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Back At Teaching...This Time With Wood #3: Planing Rough Lumber

03-29-2009 01:25 AM by PGreene | 2 comments »

The weather was beautiful this morning and we were expecting a lot of rain this afternoon. What better day to prep out some rough lumber? We spent about 3 and a half hours today choosing some rough cut pine from my stock and planing it out. Immanuel struggled with the jointer at first, but he was getting the hang of it by the end. He made me laugh when I brought out the planer because he told me that he thought we would be hand planing all of the lumber. Just for a few laughs I brought ou...

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Getting back to the basics. Working with hand tools #3: The latest score. Restoring a 1917-1918 Disston backsaw

04-15-2009 01:36 AM by Julian | 4 comments »

I have been using a Japanese pullsaw for a while and have decided to come back to the western style saw. I picked up this saw online for $30 from an antique dealer. It’s a Disston backsaw from 1917-1918 and is in great shape (no pitting, and straight blade) and is all original except for one of the sawnuts. The teeth were bad and all over the place so I ground them off and am getting ready to try my hand at cutting new ones as soon as the files and saw set arive. Not being able to le...

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Bread box #2: making door and drawer front

05-22-2009 05:30 AM by JuniorJoiner | 3 comments »

I have been away from my shop quite a bit lately. and when i finally did stagger home, I wasted a few days with an inner ear infection/ now, i’m short on time to get this project out of my shop, as i have a fishing trip coming up(15 hour flight to go teach my 9 year old the finer points of catching Atlantic salmon for 3 weeks). My original intention had been to carve a wheat sheaf into a plain panel for the door. when i did, I didn’t like anything about it, and w...

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Chairs for Church Conference Room #1: Prototypes are done.

06-09-2009 04:08 AM by Sawdustonmyshoulder | 4 comments »

I guess this really is a continuation of the Church Conference Table blog and project. Side bar: Here is a great link to the story of the tree to the table created by the church’s webmaster. Look for the photo of the tree trunk with the chain saw. I am told that the chain saw has a 48” cut!!! Click here to see the slide show. After finishing the church’s conference table in mid-December and getting Christmas and New Years behind, I worked with my clients on the design ...

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Electrolysis for Rust Removal and Plane Rehab Series #2: Grandpa's Stanley 220

06-15-2009 03:57 PM by Sandking | 0 comments »

My second attempt at electrolysis is on my Grandfather’s block plane. I think it came out pretty good. Last year I had taken some sandpaper to the bottom and one side to try and clean it up and never got back to it so it wasn’t in as bad a shape as the Lakeside No 4 I’m working on now. Before: After: I lapped the side a few times on some 120 grit I think next I will lap the bottom and sides on 120 grit up to 220.

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Blind nailer.........where to buy?

07-02-2009 08:35 PM by Al | 4 comments »

I recently read about a technique called “blind nailing” and thought I’d invest in the process and tool except I can’t find the tool. I checked in with Coastal and Tools Plus but they don’t carry it. Any suggestions? Thanks Al

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Outfeed table for Ridgid 3650

07-21-2009 06:32 AM by cpd011 | 4 comments »

Working on an outfeed table for the TS3650. Nothing too fancy. I have a small workshop so I wanted a small outfeed table simply for the safety value. Oops, guess I can post them in my workshop photos.

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an interesting read

08-07-2009 08:51 PM by MsDebbieP | 9 comments »

thanks to Ray McInnis for sharing this link with me It’s a feel-good message for woodworkers – craftsman and DIY’ers alike.

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Flag cases

08-27-2009 02:55 AM by Rustic | 1 comment »

Well the wood has been planed down and ripped to width. I am going to start cutting to length tomorow. I still need to buy the glass and plywood back. I need to work out the pocket hole joinery yet. One question for all those who have built these before. How did you join the bottom piece? Did you allow for possible glass breakage in the future? Thanks for reading

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An amazingly unusual picture, by Barb

09-14-2009 07:52 PM by Dick, & Barb Cain | 21 comments »

Barb is always taking pictures of Mushrooms, insect, weeds, & flowers. I uploaded some of her pictures to the computer today, & discovered this one. A poodle dogs face in a puff ball. Nature can sure do some wonders. We now both agree that it looks more like a Bear. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Another picture of a Dandelion puff ball.

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