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Workbench #6: Hello Tearout My Old Friend

02-17-2011 05:05 PM by HungryTermite | 4 comments »

I don’t know why but I have S&G stuck in my head, hence the title for this entry. I started milling the legs! After putting some epoxy on all 4 sides of each leg and then scraping most of it off with a carbide paint scraper, I started jointing the blanks for the legs. Here you can see one of the longer blanks with my two Home Depot push blocks (a.k.a. grout trowels) and my Harbor Freight infeed and Rigid outfeed set up. The Harbor Freight roller stand was only $14 but I have m...

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Corner Inlay Table #10: Think we're ready to move on

02-17-2011 05:03 PM by Rick | 0 comments »

Back-tracked, spoke to several people, got some advice from The Woodwhisperer (Thanks, Marc!), and have a test board that looks promising. Color isn’t quite right, but you’ll get the idea… What I learned so far: Gel stains are good because the do cover so evenly Gel stains cover so evenly over waxy or de-waxed shellac – Norm’s process doesn’t work here The 1/8” masking tape does well to cover the inlay during staining, but comes up eas...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #259: Waaaaahhhhhhh!!!!!!!

02-17-2011 03:14 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 9 comments »

Well, fellow Jocks and Jane’s – I suppose you get the short version today. . . . I got up as usual, wrote my blog here and was almost finished. Then horror struck – the site here went down. I thought it was my own Firefox conflicting with the site here, as that has happened before. I reinstalled Firefox and it didn’t help. I tried Explorer to see if it worked there. Nope. Then everything went down. :( I ate a banana for breakfast and made some more co...

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02-17-2011 12:40 PM by stefang | 3 comments »

Just a short EMERGENCY BLOG concerning the dowels in the buckets. I haven’t noticed it before, but I found a picture of the dowels used in the traditional buckets. The dowel was shaped like a woman, that is a slim waist in the middle and pointed on both ends. The reason for this is that when the bucket swells from water a great deal of pressure will be applied to the dowels and they can break in the middle. There’s no explanation in the book, but I think the most vulnerable ...

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The new girl - Dana enters our shop! #6: Not all nail guns, power tools, and knee pads ... so what comes next?

02-17-2011 10:02 AM by Eric M. Saperstein | 14 comments »

So you’ve seen the jewelry boxes, the whittling in bed, and the hardwood floors. During this time we passed through her 180 day checkpoint which was good timing since she does not like Valentines Day. I waited until 183 days had passed and delivered her gift … pointing out it was NOT a V-day gift it was a 183 day commemorative event. Oh – the gift, since that question will come up. She likes peppermint patties, so I found a candy wholesaler and drop shipped her a 25lb cas...

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Shipyard Memories #15: Rolling Hulls Over and Pouring Lead Keels

02-17-2011 06:11 AM by shipwright | 10 comments »

Once the hull is planked, it is skinned with 6 oz. fiberglass cloth set in epoxy and faired using several tinted coats of a high build epoxy primer and quite a lot of sandpaper. The last coat is grey and only sanded enough to knock off the dust nibs. Here the skin is on but the spray-on fairing primer has not yet been applied. The white patches are epoxy filler applied between the wood and the ‘glass with a batten screed to fill the more pronounced low spots. In this photo the...

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Mason Dixon Toy Making 2011

02-17-2011 05:28 AM by Karson | 14 comments »

I was chatting in a message to A1Jim and telling about the work that I did today and I got to thinking about something that has come up in making our toys. The newspaper article this year brought a new person who wanted to volunteer on helping make toys. But, he has a full time job and is not retired so he wanted to do it at his home in nights and weekends. So it was agreed that he would help up make our Lincoln Log Cabin toy. This requires about 5,000 ft of 3/4 square stock. We are mak...

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Military Shadow Box Part2 #1: Military Shadow Box Table Part 2

02-17-2011 05:17 AM by woody1492 | 0 comments »

This is my second attempt at a military shadow box table. This time i’m making it out of solid walnut we had sitting in a storage building at work. The best thing is the width was over 10” and lengths of the boards were about 10’.I’m happy with the way things are coming together with this one and I am more happy with the results with this one than the last project. Hope you all like it so far. Still some sanding, fine tuning and finishing left to do. Until next ti...

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Setting Up Shop #4: The difference between static phase converters

02-17-2011 05:03 AM by DylanC | 3 comments »

Just a quick post to share what I learned about static phase converters while setting up my 3-phase Unisaw. First off, there are two basic types. Each of them uses some type of capacitor circuit to energize the third phase of the motor just long enough to get the motor up to speed. After the motor is spinning the starting circuit is taken out of the loop and your three-phase motor is running on two phases of power. This was the first type of converter I looked at buying, but after speak...

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Leonard Street Workshop #6: Getting Setup

02-17-2011 04:57 AM by tyskkvinna | 6 comments »

I’ve been busy collecting tools, supplies and lumber. Most of the lumber is coming from inside of the building—there were quite a few old cabinets made out of cherry and maple, some other hardwood trim things, a couple of cedar saunas, some floorboards that appear to not belong to any room in the building at all, etc. In case you’re wondering, pile like that looks kind of like this: Also a tree cut into a few pieces! :) This is maple- I have a total of six pieces...

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