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Quarter Round Display Shelf #6: Many Firsts

07-01-2009 05:56 AM by sIKE | 7 comments »

I have been working on this project time permitting. Had end of school year stuff with the kids, a surprise visit from some relatives, and of course been busy traveling for work, so it has been interment to say the best :( So, I got this puppy glued up a couple of weekends ago. After fighting with a shelf that I messed up on and had to remake a new one. Talk about frustation, nothing went right with it and it took me a couple of weeks just to build one new shelf.Now this project has had many...

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My stuff is starting to sell

07-01-2009 03:56 AM by Rustic | 7 comments »

Hey Guys and Gals, Just thought that I would let you all know that I sold another cribbage board (seperate from the craft mall). I also made a double business card holder that can hold at least 5 different sets of business cards. I will try to get a pic of it soon. Sold the board for $15.00 and the card holder for $10.00. I am working on some new stuff for the craft mall too. The bed is on a temp hold until I can get the money together for it. Rick

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AP400 filter upgrade!

07-01-2009 02:33 AM by Gary Fixler | 13 comments »

I got an exciting shipment in today – a canister filter for my Delta AP400 Shopmaster 1HP dust collector! Suction has been declining a lot these last months. The bag has been getting dirty but I just hate spending an hour blowing dust out of the thing. I’m always in a rush, stealing time wherever I can to work on something. It’s also a really filthy task. Some people have backyard decks as big as my entire back yard, and I end up getting dust all over my house, garage...

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Traditional Chinese Woodworking #2: Preparing stock

07-01-2009 01:05 AM by chscholz | 7 comments »

It’s all about efficiency.For us hobbyists it is interesting to see how full-time hand tool users perform the dreaded task of stock preparation. Well, it’s all about efficenty. It is important to note that Liu Shifu currently does not have an apprentice who would possibly be helping preparing stock. Yes, he would like to see someone take over his shop, continue his life’s work so to speak, but this is not an option at this point. In some way it is lucky that we met Liu Shif...

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Episode 4 tool life why are hand tools so expensive

07-01-2009 01:02 AM by kosta | 2 comments »

<div> Click To Play </div> Yo whats up everybody here is episode 4 of the tool life audio podcast. In this episode I talk about moving and why im in Virginia. I also talk about hand tools and why they are so expensive. www.kostasworkshop.blogspot.com Intro T.I what ever you like

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Moving update

07-01-2009 12:45 AM by kosta | 2 comments »

Yo whats up everybody so the moving truck came last Tuesday and they delivered all my stuff to norfolk Let me tell you something you got a whole new respect for movers after I saw the corrigan united van lines crew. The people who moved us were ranked number 1 out of 2,500 crews in 2006 and have been ranked in the top 5 for the last 3 years. Well basically I finished setting up my shop and I filmed a shop tour yesterday and because I havent had internet access in 3 weeks at any house I havent...

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Quarter Round Display Shelf #5: My ROS gave up the ghost!

06-30-2009 08:39 PM by sIKE | 5 comments »

I have everything together now (pictures to follow) and was working on the finish sanding phase and my trusty ole PC 333 Type 4 ROS quit on me. This project has presented mutiple challenges but this is the first tool that it has claimed. Argh, off to the orange box to get me a replacement. First stop though is a look though the reviews here on LJ’s of course!

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Woodshop #1: My workshop

06-30-2009 06:18 PM by Workbench_Warrior | 6 comments »

Ever since the 70’s when I bought my first Saw RAS (Radial Arm Saw) from Sears I have started adding equipment to my shop in the hopes that if I were lucky enough to make it to retirement I would have a well-equipped shop. Though I never had much free time to use any of it, I did manage to get probably more tools than I may ever need (Nah! No such thing as too many tools lol) But now that I did manage to retire last year I am getting my shop in order and setup the way I want it while al...

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Box Fan Into Buffer

06-30-2009 05:13 PM by PineInTheAsh | 7 comments »

Re: The box fan that has been under discussion on LJ for dust collection. Can you remove the typical 5-fin plastic blade on a box fan and turn it into a buffer or put it to other such use? I have the popular under $20. Lasko 20” box fan sold by the big box stores. With its size it would seem a candidate for a nice, slow-turning buffer or even a fine-grit sander. Of course, this all depends on the the motor’s shaft. Is ithe shaft soft plastic? Is it simply too underpowered...

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"Art Box" Tutorial #6: The Lid

06-30-2009 04:42 PM by Andy | 11 comments »

Updated 1/15/12 Regarding wood movement:Depending on the wood you use, where you live, and your own personal experience,y ou may want to allow more clearance.This is what works for me. I really dont allow for any movement at this stage. I know this sounds like trouble waiting to happen, but it works just fine for me. Even if we start off with a snug fit, we will still end up with a small gap around the perimeter. This is due to the final sanding and easing of the edges between lid and l...

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