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04-14-2015 12:17 PM by Blackie_ | 12 comments »


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Video Woodworkers I Watch #16: Jay Bates

04-17-2015 11:35 PM by Dave Rutan | 1 comment »

Jay Bates is another one of those people who knows how to build something. I don’t recall how I originally found him, but his habit of using recycled materials sure doesn’t hurt in the realm of why I watch his videos. He’s also known for a series of videos he made about using Sketchup. (I’ll likely be accessing those since a recent computer crash left me without AutoCAD. It was an old version and likely won’t work on my Windows 8 machine.) Jays current vi...

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Thorsen House Cabinet #11: Reworking the muntins

04-20-2015 06:59 PM by EläväPuu | 4 comments »

Relatively slow progress this week as I’m juggling many things. I was unhappy with the weighting of the first set of muntins, plus I made a simple error. Nothing amazing, but it was enough to convince me to pull the muntins and start afresh. Incidentally, the muntins were surprisingly strong in situ. One never gets much opportunity to test joinery to destruction in a real-world setting so it’s reassuring to know how much integrity exists within the work we do. In addition to th...

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Stanley 60 1/2 block plane restore

04-23-2015 02:40 AM by MNclone | 1 comment »

Came across a 60 1/2 block plane at a garage sale last summer for a couple bucks. It was in great shape except for the massive cracks on both sides of the mouth. So I picked up some crusty 60 1/2 parts on eBay to make a complete plane. The japanning was pretty much gone on the replacement cap and body, so after some time in electrylosis it got some duplicolor engine enamel. The blade, depth adjuster, knob, and eccentric lever were all taken from the original plane.So here you ha...

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Chip carving knife

04-26-2015 06:00 PM by Dutchy | 16 comments »

Last year I made two carving knives and when I was on holiday I did the first attemt to do some chip carving. I liked carving in front of my caravan but wasn,t entirely satisfied with my own made knives. So last week I made two new one’s and below you can see the process. .... I wasn,t able (too few hands) to make picture’s of the cutting process. I did this with an angle grinder..... Thanks for watching

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Woodshop/Garage Build #2: Phase 2: Excavating lot and footer prep

04-29-2015 09:31 PM by BMichs75 | 3 comments »

So the last week has been full of work. Tree trunks and roots have been dug out and the site was leveled. The footers for the wood shop/garage were excavated over the weekend. Pea gravel was added to the bottom of the footers and grade was measured. Rebar grade stakes were places and two rows of 1/2’’ rebar was secured to the perimeter. Tomorrow footers will be poured. All work thus far has been completed by myself. Block wall and concrete pad to completed over next two weeks.

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Its been a while....Shop update

05-04-2015 01:40 AM by Eric_S | 9 comments »

Our son, Owen, was born almost two years ago and I haven’t posted much since. Here’s an obligatory pic of him. I have still been very active in the shop, but since my time nowadays is very limited and precious I haven’t done any ongoing blogs or pics of in-progress projects. Well my wife and son are out of town this weekend which means I am able to do a quick update. When Owen was born I knew I wouldn’t have too much time during his first few months to do any l...

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05-07-2015 01:55 AM by Blackie_ | 9 comments »


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Saving A Jet JWP-15CS From Dump #17: Nearing The End

05-11-2015 02:26 AM by Holbs | 11 comments »

spent all weekend aligning things, probably with TOO much detail, but it’s all I had to go from. The 15” knives are 0.55” (more or less) above the cutter head. Infeed roller, outfeed roller, chip breaker are 1/32” below the arc of the knives. Table rollers are 0.005” above table bed. I tossed a 2×4 thru, fully expecting 500mph kickback or nuclear explosion or generating a wormhole. But instead, out came shavings. Everything works. Tomorrow, installin...

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Farmhouse Table w_Buffet #9: Finish and Deliver!

05-14-2015 09:30 PM by Smitty_Cabinetshop | 13 comments »

Sorry, but there just aren’t bunch of pics for this installment… I did show the ‘client’ several stain choices, and they picked ‘double coverage’ of Early American 203 (as I recall). Made good use of Minwax’ Wood Conditioner, then stained tops apart from bases (those got primer, of course, then acrylic latex ‘White’, several coats for good coverage. Table top shows planes marks (they wanted, I obliged), to good effect. ...

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