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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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Designing a Christmas Wreath #2: Purple Heart, Epoxy, and Glitter Ornaments

11-16-2014 07:20 AM by KomputerMan | 1 comment »

Earlier this summer I started to experiment with using a glitter filled epoxy as a substitute inlay material when making Christmas OrnamentEZ for EZ-Wreath. This entry talks about the process I went through to make these ornaments. Because I’m a fan of Purple Heart (PH), I just love the deep rich violet color the wood turns after a little exposure to light, I chose it for my base material. Well that and I had more PH sitting around than any other wood… Still not a bad choice....

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Working title - LLB #4: Old red eyes is back.

12-08-2014 07:43 PM by BritBoxmaker | 3 comments »

Short blog today. Not much shop time. Cut the 60 degree angles on the sides of the box inner. and fitted them into the outer shell. Still nothing glued at this stage as a lot of work to be done on the inner (Padauk) liner before I can even attempt this. First I need to mark the inside to register the position on the inner where the legs will pass through the outer Remove the masking tape from one leg side and remove the Sycamore spacer. Its then a simple matt...

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If You Ever Feel Old...

01-19-2007 12:22 AM by Don | 4 comments »

think about my favorite wood, Huon Pine. Many of these trees, now standing in preserves in Tasmania, are dated between 2000 and 3000 years old. But how about 10,000 years old? Here’s a very interesting article on the Methuselah of all trees.

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'This Old Crack House' #8: She’s not an axe murderer

03-02-2007 11:34 PM by Dusty | 9 comments »

A major cleanup was one of the things that really needed to be done when we bought our first house. I’m not just talking about mowing the grass and picking up some litter, I’m talking about it’s dumpster time. I called and ordered a ten-yard dumpster. I thought it was a bit high-priced. They charge $200.00 for one. That’s the cost; if you want one, you pay the asking price. Besides, I was sure that it would be sufficient for all the junk that I inherited with the house. I forget now...

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WHAT'S UP? "While I'm out in my Shop". #4: Making a Rustic Clock

04-03-2007 01:38 AM by Dick, & Barb Cain | 10 comments »

On #3 of this series I flattened out a slice from a Birch stump. I went on & completed the job today. I also added it to My Projects.The size is about 25” x 20’ x 2 1/2” , & it weighs about 20 pounds. I made the motor cavity larger to lighten it up a little. _The other day I routed out the backside for the clock motor. I checked out the motor installation. Carved some numbers on the face. I carved a Maple leaf for the pendulum weight. I hung the clock...

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'This Old Crack House' #39: Gentleman start your skill saws...Let the remodeling begin....

05-07-2007 11:44 PM by Dusty | 16 comments »

I went to work right away on the basement. The most logical place to start was the basement as I had already gutted it out replacing the plumbing and substantial sections of the cement floor. All the windows were replaced with glass block and I cut a hole in the wall and installed a outside egress window. This would make an allowance for a future legal bedroom and gave me the flexibility of either renting it out as a duplex or an apartment. I had to find a way to incorporate a laundry ...

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07-13-2007 03:21 AM by Jim Earl | 4 comments »

Hello all; Well we decided to move back in with my Daughter and her family for many reasons. But I need someone around to help me with alot of everyday chores and responsibilities. We will be moving the first part of August and our computor will be down for about two weeks I think. I will let you all know as soon as I get back on and settled down. Thanks for all your support and eagerness to help when I needed it. I’ll be on for about a week more so I’ll let you all know when we w...

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Where will these Feet Take Him?

08-15-2007 04:42 AM by Don | 26 comments »

I am thrilled to let you all in on some good news from my family. Isaac Thomas, 7.5 lbs, was born last night to my daughter, her third son, brother to Ethan Matthew, and Samuel Jacob. This keeps intact five generations of male babies only to my son-in-law’s family.

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