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Current Project #19: Measure Before and After Cutting

01-05-2015 08:35 PM by Dave Rutan | 2 comments »

Making a divider insert for my daughter’s bookshelf, I measured how big it needed to be and cut the pieces on the TS. I cut interlocking slots on the router table so they would fit together. After I put the pieces together I decided to check it and… DOH! it’s an inch too short in the length! No idea* how I managed that because I definitely measured the distance between the blade and the fence. Having just written that I think I know. I think the length was my first...

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Looking to pick this up Sunday

08-24-2012 01:33 AM by Craftsman on the lake | 15 comments »

I’m looking to pick this up on Sunday. A guy on Craigslist about 20 miles from me is looking to get rid of it from an estate. I expanded the photo and the tag on it says it’s a Grizzly. It’s got the wheel feature. He says it runs. I’ll need to do some rust work, and possibly other work on it. He’s asking $100. If it’s in half decent shape I feel that it could be a gloat. I think It’s 8” too. Any opinions? Can you tell the age by the mechanism fo...

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The Shows #22: The Sports show - day 2

02-15-2014 05:29 PM by Monte Pittman | 14 comments »

I have never done these shows before, I assure you that I will again. All of my expenses were paid on day one. I would encourage the custom furniture makers to look into these shows locally. The response has been great. I was the only furniture maker there and that is always a good thing. They are expecting about 10,000 people to pass through today. Fingers crossed for the day.

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Apiary #10: Recent Pictures, box and feeder

07-10-2014 01:49 AM by CueballRosendaul | 3 comments »

I thought I’d add a few more pictures to the blog tonight. First, a picture of my first temporary feeding method, the pie pan of syrup. You can see that there are a couple wasps hanging around. The sticks are so the bees don’t drown and it gives them a place to easily hang on while drinking the syrup. Since this is a 1:1 mix of sugar and water, they supposedly don’t store it, but just consume it and use it as fuel to build wax comb. Also a picture of my new top fe...

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Cherry platform bed #1: Getting started

12-05-2010 12:08 AM by TheBarrister | 2 comments »

I’ll use this to help keep track and to motivate me to get this project done. I’m making a platform-style arts and crafts bed with cherry and three maple plywood inserts. I started with rough cut boards purchased at a specialty lumber yard (side note: maybe I don’t understand how they calculate board feet, but I think they added at least an additional 40% onto the totals. For my next project I’m going to hit a different supplier). Since the boards are really roug...

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As The Lathe Turns #57: What I Like

11-07-2013 01:50 AM by William | 12 comments »

If you’ve been reading my blog posts, you know I fairly recently tried power sanding bowls on the lathe and liked it. Well, I’ve had several people suggest a non-powered method that seems to be popular. I checked into it and do believe that it will work just as well as the power sanding, but easier to deal with. I checked on one suggested system. You can see it if you like by clicking on this link. Besides being out of stock at the moment, I simply do not have the money to afford ...

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DIY Table Saw Router Extension Wing #2: More views of the basic table

12-30-2015 06:06 PM by Mike_D_S | 1 comment »

While it’s only 12 inches wider than the stock wing I took off, it looks like a lot of extra table. This morning in the cold hard light of day there were a few things I still needed to do. After sitting overnight mounted to the table saw, the phenolic top right at the joint to the saw had come up about 1mm on one side, I added an additional piece of ply to double up the skirt where it connects to the saw. I’m going to drive in a couple of pocket hole screws to make sure t...

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New Dust Collector

01-08-2015 04:14 PM by BigFoot Products Canada | 0 comments »

Our Latest design for the Dewalt DW788 Scroll Saw and Delta 40-690Check it out.. BigFoot Products Canada

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Just for Fun... #32: Lots, and very little...

09-11-2010 03:45 AM by littlecope | 14 comments »

I’ve gotten very little done on the small table I was working on… But it seems like lots has happened. I woke up a week ago today to the news that there had been a terrific fire over night… and then I saw the address!!! I used to live in this building, here in Manchester…I lived in the second story apartment for almost eight years… The back side of this sprawling old place was where the fire started, we’re told it was an electrical problem…The buildin...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #883: Gratitude

11-22-2012 12:30 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 5 comments »

One of the best things about having two countries to call ‘home’ is that I get to celebrate two Thanksgivings. (This year I actually am on my third!) I think that is appropriate, because (without trying to sound corny) I do have a lot to be thankful for. While things aren’t always perfect, I think I have a pretty good life. I am healthy, my kids are doing well and I am proud of both of them, I have a wonderful partner in Keith (both personally and professionally) and I ...

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