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SHOP ALONG #3: after the angels left

05-26-2013 12:32 AM by patron | 55 comments »

the excitement having the first shop wall up and stable was so much of a lift for mei went out and started the spray booththinking 12’x16’ to be a good sizebut laying out the plates for the wallsshowed how much real estate that would take from the new shopi scaled back to 10’x12’ and went to work things were moving along at a daily pace that i could handle ok it was while paneling these walls ‘outside’that the DETOUR arrivedwhile happily working su...

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NWGR In and Out trays #3: Making the Dovetail Joints

06-16-2013 05:38 AM by robscastle | 0 comments »

I don’t want to bore everybody here with unnecessary explanations of dovetailing terminology or methodology as there is heaps on the net for all to see.For the dovetail joints on the in/out trays I used my Gifkins A10 Dovetail Jig.Its much the same as every other dovetail making Jig apart from the Gifkins jig and materials move over a fixed router/shaper.The jig and I guess just about every other jig required test cuts to be made first to ensure a satisfactory resultant dovetail.So most...

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Musical Instruments Restoration #7: VIOLIN JIG - The CLAMP for bending

07-06-2013 03:45 PM by BertFlores58 | 3 comments »

This is the progress for the previous blog I made. Just look at the pictures. The long bolts are pedestals and pins for the clamps. I used the 3 holes to make it standing. It started from a flat steel bar drilled with three holes. Then bended squarely on both ends just enough to be away so that it will accomodate the small ebony piece that will be the push block. A push bolt with a knob was taken from the locking screw of scrapped pedestal. The nut should have been welded ...

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Shop Made Trammel Points/Compass

08-09-2013 08:43 PM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 2 comments »

Create this shop tool in just a couple hours. Can be used as trammel points or throw a pencil in the hole and make it a compass. Create curves, circles, measurements, make it a story stick. The possibilities are endless.

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Watercolor Dye Technique #4: Toscana, My most intricate dye job to date

08-24-2013 06:28 AM by shipwright | 15 comments »

I have done a few dye projects since the last post to this blog but they have been small and not very noteworthy. I did however learn from them and have decided to try something a whole lot more intricate than I’ve attempted before. The story begins with new granite countertops for our kitchen and my wife’s request for a bit of marquetry for a feature area in the new backsplash. She tried my Chianti tray there and likes it but it’s a little too small. She liked the...

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Champion Blower and Forge 102 Post Drill Rehab #2: Removing Parts

09-09-2013 02:24 PM by CarterR | 3 comments »

I have dismantled the drill to the best of my ability. Due to cost reasons, I am going to use Evapo-Rust for the smaller parts. I will try “The Works” toilet bowl cleaner which has been mentioned by Chris Schwarz and Wood Talk Online. I am curious to see how “The Works”, works, since I have never tried it. Evapo- Rust is great and always works well, but getting enough to soak a huge part is too expensive. Maybe I should make a video to show how or how not ...

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"The Woodwright's Shop" Episode Review #9: TIMBERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!

09-27-2013 09:32 PM by StumpyNubs | 4 comments »

The next installment in my episode by episode, wise cracking review of the greatest television show ever… Which came first, the chicken or the egg? It depends on whether that chicken lived in a log cabin or a post and beam house, because contrary to popular belief, it wasn’t inside an old fashioned log cabin that eggs were first scrambled in America. It was in one of the timber frame, mortise and tenon, post and beam buildings of the first colonists. What this has to do with chickens...

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portable handheld mortising jig "build blog" #7: finalizing front fence and start on clamping system

10-22-2013 05:08 PM by hobby1 | 3 comments »

A couple hours more in the last couple of evenings, Here is where I left off at after the last machining session, I was able to get some slots machined for and adjustable depth positioning fence, this allows me to adjust the depth of where to cut the mortise in the edge of a board, for example, set it 3/8” off of center to put a mortise in the edge of a 3/4” thick board ect… Now, I’m now finishing up the details on this project, so I drew up a punch list, to sta...

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Any ideas on manufacture?

12-01-2013 07:25 PM by PopsHuckster | 6 comments »

I’m in the process of inventorying all the old tools I used to display on “Ethel” for shows and this one has me stumped. I know it’s obviously a brace/handle for auger bits and it’s a right angle version but any ideas who the manufacture might be? I’m taking them to auction in a while and need to be able to sound a little knowledgeable of all of them. So far I’ve made tags and descriptions as well as who the manufacture and what the price was duri...

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Garage to Work Shop Conversion #9: Proof of Concept and LVL Beam

12-20-2013 03:05 AM by twoblacklabs | 6 comments »

Most of the floor is complete but there are areas I couldn’t address until the wall was reconstructed. Once the wall sheathing was gone I found damage to the foundation wall. There were several cracks. I was debating how to address it but have decided to simply eliminate the cracked section and thus widening the existing opening. This actually will be an improvement as the area beyond wall was a bit difficult to access. This requires installing an appropriately sized LVL Beam. In...

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