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A tool for clamping a wide variety of joints

1017 days ago by davesblokkz | 8 comments »

When working on my various woodworking projects I found times that I had to glue odd joints and really didn’t have the clamps I needed. The solution to the problem was the development of a clamping block that simplified clamping these uncommon joints. The Universal Clamping Block tool will let you clamp the usual miters and and frames but will also facilitate the clamping of a great variety of other joints that occur in woodworking projects that present special clamping problems. ...

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Hand Tools: Thrift Stores, Hock Shops and Garage Sale acquisitions #1: Clamps and Pliers

1197 days ago by Lee Barker | 4 comments »

Used tools: Often a great bargain, occasionally a spectacular bargain, sometimes a puzzle, rarely but delightfully a chance to acquire something with soul and a story to go along with it. Clamps are certainly about the least glamorous of all our toys, er, tools. But you can’t have enough, as the adage goes, and because they don’t make noise or sawdust or plug in, they don’t have much emotional draw. I’ve managed to bridge that and make it a passion to find an...

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Templates #4: Google Sketchup Designs (clamps)

1205 days ago by dakremer | 2 comments »

Hey guys. Just fooling around tonight. Found this Clamp here on Lumberjocks. Thought I’d make a Google Sketchup file for it. Anyone need any Google Sketchup Designs just let me know and I’ll see if I can help you! (if you want the file for this clamp, just PM me and I’ll send it to you through email) Make sure to check out the other blogs in this series – if there are any templates you can’t seem to figure out how to draw (on the compu...

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toolgloat #5: with a little luck....with a little luck.....

1256 days ago by Dennisgrosen | 37 comments »

... with a little luck….with a little luck…..and some help from my sister, handtools ..... I have over the year always talked about how great and fantastic possibillity it is for you to have acces to fleamarkets and other places where it is possible to buy good used beautyfull handtoolsmore or less rusty but with a little albowe grease and knowledge is going to bee great users again I have envy you alot when I have seen your toolgloats witch has cost mee many green bulbs and...

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!!!!!!Clamps!!!!!!!!

1258 days ago by alexis221woodworks | 5 comments »

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Grandma's Picture Frame #1: Thinking through the Design & Dimensions

1269 days ago by spunwood | 1 comment »

My mother suggested that I make a picture frame for my grandmother’s 100th birthday. The party is in march, and the four of us (Stephanie, Beatrice, Elijah, and I) will be flying to New York. I looked online for table saw frames because I do not have much skil with or many bits for a router, and no router table. What I found was: http://americanwoodworker.com/blogs/projects/archive/2009/12/04/tablesaw-picture-frame.aspx This is a lovely and classic frame. The wood is beaut...

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Contemporary Cross project #3: Initial cuts of interior parts

1341 days ago by kevinw | 0 comments »

We are now ready to begin sawing out our components. By hot gluing the two boards together this allows us to cut two identical pieces of each part so that they will fit properly. Note that I am only sawing out the interior shapes of the cross at this point. This will allow me to have better control when re-gluing. Here the vertical piece has been cut out. Keep in mind that you must get the best cut possible. Be sure your blade is narrow enough that it can saw the curves without backing up ...

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Hallway seat with drawer storage

1418 days ago by jsquared | 2 comments »

I have undertaken my first solo project without having someone around watching that knows more about making stuff than me – the garage was empty except for me. My wife had requested, about 1 year ago, that I make this bench for the hallway leading to the laundry room that would be a place where we can sit, take off our shoes and have a place to store them. Since I was slow to act, she bought a wicker basket that shoes get thrown in. Finally, I started on this project over Labor day week...

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Torque Work Centre #3: Cutting Slots

1549 days ago by Kent Shepherd | 9 comments »

Here is another great use for the Torque Work Centre. I am frequently needing to slot pieces for various jigs I have built. Up until now I have been using the router sled I posted some time ago. That worked very well, and was safe to use, even on small parts. The Torque Work Centre does the same thing, but the set up and ease of use is much better and faster. Here I’m slotting pieces for wooden clamps like these I posted recently as a project.This is the set up for the flip stops to ...

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006: pallet wood cutting board #2: cuts and glue-ups

1585 days ago by Gary Fixler | 3 comments »

I’ve renamed my 5 preexisting project series from “project: whatever” to “00n: whatever” where n is the number of the set of posts in order. E.g. instead of “project: a rolling base for my planer,” that was the second project series I made, so now it’s “002: a rolling base for my planer.” The projects were starting to scatter in my series list, and I’d have a few series listed at the top in the drop-down for new posts, then an ...

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