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Living in Two Worlds #1: Adieu Az. / Winter 2013-14 Review

04-07-2014 11:18 PM by shipwright | 26 comments »

We’ll be leaving Az. on Friday to head back home to Vancouver Island for the summer. It really is like living two lives in two separate worlds. There are however some similarities and that’s a good thing. One is that I have well equipped (although quite differently) shops in both places now and can continue on with my puttering almost without interruption. I was looking back at the past five months today and was pleased to see that I had actually accomplished a few things this...

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James Krenov Inspired Case #8: Post and Bail Pulls, Finishing Touches

04-27-2014 11:15 PM by Guy Dunlap | 2 comments »

In the final video of this build, I make the post and bail pulls for the doors. I do something a little different for the door catches, and finally attach the cabinet to the base. This was a fun project to make!

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Holly's Jasper #18: Holly's Jasper #18

05-20-2014 10:57 AM by Michael Anthony Zelonis | 1 comment »

Patch is now done and fits well. The next challenge will be the glue up and clamping as the back of the patch is the only flat surface I have to work with!

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Drying Maple

06-12-2014 06:00 PM by Echofive | 5 comments »

New England has had a lot of rain this year. I have some maple I want to use for a project and it keeps cupping. As it dries, it flattens back out, but it’s obvious when there’s more moisture in the air. I was thinking about putting it in one of those big vacuum bags with some rice to help dry it out. Thoughts?

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Woodworking on a Half-Shoestring #6: Refinishing a Skilsaw 3410-02 Table Saw Top

10-04-2014 06:23 PM by technoslick | 4 comments »

I have already blogged about the poor quality rip fence that came with this model table saw. The minor modifications I noted earlier have made the fence mostly accurate. Eventually, I will either add material to it to build it up in size and maybe make it dead-accurate or I’ll build my own. Yesterday, I posted a question in the forum about using a Gripper push block system on a textured surface. That generated a variety of comments. What I got out of it is that the rough, textured to...

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All Change

01-27-2007 10:30 PM by Philip Edwards | 5 comments »

Big changes at Philsville. Yes, I’ve been changing the workshop around. Again….....First up – the garage door. I have a large double garage door at the front of my workshop (Well, it is a double garage) and, whilst giving easy access, also allows all the heat to disappear in the Winter as well as letting the wind whistle though…...not perfect.So, Plan A was turned down by the Authorities (well, the Missus) On to Plan B. I knocked up some timber studwork around the insi...

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The chips were flying!

03-07-2007 05:50 AM by scottb | 13 comments »

Ran down into the basement for a little lathe time… wanted to practice a bit before I got to those screwdrivers. Incidentally, I hadn’t touched the lathe since I made the first one before Christmas. Imagine my surprise to find my chisels good and sharp! Having nothing in mind, I grabbed a piece of Maple root, approx 2” dia x 7” – probably the only piece that hasn’t split on me – and started seeing what would come of it. This was a dream t...

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The Saga Continues #4: Router Table

04-07-2007 02:27 AM by fred | 4 comments »

My first router table was one of those real small tables you can get at your local HD. I think it cost about $45. It worked OK but for longer pieces it just wasn’t the one I wanted to keep past a year or so. My son bought it for me as a Christmas gift. Nice son – you betcha. A couple of years go by and I received a Rockler router table as a gift. The next day I went out and bought the steel legs and locking casters to go with it. Now I had a good router table. About a year later I b...

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Handplane Reference #6: I found a cool book today

05-12-2007 03:38 AM by WayneC | 6 comments »

I made a pass through some local antique stores today on my way home from work and found an interesting book. Interesting that is if you have galloot like tendencies. Unfortunately the trip did not turn up any interesting tools. The book is the 1902 edition of Benchwork in Wood by W. F. M. Gross. The book was orignally printed in 1887. It has coverage of hand tools, techniques, wood, and jointry. It is going to be a very interesting read. The book is divided into 3 main parts Ben...

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Off on a tangent...again

06-11-2007 12:09 AM by dennis mitchell | 9 comments »

It has been awhile. Nothing very artistic coming out of my shop the past few months. Just grinding away at different cabinet jobs. I did get 300 bd. feet of knotty maple I’m dying to cut up, but I’ll just have to wait. Training an employee has been a rush. I’ve really been looking closely at the traditional rolls we take on when we become bosses. I really believe we create our own cultures where we work. They might say quality and really believe it but in lots of places t...

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