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New WoodWorking Bench #2: Material chosen

1370 days ago by ray6576 | 0 comments »

I have decided on using LVL lumber for the bench top and 2×12’s for the support structure. I had to take a couple of weeks off while I decided on a new planner since my Delta gave up on me. I have purchased a Dewalt 13 inch with 3 blades (model 735 I think), it does a great job. I have now glued up the blanks for the legs and supports and brought them down to finished dimensions. I will start layout work today. I will take some pictures of my progress and post tonight.

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Bill's Projects

1342 days ago by 49bill | 4 comments »

Retirement gift for friendGranddaughters rocking cradle.Gift Box for friend

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The Art of Wood #4: Why Wood?

1328 days ago by Rogue | 0 comments »

I like wood because you can put stuff in it. I don’t mean you can make a box and fill it with things. That’s not the kind of stuff I’m talking about. I mean the sort of stuff that makes us willing to change the worst baby diaper or ride your bike 50 miles a day out in the cold to train for a race. The stuff that makes you satisfied and at peace when you come home after a hard day’s work. Even though your body aches, your heart is well and warm. It’s more th...

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A workshop out of the floodplane #3: A new fence for the old saw

1319 days ago by withheld | 0 comments »

Based on Jamie's blog entries on upgrading a Craftsman table saw with a new delta T2 fence, I decided to do the same.The fence arrived last night I might need some better drill bits for the job and a good center punch, if I understand his blog entries, but it sounds like the thing to do is proceed very slowly and carefully. Which in my case means measure 10 times, cut once. As an aside the thing the fence is resting on is a small pegboard tool holder I started working on. Given my skill...

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Mesquite cracks

1307 days ago by darrenjttu | 10 comments »

The huge mesquite tree in my grandmothers front yard died last summer and they cut it down. One week later I got it and cut it up into boards. It has been dried properly and these were there before I got to the tree. I want to use this for my sons toybox but I would like to fill in or hide these. I have used CA before and would perfer not to use it on this. I have a ton of this wood and this is just a sample of some of the boards.

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #261: More Preparation

1288 days ago by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 4 comments »

Yesterday went by far too quickly. I don’t know how or why time seems to go by so fast, but it does. I see more and more grass through the banks of piled snow and you can just feel the air changing again. Winter is nearly over (now that wasn’t so bad, was it?) and we are definitely moving in the direction of Spring. Soon we will be getting to my least favorite part of the year – that muddy, dirty transition between winter snow and spring. This year though, I don’...

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Workshop Philosophies #2: Midlife ...

1278 days ago by David Craig | 10 comments »

Neither crisis nor revelation, more like meditations…. “Before one considers whether the glass is half empty or half full, you should ask yourself ‘Do I want to even drink the beverage?’” – Me I have been giving much thought,lately, to the definitions of success as I enter (what I hope to be) my middle years. My company has been recently sold to an offshore company and I am starting to see the usual panic that naturally occurs when this happens. I wil...

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Projects in process. . . #1: plane wall rack

1215 days ago by need2boat | 3 comments »

In my small shop space is hard to come buy so I decided to build something to hold my bench plans. This design was in Finewoodworking number 209. My wall wouldn’t allow me the space to put the bottom shelf but it was easy enough to subtract it from the plans. The only real issues I’ve had is dealing with the crappy low grade cabinet plywood I bought a few months back. I bought it before really understanding the differences in plywoods and although its better then big box store...

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Building my first workbench. #2: Lumber Count

1192 days ago by AnnaEA | 1 comment »

2 2×4x48” – found these at the Habitat today. Both are exactly 48 inches long, and in fairly good shape. One has glue leavings on two sides of it, so will only be suitable for part of the base, not the bench top. Today was also a 50% off day, so I got them for half price. Total cost: 1.06 USD This is about my price point for seconds lumber – I can buy a new 2×4x8” at the BigBix for about 2 dollars, so I need to stay under a dollar per 4’ t...

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haven't been here lately

1179 days ago by BigTiny | 28 comments »

If anyone is wondering why yours truly hasn’t been as vocal as usual of late, it’s because my missus is in hospital again. She was at the Wellness Institute, a hospital run exercise operation, last monday when she felt light headed. They checked her out and decided to take her down the hall to the emergency room where they decided to admit her for observation and tests. This brought on more tests. Tomorrow they are doing even more tests. So far the best guess is another mild ...

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