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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1165: A Day of Drawing

11-15-2013 12:09 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 7 comments »

I suppose that yesterday was a pretty straight forward day. I mapped out my new project and got to work on the drawing part of things. I felt as if I was slow in starting, but once I got rolling things went along nicely. The next pattern that I am working on is a set of ornaments. They are what I call ‘classic’ in shape and I have chosen to make some pretty Damask scroll cuts on the inside of them. My Damask plaques have been very popular, so it just seems natural to follow ...

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The search is over! (one of them anyway)

12-03-2013 05:56 PM by Ben | 2 comments »

I’ve been looking for a band saw for quite a while now. I’ve shopped new, searched Craigslist and Ebay, drooled over some, scoffed at others. Trying to find a good buy for my money is not a very easy thing to do. I’m always at least a little disappointed with the shortcomings of what I can afford or get the boss to spend money for. He had me in the $200 range searching for a band saw and I looked at a few that could have been gems for the price had they been up to snuff with...

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Merry Chirstmas

12-23-2013 12:14 AM by lew | 21 comments »

Merry Christmas, everyone!

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wood tick tools #9: Mid size round cutter

01-08-2014 09:44 PM by woodtickgreg | 2 comments »

Heres some pics of the mid size round tool that I make. Same as the others, 3/8 square 1045 steel bar stock and black oxide coated to protect it and just because I think it looks cool. How they look after machining the pockets and grinding the tips round and beveling for clearance.How I like to angle them back so I can reach right in with the cutting edge and not rub the tool, and yet the cutter still has good support.As with all the tools I have made, I hand fit each cutter to each tool, ...

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Mid Century End Table #2: Seems like this is taking forever

02-11-2014 05:39 AM by Jerbone | 4 comments »

So the fun continues. Now it was time for me to make the drawer. The table was assembled using packing tape so that I could get my dimmensions. Dovetails are what I decided to go with. Besides I could finally use the dovetail jig I picked up off craigslist last year for. Problem was I could not find a bushing guide for the dovetail bit. I had a to wait a few days before I was able to make it Woodcraft and pick me up another one. After getting all the parts, I practiced by making a...

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Tools #3: Grinding and polishing station

03-18-2014 12:19 AM by PASs | 3 comments »

I have a thing for filing cabinets. I have 19 (nineteen) in my shop.I get them for free or dirt cheap off Craig’s List. And they are all high quality (Hon or equivalent.)A couple weeks ago I decided to consolidate my two grinders on separate stations into one master station.My main grinder was set on a rolling tool stand. It has the lathe sharpening setup underneath. The second grinder is a cheapo for general purpose grinding. The goal was to mount them back-to-back in the (futile...

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On the Mill #5: Urban Forestry

04-02-2014 10:51 PM by ScottShaeffer | 10 comments »

“Urban Forestry” is the care of trees growing in or around a city. Most of these trees (millions of them) were planted by humans (land developers, landscapers, individuals, governments, etc.) so there are a huge variety of species that wouldn’t otherwise grow there. In the Denver Metro Area, there are hundreds of thousands of Black Walnut trees for example. Walnut is not a native tree and really doesn’t belong here, but put them all together, and we’ve go...

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Hand Tool Journey #28: Stanley SW #246 Miter Box Restoration #2.. Tear Down..

04-21-2014 09:07 PM by Airframer | 7 comments »

Late last night while waiting for Game of Thrones to come on (don’t judge me!) I spend a couple hours taking this apart and separating all the parts in labeled bags. The 2 up rights were frozen in their bases and this is where everything went horribly wrong when I was taking apart my 358 so I wanted to be careful not to snap off the threaded end. Off to WallyWorld I went and returned with some Marvel Mystery Oil. Cut it 50/50 with some mineral spirits in a spray bottle, sp...

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Craftsman Table Saw 113.298240 Restore

05-14-2014 11:50 PM by jlabos | 10 comments »

I have been putting together a woodworking shop in my basement. My father in-law has a pretty nice set up in his but since I moved over an hour away I decided to build my own. He has a nice older Craftsman contracting saw that I thought would be a nice size for my shop and I was able to find one on Craigslist for $75.00. The ad said that the saw has been sitting for almost 20 years in the garage and has been used as a table. The top was flat but rusty. The blade would crank and tilt but was h...

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New Bandsaw on the Way!

06-05-2014 04:20 PM by Dustgineer | 21 comments »

Well, after many months of trying to make my Harbor Freight bandsaw do things it wasn’t designed to do, and many months of trying to decide which bandsaw I would replace it with, I finally bit the bullet today and ordered a Grizzly G0514X2B. For 6 times the price of the HF version, this should be the last bandsaw I ever purchase. I am considering selling the HF saw on CL and replacing it with a benchtop Rikon that’s on sale until the end of June. I considered getting the Riko...

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