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Culling the Herd

11-12-2010 12:39 AM by poopiekat | 7 comments »

While working on my current project, I realized that there are some tools in full view, within easy reach, that I NEVER USE! Or, at least, I reach past them for my favorites. For example, I have lots of C-clamps varying in size, but some have machine-threads. It takes an eternity to open or close them, very inconvenient when you’ve got glue setting! So, I think I’ll consider getting rid of any C-clamp that does not have Acme threads, those so-called ‘square threads’...

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Oliver 232 restoration #3: A little motor work

11-11-2010 11:48 PM by MedicKen | 12 comments »

The past few days things here have not been well. I have spent the last 48 hours in bed with one of the worst colds I think I have ever had. So, needless to say not much has been done with the saw. I am starting to feel a “little” better and decided I would attempt to get a few things done on the saw today. I ordered the motor and thrust bearings a week ago from Lynne at Accurate and they showed up yesterday. I figured that would be a good project and would not take too much ou...

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Chess board. #7: Progress on the border...

11-11-2010 10:18 PM by degoose | 14 comments »

Here be a few photographs on a border design for one of the chess boards. This board is NSW Rosewood and Camphor Laurel The border was made by cutting triangles of NSW Rosewood and Silver Ash and laminating them between strips of Camphor Laurel and Queensland Maple..alternating the colors.. Then it was a matter of making a lip in some Rosewood and glueing the Triangular feature to the solid rosewood and mitre cutting the corners… this is actually harder than you might think...

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The Start of a Challenge #2: So now that I've kinda figured out this blogging series thing...

11-11-2010 09:58 PM by rhybeka | 2 comments »

hard to believe I started this project 193 days ago and it’s still a pretty rough project. School, and a master bathroom remodel have taken me away…that and I hit a brick wall when the wood is cut to the dimensions required but…somethings causing the case to be 1/2 inch too long, and I’ve got an extra 2 inches inside the case… still not certain how it’s happened, but I’m moving on to get it done…we need this piece sooner rather than later and th...

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Trestle Table Desks #2: Additional Mortising, air control, mortiser lube, A-Town apron

11-11-2010 08:06 PM by Lee Barker | 1 comment »

The second run of mortises is in the legs. The tenoned rails will surround the juniper panels. Rather than squirt the air after each two holes, I looped a hose clamp around the air gun and trigger and used a nut driver to control it. (Nut driver is resting on the screw for the photo only.) It didn’t take much air to keep the work area clean. It was easier to get a bore – slide – bore – stack flow going when there was no interruption to work the air. The mortis...

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New "Little Good Pieces" blog post - "Wing Chun Dummy - Body in the Rough"

11-11-2010 08:05 PM by TheGravedigger | 0 comments »

There’s a new post on the Little Good Pieces blog – “Wing Chun Dummy – Body in the Rough”. I’ve found material for the body of the dummy and have begun roughing. Check it out!

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Hardy Thank You

11-11-2010 07:56 PM by Tadd | 5 comments »

“These are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. . .” Thomas Paine, 1776. Thanks to all my fellow vets and to those that are currently serving!

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A thought for today.

11-11-2010 06:00 PM by BigTiny | 10 comments »

“So what if the best of our wages be, An empty sleeve, a stiff bent knee, A crutch for the rest of life, who cares? As long as the old flag waves and dares.” lest we forget

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"Methods to My Madness: Designing and Carving a Cane" #3: Shaping the handle

11-11-2010 05:53 PM by mpounders | 10 comments »

It is usually easier to drill any holes needed in the handle before you actually start shaping it. I just clamp it up and use the drill press to drill my holes…. the one in the shaft is usually drilled with a cordless drill. I like to use a 5/16 or larger threaded rod to join the handles to the shaft. Some people prefer wooden tenons and use it as part of the design with an exposed wedged tenon. You do have to carve or shape that tenon on the shaft unless you use a wooden dowel. I pref...

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11-11-2010 05:06 PM by woodsmithshop | 10 comments »

I just want to wish all the VETS here on LJs a HAPPY VETS DAY!!!US ARMYUS NAVY

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