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Workshop #10: A quick update

10-29-2008 11:55 AM by Callum Kendall | 5 comments »

I thought it would be a good idea to let you know whats going on, I have not been able to work on the workshop as much as I would like, but progress is being made. I will do a full blog when it is completed. Callum

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Bookcase with Sliding Doors #12: Time to make a router table

10-29-2008 06:28 AM by mdoan | 1 comment »

Had to take a timeout to make this router table extension. It’s a torsion box design with router lift and fence.

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Crafts Shows R Us #3: Getting it together

10-29-2008 06:14 AM by closetguy | 15 comments »

Ok, so I got my canopy, my tables, my brown table cloths, merchant account, my product, and all the government paperwork done so I am finally ready to do shows. I just need to fill out my contact information, send them a check and show up. Wrong! It seems that most shows, particularly the good ones, have an application due date that, in some cases, are 6 to 9 months prior to the show. I can see the school of “hard knocks” is kicking in and graduation is a long way off. I called up a prom...

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"New" Table Saw #2: Begin Rust Removal

10-29-2008 05:43 AM by Jon Parker | 4 comments »

Well, I spent last evening trying to remove the rust from my table saw. It’s much harder than I expected. I tried WD-40, BD Wells Rust Remover, Engine Gunk Remover, and some all-natural super-cleaner my wife had. The thing that worked best was some very fine metal sandpaper. I was careful not to sand too much and ruin the top of the table. I’m still prob. only 1/2 way there, but I’m making progress. Before: Before – Closer: After:

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Grand Daughters Crib #7: Making Feet/ Starting Rails

10-29-2008 03:35 AM by Les Hastings | 11 comments »

I’ve been debating for a while now,,,,,what kind of feet should this crib have? I’m running our of time so something simple, yet goes with the rest of the design. Needs to be fast to make, since time is running out. Ah Ha! I have it! Here’s Grandpa back in the shop hard at work at the lathe….... The feet have been started (one extra for a sample) But they look like just a plain ole ball Grandpa! Yes they are just a plain ole ball,,,,,,but I’m not ...

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Kitchen Remodel #7: Cabinet building continues

10-29-2008 03:34 AM by Karson | 15 comments »

Well I’ve still been busy building additional cabinets. I’m working on the lower cabinets, because the upper cabinets need to match placement of the lower cabinets and I’m now working myself into a corner. That’s the sink corner. Old picture. It’s just to the right of the range. So what I’ve accomplished is building the cabinets to the left of the range. The range is being moved about 18” to the left so the cabinets that I’m building...

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Hand Planes #5: Plane restorations

10-28-2008 06:28 PM by dsb1829 | 7 comments »

Over the last several months I have taken time that could have been spent woodworking to adopt and care for some old planes. Most were inexpensive, rusty, and unkept. With a little time and attention these antiques are ready to serve another generation of user. I think that is pretty cool. In this era of disposable tools these relics of a time gone by are heartwarming. These tools have character. All are 50-100 years old and a testament to the “they don’t make em like they u...

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Around the shop #4: Where in the world is Doug??

10-28-2008 07:04 AM by dsb1829 | 0 comments »

Work, home, or on a beer run. Those would be the most likely candidates. So weekend followup. What happened round these parts? Not much. I took advantage of some garage time to straighten up some more, sharpen and tune some planes, and of course get my jointer back together to tackle the table project. The new helical insert cutterhead is sweet. It is quiet, sharp, and produces a surface that could go straight to finishing. Well worth all the hoops I went through to get it set up. ...

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"New" Table Saw #1: Getting Started

10-28-2008 06:49 AM by Jon Parker | 2 comments »

Earlier this summer, I acquired an old 10” Craftsman table saw at a garage sell for $35.00! I already have a newer Craftsman 10” table saw. I got the old one with the intent to fix it up and build an all-in-one table saw, router table, sanding table, and storage center. I am finally getting started tonight by breaking it all down and starting to remove some rust. Whoever owned this thing previously sure didn’t take very good care of it. I’ll continue to post and g...

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Crafts Shows R Us #2: What do I know about table cloths?

10-28-2008 06:25 AM by closetguy | 4 comments »

The problem when putting everything together before doing the first show is that there are too many choices and price variations. For example, it took a while to decide on my booth layout. This drove how many and what size tables to buy. Once that was done I focused on table covers. I know I went through at least one bottle of Jack trying to figure this out. There are fitted table covers, skirted table covers, spandex table covers, table runners, etc. Again, the list goes on and on. Th...

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