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Bandsaw injuries or safety concerns

2279 days ago by SteveKorz | 20 comments »

OK… I’m a little accident proned. I’m going to get a bandsaw in the next week or so, and before I acquire a hospital bill from doing something dumb, I thought I would try a preemptive strike and ask if anyone had any advice or direction for me to take on how NOT to get hurt with it. I realize that most of it is common sense, such as “don’t have the blade guard up all the way when you cut ¼ inch material… etc.” But, are there any special circumstances or jobs that you’ve p...

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A New Home

2279 days ago by Critterman | 10 comments »

Hi Everyone, Well, the move process is moving along. Found a new place with a full basement….ALL FOR ME :>) We’ve been looking forward to this move for two years…that’s right it took two years to sell our house, but we found a beauty. Ranch style with full two car garage in the basement and full attic (for the wife’s junk). The 1500 square feet of basement are mine, mine, mine. Well, OK the stupid washer and dryer are there too, but space for those upstai...

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Shop evolution #1: Making room for the bench...

2280 days ago by ShannonRogers | 5 comments »

So as my work (and obsession) has turned more towards hand tools, and my recent reading of Chris Schwarz’s workbench book, I decided to make some shop adjustments to make room for a nice Roubo bench in my near future. I you look at my shop phots you will see a long L shaped counter top with a corner desk. While this has provide a lot of work space, the rooke mistake was in my using really wet construction grade lumber that proceeded to warp and twist out of control over the seasons. ...

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Building The Holtzapffel Workbench #14: Final Vise Assembly

2280 days ago by Mike Lingenfelter | 21 comments »

After finishing the mockup of the face vise, I was now ready to do it for real. I started by gluing up a couple piece of oak for the main chop. You saw me use my new planer sled to mill the two large faces flat. I used the mockup to locate and cut the 2 main holes for the screws.I used a regular hole saw on my drill press to cut the holes. It was slow going through the hard oak, but I made it through. Next I wanted to dress up and round over the ends of the chop. I layout a small reveal...

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SawStop Contractor Model Purchase from Cradle to Shop #4: Really Placing My Order

2280 days ago by CharlieD | 18 comments »

After a 2 year wait today I placed an order for the Sawstop Contractor table saw. I called Woodcraft in Houston and placed the order over the phone. For those of you who wondered about the cost…... it is a little high….... but everything is relative. It cost a lot to sew fingers back on. First I have to say that I was somewhat distribured by the shipping charge. The charge is $375.00. I can’t image that it costs that much to ship and I assume that Sawstop is making s...

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Front Porch Rockers #4: Completion

2280 days ago by bhack | 12 comments »

This has been a very satisfying project. First I can do the work, and second I learned a lot new things. Cutting out the arc for the rockers was a new process for me. But, I found that I can do it. I didn’t do them perfect, but they will be the next time because I now have the confidence to do it. Doing new things on each of the power and hand tools now boosts my confidence to try something new and more difficult. So, if you are new to the hobby you can do bigger and better things if yo...

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Quick and Easy Blade Changes on the AP1300 - Update

2280 days ago by Damian Penney | 11 comments »

So on the advice of FlWoodRat I contacted Ryobi support about the seized blade bolts and they were kind enough to send me a new set of blades ($74 a pair) for my troubles :)

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Dovetails on the Leigh D4R jig #5: Summary

2280 days ago by Al Navas | 2 comments »

From my blog This is final episode on the D4R jig. It shows the Technical Bulletins that are available to allow you to make inlaid dovetails, simple or compound angle corners, end-on-end dovetails, and shelf pin holes and notches.Please remember, this is a Leigh-produced video, not my own. I have permission from Leigh to use the videos on my blog. In the next episode I will start publishing the video series on the Super Jigs (12″, 18″, and 24″ width dovetail jigs). Thanks for watching!

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Sketchup As A Woodworking Design Tool #3: How to make floor plans in Sketchup

2281 days ago by Brad_Nailor | 8 comments »

This is a quick little tutorial in response to Blake’s question on how to draw floor plans in 3D in Sketchup This is the quick and dirty methodFirst make an outline of the inside dimensions of the room Then select all the lines by clicking on them with the shift key held down Then use the offset tool and click on one of the selected lines, and offset it 4 or 6” whatever you want.. Then you should have a separate area where the walls are Then grab the push pull tool ...

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Woodworking vacation #12: Full circle

2281 days ago by Betsy | 3 comments »

I know that some of you have been following my “adventure” of a woodworking vacation which started with a car accident. Well tonight I’ve put it to rest and bought a replacement car. I had forgotten how horribly boring and draining looking for a car was. I’m glad it’s not something I experience every day. I was leaning toward the Honda Civic Coupe—- but after driving it, I did not like how it felt or how small I felt behind the wheel. So in the end I set...

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