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Fast zero clearance

03-19-2014 06:57 PM by mcoyfrog | 11 comments »

So I’m a bit of a lazy dude. Don’t get me wrong I love a good project or jig or art piece but sometimes I need something and I need it now, and I just don’t want to spend time making it nice. Soooooooooooo this is what I do when I need a zero clearance insert and no time to make one, I’m sure you have all done something similar, maybe you can post a pic or description of your quick fix too. Basically I get the fence lined up with the distance I need a...

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Flexing rod construction

04-04-2014 07:57 PM by Zeiler | 3 comments »

instead of putting tension on the arm itself, the Davinci catapult uses the flexibility of two wooden pilars called flex rods. I will used the mortise machine to create the cradle for them then I will attach them directly to the catapult.

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Final Project Progress #10: Gunrack update 4/24/14

04-24-2014 02:41 PM by Steve Magdinec | 1 comment »

This was quite a depressing week in woodshop. After all of my hard work, I was finally ready to assemble my pieces a few days ago, only to find out that I measured some pieces incorrectly. I screwed my shelf pieces in and one was shorter than the other. Along with this, my bottom piece was also too short by almost an inch. Getting over my frustrations, I jumped straight into making new pieces and am actually almost ready to stain and reassemble. By next week I will have my new pieces all toge...

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Making Wooden Flowers #7: Making a Leaf Stem

05-17-2014 04:01 PM by Ronbrush | 0 comments »

Wire SizeIn making flower stems, I use several gauges of galvanized wire, ranging from 14 GA to 30 GA as well as single strands from picture wire. Although some people use thin brass tubing (available from hobby shops), I have found that wires of varying gauges are sufficient to create a pleasing result for this project. I use two gauges of wire for each flower. The thicknesses will depend on the size of your flower – bigger flower, thicker wire. The heaviest gauge will form the flower stem a...

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Shopmade 20" Bandsaw #3: Base construction and frame finish work

06-08-2014 08:18 PM by William Shelley | 0 comments »

It’s been a little too long since the last post about this project. If my shop was more orderly I’m sure I would be more productive… ah well, time for organization can be found here and there. This weekend I decided to tackle the construction of the base of the bandsaw. My original design/vision called for a base that sat on some adjustable feet, with a pair of wheels at the back which sat about 1/4” above the floor, and that protruded from the rear in such a way th...

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The Ever Evolving Workshop #1: New Delta Unisaw with 52" Rip, Incra TS-LS and LEFT Side Router Table!

07-03-2014 03:49 AM by emrhappy | 5 comments »

I wanted to show you guys and gals my new setup. I recently purchased a Delta 36-L352 to replace MY broke down POS grizzly G0715P. I say that about the grizzly because like many others MY G0715P had a .020 deflection in the back of the blade when I raised it up or down! There was no setting that saw blade parallel with the miter slot. Grizzly wouldn’t stand behind it and said the trunions were probably broke and that I had the ‘wrong saw’ for building cabinets or anyth...

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For The Wild Two Wheelers

07-25-2014 09:43 PM by Texcaster | 7 comments »

Thursday, 7-24-14 at Wyaralong Dam. Our car was the only one in the lot. The temp. got up to 24C.

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A Quick Shaker Pine Bookcase

08-15-2014 03:21 PM by BenhamDesign | 0 comments »

This is a simple but elegant shaker bookcase I built out of pine to match the other furniture in my clients house. He wanted it deeper than a normal bookcase so it could house the electronics for his entertainment system. It was a pretty quick build and took about 2 days to make. You can see the specifics on my blog Shaker Pine Bookcase

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craftsman Planer

09-05-2014 07:28 PM by gofigure | 7 comments »

I have a Craftsman Planer Model #351 217480 13” planer surface. Over the years the overload switch has become weak and easy to trip. I got a new switch from Sears Parts but I can’t figure out how to remove and replace the old one. Any thought or suggestions will be appreciated. Thanks gofigure.

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Tool Picking #16: $12 Addition to My Woodworking Library

10-25-2014 04:15 PM by TrBlu | 0 comments »

Roaming through an estate sale last weekend. I came across a few books to add to my library. When I went to check out, the manager asked me: “How does $12 sound?” I thanked him, smiled and headed to the house to start reading.

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