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Life as an Amateur Woodworker #14: Table Saw Taper Jig

12-17-2013 02:12 AM by PhilBello | 1 comment »

When it came to making wooden wedges, my efforts were always hit and miss, however because hopefully, in the New Year sometime, we will finally be in the position to buy our own place, and one that needs a bit of work, I thought I had better start getting prepared. One of the things I will need, will be shims for putting in door frames, I have to be honest when it comes to finding tools or accessories you need, here in Colombia, it is very hit and miss. The reason I keep being given is,...

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The Harbor Freight Experiment Series #2: Not enough clamps!

12-15-2013 08:10 PM by paxorion | 1 comment »

For part 2 of my series, I want to share how I tackled the problem of “not enough clamps!” early on in my woodworking adventure. When we a lot of something and at a very cheap price, there’s no better option (according to capitalism) than to outsource it. The first time I walked into a Harbor Freight, it was actually completely by chance when my wife was at Jo-Ann. I remember looking at the section housing all of the clamps and thought “why in the world would anyo...

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Education and torment #1: Canary wood Box

12-15-2013 06:36 PM by GeneR | 0 comments »

The box is 4” square and made from canary wood and walnut, with a birdseye maple and walnut top. This started as an idea for the wifes Christmas present and grew to a little monster. I first decided on the box size being determined buy the length and thickness of the piece of canary wood. the piece was about 28 in long 4 1/2” wide and 1/2” thick so 4” square gave me some screw up room. At this time I figured I would use a 1/4” piece of plywood for the bo...

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Cutting Boards? How hard can it be??

12-04-2013 03:57 PM by bandit571 | 4 comments »

Let’s see, I had a couple scraps of Black Walnut sitting around the shop. Also had what was left from a Black Cherry floor joist ( From an old barn tear down) Both were being abused by every new-to-me handplane that came into the shop. Decided to try and make SOMETHING out of them, before they wound up as just a pile of shavings. Edges were planed square and ready for glue-ups. Didn’t have a way to make slimmer pieces, so I just used the scraps as is. Got a slab out o...

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Life as an Amateur Woodworker #12: Grinder Stand or Piece of Furniture?

11-30-2013 01:36 AM by PhilBello | 0 comments »

Having a shortage of bench space, I decided that I needed to create a space for the bench grinder, and not wanting to damage any walls in the apartment, I decided a dedicated Grinder Stand was called for, but not away floor storage space. After hunting for a while, I found what I was looking for on Woodstore.net it hardly reduced the floor space at all. To make this you only need half a sheet of 3/4” plywood, I used pine, as it was cheaper, and some scraps of birch ply for the top...

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Pochade Box in progress #3: Pallette, trim and oil

11-29-2013 06:42 AM by Jon1094 | 4 comments »

Yesterday I completed the combination pallete and wet canvase holder. It is constucted out of birch plywood with oak inserts for holding the wet canvases. The pallete is finished with two coats of BLO. It is shown out of the box with an inserted canvase and inside the box with the pallete in view. I trimmed the drawers with walnut and put two coats of Danish oil on the box. I’ll let the oil dry for three or four days and then finish with satin wipe on polyurethane. ...

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New Mobile Work Station #3: Dog Holes and Clamp slots

11-23-2013 11:50 PM by MT_Stringer | 6 comments »

With the weather krummy, I stayed indoors and worked on the table top. I laid out the dog holes and clamp slots. Then I drilled the holes with a 7/8 inch Forstner bit. For the clamping slots, I drilled each end with a 1 1/4 inch Forstner bit. Next I drew the lines in between the holes and cut out the slots with a jig saw leaving a little waste inside the line. All that is left is to set up my router with a straight edge and trim the slots to final size with a flush trim bit. Here are a few...

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Gun Showcase/Coffee Table #1: Gun showcase/Coffee Table

11-23-2013 05:14 PM by vpbarnwood | 1 comment »

Here is an idea for gun owners that don’t have a gun case or space for a wall gun case. That being said it is not just for guns, you can display just anything that will fit in the case, such as coins, knick knacks, precious mementos. The dimensions are 5’ by 2’ by 18” when it will be finished. There will also be a drawer under the showcase in the center of the table. The wood used is reclaimed barn wood from my barn.

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New Mobile Work Station #1: First Things First - The Plan

11-19-2013 08:00 PM by MT_Stringer | 4 comments »

Today I am going to start building a mobile workstation/cart or whatever you want to call it. No doubt mine will be similar to carts others have built, but customized to fit my needs. So, here are my ideas. The Plan Table use: I plan to use the table for things like: a sanding area surface for mounting the PC dovetail jig mount for the pocket hole jig area for clamping glue ups. other uses where work piece needs to be held in position via clamps. Construction Detail...

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Jet clamp deal online #1: Jet Parallel Clamp deal

11-18-2013 08:50 PM by Adpos | 7 comments »

I am new to woodworking starting to collect Parallel clamps to start gluing workbench top. Can someone please let me know when there is good deal on Jet Parallel clamp sets. I know there were old threads on this topic but since Black Friday is around the corner i am hoping some deals on it.Thanks youAP

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