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TIPS #6: MFS 400 - 700 (from Festool) look-alike

04-13-2018 06:56 AM by Dutchy | 8 comments »

Festool is making great tools, but not the cheapest ones. I like the working of the MFS 400 / MFS 700 but did not want to spend the money for it. And besides that it is easy to make a similar one. I ordered some parts on the internet and below you can see the results. I have selected one video from another woodworker, but there are a lot more. Google on MFS 400 or MFS 700 and you will find a lot, and feel free to put a link in your comment for another. The rectangle jig below is about 5...

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New Shop Build #2: So it begins

04-12-2018 08:48 PM by Bikerdan | 6 comments »

Hey everybody! It’s been a bit since my last post. Things have been going a little slow due to weather and vacations. The last post was just to introduce the project. At that time, nothing had been done except for getting the building permit. Since then, I’ve broken ground!!! The first step is to get the foundation and floor poured. This is one of the only couple of stages that I’m going to stand back and let an expert take care of for me. I need to make sure this ...

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Bath Stool #5: Angled Tenon and Mortise

04-12-2018 02:52 PM by Diego Cassels | 5 comments »

Thanks to a coment from sras who said For the angled joint, I’d suggest cutting the tenon at an angle and have the mortise be strgaight in. I’ve made a drawing of the angled Tenon with my measurements, in centimeters. This gives me the easy task of making the mortise of 2 cm deep by 2cm wide by 20 cm long in the seat, all straight angles. Then in both of the legs I will have to make a angled keyed mortise and tenon joint to insert the legs support as shown in the sketch. ...

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Violin Kit #4: Attaching the Neck

04-11-2018 08:44 PM by Dave Rutan | 3 comments »

First thing is to cut down the back button closer to the shape it needs to be. This will be trimmed after the neck is glued on. Glue is applied to both pieces and the neck is clamped into position. Not much pressure is needed for this. Where the neck joins the body, the gap is supposed to measure 6mm (or whatever the Imperial equivalent is). At the end of the fingerboard, the top of the fingerboard ‘should’ measure about 7/8 of an inch. Mine is a little bit hi...

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Violin Kit #3: Fitting the Neck

04-11-2018 08:22 PM by Dave Rutan | 2 comments »

The main part of this violin kit is fitting the neck to the body of the instrument. To do this a mortise must be created in the neck end of the instrument (the one opposite the end button end) that not only fits the neck root as tightly as possible, but also holds it at the proper angle and height. You start by cutting the overhand off the top plate, holding the neck in place for straightness and marking where it should go. Then you cut within your lines to a depth of about a quarter...

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My woodworking journey. #1: A new table saw.

04-11-2018 04:01 PM by cajunrph | 10 comments »

Continuing on with my journey in woodworking. I’ve been doing Steve Ramsey’s weekend woodworker course. He had a list of tools recommended of which one was a Ridgid table saw. I had been looking on various online sites for used table saws. I mostly saw the roybi saws and older craftsman saws. I checked on a few never did pick one up. The recommended saw Steve suggested was $299. I checked it out on Home Depot’s website and it didn’t have high ratings. Many talked of...

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• Two Tier Side Table #3: Selecting Stock

04-11-2018 01:31 AM by Ron Aylor | 6 comments »

Selecting Stock –  With a bright sunny day, I dug through my lumber stores …   … and after bit of … yes, no, maybe  … was able select a nice piece of cherry and ash.                 Combined with a piece of 8/4 ash for legs …                 … I think I’ve got more than enough stock to start roughing out parts for my side table. Thanks for looking, more to come. As always, all comments and/or questions welcomed. Follow my progress with the links below.Two Tier Side Table #1 – Rea...

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Dungeon Remodel, the drill til #4: Day 3...half n half...

04-11-2018 01:04 AM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

Half-n-half? Half woodworking, half cleaning….even found a rolling trashcan to make clean up easier…First a little shavings on the floor time.. Hmmm,more to clean up….tracked down the two “culprits”, was easy enough, still had shavings in them.. Not only was the glued up panel out of the clamps…it was even flat.. Both side pieces were also flattened.. I already had done the ends, Sunday. Which leaves these two.. Maybe a bottom panel for t...

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Simple End Grain Cutting Boards

04-10-2018 10:50 PM by wrenchhead | 4 comments »

I made a couple simple end grain cutting boards to use up some scrap maple and walnut I had in the shop and put my new drum sander through it’s paces. Thanks for watching

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Recovering wood from discarded pallets

04-10-2018 07:56 PM by DaveFFMedic | 6 comments »

LOML asked me to make a pallet wood accent wall in our kitchen. I set to task of recovering boards from discarded pallets. I searched around and didn’t find any definitive information on the best way to disassemble the pallets. I did some trial and error and found the quickest way for me to disassemble them. In the following video, I show how I took apart the pallets in about 2 hours time. Enjoy.

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