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48" Pocket Door #5: Edging the Rails and Stiles

04-23-2011 02:19 AM by GregD | 0 comments »

I’ve been progressing on the door more consistently than I’ve been posting on this blog. Tonight I hope to catch up with myself. The edge strips of mahogany have been glued to the cores of the rails, the interior stiles, and the interior edges of the long stiles. In order to maximize yield I did not use full-length strips of mahogany. Instead I used shorter lengths, being sure to locate the ends where they will be covered by the coped end of a rail or stile. In several plac...

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An itsy bitsy, teeny tiny little box. And earrings for Mothers' Day.

04-23-2011 02:10 AM by Stevinmarin | 8 comments »

Oh yeah, you know it’s coming: Mothers’s Day. Here’s some stuff you can make with scraps that will be cherished by mom.

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Hand Tools: Thrift Stores, Hock Shops and Garage Sale acquisitions #6: Two Cut List Holders from Lamp Parts

04-23-2011 01:57 AM by Lee Barker | 2 comments »

This is over the Chopsaw Over the Table Saw

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Hand Tools: Thrift Stores, Hock Shops and Garage Sale acquisitions #5: Seven Task Lamps from Thrift Stores

04-23-2011 01:54 AM by Lee Barker | 2 comments »

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Center-point Tape Measure

04-23-2011 01:34 AM by Musky41 | 1 comment »

I would assume that most of you jocks out there have at least heard of the Center-point Tape Measure. If not, you should check it out. This tape measure takes the calculating part out of finding, as the name implies, the center point. It’s a simple, yet very effective tool worth having. If it were up to me, I’d make this feature standard on all tape measures. Check it out at Rockler.com… link below. http://m.rockler.com/m/http/www.rockler.com/product.cfm?page=1256&#...

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look what i found in the woods

04-23-2011 12:45 AM by stockmaker | 2 comments »

Got this today, remember all is for sale cheap.

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Hand Tools: Thrift Stores, Hock Shops and Garage Sale acquisitions #4: Things That Cut, or Someday Make Their Mark

04-23-2011 12:34 AM by Lee Barker | 6 comments »

Yep, it’s a Victorinox, and I paid 50 cents. It’s the pruner knife. And a beauty. A Swiss Gardeny Knife. The shears are “electricians scissors” but my former neighbor the journeyman didn’t know how he’d use them. Handy, small, and stout. Sharpening scissors is quite simple if you take your time. The wire stripper is no mystery. I like having both the smaller ones and the larger ones. The smaller pair gets a lot of use in wiring musical instr...

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Hand Tools: Thrift Stores, Hock Shops and Garage Sale acquisitions #3: Screwdrivers, Nutdrivers and Handley Things

04-23-2011 12:12 AM by Lee Barker | 1 comment »

Here’s where your knowledge of quality can really work in your favor. Most (used goods) stores dump all these together and put a single price on them. I look for Craftsman, XceLite and other name brand nutdrivers; I don’t trust the cheapies. The long shank black handled screwdriver uses 1” tips which can store under the white cap. I have a Snap-On one just like this (only shorter shank) which was given me new in 1966. This is a Cleco brand, but dead solid identical....

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Sources #1: Looking for those "Vintage Mailbox doors" for projects

04-23-2011 12:06 AM by SteveW | 2 comments »

Hi everyone, My wife asked me if I could find a source for those small Mailbox doors, for projects to build them into.I am not aware of anyplace other than Ebay selling these, but they are showing massive $$ amountsfor just single ones…yikes!I was hoping someone who had a supply of these, might want to part with a dozen or so, for less than my 1st born son?Any ideas would help,thanks

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Hand Tools: Thrift Stores, Hock Shops and Garage Sale acquisitions #2: Squeezers and Measuring Tools

04-22-2011 11:54 PM by Lee Barker | 5 comments »

Everybody needs a leather punch. Don’t leave your shop without having one there. And if you need leather, like from a belt, try a thrift store. Usually a buck. The other three tools are for sheet metal work. I don’t know what they’re called, but the last one is a clever notching tool. I have used all three when I’ve had to add to or modify my dust collection ducting. They don’t lay well in a drawer, but when you need them, yeah, way cool. The middle...

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