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hard-drive magnets for an apron

06-12-2016 10:51 PM by metolius | 5 comments »

When a hard-drive dies in one of my computers, I take it out and and pull it apart to get the magnets out. Hard-drives have extremely strong and slim magnets. They end up in many useful places. One keeps my drill chuck in one spot… a half dozen hold notes and pictures. I also have a couple on my shop apron. The magnet is on the inside and a metal washer is on the outside holding it in place. It keeps my scribe knife nearby without putting a hole in the pocket. Sometimes the...

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Desk Cabinet Project #11: Long Day

04-05-2011 02:40 PM by William | 5 comments »


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06-16-2016 02:07 PM by stefang | 2 comments »


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Custom Coffee Table (wedding present) #4: Hand-cut dovetails

04-19-2011 05:02 AM by JasonD | 5 comments »

I got a lot done yesterday for the joinery on the long stretchers and am about 90% finished with it, but tonight I wanted to “take a break” so to speak. I got home from the gym late this evening and wanted to get a couple hours in, but after a long day of work and a long evening of training, I wanted to work on something different. I was worried that I might be apt to make a mistake on the joinery since I’m a bit worn out physically and mentally at the moment. One of the ...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #1742: The Move is ON!

06-20-2016 01:57 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 8 comments »

It is funny how something that has been a habit so long can fall out of being a habit so quickly. In the past couple of weeks, so many habits that I have acquired over time have been greatly altered. I expect it will be like that for the next few weeks, as we received the KEYS to our new place and are going to finally be able to start moving things there! How exciting this is for us!I am filled with a wide range of emotions right now. I go from being excited and happy to being completely over...

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Shop Update #9: Cleats are up!

05-02-2011 04:12 PM by TheKingInYellow | 2 comments »

I finished getting the cleats up this weekend and the task was made somewhat easier by the fact that I finally replaced my crappy old Blacka nd Decker VPX cordless driver with an 18v DeWalt. However, I also learned that the DeWalt will, very easily, snap the head off a #6 screw if you don’t have the clutch dialed in correctly. I’m sure I broke off two before I got it set up nicely. Things went a lot smoother after that! Sunday greeted us here in Winnipeg with 60 km/h winds a...

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My Introduction to Hand Planes #1: The Start of My Collection

06-27-2016 05:18 PM by GrumpyCub | 0 comments »

June has been a good month! For my birthday, my Father gave me the choice of one of two #5 planes he had purchased at an antique store recently. I didn’t know anything about planes and made my selection based on my wife choosing a number between 1 and 10. :-) I was excited to get my first plane and started researching immediately. What I got was a Stanley type 20 #5 in need of cleaning and tuning. Yes. The “dreaded” type 20. Despite finding that it had a less than...

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Workbench Build #2: Starting the glueup + the Sweetheart No. 62

05-14-2011 03:33 AM by JL7 | 6 comments »

Two points in this post: 1. Dealing with tricky glue-ups2. Obtaining a decent quality plane…...finally! I need to say – this is probably not the conventional approach to making a bench, by building the top first – but I don’t build off of plans – rather I build from the materials at hand – so the final product is not always known up front. What I’m trying to say is – I will later build a base that fits the top. Definitely not the textb...

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Toy costruction #72: Hummer It's a slow go on the details.

07-02-2016 09:16 PM by htl | 11 comments »

Slow going but getting in the details.Finished up the inside so sealed it with some danish oil finish. Had to sand off the back of the rear headrests so the back could lean in just right.Kinda like the look of the cut off headrest, need to file that away for future use. Here’s a better look of the grill. I had to force myself from putting on the bush guard, really going to make the front end me thinks but still have a lot a little stuff where I will be needing to lay it on ...

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05-25-2011 03:42 AM by Rev_John | 2 comments »

This spring is sure going fast. I am gathering tools and etc together, turning and sharpening them in preparation for this year’s class at Marc Adams School of Woodworking. This year I’m taking a course on craving for conservation and restoration of furniture. My fifth year at Marc’s.Carving just seems to have hit a good nerve. I have done some simple, like repairing a broken off foot on a table. The let was fluted. I have done a very rough fan in pine. And a repair on...

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