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Smith #3...I Am not a collector...I am NOT a collector

2195 days ago by Shopsmithtom | 4 comments »

Well, I just acquired Shopsmith # 3, but I’m not a collector. I can justify this..really. I was able to convince my wife and, after all, thats all that really counts, isn’t it?It all started with this kitchen, in my lake cottage, built in the mid 1950’s. I had relegated my old shopsmith to the cottage several years before because, between when I was a kid and learned on it and when I inherited it from my dad, I’d accumulated a bunch of separate tools. I found an ent...

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Pen Turners' Swap #2 #7: A hop, skip and a jump...

2195 days ago by itsme_timd | 8 comments »

Hi Everyone, A quick and easy trip for the pen box this time. It made the short jump over to Ryno101’s in no time at all. He sounds extremely excited to dig into this! Funny how all of us (supposed) grown folks get so childish over a box full of sticks. Remember Lincoln Logs??? Those were awesome… Annny-how… the box is in great hands now and I know from the past posts that he’ll enjoy what awaits him when he opens this up. I’m actually starting to get...

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Table Saw is home

2195 days ago by Rustic | 2 comments »

Myh table saw made it home in 1 piece. They had to use heat and brute strength to get it off. Bought a new blade for it, a 60 tooth smooth cut Oldham. I also tested a router relief carving. to see pic go to my projects. Back to makin sawdust yee haaw.

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Making a Marking Knife #4: Almost Done!

2196 days ago by Eric | 6 comments »

So I had a good couple days in the shop before I packed it all up the other day. Besides doing the cushion frame for my friend, I did a lot of work on my marking knife. The first task was to get the blade satisfactory. In the end, I did this by cutting a 30(ish)-degree bevel on a piece of scrap, and then filed the bevels of the blade along that angle. It’s not perfect, but it’s pretty good. I then honed the blade on my waterstones, which was a real bear with no honing jig. By the ...

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Constructing "Old 99" #3: A bumpy ride.

2196 days ago by MrWoody | 4 comments »

Unfortunately I got involved in the next part and forgot to take pictures. The camera is now in the shop. I’ll do my best to explain what I did.After re-reading this, I decided that even I couldn’t understand what I did, so I used a piece of scrap poplar and made the cuts so I could take pictures. Back to page 2 of the plans. I mentioned earlier that a piece needed to be fit between the turned boiler and the base. On page 3 there is another piece that needs to fit on top of the boiler. To s...

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RAS Cabinet #4: The Case work is done

2196 days ago by sIKE | 5 comments »

Started working on the case this weekend and got it done this evening. Here is the Sketchup drawing of the case:and here is the final result:and here is the leveling configuration: I need to go back to Sketchup and redo the torsion box as I had to reduce the width of the cabinet by one inch.

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16" scroll saw update

2196 days ago by mpwylie | 0 comments »

Just wanted to say thanks to all who replied about the scroll saw I was looking to buy. I got the saw for $85. I should have it up and running this weekend. I have been working on getting the shop finished. I had to pour some more concrete three weeks ago to finish off the floor and last weekend I built and put up the wall frames, and this past weekend I started putting up the osb for the walls. I should be finished this weekend and get the shop set up like I want it. It has been hard t...

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Treadle Lathe #1: In Texas, they use the word "Loco."

2196 days ago by Texasgaloot | 8 comments »

You must figure by now that I’m ADD or something. I’ve got my Moby Plank project running. I’ve got my bow saw project running. And now I’m starting a new blog on building a treadle lathe. Well, it’s the “or something.” Every since I saw Roy Underhill (herewith referred to as “St. Roy,”) using his treadle lathe, I have been, well, smitten. I don’t have an electric lathe, I don’t have any lathe, and I need a lathe. I don...

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Shop Class #2: Idea Help

2196 days ago by Tooldads_apprentice | 7 comments »

I am currently starting out the school year and another great year in my high school shop class, but I have one problem. I don’t know what I want to build. I posted a bench that I have in mind. I also want to build a jewelery box for my mother. Those projects are great ones, but I need some more ideas. You think you cna help me out?

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Wood slicer convert

2196 days ago by iozl | 3 comments »

I was having a lot of trouble with resawing on the bs. After reading all the raves on this site about the wood slicer, I made the plunge and purchased one. Link Luckily, I happened to pick up a copy of FWW #189 in the past few weeks and followed the instructions line by line. Link Now, for a seasoned pro this might not be a big deal, but for someone like me just starting out after experiencing a LOT of frustration simply trying to resaw in a straight line this was like a revelati...

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