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Woodworking - Christmas Box Build Off Update

10-06-2012 02:35 AM by WoodJediNTraining | 2 comments »

Just a quick update on the Christmas Box Build Off contest from A Simple Design of Ocala. In this video I talk about the prizes and categories.

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My First Workbench #31: Day 32: Mounting the Leg Vise (part 4)

10-23-2012 12:15 PM by RaggedKerf | 2 comments »

For the image heavy version of this post, please click here. At last, the day arrived when I could put it all together and complete the leg vise. Or so I thought. This post is actually a combination of a couple days work because I just couldn’t bring myself to post nothing but failure after failure until it was done. With some helpful tips from Sylvain over at the Lumberjocks site, I was able to (almost) complete the task of getting that garter (that I thought was an unmitigated...

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Fabric Drawer Bookcase #1: Introduction

11-10-2012 03:51 AM by cdkoch | 0 comments »

I’m just starting to get into woodworking. I’m frustrated with the lack of quality of most crap being sold and I cant afford to by stuff that would meet me quality standards. I’ve done enough research to know that woodworking isn’t an inexpensive hobby and I know I’ll have to drop some cash to make the things I want…including the cost of making mistakes, which will inevitably be made. It’s simply part of the learning process. Even if I end up spen...

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Sweet Chest of Drawers Build #2: More wood and some rough dimensioning

11-26-2012 04:59 AM by Kyle | 1 comment »

After that initial batch, I knew I needed to get more and more sapele. So I ran to Hardel’s and bought a bunch of 4/4 boards and a couple 8/4 boards. Going off the really great plans that I wrote out, I cut things to rough length leaving about 2” long to be safe from any snipe from planing and also to make sure that I wasn’t missing anything and undercutting something. My mentality was that it wasn’t a waste to over cut anything by 2”, it was a waste to undercut ...

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Repurposed pallet into a coffee table #1: Working on Christmas gifts

12-12-2012 12:49 PM by papaBill | 3 comments »

Working on Christmas gifts this year on a very low budget. We are taking pallets and we are making a coffee table for our daughter & one for my loves mother. We are making end tables for our son. We are turning some stout legs to support under kid strain LOL!!! She looks like she’s going to take apart the pallets. After closing the gaps on the pallet. The top is taking shape. Gotta love finding the grain with fire. Nice fat legs the kids wont break I know I can fin...

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Planes restored - Because I can. #10: Sharpening past the DMT.

12-30-2012 06:25 PM by Don W | 17 comments »

I decided to see if I could improve on my dmt sharpness. The good news, I did. The bad news, I did. It’s not a tremendous amount, and not enough to make me go back to waterstones (yet), but I will leave my hard arkansas on the bench from now on. This is my normal sharpening routine. 1. Hollow grind2. Hit the edge (do it more and more by hand) on th 3 micron DMT3. Strop the back4. Hit the 3 micron DMT again. So here is with just the 3 micron dmt. Back flatten to the DMT well EDI...

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A Small Woodworking Shop Expansion #12: Soffit and Siding Underlayment

01-13-2013 04:08 AM by RonInOhio | 1 comment »

Weather was good today. Took advantage of that to start the soffits. Also put up some xps GreenGuard siding underlayment. Still have one side and thefront gable to do. Weather is going to turn again and its suppose to rain tomorrow. If its not too bad I will try to finish up the underlayment. And also try to get the soffits completed on one side at least. The only other time I did soffits I just used ply. This time I decided to give the shed a cleaner and more professional look by buyin...

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Journey of the n00b #2: In search of an elegant solution: Creating a 45 degree reference angle.

01-26-2013 05:47 PM by Michael Wilson | 6 comments »

THIS has proven to be a challenge. I’m currently unemployed, so buying tools is just about out of the question. (The occasional pine board maybe. But even that is pushing it.) I’ve got a box in my head and wanted to use mitered joints. This got me Yak Shaving in to creating jigs and the like. But I got stuck on the fact that I don’t have a reasonable 45 degree reference angle. Nothing I can use to clamp a workpiece down to my table saw sled. MAYBE my table saw cu...

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Lunatic Maze Redux

02-07-2013 09:46 PM by mja979 | 8 comments »

Well I just had to try one more time to launch my project. Crossing figures!

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You can't always get what you want

02-22-2013 05:35 PM by muleskinner | 5 comments »

I check out Craig’s List frequently. My area, Olympic Peninsula, is pretty sparsely populated so it doesn’t usually produce a lot of enticing results for an aspiring woodworker. Predominantly wanna-be sub-contractors finally giving up and unloading air compressors and nail guns or meth heads selling ill-gotten DeWalt combo kits. The other day I noticed a poster was offering up these three woodworking items: $100 for the bench, $50 for the scroll saw and $75 for the table saw....

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