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Getting my vises cleaned up. #1: The small vise.

1429 days ago by AnnaEA | 5 comments »

This is my small vise. It’s about 50 years old, and was hand made by the original owner from scrap metal. His son later sold it to my father in law, who replaced the center screw and re-welded the whole thing. All this work, my FIL tells me, both his repairs and the original fabrication, was done over lunch hours at the steel mill. I’ve given it a good spray with WD-40, and gone at it with #3 steel wool. I got some of the paint off, and some of the rust, but ...

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Dedicated 45 degree mitre sled #4: Hold downs and measuring tape

1415 days ago by mnorusis | 0 comments »

Just some minor details attended to for this update. First, I cut out some hold downs to use in the t-slots I cut in front of the fence (shown without the t-bolts) Then I applied the measuring tape I bought from woodcraft to the top front edge of the fence. This actually worked out very well as I can line up the part of the stop block that runs along the top side of the fence with the measuring tape. Woodcraft sells both L-to-R and R-to-L measuring tape in 6’ and 12’ l...

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Unbelievable bandsaw cutting...

1390 days ago by dakremer | 8 comments »!v=YXW55S4X9zo&feature=related watch this link guys – it is unbelievable what this guy can do on a band saw. I am no spammer – i am a regular here. The link is safe – it is to Youtube if anyone can show me how to do this….you’d be my hero… Maybe Steve can make a video??

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #122: Building a Bridge 2

1377 days ago by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 7 comments »

”We build too many walls and not enough bridges” – Isaac Newton I had a lot of fun yesterday. I finished my little bridge and even though I had made one previously that went to the magazine, I had learned some things on this site that made the glue up much easier and it went together like clockwork. It was only a couple of months ago when I struggled to make the first one, and it made me feel good to think that I learned so much in such a short time. It went together so...

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Bedroom Wall Unit #8: Spraying is becoming better

1352 days ago by depictureboy | 2 comments »

I want to thank everyone who commented on my spraying conundrums the last couple weeks… I am now adding 2 dixie cups of denatured alcohol to 1 quart (sprayer cup) of dewaxed shellac…it is going much better. I also realized that the sprayer shipped with the largest needle installed. I downgraded to the smallest and that seems to be going much better now too…. You cant see it in the picture, but the finish is super clean…I put on about 6 coats last night and yo...

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Squirrel Hotel - Closed

1341 days ago by wichle | 6 comments »

Haven’t written in th past month as we have been working on a tiny condo getaway in Milwaukee. Missed the old neighborhood, close to Lake Michigan and an “up north” cabin just isn’t our gig!! Today I covered a couple of holes in a shed in the back yard of our Michigan Home. Missed this little chore the past couple of years, squirrle moved in over the winter. They certainly were not neat. Back to Milwaukee this week. Have some things that might be of interest in...

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1329 days ago by grizzman | 12 comments »

FELLOW WOOD WORKER NEEDS OUR HELP WHO HAS BEEN FIGHTING CANCER:Attention fellow wood workers, i need to appeal to your giving hearts right now for one of our beloved wood workers. Duane Moore , who has been fighting cancer for a long time has been told by his doctor that his cancer has ADVANCED and his time with us could not be very long, he has asked for any help that we can give him so that his family can have there insurance needs met and as we all know any help that can alleviate the stre...

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New Lathe has arrived!

1318 days ago by Rick Boyett | 4 comments »

Just one word.. SWEEEEEEEEEEEEET A full review to come at a later date.

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My First Bandsaw Box #7: Step 6: Cut Off the Front and Back of the Drawer(s) of your Box

1303 days ago by Jonathan | 1 comment »

Step 6 in the basic construction of your bandsaw box is to cut off the front and back of your drawer(s) so that you can then cut out the inside of the drawer. The first thing you want to do is cut off the front of the drawer. Why does it matter if you cut off the front or the back first? The cutting order really only matters if you’re going to include a secret drawer. So, take a moment to decide if you want a secret drawer or not before you start cutting. Trust me, you’ll save ...

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New Post on the Little Good Pieces Blog: What I Screwed Up This Week - December 29, 2010

1290 days ago by TheGravedigger | 1 comment »

There’s a new post on the Little Good Pieces Blog: “What I Screwed Up This Week – December 29, 2010”. I have a drawbore blowout. Check it out!

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