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New Workbench #1: Getting Started

03-25-2010 05:06 AM by michaelray | 1 comment »

I’ve decided to build a new workbench. The sorry thing I’m using now does not really qualify as one. Maybe as an assembly table or work surface, definitley not a real workbench. I’ve posted more details about the decision that led me to build a new bench and choice of materials on my personal blog. —thanks for looking.

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Extremely Average #82: A talk about deadlines...

03-25-2010 04:49 AM by Ecocandle | 4 comments »

I quoted a well know cat author’s writing buddy tonight. The quote pertained to deadlines and I wrote a bit about how I approach my projects. I also made some good progress on the router table fence. There are picture too. http://bit.ly/bGbSVw :-) Meow.

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island #1: what stain would use

03-25-2010 04:37 AM by seancarole | 2 comments »

The top and drawers and doors are oak the sides are birch plywood, I am thinking dark tung oil on top and mission oak poly on the rest…

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Got some Birthday money burning my hands

03-25-2010 04:02 AM by Rustic | 10 comments »

Well, I got some money for my birthday and it is starting to burn my hands. It has already burned my pockets LOL. I am planning on updating my drill press. The old one popped a spring last week. I had a tool shop bench top drill press from Menard’s. It was a great runner, but I am going to upgrade to a tradesman 10 inch drill press. As I can afford a tradesman and not the major brands. I am also going to get a card scraper holder from Woodcraft for 10 bucks. Will post picks and a rev...

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STOVE TOP PHOTOS #2: Hydrostone Scarab tiles

03-25-2010 03:35 AM by Dan'um Style | 2 comments »

Hydrostone Tiles and a photo of the original Owens tile. ..

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A 14" Grizzly comes to Matthews, NC #2: Slowly it decsends...the creepy, spine tingling noise it makes...

03-25-2010 03:02 AM by AnnaCatherine | 7 comments »

the lift sent chills up my spine. The UPS Freight driver told me he was told to make my delivery last. I muttered my disappointment but then guy said he didn’t know why. He apologized as he was aware of what he was delivering. All was okay, the box was here and I was about to venture into unknown land. Then as he pulled the pallet jack to the back of the truck I saw it. It was blaring out at me, laughing…a huge gaping hole in the box!! NNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO...

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Movement trials and tribulations

03-25-2010 03:02 AM by Tim Dahn | 3 comments »

After receiving the movement I purchased from Merrits antiques I spent an evening trying to get it to run on the test stand for more than a couple minutes. I finally decided I had a defective movement and after tweaking on this thing for a couple of hours I also decided I did not want to try another. The movement I bought was a copy of the American 8 day movement made in India and I would not recommend using this movement, the quality is just not there. I can recommend Merrits they were easy ...

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HELP!

03-25-2010 02:19 AM by noahsdad86 | 2 comments »

I am making a red oak box for friends birthday. We were in the Marines together and I thought it would be slick to put a Marine Corps sticker on the inside of the box under the lid. I t is one of those foil stickers. I want to do a daft spray lacquer finish to make it purdy. Do I go on top of the sticker or spray first then apply the sticker. i wanted to spray the sticker on so it is really permanent but am concerned about something bad happening like the sticker or lacquer turning becau...

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The French Drawer Bottom Explained

03-25-2010 02:04 AM by rolltopbox | 5 comments »

I put together this video to show how I make a drawer with a “French Bottom”. As I state during the video, I have been making drawers this way since the late 70’s. I have been unable to find any reference to this construction on line (without paying) or in my collection of literature. I will keep looking. I have this image in my head that I think is from a book about furniture construction. It would really be nice if I could learn how to use Google SketchUp and put up...

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Bench Cookies

03-24-2010 10:41 PM by randyb | 6 comments »

Today I used my new “Bench cookies” for the first time. I have to say they are cool! I was working on a new router table top, I needed to flush trim the edges and do some sanding, I had my workmate sitting there so I set the top down and thought I would have to clamp it down. I remebered my cookies and gave them a try, Impressive! if you don’t have a set you should pick some up.

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