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Potato cannon carriage #6: Some tweaks and the test firing

08-23-2010 01:14 AM by JJohnston | 29 comments »

I made a few little improvements this week while I’m finishing the forward armor. I redesigned the forward ramrod tube bracket. It’s as minimal as I could get it – a 3/4” piece of poplar, cut to fit between the tubes, and a hose clamp. This lightens up the front end, both visually and literally. I also reattached the cap chain with a ziptie right behind the cap, which shortens/cleans it up. A shot of green paint and everything looks fine. I had a vision of ki...

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Tool Gloat??

08-22-2010 09:42 PM by Bluepine38 | 2 comments »

I found a stuff for Guys garage sale and bought a Sears Shaper Model No. 103.23920 on a wobbly steel standwith a 1 hp, 11.4 amp motor (I was able to print out an operating manual from Old woodworking tools) and an old Delta 6” jointer Model 2-961 mounted on knocked together wood base, it is similar to Delta Model 37-205that was manufactured circa 1945 except for the lack of a base. I have not been able to locate a manual forthis so will contact the closest Service Center in Spokane on ...

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And so the journey to a new shop begins........#1

08-22-2010 08:32 PM by lilredweldingrod | 17 comments »

Well it actually started last Tuesday, August 17. I was stunned to find that my daughter had taken out a second mortgage on my home.When I bought this home 8 1/2 years ago, I had an IRS problem that I had to clear up before I could have a mortgage in my name, so I asked my daughter, a Mortgage broker, to put the loan in her name and then we could put the loan in my name when I completed the little problem with the IRS.I have been trying to figure why she has steadfastly refused to comply with...

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Oak Pub Table #3: Lots to report; Glue up, doweling, tapering, circle cutting...

08-22-2010 07:51 PM by VinnieP | 1 comment »

It has been a VERY long time since I could post an update. August has been very busy for me. I had family visit for a week, was on the road for work two weeks in a row, and was in a wedding the weekend between my two trips. I made some progress before I left, but am just now gettnig to work again after two straight weeks. I glued up the table top with biscuits. Big thanks to my friend Jeff for letting me borrow his biscuit jointer! Then, using a circle cutting jig i made, cut the to...

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Bookcase and Wall entertainment unit #3: lower cabinet assembly

08-22-2010 06:55 PM by rando1 | 4 comments »

Along the with the project we have discovered some design tweaking to make the project fit together better. Things on paper always look good, but it always seems to have tweaking points during the process. We spent some time cutting out the boxes for the lower bookcases. Taking the time now to think through the fitting together process will help save steps further steps and extra joints in the latter assembly. Spent the time now to drill in the shelf holes in and we ended up assembling a...

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Custom Keepsake Box #2: The Dry Fit

08-22-2010 05:26 PM by wdkits1 | 5 comments »

In order to get the inside pieces of the box to be flush with the frame sections I cut the pieces of fishtail oak the same size as the pieces of marble ,routed a rabbet that when glued to the marble would end up flush with the frame sections plus give me some glue area for when the pieces are assembled. I used 2 -part epoxy to adhere the wood to the marble. The base of the box is made from 4 pieces of stock that are 3/4” thick and 1 1/2” wide, mitered on the corners , route...

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bandsaw #3: Putzing around with the GO555P

08-22-2010 05:22 PM by twokidsnosleep | 9 comments »

The grizzly polar bear is up and running, but needs some fine tuning. As do I.My band sawing skills are far from perfect. First run with re-sawing a log of scrap 4” cedar I did the following1. forgot to set the tension on the initial cut…..so the blade wandered quite a bit2. bolted the front fence rail too high so it wasn’t flush with the table….weird first cutting angles3.was too lazy to set up the cyclone….there can’t be that much dust created right?4. di...

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Milling Weekend LJ event - Murchison, NZ #1: Milling weekend - Murchison, South Island, New Zealand

08-22-2010 02:28 PM by daltxguy | 3 comments »

My workplace has turned out to be a hotbed of longtime woodworkers and budding newcomers. Several of them have enrolled in the Beginning Cabinet Making Course at the Centre for Fine Woodworking in Nelson (founded by a former College of the Redwoods student). As a result they have to pass through my hometown of Murchison ( 1 1/2hr south of Nelson) and so I have put together a milling weekend to kick off their two weeks immersion into woodworking. If there is anyone in the area that I...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #80: Lots of Good Ideas From You All

08-22-2010 01:42 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 7 comments »

I want to begin by thanking all who gave me their tips and advice on how they stay on top of things. Sometimes I think that we are so close to our own situations that we can’t see things clearly – especially when we are in an overwhelmed state of mind. The first thing I did was make a list of what needed to be done. Look the beast(s) in the eyes, if you will. I am a “list” person to begin with, but sometimes when I get caught up and everything is going according ...

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Scrap Wood Tip

08-22-2010 01:08 PM by bigchopperoo | 10 comments »

Howdy all! It’s another quick tip on 5 different uses for your scrap blocks of wood. Hope you like it and dance your pants off!

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