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finally getting close to the finishing room ...

04-01-2009 05:33 AM by kordwood | 9 comments »

I’ve been working on a big Stickley designed double bookcase for way too long, but I’m closing in on it now. Finally put the tongue-and-groove back boards on, all the shelves are done (middle shelves are fixed, top and bottom shelves adjustable … it was too tall for me to get a full top to bottom shot, so you can’t see all the shelves in this pic), it’s all glued up and ready for some final sanding. It’s coming out fairly well, if I do say so myself.But it&...

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Hitachi drill or new battery

04-01-2009 03:35 AM by Al | 11 comments »

I have a 14 volt Hitachi drill ( about 4 years old). Latley the charge does not hold and I assume it’s the battery life going rather than the drill itself. Since this is my first battery operated drill I’m not sure which is the problem. My instincts tells me it’s the battery…................your input is always well received. Thanks for all your past help. Al

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Adirondack Chair of a Sort - The Jigs

04-01-2009 03:15 AM by CedarFreakCarl | 7 comments »

Ok, I didn’t know these Adirondack chairs would generate so much interest. As a result, the plans I sent out to several different LumberJocks didn’t include any construction methods or any provisions for the jigs I used when I constructed them. Here are some pictures of the jigs I made as well as more pictures that I took whilst they were in the making. The idea here is to construct the first chair the way you want it, then make these jigs so that when you make the rest of the c...

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Plane Restoration #1: Bedrock 603 - Before

04-01-2009 02:38 AM by depictureboy | 7 comments »

Well now is the beginning of my Journey…..I guess I am going to get some evaporust and get started. Ill windup getting a hock blade and frog more than likely…. I got it for $2.50…..along with a 220 block plane for another 2.50….

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Treadle Lathe workbench #4: The frame continues....

04-01-2009 01:12 AM by jth2bmtsu | 1 comment »

Working with reclaimed wood is rewarding but can be a real challenge. This particular wood is so hard, I broke a drill bit and got multiple screws stuck in the wood. Oh well, at least a tree wasn’t cut down for this project, yet! Today, I started some assembly. Check out my work. I also wanted to add another picture of the concrete portion of the flywheel for your review. I think I resolved the sizing issue. I was able to weigh the flywheel today and it weighed right at 80lbs.

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The Gazebo #4: The Roof

03-31-2009 11:45 PM by MsDebbieP | 6 comments »

March 31/09 slowly but surely our gazebo is transforming.bye-bye tarps for a roof and hello sheet metal!!

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No sharpen draw knife

03-31-2009 11:09 PM by Craftsman on the lake | 9 comments »

I thought some people might be interested in my drawknife. It never dulls. Ever. This is a picture (below) of one of my draw knives. I have three but this one is special and very, very different. It was made around 1976 and has been used a lot. The thing is, I can’t dull it, and I can’t sharpen it. Now, I’ve never tried purposely to dull it. I’ve used it mostly to carve guitar necks in mahogany and maple. And I’ve used it on other things too but always respect...

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no end vice

03-31-2009 09:35 PM by louie | 4 comments »

Just wanted to let you in on a jig, I just made for my self. I have a self made bench, but no end vice for clamping, on it for gluing or painting work. Any way I use round dogs and then clamp the work at the end. I was feeling sorry for my self for not having a vice, so I figured I would do the next best thing. Using my drilled press, I took one of the dogs on its flat side, using a 5/8 bit then tapped it. I got a 5/8 bolt about 6” long screwed it in and put a jig kit knob on the...

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phenolic plywood - what is it

03-31-2009 07:18 PM by PrarieBoy | 5 comments »

I’ve done a liittle research and best I can tell is that phenolic plywood is just an “new name” for HDO plywood.I searched for plywood on Google and went to the APA site. And HDO is a phenolic resin overlay as is MDO – MDO being cheaper about $60 for a 4×8 sheet while HDO is about $100 per 4×8 sheet (both in 3/4 inch).does anyone else know of a difference in phenolic vs HDO. I suspect phenolic plywood is just local jargon for an otherwise easily found prod...

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The Craftsman's Path #61: Sculpted Rocking Chair - Shaping the Seat

03-31-2009 04:37 PM by Mark Mazzo | 0 comments »

After a quick task with on front legs on the chair, it was finally on to some of the sculpting – starting with the seat. Take a look at this post on my blog for details and a pictorial of the process. Thanks for reading!

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