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English garden furniture project #1: First chair

12-13-2009 05:42 PM by NH_Hermit | 3 comments »

Here’s the first chair. I plan on building another one, plus two side tables, a bench and coffee table for the deck off my guest apartment. I purchased the plans on line, but I’ve always had trouble following rules, so the final product somewhat different than what the plans called for. I used scrap 2×6 treated pine left over from building the apartment and deck, instead of cedar or red wood the plans called for, simply because it was scrap laying around.

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It was my birthday yesterday, but I was not home, I was in Ise City.

12-13-2009 04:22 PM by Junji | 17 comments »

It was my birthday yesterday, but I was not home, I was in Ise City.Yes, there was a concert there and I stayed there a night. Ise is just like Mecca of Shinto in Japan, there are 2 big shrines there so I went to both of them before the rehearsal and before the concert.I thought some of you might like these photos so I am uploading some. First I went to Geku, it was only 15 minutes walk from the hotel I stayed, so I went there after breakfast before I left there for the concert. From For...

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A journey into the workshop. #28: A mantle clock underway in the shop.

12-13-2009 06:07 AM by dbhost | 8 comments »

So the mantle clock project is underway, the walnut and oak strips are cut, and the stripe section is glued up and drying in the clamps… It is now too late to run power tools, so the cross section will need to wait until tomorrow. I had a $10.00 off any purchase of $20.00 or more at Woodcraft coupon, so I got my walnut there. I really only needed / wanted 2 board feet anyway, just enough to finish up this project, and maybe do another one for MY desk after Christmas is over…...

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Jet JSG-6 Restoration #4: New Platen & Pad Installed, I'd Call This Project Done!

12-13-2009 05:48 AM by BlankMan | 9 comments »

Well the platen arrived Wednesday and the pad for it arrived Friday so I was able to put ‘er together and she’s good to go. Waiting for the new on/off switch yet, that will arrive Tuesday but if I need to, I can use it. Had it running today to adjust the belt tracking, that was fairly easy. Put a 120 grit belt on for starters so we’ll see and I’ll go from there. I was going to post a before and after of the belt’s cast iron table to show the results of using T...

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progress of the left side of my kitchen

12-13-2009 05:48 AM by woodchic | 41 comments »

Hey Everyone! The left side of my kitchen is really beginning to look like a kitchen. I am gettiing very excited, because the next step we are taking tommoro, is putting my kitchen sink in….......YAY!!! I have three more cabinets to build. Two upper that go on each side of my stove, the third goes above my refridgerator. The two upper cabinets that go on each side of my stove are 60 inches long. They fit on the top of my countertops. My husband is installing granite tile for my c...

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steelcity granite top cabinetsaws

12-13-2009 04:39 AM by john mayorga | 2 comments »

really wondering if anyone has a review or opinion on these types of tabelsaws?

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simple cnc software

12-13-2009 04:02 AM by woodlackey | 0 comments »

Hi, I am looking for simple cnc software to create irregular shapes. It must be compatible with Fanuc controller or standard G-code output. I would prefer that the system be inexpensive or shareware. It would be great if offered input/output in other formats to read in and out of this system to other systems or to access data directly. It doesn’t have to have nesting. I have previous experience with programming and G-code so it doesn’t have to be aimed at beginners but if ...

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General Comments #1: Festool Envy

12-13-2009 12:37 AM by DonFaulk0517 | 12 comments »

I was at my local Woodcraft store today watching various demos of Festool projects. I am amazed at the reliability and feel of the tools. Their performance seems unmatched… the only problem is having to take out a mortgage to pay for them. Since I am in the process of putting heat into my garage workshop, I can not afford these tools… yet! The heat is important since the first snow/freeze of the season here in Michigan hit this week, at 14 degrees F… reminding us that winter...

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Tool Life audio podcast episode 14

12-12-2009 11:07 PM by kosta | 2 comments »

In this episode of the tool life audio podcast I talk about some shop improvments and some problems that need to be fixed. I also do a review of Neil Lamens Furnitology 101 dvd. If you havent seen his dvd then you should get a copy.

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Drill Clutch, Use them or lose Them?????? #1: Drill Clutch, Use Them or Lose Them?????

12-12-2009 09:21 PM by Tony Z | 25 comments »

Here’s a quick poll for everyone. Almost all cordless drills now come equipped with a clutch with up to 20+ settings. Does anyone out there use them???? I keep mine set on the most powerfull setting, or on my drills, the setting with the picture of the drill bit. If I need some finesse, in driving a screw for example, I just take my time and feather the trigger. What are your thoughts? I will post the results after I get enough responses. Please answer with the following answers: A. ...

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