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Shop cart for clamps and tools #1: The original design

04-06-2012 05:29 AM by derosa | 5 comments »

In an effort to try and clean and organize my shop I decided I needed a way to store my clamps and make them easily move around the shop. Although I’m certain there are many designs for this out there I decided I need to design something myself. Step 1Get a coupon from harbor freight for a mover’s dolly that will supposedly hold 1000lbs and is on sale for 7.00. Step 2Build a case from what is lying around. The dolly was 18×12” and for whatever reason I decided th...

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Hand Planes #4: NY Tool Co Restoration- Just BLO it!

04-20-2012 05:06 PM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 6 comments »

Any comment is appreciated!!!!

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Misc. Shop Stuff #3: Shop Fan Club!

05-21-2012 03:35 AM by Smitty_Cabinetshop | 28 comments »

Of all things vintage, needed an electric fan for the shop now that summer is here. Shopping for tools in the antique malls upstate from my small shop, I discovered electric fans are an expensive pursuit. Especially if it has brass fan blades. When I spotted this Westinghouse model for $5.50, knew there’d be a catch… As is. Rats. Took a chance though, and glad I did. Straightened the bent the cage and added some machine oil before spinning it by hand for about ten minutes. ...

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Before and After

06-22-2012 02:07 PM by jumbojack | 9 comments »

I just wanted to show the before and after pics of the planes I received from the old family home They all got scary sharp edges on them. Evaporust is amazing!

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Stylish Woodworking

07-08-2012 12:53 AM by rance | 11 comments »

After having seen Roger's new billion dollar idea, I had to post my custom, stylish, turner-ware. While doing a bunch of turning a few months ago, I got mighty tired of getting chips down the front of my shirt and in my shirt pocket. I finally implemented what I had thought about for a long long time. A smock, of sorts. I started with a plain T-shirt. I proceeded to cut the back out of it so as to not overheat during the summer months. You can’t see it, but the back is really gone. L...

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JET JWTS 10 Table Saw #1: Buying My First Table Saw

08-05-2012 08:56 PM by Jerome | 3 comments »

Preface Being a homeowner calls for a need to have a certain set of tools to upgrade spaces in need of a little charm. For an entire year I thought about building built-in bookshelves/cabinet into the large spaces on each side of my fireplace. I also decided that I would build closet storage in my master bedroom, and a bar for the basement. However, I have often had employees at home improvement stores cut the large pieces of plywood for me so that I can transport it. There are other insta...

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DoDecaHedron Light Fixtures #1: Nothing Went Right

08-20-2012 03:10 AM by MarkTheFiddler | 13 comments »

I cut This way, That way, Upside down and Sideways. I thought I had it all down but nothing was making sense. I truly made an impressive pile of kindling. Then, I thought I had it. I tried to assemble and discovered another error in my logic. Here is a sample: That’s not bad for practice but I soon discovered the error of my ways. The angle where the two boards are joined was cut at 13.28 degrees or my absolute best estimate. My machines are just not that precise. Why 13...

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Today's Problems

09-23-2012 02:04 AM by smokey1945 | 8 comments »

Political Correctness: A doctrine fostered by a delusional, illogical liberal minority, and rapidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end.

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Pallet Craft #27: Frustration leads to Rushing which leads to more Frustration!

10-27-2012 12:28 PM by Ethan Harris | 1 comment »

Hello Readers, That’s it! I have had enough for one day!... Well that is what I should have said, but if you know me I can’t seem to help myself when it comes to frustration and working on things. I know I should stop, after all, all this frustration is just leading me to rush through critical parts of the project! So I change my attitude towards the project, perhaps my project is frustrated with me because it has seen enough work for one day? Perhaps I am overworking th...

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A Small Woodworking Shop Expansion #3: Update November 28

11-28-2012 11:47 PM by RonInOhio | 0 comments »

Well I worked about 12 hours Saturday and got some of the hangers and floor joists in. I took a break Sunday (football day) and Monday, I was sore :), needed to step back. So today I finished nailing the joists to the hangers and started planning out how I was going to install the ridgid foam in the the joist bays. Originally I was just going to fill the cavity with rigid foam all the way up. I decided this was probably not necessary and a little costly. So I bought some 1 by lumber and bu...

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