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Turning slippery slope #7: Took a shallow plunge and actually made something!

02-18-2009 03:30 AM by Betsy | 3 comments »

I decided that I’d take a few smaller baby steps before I tried to make a scoop on my own. So I’ve been working a little more on learning how the tools work and feel, etc. So, yes I made another round thing—- but this one is soooo much better than the last. This one is silky smooth – like glass in fact. I discovered scrapers! I can’t figure out how to turn the flash off on my camera so my pictures are not the best. But drum roll please——ta ...

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Router Table in need of switch...need help

02-18-2009 12:27 AM by Al | 11 comments »

I recently built a router table and base. (great fun) However I’m trying to determine the best way to adapt a switch for convenience. A friend suggested an in-line switch but I’m not crazy about that idea. I was thinking of mounting a box with a combination plug outlet/switch to plug the router into and use a replacement cord that ties everything together and plug that into a outlet. What do you think??? Also, do they make after market switches like those on tablesaws? Thanks...

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Walker Turner restoration #1: WT table saw, cabinet clean up

02-17-2009 11:41 PM by MedicKen | 5 comments »

I recently acquired a Walker Turner TA1180B 10” table saw from my MIL. It was owned by her father who used it to build their home in the 1940’s. I have completely disassembled the saw and everything has come apart without much difficulty. There is some minor surface rust on the cabinet but should clean up well. I am taking the cabinet in and having it media blasted to remove the rust and paint. I will repaint it with the original color. Aside from 2 missing access panels the...

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The Journey

02-17-2009 11:27 PM by Docwks | 6 comments »

I have not posted anything to this site and really need to be more active…so. I was asked by my wife a couple of weeks ago if I could make a few pens for birthday gifts, I said sure should be easy. She wanted special wood, still no problem. Getting me out into the shop to do it, major headache. I had gastric bypass surgery 6 months ago and with all the extra energy you would think it would not be a problem. Well it has been but I’m finally getting to that place I want to be. Mostl...

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Boy Scout Eagle Badge

02-17-2009 05:17 PM by i82much | 6 comments »

After doing the Arrow of Light, I started working on the Boy Scout Eagle Badge.This is just the “prototype”, I’m working out all the kinks in the 9 different templates I’ll need.When done this will measure 32” in diamenter

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Garage Re-Do #11: Dust Collection Thoughts

02-17-2009 04:26 PM by MyOldGarage | 11 comments »

This past weekend was a lot of fun. Peggy and I went to two woodworking shows and a wood working store. It’s a new affliction we have—with the new shop toys we are looking at what we “can’t live without”. Thankfully nothing else followed us home, but we did get pretty excited about dust collectors. When we were doing the Christmas gifts the sawdust being generated was being dragged into the house each time we’d come in from the garage. Peggy looked pret...

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inspiration

02-17-2009 03:33 PM by wireless28806 | 8 comments »

Hello everybody… I want to thank everybody for the great welcome when I signed on a couple of days ago.. Thank You. Anyway, what i am writing about is my experience in wood. I have always been a self starter, and done best on my own. I have gone to wood working school for about a year, and after learning hat I needed went on my own. I have a new wife now, and a two car garage workshop, with some nice starting tools. I need to know if there is free education on the internet, mayb...

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Profiles #1: Woodworking Spotlight - Doug Stowe

02-17-2009 01:56 PM by TampaTom | 5 comments »

Originally posted March 26, 2008 All woodworking is a matter of scale. Some woodworkers build in huge dimensions – ­ entire libraries of bookshelves, complete room paneling systems and kitchens full of cabinets. Others work on the small side ­ – boxes, clocks and other small items such as toys. While working large has its challenges, the small scale stuff can be even more intimidating. After all, it’s highly unlikely that someone will pick up a bookshelf and turn it in their...

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Hand Tools Cabinet #3: All aboard the Planes

02-17-2009 06:48 AM by PurpLev | 9 comments »

I saw this FWW Complete Illustrator Guide to Woodworking, and while I found most of the book to be mediocre (although a nice reference book when you’re starting woodworking) I did pick up a couple of cool ideas from it… then again, it might have been from a different book…lol so I finally mounted my (until now just laying there) hand planes in the cabinet. The shelves are shaped to the profile of each handplane for full support, the shelf has a small ‘step’ (1...

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Lathe Questions

02-17-2009 05:41 AM by JuniorJoiner | 7 comments »

I hate to ask such an open ended question, But here it is. I have never turned before, but it is about time i started. i want to add turned parts to my furniture soon, so i had better get practicing. No one like to spend money twice, so i want top quality and versatility.I asked my local master, and he suggested(told me to get) a oneway lathe.My thoughts have me leaning towards the sherline machinist lathe for it’s size as i start, and hopefully it will still be useful as i become mo...

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