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Review of High Torque Carver/Engraver

12-27-2009 12:38 AM by cmckerliesr | 1 comment »

I purchased the High Torque Carver/Engraver item # 147235 from Woodcraft.com a couple of weeks ago. I received it on time, packaged well, and in good condition. I will say that once I opened the box and actually held the tool in my hand I was a little disappointed. I was lucky enough to buy it on sale for $44. Even at that price, it felt rather cheaply made in my hand. I had read the description very carefully before buying, because for one I already own a dremel. Which I have been having ...

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Router Table #6: Cast(ers) Away

12-26-2009 10:05 PM by PurpLev | 23 comments »

Not much done today, had time to install the casters. had to go the lowes for some lag bolts (5/16) as the casters did not come with it. I found the casters on eBay for a fantastic price. it’s sold by SES Casters which are here in Massachusetts. total price was ~26 including shipping. they may not be red and shiny – but they are soft, heavy duty, and work fantastic! I highly recommend this seller by any means. I installed 2 swivel casters on the front of the table, and 2 non...

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New Years Resolutions

12-26-2009 05:29 PM by David Craig | 5 comments »

Now that the initial Christmas season is winding down, I finally have a little room to breathe and I can think about setting some concrete goals for the next year. Oddly enough, I never fell into the whole New Year’s resolution ritual but I think now that I am reaching an age of maturity, I am starting to understand the importance of setting some goals for the next leg of the journey we call life. Sounds “philosophical” doesn’t it :) This last year I have worked on ...

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$50 24" Grizzly drum sander #2: Tearing it down and polishing

12-26-2009 03:05 PM by drfixit | 10 comments »

In the last few days I have removed the glue from the drums that held the velcro on, cleaned them up and taken the machine completley apart. One drum cleaned…. Both drums cleaned and removed….The hold down rollers and top brackets removed…The empty frame…Well for some reason I couldnt sleep, so I came out to the work shop early this morning. I started cleaning, polishing and painting small parts, and due to the fine sanding dust, I waxed each moving part so that it a...

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Yep, another first year anniversary

12-26-2009 02:30 PM by Craftsman on the lake | 12 comments »

Wow that was fast. I must be getting older… Zip… it passes. I’ve been here coming up on one year now. Posting sometimes with comments and projects. Lurking the rest of the time watching the sawdust personalities interacting and gleaning what I can from the many words of wisdom. I’ve made my first woodworking items in the past year as I started working with wood pretty much a year ago when I discovered LJ’s after I finished off an area for my shop.I discovered ...

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Plane restoration #1: Vintage Stanley/Bailey No 3 SW--first plane ever restored

12-26-2009 10:33 AM by Alonso | 24 comments »

Ok so the title says it all. This is my first plane ever restored so I will appreciated any kind of criticism that can help me improve on this endeavor Disclaimer This blog contains 32 images, I do this to provide as much as detail as possible. I got a very old ( at least that’s what I can tell from the condition I bought it, can anyone help me to find out how old this plane is by looking at the pictures?) Stanley No 3 on ebay for the incredible price of $7.04 !!! last week....

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Wood Gloat #10: Late arrival of MY present....

12-26-2009 10:25 AM by degoose | 23 comments »

This afternoon I received a call from Ken … LJ kenscraft…. letting me know he had been running late on Xmas Eve …. so he was now delivering my belated Xmas Gift…almost 150 Board Feet of Camphor Laurel … All the boards are DAR… full one inch thick dressed… from 8 inches to 14 inches wide…. from 2 and 1/2 feet to nearly 5 feet long… 38 of them… and 32 precut cutting boards…. Spent a few minutes this afternoon making a couple of...

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Router Table #5: Half Throttle - Cabinet is Framed!

12-26-2009 04:20 AM by PurpLev | 16 comments »

I picked up today where I left yesterday. today however, I had a bit more time to work on this. I printed the face frame design/layout from Sketchup, and out to the freezer we go: I added the 2nd piece that makes up the back (had to use 2 pieces of plywood as I don’t have 1 large enough part for the back), and then I noticed that my plywood carcass is a bit out of wack- the back aligns with the left side, but the right side is a bit lower, ah crap, I guess I’ll have to shim...

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Merry Christmas Everyone

12-26-2009 03:28 AM by scrappy | 3 comments »

Here’s wishing you a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Also a Happy holidays to all. Hope your holidays have been and are still as much fun as mine have been. And a BIG ThankYou, to all the LJ’s out therre for posting projects, blogs, forum topics and just general info. You have helped my skills to flourish over the last year. Because of all of you, I was able to hand make ALL of the presents given this year. Thank You Scrappy

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Wood Labyrinth game

12-26-2009 12:48 AM by Stevinmarin | 16 comments »

Hi all, Thank you so much for all your comments on my ornament post. I am convinced: this is a great community. When I was a kid, a great toy was nothing more than a stick. And we had to walk ten miles to school in snowstorms. Uphill. Both ways. A cardboard box was a luxury. But I do remember getting a wood labyrinth one Christmas. It really grabbed my attention and enthralled me for hours. And frustrated me to no end. So this year I decided to make a labyrinth for my son Wyatt, w...

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