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Restoring a Walker Turner BN730 Band Saw #3: electrolysis

02-12-2011 03:53 AM by Camper | 5 comments »

To clean up the table, I set up an electrolysis tank. Probably overkill but I wanted to see what the hype was all about first hand. There are a few threads here about this as well. The set up is not hard, many alternative ways to do it and I think they will work equally well as long as you are not rushing through it. The critical thing is to make sure you hook up the anode and cathode correctly and not ruin your part :). I did have it hooked up incorrectly for about 5 minutes, so make sure yo...

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My Small Shop Tips, Tricks and Jigs #2: Workshop/Time-Efficiency: Where is it?

02-12-2011 03:50 AM by Ryan Bruzan | 6 comments »

This is a really quick primer: NOT. Time efficiency is an important part of anything we do. Your success WILL BE determined by the time you have to spend looking for sh—, I mean, stuff. This is true not only for your own progress, but even more importantly when working with another person, or team or crew or group or whatever. Everything must have a place. Where is your time spent? Let me share some of my success in the workshop with you. When I have a place for everything it is easi...

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Music and Sawdust

02-12-2011 03:46 AM by christopheralan | 1 comment »

11 February 2011Music and Sawdust The other day on the way home I heard a new song on the radio. It was by a band called Stone Sour called “Hesitate.” I read the lyrics the next day and it is kind of a depressing song when you get into it. But there is something about the song that forces you to feel something. The tone, the tempo, the arrangement, and the way the singer delivers the lyrics, forces something inside your head, your gut, and your heart. It was one of those songs that ma...

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Question Re: Finishing, Glue Up, and Changes in Humidity

02-12-2011 03:18 AM by Biscuit | 6 comments »

I’m in the process of building two morris chairs with matching ottomans. All mortise and tenon construction. I have one of the ottomans completed and dry-fit together (my first piece of furniture). I was planning on getting all of the pieces to this stage and then doing the finishing and glue up all at once. Unfortunately I don’t think I’ll have all of the pieces to this stage until this summer or fall. Does this present a problem since the humidity in my basement s...

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refurbishing old tools #3: Try and fore finished, one fore more

02-12-2011 03:17 AM by Dave | 6 comments »

I got off a little early today and caught some shop time. I had a nice couple of chunks of ceder and wanted to try my try out. Its a Dwights and French & co. try plane. I couldn’t help myself.Now I cleared all that away and continued to hone on my fore plane iron. Its a Alex Mathieson & Sons Glasgow Scotland fore plane.I have been working on the iron with a honing jig. I have about 4 hours with it on a diamond stone. I would polish the back with my worksharp 3000. Then I finishe...

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Building My Shop #1: New equipment on its way.

02-12-2011 02:50 AM by Pete DeSimas | 6 comments »

I ordered the following equipment from Incremental Tool on Jan 31st, they finally got the whole shipment together and shipped it today. (Well they said they shipped it, UPS does not have it in their hands yet.) I will soon have a bunch of new toys to do a review on and will start setting up my shop. Pictures will follow. LS25WFNCSYS INCRA LS Super System – 25” Range [Options:1/32” Imperial Scales] IG32 INCRA Gauge 605-WHITESIDE 6-Piece INCRA Joinery Router Bit Set M...

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1934 Chevy Coupe

02-12-2011 12:57 AM by LarryN | 11 comments »

helluvawreck suggested I post a blog about making one of these projects so I’m going to give it a try. I started off wanting to make the fenders and running boards out of cedar. however once i made them both I was trying to fit them to the frame and over sanded them and they ended up in my trash bin. Cedar is soft and takes very little to over do it. in this pic I have the frame, engine and new fenders made out of purpleheart. here I painstakingly fit the trunk in between th...

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shop tour

02-12-2011 12:53 AM by David175 | 19 comments »

shop tour

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THE JOURNEY INTO RESTORING OLD TOOLS #3: Removing Rust with Citric Acid 1

02-11-2011 11:41 PM by Dennisgrosen | 14 comments »

.... Removing Rust with Citric Acid 1... Remember this is a travel into a new world for me and I will try different methods along the way ..Feel free to smile , luagh ,come with comments and advice´s along the way ,since most of what I write , you proppebly already know ..The only thing you have to do, to have the oppetunity for it , is to submit to my punishment of the english language and sick humor.what I do hope is that you can pick up one or two things you can use yourself and enjoy the ...

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Shop Projects #3: Shop Evolution...

02-11-2011 11:02 PM by littlecope | 13 comments »

I’ve got a small shop…Personally, if I had unlimited resources, I would still work in a small area… it’s simply less steps. But it seems like lately my small space has been shrinking… Wood finds and gifts, new machinery, and it is after all, the overflow room of my apartment… Recently, I’ve been of a mind to clean it and re-organize, but it’s a daunting task at this point… a rare, “I don’t even know where to begin” type o...

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