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Workshop #8: Ever changing, some recent additions

1904 days ago by clieb91 | 1 comment »

Well like most people my shop is everchanging. I have added a few items in the past few months to make it easier to work around the shop. They are projects I suppose but I figured I would just post them here in blog form instead.Since I am going to try out posting this to my new FaceBook page, this is what the shop looked liked in September of 2007… I have added a lot, but that is another story. Recently I have added a multipurpose assembly table… This table has come in qui...

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Pen Turning newbie!

1904 days ago by interpim | 5 comments »

I know this isn’t really much of a project, but the start of a bunch of projects LOL. I just recently purchased this pen starter kit from Penn State Industries And got a set of blanks Now, what do I do? I should receive everything sometime next week, and I have never turned a pen before.Do I need anything special besides what is being offered in the kit? do I need special bushings for each kit I want to make, or do those come ...

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The Workbench #2: The Top

1904 days ago by Wayne Precht | 4 comments »

The top drives every thing else about a workbench. And I gave it a lot of thought. The new bench would occupy the I-Beam work surface area. So, in theory, it could be up to the 8’ length of that system. But, it’s a tight 8’. I frequently have to slide it up or down as the space between the old bench and my drill press setup is about 11’. Also, looking at my usage pattern, I seemed to use about 2’-4’ of space as a work surface and the rest as a place t...

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The Workbench #1: Initial Thoughts

1904 days ago by Wayne Precht | 2 comments »

I have what’s probably a typical shop for the hobbyist furniture maker: a largish room in the unfinished half of a basement of a middling sized house. It’s not huge, but not really tight either. Like everyone in this position, space is at a premium. So in considering my latest workbench evolution, I had to decide exactly what size made the most sense. My current workbench has some advantages, it’s 10’ long, it’s built solidly and sits under a west facing wi...

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Rocking Chairs I Love #7: Rocking Chairs I Love: Dean Ludwig Edition

1904 days ago by Furnitude | 0 comments »

Please check out Dean Ludwig’s beautiful rocking chairs:

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New pattern

1904 days ago by Larry | 3 comments »

Hello everyone, hope you all are doing well today. We received some light snow here this morning but no accumulation. I probably wont be posting much next week I have some MRI’s and Dr. appointments, so prayers are needed and appreciated. Easter is inching ever closer so I have posted a Easter egg pattern for all to download enjoy and God bless my friends

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Spice Box #4: Waiting for the finish to dry

1904 days ago by MedicKen | 1 comment »

I am sure that everyone here knows exactally how boring it is to watch paint dry. Well thats where I am, except its tung oil, not paint. I have the spice box completed and oiled yesterday. Hopefully I can at least one coat of wax on it today, assemble and get some pics done before I have go back to work tomorrow. I have been working on this for a little over a month, ok almost 2 months, and it seems to have consumed me. It was supposed to be a christmas gift for the LOML, but I didnt make it....

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Offset Router Table Stand #1: The Initial Design

1904 days ago by jamieb | 8 comments »

Last week I received the 17” Incra LS Positioner router table fence system that I ordered. Unfortunately I don’t yet have a place to mount it. If I previously had a full-size table, I could just add an extension to accommodate the positioner. However, my existing router table is a cheap benchtop unit made of aluminum, so it’s time to head back to the drawing board—literally. I originally was going to purchase the 27” x 43” offset router table combo at...

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1905 days ago by Blake | 7 comments »

I took down “The Easel Life” and I we will be developing our own websites to make things a little less confusing for potential clients. My new website is I’ve made a few improvements but for the most part it is the same as before. Most of you have seen it but if you haven’t check it out. Comments are more than welcome here. Since the transition there may be some bugs… let me know. Try the email and/or message thingy too so I kn...

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Building a new workbench #2: Four Square

1905 days ago by Loogie | 5 comments »

I spent about 4 hours in the shop this afternoon machining all the parts four-square. I only ended up with one trapezoid! I don’t know what happened with that one. I must not been paying attention at the jointer. I remade that piece and was on my way – luckily it was the smallest component too. So, here’s all the stock. Now it’s time to start doing some real machining.

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