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Workbench #14: The Sliding Deadman

06-20-2017 01:46 AM by Dan Wolfgang | 2 comments »

The last notable piece of my bench build left is the sliding deadman. I had bought a cut-off scrap of ash to use to make the rail the deadman would slide on, but as I measured what I needed I realized the scrap was far bigger than I needed. I grabbed some smaller scraps of red oak to make the rail. When I brought them into better light I realized one piece was red oak and one was white oak. Well, good enough—I got these pieces cleaned up, glued together, and shaped. And once shap...

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A day in the shop and a the start of a new project

06-19-2017 11:25 PM by builtinbkyn | 7 comments »

So today, after finishing the installation of an AC unit – much needed the last few days since the heat and humidity rose exponentially – I cut a piece of MDF and routed grooves in it to line a drawer for some Japanese chisels I purchased a few weeks back. They’ve been sitting in a roll and not getting use. Now they’ll need their initial setup to make them usable. Then I decided I would go about making a sharpening trough for my Shapton wet stones. Right now they...

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Workshop recovery (South LA Flood 2016) #1: First weekend of work

06-19-2017 05:58 PM by FreddieMac | 5 comments »

In August of 2016 I received 4 feet of water in my home and woodshop. I have have been a woodworking hobbyist for a number of years. My shop started as just a 10 X 16 storage area and turned into my small woodshop. I built a number of things including my bed and new coffee table over the years. Then on the weekend of August 12, the deluge happened. My old shop had its sides swell and shifted on its footings. Because I had to rebuild my house, the poor woodshop went neglected and was turned ov...

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Shop Sweet Shop #11: Wi-Fi through a Metal Building

06-19-2017 03:40 PM by magaoitin | 9 comments »

Getting a Wi-Fi signal inside my shop has strangely turned into the second single most expensive piece of my shop TI to date. The most expensive piece being a dedicated 200 amp panel @ around $1500 My shop is a 30’ x 30’ metal building, about 35’ from my house, and of course, my home office with the computer and router is on the opposite end of the house another 30’ away. As a result I get horrible Wi-Fi reception. I have read countless articles on Wi-Fi repeaters vs inst...

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Amazing tool for designing awesome end grain cutting boards!

06-19-2017 03:01 PM by jaketodaro | 6 comments »

I build this web-based tool to design cutting boards. It was inspired by cbdesigner, but is web based and supports many different types of patters beyond the basic checkerboard style patterns like chevrons, basket-weaves, pinwheels, and more. Try it out and let me know what you think! http://www.cuttingboarddesigner.com/

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #1843: Finishing Up Some Projects

06-19-2017 01:21 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 4 comments »

Since most of you are also creators and crafters, I am sure you understand the dilemma that we all have in finding enough time to finish all the projects we begin.For me, it is usually a matter of not having enough time to complete everything that I want to complete. I see a new project and attack it with great enthusiasm, then one thing or another comes along and pulls me away from it, and I don't know when I am able to return to finish.  Trust me when I say that it becomes even mor...

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Promoting your business

06-19-2017 03:37 AM by Greg Gimbel | 0 comments »

I am finding that creating these infographics are a great way to drive traffic to my website. I use a site called Canva to create my graphics. I then upload it to Slide Share to host the graphic. People can then like and share your graphic that has links to your website thus creating additional backlinks that help with your Search Engine Optimization. If someone has a website or blog and like the graphic you have created they can imbed it in to their site. I recently created my new website a...

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14ft Prospector Cedar Canoe #4: The Final Product

06-18-2017 11:15 PM by ashgrove | 3 comments »

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Daves Workshop #15: Overview of the Ryobi JM82K biscuit joiner, and comparison to the JM82GK.

06-18-2017 05:11 PM by dbhost | 2 comments »

After a long time of non use, I have a project I am needing to use biscuits on, so out comes the old RYobi JM82K biscuit joiner. I had to re-learn the controls, and thought I would share my findings with you, not to mention compare and contrast my 2008 model to the current (Summer 2017) model on the shelf. Hopefully you enjoy the video and thanks for reading / watching! View on YouTube For those of you on ios, Android and other platforms that do not support flash video…. Here’...

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HOT Weather Liquid Hide Glue

06-18-2017 01:34 PM by RichTaylor | 0 comments »

With 117ºF in the forecast here in Tucson, I figured it was a good time to mix up a batch of liquid hide glue adjusted to have a better viscosity in extreme heat. I have several recipes for various viscosities that provide easy to handle thickness in different temperatures. If you’ve never tried LHG, grab a bottle of Old Brown Glue and give it a try. Its long open time and lesser tendency to grab will make complex glue ups far less stressful than with PVA glues. In fact, it has a ...

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