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Box Making #10: Boxguy Big Al's Spline Box Sanding hinges and polishing

05-23-2018 07:16 AM by robscastle | 5 comments »

Another day of not producing too much exciting. Sanded the components to 320 G Deliberated over which hinges I could use, I wanted concealed barrel type but was concerned the top section would encroach on the sloping side so I decided on a simple brass set. Dithered about trying to decide on a suitable base, (still working on it)May end up with a cradle type setup. Decided to do some initial finish polishing mainly to check what sort of a result I would get. Again I did a ...

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Bed Frame, out of Pine #5: Footboard assembled

05-23-2018 12:41 AM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

Cussing has been about….Marine D.I. first day level….but, we getting a few things done.Top of the posts. Decided to at least do the footboard ones…and work out any “kinks” First off, wanted a bead detail….Stanley 45 was still set up from doing those grooves, changed out the cutters to use a bead cutter about the same width….yep, it was quite sharp…never felt a thing, but there was fresh DNA appearing on the pine. Plan was to do just the o...

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Dutchy Excavator Build #2: Adding uniformed rounded ends to track parts...

05-22-2018 03:01 PM by darkmyble | 9 comments »

Hi folks.. I’m cracking on with the Dutchy Excavator and been working on the tracks. Parts B & C are exactly the same except that part B has a 2mm hole and parts C has a 2.5mm hole. The issue I was having was making the rounded edges to both parts B and C. I was knocking off the corners with the bench sander and then sanding them round with my proxxon pen sander.. it wasnt brilliant to be honest. Uniformity is the key.. and for me this is a huge build, and if i’m goi...

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MUST WATCH: How table saw kickback occurs, and how to avoid it!

05-22-2018 02:32 PM by StumpyNubs | 3 comments »

There are three primary ways kickback occurs. In this video we examine them, and offer several essential tips on how to avoid them, and keep your fingers safe! View on YouTube Subscribe to Stumpy Nubs Woodworking Journal- our free monthly digital magazine, and WIN FREE TOOLS!

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Box Making #9: Boxguy Big Al's Spline Box the spline work starts

05-22-2018 10:03 AM by robscastle | 3 comments »

Not a lot of progress today as I was busy doing less interesting chores. Anyway I made a jig (of sorts) to cut the spline pockets,(I guess thats what you call them) in the box frame. Its a bit aveage but it did the job. I will have to check out what they really look like later if I continue to do splines. The corner of the frame sits in the jig at 45 deg and the saw blade passes under cutting the groove. I didnt have any accurate vernier adjustment for the spline width so I...

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Large Roubo Frame Saw #2: stretchers complete. rough draft assembly just to get a look at what can be

05-22-2018 01:44 AM by Holbs | 0 comments »

Finished up the end arms and worked on the stretchers. Started off with hand planing to a large extent with winding sticks and try square. I did give it a go but ended up using jointer/planer machinery in the end. I’m just not good enough (yet) for 100% hand tooling. Arms are suppose to be 3” deep but I come in at 2 3/4” because of my hand planing mistakes. Added 1/2” to the stretchers to make up the difference. And then a dry fit run just to see how big this fra...

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methods of work #43: Making liquid hide glue

05-21-2018 11:27 PM by Loren | 4 comments »

I’ve been running tests for veneering with liquid hide glue I make myself from granules. I’ve also used hot hide glue for veneering and I like it a lot but its short working time imposes some limits. Liquid hide glue can be made by adding other stuff to hide glue and cooking it. I used salt. One recipe I tried involved 2 parts glue, 3 parts water and 1 part salt. This recipe didn’t work out very well for veneering, though the glue produced has some useful characteris...

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2 Car Garage Wood Shop Tour

05-21-2018 10:26 PM by wrenchhead | 4 comments »

I recently looked at the pics of my shop from a few years ago and thought it would be fun to document the layout of my shop now. Here is a tour and layout of my 2 car garage woodshop. I go over my woodworking equipment, what i like, don’t like and what I want to upgrade to in the future. It’s a little long so there are time marks when I talk about each tool in the description. Thanks for watching!

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Bed Frame, out of Pine #4: Grooves & Dry Fits

05-21-2018 01:59 PM by bandit571 | 1 comment »

The 2×4 rails need all the tenons done, and a groove ploughed… Rail that had the first set of tenons done…Stanley 45 was still set up….fence needed tweaked a bit, to better center the groove…plane was still set tad tad too deep.. Nice thick curls look nice, but the plane is a bear to push…lightened the cut a bit, added a bit of candle wax,,,pushed along much better. Unlike the posts, I can run the plane all the way through.. Then laid out the set ...

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Momi-Giri #1: Illustration and Introduction

05-21-2018 07:49 AM by aerialcopper | 1 comment »

Hello everyone! I am a new member to lumberjocks, despite having browsed often since 2011 when Roy Underhill inspired me to start woodworking with hand tools in my dorm room at the time… I filled out my profile page if you enjoy walls of text or want to know what I’m doing here now. In short, I’m focused on illustration and design with the intent to spread knowledge about hand tools. There is a lot of traditional hand tool knowledge that bears repeating, yet a lot has...

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