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Some Chinese Woodworking

12-31-2009 10:10 AM by naomi weiss | 10 comments »

The woodworking community buzzes about Japanese woodworking (though i wish it would so so more!), but what about Chinese woodworking? It’s hard to find info, but this is close. In this Nova programme, Bashar Altabba, an an engineer from Boston, and Marcus Brandt, a timber framer from Pennsylvania, travel to China to help Professor Tang reconstruct the Rainbow Bridge, built in the Song dynasty. All they have to go on in a 900 year old painting. I feel compelled to warn you that there is ...

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mini wood lathe 4 jaw chuck

12-31-2009 09:56 AM by watcher | 5 comments »

i am looking to buy a 4 jaw chuck for my Excelsior Mini Lathe with the extension bed that i have and i have looked at some that woodcraft has and some that penn state industries have woodcraft are more expensive (oh by the way not wanting to spend much you know how it is) but i dont know anything about the quality of stuff penn state sells like this one here seems to have alot with it and looking at this one at woodcract http://www.woodcraft....

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Where Can I find this Mystery Furniture Hardware?!!

12-31-2009 09:35 AM by Brad | 5 comments » I’ve searched FOREVER with no luck! Anyone know anywhere? Starting a project and need to find theses. Thanks, Brad

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New years eve blue moon

12-31-2009 07:34 AM by GaryBuck | 8 comments »

Hi L.J.’s Not about wood but thought it was interesting. This new years eve, Thursday night is going to be a blue moon. N.Y.E. blue moons only happen every 19 years. The last one was 1990 and the next won’t be around till 2028. So when you go howling up at the moon this new years eve make sure you got your eyes open so you can see it, you never know if you’ll be around to see the next one. Hope all of you and your loved ones have a Happy and Safe new years eve, and hope ne...

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Towel bars

12-31-2009 06:20 AM by richgreer | 5 comments »

My wife wants me to make new towel bars out of wood for the bathroom. These towel bars will have to hold moist towels while they dry. What, if any, finish will hold up to this kind of use? I would prefer not to paint them but that may be my only option.

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Bandsaw Restoration #1: New Old (Really, Really Old...) Toy

12-31-2009 06:06 AM by Jimi_C | 12 comments »

As I mentioned here, I acquired a new toy last night, which I had been considering for a while. I found this on Craigslist, and I started doing some research on OWWM. As it turns out, Power King was a pretty popular machine maker back in the day, and was acquired by Atlas Press Tool Co. (another pretty popular manufacturer) in the late 40’s. The 912 was sold pretty much as-is by Atlas after that, as you can see from the OWWM page (they look almost identical except for the paint color...

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A journey into the workshop. #35: Found the floor. Need to rest, and try again tomorrow....

12-31-2009 05:26 AM by dbhost | 5 comments »

Well, I found the floor, at least the parts not covered with fencing material (still). Tomorrow is another wet and dreary day, so back in the shop I go with the heat on, and get back to cleaning, discarding junk, and organizing… I grabbed my measurements for the space the lathe cabinet / ballast cabinet needs to be in, and am taking that into Sketchup during slow time over the next few days. The cabinet is going to end up made out of 3/4” and 1/2” Birch ply, because th...

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tool quality

12-31-2009 05:26 AM by rdray | 7 comments »

I am trying to decide whether to buy a Grizzly table saw (contractor type) or a Shop Fox. also a band saw. which brand is the best? I do have a Shop Fox dealer close.

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Setting up a wood shop in my 2 car garage. #5: Delta 37-866 6" Jointer

12-31-2009 04:59 AM by Jim | 7 comments »

Purchased this at the local WoodSmith store. It was on sale for $100 off. I had originally purchased a Porta Cable bench top jointer but returned it in favor of a full sized jointer. Everything laid out ready for assembly: As with the other items that I’ve put together so for this was not difficult at all. The first step was putting on the top attaching the drive belt and adjusting the tension. Next up was attaching the cutter head pulley guard / carriage mounting ...

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12-31-2009 02:11 AM by patron | 6 comments »

i got a p.m. in responce to christmas wishes from grizzman , it he said he wasn’t able to get around to well ,and that while in the shop ,he noticed that his stovepipe on the wood stove was rotting , and smoking into the shop .THIS IS A FIRE HAZARD !CAN ANYONE IN HIS AREA PLEASE HELP ?GOD BLESS YOU ALL !

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