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My first blog

12-22-2009 06:27 AM by deeman | 3 comments »

I am new to this so bare with me. When I first discovered all the information about woodworking on the internet I was really overwhelmed. When I saw everyones shops with Powermatic and Delta tools I felt like I had a substandard shop. I have mostly tools from yard sales and flea markets. In 1986 I bought a new Shopsmith Mark V 500. Which I love and still have. I also have another one that I have rebuilt. Everyone on Lumber Jocks has made me feel so welcome. I have posted 3 projects and all th...

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tools or accessories

12-22-2009 02:18 AM by kosta | 11 comments »

Yo whats up everybody I was just wondering if its better to buy lots of what I would call accessories stuff like router bits drill bits clamps stuff like that as your next shop upgrade or is it better to spend that money on a jointer and buy clamps and other accessories the next time you were to upgrade your shop.

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Slapdash Drill Press Table

12-22-2009 01:54 AM by WhiskeyWaters | 7 comments »

Week before Christmas and I have two things to do. First, and most importantly, be the primary child-care giver this week (I’m off work, Momma ain’t) and two, build Christmas presents for five to ten family members. My son is seven months old. No help there. I had to make this today… And then shim it… In order to make these tea candle holders… Right now, the sun has set and I’ll be slapping some oil/varnish on ‘em and call...

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Christmas Gifts Finished

12-22-2009 01:35 AM by David Murray | 1 comment »

Today I finished up the last of the pens I was making for gifts, you can check them out on my projects page. I spent part of the afternoon making a picture frame for an ariel photo of the property I bought. I can say that I’m not very good at making frames, this one I made from some old oak barn boards. Well I’ve been on LJ’s for about a month now and it has and is interesting. I really enjoy seeing what other woodworkers from not only around my area in Kentucky are doing...

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Shaker Night Stand #4: Shop Day #1: The Human Cuisinart

12-22-2009 12:27 AM by NBeener | 9 comments »

He slices, he dices, he makes mounds of julienne mahogany: I cut all the hardwood for the first night stand, today. A few pics: The top: The legs: They’re chamfered (, of course!): Various panels: Note the use of my (wonderful) Grizzly band saw, in making the arc for the front panel skirt! One of the stars of today’s show: Honorable mention goes to…. Tomorrow should bring this beast into the lineup! Twas ...

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Out of the scrap pile and into a gift #5: Arched Candle Holder - On to New Heights

12-21-2009 10:45 PM by sras | 3 comments »

It seems like the arched form needs to be lifted off the table by some amount. I’m not sure by how much. My technique in situations like this is choose from a range. Start with too little and keep adding until it seems like too much. Somehwere in between “too little” and “too much” there should be a “just right” or at least a “close enough”!In this case I start adding spacers underneath each end. Here is the range of heights. The wi...

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Table Saw Safety Knee Shut Off Switch

12-21-2009 08:51 PM by burkelyn | 3 comments »

I know that Mark E. created this but he has not been on in almost two yrs. So I am turning to other woodworkers for help. I know that this was created with either 3/4 or 1” pvc pipe, but the question is how and where to hinge this. I have a new table saw from Shop Fox with cast iron wings and I do not want to ruin in right away. I have already ordered a different type of shut off switch with a paddle, but I want the long bar so that I can turn it off with my knee from anywhere. Mar...

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AT-A-BOY for Shop Vac

12-21-2009 07:44 PM by zlatanv | 6 comments »

My shop vac switch went out last week, looked on line for parts but they don’t offer the switch online, went to Northern Tools, who shows to be an authorized repair center on the book that came with the vac. Northern said they never were a repair center and not sure why they were listed. Went to a vac shop but they didn’t have the right switch either. The problem was the switch has four wires, couldn’t retrofit one with only three connections and it wouldn’t fit in ...

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Router Table #3: Simplifying and Completing the Design

12-21-2009 06:49 PM by PurpLev | 26 comments »

Finally had a weekend with shop time, but alas – mother nature had other plans. Saturday was 14 degrees (F). a bit on the chilly side of things, but I figured I need to make use of that time. so I took out the phenolic sheet (36”x36”) and marked it for both 24” width and 28” width. I wanted to get a visual representation of the actual top size. the 28” looked a bit too wide in sketchup, and the 24” is the “standard” when you purchase a ...

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Making a Game for $5.00 #4: Putting it Together

12-21-2009 06:25 PM by Deela40 | 0 comments »

To summarize for those of you are just joining this series, I needed to find a gift for $5.00 for a Christmas party. I thought it would be fun to see what I could make, using what I had and spending no more that $5.00 on anything else I needed. I decided to make the game Shut the Box. Thus far, I have spent $3.65. For a more details, check the other posts. The oil was dried from the previous nights application so next task was to get the numbering on the tiles. I used the 1-inch stenc...

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