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Danger Will Robinson

03-25-2008 08:14 PM by Fishsomo | 11 comments »

Hello Jocks! My warning might be better late than never. In an effort to save a few bucks I bought a Wilton 10” sliding compound Miter saw last summer. Well the other night it went bonkers! As I prepared to make a cut I started the saw and the motor just started screaming, sparks started flying. smoke filled the basement, and the saw would not shut off until I unplugged it. The brake is now fried, it’s “loose” and trips the circut breaker now when I run it. I’...

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I Rise to the Challenge ... sort of

04-11-2008 03:48 PM by Hibernicvs | 4 comments »

Okay, here’s my best shot. I tried to use “sketch up,” but I figured that, combined with tax time (I’m a CPA) the frustration was too much. I hand-drew my idea from a sketch I made during singing practice a few weeks ago, while listening to the Basses and Baritones (or, if you want an inside joke, the Third and Fourth Tenors) screw up their parts while the director tore out what little hair he has left. Of course, I did this while watching some weird Sherlock Holmes...

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Hand Tools doings #21: Plane refurbishing job

04-26-2008 08:25 PM by Betsy | 10 comments »

I’ve had this e-bay plane for quite some time now. I’ve had it apart and left it on my fireplace hearth for months just looking at it, not really knowing what to do with it. Got a wild hair this morning and picked it up and started to work on it. It’s no where near perfection as, honestly, I really don’t know what I’m doing, but it works. This is the plane as I got it. I had already taken off the tote and front knob and put a new finish on those. But a...

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Update of video

05-21-2008 03:19 PM by Chris Davis | 2 comments »

I have added a new service for my customers. Along with the live video that I have, I added an auto email service that informs them what projects that I am working on. I have a lot of customers that are very interested in seeing their furniture being built, especially the kids, but most of the time they can’t recognize what it is that I am building. Because of this problem they end up missing it. I have added a scrolling description at the bottom, but people don’t want to watch it all th...

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Woodworking vacation tidbits #3: Got my planes today!

06-19-2008 02:49 AM by Betsy | 12 comments »

Well, I finally have a really good tool gloat. I ordered these planes from Lie Nielson while I was at Kelly’s school. This is the 62 low angle jack plane. This is the plane that I’ve really looked forward to getting. It’s the 102 iron low angle block plane. This plane is small, light, but sturdy. The best thing though is that it fits my hand very nicely. When you have small hands and do small projects, it’s nice to find a good quality tool that ...

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Step Stool #5: First Hand-Cut Tenon

07-12-2008 03:24 PM by Eric | 9 comments »

Today I was able to do both tenons for the supporting rail (rail? stile?) for the step stool I’m building. It’ll be a through tenon and have wedges when it’s done. I also had time to do one mortise today. This one looks pretty fabulous, if I do say so myself. However, TOTAL DISCLOSURE: The other one didn’t go as well. My line on the cheeks weren’t very straight so the tenon narrows at it nears the shoulders. This, my friends, is not good. I might not need ...

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clean shop project update

08-02-2008 07:45 PM by Rustic | 0 comments »

Well, I am making progress I have tore down one of my original benches to make room for the new one. I have taken anidea from someone to go into the shop and put something away everytime you enter and it seems to be working. This may be a habit I can maintain. Well gotta get back in the shop for some more fun.

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Table Saw is home

08-27-2008 09:19 PM by Rustic | 2 comments »

Myh table saw made it home in 1 piece. They had to use heat and brute strength to get it off. Bought a new blade for it, a 60 tooth smooth cut Oldham. I also tested a router relief carving. to see pic go to my projects. Back to makin sawdust yee haaw.

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Around the shop #3: Finaly some woodworking to talk about

09-24-2008 03:01 AM by dsb1829 | 5 comments »

Well, a banner weekend in the books. Great weather. Good beers. Family fun. Garage time. Yah know, the works. Started out on Friday with our date night. We have been exchanging kid watch with another couple every other Friday. If you can talk anyone in your circle of friends into this sort of thing I recommend you do so. It is nice to have some quality time with Mrs. Doug. Saturday I was up early and into the garage at a decent hour. I really wanted to get some work done on the h...

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Woodworking in America 2008 #5: WIA - Scrapers: History, Preparation and Use, Part 2

11-26-2008 03:08 PM by Al Navas | 0 comments »

From my blog: ============== Background: By the end of Part 1, Christopher Schwarz had covered the history of scrapers, using information from “…12 dead guys and 2 living…”, the literature back to the mid-1800s; he was unable to locate earlier references in the literature. He also covered interesting facts about how wood fails, documented with superb photographs of the types of shavings formed. As Part 1 ended, he was filing one edge of the card scraper on the bench. It is worth r...

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