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Machine mods, oddities, and fix-ups #11: Stroke sander

08-10-2013 05:08 PM by Loren | 4 comments »

Minimax (SCMI) stroke sander I bought at auction, supercheap. The machine must have been a problem for a couple of owners at least. I bought it as is, and my impression wasthe seller had bought it the same way. The motors runand it works fine. The problem is the welder who did some of the fabrication wasn’t reading the drawings correctly. The welder used10mm plates where 15mm plates are needed. The previousowners has tried bushing these parts with piece of hardwood.This worked...

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Weekend Warrior Woodworking Magazine #5: Breaking in My Lie-Nielsen Low Angle Jack Plane

08-25-2013 09:41 AM by James | 9 comments »

I finally got to put my LN No. 62 to some use. Check it out hereMake sure you read the entire post!

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Table Saw Extension / Router Table #1: I Gots da Wood

09-10-2013 09:20 PM by Dave Rutan | 2 comments »

Because I am often frustrated by the limitations of my small table saw, I decided to put this project on the front burner. Today I drove up to a friend’s house to rescue him from being buried under too much wood. I came away with some 1/2 inch plywood less than 2 feet square and a few other goodies for future use. Then I headed down to my big box store and bought some hardware and a sheet of 1/2 inch plywood. I had it cut in quarters so that it would fit in my car. (Last time I asked...

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Tool Picking #8: Blue Egg Beater & Bits

09-28-2013 07:04 PM by TrBlu | 1 comment »

Been a while since I have had any tool picks. Here is this mornings small haul from an estate. A Stanley egg beater drill, a few bits for my brace and a bag of miscellaneous bits. Most of the stuff in the bag will be repurposed for some other use. Total costs $6. Saturday morning outing with my bride….PRICELESS.

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Books on Shaker - My small collection #2: Worst Shaker Book Ever.

12-02-2013 02:17 PM by JustJoe | 4 comments »

In part 1 of my Shaker Books blog I linked to AbeBooks. If you’re like me and still prefer the real thing over the e-version, then it’s a great place to shop. There’s another bookseller I just discovered last month. They’re up in Canada but they ship to the US by driving over the bridge and mailing from the US Post Office. They are Antiquarius and I recommend them for anybody in the US or Canada. There are two more Shaker books in my collection to review. I know som...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #1199: Little Things Make a Difference

12-21-2013 01:02 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 8 comments »

I didn’t get a great deal of time to work on my painting yesterday. After all, it is only a few days until Christmas and I had some house chores here to take care of and I had planned a wonderful dinner date with Keith and his mom for the evening. We had been trying to get together for about a week now, and had to change our plans a couple of times because of the snow and ice. I was happy we were finally able to make a go of things. I did however get a couple of hours in and I did ...

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wood tick tools #7: Full size roughers

01-08-2014 01:00 AM by woodtickgreg | 6 comments »

This is my absolute favorite tool of the carbide insert tools that I make, next to the hollower. This tool just flat out works! It actually makes roughing fun, you do not have to concentrate on riding a bevel or have any fear of catches. Just keep the tool rest close to the work and crank the speed up as a rough blank comes into round and balance. This thing removes material so fast that I do a no no and wear a glove on my left hand to protect it from the hot chips that was beating my hand. I...

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Zero Clearance Insert for Ridgid 10" Sliding Compound Miter Saw

01-24-2014 02:57 PM by Garth | 1 comment »

I made a zero clearance insert for my Ridgid 10” sliding compound miter saw and I thought some others might be interested in it. I pulled the orange factory insert out and it was 0.250” thick. I started looking around for something close and then found a 5-gallon paint stirrer from HD was the right thickness. I glued three of them together and cut it to fit. Below are the pictures. Here is more information.

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A safety reminder. I did something stupid and had a close call...

02-25-2014 06:35 PM by dbhost | 10 comments »

I have been wondering if I should mention this, and I figure somebody might read this and have this click if and when they try to do the stupid thing I did… Simply put, I tried cutting too short of a piece of SCH20 PVC pipe on the miter saw, holding it by hand… The pipe twisted, and before I knew it my fingers were touching the side of the blade… I came out of this with no damage (Thank you God!) but more than a little rattled… I knew the safety warnings, and...

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Ebay Auction: School liquidation Woodworking Machines,Tools and More.

03-17-2014 03:49 AM by LoriF | 0 comments »

** Baltimore, Southern Ca. N.Y.Local Pick-Up Only. No Shipping 1961 CROWN SCHOOL BUS CONVERTED TO BAND BUS DIESEL. Rust Hunt in Style $899.00

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