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Rain, rain , go away!

04-19-2011 05:22 PM by hairy | 12 comments »

Today I decided it was time to finally make an outfeed table for the tablesaw. The rain has been biblical of late. I just finished cutting a piece of plywood, when I realized what was happening. It doesn’t look like much, but it was almost an inch deep running for about 30 minutes. I had been working out there for close to an hour when this snuck up on me.

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What I wish I'd known before spending money on woodworking hand tools #3: Time, Money, Experience.

04-19-2011 05:00 PM by Dave Pearce | 8 comments »

Whether you buy new or used woodworking hand tools, is entirely up to you. I didn’t write these blog posts to convince anyone otherwise. I simply wrote about my experiences. Everyone has a different perspective on tools, woodworking, and how they like to spend their time. I agree that tuning up a perfectly good tool from 1910 is a worthwhile endeaver but like everything it has it’s break even point. If it took me a week’s worth of work to do it, (or much more time than I...

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3 Girls & A Woodworker #5: Questions about Walnut and Scrollsawing

04-19-2011 03:14 PM by John_G | 15 comments »

I’m about to begin a scrollsaw project with a piece of 3/4” Walnut. My question is when i was sanding down the walnut ahead of time i noticed that it has “pores” or “open grain” or something in it. Is this normal for walnut, or is it something that will get compeltely sanded out if i spend enough time at it? Thanks Jocks…..

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #314: More on the Excalibur Scroll Saw

04-19-2011 01:56 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 20 comments »

I want to start out today by saying that I didn’t get the video done yesterday. There was just too much going on with things and my partner Keith and I were both kind of taking turns on the saw. We both have projects to submit to the magazine for the Holiday issue and it is kind of ‘crunch time’. as we were away for a while and need to really get our projects done. I did, however save a piece from my own arsenal to cut in hopes of making a couple of small clips today. ...

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Tool gloat: UNISAW! #6: Mending fences

04-19-2011 10:16 AM by ic3ss | 9 comments »

Over the last few blog entries, I’ve included pictures of my fence and rails sitting outside drying fresh coat of black paint. This fence that came with the saw is someone’s shop build of a T-Square fence. It was in rough shape on the surface, but looks like it’s in pretty good shape and could benefit from a couple of tune-up items. The angle iron rides directly on the guide tube, metal on metal, lacking the smooth movement that something like a Biesemeyer fence has. See, th...

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Going to local shows. #29: Tasmanian Timber for sale at Maleny Wood Expo..

04-19-2011 10:12 AM by degoose | 11 comments »

You heard correctly … I will have some Tasmanian timber for sale at the show… just over a cubic metre of Tasmanian Huon Pine… Got a call today letting me know that the Carins Brothers from Tasmania will not be attending the Maleny show… and they have some Huon Pine stored at YAS Engineering where the TWC is made…... They will however be attending the Timber and Working With Wood Show at the RNA in Brisbane 3 weeks later… So I have been asked to s...

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Custom Coffee Table (wedding present) #4: Hand-cut dovetails

04-19-2011 05:02 AM by JasonD | 5 comments »

I got a lot done yesterday for the joinery on the long stretchers and am about 90% finished with it, but tonight I wanted to “take a break” so to speak. I got home from the gym late this evening and wanted to get a couple hours in, but after a long day of work and a long evening of training, I wanted to work on something different. I was worried that I might be apt to make a mistake on the joinery since I’m a bit worn out physically and mentally at the moment. One of the ...

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Progress of a self taught cabinet maker #5: Giving back

04-19-2011 04:53 AM by RGtools | 10 comments »

I am to that point in my shop where I need to clear out old tools to make room for new better ones. For some time I have been neglecting this task because I possess the typical pack-rat gene that is inherent in most of us. The idea of a yard sale was appealing but I just have not gotten around to it, and my unused tools sat taking up space and collecting dust. Then when I was speaking to a coworker, I found out her young son likes to carve with his Swiss army knife but has not gotten any f...

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East coast tool hunting

04-19-2011 04:48 AM by Brad | 3 comments »

I was in the DC area recently on business and extended my stay by a day to visit with family. And to try my hand at vintage tool hunting back east. That is why you’re reading this post right? Virginia was home to me as a kid for a few years. Aunt Pat and Uncle Ralph lived in Alexandria, VA with their four kids. As a 12-year old I remember many touring trips. Aunt Pat is a natural docent, well-read on history and culture. And she used those skills hypnotically, as we toured all of DC, Mount...

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Router and table #2: Triton 3 1/4 hp Router Remote Digital readout

04-19-2011 01:32 AM by bubinga | 1 comment »

The router is in part oneThis is what I am making my NEW router table top fromThe Old one I bought has been warping more and more over yearsThis is a manufactured bench top surface I got on eBay for 50 bucks21”X 48” , Inch and half thickPVC laminate , Polyurethane (PU) over MDF,, very durable pvc coatingPVC TEXTURED LAMINATE THERMOFUSED 1.5” THICK VACUUMED FORMED ON STRONG MDF. I think this will be a very stable router table topI don’t have a Pic of fence as modified, but below is P...

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