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The USA is only one of three countries which don't approve of metrication

06-18-2015 02:05 PM by Don Butler | 25 comments »

Metrication, or metrification, if you will, is now in use all over the world with only three holdouts. They are Myanmar (formerly known as Burma) and Liberia and the United States.As far back as the 1800s metric standards were considered as the basis for a worldwide standard.SI as it is known (short for Le Système International d’Unités) is actually being practiced by many manufacturers and service companies in the US. and metric measures are now recognized in the common market place. A...

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How Did I Live Without You?

09-19-2007 06:58 AM by Iffy | 8 comments »

Today I received the 6” dial caliper I ordered. I’ve been woodworking for 4 years and today feels like the first time I’ve actually known what something measured. Before I just held up a Starrett 6” rule to whatever I was measuring and went from there. Close enough? Sure. Maybe. But this caliper is a whole new world. I ordered the 6” dial caliper from Grizzly ( based on folks in the FWW forums saying that the precision off...

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Hawkesbury Woodcraft Co-op, Expressions in Wood 2014 #5: last post of my favorites

09-04-2014 07:33 AM by icemanhank | 0 comments »

There were a lot more that were worthy of being posted but I don’t want to wear you all out. ;-)

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Just for Fun... #33: Too much Enthusiasm=More Work!!

09-30-2010 10:35 AM by littlecope | 17 comments »

Simple, Quick, Easy… It seems like I always start projects with these notions! In the event, however, they never turn out that way…It has been a while, almost two weeks, but the project is still the same, a small table for computer viewing/breakfast in bed. When we last visited this affair it was in this state…I took apart the top once again, and ran all the pieces over the jointer to clean them up…This was a huge mistake, a real bonehead move, and the worst part is I ...

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Router Table #4: The Top and the Toys!

10-17-2007 04:50 PM by Jon3 | 1 comment »

I pulled the top out of the vacuum press, and had a nice wonderfully tight fit. In the meantime, my toys had arrived. Paddle power switch, Woodpecker PRL, and a PC7518. I created a small jig to match the exact outside of the top of the lift, minus a half inch around. Then I rough cut the hole with my crappy ancient craftsman jigsaw, and made a note to get a nice new Bosch, and then I used double sided tape to stick the jig to the top of the table, and then used my router...

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travel #1: Ephrata Cloister, Lancaster County PA

04-22-2012 02:06 AM by John | 0 comments »

... THANK YOU to – I have driven by the Cloisters a million times, but until I read about it in her blog, I never considered going. workbench in the workshop from the Ephrata Cloister. (pictures go here – but no joy in posting flickr pics, please click the link below) The English Style workbench had no stretchers across the front or back – but on closer inspection, I think I found the mortises where they once were. It̵...

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Auger handle restoration #1: Assessment

01-22-2015 08:12 PM by woodcox | 0 comments »

This will be a new venture for me in turning and blogging my work, so I’ll try to keep it as detailed as possible. Lately, some aspects of green woodworking have become intriguing for me and the list of “I want to try that someday” is becoming long and forgotten. I have started with some spoon carving and hatchet work (from the log) to finished fixtures, or the scrap pile. I think a shrink pot is a great project to try by hand, aside from the initial chainsaw work. Shr...

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Who is from Decatur/Huntsville Alabama

05-22-2012 04:50 PM by woodmaker | 8 comments »

I live in Decatur Alabama.

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Building the AskWoodMan Roubo #4: Mad dash

08-15-2013 11:06 PM by AccidentalNinja | 1 comment »

I created a router jig and cut out the notches for the legs to sit in, but I ended up putting them too far in. This made it very easy to tip the saw horse from one side or another. Bone head move but lesson learned. So this is the result … a filled notch and corrected placement. (along with some injured pride) So I revamped my router jig and spread out the legs. But now I ran into a new problem with my wilton vice…... If I fully extend the vice then I run into the same problem ...

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1185: Re-painting Designs to Create the Pattern

12-07-2013 12:50 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 2 comments »

I had a wonderful fun and relaxing day yesterday. Although – my idea of ‘relaxing’ may not be what you are used to seeing. I had an early dentists’ appointment. The tooth he fixed a couple of weeks ago was having some issues and he needed to do an adjustment on it. I do have a great dentist and he always seems to get me in quickly when I need him. This wasn’t an emergency though and I had called a couple of days ago and he was able to see me early yesterday...

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