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Workshop Do Over #2: First we clean up and draw the plans

05-01-2011 11:00 PM by Ken Fitzpatrick | 6 comments »

I went out this morning to putter and ended up doing about 5 one hour sessions with coffee breaks inbetween. We really couldn’t do anything yesterday because my youngest grandson made his first communion so we spent the day with the whole family which is always fun to do. I have always tried to live by a rule that I saw somewhere that says “every time you go in the shop, put 10 things away”. Don’t know where I saw it but for many years it was a hard and fast rule ...

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Here's a money maker for you!

05-13-2011 05:15 AM by iozl | 12 comments »

I saw a post on my other favorite website besides Lumberjocks today called Regretsy, and was pretty surprised at one of the listings today. A seller on Etsy an item listed that I think most of us would find difficult to get rid of, let alone sell or make $20 plus $8 S&H. Still, who knows – perhaps these things are selling like hot cakes and there’s money to be made. I would imagine it would easiest to sell in a mason jar, or preferably pictured on aged barnwood! Reduce, ...

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Shop upgrades #1: DRIcore sub flooring

06-06-2011 04:26 AM by need2boat | 5 comments »

It doesn’t take long to realize standing on concrete sucks. I looked into a few different options decided to go with product called Dricore sold locally thru HomeDepot and Lowes. Since the square footage of my floor is less then 200.00 price worked for my budge plus its easy to install and works great for concrete. The price works out to around 1.50 SF. I started by sealing the concrete to help with moisture. I then layed out the tiles and alternated seams on each row.. The tiles c...

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52 Weeks #24: Daddy, how does a teeter totter work?

06-20-2011 03:51 AM by clieb91 | 4 comments »

This was the question that my daughter asked me on the way to dinner last night. I tried to explain the central pivot point and she kind of got it, but since most teeter totters or see-saws today are nice and kid friendly (unlike those ones some of us grew up with) and use a large spring in the middle instead. We decided we would make one in order for her to use it for her doll house. This by no means is fine woodworking, but it was a great time having her help me in the shop today. Wi...

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Delta Machinery Promo Deals..... LOOK.....

07-20-2011 04:20 AM by Delta356 | 5 comments »

I was sent this flyer by Delta Machinery, thought I would share this with you all. If you are looking for some knew toys for your shop, you can pick up some great deals here, and of course the quality, innovation, and craftsmanship with the Delta name…. Wish I waited on some of my buys.. LOL…........Have never paid full price for tools, always 15%, thats the way to shop. Thanks, Michael FreyPortla...

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Home Made Tool to Help Eliminate Frustrations

08-04-2011 04:06 AM by lew | 13 comments »

Until recently the dust collection system, in my basement shop, consisted of a broom, dust pan and window fan. Then a really good Craig’s List find and some some subtle hints from Mimi (”YOU do the dusting and you’ll see just how bad it is!!”) has upgraded the old way. Although the system isn’t the most powerful- 1 1/2 hp- it has really made a difference; especially when I remember to open the correct blast gate. One thing I discovered is in order to maintain pea...

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Boards. #1: Buried Treasure....

10-01-2011 11:00 PM by degoose | 7 comments »

In this part of the build… burying the treasure…the Skull and Bones buttons… I have started off by drilling a through hole in the centre of the curved end… yes I has a lot of confirmation that the curved end looked better… and then rounded over the edges.. Next … the holes were dug… OK I used a forstner bit to drill holes to bury the buttons…You can see that even with no finish on this the timber is outstanding… Here we see the bu...

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Firewood Plane #2: Not so alternative plane blanks

10-31-2011 06:13 AM by tr33surg3on | 0 comments »

I decided to abandon the firewood plane blank after I realized it was lodgepole pine. I’m playing it safe by using a Maple turning blank. It was about 2×2x20. I cut it down to two 10” segments and glued them together to make a 2×4x10 blank. It will be a little wider than necessary, but I’ll have plenty of room for error when I rip the sides. It also turned out the blade on my thrift-store #5 is more pitted than I had hoped. I sharpened it as best I cou...

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plywood soccer ball #1: the process of making plywood soccer ball

12-01-2011 01:18 AM by aviad mishaeli | 1 comment »

the last week i didnt work because of my back so i desided to make littel thing that doesent reqest hard work. i I photographed the process of making plywood soccer ball . i hope you enjoy it

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Blog Posts #13: Secrets for Stress-Free Grinding

12-17-2011 06:46 AM by JSZ | 2 comments »

After recieving several requests, I’ve just added a post to my blog with tips that should take some of the stress and worry out of grinding. Here’s the link: I hope readers find it useful! Comments or questions are welcome, here or at my blog.

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