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Delta Scroll Saw--Questions

08-31-2010 04:17 PM by Geedubs | 19 comments »

I just picked up a used Delta 40-560 scroll saw for $40 off of Craigslist…that frugal marketplace for the carefully adventurous. It needed some cleanup, including a thorough cleaning of the table with Simple Green, sandpaper and wax. It now looks pretty darned good although it looks like I have to realign the table to the blade. My concerns are primarily related to the blade. Being a scroll saw virgin, I did not know anything about traditional chucks vs. quickset chucks. Although t...

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SPIRAL DESIGN #2: The construction...Selection of wood

08-31-2010 03:45 PM by BertFlores58 | 9 comments »

It took me a different trial of wood samples. Since the plan is to have it done in endgrain, I have to select the wood that will not break at thickness of 7 mm or nearly 3/16 inch. I used my own strength for testing it. I have found several strong wood mostly 2/3. Cut them into desired pieces and looks like this. Another difficulty is select proper combinations of color depending on the design. I need some contrast to emphasize the design. I have to test the pieces by spraying wa...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #89: Back to the Shop!

08-31-2010 01:36 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 10 comments »

Sometimes I am just like a child. I guess that age has nothing to do with maturity, does it? Here I was yesterday, doing what I was supposed to be doing (drawing) and my partner called that he got off of work early. By early, I mean it was about 2pm. He asked if I wanted to head to Bernie’s and re-saw that wood we got on Friday (I guess he is a child, too!) and it took me about half a second to answer YES! I have been thinking about all those beautiful wood pieces since we got ba...

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Sandpaper Tip

08-31-2010 11:48 AM by bigchopperoo | 5 comments »

Here’s the last tip for those scrap blocks laying around your shop.

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08-31-2010 07:35 AM by Kimberly | 2 comments »

Does anyone have a good resource for building or purchasing a Tuscan style column?

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The retired life #1: Adjusting

08-31-2010 05:55 AM by Russ | 8 comments »

It has been 3 weeks since I “retired”, on vacation but once that is done then it is for real. In this period of time there have only been about 3 days off. It is exciting to get to the shop and work on techniques and build things. The shop is mostly clean and stays that way because the average time i spend in it is about 7 hours a day. It is humorous to me that I was concerned if I would use my time wisely, it seemed too easy to relax and let the time slip by but that has not bee...

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08-31-2010 05:24 AM by learnin2do | 3 comments »

it still has glue all over. i think i will have to glue it back on after finishing.

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Extremely Average #238: Nearing the Finish Line

08-31-2010 05:07 AM by Ecocandle | 4 comments »

Hello, I am nearly done with the tiny boxes. I put some Tung oil on several of them last night and learned a couple of valuable lessons. Brian

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Secrets of the String Box Revealed #7: Oh No!

08-31-2010 04:30 AM by newTim | 6 comments »

I wonder if the Mona Lisa’s smile was a cover up for a mistake. Seems like I’ve gotten pretty good at making mistakes in the shop. Hopefully, I’ve gotten just as good at fixing them. It wasn’t the Mortise Pal’s fault. I was getting so wrapped up in my photo journalism that I made a common mistake. I lined the centerline of the jig with the wrong line on the target! As you can see from the pictures, instead of lining the jig up on the center I lined it up ...

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Where to buy european cabinet hinges

08-31-2010 01:58 AM by jim1953 | 9 comments »

Just checking to see the best place to buy european cabinet hinges. Am building my daughters kitchen cabinets and she wants to use the euro style hinges. I am looking at the full overlay and have found a HUGE price difference. In the Grizzly catalog they have some for $1.95 per pair, and other places I have checked they range $5.00 each on up, some even as much as $9.00.Is this price at Grizzly to good to be true? Or just cheap hinges? Have never used this type before so would like some input...

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