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2x12 Bench #2: A Slight Modification

02-16-2008 03:32 AM by Tomcat1066 | 5 comments »

I normally don’t post blogs this close together, but there’s a post that does not need to be on the front page. I hope you will all forgive me. Today found me at my local Lowe’s, looking for an 8’ 2×12 and other necessities for the Challenge. However, I found the biggest challenge to be finding an 8’ 2×12. Apparently, the local Lowe’s only had 12’ and 16’. I opted for the 12’ since cash was a little tight, and had it cut i...

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Printer Table #1 (Basic Construction)

03-09-2008 02:50 AM by teenagewoodworker | 8 comments »

Hey Everybody In this episode of the Teenage Woodworker I go over some basic cabinet construction in the first part of a three part series where i make a printer table. There are a lot of technical things that i go over but try to stay with me for the whole episode. As always since i am only using a digital camera to film the sound is a little bad. so try to bear with me it helps to turn up the sound and sit a little bit away from the computer. this improves the sound a little bit. ...

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Piano Key Box...huh? #1: Disassembly of piano and idea

03-31-2008 01:14 AM by BarryW | 11 comments »

When I picked up the old upright piano from a lady up in Deadwood some months back I promised her I’d make something out of the old thing for her. Sheesh….months of disassembling an old piano whose soundboard is cracked…the tuning pegs can’t hold a tune….most folks would toss the old piano out at the dump. Not BarryW….I have to disassemble this piano piece by piece. Some time ago I blogged about using the bottom half of the piano for a workbench support....

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i chuckled

04-16-2008 02:47 PM by mrtrim | 16 comments »

The day after his wife disappeared in a kayaking accident, a Canadian man answered his door to find two grim-faced Mounties. ‘We’re sorry sir, But we have some information about your wife,’ said one Mountie.‘Tell me! Did you find her?’ the anguished husband sobbed.The Mounties looked at each other. One said, ‘We have some bad news, some good news, and some really great news. Which do you want to hear first?’Fearing the worst, the ashen husband said, &...

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Teasure Hunting

05-04-2008 03:04 PM by joey | 12 comments »

Last night I went to the auction in the town where I live and could not believe what they had on the auction block, it was a vintage beech workbench top with a wooden vice. It didn’t seem like no one wanted it so I made a starting bid of two dollars, and my bid turned out to be the only bid. So, I got this workbench top for two dollars. The top is in rough shape but I think I can bring it back with a little work and a new base. Last week at this same auction, I was able to buy an olde...

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Shop Built Hand Tools #2: Router Plane

05-29-2008 04:06 PM by USCJeff | 0 comments »

I’ll keep this brief as I gave a full account in the project section. I wanted to have it within this series as well, however as it is applicable. I’d suggest this to anyone that will not be using this tool on a daily basis. It does a good job leveling out dadoes and grooves. It does a fair job with hinge mortising as well, but I still prefer a laminate router and light chiseling for this application. Check out the project link for construction details and shots.

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Potato Bin #1: potato bin

06-26-2008 09:30 PM by Timber_Cruiser | 3 comments »

Well, I have been asked to get back in to my workshop and dust off my power tools (no pun intended) by my wife and make her a potato/onion bin. This is the first project since the birth of our first child back in early february. It has been a long time since I have been in my shop and it is nice to get back on a project even though it has been more difficult to find the time after work to complete it. Also, I have been strongly considering buying a dust collector (kids don’t do well ...

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Dado Blade Help

07-19-2008 12:53 AM by Brad | 8 comments »

So I need to get myself a dado blade. There was an article i had read i believe on Rockler.com a few months back that went through how to pick the correct dado blade for your saw. I have the old Craftman contractors saw with the flex drive. It’s on 110v. But in a few months I am going to pick up the new Sawstop contractors saw. I don’t want to “wobble” blade those things look and sound like nothing but a pain in the butt with poor results.

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Google Sketchup - Come Along for the Ride #18: Drawer sides -- struggling along

08-10-2008 02:37 AM by Betsy | 8 comments »

It’s been a few days since I’ve worked on this—- and won’t be doing much today, but I’m working on the drawer for the hall table. This is how I’ve redrawn it. The sides are 1/2” x. 10.25” x 3.5” Drew the first side to above dimensions and then made it into a component. Then moved the side to 13 7/8” (outside to outside) and then flipped along red axis. (Because this is a basic rectangle – flipping it won̵...

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Cutting pegs for a peg game

10-04-2008 04:34 AM by Rustic | 0 comments »

Over the last few days I have been making some peg games for a craft show that I have coming up. As I had come up with a way for me to cut then on the TS (just a board with a hole in it that I could hold against the fence). I had an awesome idea to make a jug that rides on the fence instead of against it. All this talk of jigs over this last week I thought I had better get busy and make some of my own. So that is what I have been upto the last few days. I have also been surfing the LJ site mo...

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