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Karate belt display #2: The Design Layout

02-06-2010 06:30 AM by WoodshopJoe | 1 comment »

Directly after obtaining the go ahead I came straight home to start working on the layout know that I was going have to use the computer to determine all the geometry of the piece. So I turned to Google Sketchup to help with the task. Sketchup takes a bit to get used to, but having some CAD experience helped me to work through the essential details. I started by importing the photoshop image into Sketchup and then proceeded to start to layout the boards that best fit the serpentine fluid...

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Extremely Average #35: Henry Wood Detective Agency_Thursday Morning

02-06-2010 06:02 AM by Ecocandle | 11 comments »

Henry woke up early and couldn’t get back to sleep. The furniture warehouse didn’t open until 8 am, but the clock said it was 3 am. He had been asleep for 4 hours. He laid there for another hour and decided he might as well get an early start. An egg sandwich, cup of joe at the diner, and some pleasant conversation with Mable; the sassy little waitress and he had killed an hour. He rolled into the office at around 6:30 and made a list. Call Luna and ask if she has heard from her f...

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jointer problems

02-06-2010 05:20 AM by tunk valley custom woodworks | 4 comments »

i need some input from every one im having a small problem with my jointer im trying to joint some 3/4 oak for door panels and for some reason one of the boards keeps sniping on the end of the cut i have tried runing the grain the oppisite direction and it still does it but only on one board not any of the other ones i am stumped here i even called a1jim at home this evening and he was kinda stumped too has this happened to any one else? im leaning to think its the one board if any one has an...

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combining last blog entry together

02-06-2010 04:59 AM by Den | 19 comments »

The first thing about making flutes are 1. You will need a Tuner, which you can get at a music store, tell them what you are planing to use it for and they should help you with that, I believe you can buy one for about $30.00 or less. 2. You will need a router that can hold a 7/8 (mm 22.225) (2.2225 cm) router bit, and if you think that you will be getting serious about making alot of flutes you might want to consider a Router that holds a 1/2 (mm 12.7) (1.27cm)and 1/4 (6.35 MM) (6.35 cm) ...

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Not quite in the workshop... #5: Almost done with the electrical upgrades for the lights...

02-06-2010 04:33 AM by dbhost | 5 comments »

I got home from work today and put the finishing touches on, and double checked my connections for the newly added outlets, and fixture in the shop light circuit. I have moved one of the overhead lights into position, and will be real happy to get the rest done. I discovered while up on the ladder today that I have a mismatched shop light fixture. This is also the light that doesn’t want to start up real well, and buzzes when it is really hot, or really cold. Between this, and the on...

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Alaska Jim's Comments of the Day #13: Tool stuff, jointer and router...............

02-06-2010 03:47 AM by Jim Bertelson | 10 comments »

Act 1Today was productive in the shop. I was going to get the baby jointer up and running so I could fix my sled fence glue up, which, really was fairly close the second time. After running some errands, I assembled the Delta Bench Top jointer. You know, the one I bought for about $200 on closeout in September, I think. Got it out of the box for the first time yesterday and removed the glunk. Today I assembled the fence and the guard, fast, no brainer. Decided I wanted to clamp it to my be...

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Clog Making Shoes. Cira 1923

02-06-2010 03:32 AM by Karson | 18 comments »

American Woodworker sent out an e-mail that had a video from 1923 on making clogs, spoons, and chair making. They didn’t have talkies in 1923, we’re probably lucky that they even had movies in 1923. Very interesting. If anyone can translate it please let us know. It might be from Sweden.

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Arts & Crafts Dining Room Set #16: My Final Answer...

02-06-2010 03:19 AM by CaptainSkully | 7 comments »

I took everyone’s advice and went out into the shop this morning to fix the lock-miter. I ran a couple of test pieces of poplar through, both moving the fence forward and back (I kept the height the same to reduce variables). Ironically, although the two pieces of poplar fit together poorly, each one fit the previously routed oak very nice. Since I couldn’t figure out how to make that work, I just glued the legs up as is. I know, I know… Anyway, after sufficient time ...

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Latest Lowe's (In)Experience

02-06-2010 02:54 AM by Uncle_Salty | 11 comments »

Got a technology grant through Perkins (don’t worry if you don’t get this part; vocational educators will get it!). We didn’t want to make the committment… yet… of a CNC router system, so I convinced my Administrators to go with the least comment denominator… the Carvewright. I know, I know… I have read the reviews… talked to owners, etc. But with my amazing mechanical abilities, I figured I could keep it up and running for a couple of years ...

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A Flag Display Box #3: Starting the Shoulder Cutting

02-06-2010 02:19 AM by littlecope | 14 comments »

I suppose if I had a hundred of these to make, and unlimited resources and equipment, I would probably make up some sort of beveled sled, and cut these with a Dado Blade or a Router Bit. But I only have to make one, and with the simplest of tools…So after cutting and fitting the piecesI took one of the sides and clamped it to a kitchen chair!!Herein lies one of the reasons I left the fingers over-long. They make a great guide for the Hand Saw action that follows, cutting down the sides ...

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