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Not quite in the workshop... #4: Attic insulation complete, outlets installed, curcuit just needs final connection.

02-01-2010 03:21 AM by dbhost | 3 comments »

I spent a few quality hours in my attic today finishing up some shop related, but not quite workshop projects… #1. The 1/4” plywood decking by the attic door has been stripped out and replaced with 5/8” OSB. #2. The last two rolls of R30 have been rolled into place, and it was just barely enough to insulate the attic over the shop. I used a grand total of 9 rolls of pink fiberglass insulation in there. #3. As you may recall, I am setting up my shop lights in 2 colum...

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Shop Expansion #6: Not done, but using it!

02-01-2010 01:44 AM by Les Hastings | 16 comments »

Everyone keeps asking about the shop, so here how things stand today. Its not done—-done but its being used. I’ve been using it for a while now. But just when I think the new side is about where I’m going to leave I seem to come with changes I want to make. I still plan on making some wall cabinets and benches to go on the south wall in the new side. I’ve added a few things since it was built so I had to find a place for those. I do things as I have time. A couple of w...

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Ruminations, Philosophy, and Workshop Antics.......... #12: The Panel Trolley Antic................gonna lighten my load.........

02-01-2010 12:57 AM by Jim Bertelson | 27 comments »

I saw this panel handler trolley in a magazine, except made out of metal, and therefore a much different looking base where the panel rests. I thought the physics were doable in wood, and I had a bunch of scrap wood. I needed a little warmup before tackling my super sled. The main pieces of the sled are cut out by the way, and the fences are gluing up. I decided I had enough shop time this weekend, now I need to vegetate before starting another week of work. This project is classified a...

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Pine Country Cabinet #2: Sanding, sanding and more sanding of the glued up panesl

01-31-2010 11:44 PM by David Murray | 1 comment »

Every wood workers favorite task, sanding. I figured that since I didn’t have much time this weekend to work on cabinet(helped my oldest son fix his car). I would do most of the sanding of the panels that I glued up. after I ripped and crosscut them to finished sizes I satrted sanding and then did some more sanding, and finally yet more sanding. Hopefully this will save having to sand in corners when cabinet is assembled. I also cut the slots for the biscuits. The cabinet is assembled e...

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Shaker Night Stand #9: The dreaded Dry Fit

01-31-2010 11:11 PM by NBeener | 18 comments »

Still here. Still working on it. I’m finding a bit of a rhythm, too. It’s getting good to me. There’s a James Brown song for this. It matters not which one. Dry fit, today. I’ve yet to put in the hardwood slides, but … I shall. So … here’s where we stand. Drawer faces are just sitting there—neither aligned nor affixed: The current thought, for finishing, is to use a Watco Danish Oil and just go to town...

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The nail trick: or how to win a beer

01-31-2010 11:08 PM by Stevinmarin | 20 comments »

Just thought I would post an older YouTube video for LumberJocks who haven’t seen it. Try this in your shop sometime and amaze your friends. Maybe win yourself a beer!

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Shop Stuff. #2: Got TS, Now for the rest

01-31-2010 10:39 PM by rsmith71 | 3 comments »

I went ahead and helped a friend as well as myself out this weekend. He had a Delta Contractor Saw and needed to sell it. I’ve been making do with a Craftsman portble. I bought because up until 4 months ago the house we lived in didn’t have garage, just a carport. All my larger tools had to be portable enough to store in our laundry room. Made it hard to get motivated on more intricate projects like my game boards because every hour or two spent working cost an hour of set up and ...

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Starting My Career as a Full-Time Firefighter

01-31-2010 10:33 PM by Blake | 29 comments »

On January 28th I started my career as a full-time EMT Firefighter for Central Fire Protection District of Santa Cruz County. This is a goal I have been working towards for about ten years. For anybody who doesn’t know, firefighting is an extremely competitive career (especially in California). It takes years to gain experience, training, and build up your resume enough to even be considered for most departments. And once you are considered, the grueling selection process can often s...

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My Rikon 14" Deluxe Bandsaw Journey #6: Safety Addition

01-31-2010 09:14 PM by Hoakie | 8 comments »

When I was looking at band saws one of the things that the Powermatic listed as a pro is that when the blade is detensioned, the quick-tensioning handle is in line with the blade so you will see it before turning on the saw. This gave me the idea to implement something similar for my Rikon. Using a little cloth and a magnet I fashioned the following View from the front when blade is detensioned and from the back Alternative detensioned views View when blade is tensioned ...

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What is Your Most Embarrasing Workshop Mistake/Failure?

01-31-2010 09:05 PM by stefang | 17 comments »

After posting my workshop plaque I thought we might hear some interesting and funny workshop disasters. So if you are brave enough and don’t mind being teased by 16,000 LJ members lets hear your story(s). I have enough incidents to publish a thick book, and I plan to start off with one story, but I will post some more later as they come to mind. So here goes; My oldest grandson who is 12 yrs old came over to scroll saw a very detailed and challenging round trivet. I was pretty amazed...

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