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Norms Router Station In Progress

07-04-2009 02:29 AM by Brad | 6 comments »

So I’m building Norms Router Station… Almost don’t just need to complete the top and the dust collection on the back side.

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Things I Learned Today in the Shop #1: Today I Learned Three Things

07-04-2009 02:23 AM by thiel | 9 comments »

Today I learned: —It’s really hard to blow sawdust out of the way when you’re wearing a respirator. —Yes, Virginia, I can resaw with my tablesaw —When you buy fancy wood, it’s important to remember what it’s called, or else all the other Lumberjocks will make fun of you when don’t know what it is! —Thiel

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Router Station Top Question

07-04-2009 02:13 AM by Brad | 2 comments »

So I’ve been building Norms Deluxe Router Station and would like some feedback from some folks who’ve been there with this plan. At the moment a phenolic top is WAY outta my wallets reach but I’m wondering if the MDF design norm has works well and for how long? Does it sag after awhile and how much? I’m not mounting a 3 1/4 HP router just my PC690. Anybody had success with the top Norms designed out??? Thanks! - Brad

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Simple clamp rack

07-04-2009 01:43 AM by Craftsman on the lake | 2 comments »

This is nothing spectacular. I was tired of walking across the room to my wall rack for clamps. I don’t have enough room for a mobile clamp rack. One day I saw a dozen clamps on the shelf beneath my bench after I had removed them from a glue job. I though, why not keep an assortment of clamps here at the bench and let the others stay on the wall. Most of the time I only need a few clamps at a time anyway. The result was a simple square shaft from one end of the bench to the other as...

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Upper Deck #4: Uprising

07-04-2009 01:22 AM by Zuki | 11 comments »

I never did anything with the deck yesterday as I had some errands I had to run. This morning I started about 8:00 making sure that I had everything in place to rise the deck. Up inside the door I have a 4×4 36” long that is resting on either side of the door frame. It is kept 3’ off the floor with a strapping legs. I will use this 4×4 as a place to tie off the deck as I tip it up. You can see the heavy duty tie down straps that I will be using to pull the deck into position....

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Step-back Cupboard Build #16: Making the door

07-04-2009 12:36 AM by rwyoung | 1 comment »

I didn’t take a lot of pictures of the process of assembling the door. It is really just the repetition of the same sort of panel glue-up steps and router work illustrated before. A good video podcast of frame and panel door making can be found at 1) Compute final panel size based on door. I know that my rail and stile set creates a 3/8” deep panel groove. Width:2 x StileWidth + RailWidth@Shoulder + 3/4” = 13-7/8” Height:StileLength ...

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Polar Bear: I come in Peace.

07-04-2009 12:15 AM by Karson | 23 comments »

Polar Bear: I come in Peace Norbert Rosing’s striking images of a wild polar bear coming upontethered sled dogs in the wilds of Canada’s Hudson Bay. The photographer was sure that he was going to see the end of his dogs when thepolar bear wandered in. It’s hard to believe that this polar bear only needed to hug someone! The Polar Bearreturned every night that week to play with the dogs. May youalways have love to share, Health to sp...

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jointer revisited #1: old tool , old guy , new idea ! and safe .

07-03-2009 11:49 PM by patron | 26 comments »

for years ( 45 ) i have been using the jointer , and from day 1 , my shop master ( Lincoln Morinaga ) said that this tool was the most dangerous in the shop . in my work , i often have to joint 12’ boards or longer .with or without a helper , this is a tedious and risky task , as you have to force the board down with lots of pressure,to counteract the forces of gravity and increasing outboard sagging .my thoughts , have allways led me to using gravity in my favor , and letting my ̶...

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Bowling Alley Workbench #5: Rain Rain go Away - Rail Rail Done Today

07-03-2009 10:58 PM by PurpLev | 15 comments »

July, and it was pouring rain here in Boston, MA. for the past week. go figure. (although today it cleared out which is really nice). but enough about the weather (as if this will stop us). After completing the basic construction for the leg ends last installment. It was now the time to connect those with rails. The rails are 45” long with 2 1/2” tenon sticking on each side (to a total length of 50” – do the math). They are made of 2 2×4 that were jointed/plane...

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Jellyfish Table #4: Making The Oval

07-03-2009 09:05 PM by Blake | 18 comments »

THE OVAL The apron for this table is going to be a bent-laminated oval: I found a great tutorial on how to draw a simple oval on a website called In the Woodshop with Howard Ruttan. Here are some of the simple drawings on his page: And here is mine: MAKING THE FORM So I cut it out with the jigsaw: Then I used the first oval as a router template to cut its clone: (I broke my favorite spiral router bit in the process) The two MDF form ha...

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