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Toy Construction #180: Building the dump box

02-07-2018 01:45 AM by htl | 2 comments »

Got some fine weather for Feb. so just had to get in the shop and make some saw dust.This build is really going to be a mix of 3 different plans.The Power wagon for the cab.Dump truck #58 for the dump box. And Gatto's Big Rig for the frame ideas So here’s what I got done today, there was more but got pulled away before any more picture could be taken. Had to cut a hole where the big hydraulic will go. Got the trim made for the sides but that will have to be t...

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Adventures in Lutherie #14: Chipped cello edge

02-07-2018 12:22 AM by Dave Rutan | 5 comments »

Part of my job as an or hestral repair tech is to try and repair damage to the rental instruments. A chip like the one shown above is sort of dangerous since it presents a rough edge. This is repair though, not full museum restoration. In this case I took a piece of similar wood and cut it to fit in the gap, oversize. I carve the patch to match the level and shape of the missing piece as best that I can.Then I try my best to blend it in with the surrounding area. Sometimes I...

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Hot Rod FORDS #6: What do we call the back of the T-Bucket?

02-06-2018 09:41 PM by crowie | 8 comments »

What do we call the back of the T-Bucket? Is it a pickup, a ute, a boot, a trunk?

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Building a Spherical Chess Set #5: Turning the chess pieces and completion

02-06-2018 06:48 PM by johnstoneb | 5 comments »

It took a little while to decide on a design for the chess pieces. I had to go through 2 books on turning chess pieces before coming up with something. After turning the maple 1/2 of a set I decided to see how well they would hold on the globe. I had made them too tall and the king and queen kept tipping off.Back to the drawing board and make them shorter. I found that when turning a large number of pieces on the spindle that I could not do the finish cut (kept breaking the...

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Removing Bubbles in Epoxy Fill Using a Vacuum Chamber

02-06-2018 05:21 PM by Rich | 6 comments »

I’m working a lot with mesquite lately. It often requires a significant amount of epoxy to fill cracks and voids. I was having a real problem with bubbles that, after planing, were a nightmare to deal with. Initially, I tried to work on filling them with different hard fills, and had excellent results, that is until I applied the finish. There was a distinct difference in the way the Arm-R-Seal cured on the board and epoxy versus the fill. This was true with a variety of fill optio...

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What is "Fine Furniture"?

02-06-2018 03:53 PM by Matt887 | 16 comments »

I want to start this endeavor as I have others in my life; with an idea of where I want to go, then let the journey fill in along the way. So where I want to go is this, I want to end up being able to build furniture, fine furniture at that. After asking some questions to folks in the field they ask what I thought fine furniture was. For me the question was answered more by what I have seen in print than in person and became difficult to put into words. Therefore I have come up with a few ski...

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Custom Picture Framing #1: Nacho Mama’s and the Elvis Jumpsuit: Plaza Framer Chris Chewning Discusses a Challenging Framing Job

02-06-2018 03:51 PM by TheFramerChris | 2 comments »

The following is an article I published from December 21, 2016 about a challenging custom shadowbox picture framing project I worked on for my previous employer…—————————————————— When Nacho Mama’s asked us to frame items for their new restaurant location in Towson[Maryland], we had no idea we would be involved in the framing of a genuine Elvis jumpsuit! A stuntman wore thi...

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Minimizing, De-Cluttering, and Simplifying The Workshop #2: The Oft-Used-Tool Holder

02-06-2018 02:21 PM by handsawgeek | 5 comments »

Before heading to the wood storage area to do some cleanup and organization, I made a quick stop at the workbench.What are the tools that I always reach for first and most often when working on any given project? The list includes those which I like to have ready at hand without wasting valuable shop time searching or rummaging for them: Try squareMarking knifePencil Scratch awl12” steel rulePhillips screwdriverFlat blade screwdriverShorty Phillips screwdriverShorty flat blade screwdr...

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Legacy Maverick 3x5 Gen. II #2: The pin has been pulled!

02-06-2018 01:07 AM by copythat | 6 comments »

I still cannot believe I did it! The wire transfer is complete . . . $16K to Legacy Woodworking for a decked out Maverick 3 X 5 Gen. II with a couple accessories. It is NO SECRET that getting into the CNC field is not cheap and I am living proof! My spending to date includes purchasing and receiving the following items in preparation of the CNC: Four: FOOTMASTER GDR-80S-BLK-1/2-U Urethane Wheel and Pad Ratcheting Leveling Caster, 1100 lbs, Stem Mounted with 0.5” Mounting Hole Diam...

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Delta T3 Table Saw Fence

02-06-2018 01:00 AM by IantheTinker | 12 comments »

This is my new T3, freshly installed today after drilling a couple holes in my cast iron top. I did use some existing holes, and therefore the fence center does not line up with my saw blade, which in turn renders the tape useless. I had planned on shifting the tape, but soon after installation I realized it wasn’t a taped on rule, but some sort of paint or powder coating. I like the extra rip capacity I have with the current installation (31 3/4”), and the left side does not block as much of...

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