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Pen Wizard wizard #1: I can see that this will be fun

1642 days ago by Sawdust2 | 2 comments »

When I posted my project on the new work station for my Pen Wizard I jokingly said that I would be an expert by Sunday.Well, it’s Saturday and I’m half way there! I tend to do things over and over and finally the light comes on. I’ve probably used a dozen orphan pen blanks and a half dozen pieces of dowel trying to figure this thing out. (One advantage is that I have cleaned about half the wood off the tube so it doesn’t take so long to get it clear of wood.) Wel...

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Planning the Makeover #1: SketchUp Plans - Workbench #1

1632 days ago by Jeison | 6 comments »

Edit: Thanks to everyone (esp DaveR) for their suggestions/help/nitpicking :D I completely redid the project and got rid of the wierd dimensions and such, and I’m much happier with it now. I didn’t bother with cutouts or shims for the vise this time since until I get one, thats kind of pointless, and overall tried to keep it simple. Here is the Sketchup File I had fun working on the Sheet Goods rack, I decided to get going on some of the other projects I have planned for t...

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I Hate Moving! But I Love New Shop Setup!

1610 days ago by SNSpencer | 3 comments »

I am moving into a new house and I hate the process. The worst parts are lack of internet access and of course, my enter shop is in boxes. I miss putting wood to blade already. But I am excited to set up the new shop. I brought all my garage cabinets from the old place. The best part is that I am going from a 1 car garage with lousy electrical to a two car, extra deep garage with outlets all over the place. There is even a 220 outlet. I may just have to rewire my table saw.

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Going Pro as a Woodworker - Part 5 - Getting the Tools you Need

1581 days ago by Charles Brock | 6 comments »

I am a professional woodworker, instructor and publisher. My instructional bundle titled “Build A Maloof Inspired Rocker with Charles Brock” has helped fine woodworkers all over the world to make their rocker a reality.My newest project is Build A Maloof Inspired Low Back Dining Chair with Charles Brock. Part five is my opinion about acquiring the tools of the trade. I hope you enjoy! While teaching a recent woodworking class, I was asked a question in front of the group that ...

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Trying out the router table and bit from Charles Neil

1541 days ago by sandhill | 4 comments »

I scored some tiger maple, cherry and white oak yesterday and just had to try out the new router table with my new router bit I (Thanks Charles for the bit and Jim for the lead) The tiger was a piece I deemed not worth risking damage but as it turned out it came out great. I ran it over the jointer and it took about 4 passes to get the profile to the desired point.

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A bit of a scrape

1528 days ago by Div | 5 comments »

Yesterday I had a client walk in the shop with some clear Pine boards and the request to joint it up into an L-shaped kitchen countertop, 24” wide. Work is work and I told him to come and collect tomorrow. In between other work, I planed the boards and noticed they were somewhat resinous but didn’t give it much thought. This morning I took the tops out of the clamps for a few passes through the drum sander. When I noticed sticky dust on the exit side, I knew I had a problem.When I opened the ...

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new lamp stand

1513 days ago by BOOGE | 1 comment »

I bought 2 pieces of black walnut(endiandra palmerstonii) air dried for 20 years and cut off a piece enough to turn a beautiful lampstand approx 20” high. I will post when I am finished.Will keep the rest for a special job I’ll dream up. The 2 pieces were 5”x 2 1/2” x 5’ each

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problems with cutting board glue ups

1500 days ago by freidasdad | 7 comments »

Over the years I’ve made a few long grain cutting boards. On almost every one of them there has been seperation between some of the strips of wood. Most of this seperation has occured at the outside of the boards, the edge strips. Not all the way down the length of the board but at one end or the other.I go to great lengths to mill the wood properly. All of the pieces are square and straight. This is especially true now that I own a jointer.It’s very annoying to get the oooohs...

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Now vs. Then ... ideas?

1485 days ago by tyskkvinna | 22 comments »

You may have read Otto’s blog entry a bit ago: I have been working on pricing out this same list, today. In fact I am almost done. But, I found an interesting thing when I was doing it and I thought maybe you all could help me out. A lot of the tools listed were fairly commonplace in 1935, but today are considered pretty rare. As such, they end up being dramatically more expensive (proportionally) than they should be. Also, since then, I thi...

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Daily Update #70: July 15, 2010

1470 days ago by Chris Davis | 0 comments »

What’s happening in the shop for July 15, 2010. Working on the finish for a twin built in murphy bed for a local designer. This is a twin size that has not a lot of room for error. It will be folding out of a closet door with just a fraction of an inch of clearence. If the back wall is slightly out the wrong direction I may have a problem. The finish will be the same color as the walls. I’ll have it mixed up in a lacquer because that is what is easier for me. I’ll be...

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