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Toy Construction #150: Train family all together

08-09-2017 11:50 PM by htl | 9 comments »

Here’s the train set put all together. And here’s a couple a shots of my first train cars up next to their big brothers.

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The Overhang Chair in Walnut

08-09-2017 11:37 PM by LeOmkr | 3 comments »

The basic structure of this chair draws Inspiration from the design of the iconic ‘Conoid Chair’ by the great japanese-american woodworker George Nakashima. Through progressive scaled models, design critique and study of human ergonomics the design of this chair is evolved from the basic concept of the nakashima chair. Made entirely in one slab of 4” thick walnut (type of a hardwood), I have also tried to stay true to nakashima’s philosophy of creating mini...

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Shopmade Luthier Tools #25: More spool clamps

08-09-2017 09:56 PM by Dave Rutan | 1 comment »

I continue my acquisition of toolls for repairing cellos and contra basses. These add to the orignal dozen that I need for bssses and get me closrr to the two dozen I want to have for cellos. FYI the dowel pieces for these were salvaged from an old snow shovel handle. Never throw a wooden handle out. It’s just a big dowel after all. They cost $$ if you have to buy them! [Below] Witness that my daughter’s animals tend to cause trouble if left to themselves.

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08-09-2017 09:55 PM by GR8HUNTER | 8 comments »

I have been wanting to make myself a good shop mallet ….I have decided I want some weight in it … I was cleaning up shop found a couple dumbbells I used to use …and then a light came on ….so I got to work taking the outer layer off then I drilled out 2 caps of wood they didn’t quite fit to good so drill little holes at the hex then filled rest in this was my first try at progress pictures so please deal with a noobie JUST 1 MORE...

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New woodshop #3: Update

08-09-2017 08:47 PM by Combo Prof | 4 comments »

Not much to report. The wife gets priority so we moved down a lot of her fiber supplies, and some furniture. Thus the to be wood shop looks like this: Mostly empty boxes and boxes to be emptied. Drove to my nieces wedding in Virginia, saw a couple of my wife’s cousins and shopped antique malls for tools. Drove back and unpacked more boxes. Good news is finally I got a contract out of the electrician and a promise that he will start work around the 18-th.Down payment paid an...

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Lock Miter Router Bit Setup

08-09-2017 06:36 PM by RichTaylor | 10 comments »

There was some discussion about lock miter bits on Rick M’s Deals thread. I didn’t want to muck up his thread with off-topic conversation, so I am tossing this out there for anyone who is not certain about setting up lock miter bits. First, a diagram (the numbers shown are for the Infinity Lock Miter Jr. Router Bit item #55-502). Note that the markings are for reference only and, particularly in the case of the fence location, don’t precisely represent the actual set up....

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Commemorating LJ eddie's Passing #1: Commemorating LJ eddie's Passing

08-09-2017 02:34 AM by Don Broussard | 29 comments »

Eddie Antley, talented woodworker and friend to many, died of a heart attack on August 4, 2017. He made plans for his body to be cremated, and his wish was carried out today, after a simple but touching ceremony at Mulhearn Funeral Home in West Monroe, LA. The service included full military honors. LJ’s Dave Bardin (superdave721), William Day (william) and I attended, representing the Lumberjock Community. I had the funeral director put a small square in the chest pocket of his coveralls a...

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Ridgid toolboxes... and fixing the sadness #10: Analysis paralysis

08-09-2017 01:44 AM by Tony Ennis | 0 comments »

Since the box and trays are done except for final sanding and finishing, it’s time to focus on adding dividers to the trays. I spent a lot of time trying to arrange tools to fit efficiently in the trays. After much knee-bent running about, I decided to use solid wood for the dividers. I resawed them from 2×4s then planed them, um, “toolbox-smooth”. I didn’t want the various dividers to just get glued to the tray bottom and other butt up against its neighbors, ...

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Toy Construction #149: Caboose finishing it up #6.5

08-08-2017 06:41 PM by htl | 8 comments »

Wanted to add some detail to the trucks. Disk sander to the rescue again.I took no measurements or cut any angles for this just cut the parts a little long and glued up a part sanded it and glued on something else. Thanks all for checking it out. Some shots with the train.

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Maple Chest of Drawers #10: Face frame follies

08-08-2017 06:12 PM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

Sunday was a Road Trip….thought I would try Monday to do a little work in the shop.. Got three parts for face frame rails dovetailed. Needed to run the jointer over them to get them all to match each other…Fighting clamps while doing this, is not fun… Thought I’d get a bit fancy with the wider top rail…. But, when I went the chop out the matching pins….they merely broke off….Grrrr Tried the sockets for the main rails.. Which meant lif...

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