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My workbench #1: Drawing done...

11-29-2012 01:53 AM by Hamelin309 | 1 comment »

So I have a CAD drawing of my planned workbench… It’s 2D and I will post the rough outline here. As I am not too fast with 3d yet and I have experience with just 2d drawings its not quite a production drawing. I use layers and colours instead of hidden lines and such. It is a small table about 34 inches high (same as my table saw). 49 inches long and 30 inches wide. Though I have planned part of the top to extend and add about another 2 feet. My basement serves as m...

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Some Miscellaneous Simple Projects

01-15-2013 10:12 PM by Chris Moellering | 0 comments »

The other weekend I knocked out a few quick projects. I had made a simple jewelry holder with my daughter previously. It was cheap and easy and she likes it. I came up with the idea of using the track that is used for adjustable shelves instead of ripping thin stock and drilling dozens of holes in it for her earrings. (Which is what the ones she found online that she liked had done.) This was much faster, especially since I don’t have a drill press. It cut easily with a hack saw. As ...

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Church pews project #6: Dining table start

01-29-2013 12:35 AM by inchanga | 0 comments »

The coffee table is finished apart from another couple of coats of oil so it’s time to start on the dining table. Cutting to width on the table saw left me good edges that did not need jointing. Although with long grain joints like this biscuits are not normally necessary for strength, I decided to use them to assist in lining up the boards as much as possible in order to minimise sanding afterwards. By accident I started using chalk instead of a pencil to mark up boa...

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Bandsaw #1: 14" Laguna SUV

02-10-2013 10:50 PM by Matthew agate | 4 comments »

hi everyone.My dad and I did a quick video of one of the first cuts on my new 14” SUV. I am posting it here for all of you if you want to see thanks Matthew

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Shop & Tool Growing Pains #13: Dam you Craigslist

02-25-2013 05:23 PM by pendledad | 9 comments »

I know I originally posted that I hated Craigslist and I hated the value trap of used tools. In short, inexpensive tools offer good value, but you need to invest a lot of time to bring them up to good working order. Granted, there are astonishing deals to be had on amazing equipment, but for the most part, Craigslist finds require a good amount of work. That said, I realized something this weekend about my experience with the 1950’s craftsman table saw and bandsaw. Even though I c...

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Porch Building...Finally!

03-12-2013 03:03 AM by JohnnyMike | 7 comments »

The front of our house is built four feet off the ground (the back is about 7 1/2 feet up.) For the first four months we simply had a ramp made out of one of the rounds from a tree I had previously slabbed. The ramp was a pain, but it was just a ton of work to get all the lumber I needed to build the porch. I had to hike about an hour up the mountain behind my house to get to some Pine trees that grow on the ridge in order to slab them. Carrying the Stihl 066, mill, gas, oil, etc up the mount...

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Junior Cert Woodwork Project #5: First drawer (no photos)

03-26-2013 10:46 AM by Woodworker_Collins | 2 comments »

Because everything is in the classroom now it is more difficult to gather photos i will try and get some for yous. Just to give yous an update i have finished 2 out of 3 drawers (the big one and one of the smalls) i have to say half blind dovetails arent easy but the end product is pretty spectacular i also have the plywood back on the cabinet now, only one more drawer and the two doors and then its finishing time :)

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Modular Marble Machine #11: Preview

04-25-2013 11:26 PM by William | 20 comments »

I was ready and anxious to get back to testing this morning. You may remember from last time though that I had a few things to do first. So off to town I went for more marbles to start with. I bought six bags of marbles to be safe, but there is more to that in a bit.Also I felt a need to make more of the tallest solid riser blocks. These are simple and didn’t take long at all to whip up. Actually, I probably could have gotten by with less than the twelve I wound up making, in addition t...

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My Toys #4: Spears & Jackson Backsaw Resto - Part 1

05-13-2013 08:47 PM by GMatheson | 4 comments »

I’ve had this saw in my restore pile for a while but have been putting it off because it had split nuts and I didn’t have a screwdriver to remove them. It’s a 14” Spears & Jackson backsaw filed crosscut at 11 tpi with 3” under the back. Recently on the Saws, using collecting, cleaning and buying forum there has been talk about using aluminum foil and Autosol to clean the saw plate. Since this saw wasn’t overly rusted I thought I would give it a try ...

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Rambleling #1: Lumberjocks community.

07-10-2013 09:05 AM by dj1096 | 2 comments »

I have joined more than a few clubs over the years. Some for free while others had dues. These include car clubs, clubs for for those with MS, chess clubs primarily I join woodworking clubs. One of the largest and most active I was in one was American Association of Woodturners where I did shows. demos and had the privilege to be not only in their magazine but one of my pieces was chosen to be the face of their website for three months. I bring this up not to brag but to let this group know t...

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