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Automatic Switch for Dust Collector

03-11-2010 05:38 AM by richgreer | 11 comments »

One can buy a device that detects a drain on your electrical circuit (because you just started up the TS or whatever) and turns on the Dust Collector. However, all of the devices that I know of, power the DC from the same circuit that is powering your tool. Does anyone know of a device that would detect a drain on circuit A and turn on the DC that is powered from circuit B? I’m not very knowledgeable about electrical circuits but I wonder if one could made such a device. It ...

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Extremely Average #68: Too Tired to Type

03-11-2010 04:47 AM by Ecocandle | 4 comments »

I like my job. I like it every day. Today was the sprinkles on top of a double chocolate cup cake. If every day is good, then aren’t they all the same, and by definition average. Well today, wasn’t average, it was good with sprinkles. I woke up and from the moment I started zipping around the World Wide Web, it just seemed that things were getting done. And they were. It wore me out. I can’t describe how tired I am. I am sure there is a measurement, some sort of meter or barome...

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Shop Stuff. #7: Wood Gloat

03-11-2010 04:30 AM by rsmith71 | 7 comments »

Just had to add my own free wood gloat. Last fall a friend of a friend decided to clean out his workshop. My friend called me and asked if I was interested. I couldn’t get there fast enough. We loaded up in my truck and hit the road. Let me say first I thought I might get 2 or 3 boards out of this trip but decided what the heck. We get there and talk to the guy and he’s decided he doesn’t have the room for everything he had and we started loading my truck up. And kept loadin...

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Small gloat on a craftsman jointer

03-11-2010 03:53 AM by Chase | 13 comments »

A more experienced woodworking friend is pushing me in deeper and showed me how to go from rough to square lumber using a jointer and planer. So after some trolling on craigslist I found one in a town about an hour and a half away. 75 bucks for a 6in craftsman jointer. The manual that came with it has a copy-wright date of 1965, so it is roughly that old. After some work and guidance with the friend that helped further my addiction i was able to clean the table and fence up ...

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Hand cutting dovetails #1: Just starting out

03-11-2010 03:49 AM by DrewM | 7 comments »

I decided that in my journey of woodworking hand cut dovetails should be one step along the way. I just have some “cheap” hand tools including the not so great marples chisels sold at HD and some saws i got from xona tool. They might not be the best out there but they work for the time being. So I went out to HD and picked up some 1×6 pine and got to work. The first two attempts were not the best but i used them as learning experience. This is my third attempt at cutting d...

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Birthday #7: 52

03-11-2010 02:02 AM by MsDebbieP | 41 comments »

... and according to Native beliefs I am now a full-grown woman!! Look out world :)

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The American Craftsman Workshop Has The Twitters!

03-11-2010 12:04 AM by Todd A. Clippinger | 5 comments »

The ACW is now set up on Twitter. You can follow me on my personal blog, on Twitter, or here at LJ. I am working on many things for my site so you all will have to stay tuned. Until you get involved with this stuff, you’ve got no idea how much work goes into The WoodWhisperer, Matts Basement Workshop, or the LumberJock’s community (I am sure that is a whole other beast to deal with.) At Twitter my screen name is ToddInMontana. You can also find me under my name Todd...

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Interview for the paper & In the shop!

03-10-2010 11:55 PM by EternalDesign | 4 comments »

Wanted to share this with you guys. I was interviewed by the paper last week. Hopefully this will bring in some work.Interview Here Also a table im working on right now on my blog.

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Craftsman Jointer

03-10-2010 10:29 PM by stuk4x4 | 8 comments »

I made what I feel to be a great buy on Craigslist today. For $25 I purchased a 6 inch jointer. After geting it home and pulling the Model number off it I was able to find out some specifics and even track a parts listing down. It is in OK shape, so I need to clean it up and mount the motor to it. The jointer itself is mounted to a very sturdy cabinet that is also mounted on casters. having it mounted on casters is a huge plus for me as I have limited space and am always moving stuff aro...

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Southeast Michigan LumberJocks BBQ

03-10-2010 09:22 PM by Kristoffer | 9 comments »

This is just going to be a quick blog to get you to mark your calenders. I will post the rest of the details and a map in the very near future. I have mentioned in a few PMs that I’ve been thinking about hosting a southeast Michigan LJs BBQ this spring or summer at our beach property in Novi, MI. Well, I’ve finally come up with a definite date. The BBQ will be on Saturday May 8th, 2010. Here is what I’m hoping to have as far as activities: - Pot luck meal and snacks...

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