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Unknown Wood / Unknown Project #4: Finnished the Project!

1871 days ago by scrappy | 3 comments »

Finnished the Plaque! Well it is finnally done. I kept getting side tracked with other things around the house. This is going to a dear freind of my wife and mine. He has been running the center for the blind in Yuma,AZ for the last 25 years. He is retireing on June 27th. This startd as an “Unknown Wood / Unknown Project” and turned into a dedication. I want to thank everyone who helped this design come into being. Thank You. The Angel is made up of the following woods...

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WHAT'S UP? "While I'm out in my Shop". #12: Today, I renovated my dust collector canister shaker

1871 days ago by Dick, & Barb Cain | 21 comments »

I told you what happened to me the other day about my sawdust storm. You can check out my forum topic about this. Whenever I had to operate the cleanup flappers, I had to climb a ladder. It was really awkward. Besides that I could only turn the lever a little over 180 degrees, because it is located in a corner. So I put my thinking cap on, & jerry-rigged a cranking mechanism. I dug around in all of my stash of junk, & found just what I needed. The pulleys, ...

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Dust Collector #3: Sealing up the Contractor's saw for dust

1871 days ago by sjbob | 3 comments »

I’ve been planning on doing a backplate for my old Delta 34-444 Contractor’s saw to seal it up for dust collection..I looked at a couple of things online, and the diagram from the Taunton book looked very close, I recreated the positions and angles for myself, drew it up in SketchUp – but then could not print out lifesize drawings (so gave up on that). Next I played with cardboard, doing the radii with string & pencil, then followed it up today with hardboard. I was ...

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My First Indoor Project

1871 days ago by ralmand | 10 comments »

This is my 1st attempt at building an indoor piece. I wanted a wall table for my office. It is made of red oak. I purchased some red oak on craiglist for $40.00. Most of it was only 3-5 inches wide with mitre cuts on one side. I cut off the mitres and used my table saw and planer to square the pieces up. I glued up pieces for the majority of the project. I tapered the legs on 4 sides using my table saw, with the Incra Miter 1000SE, which helped a lot! The legs are 1 3/4” at the top and ...

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Grumbles from the shop #7: Another gallery done gone

1871 days ago by dennis mitchell | 23 comments »

Tomorrow I set out to pick up my furniture from another store that has closed up. In the ten years I’ve been building furniture I’ve had my furniture in four different galleries. All of which have shut their doors. One of them more than once. This one lasted a year. The hard part is knowing how much heart the owners of these stores have invested. Let alone money and time. I see this and I know the American dream has died. What is the average? One out of ten small businesses survi...

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Craftsman Quilt Rack (x3) #2: Construction almost complete

1872 days ago by Bret | 5 comments »

Well, construction of the first rack is nearly complete. I’ve got the sides done (except for inlaying a dark strip up the center of both sides to hide what would otherwise be some “signature” elements) and just need to complete the keys and holes in the tenons for the keys. That’s today’s project. I’m planning to give the whole thing a once-over with my RO sander when I’m done and then use wiping varnish to finish it. Today I’m also pl...

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30 in30 (Projects/Days) #5: 30 in 30 Midway Point

1872 days ago by Russel | 11 comments »

Well, it’s half way through the 30 Projects in 30 Days Challenge and it’s time for a bit of a review. Or, What I Learn on My Summer Vacation. In two weeks, I have learned that if I need to, I can discipline myself to complete projects on a deadline. I have been known to start things and set them off to the side, but this challenge has put me into a position to complete what I start. That’s a good thing. Coming up with a regular stream of projects is no small feat. ...

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Step-back Cupboard Build #7: Shelves and cleats

1872 days ago by rwyoung | 0 comments »

The blanks for the upper and lower “floating” shelves will have a simple bull-nose profile routed on them. This is the same profile shown in Mike Dunbar’s article and I like the look. But I had to go pick up a bull-nose bit (Freud, purchased at local Woodcraft). I got a 3/16” radius version. Should work out just fine. This is not a bearing guided bit so the router table fence must be set up correctly. My first try, I had forgotten to tighten the bolts that ...

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Cool wood carving video from YouTube

1872 days ago by Talyn | 5 comments »

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First cabinets #4: On the home stretch

1872 days ago by Mark Gipson | 4 comments »

Almost there with the kitchen cabinets. Today I was able to install them, fit the top and appliances and start using them. There are only 2 things left to complete this project, build and install the kick plate and the cabinet door. The door may have to wait a little while as I don’t have a drill press yet. I don’t fancy trying to drill the 35mm hole for the hinges with a hand drill. I am looking at the limited choice of drill presses here at the moment, so far a Performax 12̶...

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