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001: maple lazy susan #3: finishing work begins

1878 days ago by Gary Fixler | 3 comments »

Getting close to the end here, and I finally locked down my simple finishing schedule. Here’s how it’s looking right now: It looks a little blotchy, and it is, but that will be healed up soon, I believe. Here’s what you’re seeing so far, and what I did tonight: 1) light sanding to break the edges a bit, refine a few things, tack-cloth away the dust2) very light foam brush coat of Zinssler® Bulls Eye® SealCoat™, w/ 45 minute dry time3) light sanding with 150-g...

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Router table reclaimation #1: Concept, design, and taredown

1861 days ago by RandyMarine | 3 comments »

Well, this is my way of getting my ideas out and get some solid advise. About 3 weeks ago my daughter, who is 2, tore the false fronts of her $60 Walmart dresser. This is just what I needed. I started thinking about building her a good dresser. However, to this point I have only built one project (my drafting table that I will post soon). As I started looking at designs for dressers, I discovered all called for dove tail joints. This revelation scared the crap out of me. So, I call...

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Treadle Lathe workbench #2: so the flywheel continues....

1845 days ago by jth2bmtsu | 1 comment »

First of all, thanks so much to all that posted comments about the project. The illustration posted definitely has some components that will be similar to this project. I will be using the galvanized steel for the crank.I also want to add that for some reason the website is only showing the left part of all my pictures. Not sure why but if anyone knows how to fix it let me know. Since last post, I have been able to work two consecutive days for a few hours. Vacation time really is awesome....

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Work in progress

1827 days ago by onehitwonder | 11 comments »

I began working on this in high school, but had to rush to finish in spring of senior year. I started with a Nakashima design for ideas then ran with my own vision (with a little guidance from my teacher). The entire piece was crafted by hand (with a little cheating here and there). As soon as I can gain access to a wood shop, I will do some touch-up work and finish polishing it. I have come a long way, but it is far from complete. Here is what I have so far… created in just over 2 semester...

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random #14: I bought a truck tonight!

1809 days ago by Gary Fixler | 11 comments »

No pics yet or anything, but after looking at an ‘06 Ranger at the Ford dealer with 42k on it, I kind of fell for an ‘05 Tacoma with about 85k on it at the Toyota dealer. A little older, a bit more used, but it just had a lot more I wanted. It’s a certified pre-owned with 3yr/3k bumper-to-bumper, and 7yr/100k drivetrain warranties, power everything, AM/FM/CD, access cab – 2-door, but has a small back, and little half-doors that make loading things/passengers back there...

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Drill Bushings

1789 days ago by Maynard | 1 comment »

Anybody press drill bushings into plywood or wood to make drilling jigs and fixtures?

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Free Wood #5: Quiet weekend

1767 days ago by Tony | 4 comments »

Nothing much to report this week. I went on my usual Saturday morning hike, and did come home with 3 sticks: Black Cherry, Red Maple, and Northern Red Oak. I really don’t need any more “common” species; I’m running out of room for drying my sticks. I’m still hoping to stumble across some Sassafrass or Persimmon that has fallen. For some reason, the park management decided to “strip log” along the road that cuts through the middle of the park. They ...

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Electrolysis for Rust Removal and Plane Rehab Series #4: Cleaning Brass

1764 days ago by Sandking | 1 comment »

Thanks to some recommendations, I used Bar Keepers Friend to clean up the brass on these planes. Worked really well. A little rubbing with a scotchbrite pad and a stiff brush.

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Selling Arts & Woodworks -discipline-motivation-dream management.

1748 days ago by patrick m | 11 comments »


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The search for new equipment! #1: Jewel found at an auction!

1730 days ago by Dustin Ward (aka Tearen) | 14 comments »

I just had to gloat a little tonight. I decided to leave work early and go to a local auction today. The ad stated there would be some woodworking equipment there. Never one to turn down the chance to get something else for the garage/shop I decided to drive the 30 minutes. I did call ahead, and all they could tell me is that all the woodworking equipment was for a small shop (perfect for me.) So even without a listing I took the chance. I was a little worried when I got there. ...

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