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Extremely Average #305: So little time...

12-05-2010 06:45 AM by Ecocandle | 2 comments »

Hello All, I really miss spending hours upon hours in my shop, but alas, I am super busy these days. I do find a little bit of time to continue building the latest Henry Wood story. As many of you have pointed out, there are lots and lots of spelling errors. I always appreciate the help. I would also like to apologize for each chapter’s lack of polish. I have little time, and find myself rushed to get the post up by 10:00. Tonight I failed in that regard, by almost 40 minutes. ...

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Building my dream workshop from the ground up! #1: Digging the foundation!

12-05-2010 04:41 AM by Crystalini | 5 comments »

So let it begin! I’ve been given the ‘Go’ from the local county building office to get started on my Dream Shop! It’s a stand alone, double pitch roofed, 500 sq. ft, nothing but ‘Man Cave’, Woodworking Shop!! My hope is to chronicle the entire process of building and outfitting this building. This last week we had the foundation trenches doug out and we are getting the concrete slab framing process started… The building will have a concrete s...

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Built-In Bed #8: Unexpected Visitors

12-05-2010 04:29 AM by Scott R. Turner | 0 comments »

(The Story So Far: Our Hero is constructing a built-in bed for his daughter, with inadequate tools and woodworking experience, and so far has made only a small number of terrible errors, which fortunately he can blame on others.) Thanksgiving break saw the family traveling out to Arizona for a family gathering. Much fun and merriment was had by all, and we took advantage of the break to crack the windows in the garage and let the paint dry thoroughly and finish outgassing. When we retur...

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new garage cabinets

12-05-2010 03:34 AM by csifishguy | 10 comments »

Well this set is done and I like they way they came out for my shop

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View Eric_S's profile

Pen Blank Drilling Jig for Lathe

12-05-2010 03:07 AM by Eric_S | 5 comments »

The title says pen blank drilling jig, but this jig can easily be tweaked for much larger pieces and act as a horizontal boring jig. A little bit of background. I have a lathe, a drill chuck, but no chuck to hold a pen blank(or any spindle size) in the headstock for drilling. I’m being pretty cheap this month so I could save money for gifts for family, so I didn’t want to buy a chuck at this time. And even though I’ve been wanting one for a long while now, I also didn&...

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My First Real Attempt at a project. A shaker end Table #1: Kind of Commission #1

12-05-2010 03:07 AM by therookie | 1 comment »

Well in all reality me building my new workbench is going to have to wait. The reason that I am saying this is just because of the cost and I could possibley have my very first commission. When I say this I am talking about my local furniture shop is going to put a table that I am planning on making in their shop on consignment for me and help me get my name out there. When I talked to the owner of the shop, he said that if this peice looks really good to him and he can sell it and still make...

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Cherry platform bed #1: Getting started

12-05-2010 12:08 AM by TheBarrister | 2 comments »

I’ll use this to help keep track and to motivate me to get this project done. I’m making a platform-style arts and crafts bed with cherry and three maple plywood inserts. I started with rough cut boards purchased at a specialty lumber yard (side note: maybe I don’t understand how they calculate board feet, but I think they added at least an additional 40% onto the totals. For my next project I’m going to hit a different supplier). Since the boards are really roug...

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Manzanita Buttons

12-04-2010 10:06 PM by swied | 9 comments »

I’m trying to make some buttons our of a piece of manzanita branch that I cut from the tree about a week ago. They are a Christmas present for my sister who is into knitting. I’m a little worried about the green wood eventually drying out, and checking. Is this a well founded fear? If so, then what can I do to prevent it? Here are some pictures of my progress so far. The sanding has been pretty slow going. I plan on making more buttons later this week.

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Motor Pulley Wanted

12-04-2010 06:31 PM by BigFoot Products Canada | 8 comments »

I am looking for a 3 or 4 step Motor Pulley for a 3/8” belt.Preferably with a 5/8” shaft but I will take a 1/2” if need be.If you have one that you are willing to sell please contact me.I am really having a tough time finding one in Canada?ThanksDavid BethuneLooks like this..:)

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Wheelchair Woodworking #9: Right hand man Gordon part two

12-04-2010 04:06 PM by Jamie Speirs | 10 comments »

We finally get things moving and get a Draper swivel head variable speed lathes. Were all the rage years ago. It immediately had a problem with it’s capacitor. Happens to be the only thing that goes wrong with this motor. It’s fairly bullet proof. So I ask Draper if they can send a spare capacitor. I get a snooty reply telling me that a replacement was being sent and the other lathe was my responsibility until it was collected at their convenience. Now I don’t know about you all, but that typ...

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