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Shop & Tool Growing Pains #13: Dam you Craigslist

551 days ago by pendledad | 9 comments »

I know I originally posted that I hated Craigslist and I hated the value trap of used tools. In short, inexpensive tools offer good value, but you need to invest a lot of time to bring them up to good working order. Granted, there are astonishing deals to be had on amazing equipment, but for the most part, Craigslist finds require a good amount of work. That said, I realized something this weekend about my experience with the 1950’s craftsman table saw and bandsaw. Even though I c...

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Porch Building...Finally!

537 days ago by JohnnyMike | 7 comments »

The front of our house is built four feet off the ground (the back is about 7 1/2 feet up.) For the first four months we simply had a ramp made out of one of the rounds from a tree I had previously slabbed. The ramp was a pain, but it was just a ton of work to get all the lumber I needed to build the porch. I had to hike about an hour up the mountain behind my house to get to some Pine trees that grow on the ridge in order to slab them. Carrying the Stihl 066, mill, gas, oil, etc up the mount...

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Junior Cert Woodwork Project #5: First drawer (no photos)

522 days ago by Woodworker_Collins | 2 comments »

Because everything is in the classroom now it is more difficult to gather photos i will try and get some for yous. Just to give yous an update i have finished 2 out of 3 drawers (the big one and one of the smalls) i have to say half blind dovetails arent easy but the end product is pretty spectacular i also have the plywood back on the cabinet now, only one more drawer and the two doors and then its finishing time :)

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Modular Marble Machine #11: Preview

492 days ago by William | 20 comments »

I was ready and anxious to get back to testing this morning. You may remember from last time though that I had a few things to do first. So off to town I went for more marbles to start with. I bought six bags of marbles to be safe, but there is more to that in a bit.Also I felt a need to make more of the tallest solid riser blocks. These are simple and didn’t take long at all to whip up. Actually, I probably could have gotten by with less than the twelve I wound up making, in addition t...

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My Toys #4: Spears & Jackson Backsaw Resto - Part 1

474 days ago by GMatheson | 4 comments »

I’ve had this saw in my restore pile for a while but have been putting it off because it had split nuts and I didn’t have a screwdriver to remove them. It’s a 14” Spears & Jackson backsaw filed crosscut at 11 tpi with 3” under the back. Recently on the Saws, using collecting, cleaning and buying forum there has been talk about using aluminum foil and Autosol to clean the saw plate. Since this saw wasn’t overly rusted I thought I would give it a try ...

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Rambleling #1: Lumberjocks community.

416 days ago by dj1096 | 2 comments »

I have joined more than a few clubs over the years. Some for free while others had dues. These include car clubs, clubs for for those with MS, chess clubs primarily I join woodworking clubs. One of the largest and most active I was in one was American Association of Woodturners where I did shows. demos and had the privilege to be not only in their magazine but one of my pieces was chosen to be the face of their website for three months. I bring this up not to brag but to let this group know t...

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1088: Checking In

399 days ago by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 14 comments »

I thought it was about time that I check in with all of you. It has been a rough couple of weeks for several people that I care very much about, and while I myself am doing OK, seeing people that I love and care about so much in pain has been very difficult. It began with the passing of my dear friend Ellen’s brother. Ellen is my friend Bernie’s wife and I consider them my Canadian parents. From the moment I met them, they have taken me under their wing and have been with me t...

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Other #2: Hernia removed

332 days ago by ElliottH | 4 comments »

Well it looks like I’ll have plenty of time to spend on Lumberjocks these next 4 weeks! I was just operated for a hernia( inguinal) and will be off work for 4 weeks. Everything went well, and I can go home in a couple of hours.Wish I had one of thosemilkman benches at home so I could work on some projects… I know if I show up at the shop my boss would expect me to work for him, not myself! let’s hope he doesnt expect me to do so much lifting when I go back, seems li...

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How I Sharpen My Chisels and Woodturning Chisels!

306 days ago by Woodworker_Collins | 2 comments » hope you enjoy, please subscribe!

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No space Sash Clamp Mount

287 days ago by robscastle | 11 comments »

I knocked up this mount for my sash clamps, which were just stacked in the same corner an absolute night mare to get out. I used a scrap of wood, I cut everything on the table saw drilled two holes and fitted it to the wall.No more clamps lying everywhere. This is the stock. A trial run to prove the concept. Cut a rabbet in the back, a slot for the frame and notches for the foot. Did a couple of test fit ups. Mounted it on the wall and fitted it out. J...

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