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no end vice

1845 days ago by louie | 4 comments »

Just wanted to let you in on a jig, I just made for my self. I have a self made bench, but no end vice for clamping, on it for gluing or painting work. Any way I use round dogs and then clamp the work at the end. I was feeling sorry for my self for not having a vice, so I figured I would do the next best thing. Using my drilled press, I took one of the dogs on its flat side, using a 5/8 bit then tapped it. I got a 5/8 bolt about 6” long screwed it in and put a jig kit knob on the...

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SYP Roubo #1: Top is Milled and Laminated

1827 days ago by ustompsteve | 1 comment »

The top is finished except for trimming the ends and flattening. I used 2”x10”x8’ SYP joists and cut them in half. Jointed, planed and then cut them to 4.25” width on the table saw. I glued them up using Titebond III and a foam brush. I did them in groups of four (2 joists) at a time. I then jointed and planed those 5 groups of 4 and glued them all to each other in one big glue-up. I made clamping cauls using cut-offs covered w/ packing tape so they wouldn...

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In the Classroom: You, Too, Can Be Self-Employed, version 2009

1809 days ago by Jay Neale III | 4 comments »

Every year my beautiful wife, Debra, takes me to school to present a talk to her reading classes at Alvarado Junior High. This talk began, in 2004, with me telling the kids all about being a graphic artist and how important reading is in that job. Since I began doing this I have stopped being a graphic artist and started being a woodworker. So, last year, I changed the talk, splitting the time between one job and the other. Since last year my business started taking off, so this year I...

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Bee Swarm

1748 days ago by DocK16 | 15 comments »

Some of you know I am also a bee keeper in addition to woodworker and keep numerous hives around my shop. This past spring I had numerous swams where large amounts of bees leave the hive to start a new colony. I was able to record this phenomenon last month which is difficult as it lasts for only a few minutes till they disappear out of site unless they lite close by as in this case. I know this isn’t woodworking, I offer this video to those who have never witnessed this phenomenon ...

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Wall Hung Console #3: Some of the glue ups

1676 days ago by captkerk | 4 comments »

Well, the top is all glued up and belt sanded to flatten the ridges. The boards glued together quite nicely and it’s not very noticeable that I had to rip them into four boards instead of two. Since the lumber I had was all from the same tree, I was able to sequence match two boards to make the top and bookmatched them. There were a few open knots that needed filling so I mixed a little dust with some epoxy and that’s what those globs are on the top. The repairs should l...

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Gettin' fixina tune up my Unisaw #16: Changing the arbor bearing... finally!

1660 days ago by Bothus | 17 comments »

Today I finally got a chance to work on my Unisaw again. I wasn’t really sure what I was doing (like I needed to tell you that) but I got it done. Relax. I know there are a lot of videos here but most are less than one minute. I just watched the whole thing in about in a little over 20 minutes. Please feel free to comment. I need to know what I’m doing right and what I could do better. We will learn together. Removing the blade shroud. Blade shroud removed. Removing th...

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Kreg Pocket Hole System - Wood Plugs

1643 days ago by mnorusis | 11 comments »

I recently purchased a Kreg Jig system for use in my first major project (an entry table/cabinet for the house). One major issue I have had is, after joining boards together for the table, the wooden Kerg plugs I purchased stick out of the pocket hole quite a bit. Filing and sanding these down took FOREVER (and at significant expense to my hands and arms). So I looked through the LJ forums to see if anyone had a better way to resolve this…there just had to be a better way. I stumb...

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An ear full of gasoline really hurts.

1609 days ago by EzJack | 7 comments »

Don’t ask how it got there.

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Finally Learning SketchUp

1596 days ago by Todd A. Clippinger | 15 comments »

Computer Challenged I had just bought my MacBook in 2006 and was still learning how to use it when I bought the pro version of SketchUp. I had grand delusions of doing all of my design work on the computer. I refer to this as a delusion because with running my own remodel business, learning how to use my first computer, and learning SketchUp I did not have enough time. There was just too much to learn at one once, I had no reference point for understanding the principles of computers or ho...

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New Christmas Song

1580 days ago by JAGWAH | 4 comments »

Here’s new words for an old tune that family tolerates me singing to them when we host. sung to God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman~ Oh…lay down all your burden..all ye who inter hereTonight we have a gathering to sing of Christmas cheerSo empty all your heavy hearts and fill them up with gleeAnd know you are loved and family….familyAnd know you are loved and familyThe time has come for hearts to share this lovely Christmas EveA joyous smile, a big warm hug and lots of sweet candyTo pig o...

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