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A journey into the workshop. #21: Bye bye chicken legs!

10-10-2009 02:45 AM by dbhost | 3 comments »

Well they came! Sears item 22219 Wide Table Leg Kit for Craftsman model 22811 table saws. Now to refresh the memory of those that don’t recall, the 22811 was a Ryobi BT3000 table saw, with a Craftsman label on the front, and a different hand wheel. The leg kit is a functional match for the no longer available Ryobi accessory for my BT3100. I do say functional as the leg kit is NOT a cosmetic match, as the BT3100 stand legs splay instead of take a trip straight down, and the paint ...

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Hollow spiral turnings

10-09-2009 11:16 PM by Don "Dances with Wood" Butler | 8 comments »

A while back I showed a small sample of how the Legacy Ornamental Mill works with a small spiral cane.Turning those little things is a pure pleasure and I do it often. But sometimes the demand is for a large spiral column.This mill, model 1500EX is a long bed machine, signified by the EX in the model number. So I made the columns outside the front entry to our house/knit shop. But there is an inherent problem with large, solid columns. They split.No matter what material is used (plastic...

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Tablesaw Workstation #4: Straightedge guide not straight????

10-09-2009 10:35 PM by JohninSD | 2 comments »

An interesting thing happened this morning in the shop. The straight cutting guide I made yesterday for my Skilsaw didn’t cut straight. I trimmed one edge of my plywood top blank and when I laid a straightedge against the cut surface it would rock about 1/32”. Investigating, I found that my edge guide had a slight bow in it, about 1/64-1/32” in a 48” span. I assumed I had erred in its construction, normally a valid assumption, and set about to make another one. I had a...

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Hammer King

10-09-2009 05:46 PM by Mytoya | 27 comments »

Watch this video. This Juggler hammers in a nail while juggling hammers. Can you saw AWESOME?

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A journey into the workshop. #20: Still working on purging the shop of unneeded junk...

10-09-2009 05:32 PM by dbhost | 5 comments »

Last night wasn’t super productive, but I did get some clearing out done. The tally so far? 2.5 gallons of Ace Hardware Bone White interior semi gloss, 1.5 gallons of Walmart ColorPlace off white, 2 gallons of some god awful color the prior owner to my house had in the garage that must be at least 10 years old now… Nearly full bottles of DuPont Teflon car wash, car wax, and wheel cleaner (tried it, hated them…), almost empty bottle of Armor All Extreme Tire Shine, abou...

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Low Entertainment Center #5: Base Construction and Final Finish

10-09-2009 05:20 PM by thewoodwhisperer | 8 comments »

In the final part of this series, I assemble and attach the base, install the handles, and apply the final finish to the top. This project was an incredible learning experience, and not in the way you might think. I actually found it incredibly challenging to step back from my primary shop tools, and focus only on the portable power tools. Not only did I find new ways of doing things, but I have a new found appreciation for the tools I have been taking granted for years. But hopefully you’...

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I Am NOT Ready For This

10-09-2009 04:14 PM by Todd A. Clippinger | 39 comments »

Yesterday turned out to be a good fall day. I had the south facing doors open for a while in the afternoon. With the sunlight and lack of wind the shop stayed comfortably warm even though the outside temps were cool. But this is what we look like today. The forecast is for a high of 25°F and tonight it is predicted to hit 9°F. The wind is blowing pretty good too. I am definitely not ready for this. Dang. Take me somewhere that I can leave the shop doors open and the dogs ...

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The American Craftsman WorkShop #13: Reorganizing the Shop Day 4

10-09-2009 01:44 PM by Todd A. Clippinger | 13 comments »

Coming Down The Home Stretch Yesterday I finished the mud work where I removed the double doors. I also took the opportunity to patch the wall and ceiling where flying projectiles had left their impressions. I mounted a couple of hose reels that I bought several years ago. I had bought three originally and I mounted one but put the other two on the shelf. The first one broke and I tossed it during this round of organization. Now I have two but that is quite adequate for my shop. I us...

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10-09-2009 06:33 AM by jpc | 0 comments »

just wanted to thank everyone for the feedback and advice about the oak posting i posted, huge help, yall rock

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A & C Living room make over #7: Made and installed the last of the trim.

10-09-2009 02:40 AM by Greg Salata | 9 comments »

It has been a while but I finally finished the living room.The last of the trim has been installed. The baseboard proved to be more challenging than I had hoped for.The house over the last 100+ years has settled so every bit had to be scribed and planed to fit. There are still pieces to build for the room but at least it is finished. I plan on adding a period correct light to finish it off. thanks for looking. Greg Here is the finished product finally…....................

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