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Toy costruction #56: Track for the Train

05-29-2016 05:55 PM by htl | 10 comments »

Well I finally got the shop set up so broke down and made some really quick tracks for the train.Made it 4’ long to fit on a shelf. Cut a 4’ by 3” base for the tracks then clamped it down to the table and used spacers to get the spacing just right and consistent. T&J wants you to build a complete rail in I shape but as I shrunk the train down I made T shaped rails and cut a grove in the rail road ties to be glued in to.I glued all the ties down th...

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Building a Bench Rest for Wood Turning #1: Genesis of the Idea and the Basic Design

05-29-2016 05:28 PM by RichCMD | 1 comment »

I am one of those people who have trouble standing for very long. Although I love woodturning, standing at the lathe for a long period can become very painful. A back support helps some, but even with the support I can still have problems. Taking ibuprofen can extend how long I can stand, but I dislike routinely taking it as it can be hard on the stomach. I first came upon the idea of using a bench rest in an article by Ernie Conover in the May/June 2014 issue of Woodworkers Journal...

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Greene & Greene Magazine Rack - my "own" design #5: Stock prep done and joinery started

05-29-2016 03:21 PM by Mike_D_S | 2 comments »

So I spent most of yersterday morning jointing, planing and cutting. All the stock is now to the correct size. The Peruvian Alder has a pleasant smell when cutting. It’s fairly easy to work. The biggest challenge was the planing as the ribbons have a tendency to tear out a bit and on the ends of the board, the tear out actually ends up being a chunk torn out. Though this was typically limited to the last 1/4 of the board which I’m going to cut off anyway. So after a couple...

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Birdhouse Video

05-29-2016 02:54 PM by woodify | 0 comments »

A few years ago, I posted a written blog entry about my google map marker birdhouse. I’m currently without a workshop so I went back to one of my favorite projects and created a video for my you tube channel (Woodified). View on YouTube

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Workshop Enhancements #4: Added a dedicated miter saw station

05-29-2016 04:04 AM by edwood1975 | 0 comments »

You can see the project here and it’s awesome

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Making a safety gate for the stairs

05-29-2016 03:24 AM by Gbluee | 0 comments »

My son is growing really fast like i’m sure all kids do, So it was time to get in the shop and make a gate to keep him off the stairs. In this video link you can follow all the steps I went through to make this gate with reclaimed lumber. It looks great and doesn’t seem out of place with the rest of the wood in the house..

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Walnut Nightstand #5: Pocket Holes Drilled in Legs and Skirts

05-29-2016 01:12 AM by HappyHowie | 1 comment »

I determined the Kreg settings for drilling pocket holes for the legs and the skirts for this nightstand. The thickness of the case bottom is approximately 5/8 inches. I am going to use 1 inch long pocket screws. I also tested the hangerbolts that will be used with the corner braces or brackets. I will have to determine the length to cut the corner brackets after I have fastened the legs and skirts. I have designed the legs and skirts so the pocket holes will be covered: the holes in...

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More working with Pine #7: Slats are done for the back...

05-29-2016 12:16 AM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

At least. Spend some time getting five slats resawn out of a 4×4.. Found of of these had a shortage of knots. Cut it down to 26” long. Then, marked a line just over 2” wide, and resawed the excess off. Set that aside with the other two.. As I can make seat slats, or armrests out of them. Set the main event so I could slice off 1/2” thick slabs, 2”wide.. Since I already had the side on the bench, I could lay out the slats as they came off the ban...

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My Shop Projects #3: PVC Shop Wall

05-28-2016 05:57 PM by jesinfla | 0 comments »

If you live in Fl, you know temperature control is less than easy. My small shop is in the garage – there is no A/C or heat in the garage and the cost to insulate for heating and A/C is way beyond what I am willing to spend on a garage! My garage is actually quite large – it’s a 2 car with an additional 8 feet depth which is where my shop is located What I opted to do for the summer (it’s unbearable in there in there in summer, and I usually avoid working in i...

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Unisaw Restoration #3: Is 4 tables saws too many?

05-28-2016 03:23 PM by Rapola | 0 comments »

I made some decent progress on the unisaw. With the exception of the yoke/motor bracket assembly, all of the base components are disassembled and I have started stripping the old paint off the cabinet. Hopefully I’ll finish out this long weekend with most of the parts cleaned and primed for final paint. There is a tapered pin holding the yoke/motor bracket together that has thus far thwarted all reasonable attempts with PB blaster and heat. In reading various forums, it seems the ...

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