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01-13-2019 11:45 PM by Stofrank | 3 comments »

My father was always doing something to keep busy either working at his job or in his garage after work. It wasn’t until later I realized he was always trying to make another dollar to support the family. He always knew how to fix anything or would find out how to if he didn’t know. From working on cars to electricity to plumbing to woodworking or repairing the walls we supposedly damaged. He came from a generation that figured out how to. To that I am most grateful, I always appreciated and ...

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Building A Cuttaway Acoustic Guitar #3: Part 3: Kerfing, Bracing, and Gluing the Back

01-13-2019 11:17 PM by DMiller | 6 comments »

The guitar is coming along well; progress however, has been slow as I only have two afternoons each week to work on it. I am grateful for the time I do have though. Over the last three or so months I have been working on it, the kerfing, bracing, and back has went together. The kerfing definitely isn’t perfect, but I think it is a is good enough to do the job. I definitely learned a bit or two about making it- use straight grained wood, bend to fit BEFORE cutting each groove in i...

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Arts and Crafts Dresser #2: Side panels and legs

01-13-2019 10:48 PM by BlueRidgeDog | 4 comments »

I milled up the stock for the legs and panels: Dry fit to test fit and get the final dimensions for the panel: Picked out some amazing grain wood for the panels, milled then book-matched two panels. I had planned on saving this wood for drawers, but I “think” I have enough: Trimmed the panels to width and test fit to mark the arch: Cut the mortises in the legs to take the cross stretcher: Glued up the panels and aggressively smoothed them. Cent...

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Belsaw 9103 cutterhead adjustment

01-13-2019 09:49 PM by swdst | 0 comments »

Today I decided to install the new knives on my belsaw planer (a topic that deserves an entire blog unto itself). After much frustration of getting the blades the same height (these are notorious for the gibs to cause blade creep when tightened) I finally got them all within .0005, trust me, this was luck as I was only shooting for .001, I realized there was a 1/32 difference between thickness of board from right to left, my case the right side was thicker. I came to the conclusion after ...

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Tricorns #1: Trying to Remember

01-13-2019 10:35 AM by Mark Wilson | 10 comments »

I’ve made a few Tricorns- a turning that is in the shape of a bowl, or, a hollow form – and, in my quest to recapture my mojo, I’ve returned to the concept a couple times. In this iteration, I think I’ve made some progress. Whether it’s attributable to additions to my skill set, or to new tools, is anyone’s guess. I began with a crappy piece of wood, not intending to carry this to fruition as a finished piece. The wood is, of all the gawdawful things to ...

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Treadle Lathe #10: Treadle Pedal Mechanism

01-12-2019 07:48 PM by LastingBuild | 1 comment »

In the last post, we assembled the flywheel and mounted it to the frame. The treadle pedal mechanism is made up of an oak offset block housing the flywheel axel and offset axle or crank (not sure the correct term). The pedal is made up of an oak frame pivoting around a 1/2 steel rod. It rotates on two 1/2 bearings. The pedal connects to the offset block using an oak crank arm with pressure fitted bearings in each end. 5/8 connecting to the offset block axle and 1/2 connecting...

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CNC discussion

01-12-2019 06:15 PM by Ron Messersmith | 3 comments »

About 1 year ago, I asked for input on incorporating CNC into your woodworking. I’ve been away for a while and just returned to Lumberjacks. I see many responses to my blog and appreciate them all. I made the decision to include CNC into my woodwork after watching a you tube video by a fantastic woodworker, Anthony Pitts, of Squim, Washington. He had posted a video on his “Insignia Box” that he had constructed using a desktop ShopBot. I had just completed a similar box for a customer who...

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A computer desk #8: Dovetails and migraines

01-12-2019 05:39 PM by bandit571 | 7 comments »

Usually not a good combination….seemed to have “lost” a day…. Plan was to do through dovetails, to connect the four sides of the desk unit….didn’t quite go as plannedLaid out a few tools…to do the lay out work… That bevel gauge…the angle it’s end was cut at….turned out to be the same angle I wanted for the pins.. Was going to use those dividers to set the spacings….I merely came in from each edge. And whatever th...

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A Dump Truck Adventure #10: Wheels 02

01-12-2019 04:39 PM by George_SA | 1 comment »

The next step is to cut the wheels on the bandsaw. I used my Bandsaw circle cutting jigThe inspiration for this jig came from this YouTube video. My jig differs from his as I made my jig for making toy truck wheels, but I used his basic idea to design my jig.The SketchUp plan for my jig is available over here I also added a venire scale to help cutting very precise circles. I used SketchUp to make the printable venire scales To calibrate the scale I cut a wheel and measured th...

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A Dump Truck Adventure #9: Wheels 01

01-12-2019 02:43 PM by George_SA | 0 comments »

I made a few jigs for making the wheels 1st I made the wheel blanks 10×50 x 50mm for this truck. My final wheel size is 44mm diameter. I marked 1 corner for consistency on the drill press. All the blanks for the wheels plus a few spare Mark the centre of the blank. I only mark one to set up the drill press. The set up in the drill press with a stop block against the drill press fence. I used a 25mm Forstner bit to drill the holes for the centre hub. Then I drill the axl...

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