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Shaker Night Stand #4: Shop Day #1: The Human Cuisinart

12-22-2009 12:27 AM by NBeener | 9 comments »

He slices, he dices, he makes mounds of julienne mahogany: I cut all the hardwood for the first night stand, today. A few pics: The top: The legs: They’re chamfered (, of course!): Various panels: Note the use of my (wonderful) Grizzly band saw, in making the arc for the front panel skirt! One of the stars of today’s show: Honorable mention goes to…. Tomorrow should bring this beast into the lineup! Twas ...

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Out of the scrap pile and into a gift #5: Arched Candle Holder - On to New Heights

12-21-2009 10:45 PM by sras | 3 comments »

It seems like the arched form needs to be lifted off the table by some amount. I’m not sure by how much. My technique in situations like this is choose from a range. Start with too little and keep adding until it seems like too much. Somehwere in between “too little” and “too much” there should be a “just right” or at least a “close enough”!In this case I start adding spacers underneath each end. Here is the range of heights. The wi...

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Table Saw Safety Knee Shut Off Switch

12-21-2009 08:51 PM by burkelyn | 3 comments »

I know that Mark E. created this but he has not been on in almost two yrs. So I am turning to other woodworkers for help. I know that this was created with either 3/4 or 1” pvc pipe, but the question is how and where to hinge this. I have a new table saw from Shop Fox with cast iron wings and I do not want to ruin in right away. I have already ordered a different type of shut off switch with a paddle, but I want the long bar so that I can turn it off with my knee from anywhere. Mar...

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AT-A-BOY for Shop Vac

12-21-2009 07:44 PM by zlatanv | 6 comments »

My shop vac switch went out last week, looked on line for parts but they don’t offer the switch online, went to Northern Tools, who shows to be an authorized repair center on the book that came with the vac. Northern said they never were a repair center and not sure why they were listed. Went to a vac shop but they didn’t have the right switch either. The problem was the switch has four wires, couldn’t retrofit one with only three connections and it wouldn’t fit in ...

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Router Table #3: Simplifying and Completing the Design

12-21-2009 06:49 PM by PurpLev | 26 comments »

Finally had a weekend with shop time, but alas – mother nature had other plans. Saturday was 14 degrees (F). a bit on the chilly side of things, but I figured I need to make use of that time. so I took out the phenolic sheet (36”x36”) and marked it for both 24” width and 28” width. I wanted to get a visual representation of the actual top size. the 28” looked a bit too wide in sketchup, and the 24” is the “standard” when you purchase a ...

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Making a Game for $5.00 #4: Putting it Together

12-21-2009 06:25 PM by Deela40 | 0 comments »

To summarize for those of you are just joining this series, I needed to find a gift for $5.00 for a Christmas party. I thought it would be fun to see what I could make, using what I had and spending no more that $5.00 on anything else I needed. I decided to make the game Shut the Box. Thus far, I have spent $3.65. For a more details, check the other posts. The oil was dried from the previous nights application so next task was to get the numbering on the tiles. I used the 1-inch stenc...

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Recognizing the Value of Philippine Recycled Wood

12-21-2009 05:04 PM by Benji Reyes | 9 comments »

Published article: Homestyle Magazine (September/October 2009 Issue) After my 26-year romance with wood, realization has finally knocked on my wooden intellect that there is more to be learned in my chosen field of art. Through experience, I’ve learned that design and shop work are futile without knowledge of materials. Prior to my discovery of the value of reclaimed wood, I used to deal with carabao loggers in the hills of Quezon. These were mostly farming families earning a meas...

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New Christmas Song

12-21-2009 03:23 PM by JAGWAH | 4 comments »

Here’s new words for an old tune that family tolerates me singing to them when we host. sung to God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman~ Oh…lay down all your burden..all ye who inter hereTonight we have a gathering to sing of Christmas cheerSo empty all your heavy hearts and fill them up with gleeAnd know you are loved and family….familyAnd know you are loved and familyThe time has come for hearts to share this lovely Christmas EveA joyous smile, a big warm hug and lots of sweet candyTo pig o...

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Daily Update #20: December 21, 2009

12-21-2009 03:08 PM by Chris Davis | 4 comments »

What’s happening in the shop for December 21, 2009 . My finishing guys have a few projects backed up. They are working on my Bullock for Young and then they will get to Wang’s Contempo Murphy bed. After they get done with that I have a couple bookcases that were built a few weeks ago that needs finish. I’ll be working on Garrison’s 4 poster bed with iron work in it. This is similar to the Spanish Rose that I build, but with raised panels and built using oak wood....

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Routing with Tom O'Donnell

12-21-2009 02:51 PM by TemplateTom | 2 comments » Here is part 2 of the project I would be interested if members have any comments that may assist me in making a better presentation Tom

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