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Rebuilding a vintage Craftsman Table Saw 113.29920 #4: Know where your tools are and know when the right tool is in front of you...

10-13-2010 06:51 AM by KTMM (Krunkthemadman) | 2 comments »

Last night I couldn’t run my air compressor to clean out the motor windings, which isn’t a big deal. Soooo, Today at lunch I came home and went to fire up the compressor. Well, the compressor was where it should be, but I didn’t have the air sprayer nozzle. I spent about 20 minutes looking for it and couldn’t find it. Oh well, I just waited till I got off work to look for it. An hour after cleaning and re-arranging my shop I found it in a small shoebox bin along w...

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Blog Posts #10: Finishing for Non-Professionals, Part III

10-13-2010 06:45 AM by JSZ | 0 comments »

The third post in this series discusses some of the critical steps woodworkers need to complete as they prepare surfaces for finishing. The role of hand tools and sanding are discussed. Comments and your finishing tips and preferences are welcome

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10-13-2010 06:02 AM by newwoodbutcher | 6 comments »

I live in a dry climate in inland Southern California so I don’t have the challenges with rusting tools that some of you have. Yet, no matter how diligent I am I still get rusty fingerprint marks and rust smudges on my cast iron tools and table tops. I usually use a scotch bright type scrubber and mineral oil or top coat to rub them out, sometimes a scrubber on my ROS. Well I’ve discovered a much easier and effective way! The product (found on another ww blog) is AUTOSOL Metal Polish. Th...

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Chatoyance in figured walnut

10-13-2010 04:23 AM by ocwoodworker | 2 comments »

I want to make matching drawer fronts that will require two pieces for a single front face. Does anyone know if it matters if you use a bookmatch cut in cutting veneer of figured walnut or is it reeeealy necessary to use a slip match in order to avoid chatoyance? Any thoughts would be appreciated.

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Jet 6" JJ6 Jointer #4: two steps forward one step back

10-13-2010 03:58 AM by Camper | 3 comments »

it has been a while since the last update and in the meantime I was able to clean up the jointer real good and figure out what knob does what. I will post some pictures when its up and running, probably the next blog entry. More importantly I was able to find some screws!!! I ended up ordering screws for the new jet 6” jointer after looking around all over the place without much luck. Figured if anything is going to fit, these would be it. Well they arrived today and their thread and...

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Crafts Shows R Us #15: Thank Goodness for Fall Shows

10-13-2010 01:40 AM by closetguy | 8 comments »

I just got back from the Maryville, Tennessee show, which is consistently my best show every year. This year brought high 70s and a cloudless sky all three days which was a big improvement over last year’s windy and low 40s. They had 38 Special and Jefferson Starship performing on Friday, Lynyrd Skynyrd on Saturday, and Blake Shelton on Sunday. This contributed to 30,000+ customers walking through this show. Last year brought phenomenal sales, but this year finished out at three times l...

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Extremely Average #274: Let the Madness End

10-13-2010 12:08 AM by Ecocandle | 0 comments »

Hey, I don’t think I have posted my blog here for the last couple of days. Sorry about that. Today’s blog is up, and oddly yesterday’s blog was very well received. Perhaps I misjudged it. This is today’s blog. If you wish to see either of the last two, just scroll down. You will find them. Hopefully I will be doing some woodworking tomorrow. Brian

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Homemade Hand Tools

10-12-2010 10:07 PM by Ed Pirnik | 2 comments »

This afternoon I emerged from the shop here at Fine Woodworking after having put together a pretty neat little picture framing jig. It’s designed for cutting precise miters and perfectly matching picture frame sides (meaning it has a stop block set-up meant to cut pairs of picture frame sides to precisely the same length). It’ll be featured in an upcoming video workshop I’m going to be shooting later this month on picture frame moldings and frame assembly. Anyhow, I digress....

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Zero-Clearance Inserts

10-12-2010 09:54 PM by RexInMinn | 10 comments »

What is the advantage of a zero-clearance insert?

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Owning your own business (Post #5)

10-12-2010 08:26 PM by nate22 | 1 comment »

Well good afternoon lumberjocks. This last week has been quit busy for me. I started on one project and ordered more material for another one. And one customer is going to pick theres up today. Which when you own your own business that can happen. You can be busy for a couple weeks or even a month then you can be slow for the same amount of time. Which isn’t bad sometimes it gives you time to clean up the shop and catch up on paper work. Which is a big part in owning your own bus...

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