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Sawstop: Assembled today

04-08-2017 12:33 AM by Craftsman on the lake | 5 comments »

This isn’t a review, just a few observations. Okay, I just came in from the shop after about six hours of assembly. I picked up a new Sawstop 3hp 36” cabinet saw today. I’ve been ready for it for awhile having done the 220 wiring and dust collection extension to it. My nephew came and assisted in sliding it out of the truck and up the short stairs into the shop. I can’t imagine doing that part myself. By picking it up at Woodcraft I saved $250 in shipping, and t...

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Saw Til #3: Dovetails, lots of dovetails

04-13-2017 04:43 AM by bandit571 | 2 comments »

Lets see, first thing today….rebate plane work.. Needed a place to attach the plywood back to…Then, some layout work.. Then a saw got put to work.. Usual suspects.. Chop from one face.. Flip over and repeat. Finally try a test fit.. Meh. Got the top of the til done, a set up for a glue up.. But needed a way to clamp this up, and not be in the way.. Works for me..Got the top fitted, now for the bottom… Wider board means more dovetails to do…...

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Broken machines

03-16-2014 03:31 AM by Chris11 | 2 comments »

I started my final project and the first thing I did was the sides. I had to glue up three pieces just for the right size I wanted. It was coming along great until both plainers broke. Now I have to wait a couple days to get our new one. Hopefully it comes soon so I can finish this early.

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Workshop Development #96: Finishing up the reely big issue, mostly...

04-01-2014 01:50 PM by dbhost | 2 comments »

So in my latest blogi installment on I go into some detail about how to install a Harbor Freight 50’ self retracting air / water hose reel without any help. The process is fairly easy as long as you are willing to make adjustments in your plan, and work with / around the features of the reel itself. The benefits of having an overhead hose reel include safety, a cleaner shop, and greatly improved ease of use. With the exception of the connection between reg...

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Table saws #1: Issue with 220 volt saw

04-24-2017 01:32 AM by John | 5 comments »

I have a Delta Contractors saw and had an electrician change the motor wiring from 120v to 240 volt. My shop had a dedicated 240 receptacle that read 240 volts with a meter. When I plugged it in to run, it started up even with the with on off. It is running about half speed would be my guess. the only way to shut it of is unplug it or shut the breaker off, NOT GOOD. I’m wondering if the saw was wired 120 and thats why its running at about half speed. I’m thinking that maybe if I p...

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Building my first electric guitar - preparing the stock

04-19-2014 08:52 PM by thamar | 1 comment »

I’ve decided to embark on a journey to try to build my version of a Les Paul style guitar. I am anticipating that most of the time on this project will be spent making various jigs and just trying to figure out the best construction sequence. My hope is to make a number of these guitars. I figure that it’s going to take several attempts before I get good at this. For that reason I’m proceeding on the basis that this is not a “one & only” type of build...

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Octave Mandolin #10: Octave Mandolin Backboard glue up

04-29-2017 05:44 AM by Gbluee | 1 comment »

The Octave mandolin is taking shape and this video will take you through the steps needed to glue up the freshly completed Backboard.

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Square One

05-12-2014 02:36 PM by Jeff_in_LSMO | 18 comments »

I’m a frustrated engineer. I took what in my opinion was conservative advice when I graduated high school, and made the “smart” move into engineering. I have never liked it. It pays the bills. And, yes, I know many of you can/will quickly point out how difficult it is/can be to make a living building furniture and cabinetry, but I was talked out of heading down the “craft/trade” path almost 20 years ago and I have regretted it ever since. I am aware that m...

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How to make a picture frame

06-03-2014 11:32 PM by Andrew Betschman | 5 comments »

I’m back with an all new project video. I hope you check it out. do I post the video onto the page here?

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #1344: More Sea Ornaments!

06-27-2014 12:41 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 4 comments »

I spent the day yesterday refining the ornaments that I showed you in yesterday's blog. Those of you who have come to know me realize that I just can't do things one way. Keith often teases me because I think of so many variations of many of the different designs that I create, but when I think of several versions of doing things, it is hard for me to only make ONE – so I make them ALL! :)I know it takes longer to do and I don't really think it matters. Even after they are f...

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