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Revamping and Updating my Old Shop #6: Putting together a benchtop downdraft table, and learning Sketchup

10-20-2009 03:09 AM by Jim Bertelson | 10 comments »

Worked this weekend. Isn’t there a federal law against that? And got the flu as well, isn’t there a federal law against that too? I have pretty well licked the flu with magic potions. So not very productive in the shop. Benchtop downdraft table, ala Rockler: Designed for Rockler’s downdraft table top sections, with their plans, except I am not using their downdraft table top sections. Will try a new finish that grips well. We’ll see if it holds up to abuse, and b...

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Set of Haunted Forest Tiles waiting for the frame #7: lacquer and seedlac ............... and buttonlac just for show

10-20-2009 02:05 AM by Dan'um Style | 7 comments »

buttonlac ...photo just to entertain myself ...next is dark paste wax

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Door, Top and bottom pieces

10-20-2009 01:45 AM by Tim Dahn | 4 comments »

Made a few more pieces, here are some pictures of the door with black walnut pins. Made the top and bottom pieces and glued them on. Put some dye on a few parts, after the glue dry’s I will dye the rest.

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View Lisa Chan's profile

Workity, health, and wood

10-19-2009 08:54 PM by Lisa Chan | 2 comments »

Just taking a small break from the work day. Today, I am researching the shape and form of Russian Spindles. I made a cursory spindle last night. I had never spun with a supported spindle that didn’t have a hook at the top. It was frustrating and my spindle didn’t seem to get much twist going… then I realized that perhaps it had something to do with the shape itself. Looked into it and discovered I left quite a bit of extra wood on that thing. Examining the spindles...

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Bowed keyboard- Streichklavier #7: at the fall music festival in Ironton MO

10-19-2009 07:38 PM by JonJ | 3 comments »

I didn’t get completely done, but took it to the festival anyway. Friday night I had it working pretty good about midnight, but as I was getting ready to put it away for the night- I heard a popping noise every time the belt made a full circle. I knew what that meant… time for a new belt. I cut the old one off and spliced a new one on. I use gorilla glue and clamp the splice between waxed paper. this time I used maple blocks and two clamps so I could really crank down on it. Sat m...

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Kreg Pocket Hole System - Wood Plugs

10-19-2009 07:30 PM by mnorusis | 11 comments »

I recently purchased a Kreg Jig system for use in my first major project (an entry table/cabinet for the house). One major issue I have had is, after joining boards together for the table, the wooden Kerg plugs I purchased stick out of the pocket hole quite a bit. Filing and sanding these down took FOREVER (and at significant expense to my hands and arms). So I looked through the LJ forums to see if anyone had a better way to resolve this…there just had to be a better way. I stumb...

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A journey into the workshop. #23: Starting to be an air head...

10-19-2009 05:26 PM by dbhost | 5 comments »

Okay I know, cheesy title for saying. Woo Hoo I finally got a compressor! The piles, and piles of other stuff in the way are dwindling, and the dust collection is up and working quite nicely. This is actually my Wife’s fault. She wanted to go to Big Lots, and has been after me to replace the Arrow electric brad nailer for a while now. A little background before I confuse you to death… I have an Arrow ET200 electric brad nail gun, and it, well sort of drives brads. What ex...

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View spaids's profile

Crappy day in the shop and a nice kickback to the forehead.

10-19-2009 05:17 PM by spaids | 17 comments »

You ever have one of those days where you wonder why you do this? This is supposed to be a hobby. Shouldn’t a hobby be fun and relaxing? This started going down hill when my Milwaukee cordless drill, which I love, has started crapping out on me after only a year of light hobby use. This drill had performed great for me. One of the things I liked was how it seemed to have full power right up to the last drop of battery life. Sunday afternoon I was trying to drill some pocket scre...

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Beautiful Valley (White) Oak

10-19-2009 03:52 PM by California Urban Lumber | 5 comments »

The following pictures are of a Valley Oak that was approximately one hundred and fifty years old and five feet in diameter. It lived its life in the back yard of a homeowner in Walnut Creek, CA. In July of this year it fell over onto the garage of said homeowner. We are all glad that it wasn’t the actual house. However, In the battle of tree vs. garage, the eighty thousand pound tree won hands down! Evergreen Tree Service of Antioch, CA removed the “remains” of the tree,...

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the humble house workshop #10: happy days

10-19-2009 02:21 PM by kiwi1969 | 10 comments »

Cut myself twice today, once when my tenon saw jumped out of the kerf and again with a slip of a chisel. nothing serious, just a couple drops of the red stuff, but i felt real happiness. Why? BECAUSE IT MEANS IM WORKING AGAIN!!!!!!!!!! now where did i put those bandaids.

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