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Necklace Box #1: The first couple months

01-28-2011 06:15 PM by superstretch | 3 comments »

In September, I started coming up with ideas for my wife’s Christmas present. The short of it is—I haven’t finished it yet. Fortunately, it was a minor part of all that I was getting/making her, so she didn’t go without this Christmas. Part of my problem is that I’m still a greenhorn and purpleheart is a jerk to work with. Tearout, checking, and pitting is something I’ve had to deal with non-stop. For the past two weeks, my shop (no heating) has been bel...

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Woodworking Accessories Alternatives #1: Inexpensive Aluminum T-Tracks!

01-28-2011 05:35 PM by steliart | 16 comments »

Woodworking Accessories Alternatives Inexpensive Aluminum T-Tracks! Getting woodworking accessories in a country that woodworking is not a common hobby – actually there are no woodworkers here just cabinet makers – even the simplest things have to be imported and off course you have to wait for them. Importing things from US by the time they arrive here the price number is doubled and that number is in euro now. Importing from UK is cheaper but not always they h...

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New Post on the Little Good Pieces Blog: Bench Helpers

01-28-2011 04:58 PM by TheGravedigger | 3 comments »

There’s a new post on the Little Good Pieces Blog: “Bench Helpers”- A few things I have done to make my bench work better. Check it out!

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Shims For Life

01-28-2011 04:38 PM by HungryTermite | 2 comments »

I tend to get excited about things and it’s in my nature to want to cover all my bases. This means I can go a little overboard sometimes. I was researching how to set up and tune my Harbor Freight jointer I got over the holidays (which I will review once I use it a little more) and came across a bunch of shim stock at Amazon. For less than $20 I got steel shim stock in .001”, .002”, .003”, .005”, .007”, and .010” thicknesses. I don’t lik...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #239: On to the Saw!

01-28-2011 02:39 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 3 comments »

We wound up getting about a foot of snow yesterday. It is still falling now, but only a few flakes at a time are slowly falling. It isn’t that cold out though and it looks like absolutely no wind, as the flakes are falling straight down and look as if they are doing so in slow motion. It really is beautiful. I passed on my walk yesterday. I probably should have gone, but I was finishing up the last two drawings for this next catalog deadline and some things still needed tweaking....

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Cheap adjustable shelving

01-28-2011 08:08 AM by devann | 3 comments »

Here’s an example if an adjustable shelf I made that’s very inexpensive. You can make this project whatever size you need. I used two 2×6 for the legs. I cut dados every 9” slightly wider than the plywood shelf. I used my router with a templete bit and a jig that I use when I make bookcases. Then I ripped the 2×6s in half to give me four legs. After that I routed the outside of the legs with a roundover bit. For the shelving I used plywood cut to the size shelf ...

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Jigsaw table

01-28-2011 07:30 AM by devann | 2 comments »

Here’s the smallest table in my shop. I built it because I needed to cut small radius with my jigsaw and didn’t want to be cutting into my workbench. There’s not much to it. Four legs, a 4×4 with some pocket holes at the top to attach a small piece of replaceable plywood to. Besides using for cuttig with the jigsaw, I use it when I want to drill a hole through something and I don’t want a hole in my workbench. It also comes in handy for routing smaller pieces usei...

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Assiniiboine Community College Woodworking course #6: Last Class of Level 1 :-(

01-28-2011 07:30 AM by Mark Shymanski | 4 comments »

Well the Level 1 is done and no I didn’t get my nail tray finished; I need about another hour to get it all together including fixing my myriad ‘learning opportunities’:-) I had a chance to use a rabbetting plane! and a brace and bit. I am very impressed with how easily these tools worked, I had anticipated that they would be much less effective for a lot more effort. I will be keeping my eyes open for good garage sales and auctions for more hand tools now. Overall (...

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I wish this were a wood gloat.

01-28-2011 03:55 AM by Derek Lyons | 13 comments »

Sometimes, seeing some wood can bring complex emotions… My father-in-law was a woodworker, and when he died we were faced with what to do with his shop, I wasn’t a woodworker at the time so we had little use for his tools and stash of wood. So we gave his tools away to some woodworking friends of ours (and took a lot of flack from relatives for not selling them). His wood stash ended up in a friends barn with the idea that I’d trade wood for woodworking. Some of woo...

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Leonard Street Workshop #5: Basic Setup

01-28-2011 02:56 AM by tyskkvinna | 10 comments »

I got the basics set up today… Over here, is the little bandsaw and the mitre saw. and over here is the router table and the sander. If you look closely you can see that sitting between the two tables is another table with the planer. The shopvac is sitting under the sink and therefore hiding. :) The router table is awesome!! I love it. I do have a small question for you all though. See the little … bump… towards the end? It did this on every piec...

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