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My Monster Router Table #1: Step 1- Sketch Up Design

10-26-2010 09:04 AM by Crushgroovin | 11 comments »

Ok I now am somewhat fluent in Sketch-up! Woo Hooo. It only took me getting horribly sick for two weeks. Came down with a cold October 11th, which turned into a horrible sinus infection on October 14th. My fever broke for good this past Saturday. I actually made use of my time though. Started out watching all the videos on and off I went. It took me some trial and error, and using my wifes 17” laptop instead of my Netbook. The idea was mine but I wasn’...

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Building My Work Shop #3: A Nice, but difficult Dilemma

10-26-2010 08:10 AM by Crushgroovin | 7 comments »

So after months of being flat ass broke we have finally resolved and outstanding issue which has resulted in a cash settlement. After meeting our savings goals and other critical items I have a little bit to spend on my workshop. So my dilemma is what to do with it. I originally had been set selling the old Incra Ultra I bought and replacing it with the LS Super System. I like the new design and the Wonder Fence is exactly what I need, oh ok exactly what I want. I don’t have a jointe...

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Greene & Greene Inspired Blanket Chest #2: V2 File Uploaded

10-26-2010 06:41 AM by afnid | 4 comments »

I have been progressing along on this project, and have had a lot of revisions to the original file, and at this point I would consider it to be complete. You can download the v2 file from the link in the original post. There were a lot of small adjustments, and finishing all of the sizing/joinery on the lid. I also added the Rockler spring-loaded hinges and resized the top trim to fit. I am using the Cutlist 4 plugin for Sketchup, so with all the joinery, it produces correct dimensions f...

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Rebuilding a vintage Craftsman Table Saw 113.29920 #9: How the Incra screwed up my table saw.....

10-26-2010 06:15 AM by KTMM (Krunkthemadman) | 8 comments »

HAHA, got your attention. No, the Incra didn’t REALLY screw up my table saw, it just created a new hurdle to overcome. (Note here this will be set-back/screw up number five.) I have an Incra TS-LS 32 that is probably the best investment I have in my shop. If Incra made a circular saw fence, I would own it too. (Might not need a table saw if they did that.) But, this entry is not to praise the Incra, it is to scold the Incra, and all of it’s micro-adjustable goodness. So,...

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Setting up new shop #2: The dust never ends.

10-26-2010 06:08 AM by WoodenSoldier | 8 comments »

Made some good progress in getting my shop cleaned up and organized. As some of you have pointed out, what’s the point in putting money into a place you’re renting? I agree with that to some extent. I’m certainly not trying to increase the value of the property, but on the other hand, if my hobby is woodworking, and its one of the things that keeps me sane and helps me relax, then I want to do it in a space I can enjoy. With that said, I am trying to do this as cheaply a...

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Extremely Average #283: A Woodworking Miracle

10-26-2010 04:55 AM by Ecocandle | 4 comments »

Hello LJ’s, Today I attempted my first half blind dovetail. I don’t want to give away the ending to the story, but I think you will enjoy today’s blog. Thanks, Brian

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Updates and a question

10-26-2010 04:32 AM by WoodsmanWoodworker | 3 comments »

First the bowl is on hold, mainly becuase i need to sharpen my chisels. The question… Is there a non-power sharpening tool that can sharpen my axes, chisels, and other such hand tools all in one tool? Also i made a simple ruler stop, a marking gauge, and a small grease pot. I’ll be posting them soon. Thanks

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Lincoln Log Jig

10-26-2010 04:22 AM by mikeho | 6 comments »

I have had quite a few requests on how the lincoln log jig works, I will give it a shot at explaining it.First I rip the logs to 23/32 square and then take them to the router table and using a roundover bitround the edges. Next set the jig stops to the far left setting (right hole in jig) and cut the short and long logs to length. Next move the stops to the right setting (left hole in the jig) and cut the dados setting the 3/4 in dado blade to 1/8 above the sled. Next I take a few of ...

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Stanley Plane Restoration - No. 5, Type 19 - BEFORE PICTURES

10-26-2010 03:41 AM by BradJacob | 3 comments »

Hey everyone. Last year I became interested in restoring planes. I created one project blog where I was restoring an early Type 9. Then, while working with on a wood project, the Walnut got me real sick. It took almost one month to get better, then spring came, summer, BBQ’s, band practice, life….. Here is it fall again and I’m back in the shop restoring my planes. I got two going right now. One is the old Type 9 and the other is a Type 19 that I picked up on eBay for som...

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Scary sharp? Or barely sharp, but learning

10-26-2010 03:24 AM by Cato | 7 comments »

So had the day off today and thought I would take the time and try out the glass and wet/dry sharpening system that I got to attempt to sharpen my new and old planes. Set up and went with coarse 220 to 600 grit and then went to fine grits 1000,1200,1500. I have 2000 but did not try that yet. I should back up and say that I am going to have to read more about bench planes and their adjustments, as I have very little experience with them. I did manage to take them apart and put them b...

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