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Slight Upgrade for My Shop Built Bar Clamp

03-06-2015 08:46 PM by Dave Rutan | 3 comments »

A few years ago I built a bunch of bar clamps for my shop. The original post can be seen here [link] While they work adequately and I use them, I’ve always been a little dissatisfied with the movable stop (second picture above.) When edge gluing, they tend to force the wood up off the bar of the clamp. Also setting up for the glue up is a bit time consuming with having to unscrew the eye bolt and find the right hole and such. So Today my old clamps got noticed again, so I de...

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Picture frame profiles

04-13-2011 05:53 AM by devann | 7 comments »

I was checking out some picture frames that spunwood has on the site and ask to see some profiles. My request was granted so now it’s my turn. I went out to the shop and took these pictures. Hope that this helps those of us that don’t have molding cutters see another way to do it. This one is weathered cedar and a piece of redwood cut with a cove bit on the routertable and a piece of longleaf pine with a rabbet cut making the inside of the frame. Here I used ipe with sedona ...

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My Laguna Whirligig / Whirligig Wars Contest

07-19-2012 07:26 AM by WoodJediNTraining | 2 comments »

Well guys after 2 days I finished my first whirligig ” Man cutting wood with a Laguna Bandsaw. If you would like to be part of the Whirligig Wars Woodworking Contest. Visit A Simple Design of Ocala for more information or check out my blog entry “Whirligig Wars Project contest” here on Lumberjocks to watch the video.. Hosted by Steve Ramsey of woodworking for mere mortals and Myself with prizes from Laguna Tools, Woodworkers Guild of America, Rockler Woodworking, Steve R...

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Works for me #4: Horizontal Pipe Clamp Rack

02-21-2010 10:53 PM by Dave Owen | 14 comments »

When you need pipe clamps, they’re great, and they need to be handy – but when you need them only occasionally, they can really get in the way! Hanging them vertically works well provided you have a vertical space available. Unfortunately, I didn’t, so yesterday’s project was a horizontal rack hung near the ceiling. The rack’s not elegant, and it’s certainly not pretty – but then neither are pipe clamps. The main thing is – it works! ...

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Evolution of my router planer #6: Version 2.0

07-28-2011 05:31 AM by TZH | 2 comments »

A long time ago, I said I would post a blog entry showing how I plane really big pieces using my router planer. Well, here goes. I started out with some really big cottonwood rounds (that’s my son in the first photo): I cut them into 5” to 6” thick slabs and had to figure out a way to plane them down to 3” to 4” thick to use as table tops for TV stands and coffee tables. That’s when I came up with the Big Boy Router Planer below: I just hap...

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One blow of a mallet

04-23-2012 11:47 AM by Chris Campbell | 20 comments »

turned this: into this: a close-up of the damage: So, I really like using the iron hold-down clamps that go into dog holes on my workbench. I almost always tap them in a few times to get a good hold. This time, however, I got lazy. I was holding down a piece of wood on the workbench to cut, and put this in the dog hole. I decided to, instead of my usual practice, just give it one good solid smack to set it. It quietly and neatly snapped right in two! Is this s...

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Old Clamps #4: Old Wooden C-Clamps

06-01-2013 10:29 AM by Dave Rutan | 3 comments »

These are a few examples of old clamps I found on a popular auction site. Until I got into woodworking I didn’t know that C-Clamps could be made out of wood. These two antique examples look very much like those made by at least two YouTubers I’m familiar with. Something worth trying. Notice the brace inside the throat.

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Make a First Aid Cabinet For the Workshop

05-03-2013 06:39 PM by WoodJediNTraining | 5 comments »

When a viewer sent me a comment asking if I could make a First Aid Cabinet for the workshop, I thought to myself. “Yea what a perfect project to do”, because I am setting up the new shop, and it was the one thing missing. The First aid Cabinet was made almost entirely out of Pallet Wood. Oh yea! my first Pallet Project! http://www.asimpledesignofocala.com – Websitehttp://www.ufoww.com – The United Federation of Woodworkers Member Sitehttp://www.twitter...

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Shop Updates #5: Router Table - Dust Collection

07-01-2008 02:14 AM by teenagewoodworker | 10 comments »

to make my routing work environment more enjoyable i added a few different dust collection systems to my router table. as well as showing the fence that i made for it. first I’ll start off with the fence. it has a 2” opening that goes up high about 3 1/2” to allow for higher bits. so the fence is about 6 inches high for maximum support. and about 2 inches longer than the router table on both sides for maximum work piece support on both the infeed and outfeed sides. so here i...

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Creating Wood Inlay Bandings...A Step by Step Process #6: Learn how to make Wood Inlay Bandings

05-01-2012 12:00 AM by Bob Simmons | 18 comments »

Taken from original article…Learn how to make Wood Inlay Bandings Visit…TheApprenticeandTheJourneyman.com Learn more, Experience more!

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