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2017 days ago by Jayjaylove | 3 comments »

Hi! I was looking forward to spending more time crafting this year, but we were hit with a suffocating economy and our daughter’s medical costs. We had to relocate for various reasons, housing costs, job availability, health coverage, general survival and happiness…However, we had to give up a few things: Like the shop! And studio space! But, there are more important things in life and they all call me Mom. I did finish my bachelor’s degree in Creative Writing and my last...

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Lumber #2: Shorts, and a T

2018 days ago by PurpLev | 18 comments »

I’ve got the shorts sorted out, but still don’t have a T ruler… one step at a time. So I took the table saw, shop vac, outfeed roller, and everything else that was in the way out of the garage and started organizing the stack of shorts I got. to the ordinary person passing by, I might have looked like a psycho – cleaning board by board with compressed air to clean the wood – from the wood dust on it (these all came from a manufacturing shop and were covered...

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Unisaw rebuilt project! #5: Font Rail install!

2018 days ago by Beginningwoodworker | 5 comments »

I got the front rail install today I went to my local hardware store and got the bolts! I need to find some screws for the tube and back rail. So I have to make another trip to my local hardware store.

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Finishing #2: Become your own mixologist

2018 days ago by TampaTom | 3 comments »

The coolest job in any restaurant belongs to the bartender. Sure, the chef gets the credit for the outstanding meal, the maître d’ for the ambiance of the place and the wait staff for the overall dining experience. But, when people want to have fun and strike up a conversation, they turn to the bartender. Think Isaac on the Love Boat. Tom Cruise in that stinkin’ movie about being a bartender. “Yes, Mr. Bond would like his martini shaken, not stirred, Mr. Sinatra wants a highball, an...

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Garage Re-Do #9: Progress -- Sweet, sweet, PROGRESS!

2018 days ago by MyOldGarage | 1 comment »

The pictures don’t tell the whole tale, but they give you a glimpse. I wish we had a time lapse version of what’s happening in the garage, but I’m not taking the time to setup a web cam there. You can see the progress for yourself: And as you can see . . . it’s actually pretty close to my model. For right now we’re going back into a defensive mode and getting projects that were started (aka – the trash can holder) done and off ...

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The Non-Electric Chair #12: Breaking out the Beech - Part 2

2018 days ago by lethentymill | 1 comment »

I have to “rough cut” the curved pieces of the chair now and, to come back to the jig-saw question, you can’t use a jigsaw to cut a curve in 90mm beech. Admittedly it’s not very easy with a bowsaw but it is possible. What if you halved the piece of 90mm wood, cut it with a jigsaw, and glued it back together again? – Yes, you could do that; but there isn’t a jigsaw in Mr Wake’s box, nor is there a power point in the shed. End of discussion. The other alternative, if you remain uninspired...

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shop improvements #1: Air filter

2018 days ago by JMB | 5 comments »

Drove out to Geneva today to pick up an air filtration unit for the new workshop. The painters have been complaining about sawdust in their art (oops). The fellow I bought it from built it himself from scratch. Despite that, it is very well designed, probably better than most manufactured units. Twin filters (intake and outtake), fan and motor completely removable for service without pulling any wires or bolts, and it is pre-wired for low and high speeds with the flip of a switch. Only ...

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Table saw injury :(

2018 days ago by Rob | 37 comments »

I’ve been hesitant to post this because it is something rather embarrassing and unfortunate that I’d really like to just forget. Unfortunately I’m reminded every day when I look in the mirror! However I post this as a reminder to us all just how dangerous our tools can be. This is the result of table saw kickback…I remember what happened. I was getting ready to do a carpentry job away from the house one day. I needed to make a simple gauge block to help me. I we...

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Woohoo! Shopping Trip

2018 days ago by Matt (Upper Cut) | 4 comments »

Went to Rockler this morning with my 2 year old and Sears this afternoon with the whole family. Got these at Rockler, they looked really nice and work very nice as well. Also got this at Rockler to replace the stock miter gauge on my PM66: Got this at Sears, which I’ve been wanting to get to replace my 8+ year old DeWalt 14.4. I am really impressed with this so far. Light, powerful, quick charging. Electronic brake on the motor, no battery memory, etc.

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Oak Buffet/Sideboard #1: Feb 8, 2009

2018 days ago by matworz | 3 comments »

Buffet of my own design. 4 drawers. 2 doors. The center main drawer looks like 2 drawers but is only one large drawer with two drawer fronts to make it look more balanced. Main design idea was taken from a magazine article, but modified extensively so that it is not much at all like the original. Top will get breadboard ends and trimmed to 18” deep. Drawers are of Baltic Birch with machine-cut dovetails. Backsplash will be shaped/contoured. More pics soon!

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