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Garage Re-Do #14: Super Sucker Success (Try saying that three times!)

1978 days ago by MyOldGarage | 3 comments »

So over the weekend I stopped by the individual who sold me the dust collector. For another $20 I got 30 foot of 4” hose and some connectors. I then went from there to the Woodcraft store and purchased a cyclone separator lid and some other fittings to adapt to the 2 1/2 ports on the Shopsmith and called it a day. I know when it’s more time/money efficient to just purchase something rather than jumping through the hoops. $25 got me into protecting the impeller blades on the dus...

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jointer or planer

1927 days ago by kosta | 22 comments »

I am looking into milling tools like a jointer and a planer which is a better tool to start off with.

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Safety Week

1908 days ago by Joe Watson | 2 comments »

posted on my other blog on blogger Its Safety week so for my contribution I want to talk about hearing protection. I am an amateur woodworker who like many hobby shop furniture makers I use power tools. Which is why its a good topic to read up on for safety in your shop. Here recently I had been having vertigo which as it turns out has nothing to do with my hearing. However in having my problem I was referred to a ENT specialist. I had a hearing/balance test and found my hearing is fine...

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The Sawdust Chronicles Challenge #3: My First Incomplete Project

1889 days ago by Eric | 12 comments »

In my short time in this great craft, I’ve many times wanted to give up on a project. Sometimes the difficulties seem too great, or the things that go wrong seem unfixable. Yet I’ve always managed to carry on and finish. Today I had my first shop time since before we moved (on May 13). I am far from set up at our new place, and I knew it would be a while before I was, so I had left all my woodworking stuff at the old place. So I had about 2 hours of shop time, and planned to...

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Arts & Crafts Dining Room Set #3: Rationalized Need

1829 days ago by CaptainSkully | 0 comments »

After working in the Valley for a couple of weeks, I decided to spend some of my harder than I thought earned money to get a mortising machine. I settled on the DELTA 14-651 because of its Amazon reviews and price point ($289). I would’ve loved to get the Powermatic, but that would’ve taken another year to justify ($480). I rationalized that with all of the mortises that I’ll need for the dining room table, that this additional expense will pay itself off on this on...

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Tablesaw dust collection

1793 days ago by kosta | 9 comments »

Yo whats up everybody so I got my skil tablesaw yesterday and it took about 3 hours to set it up and I filmed the whole thing so part 1 of that series will be out next week. I made a few cuts with the saw and it is a nice saw the only problem is there is sooooooooo much dust that goes everywhere and I didnt realize this when I got it but the entire bottom of the saw is open so what I will probably do is take the saw off the stand mount it to a piece of plywood and put a dust port on that. The...

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Throwing in the towel #3: Update

1774 days ago by Myron Wooley | 3 comments »

I’ve had several good interviews, but no offers yet. Something has to give- being broke is a new experience, and not one that I care for.

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Is this good? and strong enough for veneering work?

1759 days ago by RBWoodworker | 2 comments »

I am about to purchase this but am trying to find out if this particular pump is good for veneering work and forms? I have seen pumps that deliver 6+ CFM and think that’s good..anyone familuar with this stuff, can you please advise asap..I’m suppose to look at it tomorrow..I want the best I can afford and for it to last and work well.. http://www.drillspot.com/products/35791/Gast_0523-101Q-G582DX_Vacuum_Pump

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Filing Cabinets in the Shop

1695 days ago by PASs | 5 comments »

Didn’t find any related content so thought I’d throw this out.I keep a lot of my tools and hardware (o.k. and old magazine issues, and reference books, and sandpaper, and…well you get it) in filing cabinets.I don’t use the cheap ones, if they aren’t commercial grade, full extension, heavy duty slides I won’t get them.I don’t pay retail, it seems the new paperless business has a lot of companies getting rid of thiers. I get them at thrift stores, garag...

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View David Craig's profile

First steps

1679 days ago by David Craig | 4 comments »

I started working with wood a couple years ago. My job gets pretty demanding and I haven’t had much time in the shop since my initial beginnings. My wood hoard mostly consists of boards from things I have taken down and apart since I purchased my home. I have never been much for throwing items away. I bought a planer a couple months ago so will start making some trips to a sawmill in Chesaning for some better wood for projects. In the interim, I am getting back to some woodworking promi...

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