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Tool Cabinet #1: Tool Cabinet

03-12-2009 04:34 AM by tinnman65 | 11 comments »

Well it’s finally warm enough to do some woodworking out in my shop so I decided to start a tool cabinet to hold the few planes I own & any other hand tools that would fit in it. I have plans to build a bigger cabinet that is transportable but for now this will do. My first criteria is that it will hold a Stanly #8 plane that I don’t currently have but hope to in the near future. I think that plane is near 24” long so the cabinet has to be long enough to hold it. I made a list of all the...

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Drawer Wagon for the study desk for my son #1: Just starting

03-12-2009 04:17 AM by Junji | 2 comments »

So now is the time to make the drawer unit wagon that just go with study desk for my son. It is just simple structure, but I drew a plan anyway. This is a plan before the drawers, just to check the sizes. First, I thought to make it without slide rails, which exposes metal parts to my wooden work, but the drawers have to be pull easily with one hand, and now I think it’s better to use the slide rail. Especially this is for my little kid, it will be harder for him to pull th...

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So you think your shop is small...

03-12-2009 01:30 AM by HenryH | 12 comments »

So you think your shop is small and maybe your bench isn’t strudy enough? Check out these pics. My wife and oldest daughter recently traveled to China and took these pics for me. These are from a village in south west China near Burma and Tibet. It is a poor but touristy village. They actually stayed with this family for a couple of days. The villagers are ethnic minorities known for their weaving. This guy builds looms for tourists and locals. His wife taught my daughter how they weave...

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Providing "Nutrition" for Woodworkers

03-11-2009 07:06 PM by Todd A. Clippinger | 16 comments »

I received an email letting me know that my video was used as a reference on I loved the context in which it was used. I enjoyed the thought that my video is “nutritious.” It was referenced in a business forum as an example for using video to train employees. I felt a bit honored that it was chosen. You can check out the entry here: Peace, Love, and Woodworking

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Cabinet Shop Job Opportunities

03-11-2009 06:45 PM by Todd A. Clippinger | 10 comments »

I know things are tough out there, but I came across the WoodWeb site and found that there are listings for jobs across the nation. Maybe some of these jobs will be close to an LJ member looking for employment or experience in a pro shop. You can check it out here: Peace, Love, and Woodworking

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Tree IDs #6: First mystery tree followup - Orchid Tree (Bauhinia variegata)

03-11-2009 03:45 PM by Gary Fixler | 2 comments »

Our very own socalwood immediately picked off my first mystery tree. It would seem indeed to be a Bauhinia variegata, known commonly as the orchid tree. I took a look through the world of the Bauhinia, and for a time almost thought it was Bauhinia purpurea, The Free Dictionary’s other possibility (entry 1). Apparently I’m not alone in this confusion, but shots of B. purpurea, like the one in the Wikipedia article seem quite different. Another name that occasionally popped up was B...

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Cabinet help for Router Table

03-11-2009 03:09 PM by Mike | 5 comments »

Thinking about building myself a custom cabinet for my router table. Wanted to ask the preferred method.I have seen tung & groove approach and also pocket hole joinery system. Seems pretty strong. Let me first tell you my table that I plan on building will be 20” X 43”, it will be made a cabinet grade plywood. Any suggestions or pictures would be great…......... Thanks everyone!

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Making Tool Post for wood turning.

03-11-2009 12:30 PM by Mujo | 5 comments »

Hello everyone.I’m Jig Jiglar! I’m not mental adviser. I had to making many Jigs for woodwork.How I learned to stop worrying and love the JigIt is the strange love for the Jig. This picture show parts of woodturning tool post.Usualy this part is included in woodlathe kit.But it isn’t included in my metal lathe kit.So I decide to make wood turnnning tool post for my metal lathe. Assemble This is a mock-up model made by wood. I can know about size for fitting. ...

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Weather Station #3: Fitting the instruments

03-11-2009 05:43 AM by newTim | 3 comments »

I thought about these next steps all day today. This is another great thing about woodworking. I always have something to think about, something to plan, something to look forward to. This is turning out to be a fun little project. Next step is to figure out the style of base and top. I’m debating whether (pun) to do a pivoting top or a hinged top like a box lid. In either case I’m thinking about adding small magnets to hold it in place. It will give me something to think a...

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Weather Station #2: Its a bird... its a plane...

03-11-2009 05:35 AM by newTim | 3 comments »

No. Its a highly engineered, precision instrument capable of lining up the parts of a Weather Station so accurate holes can be drilled for a perfect fit. In other words, a jig.

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