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Bit Braces #3: Bit Gauges

81 days ago by WayneC | 10 comments »

I have a couple of styles of Stanley Bit Gauges that I thought may be of interest to folks using auger bits. These are Stanley #47 and #49 Bit Gauges. Essentially they attach to your auger bit and indicate when to stop drilling. The #47 has a spring that flexes when it reaches the desired depth. The #49 has a couple of wings and will not let you drill any further. Keep your eyes open for these guys if you happen to be out rust hunting… Stanley #47 Bit Gauge ...

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Bit Braces #2: Side by Side Photographic Comparisons of Some Quality Bit Braces

286 days ago by WayneC | 7 comments »

Just some photos I took tonight that I thought I would share so you could see some of the braces from the previous blog post side by side. 12” Lion and 12” North Bros 2100 Yankee 12” Yankee and 12” Millers Falls 731 Holdall 12” Lion and 12” Holdall 10” Yankee 2101 and 10” Goodell Pratt 2510 Millers Falls Lion Chuck and a no name, typical brace Chuck 12” Lion and 12” Yankee Chucks 12” Yankee and 12” H...

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Bit Braces #1: Braces to look for

287 days ago by WayneC | 43 comments »

Thought I would share the list of bit braces that I am tracking. The list has been compiled from a variety of sources on the web. If you have suggestions of high quality braces that are not on the list, please let me know. North Brothers Yankee braces, including the 2100, 2100A, 2101, and 2101A series. 8”, 10”, 12”. 14”. Example of 6” versions are rare but known. Whimble braces exist. North Brothers are better Quality than Stanley. North Brothers was acqu...

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Fun with Router Bits

322 days ago by Kean | 7 comments »

I’ve been buying my router bits from MLCS for years and never had a problem with one. Until today, that is. Received in the mail today a solid carbide pattern routing bit. Mounted it in the router table and started to do the finish work on the guide holes in the cheese press I’m building. All was going well, then the bit suddenly caught a little and made an odd noise. Slap the emergency stop, check the setup, can’t find anything wrong. Start it back up and continue working. ...

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Budget Friendly Router Table Fence

425 days ago by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 0 comments »

Finish off the simple built router table from last week with a table fence that cost just around $10.

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Get Glue off Whiteside Router Bit

557 days ago by rockinmichael | 3 comments »

My new 1.5 inch flush trim router bit from Whiteside Router bits was purchased with a generous amount of glue covering it (to prevent rust, and from cutting yourself). How might I get this glue off?

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Woodworker Chronicles #2: emBRACE the BOREdom

980 days ago by PurpLev | 4 comments »

I can’t put my finger on exactly what it is, but I am somewhat attracted to Brace bits… go figure. something about the shape and engineering of the tool really works for me I guess. My first introduction with the brace was way back in ….2009 (ok maybe not that long ago). I was sitting in a bar, and caught her in the corner of my eye. there was something about her…. oh wait… wrong movie… OK – swap reel… I was dropping the trash at the transfer...

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"Fold up" ironing board (reverse engineering) #2: Building a functional mock up

1419 days ago by jeff_wenz | 0 comments »

So I know I need to work out the sliding mechanism. 3 goals here: 1. Make sure the components fit into the space I’m allocating for it.2. Ensure all the pieces work and it is easy to slide up and down.3. Make sure the ironing board is level in the down position. Here are all the components (minus the door which I will build as part of the Murphy bed complex). I built a wall (16” stud mockup) and starting assembling the pieces I had cut from my measurements in post #1...

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Cabinet Making #3: Making Drawers

1488 days ago by Tim Dorcas | 4 comments »

Up to now, things were relatively easy. Now the actual work was going to start. To make the drawers, I decided to use Poplar. However, I did something I would now change. I purchased 4/4 of the stuff with the idea that I would resaw in half on my bandsaw. In retrospect, I should have purchased 8/4 and cut it into thirds. After resawing, planing and sanding, the boards were much thinner than I had hoped. The next decision was how to construct the drawers themselves. I have an Akeda Dovetai...

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Arts & Crafts Dining Room Set #15: He's Got Legs...

1631 days ago by CaptainSkully | 12 comments »

Today, I bit the bullet and tried out my 45 degree lock-miter bit to make the four-sided quarter-sawn white oak 4” x 4” legs. I outsmarted myself by trimming the edges at 45 degrees. Unbeknownst to me, the router bit needs all the meat it can grab to make the “tongues”. As a result, I have very little “lock” in my lock-miter. I have just enough to register the corner, but I’ve lost about half of my glue surface. Sigh… The good news is that...

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