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Shop Notes #5: Sharpening

01-19-2018 05:01 PM by Steve | 3 comments »

Sharpening day yesterday. I don’t do this often enough, especially with my planes. Not sure why I procrastinate; it’s not an unpleasant job and the results are worth the effort. The chisels on the bench are new—a gift last year. Some sharpened up right away, others took some scrubbing. Today I’ll be cleaning and inspecting my table saw blades. I did take some time to do some actual work, though, tightening up some antique chairs. I don’t do furnitur...

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Shop Notes #4: Planer Fun

01-17-2018 04:48 PM by Steve | 0 comments »

I dug into my planer yesterday as part of my January shop rehab. Over the course of the year, I occasionally scrub off the pitch buildup on the rollers, inspect the knives and lube up the moving parts. Annually, though, I dig out the manual and check off the bigger items, like cleaning the drive chains and inspecting the v-belts. On pulling the gear cover, I discovered that a bolt holding one of the drives had come completely out. The gear didn’t come off the shaft, thank goodnes...

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Just Plane Old #3: after refurb

01-17-2018 04:01 AM by socrbent | 2 comments »

Six years later I finally got around to it. Started with 2 more turpentine baths, removed remainder of broken tote, clamped and glued crack on base of the smaller plane, created new totes from some aged cherry, cleaned metal parts with Evaporust, applied some rust preventative, made a new wedge for larger plane from oak, applied two coats of BLO, and buffed out with Beal system. Both planes appear to have been used bevel down. Is that usual? Started like this: Ended like this: ...

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How to build a Live Edge Floating Shelf with Hand Cut Bow Tie Inlays

01-13-2018 08:06 PM by BenhamDesign | 0 comments »

For this project I take a walnut slab that has a rotten end, a ugly squared off chainsaw cut and a few large cracks, and sculpt it with some power carving, and and cut some bowtie inlays to turn it into a live edge floating shelf. I think it is some of the cooler woodworking art I have don in awhile Read about how I created it below or watch it be built A list of specialty tools I used in this build can be found on my personal blog A Recount of the Video So I had this slab of ...

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Building a Modern Desk

01-05-2018 06:07 PM by BenhamDesign | 1 comment »

I built this desk from rift sawn white oak. I think my favorite part of the build was making the edge detail. Couldn’t find a router bit that I liked so I used my table saw to create the profile. If you are interested in how it was built please read below or watch the video on youtube Recount of the VideoAs with most projects it all starts with squaring the lumber and milling to thickness.Once I got it all squared up I started building the legs. I took careful measurements f...

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Router table upgrade

01-03-2018 01:35 AM by Al Breit | 2 comments »

I just took my Kreg router table enclosed the router motor for better dust collection and added drawers for storage of router bits. I bent up an aluminum box to enclose the router with a 4” dust port. Added some extra holes for locking the spindle and a brass bar for locking the spindle height after adjustments. For the brass bar I cut a slot just big enough to allow the bar to fit through and a simple heavy duty rubber band to keep the lock leaver up right.

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Ridgid Oscillating Sander (Motor hard starting problem)

12-31-2017 03:02 PM by woodshaver Tony C | 10 comments »

Our daughter-in-law gave our son a Christmas gift (2017) of a Ridgid Oscillating Sander from Home Depot. Motor won’t start every time and if it does start it’s slow starting and strains a bit before starting. Same problem with the motor/solenoid that I had after buying 3 and returning them a few years ago. I found the reason why the motor would sometimes not start and then end up smoking if you didn’t turn it off immediately. Watch this youtube video that I foundR...

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new years #1: new years 2018

12-31-2017 03:10 AM by pottz | 16 comments »

as I sit here tonight looking at all the great projects posted It made me reflect upon the time ive been a part of this great community we call lumber jocks and all the great talented people that I call my buddies.this is a great time we live in where I can get on my laptop and share my work and talk to other wood workers from all the world.it doesn’t matter if your Russian Australian croation or Japanese,were all just simply wood workers and that’s all that matters.this is a beau...

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christmas #2: christmas 2017

12-24-2017 08:34 PM by pottz | 18 comments »

well its Christmas eve where I’m at but I know a lot my lj buddies are in parts of the world where the big day is already there,so ill take this time to wish each and everyone of you the merriest Christmas and hoping for you all to make lots of sawdust in the new year.and lets also take time to remember all those that had tragedy in there lives this year,with hurricanes,floods,fires,earthquakes and whatever else god threw at you.i wish you all the best-peace my friends.

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Making some last minute gifts for xmas 3D Puzzles

12-20-2017 08:09 PM by BenhamDesign | 1 comment »

So Christmas is upon us and I need some stocking stuffers. So I thought I would build some 3d puzzles cubes.If you are interested in building a few of these you can download a template. Watch on YouTube or read about it below As with most projects, I started milling up the lumber and cutting it to the overall size. Since it is a pain to sand a bunch of little pieces I decided to the board before I cut it up.To insure each piece came out to the same size I set a stop on my miter gauge...

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