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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #303: A Little Hiccup

04-03-2011 10:11 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 6 comments »

Well, things were going a bit too smoothly. Today I went with Phil to the store and we took my car. When we returned we parked it on the other side of the driveway and I noticed a puddle of oil under the rear axel. Thank goodness everything is open Sunday in Chicagoland. We took it into Firestone where he usually takes his cars and trusts the owners and it turns out that the differential seal on the rear axel is shot. So I am waiting for it to be repaired before we leave tomorrow. I c...

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The Big Move #4: Getting to the Hand Tools

04-03-2011 10:06 PM by dq2 | 1 comment »

A little planning paid off. My 4 X 8 pegboard fit perfectly under the cabinets. The cabinet doors are heavy, and the vinyl is starting to separate on a couple of them. But, I was finally able to start unpacking some of my hand tools. Now I can begin filling up the cabinets, but that is another story.

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The Big Move #3: Cabinets Are Hanging

04-03-2011 10:03 PM by dq2 | 0 comments »

Finally some progress. First, I installed 3 florescent T8 2-bulb fixtures so I could see what I was doing. The inherited kitchen cabinets needed some fixing. Vinyl veneered 1/4” particle board is not my idea of great cabinetry, but they were free. Then, I had to make the French cleats. Finding the wall studs was no easy task. The cheap Stanley stud finder worked for about 5 minutes. Had to go out and get a different one that would also check for A/C.

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Combo Drum Sander #3: Surface Sander, cabinet, specs, cost, observations

04-03-2011 09:55 PM by tyka | 7 comments »

This is the last of three parts detailing how I made the sander. Part 3 provides details for the surface sander attachment, photos of the final combo sander, specs, dimensions, comments, observations and a cost estimate. I found the sander too heavy to lug around and too high to use on my bench or assembly table. It’s now on a rolling cabinet made with ¾” plywood. The cabinet has two large drawers and storage in the back for the Surface Sanding Table, a place to hang a large push stick on ...

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Pegasus visited a small cold island in the mittle of the week and brought some warme from a Desert

04-03-2011 08:44 PM by Dennisgrosen | 25 comments »

The other day when I got home from work my little princess overwelmed me by jumping on my back and said very loud YOU GOT A PACKAGE lets ride to it my horse …....and of course as the bad dad I am we did take a long ride all over the livingroom …...untill a werd look was coming from the corner chair ….LOL I was surpriced since I expected a bigger packages from a store in Denmark with some suplyes we needfor the garden and kitchengarden and there on the table I cuold see it...

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04-03-2011 08:05 PM by rivergirl | 31 comments »

Is anyone else out there sick of clicking NO to the security warning that pops up continually for pop up ads on this site since the new regime took over?? I click NO do not allow- to the security warning that pops up- then when I go to a new page- I have to click NO NO – go to a new page NO NO NO. I have a blocker with my Internet Security package but I have to click NO NO NO.. Drives me insane!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It is incredible how much exposure there is now to pop up ads on this site...

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Easy Shop Table - Planer Table #6: Adding the casters and finishing the project

04-03-2011 07:30 PM by Lockwatcher | 0 comments »

Well, my casters came in from my local Woodwerks store. Just as in previous entries, the casters are the most expensive part of this project. The casters I have been using lock both the wheel and the pivot as well. Without the double lock, when you push on the table, the pivot will spin – and you can move the table – even when locked. Let’s install the casters next: Below: These are the casters (with double lock mechanism) Below: Use the bottom of the caster to...

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04-03-2011 06:49 PM by GMman | 9 comments »

70,000 Ontario public workers make over $100,000 a yearOntario has released it’s annual “sunshine list” – the names and salaries of all public sector workers making over $100,000. Do our civil servants make too much?

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Shop Update #3: Playing the waiting game

04-03-2011 06:12 PM by TheKingInYellow | 1 comment »

If there is one thing you can rely on to be unreliable, it’s the weather. We went from 8 degrees Celsius last week to -1 and snowing today. As I wander around the garage tidying and planning, I realize that until the shed is up, it’s going to be semi-pointless to actually start working. Oh well. I have done drawings for my router table and the sheer size of my Triton 3 1/4HP router is going to cause issues. It’s going to need 13” of horizontal clearance in the...

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Scraper Sharpening w/ William Ng

04-03-2011 05:50 PM by thewoodwhisperer | 16 comments »

Download Low ResolutionDownload High Resolution During the Greene & Greene coffee table class I attended a few weeks ago, William Ng gave us an impromptu lesson in scraper sharpening. Fortunately I had my Flip Cam at the ready and captured this tutorial for your enjoyment. William uses Takenoko 4,000 and 8,000 grit sharpening stones and you can pick those up in his store. How do you like that fancy water bath? Looking for a small set of card scrapers? Check this out:Cabinet Scraper...

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