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My Dust Collector Mod #3: Pieces Parts

08-13-2018 01:10 AM by BrettLuna | 0 comments »

I spent part of my Saturday laying out cut lines and making the straight cuts on the table saw. Sunday, I did my bandsaw work, gave the edges a first smoothing, rounded over most of the edges, and did some more work on the caster base. This included trying out my new corner radius jig from Rockler.

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Toy Construction #217: Semi Truck T&J #2

08-12-2018 11:47 PM by htl | 9 comments »

Started on another semi truck, been thinking about building a trailer and thought it would be nice to have the truck ready for it.Doing it this way I’ll make all the tires at one time and they’ll all match up, which has been a problem some times.I never seem to make them the same way. :-[Just some quick shots before I headed out the door.

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Shop Tips & Tricks #23: Drywall Screw Helper Kit

08-12-2018 09:30 PM by GnarlyErik | 0 comments »

Here’s a little hack that I find very useful around my shop. Over the years I’ve realized how handy self-tapping drywall screws can be and I keep an assortment of them from 1” up to 3-3/4” on hand. They come in handy for many projects. Done right, a screw can take the place of a clamp, especially in tight spots, or where you’re gluing angled pieces that are difficult to clamp. There are a couple of drawbacks though. One is there’s a small hole left when the screw is removed. This is...

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Maple Frame & Panel Box #8: Handles installed, case is varnished

08-12-2018 08:57 PM by bandit571 | 1 comment »

And about ready to post as a Project. Handles went on…using the same Yankee #41 push drill to do pilot holes.. Big handles on the ends.. Went with this for the lid. Shellac applied to the lid, and a few spots that I missed earlier…. Needed a way to hold this lid opened, like this….without using something to prop it open.. Some black chain, cut to length, and a pair of the smallest cup hooks I could dig up… Once I got the final length ( missed it by ...

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6'x12' lean-too shed #4: wall framing completed. I need new arms...

08-12-2018 02:41 AM by Holbs | 4 comments »

It has been nearly 20 years since I’ve used a hammer & nail at this kind numbers. Felt good :) Fire smoke in Northern Nevada was finally pleasant after 2 weeks of heavy smoke & 100 degree consecutive days. I took advantage of it!

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Spalted Ca. Coastal Live Oak Coffee Table

08-12-2018 02:16 AM by highlander33 | 1 comment »

I finally got around to making some legs for this table top . I used some 4” x 1/4” steel bar I had laying around

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Princess Daybed for Daughter #9: Project Complete!

08-11-2018 04:09 PM by JohnMcClure | 2 comments »

After the last entry, we took some time to weigh our options. We decided to keep the bed for now; if I make a smaller, regular-style bed in the future, we’ll sell this one if possible. My mom is making some bumper cushions to fill in the gap around the mattress. All we needed were the ball finials, and touchup paint. But the ball finials needed a transition piece – wouldn’t look right screwed into end grain. So I made these: And realized they looked so good, the ba...

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Solving the problem of a pesky pedestal

08-11-2018 03:38 PM by builtinbkyn | 14 comments »

I have this rather ugly pedestal that supports a glass top for the kitchen table. It came with the house. Not being ready to or having the time necessary to dedicate to building what I want, for now, I decided to fix a few issues with this one. There’s a new floor in the kitchen. This beast of a pedestal, heavy and metal, doesn’t have a bottom. It sits on the edges of the folded metal which would not only scratch the new floors, when the floor is mopped, it leaves a rust r...

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Grandsons in the workshop:: Continued.. #13: 5 yr. old finishes the box

08-10-2018 11:21 PM by oldguy2 | 0 comments »

Yipppeeee. I am so glad to say ” done” the hasp about drove me crazy. 2 broken #6 screws that come with the hasp. Lesson learned…get #8 screws they are wider and fit.. Next I did a double bevel to enhance the lid meeting the bottom…in one photo. It really brings out a connection, instead of a but joint lid to base. Now the lad is 5 and half so he did most of the measuring he could. found the center of the side. drilled a hole or ...

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Maple Frame & Panel Box #7: Lid installed, handle options...

08-10-2018 10:57 PM by bandit571 | 1 comment »

Before I left for the hospital stay…and knowing no stairs would be allowed….I brought the box and the lid up stairs. Lid had been sanded, front corners were cut round. Block plane to ease a few edges….then let it sit a while… Until that hole in the leg heals up, this is going to be my shop….working as I can…lid? Not much was done yesterday..once I got back home…was a tad “loopy”. Hinges are a small item I can do, today. Yep...

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