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Tool Tip #17: Hollow Chisel Mortiser HCM Chisel Tune Up

06-28-2015 08:27 AM by robscastle | 4 comments »

I have been reading a FWW Magazine of which had heaps of articles of interest, one of those was an artice on Hollow Chisel Mortisers (HCM) I had been making some M&T joints and a minature stair rail with my HCM.The stair rail The scale and Chisel size may not be the best and the M&T were garbage (NWP) With the very unsatisfactory results I decided to do more research and checked out some LJ Blogs/reviews.It seems HCM do not get rave reviews for all sorts of operationa...

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Hot Wheels Track Wood Wall Mounts

06-28-2015 05:04 AM by panofish | 5 comments »

My work mates wanted to put a hot wheels track on our office wall. There was much discussion on how to mount it to the wall. I decided to take on the task and use my wood shop skills to engineer a solution. Here is a video of the result. The office races begin in about a month.. I hope my car wins :) View on YouTube

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Life as an Amateur Woodworker #55: Odd Job!

06-27-2015 10:36 PM by PhilBello | 7 comments »

There hasn’t been much woodwork done recently, as I stated in my last post, rendering was the order of the day, while the weather is so nice it just has to be done, so the last week, on and off I have turned this area Into this area, and finally this: and what a difference it has made, but that left one problem to be resolved, storage, because the area was a dump, nothing got put away, it was tucked where ever there was a recess, that now has to change. so with 1” x 6R...

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Turning a Wooden Scoop #1: How I turn a sccop on the lathe

06-27-2015 08:55 PM by Jim Jakosh | 21 comments »

Candy, this blog’s for you!!!!!!!!!!!This is the process I use to turn a scoop from a wood blank on the lathe.I start by defining the volume needed in the the scoop. The formula is Pi x R squared x depth I planned on a 1/2 cup scoop and the volume of 4 oz is 7.218 cubic inches and I want the inside to be 2 5/8” So the formula is 3.1416 x ( 1.312) squared x depth = 7.218. The depth figures out to be 1.33” I start by drawing it out and then adding scrap wood in the area...

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22'' Wide slabs to dining table top

06-27-2015 07:11 PM by Canadian Woodworks | 5 comments »

This is a quick run down of one way to go from rather large Walnut slabs to a beautiful dining table top. By using large vintage woodworking machinery and new world wood working tools I take two 22’’ wide 2.5’’ thick Walnut slabs from rough raw lumber to a soon to be dining table top.

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The Stumpy Nubs Workshop #54: Super-duper-yooper-pooper table saw crosscut sled- Part 2 of 2

06-27-2015 05:56 PM by StumpyNubs | 6 comments »

We don’t do anything small. Not even crosscut sleds! This one has extendable fences, zero clearance inserts, micro-adjusters and three attachable jigs for finger joints, splined miters, half laps, bridle joints, tenons and more! This is part two- where I demonstrate all of the attachments. You can get detailed instructions for the project here. PLEASE SUBSCRIBE TO OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL! And visit our website- it’s how we support the show! To enter to win our monthly tool ...

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Woodworking News Show #22: Chris Schwarz is a string bean; and a $330 tool giveaway!

06-27-2015 05:49 PM by StumpyNubs | 3 comments »

The latest happening in the woodworking world, and we announce the winner of the $330 Portamate Workstation! PLEASE SUBSCRIBE TO OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL! And visit our website- it’s how we support the show! For links to all the articles referenced in the video, see the show notes here. To enter our future giveaways you just have to sign up for our email newsletter and subscribe to our YouTube channel. Details here-

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Cornhole Scoreboard w/ Beer Holder #6: Finishing Up

06-27-2015 05:35 PM by edwood1975 | 2 comments »

This is the last blog entry in this series and I am just going to finish the project by adding:2 hingesAttach the beer holderAnd finally attach brass chain…. and that’s it, hope you like

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Hermit House Woodworking - Starting from Scratch #3: My Second Order: Screws, braces, hinges, and gate bolts.

06-27-2015 04:57 PM by Ted Ewen | 0 comments »

Again, not too flashy or exciting, but with this purchase I have all the hardware I should need to do the ten coops we need, with some left over. The only thing we may need is a latch for the top of the house part of the the coops. I’m thinking of a hinged top for easy access and cleaning. Step by step :D

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Project Candidates - Stuff I Might Make One Day #2: Wooden combination lock

06-27-2015 12:30 PM by Ted Ewen | 4 comments »

Stumbled across this interesting and informative little wooden mechanical marvel today and thought it would make a nice handwork practice piece for the coming Winter. Nights are long and Winter longer here in Scandinavia. The project is sourced from and plans are available for purchse there. A reader made a wooden ‘safe’ to go along with the lock: View on YouTube

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