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Outdoor Morris Chair #28: Footstools in the Fancy room

05-14-2011 05:57 PM by LegendInMyOwnMind | 0 comments »

The legs on these footstool are really tiny. I split two of them even with countersinks. Think I’d be better off with 2×2 lumber.. I did manage to get one done. Not sure what to do about a cushion for the footstool. Maybe a thick throw pillow would work? Particularly interested in what color to do the cushion. I could buy one of the smaller chair cushions and cut/sew it down into two cushions. That way I can match the fabric. Or maybe just pick one of the colors and get mate...

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Workbench Build #11: Look Ma - No Clamps!

06-22-2011 03:24 AM by JL7 | 15 comments »

A big day on the bench top build – no more clamps required to hold all the bits together…....gotta like it. Both vices are in place….as it turns out (in my case) the twin screw was much easier to install than the cheap Grizzly front vice. But both came out nice and smooth. I was sweating that a bit…......... Still need to drill a bunch of dog holes…......argh….... Also – need to clarify a statement from the previous post ̵...

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Looking to share and recieve information from owners of Harbor Frieght Lathes

08-06-2011 01:37 AM by DocSavage45 | 17 comments »

Just purchased the large wood turning lathe shown in advertisement on LJ’s . I’m guessing there are a few LumberJocks who have shallow pockets like mine? Bought it so I might turn posts, legs and such for chairs and tables. Welcome your input and direction on how to make this a GOOD experience. Many positive comments on this productn the Harbor Frieght site, some issues of stress, lubrication and it’s made in China? but I can’t afford the JET or another brwand. ...

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Woodworking projects under way. #18: Anxiously awaiting delivery from MLCS to finish this one off...

08-17-2011 08:19 PM by dbhost | 2 comments »

As I have mentioned before, I have wanted, for a LONG time to build a proper urn for my beloved Labrador Retriever Deacon who passed on last year. I am in progress on the project, and one part of the project that I do not have the equipment (nor experience) to do is the contrasting dog bone inlay in the top. So off to I went… I am now anxiously awaiting delivery of the #9177 inlay bushing and bit set. I did not order the bowtie or other templates, as I am going t...

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Cheap Kitchen Table #2: Design for Legs of Cheap Kitchen Table

09-18-2011 04:24 AM by LegendInMyOwnMind | 2 comments »

My kitchen table is cheap, really cheap. But it looks decent. So far it’s a plastic table with a plywood top. I want to have legs so that the table can slide under the kitchen bench. Here’s the new leg design. The legs should cost less than $5 since they are only two of 2×4s. Joinery connecting the legs will be through tenons and the top will be joined to the legs with Kreg pocket screws.

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Making a Penn spice cabinet using mostly hand tools. #3: Long division... the short way.

10-03-2011 04:04 AM by JeremyPringle | 2 comments »

I spent the last few days trying to decide on my drawer layout, as it has a huge effect on the next step. Since I am done the top, bottom and both sides, its time to make and fit the inside drawer partitions. I decided on 5 levels of drawers. I also decided to graduate them. There are a few ways that this could have been done. One of them would include measuring and math and blah, blah, blah. Too much work and too time consuming. I prefer to use dividers to do this task. I first r...

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Random Musings #6: A follow-up on the new truck...even more depressing than payment.

10-18-2011 10:57 AM by SSMDad | 11 comments »

Well, as fate would have it, 3 days after I got my “new” truck I was dismissed from my job. This all occurred after receiving my yearly eval. stating I did good work and was getting a modest pay increase for being a diligent labor bee. My son was ill the 2 days after Columbus Day (we were off because of the federal holiday) so I had to take off then, then had a Dr. appointment right in the middle of the day which I’d informed them about earlier. Soooooo…what arrives...

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Crescent jointer restoration #2: Adding color

11-17-2011 09:11 PM by MedicKen | 9 comments »

I have finished the body work, bondo, on the main casting and have applied the first coat of paint. It is Sherwin Williams direct to metal in graphite. It is an oil based industrial coating that should last a long time. It is the same paint and color that I used on the Oliver. The weather here is on the cool side and Im hoping it will dry enough to move indoors tonight, supposed to rain this weekend. I will be using a gloss black as an accent and possibly gold for the lettering. The jury is s...

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Juniper Table Restoration #1: Sanding and disassemble

12-19-2011 05:31 PM by junipercanyon | 2 comments »

My great grandparents bought this juniper table in Arizona around 1940. It made its way with them on several moves that eventually settled in Central Oregon. While not much to look at with the yellowed, stained, nicked, and just plain worn out finish, not to mention the failed joinery in 3 corners, I decided it was time for a refinishing of this old table. A 50grit belt sanding makes quick work of the original finish, (being careful not to sand too deep). I am following that with 120grit ...

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Craftsman Lathe - more info/details...

01-01-2012 10:31 PM by MrMeasureTwice | 1 comment »

Before I head out to the shop to build, build, build more benches I wanted to share a bit of information and details about my $46.00 Craftsman Lathe. After digging around another fave web site Vintage Machinery I found my exact lathe in the 1941 catalog. I can’t say it was manufactured in 1941, but I am quite confident that this is the exact lathe t hat I have. Sadly, i do not have any of the accessories except for one piece, the 9 inch face plate. Otherwise, it’s a plain lathe. B...

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