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Why I Will Keep Buying Craftsman Tools

11-05-2010 01:31 AM by dfdye | 23 comments »

I know the initial reactions to most Craftsman tools from serious wood workers are typically 1) they are overpriced (at least when not on sale) and 2) they really aren’t that great in terms of quality. Most of the time I would agree with those sentiments, but when I buy Craftsman I typically look for closeouts, clearance, or door-buster deals. If you keep an eye out, you can typically find some good deals on Craftsman tools, making them quite reasonable. I will readily concede that t...

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Learning the hard way!

11-05-2010 12:33 AM by nobuckle | 10 comments »

Today I started working on a router table idea that I came up with. I currently have a router table (more like a cabinet really) but it takes up to much room in my shop. If you’ve read my profile you know that I only have 99 sq. ft. of main shop space, so maximizing space is a constant challenge. I’ve decided to move the left-hand table saw extension of my table saw to the right side and replace it with some material that could be used for a router table. The material I select...

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Shop Clean Up Tip #1: Sawdust to the rescue

11-05-2010 12:00 AM by woodklutz | 3 comments »

After cleaning my brushes in thinner or mineral spirits, or emptying my stain pot, I pour the liquid into a can filled with sawdust. The sawdust absorbs the liquid and at the end of the week I toss it. In fact I keep two can of dust,one for the liquids and one for the container that they came in. After I pour out the liquid I am left with a residual amount of whatever was in the container, I add the dust and stir it around the insides until there is nothing left, swab it with a paper towel, r...

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Exhibits/Talks/Demos #1: Works in Wood

11-04-2010 11:20 PM by GlenGuarino | 0 comments »

Glen and 33 other woodworkers/furniture makers will be in Works in Wood. The exhibition will be at the New Hope Arts Center November 20,2010 to December 19,2010. Opening Reception is Saturday, November 20, 2010 from to 6:00pm to 8:00pm. Admission is $10.00 or $5.00 for seniors, students and members of the art center. Regular gallery hours are Thursday through Sunday 12:00pm to 4:00pm and will be free and open to the public. The New Hope Arts Center is located at 2 Stockton ...

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Pallets 4 me woot woot #1 #2: Got some more

11-04-2010 11:00 PM by mcoyfrog | 15 comments »

Okie dokie I got some more pallets and I want to start breaking them down to do things with them. Obviously I can’t run them thru my planer without getting the nails out but thats where my problems begin. When I did my chicken coop I ended up giving up on using the pallets because I just couldn’t get them apart without lots of work and most of the time breaking the boards in the process. It seems the nails holding pallets together actually hold very well LOL. I’m thinking...

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Bedroom Set #3: Finally after changing my mind 3 times!

11-04-2010 10:28 PM by sandhill | 4 comments »

First it was CHERRY panels then it was Quilted MAKORE. That did not work because of the color variations from brown to Pink to red and missing quilt pattern in some boards. Not very nice. So I went back to cherry then someone (No longer here) offered me some Vernier which I accepted but it was brittle and old and I was not sure if it was going to crack when I applied it, I did loose the first 2 sheets so I went back and started looking at the cherry. After having my heart set on the Qu...

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Asian Style Box... #1: Teaser

11-04-2010 10:24 PM by degoose | 15 comments »

Just a few pics of the teaser box… shown in the “Sign With A Story” post.. This is made from silky oak for the posts and rails.. with Queensland Red Cedar panels… Roughly based on a Neil Scobie design... The glue up…Just out of the clamps with the top resting on the box… Bring out the colour and grain with some mineral turpentine…. Should I include another teaser… OK Camphor Laurel and Rosewood… chess board… d...

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Oliver 232 restoration #2: Sanding, filler and motor tear down

11-04-2010 09:57 PM by MedicKen | 8 comments »

I have been working feverishly on this saw. I have spent quite a few hours wire brushing the castings getting ready for paint. After the majority of the paint and old filler was removed I had to borrow a lift to get the trunnion casting removed. It weighs about 100# and not wanting to injury an already sore back I felt it was safer. I have applied 2 coats of filler and am ready to do the final sanding. Here she is as of today. The motor came apart fairly easily. I am replac...

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Ridgid r4511 found in New Hampshire

11-04-2010 09:50 PM by shimster | 0 comments »

Not affiliated with this saw in any way, just wanted LJ’ers to know there is an R4511 for sale in New Hampshire. Stumbled on it. R4511 for sale

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The Woodworking Shop at Boeing’s Red Barn Part 2: Hand Tools and Flying Machines

11-04-2010 08:06 PM by Matt (Upper Cut) | 1 comment »

I thought you’d enjoy the last blog post regarding my tour of Boeing’s Red Barn. Airplanes built with hand tools in a little shop on the Seattle waterfront. And during World War I these guys worked protected by armed guards! The post is on the Upper Cut Woodworks blog, here Matt GradwohlUpper Cut Woodworks

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