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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #1817: Habits

02-01-2017 12:19 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 8 comments »

As we begin a new month, I realize how quickly January has slipped by. Time has always seemed so relentless to me, but lately, I find that to be true more than ever. Many of you have noticed that I haven't been writing as regularly or as often as I used to. After over six years of daily posting, I find that I have, indeed, backed off a bit and have taken a bit of a break from it. It felt odd at first, but soon it became something of a 'habit' to NOT write (funny how that happ...

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Louver Door Repair #4: Sanding and Painting

05-26-2013 01:06 PM by SquintyPolock | 1 comment »

So, the boy finally woke up from his nap and I ripped down one long peice. I then used one of my first wood working tools; a plastic miter box bought at HD of maybe Seigles (anyone remember that place?) about 15 years ago. I cut the board to two lengths and then to the back yard for a little hand sanding pool side, while the boy played in the kiddy pool. That is a funny picture – looks like I only have three fingers, but I assure you, I have five and yeah, that’s ...

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Shop Updates - February 2017

02-05-2017 12:13 PM by PeteCollin | 1 comment »

Hello All, In 2016 I didn’t get to work in the shop as much as usual. Very busy at work, and involved with a big demolition project the rest of the time. But since last fall I have churned out several nice projects, and i wanted to showcase them for you all.

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NWGR In and Out trays #5: Routing the frames for the bases

06-16-2013 07:37 AM by robscastle | 0 comments »

I am now at a stage ready to fit the bases I made into the bottom of the three frames.I wanted to make the bases slope backwards into the trays so I set about making yet another jig.Also you may remember I milled the bases down to 5mm. Now this has created a bit of extra work for me as I do not have a 5mm straight router bit. however I do have a spiral bit from my Gifkins starter kit which is 4mm.So with a bit of experimenting I found the only item I had that was close to 1mm was my steel ru...

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Handtool Basics #1: Sharpening with a Belt Sander?

02-08-2017 10:49 PM by WoodWorkLIFE | 4 comments »

No the way you would think to use it, but pair the Harbor Freight belt sander (50$ on sale) makes one hell of a honing device. I call it “Ze Frankenstraup” here is my full sharpening video also featuring DMTs Dia-Sharp stones. Let me know if you have any questions. View on YouTube Thanks for Watching, Remember to keep your tools sharp, and your mind even sharper, Rick Wood.Work.LIFE

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #1820: Evolving

02-13-2017 02:02 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 2 comments »

We all work for certain goals in our lives. Be it personal or professional, there always seems to be something to strive for and give out lives purpose. I began my own business many, many years ago. I was in my 20's then and looking for a way to earn some extra income for my young family while doing something that I enjoyed. I had always loved 'making things' and thought that would be somewhat of a utopia for me. Justifying doing something that I love and being paid for it as...

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Musical Instruments Restoration #10: Finally the violins are restored completely

07-24-2013 05:03 AM by BertFlores58 | 8 comments »

The final assembly came out very good. The violin 2 passed thru my expectation with respect to sound and strength. I am happy how it came out. The sound is perfect and high enough. The vibration of the plates including the bottom is remarkably balanced. I can fell the effect of the bridge prolong vibrations. The last phase came up with the gluing of the bottom plate, the fretboard, and the fixing of the tailpiece. I made the bridge accordingly using a special medium hard wood. ...

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• Lynnsay's Prie Dieu #2: Replication in a Cold Dark Shop

02-18-2017 10:14 PM by Ron Aylor | 10 comments »

Replication in a Cold Dark Shop –  Looks like it’s going to be another cold rainy day in Lilburn …  ... well, not too cold. It’s 50° in the shop and I thought, Replication in a Moderately Cool Dark Shop, was too wordy a title.  But at any rate, with one leg complete it was time to start making copies. I decided to spend a bit more time rounding out the next leg on the bench, which I hoped would make less work at the lathe.  But wait! Looks like I was a bit over zealous...

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My New Favorite Clamps!

02-21-2017 10:11 PM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 1 comment »

60” I Beam Clamps from Bessey have just become my new favorite clamps. They are very nice. Check out the video below for all the details and subscribe to my channel for more woodworking videos.

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Building a Cranky Crane #6: Ready for Assembly

08-24-2013 12:06 PM by Dave Rutan | 1 comment »

Well, the parts are just about ready for assembly. One cannot believe how many little things have to be done on a project like this, whether it’s drilling one more little hole, or having to figure a way to attach the bottom of the base so that it can be removed. The photo above shows the assembled gear block and a shaft for the crank. The photo below shows the gear block on its side so you can see how the head shaft is hollow to allow the string to run up to the head from a w...

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