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Necklace Box #1: The first couple months

01-28-2011 06:15 PM by superstretch | 3 comments »

In September, I started coming up with ideas for my wife’s Christmas present. The short of it is—I haven’t finished it yet. Fortunately, it was a minor part of all that I was getting/making her, so she didn’t go without this Christmas. Part of my problem is that I’m still a greenhorn and purpleheart is a jerk to work with. Tearout, checking, and pitting is something I’ve had to deal with non-stop. For the past two weeks, my shop (no heating) has been bel...

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Student progress Nakashima Bedside cabinet.

08-25-2013 10:04 AM by andyboy | 2 comments »

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My Grandfathers Woodworking cont... #2: More On MY Grandfather

01-18-2011 02:16 AM by DougH | 4 comments »

My grandfather was the son of German immigrants. He lived in Dover Ohio where he worked in a steel mill. He was friends with Mooney Warther another master craftsman in his own right. If you are ever in Dover check out Warthers museum or Google it. Most of my grandfather’s work was done before I was born (born in 1957) during the 30s and 40s. When ivory became scarce he and Mooney would go to pool halls to get the old cue balls for the ivory. The type of work he did seems to be a thing...

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Looking for motor parts for Delta 33-285 saw

06-06-2012 01:13 AM by deltarick | 1 comment »

Hello all, I have a vintage Delta RAS model 33-285. The motor now refuses to start and I traced the issue to a faulty motor start relay and weak capicator. The capicator I can get in a different configuration but same mfd rate. The relay tho has been discontinued and even the original maker, Klixon has changed it slightly but I am unable to locate one anywhere so far. The Delta P/N of the relay is 438-01-015-0017, the Klixon number is 2CR4-930. Does anyone out there have any ideas? I have sea...

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Opinions please #5: Workbench layers

03-28-2015 12:58 PM by curliejones | 9 comments »

Greetings, LJs!I’d like to know what sort of success folks may have had making a workbench top as follows: I have a solid core flush door that I want to layer up with plywood. This will be my first woodworking bench for hand tools so my “method” or style is not defined yet. Therefore, I’m not ready to invest in the 3” maple top. I’m just looking to use what I have to get a start so I can feel my way around it. I already have a large Wilton vise that I boug...

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Tree Identification Video

06-03-2015 04:09 PM by PeteCollin | 6 comments »

Hello All, I made a video for my forestry website. I sometimes get questions about how to tell one tree from another, so I went over how to ID several important species of hardwoods. Here’s the link:

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Update For The American Craftsman Shop Class

12-05-2015 12:22 AM by Todd A. Clippinger | 7 comments »

I Really Quit! Since I made my announcement to quit working as a contractor, I have been working my butt off to finish up the projects that I have obligations to. I really did quit taking new jobs as a contractor, and I dropped other projects that I had been looking at, but had no legal obligation to. The other day I finished installing a 17’ banquette for a new restaurant in town. It was the second one I have done for them, and the project had been in the pipeline for a couple of mo...

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Jewlery Box #1: Jewlery Box

02-10-2013 10:14 PM by nakedjoinery | 6 comments »

boy I about scrapped this one. I used my miter saw to do the sides but the blade was dull and it jacked my 45° all up so I had to go to the table saw and fix it which brought my rabbet right to the edge of the miter so I lost my frameing seperation on the inside ehh. I had to chamfer edge of panel to let the 45° match up. but I think it’ll be ok now. I also went to thin on the frame so after I finsh this one I think I’ll try again lol with the knowledge of my mistakes I th...

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Alex's Coffee Table Build Off #4: The finishing line!

11-17-2014 12:05 AM by Nitreug | 2 comments »

In my last entry, I finished by attaching the top as you can see in this picture: Before I attached the top, I roughly cut the end of the leg to size so I then had to blend the top and legs into one table. I used my spokeshave to create round-over where the route couldn’t reach. I used chisels to cut the bulk of the tenon and I then used rasps to blend everything together. Finally, I had to sand the entire table. Thankfully, I had access to a pneumatic sander which is ...

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My hand plane journey #2: Initial cleaning

04-06-2014 10:02 PM by dschlic1 | 2 comments »

The next step on my hand plane journey is to disassemble all the parts and clean everything up. I separated all of the ferrous metal parts and put them in a bath of Evapo-rust: I also sanded off the finish on the knob and tote. The tote has a chip off of the top. I was going to ignore that but it does make the tote uncomfortable to handle. Here is a picture of all of the pieces after the initial clean up: The Evapo-rust did a great job on removing the rust of all of the iron parts....

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