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Piranha fx CNC

05-16-2017 05:24 PM by RTV | 2 comments »

I decided I needed a CNC Machine. I liked the comments on the Piranha Fx so I bought one. I heard it’s not a bad machine especially for a novice. Does anyone have any suggestions or does anyone have one and can give me some hints.

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L-Shaped Desk #2: Doesn't look exactly like an L...

05-16-2017 06:46 AM by SauceMan | 1 comment »

There’s a picture of my completed desktop. I made it over the weekend, leaving the rough lumber in my shop for a week before I started tearing into it. I think it’s very close to the original measurements in my SketchUp plans, maybe off by a quarter of an inch or so. If you look at the grain, you’ll see pretty much all the parts are cut with 45 degree cuts, though you may have thought it would be easier to use square cuts for the L. The reason I did it this way is ...

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kitchen cabinets #10: 2 down 10 to go

05-16-2017 02:37 AM by MC | 3 comments »

I missed two weekends in the shop, Cub Scout camping weekend and work at the job that pays. I finished and hung another cabinet. The cabinet above the sink is 16 1/2” deep. This will eventually have 1 glass shelf and two large glass doors. The cabinet was designed specifically for some pottery the wife has and wants to display. I have started on the last upper cabinet on this wall. The side will have a raised panel which I was able to finish. There are three other side panel...

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Table Saw Station #2: Saw Installation

05-16-2017 01:56 AM by Brazz04 | 1 comment »

I laminated 3/4” plywood and a 3/4” sheet of melamine to form the top of the station. Then I cut the opening for the table saw to be mounted into. I used some planed down 2×4’s to mount and level the saw to the top. Finally on the update, I mounted the rails and the fence. Up next is cutting the router opening, adding the vise, and adding some trim around the top melamine.

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Table Saw Station #1: Framing

05-16-2017 01:48 AM by Brazz04 | 0 comments »

I have been planning a table saw station to combine my saw, router, and a downdraft table into one area in my garage workshop. After a lot of planning on SketchUp, I finally got around to building it. First I started by framing the station up from the plans I had come up with. Once completed, I will add dust collection as well as electrical for each area of the station. The casters are under the table now but I have plans to make a caster system that will let me raise and lower the statio...

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Dining table inspired by the Greene & Greene Thorsen table #12: Table Edge Assembly

05-16-2017 01:32 AM by TungOil | 7 comments »

With the pattern routing complete, it’s time to drill and punch the holes for the square ebony plugs and attach the edges to the table cores. First I layout full scale ebony plugs on pieces of post-it paper so I can make any final adjustments to the location and size before I commit to drilling and punching the holes. I also layout for screws to attach the edges to the table. I set up drill press stops to drill the pilot holes for the square punches to be sure they are all co...

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Kuksa wood cup - drinking from nature (blog)

05-16-2017 12:17 AM by mafe | 14 comments »

Kuksa wood cupdrinking from nature Yes I don’t really know what to call it, so I will call it a wood cup, I think it should be made from birch burl and not spalted beech, if it should really be a Kuksa.You can find this under many names: Kuksa, Wood cup, Guksi, Duodji, kåsa… I posted some sap harvest pegs the other day and people asked; ‘what will you use birch sap for?’, the answer is simple; ‘for drinking’, it can be a sweet supplement for your drin...

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Workshop ideas that failed #2: A week of Learning from mistakes

05-15-2017 08:41 PM by oldguy2 | 5 comments »

And how many projects break in one week? I am up to three. The dog ramp had been ok ( that’s not the dog opinion of course ) but as things worsened the old dog needed it more so the lever action of the support leg just ripped away and down went the dog and the boards. Lucky it was at home and no injury. My design hmmm. Now just a small rubbermaid step and she does great. I had to lead her up the ramp anyways. The trash can lid was next and made from 2×2 was not h...

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Six Old Planes #2: Stanley Bailey No 4C, Type 11 - with patent date on iron

05-15-2017 08:17 PM by Ocelot | 0 comments »

One item from this set is a Bailey No 4C, Type 11. I had been looking for one of these for a reasonable price a few years ago and ended up with a pretty rough one (not corrugated). The one in the “six plane” group is excellent. Not sharpened yet, so no shavings. No time to write much. Let the photos speak. It has 4 deficiencies (other than a slightly short iron).1) The depth adjuster stud is loose in the frog. It’s the only one I have that has come out of the frog...

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Six Old Planes #1: An old RED pair: Stanley No 80 and Stanley No 220

05-15-2017 04:40 PM by Ocelot | 5 comments »

I recently bought a box of 6 old planes. My impression of these, without any confirmation from the seller, is that they have been together for a very long time. Amongst them were 2 RED Stanleys. A No 80 and No 220. I believe they were factory painted red, and were produced around 1900. For me, the most interesting thing about these is that they seem to have stayed together for over 100 years. The clamp screws have shoulders but the blad...

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