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Murphey Bed building #3: Smurf-phy bed completed

04-18-2009 01:59 AM by prez | 1 comment »

Well, it’s complete. The murphey bed (better known as smurf-phy bed) is all done and being used. Sorry for the delay but there was an issue about the matteress. Only one “oopps” was encountered in the construction of it and it must have been my fault…..out by a quarter inch for one of the pistons, so had to reposition the plate ( no biggy !) Overall…..very happy with the results and impressed with the instructions that came with the hardware….they did an aw...

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sources and types of wood for turning

04-18-2009 01:40 AM by papabear | 2 comments »

I have been experimenting some more with the scraps I have around the house but they all turn out rough in comparison to the once piece of hard wood (no clue what it is) I first used. Any one have any recomendations on wood types for turning and where they may be found at economical prices? (in the Metro Vancouver area). Another thought, one of my neighbours has a cherry tree they trimmed last year. They have some of the thicker branches left. Is it a good idea to grab a couple of t...

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model number .01 stanley 4" circular saw

04-17-2009 11:59 PM by paplou | 8 comments »

i bought this saw at an auction a few weeks back and can not find a thing about it anywhere. can anyone help me. it is a right or left hand saw with two on switches on the handle. one of the patents is from 1952. even the electric cord says stanley tools. it cuts up to 7/8 of an inch. i used it today and cuts very nice. i have contacted stanley tools , skil tools and bosch tools. they all say that bosch bought stanley power tool co. back in the early 60s so no one has any record of i...

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Spring time is clean shop time

04-17-2009 09:29 PM by Rustic | 3 comments »

Hi All, Well I have put all projects on hold so I can clean my shop. That is why there hasn’t been any projects since the game boards. As I clean I am also organizing and possibly going to remove the carpet in my shop finally.I also figured if I am going to host a Lumber Jock picnic, I may want to clean my shop so I can show it off. In the process of cleaning so far I have found a few tools that I have been looking for. I am really going to organize the shop the way it should be. Whi...

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cleaning old hardware #1: easy way to to restore old hardware

04-17-2009 08:43 PM by patron | 5 comments »

hey guys , i just heard a newone yesterday , from a woman ! when redoing old hinges and fixtures and such , slow cook them in a crock pot (like a brisket) for 24 hours !it ’s suposed to take old paint and finishes off , without the messy chemicals and messy clean up .simply was and dry , ( ihavent tried it yet , but it sounds reasonable ) .water / heat / clean . sounds like something we can handle ! david

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Starting a new workshop #1: Day one make some room...and find my tools!!!

04-17-2009 08:01 PM by AzChiefFan | 5 comments »

So here It is a new beginning. The start of a new workshop. This will be a long (neverending/lifetime) process I’m sure. So I will continually update as progress is made. As you can see this 2 car garage is pretty close to being as full as possible so I have my work cut out for me.First step is to get some room to move around so let’s get that vehicle out of there.Now that theres a little elbow room in here I figured I should dig out my tools and get them organized or at least all...

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Weather Station: The Next Generation #4: Drill Here, Drill Now

04-17-2009 07:50 PM by newTim | 0 comments »

There are a number or holes required for this project. Here’s a list of purpose and sizes. Galileo = 1 1/2”, Dowels = 5/16”, Magnets = 10mm, Clock/Instruments = 2 3/8”, back air holes 3/4” to 1”. Here’s how I usually set the depth of cut. Instead of measuring from the top I set the drill to stop a distance from the bottom. To locate a centerline I usually rip a piece of scrap and butt the part up against a stop so both are flush to the ed...

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inlaying #3: Inlaying part 3

04-17-2009 05:57 PM by kosta | 2 comments » In this video I fine tune the inlay and using a chisel and a rasp. I also go over about the sawdust chronicles builders contest.

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Craftsman Bungalow Restoration #22: Custom Refrigerator Panels 2

04-17-2009 05:24 PM by gizmodyne | 6 comments »

Fitting the doorsThe doors are held on with a piece of metal trim that protrudes from the sub door of the fridge. I decided to use a method where a 1/4” backer board is inserted into the trim and then my doors are screwed into place from the back. I soon realized it is much easier to fit my doors when the fridge doors have been removed and are laying flat. In the above picture I had already fit the freezer door. I did not take photos of this but you will see the entire process on ...

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my new shop #4: la la de da la la de da

04-17-2009 03:24 PM by wooleywoodsmith | 0 comments »

So if you have read all three pieces thus far you might be wondering whats going on now? NOTHING!! hurry up and wait. Me wifey has had everyting in the house packed for, oh well… a month now and my shop got packed last weekend. and there it sits. We will be moving a week from today and I can’t wait! This weekend me wifey (deb) and I are cleaning the new place even though we still do not have flooring. (The mgmt co we are renting from, whom we also work for part thyme, had to ...

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