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shop upgrades #1: 6" bandsaw riser block kit

12-29-2008 01:51 AM by Julian | 2 comments »

After months of waiting, I finally pulled the trigger and bought the grizzly model h3051 extension block kit for my rigid bs1400 bandsaw. The instructions were easy to follow, and there were no surprises with the conversion. Let me first say that the reviews were correct in stating that the supplied blade is garbage. I ordered a few different 105” olson allpro blades and the 5/8” 3tpi blade slices through 10”oak like butter. I was concerned that the 3/4 hp motor would be und...

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A small conference table - the build #6: Start applying the finish to the top, and set up legs and aprons

02-04-2009 03:56 PM by Al Navas | 2 comments »

I continue work. For the upcoming several days I will continue applying the finish to the top; today I started applying the Zinsser Seal Coat (shellac) to the underside. And work started on setting up for cutting tenons on the aprons, and mortises on the legs. From my blog: Sometimes, decisions are tough. For example, to start the work day today, I debated whether to start applying the Zinsser Seal Coat to the table top as it lay on the workbench, or take into the finishing room. The...

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Steel City DC

02-24-2009 08:04 PM by SteveMO | 5 comments »

Ordered the Steel City 11/2hp 65200 dust collector today. Got a good deal at ToolKing. $100 rebate and free shipping. Final price $299. Now the wait for delivery. It’s like Christmas all over again. :)

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Making Sofa table by handtools #1: CAD

03-13-2009 07:41 AM by Jaeyoel Park | 3 comments »

1. Symbol of “BAT”On the side panels, there is the Korean-traditional symbol.People use this when they desire “bearing many young”.In Korean language, we call this type of decorations as “풍혈” , “air hole” in english. 2. Joinery 1) Tapered sliding dovetail ( top – apron) : I hope that it would be help to prevent top from distortion2) Tenon & mortise ( apron – side panels)3) Butterfly key 3. Material 1) wood : Ch...

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03-30-2009 03:30 AM by kolwdwrkr | 6 comments »

We go through life wondering why things happen. Everything happens for a reason. But what is the reason? Take this Ladybug for example.It’s such a remarkable little fella. Seemingly harmless. However he does have a task. A mission. This mission may not be his intention, but for us he is a savior. His mission? To eat the aphids that are causing damage like this:Now that may not be his true intention. In fact his intention is most likely to simply survive. The aphids just happen to be on...

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Craftsman Bungalow Restoration #22: Custom Refrigerator Panels 2

04-17-2009 05:24 PM by gizmodyne | 6 comments »

Fitting the doorsThe doors are held on with a piece of metal trim that protrudes from the sub door of the fridge. I decided to use a method where a 1/4” backer board is inserted into the trim and then my doors are screwed into place from the back. I soon realized it is much easier to fit my doors when the fridge doors have been removed and are laying flat. In the above picture I had already fit the freezer door. I did not take photos of this but you will see the entire process on ...

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Roubo #16: Roubo Completed!

05-05-2009 09:39 PM by Jon3 | 2 comments »

So that I don’t have to update woodnet, lumberjocks, and other sites, I started a standalone blog, which I’ll link back to. You can find the final workbench update here

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002: a rolling base for my planer #5: staining

05-25-2009 02:56 AM by Gary Fixler | 13 comments »

I know dark colors are a bad idea in a dusty shop, but I just couldn’t resist their siren song. Time to go crash my boat on the rocks! I looked at the colors of the planer, and with the help of our office manager at my company, decided I wanted a black cabinet with a red drawer. I labored over my choices for an hour in Home Depot, and even had them unpack stock boxes to get some Minwax ‘blank’ stain so we could mix up some reds. I chose “Spice” and “Chin...

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log cabin

06-10-2009 03:23 AM by iowastihlmill | 3 comments »

gathering logs for 14×18 cabin with loft, I have access to all the southern iowa lumber i need, hickory, oak, walnut, osage orange, red cedar, & red elm. Will try to use all types of lumber in the cabin, shell is going to be made with 3 sided cedar logs, i have been practacing hand peeling & judging size of logs I will need, will be hard to get full 18ft logs due to tapper, think i will take two 10 footers & splice them. Going to do all my own milling with a stihl ms 660 magnum &#...

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Happy 4th of July

07-04-2009 10:21 PM by Rustic | 4 comments »

Hey Guys and Gals Just wanted to wish everyone a happy and safe independence day. We are in beatiful Houghtn Lake, Michigan a the Bear Claw cafe in Arnie’s Craft Store. We are having a coffee and sweet roll break then on to FISHING. I took the wife to houghton lake airport and got her in a plane for the first time. She had a wonderful time. The damn plane was older than I was. It was a 1966 cessna. I will be back in the shop on Sunday and will be refreshed.

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