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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #1427: Monday, Monday

10-20-2014 11:59 AM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 9 comments »

Once again we are here on a Monday.I have always loved Monday's, as they represent a fresh start to a new week and the promise of endless possibilities awaiting! I have always viewed Monday with enthusiasm and joy – even when I worked at other jobs outside my home or attended school. I suppose I always felt that every day – no matter what day of the week it was – would only be what we make of it, and I have always chosen to make it the best day I could. I don't see t...

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Shop's Log #16: Stanley No.3 Restored

11-11-2014 08:02 PM by terryR | 6 comments »

Just a few quick photos to document a recent plane restoration… This is a Stanley No.3 Type11…with the infamous V-logo on the cutting iron; made from 1910-1918. A lil rusty, and missing a small amount of wood, but in great shape otherwise. As soon as I took off the knob, the small chunk you see fell off…along with another piece. And the tote had an obvious repair needed to the beaver tail…unfortunately it involved the hole for the hardware, and I wasn’t...

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Music In The Shop

12-04-2014 09:37 PM by handsawgeek | 4 comments »

Over the past couple of years, I have read many a blog and forum post on the subject of what kinds of music woodworkers listen to while working in their shop spaces. Most of these posts ignited an extensive thread of replies by woodworkers describing the particular soundtrack to which they preferred to perform their sawdust-making activities. As can be expected, the responses described just about every known musical genre, and every well-known artist, dead or alive. Musical tastes are as...

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How to make a dynamic octagon column Parts 1 thru 3

12-27-2014 01:45 PM by ScottM1 | 0 comments »

Hello everyone.I have a new playlist that I am starting. “How to make a dynamic octagon column” all you have to do is enter the size you want and it will automatically adjust. I just finished the first three videos so check them out and let me know what you think. Here is a link to the playlist. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLsajY4bbxhrCtEhrdo0GhT7BsHTg89jZx I am already working on one that shows how you can add base molding. So be sure to keep checking in.Thanks Scott.

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The Lonely Little Holiday Project

12-30-2014 03:29 PM by handsawgeek | 0 comments »

Having had the entire Christmas week off from work, I anticipated enjoying plenty of time for making substantial progress on the woodworking ‘tuh-doo’ list. That was not meant to be. Instead, the handsawgeek Holiday Dance Card was filled to the brim with other activities: Several Christmas musical rehearsals and presentations (Violinists are in very high demand this time of year), Holiday parties and gatherings, shopping with Mrs. handsawgeek, gift wrapping, snow shoveling, and ha...

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Work Shop Organization #2: Power Tool Storage Update

01-02-2015 11:14 AM by Nate66 | 3 comments »

After drawing the plans, I went to the store to purchase the lumber to build the storage box. Had to make a few substitutions due to the price of lumber here in England. Instead of using ply, I settled for MDF. Still quite expensive but nothing near the price of ply or pine. Anyway, I will post pictures of the work in progress.

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On the Workbench #4: Adventures with a Craftsman Midi Lathe

01-04-2015 09:52 PM by ontheworkbench | 0 comments »

I found a Craftsman Midi Lathe (#21752) for an unbeatable deal, and combined with coupons and SYWR points, it was just over $100 (list price $450). But for that price it came with a few problems. I first found it listed on Sears Outlet, and then when I went to the mall store locations, I had to do some asking to get. Upon inspection I discovered that the belt cover was cracked, not much, but just a little. and everything else looked great. The manager suggested that I purchased the protection...

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Workbench #3: The Bottom Shelf

01-07-2015 02:39 AM by edwood1975 | 1 comment »

I used 1/2” MDF for the bottom shelf, I had to do a little work before inserting it into the frame.. Firstly I had to cut 3×5” corners to accomodate the upright (legs)4×2 in the frame so I took my jigsaw to task on this..it was the easiest part of this project so far.. All that was left was to secure the bottom shelf to the frame and I used 1 5/8” screws for that..I only screwed each end and the middle and I also countersunked the screws.

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What Happened to ShopNotes Magazine?

01-09-2015 01:01 PM by andy_P | 30 comments »

How many of you out there subscribed to ShopNotes magazine and how do you feel about the decision to stop publishing the magazine. They are giving certificates for digital media to make up for the value of ones remaining subscription to ShopNotes. I’m interested in finding out other subscriber’s thoughts. I’m not happy about it at all and the way they have gone about doing it

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Planes restored - Because I can. #13: To Restore a hand plane or to not restore a hand plane.

01-11-2015 08:56 PM by Don W | 12 comments »

I’ve always been a maker/restorer of tools and other things. My mother was sure I’d burn down the cow barn heat treating my new knives, or later bluing the rifles I was restoring. Then a few years ago, the hand plane collecting bug bit and bit hard. My wife was constantly dragging (and I mean kicking and screaming all the way) to antique shops. After a while though, I could hear the old tools crying for help. I had a few hand planes and hand saws and knew how to use them (or thought I did) bu...

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