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Plantation Shutters #16: Testing of stain, gel, oil, charred, ammonia, and shellac on basswood. For science!

06-28-2017 03:00 AM by Holbs | 3 comments »

So here goes my 24 hour test run of different ways to play with basswood. I could only play with what was on hand. Top board has no sealing done. This is raw basswood sanded to 240.Bottom board has 2 coats of Shellac sanded to 240 to start off with. 1.) Charred. Top board was charred, brass brushed, wiped with water, then shellac sealed. I was curious to see what happens when you charr shellac. Bottom board was shellac sealed, charred, brass brushed, wiped with water. Who chars s...

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Carving a Mouse

07-03-2017 06:49 PM by ShaunMeighan | 2 comments »

I’ve been in a bit of a slump recently. I’ve had a lot of failed projects, so I’ve decided to do one to get me back on my feet. Please enjoy! View on YouTube

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Misc. Shop Stuff #63: Soft (Brown) Maple in the House

07-08-2017 08:39 PM by Smitty_Cabinetshop | 9 comments »

Cut a tree down last year, a soft maple that was really a sh*t tree, and just got the trunk slabbed today into 5/4 boards. Here’s the tree. Here are the boards. All will finish at 10” + wide and over 8’ long, and there’s spalting too. Over 80 board feet. Ponderosa pine at the bottom of the stack, air drying since 2014 or so. A day with wood is a good day! Thanks for looking.

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Stanley Scraper Plane Handle For Size 12, 12-1/2 & 12-3/4

12-27-2014 10:15 PM by hhhopks | 0 comments »

I wanted to replace the missing handle on my Stanley scraper plane. The project should be a simple turning task if I only know what the key dimensions are. I gave up searching on the net after months of Google without success. Fortunately I was able to get my hands on several examples of the handle. I believe that the handles were hand turned, each one has some minor variance. Attached is a drawing of handle with dimensions for Lumberjocks’ future reference. Hopefully, it will sav...

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Floating Serpentine Shelf #4: Cutting the Torsion Box Skins

07-14-2017 06:08 PM by Ron Stewart | 0 comments »

My original design for the individual shelves would have been significantly easier to build than the ones I actually built. I had planned to build the outer torsion box frames from hardwood, mitered at the front corners, with a rabbet in which top and bottom skins would sit. My miter saw would have made quick work of the mitered corners. Those plans fell apart after I shopped for lumber and plywood. I found some 1/4” birch plywood that looked pretty good (apart from being rotary ...

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Round Kitchen Counter Project. #3: Progress and a Question

12-30-2014 07:20 PM by Jeff | 3 comments »

Greetings, was going to wait till I was a little further along before posting anymore pics but I have a question about sealing the bottom side of the real wood. Had to build this in place due to having to go around the posts but it is possible to separate the real wood from the osb and lift it up a couple of feet if necessary and coat the bottom with a poly. question is; is it really necessary being on top of the osb which has several layers of packing tape that prevented the real wood fro...

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5$ Garage Sale Treasure-A refurbished Miter Trimmer

07-18-2017 09:54 PM by Greg | 4 comments »

Pretty stoked to run across a nice old miter trimmer that a guy was selling at a garage sell this past weekend. I asked him how much and he first said, ”$10” then changed his mind and said, “Give me 5$.” I said, “SOLD!” I brought it home and piece of scrap cherry to try it out. I sliced off a 45° angle with an effortless slice and could not stop grinning at my luck. I have always wanted one but never could justify the price every time I create a so...

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Shop Improvement #1: Bandsaw Waste Chute

01-02-2015 04:40 PM by FatGuyinaLiitleShop | 1 comment »

I made a waste chute for my bandsaw out of some scrap material.

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Humble One Car Garage Shop Tour Video

01-05-2015 09:51 AM by Patrick | 6 comments »

I’ve only been doing this for about 6 years now, but I have gone from using just a hand saw and a drill on a wooden deck floor to actually having nice tools in my own shop. Thanks for watching the video and I hope you guys like it. Shop Tour Video

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Invicta/Delta DJ-15 Restoration #2: Update on Cleaning

07-30-2017 10:19 PM by deejay34 | 0 comments »

Well, it’s been quite a while since I’ve been able to get in the garage and continue this restoration. I finally got a chance to continue the cleaning process on the base and both the infeed and outfeed tables. After reviewing several posts from several different forums, it seemed like many folks recommended Simple Green for removing old grease and caked-on sawdust, of which there was plenty on this jointer. So, I went to HD and picked up a gallon of concentrate, filled up a sp...

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