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Joinery Bench #1: Starting off with the basics: getting Stanley #8 ready

12-08-2017 06:29 AM by Holbs | 2 comments »

And so I start my next project, a joinery bench. 36” wide by 24” deep. Will be using laminated douglas fir 4.5” or 5” thick (depending on how things go with the 2×12’s I bought) with 8/4 hard maple apron and front vise chop. 4”x6” for legs and 4”x4” for stretchers. Unsure yet for a trestle style base or straight legs. Already ordered Benchcraft Moxon vise hardware.I am going to try to use (mostly) hand tools instead of machinery ...

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Joints #8: Is it a "Y" joint? AKA The Candy Pinwheel joint.

12-08-2017 04:09 AM by robscastle | 21 comments »

I saw this picture of a fancy mortice and tenon joint and was facinated for one how it looked and also how was made. I “fiddled” around with a protractor and some old packing crate timber and then calculated how to make a jig to the do the cut outs for each end of the timber, at this stage no M&T will be done, not just yet anyway just yet one step at a time. I made a jig to hold the wood at 60 degrees and then I needed the ability to slide it across the saw blade to ...

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Tool Upgrades / Repairs #1: Craftsman 113.27520 Table Saw Rebuild

12-07-2017 01:59 PM by rbrjr1 | 6 comments »

A little over a month ago I was on CL looking for a table saw.. It’s THAT TIME, TIME to get my shop organized and stop working on my knees (fine when I was 26 and purchased the house, not fine at 42).. First step, get rid of the SKIL mini tablesaw that I inhereted from my father in law (he was throwing it out and I dont like to see people throw out tools). So, back to CL.. I was looking for an 80’s Craftsman table saw (like my dad has) and ran across the 113.27520 and thought.....

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Pattern challenge (11-15)

12-07-2017 09:33 AM by FancyChip | 9 comments »

11/30 12/30 13/30 14/30 15/30 Thank you for looking!

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Home Improvement #1: Perimeter Structures

12-07-2017 09:16 AM by Mark Wilson | 14 comments »

Brought to you via a Blog Post because the Forum topics don’t have an entry for “Home Improvement. I call upon all my Buddies who possess many marketable skills, including big, ugly, messy things like, oh, tearing out an entire kitchen before lunch and eating dinner in a brand-new kitchen the same day. Or, those among you who’ve rehabbed houses. Or, built you’re own power plant. You know who you are. Here’s the situation: The house in which Aged P and I ...

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Shop stuff #111: Something Roubo-esque

12-06-2017 08:14 PM by JimDaddyO | 6 comments »

Got the first step done today. Don’t let someone tell you that you can’t free hand mill a log with a chain saw. You just have to be a bit nuts to try it. Of course, the nail in the wood didn’t help much. I now have 2 slabs of ash, over 4” thick, about a foot wide inside the bark at the narrowest point and about 7’ 4” long. I hope to get 2 3×11 by 6’ long slabs for the top of the work bench. Something that I am getting video of and it wi...

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Twin screw vise #5: Boring the holes

12-06-2017 05:56 PM by Dave Polaschek | 9 comments »

In the previous post, I left off just before drilling the two main holes for the vise screws. Yesterday I did those. Based on feedback from some fellow Lumberjocks, I used my expanding spade bit to start the holes, as it has a nice sharp spur and produces a clean edge. Then I used the old T-handle auger bit I bought off eBay and cleaned up, which has no spurs (it’s designed for drilling holes for timber-framing, so I suspect a slightly ragged hole wasn’t a worry). I built a jig...

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Fixing a knot hole that got sucked up in the planer with a christmas tree

12-06-2017 05:50 PM by BenhamDesign | 2 comments »

Watch it on YouTube or read about it below I am working on another barn door for a client, and this door has created a few challenges for me. The client really loves the look of the gray weathered wood and wanted it on both sides of the door. The only problem is that most barn wood is only gray on one side. The other side that faces the inside of the barn is brown because it never sees the weather.So I decided to create barn wood veneer so I could veneer both sides of the door using th...

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Toy Construction #162: Starting on the motor for the coupe

12-06-2017 05:17 PM by htl | 11 comments »

One of those might as well make 3 while I’m at it so my next model can have one. Getting cold in the shop. BRRRRRRR!!!!!

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• Fr. Chad's Prie Dieu #13: Two Become One

12-06-2017 04:35 PM by Ron Aylor | 5 comments »

Two Become One –  I thought I would take advantage of the unseasonably warm weather and glue up the upper case. First I attached the barley twist accent pieces to the front frame with wood screws …                  … these pieces are proud of the frame by 3/8” as they overlap the side pieces.                 I applied the General Finishes Medium Brown Dye/Stain concoction to all the upper case pieces and once dry … glued it up!  The false bottom I mentioned in an earlier post cons...

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