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Around The Coffeepot Ramblings #13: I Need More Of Those

11-10-2010 04:45 AM by William | 9 comments »


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A journey into the workshop. #73: Testing out the dust collection, and the 4" port on the Shark Guard...

11-10-2010 03:56 AM by dbhost | 7 comments »

So the ducting is installed, the lathe is moved into its permanent position, and the hoses are run to everything shy of the workbench, and the drill press I was able to test the dust collection on the following… Table Saw lower end and Shark Guard. Band saw, lower and upper guide ports.Lathe, dust hood attached to rails behind lathe… The lathe dust hood disappoints. I have LOTS of strong suction at the hose, just but the hood is honestly too far away from the work. I need to...

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Re-claimed Trim mold furniture #1: Cut pieces and ideas

11-10-2010 03:51 AM by rando1 | 5 comments »

It has been a while since we have had chance to post anything. We have been working on a lot of marketing, preparing some accessories for a show we are going to next week and recruiting more work. I recently came across some old re-claimed trim molding from an architectrual antiques warehouse. Boy did I have fun searching and looking through the rooms and rooms of old woodworking and furniture! I gathered some pieces form an old home from downtown Charleston and thought I would put ...

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Built-In Bed #2: SUDO: Make Me a Sandwich

11-10-2010 03:26 AM by Scott R. Turner | 2 comments »

(The Story So Far: Our Hero is constructing a built-in bed for his daughter, with inadequate tools and woodworking experience.) As mentioned in my previous post, one of the challenges of this project is to construct the large, 1 1/2” thick panels that make up the bed sides. These panels are 96” tall and 58” wide, so they cannot be cut from a single sheet of plywood. (The built-in is sized to fit a full size mattress.) They are intended to be 1 1/2” thick, so I h...

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Asian Cabinet #4: Legs and Aprons

11-10-2010 01:58 AM by Brian Havens | 3 comments »

Makings some progress again, after getting a little side tracked on the second set of legs Some may be curious about the rasp that I use for making templates. It is a #49 Nicolson, a.k.a. “pattern maker’s rasp”. It has an irregular tooth pattern that make it cut quickly and easy to control as well. You can see it here . It is a little expensive, but if you plan on doing a lot of templates, it is worth it in the long run.

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Creative Woodworking #3: Beds

11-10-2010 12:29 AM by dakremer | 6 comments »

In this installment of Creative Woodworking i’m exploring “beds.” Most of the beds i have posted below are modern or contemporary (only because thats the style i like most). Feel free to add any pictures of beds YOU find creative, in a style you like, or any beds you’ve made that would fit the creative category. The idea of the blog is to get the creative juices flowing. enjoy ...

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Band Saw Rip Fence made in the Shop

11-10-2010 12:21 AM by Bob Simmons | 5 comments »

“Necessity is the Mother of Invention” Plato….Ancient Greek Philosopher…(428 BC-348 BC) The band saw rip fence is an invaluable saw accessory that is easy to build and provides for the safe operation when ripping low profile material. This at certain times cannot be provided by the manufacturer’s band saw fence. Obviously, when working at the tool the woodworker wants to limit the exposure of the band saw blade for reasons of safety. The workshop made band...

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Shop song of the day #5: 11/9/10

11-09-2010 10:46 PM by Raftermonkey | 5 comments »

James Taylor, Knockin Around The Zoo.

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Router table, lift and fence (Festool) Homemade Blog #4: Router table mechanics (bonus material)

11-09-2010 10:32 PM by mafe | 8 comments »

Router table mechanics (bonus material)A little tour through the tecnical idea. After request, I will make a quick explanation of the mecanism. Here a overview of the parts. The parts.Some 5mm aluminium, nylon slider (can be made from other materials), threaded rod, joining not (or what ever it is called), bolt with flat hex nut head, and some loctite. Here are the bolt head on the top of the table.Countersink so the bolt are under the table top.(Yes my freehand routing went all w...

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"Methods to My Madness: Designing and Carving a Cane" #1: Choosing the Wood

11-09-2010 07:03 PM by mpounders | 6 comments »

I thought I would start series on how I make my canes, since I have been working on quite a few here lately. I wanted start with the design process, since I usually spend a week or so on that part, and then go into some of the actually carving and the tools and methods I use. It’s not exactly a tutorial with plans and such, but you should be able to construct a cane of your own with a little bit of work. So, I usually start my design with the shaft of the cane. Since canes are used f...

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