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Birth of a 4-axis CNC machine #9: Control panel layout and wiring

3 days ago by DS | 6 comments »

You can’t tell, but, I’ve been puttering around with the control panel for a couple of weekends. I still need a few standoffs to mount the open circuit cards to the backplane, but everything else is bolted down. The motor control wiring from the drivers out to the machine takes a shielded four wire cable that costs less for 500 feet than for 100 feet. Weird how that works. I can get 500 feet for $55 but I only need 100 feet, which would cost me $69. I have no idea wha...

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Side project #2: Flag project time filler

3 days ago by BJODay | 1 comment »

The main project currently in my shop is my nesting tables. My wife and I have them stained. I working on varnishing. I’m using a wipe-on poly before assembly. It is time consuming and I can only do a few of the parts at a time. So, while I’m between coats, I’ve been puttering around with a side project. I saw this at a restaurant. It is an American flag made out of painted baseballs. I thought I’ll make a smaller version using ping pong balls. I found cheap balls ...

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Hope Chest for Daughter #2 #5: Top is glued up

3 days ago by Mainiac Matt | 12 comments »

I am very happy with the quality of cut I am getting with the Fussion blade, and have no reservations about gluing up the panels right off of the TS. Smoother and straighter than my jointer produces (granted, it’s a really old jointer). My daughter came down and cut the biscuit joints and assisted with the glue up. I’m so glad she did, as we needed to move fast. We were much better organized and prepared than my first build, yet were still challenged to get it clamped up qui...

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bench vice and starting out

3 days ago by Lazy_K | 1 comment »

Hi, one of the investments a beginner woodworker thinks they really need is a nice cast iron bench vice. Now, I’ve been doing this professionally since 1982. In @ 1994 I got a used /discarded slab of laminated rock maple with a vice on one corner. some school threw out several student benches with the vices on them. some local persons “salvaged” them from the dumpster. my truck may have been used and I got one…. I never use it.I had gotten used to by then a homemade v...

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Shows/Exhibits #4: Open call for online show

3 days ago by GlenGuarino | 1 comment »

If anyone is interested we have a call for work for “A Midsummer Day’s Dream”, an online show. The show will be hosted by Crafthaus. There is no submission fee & membership to Crafthaus is not required. If anyone is interested, submissions should be sent to When we receive a submission Marie will email to confirm receipt. After we jury we email a docu...

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Exhibits/Talks/Demos #3: Lie-Nielson Tool Event

3 days ago by GlenGuarino | 0 comments »

Hi Guys, I’m doing a tool demo for Lie-Nielson in Peters Valley – Friday April 25, 2014 10am – 6pmSaturday April 26 10am – 5pm & Saturday, April If anyone is in the area stop in Have a great week,Glen Guarino

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Hand Tool Journey #28: Stanley SW #246 Miter Box Restoration #2.. Tear Down..

3 days ago by Airframer | 7 comments »

Late last night while waiting for Game of Thrones to come on (don’t judge me!) I spend a couple hours taking this apart and separating all the parts in labeled bags. The 2 up rights were frozen in their bases and this is where everything went horribly wrong when I was taking apart my 358 so I wanted to be careful not to snap off the threaded end. Off to WallyWorld I went and returned with some Marvel Mystery Oil. Cut it 50/50 with some mineral spirits in a spray bottle, sp...

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Workshop Development #102: Project planning on how to eat an elephant.

3 days ago by dbhost | 7 comments »

The blogger entry is here for those that want to see the graphics and the nitty gritty details… Plenty to be found there… Right now, being somewhat time constrained with other priorities, and as other projects are ongoing, I am squeezing in design time, and planning to complete what is left of my shop storage / organization tear as it were. I am working on fine tuning the details, but ...

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Chess board with outlined squares

3 days ago by MarkTheFiddler | 4 comments »

Howdy, Joe asked me to create a little Blog about how I created my chess board. I’m happy to do so. I’ll just remind everyone that when you are seated at the board, the corner square to your right is white. I’ll edit this post this week to add illustrations. Truth being told, the cutting board and box makers are far better at this than I. This design is just a basic cutting board without using end grain. I didn’t allow for expansion so the whole thing may just explode on me one day. Us...

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Hockey Stick Display

3 days ago by LumberJacKelly | 0 comments »

First day back since Easter break, I cant wait to get this hockey stick display done, and in my room before the Stanley Cup round is played. This week i’m going to finish all to most of the round cuts, and I`m going to cut the shelves for it. Go Pens

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