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Hand Tool Journey #7: Bench Almost Complete

11-17-2009 11:28 PM by Blake | 15 comments »

More bench progress… Here is the “tail” vice mortised into the end of the bench. You can also see how the underside of the bench looks with all the different widths I used: Clamping on the wider “apron” pieces front and back: And adding the end aprons with dowels: As you can see I painted the 4×6 fir base black: I leveled the table with shims under the feet and then bolted the legs to the floor: And then the...

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Ruminations, Philosophy, and Workshop Antics.......... #8: An ELECTRIFYING WEEKEND, When Peter Power Pillar Got More Power, & Tammy Table Saw Got More Whine

11-17-2009 10:56 PM by Jim Bertelson | 4 comments »

What follows is a true story,……Tammy arrived without a motor……..and we found it…..and the rest is true also, so help me SAWDUST ………… Of all the joyous sounds of the shop, there is none more beloved than Tammy TableSaw’s wonderful whine. She is a proud Contractor’s Saw, born to serve, born to create, born from love. When Tammy starts a whining, all the other tools become alert, knowing that they too will soon join in the song. The whine of the saw is the herald of creation, the shop will b...

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Out of commission for a few days

11-17-2009 10:25 PM by Rustic | 19 comments »

Hey Guys and Gals Just found out that I will be out of commission for a few days next week. I am having a laser procedure done on my left eye. Last week at a routine eye appointment they found a “freckle” on my left eye. There is a blood vessel growing from that freckle and is causing distorted vision. The name of this is called ocular histoplasmosis.They are going to remove the blood vessel. It will not restore my vision to normal. It will only stop it from growing worse. T...

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Another LJ get together in Michigan

11-17-2009 07:57 PM by jockmike2 | 14 comments »

As it were. SteveMI. Stopped by to say hi today much to my surprise and pleasure. We talked like old friends for 2 hours before he had to hit the road. He had stopped back at Raven Farm to do some more shopping, without me, of course. He promised next time to include me. We had a great time and he got to see my messy shop first hand. Will I take the messy shop record? Who knows. We did talk about another Michigan get together maybe in January or Febuary. What do the rest of you Michiganians t...

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Daily Update #3: November 17, 2009

11-17-2009 04:01 PM by Chris Davis | 1 comment »

Daily video update for November 17, 2009 For live video see my Current Projects link at or

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DIY Small format CNC Mill

11-17-2009 01:32 PM by Unskilled | 2 comments »

Good morning everyone. I came across this today and thought it may be of interest to the community. It’s a project called DIYLILCNC , an open source CNC machine that has the ability to do three dimensional CNC routing, can can be built for about $700. Enjoy.

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Hand Tool Journey #6: Stanley No. 62 Low Angle Jack

11-17-2009 09:13 AM by Blake | 15 comments »

Stanley No. 62 Low Angle Jack Plane Some of the modern high end hand tool manufacturers have been marketing “low angle jack planes” for years now like it is something nobody has ever thought of before. I mean, I had never heard of a low angle jack before I started reading reviews on Lie Nielson and Veritas versions in Popular Woodworking Magazine. Veritas Low Angle Jack Plane: And of course we all know that Stanley, the most famous maker of quality hand tools has SERI...

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Shop Organization #11: New Shop Layout with Photos

11-17-2009 07:01 AM by gizmodyne | 12 comments »

Old PicsI was not getting anywhere with my prior shop setup in which I had moved the workbench in front of the doors.d This did enable me to walk around the workbench, but blocked the door. The saw was set up in the middle of the room at a diagonal to allow for longer cuts. Trash and junk from projects had reached critical mass. So I pulled a bunch of the equipment out onto the porch, New PicsI pushed stuff around for a few hours and ingested a cup or so of dust while I swept. Here ar...

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Finished the Research and Making a WorkBench! #10: Sheesh... Trying to share is not happening

11-17-2009 05:02 AM by RichClark | 2 comments »

When I preview a publishing I am trying to get done its fine… but I have “direct access to the acount” and that seems to over ride life as users.. I do open a new iterance of a web browser to see how it looks. .but “YAPPPLE” has changed again (if Your a PC user its like fighting a really unsharp anything and I am tearing out my hair) I am trying to get thie photo’s to just be there and did what I didi last time and redit how I did it time afore. but now ph...

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Finished the Research and Making a WorkBench! #9: Dead Ladies story..

11-17-2009 03:52 AM by RichClark | 0 comments »

The dead man Fits between the Top and the bottom stretcher and is used to hold longer lumber so that you can work the edges comfortably. You’ll see this makes sense once you see it finished and in place… SO Lets make it… If you remember, I offset the Cut for the big dado cut on the top 5/8 from the edge and 5/8 for the width… First you make two pieces…. A back and a front that are 21” and 22” tall ( For my table Height, you need to measure thes...

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