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Gettin' fixina tune up my Unisaw #5: It's a sad day...

09-22-2009 03:36 AM by Bothus | 9 comments »

... I didn’t get to work on my project today. But I was able to pay it a visit anyway. The darker green is the bracket that I painted with Rust-o-lium. The color is called Verde Green with a “Hammered” finish. It looks nice but it is not a perfect match to the original Unisaw color. The color changes slightly depending on the light. Sometimes it looks like a good match, sometimes not.

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Finishing Walnut

09-22-2009 02:53 AM by bobbo1963 | 7 comments »

I am working on the cradle project and have started to think of finishes. What are the best methods that will bring out the beautiful color of the walnut and have the finish last for years to come? I appreciate any and all suggestions, if you could include pictures of walnut pieces you have finished that would be great. Thanks

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Blcokfront dresser

09-22-2009 01:56 AM by TimF | 1 comment »

Hello again. As happy as I was yesterday thinking I got some good work done. When I got to work this morning thinking about my project I realized I had wasted a weekend. In this photo look at the pencil mark and the bottom You will see that the line is a little bit higher in the back than the front. It is possible to make this dresser work at this point in the project but I would always be working around this problem. And I also want the drawer divider/blade to be flush against the bot...

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150 [Cutting] Boards by the end of September. #16: Off Track ...Day # 50 I think.

09-22-2009 01:39 AM by degoose | 18 comments »

Kind of got off track with the boards and have been messing around with some boxes …. someone asked if I was taking any bandsaw boxes to Melbourne and I though OK.Here are a few pics of the progress so far.. I think 7 so far.llllllllThis is a new design I am working on for the new line of “Bagette Boards” llllllOnly in dry fit stage at this moment.. hope to glue it up tonight after work.ll

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Any tips for making my own table saw

09-22-2009 01:11 AM by mellob | 8 comments »

I currently have an old craftsman table saw. The saw itself works fine, it’s the table that is not very good. The center table seems ok, the “extensions” on either side are bent, and I’m afraid that the fence might not be straight either. Here’s what I want to do: tear the saw down to just the mechanics and the center table. Build a cabinet for it, with dust collection (which is absent on the current one), bigger surface for ripping sheets, and a longer fence. An...

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Woodworking from tree to home #2: Shipshape shop

09-21-2009 09:29 PM by jeffreythree | 1 comment »

Well, bringing home a load of lumber made me realize that I need some organization for everything that has to fit in it. It is a 2 car garage that needs to fit my wife’s van, about 750 bdft of wood now, workbench, and all the tools(TS, BS, jointer, planer, sander, and all my handtools). It will be similar to this: but bigger. I started it by using a lot of random S4S oak off of a criagslist buy to build a french cleat system on one 20’ long...

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Race Simulator Cabinet #1: And for my next act....

09-21-2009 09:24 PM by Greg Wurst | 1 comment »

0-60 Magazine offered a PDF download for plans for an arcade racing cabinet: Since I already have a regular arcade cabinet this seemed like another great thing to add to my basement. Unfortunately, the layout in the PDF is not to my liking and the font for the dimensions is horrible. The hood is also too large to get down my stairs, so I made some modifications and built it in Sketchup. It’s designed for a specific wheel,...

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I finally got a workshop......

09-21-2009 07:58 PM by Kristoffer | 11 comments »

Well, I finally got a workshop and moved all of my tools to their new home. I was lucky enough to find a very nice industrial desk and credenza on craigslist (FOR FREE) to use for storage and assembly. I picked up some rubber drawer liners to keep things from sliding around, and I really wish that they came sized to fit. I was cutting the liners to fit their respective drawers and was soon reminded that it’s usually the small things that bite ya. With ALLLLL of the VERY STUPID things th...

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Low Entertainment Center #3: Biscuits, dry assembly, clamping strategies, and glueup

09-21-2009 07:36 PM by thewoodwhisperer | 13 comments »

The absolute worst time to find out you’ve made a mistake is while the glue is drying. So this part focuses strongly on the importance of a dry assembly, which I consider to be an essential part of the glue up process. By the end we’ll have a partially glue-up entertainment center. A few of the topics covered in this part: Gluing trim pieces. Using biscuits. Clamping strategies. Using a wood filler to hide miter flaws. Cutting the big bevels on the top and bottom trim. Sa...

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a new catalog arrived - - -?

09-21-2009 07:27 PM by Don Butler | 9 comments »

I can’t imagine why this catalog was sent to me.I can’t imagine who’s buying this pricey stuff. Its a catalog of turnings and furniture parts. 1. I have NEVER purchased anything like this from anyone.2. The items in the catalog are so expensive as to be ludicrous. An item picked at random is a 42” long “Fluted thin-long post farmhouse leg”.In cherry wood theyre asking 79.95In pine its 49.50In walnut its 100.95None of these are provided with finishe...

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