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The Holes in Rietveld's Design

02-25-2013 09:48 AM by mnpete | 0 comments »

I found them…and there are a lot! :) Another update on my Gerrit Rietveld Red and Blue Chair build.

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Metal working in a wood shop.

04-25-2013 02:15 AM by rhett | 12 comments »

When we started Nice Ash Planes, all the woodworkers we talked with assumed we would go the normal route, buy premade irons and drop them in our plane. Nope, we decided to learn a bit about metallurgy and then tackled that bear ourselves. The real trick is in the heat treatment, but more on that later.Our steel comes from the original steel state, PA. It shows up to our shop as 1/4” by 36” flat ground bar stock. Each bar will produce 10 blanks. The first few blades were cut w...

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1032: Quick Correction on the Contest

05-13-2013 10:25 AM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 3 comments »

Good morning! I just want to write a quick correction to the contest sponsored by Rhinestone Canada that I mentioned yesterday. In yesterday’s post, I stated that all entries needed to be in by June 1st. But the cut off date for the contest was actually July 1, 2013. I am sorry for the error. I write my blog pretty early in the morning and my eyes aren’t always awake when I do! If you want to enter the contest, the link is here: Rhinestones Canada Giveaway If you misse...

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An idea for dust collector modifications #1: Modifying the standard collector, would it work?

05-29-2013 09:58 PM by Craftsman on the lake | 2 comments »

Something I’ve been thinking about for a long time. Since I’m involved in whole house renovations at the moment I won’t get to building it for awhile but maybe someone might and find it doesn’t work and put me out of my misery in thinking about it. I have one of those 1 1/2 hp delta dust collectors. One side is the motor and impeller. The other side is the round metal hoop with a bag on the bottom for the chips and a bag on the top for air expulsion and dust. I took...

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Just for Fun... #76: If at first you don't Succeed...

06-19-2013 04:29 PM by littlecope | 6 comments »

So when the last project was finished, I had a tough time with the picture taking! Ideally, the best pictures are taken in Sunshine (or at least outside), but that’s not always possible without waiting a few days…I’ve seen quite a few different Light Tents here on LJ’s, and thought the time had come to build one for myself…The idea is simple, to make a box with no sides, over which can be draped a white bed sheet or similar cloth… Lights are added to either...

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Grizzly G0555LX 14" Deluxe Bandsaw Enroute

07-09-2013 04:23 PM by woodmaker | 21 comments »

My wife said I could buy the Grizzly G0555LX 14” Deluxe Bandsaw for my birthday. Ordered Saturday, notified today it is enroute. I can’t wait! I’ve never had bad luck with a Grizzly tool yet (knock on wood), so I hope I’m lucky again. I’ve read good reviews on here about this saw so far. WOO WOO! Happy Birthday to me!

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How an 11" bowl wound up as a 7" lidded box

07-26-2013 08:48 PM by TheDane | 7 comments »

Our local turning club has a raffle every month where club members bring in wood, tools, etc. to be raffled off. Last fall, I ‘won’ a large piece of ash that still had the bark on it but was already pretty dry. I Anchor-sealed it, put in the storage room, and checked the M/C every so often. It finally got down to about 9%, so I decided it was time to do something with it. This blank was big enough to net out about an 11” bowl, but when I pulled it off the circle-cuttin...

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Learning to Sharpen #7: Sharpening Class: Cabinet Scrapers

08-12-2013 02:01 PM by Mark Colan | 1 comment »

Turning a New Burr on a Scraper In the sharpening class, he also taught how to sharpen and use a scraping card, using a burnisher, flat file, and 1000 / 2500 sandpaper. He had people bring new scraper cards to class, remove the bur, and pull a new one. I forgot to bring mine, so I asked him for the class card (he has a box of them for use in other classes) that needed the most work. Equipment Burnishing tool, flat file (flat side of medium hald-found, or a flat bastard file), strips o...

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Record #4c smoothing plane refurbish completed

08-26-2013 08:36 PM by jasondain | 3 comments »

Along the lines of my last post, I seem to have caught the old tool refurbish bug. I found this plane at an antique dealer in Chester NS on the way back from a beach day. I’ve driven by these places a hundred times without thinking that they might have some interesting stuff. I took the plunge and a lot of places had some interesting stuff including saws, drills and lots of wooden planes. None of them really interested me as I was looking for an old smoother (#3 or 4) size with a ir...

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Garage Tool Cabinets #5: Tools and stuff in cabinet

10-01-2013 02:45 PM by Parsimonia | 4 comments »

This is with all the stuff inside DoubleDD had a good idea to use scraps for the door panels. i will use that idea. sort of a patchwork .

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