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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #233: An Unexpected Adventure

01-22-2011 02:57 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 12 comments »

Life is full of adventure. Sometimes adventure comes into our lives uninvited. Other times we set out to find it. And then there are the times when we stumble upon it unintentionally and it takes us by surprise. Yesterday was one of those times for me. The day began normal enough. I got up and did my mail and wrote my blog here and did all of my regular morning routine. I had planned on finishing the two new candle trays and photographing them and moving on with other projects. M...

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01-23-2011 09:59 PM by Beezle | 6 comments »

As I approached 40 years old, I realized that I had always had an obsession but wasn’t acknowledging it or giving it the attention it desires. I love to make things. Over a decade ago, this began with metal working. Initially completely by hand, then a small milling machine. From there I began working with plastics, designing assemblies, making parts of metal or molding them from plastic. This went on for a few years. About three years ago, I began showing interest in wood. This w...

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A Proper Router Station Cabinet #2 - Switch and Dust Collection

01-22-2011 03:41 AM by Lenny | 20 comments »

For those who may have missed Part #1, I am making a router station cabinet using Blake’s as a prototype. When it came to the switch for this router station, like Blake, I wanted/needed one that would turn on the router and dust collection at the same time. Blake wired his own switch, I opted to buy a Kreg switch when I saw it on sale. The thing is, it is made to be screwed to the leg of a Kreg work station. It is manufactured with a tab to the side, supported by an angled plastic b...

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Utility Cart Mods #2: Part 2 - Flip-Up Plywood Rack

01-22-2011 03:12 AM by ChunkyC | 1 comment »

I finished up Part II of the Utility Cart Mods tonight. I added the Flip-Up Plywood Rack to the side of the cart. The Flip-Up is just a 24×30 piece of 1/2” AC Ply. I stopped by the tool store after work and picked up a short of Oak for $1.00. I needed a piece of scrap to screw to the back of the ply so that the hinge screws would have something solid to bite into. I was a little concerned about the weight of a sheet of 3/4” MDF and the hinge screws not holding in the 1...

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Compound Slide Rest #1: Using a Compound Slide Rest

01-22-2011 01:43 AM by Bluepine38 | 5 comments »

SASmith posted a blog showing how to make a scroll saw bowl from a flat board. As a slightly challenged72 yr young apprentice I can no longer perform some tasks on a scroll saw, so here is my alternative.I have a 1950s 12” Delta lathe and have a Delta 46-961 Compound Slide Rest that I received as a basketcase with many parts missing and rebuilt. You start the procedure by cutting a circle the maximum sizeallowable by your board and lathe and attach it to a lathe face plate using a sac...

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Hell's Kitchen's Workshop: The Tostonera

01-22-2011 01:19 AM by Stevinmarin | 37 comments »

Chef Gordon Ramsay makes a tostonera! A what? It makes tostones, of course. A what? Oh, fried plantains.

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Consignment shop for wood workers.

01-22-2011 12:54 AM by 58j35bonanza | 15 comments »

I have toyed with an idea for some time now and was wanting some feedback on this idea. I’m sure it’s not original but haven’t seen one either. My idea is to have a consignment shop for woodworkers to sell their work.It would be an outlet for woodworkers to sell items for a percentage of the sale. This would be a store where woodworkers could drop of their projects and have them sold. Tell me your thoughts on this?

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bandsaw help

01-22-2011 12:51 AM by jat | 6 comments »

How about some opinions concerning the Powermatic 14” vs. the Grizzly G0555x. From what I’ve read, it seems these are 2 of the best 14” models out there. I’m looking for some thoughts and recommendations. I’ve never had a bandsaw and I’m still pretty new to woodworking (which is my hobby and I love it). I’m told the Powermatic has gone down a bit in quality recently but that Grizzly is a very reliable machine and may be the best value for the pr...

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First Commission #1: Entertainment Center

01-22-2011 12:04 AM by jmichaeldesign | 3 comments »

So life forced a break from woodworking. I finished college a few years ago at Kendall College of Art and Design with a degree in Furniture Design and Woodworking. After that I moved across the country and a worked for a couple different non-profits for a couple years during which time I also met and married my wife. We started looking for a new apartment for a few reasons, one of which was to find one with a garage that I could work in. I had worked in a cabinet/custom furnitu...

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new member-looking to buy new equipment

01-22-2011 12:05 AM by danp | 4 comments »

Hi everyone Im A new member I found this site while looking for table saw reviews, this site is way to cool.Last week we had A fire and my entire shop burned to the ground it was A 30×42 ft. bldg.and I had alot of stuff now I have to replace stuff I have to wait until spring to rebuild but its never to late to start to think about how I want to do things this time around.Im starting with A table saw and going from there. Thank you for any input Da...

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