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Walker Turner restoration #4: Finally some color

05-03-2009 08:13 PM by MedicKen | 5 comments »

I have finally found the time,money and paint for the saw restoration. After 2 coats of primer and wet sanding to 800 grit I put some color on the saw. It is a very close match to what I believe was the original Walker Turner color. I used Sherwin Williams Industrial Enamel thinned to about 10% and sprayed. I do have a few minor blemishes that I will take care of, but the majority of the painting is done. I painted the base, trunnion assembly, motor bracket, the underside of the cast iron top...

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391challenge pen #2: cut, drilled and tubes glued in!

05-22-2009 01:49 AM by jeffthewoodwacker | 5 comments »

This morning I inspected the 391 challenge cherry burl blanks. After taking the duct tape off of the piece that had gnarly voids it appeared that the turquoise inlace material had filled all the gaps and was hard as a rock. I am going to turn a modified slimline pen and had to drill 7 mm holes for the brass tubes. My pen vise will not work on these blanks as they are odd shaped and I want to get a hole that is close to center. A home made jig worked perfect to drill both bla...

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Saving money by urban logging #3: 3300 boardfeet of reclaimed douglas fir!

06-09-2009 12:13 AM by Julian | 10 comments »

This isn’t technically urban logging, but it is dealing with reclaimed timbers. I just got off the phone with someone who is gutting a building in downtown Chicago. They are GIVING away the 100 year old joists for free! I offered to take the 60-2 1/2”x12”x22’ floor joists off their hands. There is another 120-1 1/2”x12”x24’ joists that are available if I want them also. The 60 2 1/2” joists are 3300 board feet alone. I forsee a bunch of home...

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Work Bench #1: The rails

07-02-2009 10:50 AM by Woodfix | 6 comments »

A work bench is variously described as the most important tool in the woodworker’s shop, or a wood worker’s right of passage. My motivation is I need a bench to work off and I dont have one. In deciding what type of bench to make, I looked far and wide on the net. A lot of information is available and certainly there are a lot of good ideas out there. The other consideration is do I make the bench a work of fine furniture in itself, or be more pragmatic about it. Another s...

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The Sawdust Chronicles Fall 2009 Build Challenge #1: Calling all Contestants!

07-20-2009 07:53 PM by SplinteredBoard | 1 comment »

Hey Everybody!The last Build Challenge went so well, we’re having another! This time it will be a 60-Day Challenge, and it will involve helping your community in one way or another. The Sawdust Chronicles Podcast and website were founded on the idea of helping people (specifically beginning woodworkers – since then it’s grown). So it’s fitting that the project should be aimed at helping a charity, a non-profit, or the wildlife in the community. Yes, this means ...

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Out of the shop, and in to the yard...

08-26-2009 04:54 PM by dbhost | 6 comments »

After several aborted attempts to manually dig out the stumps that came from the trees that Hurricane Ike blew over from the Bayou behind the house and through my fence, I finally found something that people I actually know have used with repeatable success… The product is called Bonide 272 Stump Out, and the instructions for application are actually quite straight forward. Step #1. Drill a 1” diameter hole 12” straight down into the stump. (1 hole for each 6” st...

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a1jim the planner is our friend

09-14-2009 09:38 AM by grizzman | 9 comments »

well I’m going to tell ya ll about a special friend…been with me from the beginning and i assume to the end…my friend can be loud and can leave a blue cloud and words that seem to be part a of a dream,my friend is intimate most of the time its always stripping and in public thats a crime so i think we should just take off the vail…and see my friend the one who can whail…...ahhhh yes my planner..the head dude in the shop..hes taken ugly wood and made it so when y...

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View Don Butler's profile

My latest project

09-29-2009 09:16 PM by Don Butler | 9 comments »

When I acquired a largish pile of black walnut I was interested in a project that would give me a finished product in a relatively short time. So there, under a pile of things I was too lazy to put away, is my Legacy mill. The lights went on. I glued up a turning stock and went to work. The first thing is to affix the connector. Then it goes into the Legacy headstock. Notice the pen marks. If I need to take the work out for anything it can go back in exactly where it wa...

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My New Score at an Auction!

11-01-2009 12:55 AM by OregonBurls | 5 comments »

I just got a lot of neet tools at an auction today. Just wanted to share with you.In dont need the wood rasps so if any one wants to make an offer I would sure entertain one. There are 8 files I won’t be keeping. Also I threw the Makita sharpener on ebay. I already have one.I got the scoll saw for $60 with the stand! I am excited! Does any one know what it is worth?!!http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy21/OregonBurls/PlanerBladeSharpener003.jpg!

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Kite Camera Reel #4: Almost Done!

11-18-2009 04:21 AM by CaptainSkully | 1 comment »

I was able to squeeze another day in the shop. We started out by finishing up the parallel linkage with the barrel bolts we got from the hardware store. Then we fabricated the Brooxe hanger and the camera enclosure mount. Finally, it was time for the handles. ^ Handles installed on the reel assembly ^ Camera enclosure mounted on the bottom of the parallel linkage ^ Brooxe hanger showing how kite string winds around the “mushrooms” in the top member of the parallel l...

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