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Shop Stool

03-14-2017 12:35 AM by Daniel Solowiej | 6 comments »

I begin the make of a stool for the workshop, with a comfortable height for my body. The wood used, here in Argentina, is called “Anchico” (Parapiptadenia rigida). It is a hard and heavy wood, which for its can also be used outdoors. In this first part designed a template, I decided to make the legs first. I wanted them to have a shape that remembered some of those forms of the fine antique European furniture, but simplified. A visual suggestion, a recall, but not the details o...

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10 years a LumberJock

03-14-2017 12:06 AM by WayneC | 22 comments »

I remember when we hit 500 members and thought it was a big deal. I’ve met so many wonderful people along the way and lost a number too. Its hard to imagine how much this site has grown and all of the knowledge and inspiration that has been shared. Thank you everyone.

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Around the Shop #13: Barnes Foot Powered Mortiser Disassembly

03-13-2017 03:33 AM by Mosquito | 7 comments » I finally got around to editing and uploading this video. After I got enough of the mortiser cleaned up to get it moving again, I disassembled it to get ready to start cleaning some of the parts up and getting rid of the rust. I haven’t gotten very far on that part yet, but I did get it all disassembled.  Case Mod Portfolio: http://themodsquito.comFacebook:

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Machineshop benefits in woodworking #8: converting a cordless screwdriver into a cordless drill.

03-13-2017 01:26 AM by hobby1 | 0 comments »

Converting my harbor freight cordless screwdriver into a cordless drill, machining a set of collets and a collet adaptor, to hold regular drill bits of small sizes, for doing pilot hole drill work. Here is the video build of it. enjoy.

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weighted split top workbench

03-13-2017 12:34 AM by Blake Haskins | 0 comments »

I built a split top workbench from 2×4s and 2×6s It took 2 weekends to build, but may have been faster with plans. There is a 2 part video series on it.Part 1— 2— workbench has about 150 pounds of sand in it, that plus the wood probably brings it to about 250. I will publish another video on my channel in a couple of days explaining my thought process behind building it, and the reasons I did what I did, I...

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Roll Around Tool Cabinet #26: Finish Coats Completed

03-12-2017 10:44 PM by HappyHowie | 3 comments »

Even though it may be possible for the wood on this cabinet to soak up more coats of lacquer, I sprayed my last coat this afternoon. Anything else I might do will be to buff on coats of Staples dark brown paste wax. That should give this cabinet a nice look and feel. Tomorrow I will begin mounting the seven drawers in this cabinet. I will start with the top drawer by using two plywood panels to set its height and to hold the drawer and slide in place while I screw on the metal slide...

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Danish Oil Werping

03-12-2017 06:32 PM by Washashore | 2 comments »

Recently I applied one coat of Black walnut Danish Oil to a red oak table top that I made. I have waited for it to dry thoroughly for 2 days now. It’s a bit cold in my shop, around 55/60F. When I lean it vertically small droplets form from the deeper recesses of the grain and very slowly drip toward the floor. I have been wiping them with a rag. Is this common? Can someone provide insight?

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Delta 46-715 Lathe Repower #6: Delta 46-715 Lathe Repower #6: Tachometer Hack from $3 Bicycle Computer

03-12-2017 06:32 PM by Pete_LJ | 0 comments »

03122017 I got the tachometer installed on the lathe and it works pretty nicely. My concept was to use a $3 Chinese bicycle computer for the tachometer. However, such computers typically measure speed primarily (sometimes cadence, bike-speak for rpm at the pedals, which is typically limited to 199). The computer that I used was purchased off ebay for less than $3. Here is a link for the bike computer(“BC”) that I used:

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Daves Workshop #10: Shop heater. Fixing the Mr. Heater Portable Buddy heater that won't light.

03-12-2017 04:55 PM by dbhost | 6 comments »

After 12 years of use, and admittedly heavy abuse, our Portable Buddy heater just would’t fire up the pilot light. We really didn’t need it this year at all, I was simply going through and cleaning / maintaining all the white gas and propane appliances when this was discovered to be non functional. I have seen where lots of guys simply throw in the towel on these units when they won’t light, but they are such a simple fix, it is well worth a try. With a street price of $7...

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Bookshelf Build Day 1

03-12-2017 12:41 PM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 1 comment »

Starting on a new bookshelf build to replace the cheap one we currently have. Stay up to date with woodworking and blacksmithing videos by subscribing to my YouTube channel.

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