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Double Dovetail Box #5: Assembling the box and Starting the top

02-01-2010 07:52 AM by Don | 4 comments »

Everything about the double dovetail joint is complete. I hope it was cear enough for folks to make their own. Feel free to bug me with questions if you didn’t follow. In summary, it’s just a bunch of half blind joints using a corner piece with the grain perpendicular to the sides. From here on out it’s just another box but I’ll continue to post shots as I go. Yesterday I lightly sanded the shellac that I previously applied to the inside surfaces of all pieces. Then...

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Project Plans - Retirement Display / Shadow Box

02-01-2010 07:36 AM by Troy | 5 comments »

For the following project, I received some requests for more information and plans. I finally got around to learning Google SketchUp this weekend and drew these up. Let me know of any improvements needed please. It was built around the flag I received on the way out, which was 3’ x 5’.This goes out to any and all in hopes it’ll be used for other veterans.Textured: http://far...

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Great Tool Buys #1: Super Tool Buy!

02-01-2010 06:50 AM by BRAY | 6 comments »

Last Monday, while searching for a biscuit jointer I decided to visit a local pawn shop. There it was, a Dewalt DW682K. It had been used once, maybe twice. It had a $75 price sticker on it. After seeing them selling for around $200, I decided to buy it. I’m glad I did; it works great.

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Router Table #13: Leveling the Insert - Incra Style

02-01-2010 06:18 AM by PurpLev | 10 comments »

Up until now I was leveling my insert (also on my TS) with blue painters tape – yeah, ghetto, but it works, cheap, and available. When I made the order with Lee Valley last week, I ordered a pack of 10 capscrews and though I’d try to incorporate the leveling concept on the Incra made table. as I stated in my previous post- If I had to start it over, I’d just order the table top from Incra and be done with it – they are worth their price. however. since I already had...

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Machinist Chest #2: Case Assembly and Drawer Installation

02-01-2010 06:03 AM by DocK16 | 6 comments »

Worked on this new project over the weekend and have to say this is alot tougher than I thought it was going to be. Tolerances are very tight. Some cuts for the drawers have to be within 1/32th or the gaps between the drawers are crooked. Thank heaven for micro adjust on the Incra router fence. Alot of do-overs on the drawers which was frustrating as I tried to cut all the drawer fronts from one piece to get a good grain match, which means if you screw up one drawer you have to redo all 7...

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Extremely Average #30: Henry Wood Detective Agency: Monday Morning

02-01-2010 05:50 AM by Ecocandle | 7 comments »

Sunday had been relaxing. Henry spent the day finishing his dado jig for his router. He was starting to get comfortable using the router and was able to create a straight edge, then from that, square up the jig. He could hardly believe it when he put the square on each corner and they were all at 90 degrees. What a rush. After he finished the jig and photographed it for posterity he relaxed a bit and bought a new case journal. He jotted down a few of his thoughts. Jan 2, 1955...

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thank you sam shakouri #2: now i went and did it .

02-01-2010 05:01 AM by patron | 37 comments »

some of you may have seen this bowl by sam shakouri , my interpretation of it ,well here is how i did mine , it’s a little different than sams , in the method ,he will show his as he sees fit ,thats my story , and i’m sticking to it !so here is how i did it ..i start with two boards of opposite colors ,here curly maple and black walnut .cut them both identical ,and sticky tape them together .MARK A HASH MARK ON THE ENDS , AND AN ARROW TO EAC...

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23 years and still ticking... my first project.

02-01-2010 04:06 AM by HungryTermite | 6 comments »

I noticed an item the other day that I generally take for granted or otherwise don’t notice. It occured to me that I have dragged it all over the country with me, through high school, on to college, moving on to my first job. I have had it in every place I have ever lived. I use it in the house and in the garage. It was my first formal introduction to a lot of different woodworking tools. I always had an interest in working with my hands and working with wood and this was one of th...

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View Bobby's profile

It's GREAT to be back!!!

02-01-2010 03:48 AM by Bobby | 6 comments »

Hi all… First off I’d like to thank everyone who took the time to welcome me to the site when I found it and joined about a week ago. It was very much appreciated. I love woodworking… always have. Over the years I have been able to acquire a lot of tools. Most are good names, a few are lesser names but I manage to get things done with all of them. As I tell my wife after getting yet another tool… “a man has got to have tools, dear.” To this she just shakes her head and smiles...

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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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