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Tool Gloat

11-21-2010 06:58 AM by RJS | 3 comments »

I seem to be very fortunate in getting woodworking tools, they may be old to other people, but they are great to me. A friend of my DAD’s recently got a new table saw, he gave me his old 10” Craftsman, it is old and so much bigger and better that my 10” Tradesman from Lowes. I love it! It has already helped me to realize that the right tools make a big difference in your skill level. I then traded my junky table saw and a few other cheap hand tools that I have not used for y...

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Build the Tea Party Chair (in under 2 minutes...)

11-21-2010 05:59 AM by ScottMorrison | 8 comments »

I so enjoyed putting together this little preview of my latest video, I just HAD to share…mostly because the music is so darn catchy! I dare your toes to NOT start tapping… you’ll see… I hope you all enjoy the clip…and thanks for watching. Video>

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For the Henry Wood Fans

11-21-2010 05:50 AM by Ecocandle | 0 comments »

Hello All, I have added Chapter 2, to the latest Henry Wood. I hope you like it. http://su.pr/7HZlcY Brian

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Oliver 232 restoration #4: Motor is good to go!!

11-21-2010 05:43 AM by MedicKen | 6 comments »

A little quick update on my progress. The weather here has been a little on the iffy side for painting lately. We have light rain off and on for the past 2 days so I decided to finish the motor. It was completely stripped of all paint and rust and then repainted a nice gloss black. I replaced the bearings and polished the old grease cups. I reassembled the motor and got it ready to run. A few weeks ago I ordered a new VFD to power the motor and it arrived late last week. I temporarily wired t...

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Christmas project! A flower pot swing.

11-21-2010 04:25 AM by Stevinmarin | 12 comments »

Holy cow! Christmas is only a month away. Have you started making gifts? Here’s a little decorative swing that holds a couple of flower pots. I had the most fun making the little ladybug that sits on the swing. Unleash your inner artist: it’s the unexpected details that make a mundane project soar.

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Going Once, going twice ,SOLD.

11-21-2010 04:03 AM by canadianchips | 20 comments »

I did it again. Went to an auction that caught my attention on a website. It was an estate sale, in the picture I caught a glimpse of a Craftsman 113 Table Saw. 3 hp. When I got to the sale there it was, oversized cast iron extensions, 3 HP motoer, very little rust. I waved my hand twice and it is mine. They then proceeded to put everything that went with the saw on the wagon. Miter attachment, Mortise attachment, Bevel attachment, tripod with bearings for extra help with material. I now have...

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Woodworking show results

11-21-2010 03:49 AM by terrilynne | 8 comments »

The Northern Colorado Wood Carvers 18th Annual Show is under way! The Judges have awarded the ribbons.I’m quite pleased with the results. My 3 horses took 3rd and my celtic cross 2nd in the woodworking class.My clydesdale head took 3rd in the scrollsaw class. Mike took 2nd in novice human with Sammantha. I got a few pics of the show. There were some really nice pieces here. My favorite was the fish carved by an older gentleman. He had 2 entered in the c...

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A Little Cabinetree #1: The Concept, the Goals and the Challenges.

11-21-2010 02:48 AM by shipwright | 8 comments »

When it comes to building boats, I guess after 30 years of it I am a professional, but as a hobby woodworker I’m pretty new. Boatbuilding has given me lots of skills and abilities with tools but the scale of projects and the individual manual skills required to make small cabinets and art furniture are totally different. I am a real beginner at this stuff and am having a ball trying to learn everything at once. I retired five and a half years ago, following which my wife and I rebuilt o...

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Drill Press Dust Collector Fixture #1: Drill Press Dust Collector Fixture

11-21-2010 01:45 AM by TheDane | 8 comments »

Several months ago, I ordered the Peachtree Drill Press Dust Collector. When it arrived, I was disappointed because it never occurred to me that the product was not really intended for the type of drill press I have (Performax Model 90219). The problem is the quill on my drill press is only 4 1/2” from the column, and the nozzle is about 5 1/2” long. Peachtree does offer a set of adapters to accommodate 8”, 10”, and 12” benchtop models, but I decided to imp...

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Hand tool workbench #5: Building the top

11-21-2010 01:02 AM by brianl | 6 comments »

Now that I have my base built, it is time to start on the top of the workbench. To do so, I decided to go with a glue-up of 2×4s cut in half. In the end my top should be 48” long and about 30” wide. Here are some initial pieces to show you the scale:    To build the pieces, I cut a douglas fir 2×4 in half, then hand-planed it to remove the rounded corners. I used my number 5 jack plane to remove material and my number 6 to smooth it out. I occasi...

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