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Handplane Restoration #22: Sliding down the slippery slope Philly style

09-24-2007 05:09 AM by WayneC | 17 comments »

I’m a firm beliver in supporting other LumberJocks when I can and I’ve been in the hunt for a good miter plane for a while. I was impressed with Phil's wooden miter planes and decided to order one. It actually arrived a couple of weeks ago, but with my work schedule I really have not had time to try it out. It is a wonderful plane. Well made. Phil made the blade as well as the plane. It was well tuned when it arrived. I basically set it on the bench, put the blade in,...

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auto vacuum for my miter saw

09-24-2007 03:19 AM by joey | 2 comments »

Well I got myself out in the shop lined up the fence for the miter saw and leveled it to the bench. I also drilled and ran the vacuum hoses to the saw, at first I wasn’t sure what to use to connect the hose to the saw but 1 1/2 PVC pipe works fine with a couple of wraps of duct tape to snug it up I placed a small vacuum that I use to use to clean out cabinets after I installed them under my bench, it is small enough that it really don’t take to much room and is a powerful l...

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Patio Table #4: The Legs

09-24-2007 12:20 AM by shaun | 7 comments »

The curved legs were one of the things on the list of “gotta haves” for this table. I’m still limited to the 4/4 lumber and I don’t own a band saw. So I milled up 8 pieces to 3/4” and glued them up to make four 1 1/2” blanks. I used my jig saw to rough them out then sat down with the sander and a couple cups of coffee. Cut some pieces for a frame to brace the legs and a quick dry fit. And the legs assembled. Details of the frame sup...

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Something from the past!!

09-23-2007 10:59 PM by Dick, & Barb Cain | 10 comments »

This is a knife I made almost 60 years ago. _Bob, reminded me of this in his metal working blog. I told Bob I’d get a picture of it, But the knife now lives with my oldest Son down in AR. He kindly sent me some pictures. Our high school offered an General metals course, in 10th grade. The first 1/3 of the year we learned how to weld, both Gas, & Electric arc. The next 1/3 we did blacksmithing, & forging. The last 1/3 we did pattern making, & casting aluminum. This knif...

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My new iMac!!

09-23-2007 09:47 PM by Dick, & Barb Cain | 15 comments »

Hi,I’ve been playing around with my new” iMac. This will send you to my forum topic, Buying a new computer. I found out that there’s more work involved, when you replace a computer. When I got my first PC, I was starting from scratch, but this time transferring files, plus trying to learn some new things on this system is quite a chore. My Son was helping me the other day so he got in the show. It’s kind of strange having such a large screen, but it sure nice...

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Just a Hi All

09-23-2007 08:44 PM by jockmike2 | 11 comments »

So where have I been, right here in Laingsburg, MI. doing no thing. Had a yard sale, or my wife and family did a couple weekends ago, now that is something I have never been a part of, nor do I usually visit them because as most of you old timers know, after seeing shots of my shop, I have all the yard sale items a man desires. However being a good sport, and considering I had 3 scrollsaws, 4 lathes, 2 garage door openers, 3 bandsaws, 2 tablesaws,and countless other junk, I decided to make my...

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Finishing workbench

09-23-2007 07:53 PM by CapnRon | 1 comment »

Well, its been a while since I started this blog and added the last installment. Its been a crazy summer, started a new job spent a lot of time away from the shop, but I did get the bench finished. The top took a lot of time to level out. I actually borrowed a power hand planner from a buddy to do most of the work. If anyone has access to one of these tools, I highly recommend them, I’ve used it on a few other projects too. Anyway, I got the top leveled and drilled all my dog holes,...

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Dear Santa

09-23-2007 07:11 PM by scottb | 12 comments »

So my wife is letting me ask Santa for a mini/midi lathe this Christmas! I get to graduate from the less than perfect setup (but great capacity) of my shopsmith. I’ve started scouting for deals, but I’ll still have to wait for my new toy no matter when it arrives. ;( After several magazine articles over the past several months or so, I’ve had my eye on the 10x14 Jet, and the slightly greater capacity 12x16 Rikon. Should I keep debating, variable speed capability vs cap...

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"Slabbin' at Wood" #2: "McCulloch Super 33" --by RusticWoodArt

09-23-2007 02:30 PM by frank | 2 comments »

McCulloch Super 33 In writing this story about “Slabbin’ at Wood’, I have thought to include stories on: 1. Safety a) ....and you will hear me talking off safety till you probably get sick of the ‘safety’ word. However with and when working with chainsaws, I am a believer that safety first on the job, will likewise take you home safely at last! b) ....I was also taught that the average audience when being talked to will need to hear the point you are m...

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Custom Dishwasher Panel Progress #5: Domino-ed breadboards

09-23-2007 04:09 AM by gizmodyne | 10 comments »

DominoThis is only my second project using the domino. This time I set the fence on top of the workpiece instead of setting both on the work surface. I was trying to center the tenon. It worked, but I am not sure if I mastered the technique since some of the parts are not perfectly flush. Possibly I rocked it on the narrow breadboards. I should have put a support piece behind the work piece. It is only a hair from flush though. I set the domino for exact width cuts (8×50mm dominos...

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