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A journey into the workshop. #64: 3 large(ish) boxes gone, and a mess more light... Free stuff for Houston / Galveston area LJs.

08-28-2010 10:27 PM by dbhost | 2 comments »

Okay almost gone. At least they are empty now… Now that I have the majority of the fence material out in the back yard, being installed, I had some time to put up my last 2 shop lights… Which may not seem like much, but those boxes take up a bunch of room in my shop, not to mention the last 2 bulbs in the original case of bulbs. So now the shop has a grand total of 6, 4 foot, 2 bulb shop light fixtures neatly arranged along the ceiling, and one that is still somewhat will ni...

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My Shop on 'Deep Clean' Cycle

03-16-2008 10:29 PM by Blake | 21 comments »

Well, here it is, Spring cleaning is over! My bench area… clean and organized with the help of the new large under-bench drawer. Also notice the new chair that I am thrilled about. Before: After: . Here’s the biggest new edition: An new lumber rack (old pizza rack) for horizontal storage. This was Tony’s suggestion. My lumber is no longer piled against the corner. Before: After: . My machinery area: Everything got wheels! (inc...

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Shoe Shine Box #3: A Few Additions

11-24-2013 12:11 AM by Fr. Thomas Bailey, OSB | 1 comment »

Slow progress today. I had to do emergency surgery on the Shopsmith Mark V – the lower gear ratio mechanism decided to start grinding on the motor. So I was only able to finish cutting the dovetails on the side panels and the rabbets for the top and bottom. The stopped dados will have to wait until later. Oh … and I finished the removable shelf.

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1158: The 'Organization Landslide'

11-07-2013 11:27 AM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 10 comments »

I started out the day yesterday in one direction and before noon everything changed and I was doing something totally unexpected. Some days are like that though and it isn’t always a bad thing. Perhaps it was just the thing that I needed to get out of my fog and move ahead. As you may have read yesterday, I fully intended to begin some of my next drawings. I was trying to get myself psyched up about them and decide which project to begin with first. As soon as Keith got up however...

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Alaska Jim's Comments of the Day #18: Sled mostly Done, Fence Calibrated, Dado Set in action......busy shop weekend.

03-01-2010 03:48 AM by Jim Bertelson | 14 comments »

Yesterday and today I got the little front fence installed, the push handle-blade bury block assembly constructed and installed, and the fence calibrated. I am now ready to use it to make my quick and dirty temporary router table modifications, and then make the miter arms. Need the router table fixed to do that. First a couple of pictures, to make the explanation easier…....... ..........sled from the back…...... ........sled from the front, the operating position...

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11-23-2010 12:30 AM by grizzman | 2 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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My Router Journey #1: My first cut ever!

08-04-2013 10:27 PM by Choupinette | 7 comments »

My first cut ever with a router! Took me 3 hours to figure out how to put everything together and do all the adjustments, practice the cut with the tool powered off, overcome the heebie-jeebies, then … do it! I’m very pleased with the result (template not nicked, clean cut, no wood burn). Woo-hoo! I used a straight flush bit of 1 inch length and enclosed ball bearings. The “template” was a small oak board, and the cut piece was a thick scrap pine board. No...

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Workshop Development #86: Ladders stored, paint, shelves done, and a mess of cleaning!

02-03-2014 03:01 PM by dbhost | 3 comments »

I got quite a bit done over the weekend. Created new tight to the ceiling storage for the 6’ ladder, crammed the 10’ ladder between the garage doors, finished smoothing and painted the 2 areas of wall I was working on, installed shelf standards and brackets above more or less the reverse osmosis system tank, cleaned up the bench, got the Ridgid sander back on the tool stacker. That poor thing is at full capacity now, and even had to take the belt off the ridgid sander to make it f...

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Shop Update #15: Got the saw assembled...

06-16-2011 05:59 AM by TheKingInYellow | 6 comments »

I accidentally spent the whole day in the garage assembling the new Ridgid saw. So here are my impressions: Tolerances were pretty decent but there is a distinct bow in the steel extensions. I opted to keep them as level with the cast iron as possible but on the outer edge of the extensions they dip as much as 1/32nd of an inch. Not likely to be a huge issue, but one to note. The cast iron itself is pretty much dead flat but getting the insert to sit flat wasn’t fully possible. I su...

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #521: Time for a Breath

11-13-2011 01:20 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 6 comments »

I felt a great deal of relief last night when I printed out the final copy of my new pattern packets. it was almost 10:30 pm, and it was a good feeling when I laid my head on the pillow knowing that I was just about finished. I am still awaiting on the final proof reading, but for the most part the thinking part and organizing my thoughts is done and I feel a great sense of accomplishment. I am not sure why these patterns seemed a bit different than usual. Perhaps because I knew that th...

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