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General News #1: 1950s Powermatic Model 50 6" Jointer

02-06-2011 11:36 PM by Michael J. Moore | 1 comment »

So I just picked up a 3 digit serial number gray Model 50 Powermatic jointer for $100. It’s pretty clean. It has the original 3 phase GE 3/4 HP motor. My only issue is that it has a strange 3 prong chord. We have a 4 prong 220 outlet but I’m not sure if I have to rewire the jointer with the new plug type of if they make adapter for it. I’ll let you know how it works once I get it figured out. It is also a little different then the other models that I have seen. It has an ope...

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Mineral Oil and Beeswax finish

02-06-2011 11:14 PM by maugust | 14 comments »

This is my version of a mineral oil and beeswax “finish”. I have experimented with different ratio’s of the two ingredients. I have tried (measure in ounces by volume) 1 oz mineral oil : 1 oz beeswax3 oz mineral oil : 2 oz beeswax5 oz mineral oil : 1 oz beeswax I found that I like 3:2 ratio the best. I buy the beeswax in cake form. Shave it with a grater. Place the shavings in a bowl and then into a double boiler. The beeswax will melt VERY fast. Add the mineral oil and stir fo...

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Design Notes #1: Cutlist 4.1 SketchUp Plugin by Steve Racz: My Notes

02-06-2011 10:33 PM by Ryan Bruzan | 5 comments »

If you can run SketchUp on your system, you can run this plugin, too. I run on Windows 7, therefore my notes were created accordingly. If you have trouble located the file folders on your computer, just run a search and find the path, usually starts with C:... For all you new and used SketchUp users, there is an awesome plugin created by a member, Steve Racz, a.k.a. daltxguy. Steve created this Cutlist 4.0 (currently upgraded to 4.1) I downloaded,...

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Making an ancient bucket MaFe #6: A simple angel marker

02-06-2011 10:30 PM by mafe | 13 comments »

A simple angel markerLess is more. I had decided to make the stafs different width, and set up the angels by eye, and not by math.But all our talks here made me think, and today I think I had a good simple answer! First we have the ‘problem’, how do we determin those angels?Here in PDF download version Second my solution, a simple angle marker.Here in PDF download version So why do I thing this could be the answer; It’s easy to make.It’s low tech...

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Homemade Stain

02-06-2011 10:17 PM by JerryBerry | 7 comments »

Make your own Home-Made Stain. This is nothing more than Steel Wool and Vinegar, yet the colors are amazing. Different wood creates different colors as you can see from the pictures. Pictures added Below!

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Circle Cutting Jig ( for the bandsaw) #3: Recent modifications

02-06-2011 09:50 PM by BritBoxmaker | 5 comments »

One obvious failing on the jig was pointed out by Trevor (tdv) in that with the sliding table away from the right hand side of the blade the workpiece is unsupported on this side and could suffer chipout. Good point so Version 2.1 -TDV modification--A small piece of beech is fixed to the jaw of the left fixed table to act as a sacrificial zero clearance jaw. The corresponding cutout is made in the sliding table jaw to accommodate this and allow the jaw to still close up.As its screwed into...

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Table Saw Outfeed Craftsman 21828 #1: Craftsman 21828 Outfeed Table

02-06-2011 09:42 PM by sub3wood | 2 comments »

Hello All, This is my first post asking for help. I have been looking at the site since November and was finally able to join the site. I am very impressed with all the information that you have on here and look forward to learning and sharing. I am trying to build an outfeed table for my Craftsman table saw (21828). It is nice having a new saw but like my old table top saw the need for the outfeed is huge. I have started by cutting a 4’X4’ table out of Melamine and 3/4&#...

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3 Girls & A Woodworker #2: Shed Doors

02-06-2011 09:35 PM by John_G | 7 comments »

Well i was given the task of creating new shed doors for my daughter cooperitive nursery school. There budget was “zero”, lol. SO i made it all out of scraps i had laying around from when i built my deck a few years back. And ofcourse being a fellow LJ i couldn’t just make plain old boring doors now could it…….. —This was the original door….. —Here was all my rough stock, a ton of PT lumber laying around in the loft of my garage...

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Circle Cutting Jig ( for the bandsaw) #2: Of slidey things

02-06-2011 09:16 PM by BritBoxmaker | 8 comments »

Right having got the sliding table to run in it’s runners properly, with the application of some wax, the next thing to do is install an 8mm ‘T’ nut into the jaw end of the sliding table. thus--The rod will be captive in the left fixed table and so any rotation of it will now be transmitted by the ‘T’ nut into movement of the sliding table, to and from the blade position. The one on the top of the sliding table is just there to show you what the ‘T’ n...

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Circle Cutting Jig ( for the bandsaw) #1: The urge for greater accuracy

02-06-2011 08:32 PM by BritBoxmaker | 7 comments »

This is my second attempt at this blog after loosing the first two thirds last time, whilst blogging. Is there a size limit on blogs I wonder (Martin)? I digress. My first circle jig (Version 1.0) worked fine but lacked positioning accuracy. So on to version 2. The materials for this jig were pretty much what I had on hand. Chipboard (they throw away half sheets of 10mm stuff that comes in with deliveries where I work), Beech, 8mm threaded rod, nuts, washers etc. The idea for the jig is...

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