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Barrister Book Case Tutorial #14: New Plane and Bench, and fixing the doors.

09-27-2009 08:08 PM by Scarcraig01 | 2 comments »

I received my new Veritas #5 1/4 Bench plane from Lee Valley on Wednesday and as usual I’m very happy with the quality and service that I received from Lee Valley. I decided I really needed to invest in a decent workbench to use with hand tools. (My Festool MFTs just don’t have enough weight and stability to them for hand tool use.) So I decided to get the smallest bench from Sjoberg, its not really that heavy, but I fixed this problem by bolting it to the concrete floor with 7&...

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Morris Chairs #8: Latest update

10-13-2009 04:10 AM by Dave T | 6 comments »

Where I left last time was promising pictures of the free standing frames. Here we’re actually starting to look like chairs. Not just a pile of sticks. I think the worst part was getting all the spindles in their respective holes and getting everything to stay put while I put the clamps on. I most certainly need more clamps. Long story short we made it through and measurable progress. Yesterday (Sunday) I worked on the arms. I have decided partly due to the lack of time and mo...

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New Toy #4: Milling a nice size Elm log

11-16-2009 04:04 AM by alaskan79 | 4 comments »

Hi Well I got all the logs milled. Had 39 total logs and got about 2000 BF of lumber. Of that I have about 600 BF of Hard Maple and about 600 BF of Cherry. The rest is Poplar, White Pine, Elm, Hemlock, and one that I am not sure what it is. My dad thinks it is Ironwood all I know is that it has some real nice fiqure and a little pink hue to it. Still got some logs at my dads that I need to mill. They are White Cedar and some more Hard Maple. Here is a couple pictures of me milling that nic...

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A journey into the workshop. #26: Working on anniversary and Christmas presents...

12-01-2009 03:08 AM by dbhost | 9 comments »

I have a few projects that are, well in progress for Christmas, and my wedding anniversary. One of them is the obligatory cutting board, of black walnut and red oak. Finished dimensions are going to be 22” x 16” x 1,25” thick. No handle, but a simple 1” hanger hole in one of the corners is in the design. This is the first time I have ever attempted anything along the sorts of this kind of glue up. So far it looks pretty good. I will need to get it to a shop that has a ...

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Extremely Average #9: My First Project

01-11-2010 04:56 AM by Ecocandle | 7 comments »

“When you have completed 95% of your journey, you are only halfway there.” -Japanese Proverb I need to remember this proverb whenever I approach the end of a project. I find that there are two finish lines when it comes to my tasks. The first finish line is where I start to feel good about what I have accomplished and the second one is where the project is actually completed. This is certainly the case for my workbench. It was, actually still is, my first project. The day tha...

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New Dust Filter

01-21-2010 11:32 PM by David Murray | 1 comment »

My new dust filter unit arivied from Grizzly yesterday (1/20). I ordered it on 1/14 so it took 6 days to get here via UPS Freight. I will be mounting it on the ceiling this weekend and start putting to use. I’ll give it a month or so then do a review on it. I went with the larger 1400cfm model #G9956 versus the 1044cfm model G0572, because of the size of my shop.

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A Simple Sled

02-01-2010 06:57 PM by Maclegno | 8 comments »

I made this sometime ago from a photo in a magazine (possibly FWW) If I remember correctly the style was New England. It still doesn’t have steel runners. I made it years ago with a wee girl in mind, daughter of a friend, she’s now over 20. Must speed up my work-rate.The woods are Ash and Beech..

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Extremely Average #42: Amazing Customer Service

02-13-2010 05:31 AM by Ecocandle | 10 comments »

Today I received a call from Dale at ACME Tools in Cedar Rapids. A couple of weeks ago I asked if they had any router plates. Dale said that they were out but there were some that were supposed to be arriving any day. He checked the computer, and the order was a couple of days past due. I find the people at ACME tools to be helpful and they are very patient with my lack of knowledge. The next two times I walked in, Dale saw me and said that the Rosseau plate wasn’t in yet. I didn’...

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table project

02-23-2010 09:32 PM by Tony | 5 comments »

Hello everybody, my wife asked me to make a dinning room table simuliar to one at applebees. I’m curious if i could some i deas or even some pointers to get some things i need. The table she wants to be is 48’’ wide by 84’‘long with one or two leafs to take out. The table is gonna be made from black walnut. Where could i get the slides for the table to pull apart. thanks for the help. tony

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tragedies #9: I got the new bearing in place!

03-23-2010 03:11 PM by Gary Fixler | 3 comments »

I lamented last week that I just missed the closing time at the local bearing shop. I got there yesterday nice and early and they not only had the right bearings, but bearings with the exact same set of numbers stamped on the side. That gave me some confidence, even though the race covers looked a bit different. The man told me they were from their higher quality line of bearings, and here’s hoping. They were $10/ea., whereas Sears’ version were $4/ea., but I was happy to just get...

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