple than what i see after sanding.I snotice many projects with a bright purple finish ans was wondering how those of you with experience ...

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A Woodworking Marathon for Charity

03-01-2011 09:38 PM by Todd A. Clippinger | 7 comments »

OK guys – you don’t hear much from me because I am swamped with work. This takes me away from blogging and from sharing with woodworkers. So one of the things that it detrimentally impacted is my schedule to build a Shaker Bench for Charity. To compound my schedule dilemma I thought the auction was Saturday night and turns out it is Friday night. This morning I throw a Tweet out there asking where are all the woodworkers that want to help me just for free, just for the exper...

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16' Gentlemans Runabout #1: Stations

03-01-2011 09:36 PM by ashgrove | 3 comments »

We are building from scratch a 16’ Hacker Gentlemans Runabout in our garage. The process started one year ago after visiting a local boat show. I first started with plywood templates for the stations and then cut them out of white oak.I built a 16’ long steam box out of sheet metal to bend the long pieces of oak to be installed.I next installed the keel, chines and clamps to tie the stations together.I used epoxy and silocon bronze screws to fasten everything together.This boat is...

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Workshop Philosophies #2: Midlife ...

03-01-2011 09:29 PM by David Craig | 10 comments »

Neither crisis nor revelation, more like meditations…. “Before one considers whether the glass is half empty or half full, you should ask yourself ‘Do I want to even drink the beverage?’” – Me I have been giving much thought,lately, to the definitions of success as I enter (what I hope to be) my middle years. My company has been recently sold to an offshore company and I am starting to see the usual panic that naturally occurs when this happens. I wil...

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Router Raizer

03-01-2011 08:49 PM by flyboy | 10 comments »

Hi, I just wanted to let anyone know who may be looking for a cheap above the table router adjuster that this is a great deal. I just found that Grizzly tool is discontinuing the Router Raizer RZ100 and RZ200. The price is $29.95 plus shipping. I found them elsewhere on the internet for $89 so I figured this would be a lot cheaper that a lift and I have read some great reviews. I will post one as soon as I get it and i finish my new router table top. Thanks, Bill

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Router Table by Julie #5: the doors and drawers

03-01-2011 08:49 PM by ~Julie~ | 10 comments »

It’s time to add the doors to my router table. They are made with pine, with 1/4” thick plywood panels, the same as the sides. I run a groove down the middle of the stiles and rails for the panels to fit into, which also allow the tenons of the rails to fit into the stiles: The door in front of the router will have a plexiglass panel, so the groove needs to be thinner for the plexi than for the tenons. So, I put a narrower groove using the table saw, to hold the plexi and th...

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Workbench #3: Shaping the base

03-01-2011 05:07 PM by yuri | 10 comments »

For the time being I finished gluing bench legs, wanted massive base. One of them Now they need to be finally shaped. I do not have power joiner and planner and use my hand planes for that. That the point! OK, that is how I did the work All this shavings clogged my Shopvac and Dust Collector! Brave helpers: And legs are done. Well, not yet, I will need to make mortises in them … My future stratchers are comming up too Here are glued too Small one done to...

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