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A journey into the workshop. #105: I found my hole saws! More shop cleanup.

06-22-2016 02:22 PM by dbhost | 9 comments »

Okay so here’s the deal. I’ve been looking for my hole saws pretty much everywhere, for the better part of 2 weeks. I am building a custom light for photography / videography, and I need to bore some holes for light sockets. So I’ve been tearing through the shop, under workbenches, behind the lathe, in the toolbox drawers, in totes, on top of cabinets, in cabinets, you name it, I’ve looked, with one exception, but those drawers aren’t done yet, how can they be...

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Greene & Greene Magazine Rack - my "own" design #8: Doing the finish on the case and shelves, case assembly

06-22-2016 03:22 AM by Mike_D_S | 8 comments »

So I got busy, but have been doing some work in bits and pieces. The first thing was normally I assemble and then stain, but with all the small ledges and the inset panels on the side, I decided to do some of the finish work first and then assemble. I stained all the pieces and put on two coats of wipe on poly on the inset panels. This way, if the panels shift a little at some point, there won’t be any unstained wood peaking out. I also did a dry fit prior to putting on the dye st...

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Angle Iron Dovetail Marker

06-21-2016 06:05 PM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 0 comments »

Make a dovetail marker that will last forever….or close to it. Please subscribe and hit that thumbs up button.

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Blogging instead of Woodworking #20: At Last, a Morris Chair, Part 1

06-21-2016 04:10 PM by Douglas | 0 comments »

I just blogged (with lots of photos) about the Morris Chair I built this past spring. This part 1 goes through most of the build, and part 2 will be finishing, upholstery and stuff. For LJs, I’m also posting a project here too. (link fixed!) Here’s a few pictures…

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Tuning Emma's plate.

06-21-2016 11:09 AM by revieck | 3 comments » Music : Thingamajig by Audionautix. YouTube music. turned this plate for Emma. The wood came from the old farm house that stood on her property.

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A journey into the workshop. #104: Temp has been hovering just under 100 deg F, 90+ % humidity, and this happens!

06-21-2016 12:57 AM by dbhost | 3 comments »

So for those considering a portable unit AC, this is mine that is about 6 years old… I need to figure out what went wrong for sure! View on YouTube Am I on the right track thinking this is a bad bearing with the shaft that spins the fans? Diagrams of this thing are hard to come by so I am guessing until I rip it apart, and even then, I will have to take VERY careful measurements once it is apart and the bearings out assuming they are bad, to get replacements…

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Pergola for the Yard #5: Erection Day

06-20-2016 08:21 PM by builtinbkyn | 10 comments »

Hmmm? Well at 56 that’s always a good thing. :) The best laid plans are never quite that. Had everything done and ready to erect the structure on Saturday and actually got started by drilling and anchoring the posts. What I didn’t plan on was a plumbing issue that needed to take precedence over the pergola. My wife accidentally forced flushed a rag down the bowl on the lower level. She was using it to clean something and then tossed it in the cleaning bucket full of soapy...

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A journey into the workshop. #103: An unplanned fathers day gift for my father in law, starting my shop reorganization.

06-20-2016 03:32 PM by dbhost | 3 comments »

Okay the shop reorganization is NOT the gift for my father in law, but bear with me, this is kind of interesting… My father in law due to age, and the condition of his house, has been needing to be moved into somewhere that the extended family can more easily get to, and give him the assistance he needs in his everyday living. He’s 85 with somewhat limited mobility, and a failing memory. He simply can’t be trusted with a stove or oven any more, so we are always taking him...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #1742: The Move is ON!

06-20-2016 01:57 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 8 comments »

It is funny how something that has been a habit so long can fall out of being a habit so quickly. In the past couple of weeks, so many habits that I have acquired over time have been greatly altered. I expect it will be like that for the next few weeks, as we received the KEYS to our new place and are going to finally be able to start moving things there! How exciting this is for us!I am filled with a wide range of emotions right now. I go from being excited and happy to being completely over...

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Worktable with drawers

06-20-2016 10:07 AM by Davor | 1 comment »

Before i continue on other projects i need some space to work on. Alos my tools were all around garage collecting saw dust… i needed some space to store and secure them properly. Here is base stand that i connected with screws and pocket hole jig (great tool!) Paintied with lazure as i wish to heep wood texture. Looks ok. From cheap wood to expensive: ) 1.2mm plywood as table crazy expensive overhere in Croatia. i was not abble to buy 1m x 0.4m as i needed for table… had ...

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