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Fishtail Joint #2: Cleaning Up Pins, Drilling the Tails & Final Fitting

09-15-2008 at 10:18 PM by danriffle | 3 comments »

Once all the pins are bored, you’ve got a bunch of waste around the pins that you need to clear away. One way to make quick work of that is to make a pass on the table saw with the blade height set very low. That will clear away most of the waste. I didn’t do that—I did it the hard way with a knife and chisel. i did this because I chose to use some nice clear pine I had for the end pieces but I was afraid I’d have some nasty chipout if I used the table saw. Instea...

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The Non-Electric Chair #7: The Blue Shed

09-15-2008 at 09:39 PM by lethentymill | 1 comment »

In some ways I would be proud to have “Bodger” on my CV. The gentlemen who made chair spindles in the beech woods in and around Buckinghamshire when Charles Dickens was writing were called Bodgers. It’s hard to see where the connection with “botching a job” comes from but there probably isn’t one, apart from the fact that they come from the same, older, root. Bodgers were not “botchers” or “butchers” or “cowboys” even, they were skilled woodsmen who cleaved beech wood and then turned the...

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Fishtail Joint #1: Fishtail Joint Setup, part 1

09-15-2008 at 09:06 PM by danriffle | 8 comments »

By popular demand, here’s the details on how to cut the fishtail joint. For this example, I decided to make a small sliding top box. This is a somewhat complex joint to cut. There are a lot of steps to explaining it, though it goes a lot faster once you’ve done it. (There are a lot of pictures in this explanation as they will probably explain the process better than I will.) The place to begin explaining the joint is with the tools used to make it. The essential tools ar...

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Tell us your funny story

09-15-2008 at 08:56 PM by mcoyfrog | 4 comments »

Ok so i was reading a blog or project here can’t remember which, but it reminded me of a funny thing that happened years ago in my shop. Maybe some of you could chime in on one or two of your mishaps in the shop. So i had this old router table that i had made and the cross members for the legs had holes drilled in them to hold all my router bits. Nice and easy access for quick changes, well i never expected what the hazards could be until it happened…... At the time i had a ...

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09-15-2008 at 05:46 PM by | 5 comments »

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Shop Notes #5: 4 months

09-15-2008 at 05:18 PM by nakamaruchi | 4 comments »

It is four months since I worked in my shop.I have been very very busy for these four months so that I could not do any of my unfinished project. But in Japan thiese three days were three-day weekend and today I could enjoy woodworking. I finished to set a table for my drill press and jointer. Afrter that I made a small step for my two year son. It was surprising that I could make it for a short time though before I couldn’t do anythig after a long contemplation. Perhaps It wa...

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Hi, my name is John and I am a Tool Junkie #1: Grizzly Tent Sale - Muncy PA - Sept 13, 2008

09-15-2008 at 04:28 PM by John | 9 comments »

Where can you buy 1000 (full size) sheets of (nice, waterproof) sandpaper for $1.00? Those were the first things to go; I managed to grab 2 boxes in the frenzy, one box of 150 grit, one of 280… Need a sheet? let me know! At 8:00 Saturday morning, Grizzly Industrial’s annual tent sale in Muncy PA opened their doors. I thought I would check this thing out, and actually got there 15 minutes early thinking I would take a look around before the crowds showed up at 10:00 or so…...

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Treadle Lathe #5: The Plot Sickens...

09-15-2008 at 04:46 AM by Texasgaloot | 6 comments »

I’m not a metal worker. I actually got some shop time this weekend. Not enough, it’s never enough! I had the opportunity to continue the lathe saga, and to “engineer” some of the metal parts. Now, I never purported to be a metal worker, but after a couple of tries the axle/crank came out better than I had hoped, in terms of nice crisp bends. I may find that the length of the crank arm (to use cycling nomenclature) is too long, resulting in a wildly flailing Pitt...

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Tool thoughts #10: All Moved in... now on to the sorting phase...

09-15-2008 at 04:14 AM by NedB | 5 comments »

After nearly two and a half years in storage, I finally moved all of my stuff into the shop tonight. Here’s ‘proof’ that I emptied the storage unit… Now I know it doesn’t LOok empty, but as far as stuff I’m going to keep in the shop it is. The dishwasher and desk (including the box of shelves and hardware) are on craigslist as I type, and I’m giving them one week to ‘move’ then they go to charity as a donation, or to the curb with a &#...

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Grand Daughters Crib #2: Outside curved panels

09-15-2008 at 03:07 AM by Les Hastings | 9 comments »

The form is made first out of 3/4 mdf. The size is 30 3/4” wide by 41” long by 6 1/2” tall. It consisits of a base and 21 pcs. cut in a curve to match the outside edge of the legs minus 5/8”. The 5/8” is to allow for a 3/8” thick finished panel with a reveal left of 1/4” on the leg. The panel will be out of one piece of bender board and one piece 1/8” bending birch. First I bagged the Rift Walnut veneer to the 1/8” bending birch with it ...

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