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What's in my Shop #4: March 23, 2015 - NUC Case Done, and Some Planes

03-25-2015 04:08 PM by Mosquito | 7 comments »

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tri3EyTFDTY This week I got the NUC contest case done, and applied finish! Unfortunately I can’t show it just yet, so we’ll still have to wait for that. I also show a couple of my planes, and the other computer case I’ve been working on. LumberJocks Blog for Wooden Jointer:http://lumberjocks.com/Mosquito/blog/series/6503 The Mod Zoo Worklog:http://themodzoo.com/forum/index.php/topic/2018-victorian-desktop-mosquito-updated-9th-mar-2...

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Dressing A Cupped Bench Top

03-25-2015 01:29 PM by Texcaster | 3 comments »

My bench top cupped, enough that a 3mm MDF packer was needed on the tail vise to plane a short piece. This job has been on the back burner for awhile, today was the day. A storm was forecast for the afternoon, I wanted to have some polish on the bench before the storm. To get the job polish ready was probably about one hour. The outside edges were planed with the grain at a setting of about .35mm, being careful not to plane the tail vise. To cross plane, the setting was about .25...

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Cruising Past The Vernal Equinox...!

03-25-2015 01:08 PM by handsawgeek | 3 comments »

This past weekend, we enjoyed two days of 70+ degree weather here in Castle Rock, Colorado. The formerly huge piles of February snow in the yard have finally melted. Consequently, the handsawgeek did not spend any time at all doing woodworking in the Basement Annex. Instead, I exchanged the shop apron for a gardening hat and spent a good amount of time outdoors, building up and preparing a raised garden bed, moving some perennials, and doing general yard cleanup. I should mention th...

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My lathe journeys. #27: ... Get served lemons? Make lemonade!

03-25-2015 12:56 PM by JoeinGa | 3 comments »

This one started out to be an 11” bowl. I glued together 3 layers of 4/4 maple. Unfortunately when I was turning it the dang tool caught it BIG TIME and threw it on the floor. Took a chunk out of the bottom too deep to fix. I wasn’t taking pictures at that time so there’s no evidence it even happened. My first reaction was to toss it into the burn pile, but I set it on a shelf and over a few days I pondered it’s fate. I knew there was no way it could ever be a bowl....

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My lathe journeys. #26: ... Been busy past few weeks. Practice, practice, practice.

03-25-2015 12:28 PM by JoeinGa | 5 comments »

I’ve been doing quite a bit of turning these past few weeks. I’ve been turning out a bowl every few days. The oil and lacquer coats take longer than the actual turning time, what with having to wait for drying times. Any hoooooo… Rather than make separate blog posts for all these, I figure I’ll put them here a couple at a time....These 2 bowls came from the same cypress log. When I was given this piece it had been sitting in a guys shop for almost 10 years, It had s...

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1522: Working Ahead

03-25-2015 12:18 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 0 comments »

It is a beautiful and sunny Wednesday morning here in Nova Scotia. One would expect to open the window and hear the birds chirping cheerfully, welcoming the dawning of another spectacular day. But that isn't really the case (yet!). There is still about two feet of snow on the ground and although the sky is clear and the sun bright, it will be just a while longer until we find ourselves rid of the snow and able to see the grass beneath and open the windows fully. But patience will pay off ...

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Working with recycled timber #42: AKs ToolMakers Chest Making the Front Panel Door

03-25-2015 08:38 AM by robscastle | 3 comments »

The design of the front door is when its closed its vertical and upon unlocking and opening it it dissapears horizontally under the bottom drawer. This is what the original rough out looked like. It was a bit bland and heavy so I decided to cut it into rails and stile to make a four panel door. I didnt want a fancy profile and found I had a suitable shaper bit that would do the job Here is my test prototype. With a satisfactory fit production went ahead. First up I...

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Woodworking For Therapy #27: WOODWORKING BACK ON HOLD

03-25-2015 07:01 AM by Steve Kreins | 9 comments »

I’ve been accepted for clinical trials of a new chemo therapy drug at UT Southwestern Cancer Center in Dallas. Judy and I will spend half of each month in Dallas and a couple of weeks back home recovering. The plan is to continue this schedule for 3 to 6 months and see if it helps. To me the biggest down side is that the doctors don’t want me doing any woodworking. Bummer! I will be prone to infections and a simple cut could require a trip to the ER. So as usual I am depending ...

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10,000 Hours #8: Bench vice Installation, Finally!!

03-25-2015 03:42 AM by LucasWoods | 4 comments »

00,009 / 10,000 So I spent about an hour and a half flattening the bottom of my bench where my vice attaches and also removing material so my vice will sit flush with the top. below is the final product. The vice does not sit flush with the bench though it is about a fat 1/16. Is this going to be a problem? Also, the vice barely is not sitting square with the side of the bench. It is a slim 1/16 gap along the enitire length. The bottom inch or so is sitting flush with the side of th...

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Split Top Roubo Bench Build #12: Finish up the leg vise

03-25-2015 02:37 AM by ic3ss | 1 comment »

Had a surprise today, more funds available in the budget than I thought so I went to the lumber yard and got the wood that I needed. Got it all milled up and the front rail is now in the clamps. Due to my clamp shortage, I’ll have to glue up the last leg after I get home from work tomorrow night. But that’s good because it’ll set me up perfect for next weekend’s activities. I picked up a 2 – 5/8” forstner bit for the plastic bearing ring, a 4” fors...

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