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My Rikon 14" Deluxe Bandsaw Journey #4: Unpacking and Setup

01-30-2010 01:48 AM by Hoakie | 16 comments »

Here is a walk through of the unpacking and setup process The box came on a pallet from ABF. Amazon’s free shipping included lift gate service and they put it in my garage for me. (90 lbs Golden retriever for reference) Opening the box reveals the manual, fence face and the fence rail The rest of the components are accessible after removing the top styrofoam packaging. you can see the main body (far left), the table (middle), and the stand (small box upper right)....

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1:18 scale service station

01-30-2010 12:53 AM by paplou | 0 comments »

being retired and xmas is over i thought i would start a project that been swiming around in my head for years. i used owned a Ashland service station back in the 70s and i have a few 1:18 scale model cars so i decided to recreat the station to fix the cars. its not going to be perfect except in my eyes only. i spend all day today builting the garage door tracks and installing them, and no i’m not putting rollers on them. they go up and down, thats good enough for me. next week ...

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Shop Stuff. #1: New (To me) Table Saw.

01-29-2010 10:52 PM by rsmith71 | 8 comments »

I’ve been getting by with a Craftsman Portable table saw at home for small ripping jobs. When I bought it I didn’tave a garage just a carport and a storage room so being able to put it up was at the top of the list of priorities. But a friend I work with is needing cash and offered me a deal I can’t ignore. My little saw and $200 for his Delta cantractor saw. I’ve used it before and like it. It runs smooth and cuts well. Plus the miter gauge slot on my Craftsman is an ...

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Lining Your Jewelry Box With Felt - Tutorial

01-29-2010 08:57 PM by stefang | 39 comments »

I had finished my wife’s jewelry box with the exception of putting in the felt lining. I’ve never done this before and I wasn’t looking forward to it, but now it’s done and since I’m pleased with the result, I thought it might be helpful to others in my situation to relate my experience and hopefully help someone out. There are folks out there who I’m sure are a lot better at this than me, but I haven’t seen any posts on this, so here goes. Below is a...

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My Rikon 14" Deluxe Bandsaw Journey #3: Setup Complete and some questions

01-29-2010 05:33 PM by Hoakie | 10 comments »

I completed basic setup last night and gave it a try. As a lot have noted, the stock blade is awful, I had a lot of vibration and didn’t pass the nickel test. After switching to a 1/2” Timberwolf 3TPI all vibration is gone and it runs very smooth. Without trying real hard I was able to resaw a 0.025” (~1/40”) slice off a jointed and faced 2×4. The variation in thickness was +/- 0.005”. Things I’ve noticed but need to investigate more (suggestion...

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Air Compressor Station #2: Shelves

01-29-2010 07:35 AM by David Craig | 15 comments »

I was able to work on this a little more today. Time was somewhat stretched but I was able to put the shelves on. I still have to add a hose holder, handles, and the tires but its getting there. I am a horrible klutz at times and try to keep the floor as litter free as possible. The last thing I need is a tool that rests on the floor, complete with 50 feet of hose to trip over. This gives me a place to store my nailers, nails, little compressor doo-dads, and a place to set tools, t...

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Extremely Average #27: The Twins

01-29-2010 05:11 AM by Ecocandle | 17 comments »

I stand by my bench with my sander in hand. As I move it slowly over the piece of saw horse I see the marks of my progress. I gently pass over the little imperfections that taught me how not to us a chisel. I think about the progress. I think about the grain and how it measures time. The building of the Krenov saw horses is supposed to take an afternoon, but if you are really skilled you can make it take a month. I am a person with this level of skill. Time is a funny thing and a...

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Changing Blades with a Laguna Tools Drift Master Fence #1: Changing Blades with a Laguna Tools Drift Master Fence

01-29-2010 04:58 AM by woodywoodworker | 10 comments »

After many years of seeing this fence on the Lagunatools website I finally bit the bullet and bought it. When it first came out I spoke with one of the sales guys about it and I was going to have to drill my table to mount it so I held off. About a year later they finally came out with the universal mounting brackets for the fence so I could bolt it right on to my machine and that is exactly what I did. After cutting down alot of curly maple with my resaw king blade it became dull and it w...

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Workshop #12: Shop Quest 2010- Space added (sort of)

01-29-2010 03:37 AM by clieb91 | 2 comments »

So to continue with the clean up of my shop I decided to add a whopping 18 sq ft. To do this i removed a set of storage shelves. The shelves were here when we bought the house and I have since located all of the holiday storage to a new closet under the basement steps. So I figured I can get away with other storage on just one huge set of shelves. The good news is the wood was in fairly decent shape. So I have a pile of wood to recyle into new projects for the shop. I hope to tackle a ...

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New Shinys!! #1: New 14" bandsaw in my future?

01-29-2010 02:50 AM by Jeison | 4 comments »

So one of the big items on my OMG DO WANT list for a while has been a 14” bandsaw (I currently have a 10” Ace benchtop that I got free and that has been a pretty solid performer, but really I need something beefier and bigger.) Considering my budget and the fact there really are other things I do need more, I put it on the back burner for the near future. THEN I see the latest HF add, their 14” is on sale for $299, plus one of my stack of 20% coupons would bring it down ...

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