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Wall Hung Console #9: (in)layin' around

10-15-2009 05:27 AM by captkerk | 5 comments »

I finally got around to working on the console again and I’m now jumping in with the inlays and edge banding the top to cover my biscuit mistake. I cut some strips of walnut and purpleheart to about 7/8” wide and 3/8” thick that would get sanded down to 1/4”. Since I don’t have a thickness sander, I tried out a jig I saw in an old FWW magazine to use a drum sander on the drill press to accomplish the same task on thin strips. The jig is simply a fixed bo...

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WHAT'S UP? "While I'm out in my Shop". #13: Using steel rebar for a lumber rack, and Expanding my shop.

10-31-2009 11:48 PM by Dick, & Barb Cain | 15 comments »

I’ve been way to crowded in my shop, especially since I went from a radial arm saw to a table saw. A radial arm saw works fine in a narrow shop, because it’s against the wall Plus adding a thickness planer. I haven’t use the automobile side of my garage for years now. About all its been used for is to accumulate things.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ This is a rough sketch of my floor plan. I plan to keep the partition down the cent...

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A journey into the workshop. #29: Making progress on the extension wing.

12-18-2009 06:45 AM by dbhost | 5 comments »

Up until now the extension wing to the BT3100 has been a simple two layer 3/4” pine ply lamination. Simply a nice, flat table top. That is all about to change… LOML gave me an early Christmas present of a Bench Dog Pro Plate and Rockler insert template, and I have some Rockler miter track just laying around, so it was time to measure up where I wanted everything, and write is down. 5.25” in from each side, 7” in from the end. Miter slot in 5.5” from the end. ...

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01-01-2010 05:02 AM by Dudley | 7 comments »

Happy New Year to all the great gals & guys at LJ. Rose & Dudley

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A quick story of stupidity!

01-12-2010 05:37 AM by MOJOE | 20 comments »

Well it happened, I was building a couple drawers for my boy’s dresser and had a small accident. While I was a little tired, I just didn’t think. I was cutting multiple pieces and assembling. Once 2 drawers were complete, I decided to cut the pieces for one additional drawer…..that is when it happened….kickback! Set up the fence to cross-cut a couple matching length pieces, but forgot to add the small scrap block spacer to allow for a gap for the off-cut piece. Le...

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Window shelving #4: Table Saw is Back

02-02-2010 08:10 PM by Rustic | 5 comments »

Well, I got the table saw back and am now getting ready to continue with the process. It cost me $73.48 to get it fixed. Minus the 29.99 deposit I paid 43.49. So not bad. Will keep you updated as I make progress.

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Humidor, Any suggestions?

02-25-2010 03:09 AM by dakremer | 3 comments »

So here is my humidor for my brother so far. The sides are oak. I made a convex cut in them with a table saw – first time ever doing it. turned out pretty good. The top and bottom are a hard maple. I got them from my neighbor who had some of his maple trees cut down and milled. I planed it down to 3/4 and cut it to size…. I’m wondering what you guys would do with the maple (top an bottom) Should I just chamfer them? Or leave as is? or plane them down thinner??...

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Extremely Average #82: A talk about deadlines...

03-25-2010 04:49 AM by Ecocandle | 4 comments »

I quoted a well know cat author’s writing buddy tonight. The quote pertained to deadlines and I wrote a bit about how I approach my projects. I also made some good progress on the router table fence. There are picture too. :-) Meow.

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Hooking up the dust collector

04-06-2010 11:57 PM by ocwoodworker | 9 comments »

Ok. So I went and upgraded my garage to have it’s own service. And wanting to switch over the DC to 220, I popped off the switch box and rewired the three wire to make it 220. My question is – “How come I have to run these big flipp’n 10 gauge wire that cost near a dollar/foot but when you get into the guts of the box it’s a flimmsy size that resembles speaker wire? Huh?

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Drafting Desk #3: Finished Drafting Desk!

05-04-2010 08:51 PM by HighRockWoodworking | 0 comments »

I just finished my drafting/desk and finally brought it into the house this evening. This was a great project to make and there were two new techniques I used on this project, so I learned a lot. As part of the design for this desk I decided that I wanted a slight taper and curve to the legs and I wanted a deep red Mahogany color. After making a template for the legs I contemplated how to cut each leg out, the fastest way would have been to either use a flush trim bit with a router agains...

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