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04-11-2009 08:51 PM by Tim Scoville | 10 comments »

My wife and I have been working with a missionary in Phnom Penh, Cambodia toward creation of a vocational training center for woodworking. The site is a village near Kampong Speu about 25 miles west of the city. We have been taking vacations over there since November 2006. It has grown to include weaving using scrap material pieces from the garment factories. The mission project includes an AIDS hospice called “Garden of Peace” where families dealing with AIDS infection can liv...

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info on old tools

04-11-2009 06:11 PM by shinju | 1 comment »

hello there,well here is a site for all you old tool guy’s out here, it is a very complete site for old tool guy’s looking for info,pic’s and down-loads for any old tool you have so check it out,also i will put up pic;s of my stanley #45 plane, a graet plane to use.thank you for your welcome to this site,shinju

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Craftsman Bungalow Restoration #20: Madness and The Deck

04-11-2009 05:34 PM by gizmodyne | 22 comments »

Home Tour MadnessIn two weeks (April 26) our house is going to be featured on the neighborhood home tour. Over 1000 people will be walking through…. gulp. I have a to-do list longer than my arm. I’ll give you more details on that later. Item 50: Build DeckPreviously we had a crummy set of dilapidated stairs leading to our back door. After some poorly planned landscaping we ended up with a dirt circle. Seen behind me in this picture. On the upside it was a good place ...

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Train Bed #4: Details

04-11-2009 02:34 PM by Chris Davis | 2 comments »

Today I worked on some of the smaller details. I built the smoke stack, cattle guard, the front lights housing, and a ladder. For the smoke stack I used a 8” drain pipe. This was left over from a previous job. I really liked the fitting that is molded to one end. It gave it a little detail without me having to add something up there. To attach it to the front, I cut like a half-lap style joint out of the pipe. I cut it using a circler caw. Since the top of the front of the bed was c...

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Wine Rack Expedition #8: Finishing Process Begun.....

04-11-2009 06:55 AM by Demowen | 2 comments »

Howdy Folks, It’s been a little while since I posted the last blog on the wine rack and it will probably be longer yet till I get the next one out. Here are a few quick pics and such on the finishing process I’m experimenting with…First I taped off the parts that will be a future glue joint. I don’t want the finish the obstruct the glue’s ability to bond the two surfaces together. Then I put on a coat of some good ol’ BLO.. After a day or so (or u...

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04-11-2009 04:36 AM by kosta | 12 comments »

Yo whats up everybody I was just wondering which is a better router a porter cable 1-3/4 1/4 collet or a skil 2-3/4 1/4 collet with the option of a fixed and and plunge base. I have heard a lot about the porter cables but not a lot about the skils.

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A House Warming Gift #6: Wrapping Up....

04-11-2009 04:30 AM by littlecope | 3 comments »

Well, I got to help with the move itself which took me out of town for a day, and I didn’t have to stare at the still-drying letters all day! :-) When I got back, they were finally dry enough. So, after a good nap yesterday, to rest these old bones, I started by removing the tape and positioning the words on the sign.There’s still a little stick-um left from the tape on the bottom, and that helps after eyeballing them into place. They don’t slip and slide around. Since the w...

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Treadle Lathe workbench #8: and it continues...... u might be impressed.

04-11-2009 02:57 AM by jth2bmtsu | 3 comments »

Worked a few random hours the last few days and made pretty good progress. My little brother even got motivated today and whipped out some pretty nice work. We have been working on the tension wheel, headstock, tool rack and hardwood work surface.making of the tension wheel.As in the above pics, the tension wheel is a simple design but should serve the purpose intended (prevent slipping of the drive belt).Headstock. Still have some work to do but the sealed ball bearings and axle are assemble...

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St Michaels Maritime Museum MD #3: The lighthouse

04-11-2009 02:52 AM by Karson | 10 comments »

On April 10, 2009 my son David and i went to the St Michaels Maritime Museum in St Michaels, MD. It is on the Chesapeake Bay. They have a lighthouse that originally was in the bay but it has been removed. Because of the advances in boat electronics and GPS positioning, lighthouses are becoming obsolete. This is the Hooper Straight Lighthouse that was in the Bay. The only two pictures that I took in the lighthouse were the workbench and a table. This is the lens that is...

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St Michaels Maritime Museum MD #2: The Boat Yard

04-11-2009 02:33 AM by Karson | 8 comments »

On April 10, 2009 my son David and I went to the St Michaels Maritime Museum, in St Michaels MD. It is on the Chesapeake Bay. As part of the conservation effort in the museum they rebuild wooden boats that have fallen in disarray. They rebuild them and may add them to their active collection or rebuild it for an owner. Here is the current boat under restoration. The Caleb W. Jones. When completed it will return to an active boat to dredge oysters in the bay and also educate the public thro...

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