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Mystery tools

06-05-2013 04:08 PM by Kelly | 7 comments »

I recently found this set of antique tools at a garage sale. They look and feel like old railroad spikes. Dad said that’s a “punch set” some of the tips a varied sized chisels while others hav combs (for lack of a better word) the combs vary in length and width. There are 25 total and I bought the entire set for $5. The elderly gentleman had an intriguing story of his grandfather plowing up a field when he was a child and the set was in an old box underground. This would ma...

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Inside car Bicycle mounts

07-11-2016 11:12 AM by stefang | 15 comments »

BackgroundMy Son and DIL are having a cycling holiday in France. The are taking a car ferry to Denmark and then driving through Germany to France the rest of the way. Their bikes are very expensive and so they weren’t too keen on having them mounted on the outside of the car on the roof or on the back as they are worried about theft and also stability since they have carbon fiber frames which are easily damaged if they get bumped into. The solutionMy son found that there is room for ...

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Box Making #2: SMIB Lid work/s

11-24-2014 09:51 AM by robscastle | 5 comments »

So much for making a box from a single piece of wood.Here I am and already I have used all of the original Myrtle, added a veneer inlay and now working on the lid. Rummaging through my box making pieces, I obtained from Degoose I find a suitable piece to make a lid for the box. I am not sure what the timber is but it looked OK and suitable, so onto the table saw it went. The timber was trimmed removing the split ends and then squared up using the saw. Cutting the Rebate: ...

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Mother's Day Tree Project #1: The dogwood log

08-18-2013 06:45 PM by rfusca | 6 comments »

Many years ago, I gave my mother a dogwood sapling for Mother’s Day. It grew large (for a dogwood) and provided some nice shade in the backyard growing up. Unfortunately, a fungus killed it over the last year. My parents were lamenting the tree and present were gone. They had already paid to have the tree removed by the time I suggested that I could do something for them with the wood. Fortunately, there was still about 4 feet or so of the trunk leg. This is a piece we carted b...

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Bunk Beds: XL Twin over Queen; Cherry and Walnut #2: Mortising for the rail to head/footboard hardware

12-27-2011 12:59 AM by Lee Barker | 0 comments »

I made this fixture by ripping a 3/4 wide strip of Baltic to define the width of the slot, then reglueing it together. I used a 3/4 collar and a 5/8 bit. In addition to mortising for the hook to enter the leg, one also must mortise below that point for the hook to move toward the floor for complete engagement. I discovered that laying the plate in one way, marking, then the other way, and marking again, made a perfect outline of what needed to be removed. I used the drill press....

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Who Designs blind? Buyers FAQs.!!! Prestige Design

09-16-2014 07:29 PM by prestigedesigns | 2 comments »

Prestige design: CHECK OUT OUR FACEBOOK AND SHOW SOME Support… I always get a question before someone puts an order in “Can you really design what is in my mind?” My answer is YES. Then i prove it….I ask them key questions to help me understand what they want. Am i always right….NObut if i am not correct on what they want, they change their mind to the design i made The next question before i build it “how did ...

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After the Storm #1: Cleanup

01-11-2015 03:19 AM by PERLarryC | 2 comments »

Well it’s been just over two years since “Super Storm Sandy” and I’m still cleaning up the mess. Today I had three of my young grand daughters helping. I had 4 1/2’ of salt water in my basement and every machine in my shop along with a lot of my hand tools were toast. FEMA and my homeowners ins. covered a lot of it but no where near all of it. Naturally the first thing to get done was my wife’s section which required new washer and dryer, some drywall and p...

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Rushing through the home repairs. #11: Dining room, almost check... Some shop time too!

08-19-2013 01:59 AM by dbhost | 2 comments »

Okay so the dining room remodel is almost done. The walls and ceiling are painted. The new chandelier is on back order, so that will have to wait, and I need to finish the paint on the moldings tomorrow, but aside from that, the dining room can be referred to as DONE… Steps done this weekend Apply 2nd coat of paint to the 2 walls that already had the initial coat, apply 2 coats of paint to the remaining wall… Let paint dry, mask off, sand any irregularities from, and pain...

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06-10-2013 12:23 AM by kiefer | 9 comments »

Well here is some progress I made today .Felt good this morning and took the clamps of the arches ,turned out good .My wife came out to help to set up the table and we decided what to do next with the design as it is being done step by step without any drawings .The cross braces that stabilise the table side to side will also support the shelf but it took some head scratching as how to make everything join together with the kerf bent let legs and here is the solution I came up with .Here are ...

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Kenny and glue

03-21-2012 01:10 AM by andyboy | 0 comments » I had a theory class today on adhesives and opened with another Kenny classic.

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