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Life as an Amateur Woodworker #82: It's been a while!

12-27-2016 01:06 PM by PhilBello | 3 comments »

I hope everyone had a Festive Christmas, and I wish everyone a very Happy and Prosperous New Year! I didn’t realise quite how long I had been out of the game, until today. I seem to have spent all my time with Medical Specialists. I have had the operation on my right knee, and that is progressing nicely, at least I am no longer walking with a stick. Unfortunately the second spinal block, did not work on my back, so what happens next, I have no idea, and I am also waiting to see if th...

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Where cough syurp comes from.

01-13-2013 11:56 AM by revieck | 6 comments »

Don’t know about where you are, but around here a lot of coughing and hacking going on around here!

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Tressel Table

12-31-2016 02:05 AM by canadianchips | 2 comments »

Went from this pile to this: I’ve finally finished it.I have dreamt about a tressel table for 6-7 years now.Partially finished my workshop. Enough to get heat in it and build things.Finished tearing down barn Oct 30.Used 6×6 beams for legsCut 4×6 smaller for tressel supports. (These were from under walls. Been sitting on concrete for 100 years) I was amazed at the shape they were in. In a 48×28 barn I salvaged 1/2 of them.The table top is from haylo...

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As The Lathe Turns #2: As The Lathe Turns........Again

01-26-2013 11:10 PM by William | 41 comments »

I bugged the boys to get their butts over here early. We replaced the MDF top on the stand and mounted the new (to me) lathe. In case any of you don’t know, fellow Lumberjock, Eddie, gave me the lathe after mine bit the dust. Thank you so much Eddie. You have no idea how much this means to me. So I checked everything out on the lathe. Everything seems to be in good working order. My only complaint with it was the tailstock center. It has the type that does not turn. I do not like that t...

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Shopmade Luthier Tools #2: I can handle this file!

01-03-2017 12:26 AM by Dave Rutan | 1 comment »

One of the tools I’m going to need for my (hopefully) career in instrument repair is a common file. Judging by the photos of appropriate tools I’ve found on the internet, this one should work well. It was a spare I had, possibly one I got from my dad’s estate. I cleaned it up and decided to put a handle on it. I grabbed a scrap of walnut and cut it to appropriate length. Then I drilled a hole in one end to accept the tang of the file. Then I drove the file into t...

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Homemade router milling machine ready to launch for others to enjoy.

02-08-2013 02:28 AM by Mark55 | 8 comments »

I have posted my machine on here a couple times and kept promising that I was going to get it to the point where I would have plans ready for it. This has turned out to be a very daunting task . At first glance of the machine it does not look too overwhelming. But, when you break it down there are many many parts and details to make this thing work the way it does. Before I go any farther though there is one person on here I want to thank for all the help . I would not have gotten this far wi...

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Workshop Planning #2: Planning a subpanel installation

01-05-2017 01:11 PM by joshtp | 8 comments »

My attached garage currently has two duplex receptacles in one corner, and they’re on the same 20A circuit as many other receptacles in the house. Thankfully the 20A lets me get by with a vacuum and table saw at the same time, and the lights are on a separate circuit so the lights won’t dim. However there is no doubt I need to upgrade the electrical, especially as I hope to upgrade to a cabinet saw this year. Here’s how I think power consumption will go assuming I do the u...

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Crazy Stuff Stumpy Thinks About #34: Rappin' Roy Underhill?

02-22-2013 11:10 PM by StumpyNubs | 16 comments »

Rockler asked me to make a video, so how could I say no? The idea is to make a short video about what inspires me to woodwork. I like woodworking shows (especially Roy Underhill) so I decided to have some fun with it. Watch the video below- then, if you like it, please vote on the contest's Facebook page.- Enjoy!

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Hoosier restoration #1: A Hoosier Cabinet from the 1920' or 1930's needs some restoration.

01-10-2017 03:55 PM by makeBrooklyn | 2 comments »

In our kitchen is an antique hoosier cabinet in need of some serious restoration. I know the antique purists will say don’t touch it, it’s worth much more with the original everything even if it is falling apart but the cabinet is not an investment so much as a place to keep our corn flakes and bread. The Front of the cabinet and drawers seem to be mostly ok. There is a bit of cracking near the end grain on the top of a couple of the face boards but they seem to be stable now...

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Random Thoughts #2: Fine thanks, and how is your day?

03-09-2013 02:19 PM by KelvinGrove | 0 comments »

I need to be out in the shop. This weekend I plan to get through step 5 (of 9) in the pantry/cabinet project. I need to run to the orange place for one more piece of lumber. The one I selected for making the shelf rails had a defect that allowed it to break when ripped to one inch strips. But to tell the truth, my wife is sitting on the couch knitting with Boomer the basset hound at her feet and Leon the cat on her lap, the coffee is good, and for right now I prefer to just sit here and e...

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