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Barrister Book Case Tutorial #5: Rockler's Barrister Slides

08-30-2009 08:59 PM by Scarcraig01 | 4 comments »

I was going to use Rockler’s Barrister slides because as I mentioned before I’m not very happy with the current set up for how the doors work using the plansnow solution of groves and pins. This solution works alright once you get use to it and it is pretty simple and cost effective, but I was really hopeful that I could get the Rockler hardware to work because it looked like it would have made for a smoother operation.

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When You're Stuck Clamp

08-30-2009 05:39 AM by Roger Clark aka Rex | 9 comments »

Yes I admit I went to HF today – ref: previous blog.I looked at this covertable clamp and was quite taken back. This is it as a clampNow it’s a screwdriverSee the socket wrench?Another wrenchNeed a hammer? Pry bar and nail puller Not the sort of item everyone would want but as an emergency tool in your trunk, not badIf in doubt about this tool consider it cost $1.87 !!!!! Yeah I got 2 if them, one for the trunk, one for the house.

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Pocketbook Clamp

08-30-2009 05:21 AM by Roger Clark aka Rex | 8 comments »

I have 2 Wolfcraft corner clamps listed at $22.99 but I got them for $18.49 each and I have been satisfied with their performance. Today I ventured into HF (Shhhh some Pros might hear) and saw the same clamps for $6.95 each. The differnce seems to be no Wolfcraft Logo. See for yourself. I bought 2.

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Kitchen re-finish

08-30-2009 05:06 AM by MaxS | 9 comments »

Ugggghhhhhh….2/3rds of the way through on this and can’t wait for it to be over. It looks good…but this isn’t fun. Re-finishing is about as fun as smacking myself in the face with a hammer.

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Barrister Book Case Tutorial #4: Allow me to introduce myself...

08-30-2009 03:27 AM by Scarcraig01 | 2 comments »

I thought I would take a time out from the tutorial and introduce myself and provide some information on my background and experience. My interest in building things and tools started around the age of 11. My grandpa was always puttering around in the garage messing with tools etc. and I was often out there with him. Also, a guy in our neighborhood had a Shopsmith and was always working on a project. I use to hang out in his garage for hours and bug the hell out of him! One day a fr...

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Workbench #4: New found respect

08-30-2009 02:02 AM by KellyS | 5 comments »

Since I posted last, I’ve been busy working on my bench. I power planed all my reclaimed Poplar and while my wife was out of town this week, I starting laminating my bench top. Good thing she was out of town. The weather was bad and I don’t have enough room in the shop, so I glued everything up in our living room floor….l was careful to put down paper to keep from getting glue all over the carpet. Glad to have her back though, she helped me this morning with the final glue up., plenty of clam...

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waxing the table

08-29-2009 11:27 PM by JoshO | 7 comments »

I just got the opportunity to use the table saw for the first time after cleaning the surface rust off and waxing it. All I can say is wow!I never realized that using it could have been so blissful. I may not replace my saw this fall after all. I know the philosophy about taking care of something, and it will take care of you. But in my defense, until LJ, I never would’ve guessed that waxing the table was a maintenance task. My thanks goes out to all the LJ’ers out there that ...

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Barrister Book Case Tutorial #3: Finishing up the bases

08-29-2009 07:30 PM by Scarcraig01 | 1 comment »

A 1/4 inch piece of plywood is glued over the slats on the base to give the bottom of the boxes a smoother look. (otherwise you would see the 3 piece slat system.) The 1/4 solid wood strip provides not only a way to hide the plywood edge, but it also functions as a door stop. If you follow the plans to get the size for the bottom piece you will come up short! This is because the thickness of the ply is not exactly 3/4. This will make the bottom approx. 1/8 short because you will be ...

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schooling #1: looking for woodworking seminars, classes

08-29-2009 05:54 PM by Russ | 9 comments »

Hi all, i have been trying to find some sort of training for woodworking. was planning to go to asheville but the website has disappeared :(

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Custom Closets

08-29-2009 05:10 PM by wdkits1 | 7 comments »

I got the last set of shelves installed in the first closet. The owners were very pleased with the end product so now the work begins on closet # 2 which is a little bigger than the first. I used a total of 235 bd ft in closet #1 which was right in line with what I had figured. Did take a little longer than I had figured but still did alright.

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