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Shop made compass

09-16-2009 08:53 PM by Don "Dances with Wood" Butler | 17 comments »

A decent compass has been absent from my shop for a long time. I don’t remember my last one, it may have been one left over from my hand-drafting period, and I have no idea where it is. So, since there was oak scraps on the bench begging to be used, I built this one. I didn’t spend a dime on it, either! Thanks for looking. d

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Tools #2: 1" belt sander

09-16-2009 07:03 PM by Joe Watson | 7 comments »

My dad found this old 1 inch belt sander at a garage sale for 5 bucks and I was looking on old woodworking machines and sure enough the one he gave me last week is the same as the one in the link. i plan on using it when i get a motor for it. Mead 1' x 42' belt sander :update I have found a motor for my sander from a friend at work cleaning out his garage.

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Wall Hung Console #2: The first glue ups

09-16-2009 06:42 PM by captkerk | 5 comments »

Well, I got started on the console by gluing up the boards for the top and the three large brackets. Since I had the lumber on hand and I didn’t want to go buy lumber, I’m gluing together boards to make the thick brackets (Norm of course had stock that thick). I used a planer sled to flatten the boards for the brackets since they are too wide for my jointer. That went pretty well and I was planning to do the same for the wide boards for the top, but it was just too long, heav...

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Wall Hung Console #1: Getting started

09-16-2009 05:25 PM by captkerk | 2 comments »

So here’s the plan. I watched the Wall Hung Console episode of the New Yankee Workshop and my wife really liked the table. She thinks it would look great in the front hall. I thought it would be a good use of the walnut lumber my in-laws gave me, so now I’m finally getting started. I took as many notes as I could from watching the episode and then plugged the dimensions in to SketchUp. I had to improvise some more of the dimensions since Norm didn’t mention all of the...

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Flute tutorial (part 14)

09-16-2009 07:10 AM by Den | 6 comments »

A flute I couldn’t part from. F# with a 1” bore made in red cedar and buckeye mouth piece, and Eagles claw sits upon the block (fake) but what a sound.

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Flute tutorial (part 14)

09-16-2009 06:56 AM by Den | 1 comment »

When you have finished lathing your flute and have plane your sides and under the flute, take your flute and drill a 5/16 (7.9375 mm) (0.79375cm)hole in the mouth end until it goes into the SAC area. Now file the edge of your TSH and it doesn’t have to be sharp, your can have 2/32 (1.5875 mm) (0.15875) blunt end if you would like. The edge of the TSH will change the sound of the flute base upon how thick or thin the tsh is. Put your block on the sac and in front of your tsh. blow li...

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Coffee and conversations: A new table

09-16-2009 04:49 AM by Gary | 4 comments »

A coffee table, we need a coffee table. Hmmm? This project, which is nearing completion, is a coffee table.No big thing typically. A set of legs, a few rips on the table saw, a little glue,some mortise and tenons and Bob’s your uncle. Not quite this time. I didn’t want to make “another table.” More than that, I wanted to build something where the timbers I wanted to use dictated the design.Well, partially—there was a height constraint which needed to be ...

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A journey into the workshop. #6: The workbench is almost complete.

09-16-2009 04:24 AM by dbhost | 1 comment »

There it sits, proudly in nearing completion glory. And it is almost usable! The dog holes, lower shelf, sanding, and finishing are all that is left to complete this project. I wasn’t sure I should post this one. The twist you see is an optical illusion. I have checked it with straight edges, levels, you name it. This thing is dead flat… My Central Forge 9” quick release vise fitted with wooden faces, and bench dog holes. Yes the back face of the vise is un...

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Flute tutorial (part 13)

09-16-2009 03:50 AM by Den | 0 comments »

The first diagram shows how the air comes out of the sac and how the block should sit over the SAC area the right side of the diagram shows what the area looks like with out the block.the last diagram show and exray side of a flute and how the air flows.

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Drawings and sketches - Niece's study desk- Looking for feedback

09-16-2009 03:28 AM by KellyS | 5 comments »

My 11 year old niece asked me if I would build her a desk for her bedroom so she can study. She’s my niece and my little gluing partner, so how can I say no? Problem is, I really don’t know where to begin and really not sure whether what I’ve came up with is ergonomically correct. I don’t have the money to go “all out” on something ultra nice and she lives in a double wide mobile home (Yep, we’re from Georgia), so she doesn’t really have a lot o...

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