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Building a new workbench #7: First time base assembly

02-16-2009 04:51 AM by Loogie | 9 comments »

Ok, All the parts have been trimmed and fit so it’s time to put the base together for the the first time. It will have to come apart multiple times after this for some finishing touches. I can attest that I am unable to rack this base AT ALL – even though the top rails aren’t secure with their lag bolts yet. That sure will be nice. My old bench would shake and jiggle when I was planing on it. Next I will be drilling the holes in the two rails on this side of the bench...

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New Shop #1: Sketchup of Shop Layout

02-16-2009 04:11 AM by Devin | 16 comments »

Hi everyone, well, after almost 4 years of continuously fine tuning my crawlspace shop, with no access larger than 30ish inches, I’m moving into a home with a basement. You know what this means, more room for my shop! I’m going from roughly 90 square feet (seriously, it’s that small), some of which is well under 6 feet tall (I’m 6’1”) to somewhere in the area of 240 square feet. Next stop, two car garage…but lets not get ahead of ourselves. For th...

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Nested Bowls cored from Sycamore Burl and Tigerwood

02-16-2009 04:03 AM by Steuss | 1 comment »

I thought I’d share these pictures of two sets of nested bowls I cored with the BowlSaw—the 2 bowls from 1 blank in Sycamore Burl and 3 bowls from 1 blank in Tigerwood. There is great satisfaction in knowing that those extra bowls came from what usually is sawdust. Steuss (

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My wife needs help (oh that doesn't sound good;)

02-16-2009 03:39 AM by Rob | 7 comments »

She’s applied for a amazing job in Austrailia and would like for you to watch her short application video and vote for her (5 stars would be nice!). I thought some of you would appreciate the video as there is a short clip of her in the shop giving hand planing a try. Check it out!

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Craftsman Radial Arm Saw #1: Craftsman Radial Arm Saw... Oldie, but is it a goodie?

02-16-2009 03:29 AM by interpim | 10 comments »

I found this saw for $20 today on Craigslist. It is a bit rusty and I need to replace the power cord and grease it up a bit. Tell me if I bought a giant paper weight, or if I found a steal. The motor does run, but the cord has a bit of exposed wire. I plan on getting rid of the rust, greasing the entire thing, giving it a fresh paint job and a new table and base. Well, here it is in all it’s glory, or gory… you tell me :) Also, if you know what mode...

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Tenoning Jig

02-16-2009 03:25 AM by Joe Watson | 6 comments »

a few weeks ago i starting trying to build a project using mortise and tenon because its something I had never done before. Started by building the Tenoning Jig, and I was happy with the results. Frontside of Jig;Backside of Jig; I cut the mortise with forstner bits I just got for christmas. then the tenon on the new jig. after mitering the tenons i did my first test fit of a corner. This is my first exercise in mortise and tenon and its been alot of fun. I hope to get better...

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Small Cabinet #7: Poorly drawn - but getting closer

02-16-2009 02:45 AM by Betsy | 4 comments »

I’m getting closer – no great shakes here. I’d like to think I’m getting better at SU – but got a very long way to go. So now I have the drawer front, door frames and the top. I’ve not put on any edge trim/shaping yet. How do you draw in a raised panel once you have the door frame made? Thanks in advance.

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Small Cabinet #6: Working on proportions - need some SU help - again!

02-15-2009 11:40 PM by Betsy | 1 comment »

OK – I’ve overdone a bit this weekend – so I’m resting and working in SU to finish up my friend’s cabinet. I’m not sure if you call this really resting or wrestling. I’m getting a little frustrated actually – I’ve put SU down for quite a while and feel like I’m starting over. I’ve even gone back over my blog and can’t find this issue or it’s solution. One point of confession here—- yes I know that I’m...

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Workshop Ramblings #3: Time Well Spent in the "Toy Box"

02-15-2009 11:14 PM by brianinpa | 3 comments »

I woke up this morning and saw there was a new dusting of snow on the ground, so it appears winter is not giving up just yet. I flipped on the weather channel to see what the temperature was and saw 29 degree f. That wasn’t going to deter me from my plans. I started a fire in the fire place (the back side of the fire place and chimney are inside my garage/shop so the fire heats the house and the shop) so I could get rid of all the small scraps and cut-offs I had pilling up. My shop and...

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Burled Cottonwood Log Furniture Dining Table #6: Completed!!

02-15-2009 09:46 PM by Tim & Candy Hicks | 7 comments »

Here it is!!

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