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Shopsmith Restoration #3: Unpacking - Terrible Condition

02-17-2010 01:27 PM by PG_Zac | 13 comments »

This morning I unpacked my new toys and can confirm that I have one Shopsmith mk 5, and one Master Shop. They are both in very sad condition, and I will be concentrating my efforts on restoring the Shopsmith and relegating the Master Shop to being the “spares” supply wherever possible.. The load waiting to be unpacked.. As you can see, there is rust everywhere.Even the Aluminium is seriously corroded.At least one of the main castings is broken I can see that this is goin...

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New Bedroom #5: Night Stands Finished

02-17-2010 10:32 AM by Dave Durham | 10 comments »

OK, ok, I’ve been off the grid for a while. When last we left I had just finished the King Size bed for the new bedroom and that’s all that was in the room. I’ve now added two matching night stands: I knew I wanted a design that looked like an extension of the bed, I also wanted something with a little color to match the wall paper boarder and still fit in the missions, arts & crafts feel. I saw these tiles online and ordered eight of them (4 yellow, 4 green): ...

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Flip-up Cutting Board #1: Ideas, Designs

02-17-2010 08:32 AM by Broooklyn | 4 comments »

In my kitchen, we are a cramped for counter space so I want to make a flip up cutting-board. The flip-up part would be attached to the side of our “island” which is 3/4” particle board. I’ll have some kind of leg or fold-out-triangle to support the cutting board when it’s up. I have access to the other side of the particleboard, so I could use nuts/bolts as opposed to anchors/screws. I will probably use a wood backer there for extra support as TopamaxSurvivor su...

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Building a cedar strip canoe #1: The strongback and forms

02-17-2010 08:15 AM by roaddog | 5 comments »

Several months ago I decided I was going to build a cedar strip canoe. I picked up Canoecaraft from Bear Mountain Boats and decided on the 15’ Ranger. I drew out the station molds in October and then had to wait until after Christmas before I could start making any sawdust. In the last two weeks I have made the strongback and have just about finished the forms. I set the forms up on the strongback with spring clamps and then checked the entire area to be stripped for any high spo...

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Design/Inlay Kit Tips #1: Make Your Own Design/Inlay Kit Templates

02-17-2010 06:55 AM by 3DWoodworkingSupply | 2 comments »

As we demonstrate the Design/Inlay Kit across the country we gain countless hours of experience and hear great ideas from others who have this product as well. With this blog series, I will try to share as many hints and ideas as I can. One thing we get asked for a lot are additional templates with different design or inlay windows. While there aren’t any templates available from Milescraft, they have posted some directions on how to create your own templates out of plywood or pla...

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The Great Garage Reorganization and Shop Improvement Act #4: Let there be light! ...and lumber storage.

02-17-2010 06:34 AM by captkerk | 5 comments »

When autumn came and I started working in the garage with the doors closed, I realized how little light I have with the new shop arrangement. I started by putting up an eight foot long florescent fixture (4-four foot T12 bulbs) over the table saw/jointer area figuring I would re-evaluate where I needed light after that was up. Then my neighbor tells me he can get me some eight foot long fixtures from his company since they were closing down a factory. So I ended up getting 3-eight fo...

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Flea Market Scores

02-17-2010 06:09 AM by Jeison | 6 comments »

Dropped by the local weekend flea market on Sunday, just thought I’d kill a few minutes sharing some of the goodies I picked up…. (thats right, its “sharing” not “bragging” lol!) A B&D twin-screw benchtop clamping thingy I got for $4, looks damn handy, tho those metal jaws are pretty ragged, figure prolly remove em and either sand down the plastic jaws smooth or epoxy on some hardwood ones. .... A Craftsman benchtop router table, got it fo...

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Extremely Average #46: Her Name is Angie

02-17-2010 05:25 AM by Ecocandle | 13 comments »

The response to yesterday’s blog, “I Suck”, was tremendous. The number of views went way up. I can only assume that there were a great number of people who agree whole heartedly, and likely have had this opinion for some time. When they saw the title, they were eager to revel in my realization, of that which they had always known. The comments were wonderful. I responded to a number of them and I looked up a lot of the products that people suggested. I am much smarter today. Thanks...

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My Tools #2: My Christmas present from mom finally arrived!

02-17-2010 05:22 AM by Gary Fixler | 11 comments »

It’s the JET – JSG-96CS: 6’’ x 48’’ Belt / 9’’ Disc Sander w/ Closed Stand, 3/4HP 1Ph, 115V. It arrived by pallet in two boxes: Right away the 3/4HP motor and belt seemed bigger than I’d imagined this past year or two (this has been on my wishlist for awhile now). I had even scaled up my mental image, but it was still bigger than I thought: The closed stand is a very thick sheet metal, and heavier than I expected. It was a...

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The making of a woodshop #2: Some sketch-up views

02-17-2010 05:00 AM by JimNEB | 5 comments »

I’ve made a sketch-up model of what I hope it will look like in the future. I’ll share those views with you. The shop teacher said they are finishing the other garage and will be working on mine next week! yipeeee, I will continue to take pictures when the construction gets started.

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