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Dust Collector #1: Just ordered Jet DC1100RCK

1893 days ago by sjbob | 6 comments »

I’ve just ordered my first dust collector, the Jet DC1100RCK.Here’s what went into my selection process: I’d like to eventually try porting the air outside of my garage (no more worries about filtering effectiveness). This rules out the very attractive Delta 50-760, since it’s very efficient design includes the impeller as part of the dust bag housing which would make an outlet hose difficult to implement. So, on to all of the other contenders. I’d like t...

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Clamps, Clamps - Never enough Clamps.

1893 days ago by Karson | 24 comments »

I was wandering through a Dupont Company Salvage outlet in Wilmington Area of Delaware and I spied a box full of paper clamps. Those of you who work in office buildings are familiar with them. They are used to hold a lot of pages together. I’ve used rubber bands for clamps before and I thought these would work. Work they do. I’m using these to clamp some face boards on my drawers fronts under construction. Available (at least in my box) in three sizes. 1/4”, ...

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Bandsaw Boxes Made Easy #9: The Grand Finale.

1893 days ago by JonH | 14 comments »

Remember the chunk of wood from inside your drawer? That works nicely for a handle since the grain of the wood is all consistent. If not, you can put anything in for a handle, a dowel, a screw, a nail, a pull from the hardware store, a hole, you name it, just get that drawer open somehow. That is up to you. Once all the pieces are glued up, just sand up the body of the drawer so it fits nicely in the body. Once that is good, apply your finish. Be careful not to put too much in the dra...

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Lessons... #3: Inheriting Tools #3

1894 days ago by Jim | 5 comments »

Well yet again I was very fortunate to have woodworkers in the family, and I recently came across some of my great grandfather’s tools. While digging around at my parents for my old camping tent I found 2 full size wood lathes and a bench top sander. I can vaguely remember my great grandfather always doing woodworking and knew instantly it was his stuff. The problem being, that after he passed away (had to have been almost 15 years ago) my dad laid them on the floor of our shed, and the...

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Bandsaw Boxes Made Easy #8: Glue that drawer back together.

1894 days ago by JonH | 1 comment »

Glue the drawer together using the front, body and the back of the drawer. Remember to keep the chunk left over from the inside of the drawer to use for a drawer handle.

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Bandsaw Boxes Made Easy #7: Lets hollow out that drawer.

1894 days ago by JonH | 2 comments »

While the body of the Bandsaw Box is drying, you can work on the drawer. Cut ¼” to ½” off the front and back of the drawer. Make sure you label the pieces so they go back together properly. We will then cut out the piece left over in the middle to create the cavity for the drawer. This can be anything you want, but it basically creates the amount of storage space in your drawer. It could be square or curved, but with a bandsaw you could accomplish nearly anything for this task. Just mak...

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the humble house workshop #4: First workout

1894 days ago by kiwi1969 | 5 comments »

So I finally get to make some shavings and give the new budget bench a trial run. The project is a gate for the front door to stop the little guy from crawling away as he is getting a bit adventurous for his own safety at the moment. After some not too bad sales of our second hand clothes, I went and got some 3×2 from the local hardware, three 12 ft lengths of something that looks a bit like luan for 900 peso. The bench itself was always going to be a bit light weight so i,ve built a rem...

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Tomorrow is the big day

1894 days ago by Rustic | 5 comments »

Well tomorrow is the day for the Michigan Lumberjock picnic. I am so excited. Finally got the shop cleaned to SWMBO’s standards. I have also relocated my table saw and one of my work benches. And I now have a specific spot for my 16 gallon shop vac. I will snap some pics of it before the guys get here. I will also post pics from the picnic as well. Now I just gotta clean the house.

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My first boards...4 years later

1894 days ago by degoose | 9 comments »

Gidday all, Many of you have made cutting boards and many more are going to make cutting boards. This is in itself very good but like Marc Spagnoulo how many have wondered how the ones you made a while ago have faired.,I made my first board over 4 years ago and it is still going strong and just about due for a little refurbishing,.lol’My first ‘butcher block end grain’ board is still being used daily and also just about due for the quick sand and re-oiling. Just thought I pu...

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New Nail Gun By Dewalt

1894 days ago by Handi75 | 6 comments »

New Nail Gun by Dewalt – It can drive a 16-D nail through a 2 X 4 at 200 yards. This makes construction a breeze. You can sit in your lawn chair and build a fence. Just get the wife and kids to hold the fence boards in place while you sit back, relax with a cold beer, and when they have the board in the right place, just fire away. With the hundred round magazine, you can build the fence with a minimum of reloading. After a day of fence building with the new Dewalt Rapid fire nail gu...

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