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Recycling old furnitures #1: Recycling a built-in desk to workbench

01-12-2011 06:21 AM by Peter_R | 4 comments »

I’m always a fan of recycling old wood and had recently finished rehabbing an old house. Sitting in a corner in one room was this old built-in “desk” that we removed (the shelves above came apart when we tried to remove it). I had an idea to convert the desk into something useful even though the built in was made from cheap pine and plywood. A workbench/tool center is what I came up with. The main objective is to be able to roll this in and out of the garage so that I...

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Make a whistle with your pocket knife and fresh wood.

07-26-2012 09:00 AM by mafe | 26 comments »

Make a whistle with your pocket knife and fresh wood.wonderful time with my fiancées son Karl. Making a whistle with a pocket knife is a wonderful way to share a good time with kids, it gives a chance to learn, talk and just enjoy life in the quiet pace, away from the modern running. Perhaps a chance to give a son, stepson or a grandchild his or hers first knife.Hazel, willow, ash or rowan will do the job; the important is that the bark will separate from the wood easy.In Denmark willow is...

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Homemade Bandsaw Mill

10-20-2012 01:43 AM by bryguy22 | 25 comments »

Hi All, Just though I would post some pics of a bandsaw mill my dad and I built out of scrap parts from the junkyard and a few yardsale tires. There was a lot of trial and error and disigning ideas until we settled on this one and it is always a work in progress, but I think we are close as we are getting great results. The motor is a HF 12 or 13 horse (the biggest expendature) and we also use their trailer winch for raising and lowering as well as pullies. The mill...

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Ridgid Lifetime Warranty on cordless tool batteries ... really!

12-27-2011 08:47 PM by Jim | 16 comments »

In 2005 my batteries in yet another cordless Dewalt drill had gone dead and I was faced with the annoying prospect of tossing yet another perfectly good drill into the bin due to the fact that it’s cheaper to buy a whole new drill kit rather than just replace the batteries on my perfectly good current model. This really rubbed me the wrong way, I hate having to throw perfectly good equipment away like this. Same goes for Laser and Inkjet printers. I decided to try something different...

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Plywood as Flooring

01-31-2010 04:59 PM by John Steffen | 11 comments »

I’ve been weighing plywood floor as an option for the main floor of my home (and possibly the second floor and even attic when I finish it). And I was even more inspired by AllorNoThumbs project here: The first problem I run into is that I have just over 1000 square foot per floor. I’m not sure I can handle ripping 35 pieces of plywood and running over 200 pieces through the tongue and groove process. Let’s not forget finishing 100...

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What do you do for a living?

06-11-2007 01:27 AM by Zuki | 694 comments »

What do you folks do for a living? I know that some actually woodwork for a living . . . but what do the rest of you do to pay for the new tools in the shed? I’ll start . . . Labour Relations Consultant for a large organization. I have actually been working in Human Resources for about 10 years now. I would like to eventually have some of my woodworking projects bring in a few extra $$$ . . . but I have to get good first :).

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How to use a Kerfmaker (trying to help out!) Blog.

09-21-2010 09:14 PM by mafe | 40 comments »

How to use a KerfmakerOk, many asked me this question, and I have seen it again and again on LJ. If you need to find out how to make one, you can see my Kerfmaker 'Brass'n wood'. Another fun gadget is the tenonmarker: I’ll try to explain, as well as I can, feel free to ask questions if I do not make myself clear (I’m only human): Collect what is needed, in this case a base stock and two thinner side stocks, and of course a Kerfmaker...

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My DIY Bandsaw - 4th Shopmade Woodworking Tool #3: Making the Wooden Frame and Some Design modifications

05-24-2013 06:45 AM by Armand | 6 comments »

Posting some pictures on the status of this project: The wooden frames are used marine plywood from Pacific Wood Laminates. The frames have been shaped and are ready for trimming ang gluing. ..and this is the template that I’ll be using to trim the frames, made of plywood that I painted white for clearer outlines. I made some modifications on the design particularly on the tensioner, it will be more stable i hope. The upper wheel is likewise moved to top to ride on pillow b...

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Steel City table saw...

04-03-2007 10:16 PM by Chip | 28 comments »

I would like input before purchasing. I’ve been investigating table saws for the past month and I think I’ve narrowed it down to a 10” cabinet saw from Steel City. It’s not the high end model and it’s not the low end model, and I’m getting a pretty good deal on one that’s in my price range. The thing that I liked about this model was the cast iron “arc” trunion. It’s 3 hp and has a three belt drive system. I checked out Steel City...

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Building our own washer, dryer pedestals. #1: Cutting out parts, & starting assembly.

03-15-2010 06:29 PM by Dick, & Barb Cain | 23 comments »

We recently purchased a new washer, & dryer, & we didn’t want to spend $400 for the factory pedestals, so I’m making my own. They should cost us about $75 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~This is the factory made pedestal~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~The front load machines are kind of low without a pedestal. It makes it kind of tough on the back muscles.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~...

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