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shop re start the new RMR #4: stop water penetration and band saw breakdown

04-13-2017 08:58 AM by DsRMR | 0 comments »

Hello again it’s been slow going in the shop still been darn cold out plus had some water control to get under control. This was the result of poor workmanship of the pole barn that is my shop atm. The perimeter of the buildings ground work was above the bottom of the cur-agate siding, with nothing sealing the outside moisture out. I dug down about 4 inches below the siding, pulled the lower row of screws out and layed 6 mil plastic down tucking it under the siding then replaced the sc...

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Saw Til #3: Dovetails, lots of dovetails

04-13-2017 04:43 AM by bandit571 | 2 comments »

Lets see, first thing today….rebate plane work.. Needed a place to attach the plywood back to…Then, some layout work.. Then a saw got put to work.. Usual suspects.. Chop from one face.. Flip over and repeat. Finally try a test fit.. Meh. Got the top of the til done, a set up for a glue up.. But needed a way to clamp this up, and not be in the way.. Works for me..Got the top fitted, now for the bottom… Wider board means more dovetails to do…...

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Shopnotes 126 Belt Sander #4: Dust Cover

04-13-2017 04:30 AM by OregonWoodRat | 3 comments »

I originally found this guys video and could not tell very well how he built the dust cover but it gave me the idea and it is very much needed.Here is a link to his build so I can give credit where it is due.http://www.woodworkingtalk.com/f13/im-building-belt-sander-46413/ He built his out of 3/4 ply. I made most of mine out of 1/4 ply. Here are what some of the parts look like before assembly. I did make it out of cardboard first so I could get the shapes correct. I assembled every...

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Mongo: my first real workbench #6: The right tools for the job... even if you have to make them.

04-12-2017 06:45 PM by TheRiflesSpiral | 2 comments »

I’m a big believer in having the right tools for the job; I’m a process engineer by trade and in my experience the analysis of any given task/process invariably reveals a substandard or nonexistent tool for completion… this bench is no exception. When my attention turned to laying lines for the legs and aprons where 90° was no longer my reference point, I realized I was going to be relying on angle/miter gauges for accurate layout. As I mentioned before, I’ve never ...

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Planer spit my board back at me

04-12-2017 05:04 PM by ScottinVa | 16 comments »

I didn’t want to be the last woodworker on earth to make an end-grain board. Thought a couple very, very, light passes through the planer with the shelix head would be the perfect way to clean and level the top. :(

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Shop stuff #88: Tool Chest Pt 2

04-12-2017 11:30 AM by JimDaddyO | 0 comments »

In this one I get the carcass of the chest finished up and assembled. Turns out bigger than I thought, and that is a good thing. View on YouTube

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Shopnotes 126 Belt Sander #3: Belt Guard and Power switch

04-12-2017 04:29 AM by OregonWoodRat | 3 comments »

The belt guard took some figuring for me. Mine ended up taller than the plans due to I allowed the drive shaft to stick out further to allow for a different pulley in the future. The plans called for it to be 1.5 inches tall and I made mine 2.5 inches. The tool rest arm is made of the same oak as the pivot arm. So it was very hard to cut a slot in it. In the end I really like how it turned out. Someone on the internet posted a sander restore and made a wooden box for...

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Shopnotes 126 Belt Sander #2: Pivot arm and Platen

04-12-2017 03:48 AM by OregonWoodRat | 0 comments »

So I decided to paint the base winter grey. The pivot arm and related parts used polyurethane. I like how the base turned out since it was old growth pine. I cut a simple 45 all around it. The pivot arm is some kind of foreign oak type of wood. It is very hard and was smoking my table sawblade. The motor I am using a 1/3 HP Ge from the 50’s. It still works great. At first I had the 3 inch pulley on the sander and the 2 inch on the motor. I found it ran too slow. Af...

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Roll Around Tool Cabinet #30: Project Completed: Lessons Learned

04-12-2017 03:29 AM by HappyHowie | 6 comments »

Completed Roll Around Tool Cabinet: Lessons Learned A few months ago I noticed how many storage and toolboxes I had sitting flat on my garage floor. I decided to make them more mobile in the simplest manner possible. I took one of my dolly carts bought from Harbor Freight Tools, placed a 2 by 4 foot sheet of plywood on it, then began stacking the Rubbermaid storage boxes, etc on top of it. This made the items mobile but the tools and items in them were not easily accessible. This problem ...

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"A window into the garden" box in progress (2017)

04-11-2017 02:19 PM by FancyChip | 3 comments »

Thank you for looking!

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