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Hitachi drill or new battery

1967 days ago by Al | 11 comments »

I have a 14 volt Hitachi drill ( about 4 years old). Latley the charge does not hold and I assume it’s the battery life going rather than the drill itself. Since this is my first battery operated drill I’m not sure which is the problem. My instincts tells me it’s the battery…................your input is always well received. Thanks for all your past help. Al

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Adirondack Chair of a Sort - The Jigs

1967 days ago by CedarFreakCarl | 7 comments »

Ok, I didn’t know these Adirondack chairs would generate so much interest. As a result, the plans I sent out to several different LumberJocks didn’t include any construction methods or any provisions for the jigs I used when I constructed them. Here are some pictures of the jigs I made as well as more pictures that I took whilst they were in the making. The idea here is to construct the first chair the way you want it, then make these jigs so that when you make the rest of the c...

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Plane Restoration #1: Bedrock 603 - Before

1967 days ago by depictureboy | 7 comments »

Well now is the beginning of my Journey…..I guess I am going to get some evaporust and get started. Ill windup getting a hock blade and frog more than likely…. I got it for $2.50…..along with a 220 block plane for another 2.50….

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Treadle Lathe workbench #4: The frame continues....

1967 days ago by jth2bmtsu | 1 comment »

Working with reclaimed wood is rewarding but can be a real challenge. This particular wood is so hard, I broke a drill bit and got multiple screws stuck in the wood. Oh well, at least a tree wasn’t cut down for this project, yet! Today, I started some assembly. Check out my work. I also wanted to add another picture of the concrete portion of the flywheel for your review. I think I resolved the sizing issue. I was able to weigh the flywheel today and it weighed right at 80lbs.

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The Gazebo #4: The Roof

1967 days ago by MsDebbieP | 6 comments »

March 31/09 slowly but surely our gazebo is transforming.bye-bye tarps for a roof and hello sheet metal!!

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No sharpen draw knife

1967 days ago by Craftsman on the lake | 9 comments »

I thought some people might be interested in my drawknife. It never dulls. Ever. This is a picture (below) of one of my draw knives. I have three but this one is special and very, very different. It was made around 1976 and has been used a lot. The thing is, I can’t dull it, and I can’t sharpen it. Now, I’ve never tried purposely to dull it. I’ve used it mostly to carve guitar necks in mahogany and maple. And I’ve used it on other things too but always respect...

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no end vice

1968 days ago by louie | 4 comments »

Just wanted to let you in on a jig, I just made for my self. I have a self made bench, but no end vice for clamping, on it for gluing or painting work. Any way I use round dogs and then clamp the work at the end. I was feeling sorry for my self for not having a vice, so I figured I would do the next best thing. Using my drilled press, I took one of the dogs on its flat side, using a 5/8 bit then tapped it. I got a 5/8 bolt about 6” long screwed it in and put a jig kit knob on the...

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phenolic plywood - what is it

1968 days ago by PrarieBoy | 5 comments »

I’ve done a liittle research and best I can tell is that phenolic plywood is just an “new name” for HDO plywood.I searched for plywood on Google and went to the APA site. And HDO is a phenolic resin overlay as is MDO – MDO being cheaper about $60 for a 4×8 sheet while HDO is about $100 per 4×8 sheet (both in 3/4 inch).does anyone else know of a difference in phenolic vs HDO. I suspect phenolic plywood is just local jargon for an otherwise easily found prod...

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The Craftsman's Path #61: Sculpted Rocking Chair - Shaping the Seat

1968 days ago by Mark Mazzo | 0 comments »

After a quick task with on front legs on the chair, it was finally on to some of the sculpting – starting with the seat. Take a look at this post on my blog for details and a pictorial of the process. Thanks for reading!

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kitchen table

1968 days ago by hrvoje | 4 comments »

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