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CPO Outlet is vexing me

12-07-2016 08:36 AM by Rick M | 2 comments »

I ordered a reconditioned Hitachi 12” chop saw from CPO. First one arrived in a flimsy box with almost no padding and the cast base was busted and a knob was busted. They sent me another one. Second one was in a slightly heavier box and was packed tight with brown paper cushion but nevertheless one of the feet was cracked and twisted. They are picking up that box and shipping me a third one. They told me they will request extra packing material. I got aggravated and laid into them. I...

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Lidded Boxes #5: Completed the 2nd Bowl and Started the 3rd and 4th...

12-07-2016 06:36 AM by HappyHowie | 0 comments »

I continued work on turning wood bowls. They will be Christmas gifts so I have much work to complete. I decided that I will finish turning the feet of each of these bowls after I have turned the outside and inside of all four bowls. So I will be finishing all four feet at the same time. The light bowl’s hardwood is lati. It has a very nice grain pattern. I took the bowl off the lathe. I had watched veteran turner Lyle Jamieson demonstrate how to use a hand chisel with a mallet t...

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Misc. Shop Stuff #57: Nail (Screw) Cabinet - Internals Done!

12-07-2016 05:54 AM by Smitty_Cabinetshop | 12 comments »

Last time: “I’ll talk about setting that reference point for stopped dados in the next installment… That’s simple. The stopped dados are set to allow clearance for the hardware (pulls) to be mounted to the fronts of each drawer. I got that hardware in from D. Lawless in Olney, Illinois. The depth of that pull set the depth of the drawer fronts. The #198 set the line, and a little chisel work extended the dado to a consistent setback from the front of the soon-to-be ca...

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My journey to building interior doors for the house #5: First door. Glue up. Lessons learned.

12-07-2016 05:22 AM by RichTaylor | 3 comments »

Gluing up the first door was a challenge. I had no idea what to expect. I knew that, by myself, I couldn’t do the entire door by myself in the open time the glue provided, so I started working on strategies. There was a lot of learning that went on. Rather than go on ad nauseam about every experience I had, I’ll jump straight to what worked. I will say though, that that first door glue-up involved a good deal of swearing and yelling. The result was a success however. So, this is ki...

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Toy costruction #128: Delivery truck working on the deck

12-07-2016 02:26 AM by htl | 5 comments »

Rained here all day and man I’m hurting but got some time in the shop and figured out the deck for the race car. Got to put in some tire pictures to keep Ducky happy. Ducky I need some track and roller pictures when you get to them.

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Kitchen shelves #1: Floating shelves

12-07-2016 02:01 AM by BJODay | 1 comment »

My niece is remodeling her kitchen. She is on a tight budget. She wanted to use floating shelves instead of upper cabinets. The idea is to not have and supports visible on the finished shelf. Her Dad did some research and found a method where metal rods are used to hold the weight. This looked like it would work but could be troublesome to line everything up with tight fitting holes. We decided to use 3/8” threaded rod. We bolted the rods to some solid backing between the studs, (...

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Tongue Drum #1: Tongue Drum Help

12-07-2016 01:07 AM by Raymus | 0 comments »

I am in the process of making my first tongue drum. Got the Poplar box and Red Oak tone board made, needs lot of work still, and a bottom yet. But the 3/4” red oak tone board doesn’t make much sound and three of the 12 keys sound dead. Don’t understand what’s happening? It doesn’t rattle or buzz, just thump, no tone, well, not a pleasant one anyway. Sure could use some insight or help figuring out what’s happened? It’s funny, the two keys along one...

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Museum tools back to life #2: Hook tools for pole lathe - blog

12-06-2016 08:49 PM by mafe | 8 comments »

Hook tools for pole lathemuseum tools back to life Part two. The summer 2015 I was at a marked with some friends, there were a guy selling tools, he had gotten his hands on a museum that was closing down and so he had some interesting things, I bought a few, just the once I needed… What I did not mention last was that I also got the old Stanley that day, this one only got a worm treatment and then a serious restore. Here they are again, the old museum tools.Spoon auger, ream...

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My Shop #3: Dust Collection

12-06-2016 07:01 PM by Kent Shepherd | 2 comments »

I have owned a Jet Dust collector for some time now, and have always hated emptying the bag. Recently, one of my customers offered to swap this cyclone from a school wood shop for a product in my store. It was perfect for my needs so I jumped on the opportunity. Having several pieces for the duct work already, I did not have to buy much to get it set up and going, The worst part was finding the time! Using 5″ flex hose I rerouted the air flow to go through the cyclone. The bag only gets what...

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Evolution of a Shop #47: Getting back at it....Quick Festool organization

12-06-2016 04:38 PM by Cory | 1 comment »

In my world there are two seasons: Golf and woodworking. Since it’s dark at 5:00 and too cold for the links, it’s officially woodworking season. I’ve been slowly getting back at it with a couple of projects here and there. This small project keeps my systainers organized so I can get to each one individually. Now I don’t have to undo the whole stack to get to one in the middle. Super quick and simple construction. Now I can get to finishing 15 cutting boar...

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