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Shop Air Filtration #2: Energy Recovery Ventilators (ERV) or Air Exchanger

02-15-2009 03:06 PM by Bob42 | 4 comments »

This is a basic explanation of what an ERV or an air exchanger is and how it might be used in a woodworking environment. What happens is it takes a portion of the inside air and exhausts it outside. At the same time it takes the outside air and brings it in. But, while doing that it takes the energy (heat or A/C) from the inside air and either warms or cools the incoming outside air, but, without mixing the two. So you are not bringing back in the bad inside air but transferring it’s e...

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Small Entertainment Cabinet #4: A little side tracked, again...

02-15-2009 07:27 AM by Lee A. Jesberger | 33 comments »

Well, I was out playing on the entertainment cabinet today, doing pretty well at actually getting something done for a change, and then I started looking at the Ebony tops. Kind of boring I think. So, I was thinking, how could I complicate this. I’ve already rebuilt the top 3 times, due to these brilliant ideas. LOL I may never actually finish. Anyway, I was thinking some sort of design in them would give it a little extra kick, or maybe a different veneer. I laid out a few dif...

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Game Board #3: Final ok to begin work

02-15-2009 05:57 AM by Rustic | 0 comments »

Well, My Cousin’s Wife has just given me the okay to build the game board. She needs 4 by April. I am going to go to Woodcraft to do most of the milling as I don’t have the equipment. My local woodcraft rents shop time on Fridays, $25.00 for a 3 hour session and full use of all tools available. It shouldn’t take me that long to get these done. Just though that I would update everyone.

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Dado Blades

02-15-2009 12:50 AM by Al | 7 comments »

Greetings…....Need some basic advise. I have a 10” table saw and need to buy a dado blade. If I only need to make 1/2’’ groove, (and is there ever a real need to go that much deeper) is a 6” blade acceptable or should I get an 8” blade? Thanks. Al

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Rocking Chairs I Love #9: Rocking Chairs I Love: Hal Taylor Edition

02-14-2009 06:36 PM by Furnitude | 0 comments »

This is the last entry in my series on rocking chairs. Enjoy! http://tinyurl.com/c6yw7z

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Posting Gruesome Workshop Injuries

02-14-2009 06:27 AM by HallTree | 19 comments »

I know that these are hard to look at and some of you do not think they should be posted. I feel for those that this has happen to. This month I will be 70. I have many scars on my hands from many years of working with power tools. Most of those scars a small. A couple are not, but I still have all of my fingers. I have desided that I am going to download those photo’s, and others that I find on the internet, and hang them on the walls of the woodshop in the senior co-op where I live. M...

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WEBSITE!!!!!

02-14-2009 06:04 AM by Woodshopfreak | 12 comments »

I just wanted to let you know that I have made a website. I made it of my photography, so please feel free to stop in and if you want to comment or just let me know what you think of the site please email me at photographybytyler@gmail.com. Thanks. The website is photographybytyler.tk Yes it is .tk, not .com this is because the original URL was really long and hard to remember, and so I changed it with a site that has to put .tk Well thanks Please check out the site, I would really appreciate...

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Building a new workbench #6: Completeing the leg joinery

02-14-2009 05:47 AM by Loogie | 5 comments »

Having finished milling the half lapped dovetails for the rails yesterday, today I was working on milling the matching dovetails on the outer part of the legs to receive the rails. The legs are made up of two sections of 8/4 ash which are glued together after the milling is complete. Doing it this way makes it very easy to create the dovetailed through mortise for the bottom rail. I started by marking all the joints using the dovetails already cut on the rails. Each piece is made to match it&...

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Turning slippery slope #6: I actuallly made a round thing!

02-14-2009 05:30 AM by Betsy | 9 comments »

Hey, Hey, Hey – I made a dowel! It’s kind of rough. Still not very good at smoothing off. This is one of several I’ve made trying to get the hang of the tools. Of course, after you do a dowel – you’ve got to make some shapes. So I’ve tried to make some coves. Not as easy as it looks. You can see that I’ve not made much progress at getting the coves to “blend” with the whole piece. But it will just take patience...

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French Polishing class #1: Getting ready...

02-14-2009 03:29 AM by RichClark | 1 comment »

Got derailed (as usual) work is tying us up in knots. So the Big built in is gonna take a 5 week siesta due to outside projects that have reared their ugly heads, that I hate Finishing! I make some neat stuff occasionally and I never knew about how to “really Finish” stuff.. So that it looks likeFine furniture. I was good to go with some Box Store Stuff and then even then was never happy how if finally came out.. (That is me not happy, other folks were fine with it). I play...

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