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An Evening in the Shop #1: Homemade Knobs and Handles

10-29-2010 04:43 AM by ChunkyC | 0 comments »

I make nearly all of knobs and handles for shop jigs and fixtures in the shop. (clicking the picture will open a full sized version) I’ve made small ones: Large ones: and tonight, Wing Nuts. The design came from ShopNotes 29 (I think it was issue 29). I’ve been wanting to make some of these for a very long time but just never got around to it. I save a lot of the small cutoffs of hard wood that I generate in the shop. I have a five gallon bucket that is overflowi...

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The Basement #4: Crosscut Sled

10-29-2010 04:42 AM by JL7 | 5 comments »

This sled is mostly re-purposed materials and patterened after the Woodsmith online design. The differences are I used a standard T-track (instead of the Kreg track), designed my own stop jig and built my own knobs out of mdf. The really cool thing about this jig is the removable extension stop + the adjustable throat opening for allowing dado cuts. Please excuse the purple color, it was part of the fact that my shop used to be a family room and those panels were doors from the barR...

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The great glueup: A table saw massacre

10-29-2010 04:26 AM by smgaines | 11 comments »

A travesty has occured. I went into my shop this evening and someone has obviously come into my shop and glued up a panel on my table saw. Why would anyone do such a thing? If they would have just asked me I would have said that I know that the table saw top is the flattest surface in the shop, but no matter how tempting it is you should never do a glue up on your table saw top. Even though this mystery person put newspaper down on the top which caught the glue except it bled through the ...

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A Challenge

10-29-2010 01:44 AM by Russel | 14 comments »

I was feeling a bit predictable so I set myself a challenge. I had three boards that, on the surface, looks less than pretty. So, I decided I would make “something” with them. Here are the three boards: The two on the right are Ash with some rather interesting discoloration. The one on the left was “I know not what” when I started. I started by cutting the left board in half, and then cutting it again at the split. I flattened on side and glued the two p...

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Not exactly woodworking, but close enough. #15: More DC progress pics...

10-29-2010 01:30 AM by dbhost | 13 comments »

I’ve got the drops for the Band Saw, Drill Press, Lathe, and one of the overhead drops, this one for the workbench, all done and glued up. The drop for the lathe keeps, well drooping, which I halfway expected. I avoided that with the band saw and drill press drops by supporting the Wyes with strap. I am not sure how to do that with the 2 45 degree elbows. I’ll figure it out though… All in all it is looking really good. I am a little further behind than I had expected, but...

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Need help joining these logs!

10-29-2010 01:00 AM by steelcity73 | 11 comments »

I need to cup the small log to fit around the other log and the 45* angle is throwing me for a loop? Not sure what tool/tools i need to accomplish this?

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10-29-2010 12:35 AM by rivergirl | 44 comments »

I have a spalted cherry slab that is a very beautiful piece of wood, but I am not sure what to do with it. The slab is about 4 feet high- 1 inch thick. Width at the bottom is about 14 inches and it tapers to about 6 inches (maybe less) at the top. I am hoping you guys could provide some suggestions- What to do with the slab? The pictures aren’t great, and I will try to get some new ones tomorrow in the daylight. (It was getting dark when I took these ones. THANKS!

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Making your tools

10-29-2010 12:06 AM by WoodsmanWoodworker | 9 comments »

I’m trying to still gather my tools, and even attempting to make my own now if you’ve seen my last few projects. Is there any tools you all reccomend i make? I’m up for making anything in the future, not just specific things, so if you have a tool that you enjoy and made yourself or think you could have had made, please list it here. Anything and everything will at least be considared if i feel i am able to make it, so i appreciate it the help, thanks all. I want to buy...

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Wood, wood quiz and some bla, bla, bla

10-28-2010 10:07 PM by stefang | 15 comments »

Hi fellow LJer’s, I bought some wood today. I thought it might be interesting (for me at least) to show you what $200 (Nkr.1,400) buys you here in Norway. I wonder how that compares to what can be purchased for the same amount in the U.S.A. or the equivalent in Canadian dollars? As you can see, I also bought a 4 pk of Rockler Bench Cookies. ““ The red bits are about 9,85 bdft of Mahogany, The long white piece is 0,44 bdft. of Sycamore, and lastly 1,77 bdft. block of my...

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mahogany bed

10-28-2010 09:52 PM by dub560 | 0 comments »

I’m getting closer to the finish but I just noticed my grain direction is heading in different ways with the foot and head board. Also the top is a bit wobbly I may have to add more supports to it

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